Monthly Archives: February 2012

Publisher subscription/reference numbers

I have blogged about the effects (problems?) of publisher subscription/reference numbers on authentication systems like DMU Library’s Single Sign On process. The blog post can be found here. Mitchell Tweet

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Library website user testing

Last Monday I spoke at #MashDMU on the user testing I led on the University of Leicester’s Library website, looking at its usability, navigation and use of terminology. A blog post on the studies is now up at http://uollibraryblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/user-testing/. Tweet

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Zite

In the January #MashDMU meeting I mentioned the news service, Zite.  Zite is discussed in more detail in a ProfHackercolumn (one of my favourite academic tech news sources).  In Meet Zite: an iOS News Reader, Erin E. Templeton provides an … Continue reading

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#MashedLibrary talk on ‘Electronic Journal Usage statistics and the OpenAthens LA effect’.

Phil has blogged about my talk on Monday’s Mashed Library session. He looked at usage statistics for Single Sign On logins and whether this translated into increased downloads from electronic jourtnal sites. You can read the post: ‘Electronic Journal Usage … Continue reading

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Twit Amore

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Twit Amore http://twitamore.com/ – a tool to help you identify true love from your Twitter interactions…. Or maybe not! It is less a case of “Who do you love on Twitter?” and more “Who … Continue reading

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Libraries and Pinterest

I talked briefly about Libraries and Pinterest at today’s #MashDMU meeting.  There are links over at my Eclecltic E-stuff blog.  We all had concerns about the copyright implications, given how easy it is to share images.  Are any UK academic … Continue reading

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Libcatcode: Cataloging and coding under one site

Libcatcode  is “a Question & Answer site for coding cataloguers, cataloguing coders, librarians and shambrarians”. The site was created in January 2012, when #catcode took off with over 100 people signing up in a couple of days, and the idea … Continue reading

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Library Mashup Meeting on 3th Feb 2012

Join us for an informal #MashDMU meeting in room 2.04 in the Kimberlin Library on Monday 13 February from 12-1pm.   Feel free to bring your own lunch. Topics are likely to include developing the e-learning research module at DMU and usability studies at the … Continue reading

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Mashing up maps

@Fulup has been blogging about Google Maps mashup ideas using Flickr.  There are a large number of map-related mashup ideas floating round cyberspace. For example mapsmashup: the world’s maps mashups mashed up on a map, and the #uksnow Map, which searches … Continue reading

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