Author Archives: Mitchell Dunkley

About Mitchell Dunkley

I work in the Content Delivery Team at De Montfort University Library. I manage DMU Library's e-resources portfolio and I am involved in library systems admin, collating resource usage statistics and troubleshooting. All comments are my own.

Library Online Resources Troubleshooting LibGuide / Blog Post

The DMU Library Content Delivery Team have created a new online resources troubleshooting LibGuide for library staff to consult when dealing with resource access problems. The LibGuide URL is http://libguides.library.dmu.ac.uk/content.php?pid=419498. I have also blogged about creating the LibGuide at the … Continue reading

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The A to Z of Social Media for Academia

The following post may be of interest for those staff interested in social media. Professor Andy Miah has created an A to Z list of social media sites and tools that might be of use and value for academic and … Continue reading

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DMU Library Online 2012 – Blog Post

I have recently blogged about my experiences of helping to organise DMU Library Online 2012. You can find the blog post here. Tweet

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New blog post on online library resources…

I have recently written a short blog post on the usability of online library resources. You can read the blog post here. I blogged after reading a very interesting online post by Bohyun Kim on research “flow” and serendipity in … Continue reading

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M-libraries – Which Content Providers Are Utilising Mobile Technologies?

New post by M-libraries support project which gives a great overview of which content providers are actively using mobile technologies to support library users. Please see the post here. Tweet

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LOCKSS Update & Workflowy Blog Posts

Following discussion about the eJournal preservation service LOCKSS and Workflowy at Monday’s (13th Aug) DMU Library Mashup session, the following blog posts may be of interest for further information and guidance: LOCKSS update Workflowy demo Tweet

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Library Mashup Meeting – Mon 13th Aug 2012

The next informal DMU Library Mashup meeting (#MashDMU) will be taking place in the Kimberlin Library Lecture Theatre (Lower Ground Floor) on Mon 13th August 2012 between 12-1. Topics will include an update on the eJournal preservation service LOCKSS, overview … Continue reading

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Discovery Systems Analysis

I have written a new blog on the progress of COMPI’s evaluation of Discovery Systems. This may well be something of interest to raise at a future #MashDMU lunchtime event. Tweet

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eResources troubleshooting – supporting library staff

Following on from my presentation on eResources problems diagnosis and troubleshooting at last week’s Mashed Library session, I have blogged on the Content Delivery Team’s proposal to create some kind of guide/flowchart/FAQs to support DMU Library staff. The new blog … Continue reading

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New blog post on eResources admin & troubleshooting

I have written a new blog post with some personal thoughts on library eResources admin and troubleshooting. The blog post is here. I may talk about some of the issues at next week’s MashDMU session (Mar 22nd) – be good … Continue reading

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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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Codeacademy

I have blogged about initial sign up to Code Year/Codeacademy – please click here to view my post. Tweet

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Library Camp UK 2011

I have blogged about my recent attendance at Library Camp UK 2011. You can access the blog post here. Tweet

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Google Plus Blog Post

I have recently blogged about Google’s new social networking site, Google Plus (or G+ for short). You can read my blog post at the following URL. Update Mon 1st Aug 2011: More Google+ links below. – Mashable Google+: The Complete … Continue reading

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UKSG Links

Links you may find useful from my #MashDMU presentation yesterday: My personal UKSG 2011 Conference blog post UKSG LiveSerials blog Andy Powell’s “Open, Social & Linked” presentation Institutional Repository Search (IRS) Tool from MIMAS Eduserv eBook Finder Tool Tony Hirst’s … Continue reading

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“Just Do IT Yourself” – UKSG Breakout Session

Tony Hirst hosted a breakout session at UKSG 2011, entitled ‘Just Do IT Yourself’ – the workshop aimed to provide tricks and tips for “non-coders”, “shambrarians” and “undevelopers”. Tony’s slides can be found here – http://blog.ouseful.info/2011/04/04/just-do-it-yourself-my-uksg-presentation/. Tony is also on … Continue reading

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Wallwisher Demo

The Wallwisher ‘wall’ I created for Tuesday’s (29th March) MashDMU workshop is available to view at the following URL – http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/mitchley. You do not have to have a Wallwisher account to post to the wall – you cannot move or … Continue reading

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2010 UKSG/NASIG Conferences – Reflections

I made some references during MashDMU to themes & issues raised at the 2010 UKSG/NASIG Annual Conferences. If you want to read my report on my visit to both events, please check the following link – http://bit.ly/eS9prv. Tweet

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“Making Library Data Work Harder”

Dave Pattern gave a talk at “Mash Oop North!” (July 2009) highlighting a University of Huddersfield project to find potential links between library data and degree awards. Graham Stone updated with a breakout session at the 2010 UKSG Conference in … Continue reading

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“Sixty Minutes to Save Libraries”

http://bit.ly/f59lIV (Mash & Mashibility, Oct 2010) In light of the imminent HE sector cuts, Brian Kelly (UKOLN) invited participants to identify ways in which evidence could be collated to demonstrate the impact and value of libraries and library services. Please see link … Continue reading

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