Data is the new black

If you work in academic libraries sooner or later you are going to come across the issue of research data management. Increasingly, we are also working in an e-research space where everything from finding journal articles for a literature review through to making a copy of the finished work available in an institutional repository happens…

I’m a guest!

My post for today appears over at ALIA Sydney’s blog. It’s the first time I’ve been a ‘guest blogger’ and I used the opportunity to shamelessly recruit for the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) of which I’m currently chair. Pop over and have a read. Please?

A tree or three

Last week’s Friday photos theme was trees. I managed to get a photo up into the group for the first time in a few weeks – it was this one, called ‘Digital Wattle’ from my trip into town to the Vivid festival. As always happens when the Friday photos theme goes up, I have other…

The BlogJune community

One of the challenges of participating in #blogjune (apart from the obvious one of having to come up with something to say every single day) is getting around to other people’s blogs and reading and commenting on the posts. I am a firm believer that since this is a blog challenge, if I agree or…

Abstractedly writing

I’m distracted. I’m co-writing an abstract for a conference. It’s the first one I’ve done so it’s a learning experience. I’m one of those people who usually has trouble getting up to the word limit in an essay because I’d rather say it in one sentence ┬áthan 3. This is not necessarily an attribute of…

Libraries and the digital humanities

During the digital humanities conference I attended in Canberra in March, it struck me as odd that there wasn’t more library presence – both as presenters and delegates. In casual conversation at morning tea on the final day, ┬áProfessor John Unsworth of Brandeis University in the USA (one of the keynote speakers at the conference…