The copyright and licencing minefield

I currently have a research project for work related to copyright and licencing for digital repositories. Essentially, what do we need to know at MPOW to make sure we keep up with industry best practice and best meet the needs of those depositing to our repositories? I’ve been working on this on and off since…

Data management is exciting!

Trust me. No, this is a reflection of the level of enthusiasm we were asked to have as part of our data management subject at Uni this semester. Our first assignment was to write a press release explaining research data management to the general public in a way that wouldn’t send them straight to sleep.…

Data management, open access and more

I seem to remember promising some sort of #newjob update. As I’ve now been there nearly 2 months (time flies!) it’s a good time to stop and think about what I’ve learned and what I’m doing. I’m reading and reading and reading about research data management, funding body requirements, data management planning and data citation…

Coding. Or not.

OK. So the ‘thing’ for 2012 seems to be coding. Everybody is either doing it, or urging others to do it, or writing, blogging or tweeting about doing it. Roy Tennant over at Digital Shift says all library professionals need to at least understand coding & urges us to try out Codeacademy’s Code Year initiative.…

Reflection and evaluation

This post is my final entry for the Social Media subject for my Masters and is designed to both evaluate and reflect on my learning throughout the semester. As library and information professionals there is no doubt that web 2.0 technologies and social media tools are useful professional development tools and allow us to find…

Our online identity

In June, I blogged about the issues of online privacy and security and I’m revisiting that a bit in the context of online identities. The places you can find me online are outlined in a post here but the issue of online identity is a bit more complex than just a list of social media…

Information policy

The video Did you know 4.0 highlights a number of trends in the way we use information that have implications for policy development within the library and information sector. Some of the shifts and trends identified in this video include: a significant (and climbing) increase in the use of mobile devices the increase in digital…