Category Archives: Mashups

Mahed Library event planned for March 21st

The next DMU MashedLibrary event will take place on 21 March from 12-1PM in the Kimberlin Lecture Theatre. ‘#MashDMU’ events cover innovation in the library, so if you have something that you want to share or just want to find … Continue reading

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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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Will’s World Online Hack event

Will’s World is a registry that lets you discover the world of Shakespeare From  5-12 December 2012, Shakespeare enthusiasts and coding enthusiasts will work together to create a Shakespeare Registry of metadata of digital resources relating to Shakespeare – covering … Continue reading

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December meeting: Tuesday 4th

After a busy autumn term, #MashDMU returns in December!  The next meeting will be on Tuesday 4th December from 1-2pm (note later time) in the Kimberlin Lecture Theatre (KL00.11).  Further details of contributors will be posted on this blog nearer … Continue reading

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#MashDMU: informal learning in the library workplace

I mentioned, over on Eclectic E-stuff, that I was attending  Internet Librarian International 2012.  I spoke in track C202 – New skills, new learning, on the topic of Informal learning in the library workplace: the role of unconferences.   There was considerable … Continue reading

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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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September MashDMU meeting

The September MashDMU meeting took place on Monday 17th September when a select number of colleagues gathered. Lynne provided an overview of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group conference (CIG12) (reported in more detail on her blog). After the alphabet soup … 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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Linked Data for libraries video

A new 15-minute video (from OCLC) introduces the concepts and technology behind linked data, how it works and some benefits it brings to libraries:  Linked Data for Libraries Tweet

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Mashing up Olympic data

Slightly surprised that there have been no Olympics-related posts yet, given so many Library colleagues are following the Olympics at home and at breaktime; Mitchell even booked annual leave to watch them!  The Guardian notes Lessons to be learned from … Continue reading

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current awareness, concept mapping and usage statistics

This week’s #MashDMU meeting featured Phil talking about creating a current awareness newsletter using social media using Paper.li; Alison introducing a range of concept mapping apps;  and Mitchell leading an animated discussion on identifying  meaningful usage statistics for e-resources.  For further reading … Continue reading

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MashDMU meeting today

The July #MashDMU meeting will be in the Kimberlin Library Lecture Room (Lower Ground Floor) from 12-1 today (16 July).  Topic will include paper.li for current awareness, open source concept mapping tools and tools for usage statistics to help manage … Continue reading

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Mashing it up over summer 2012

Following a poll of some of the regular speakers, the following dates have been selected for informal Library Mashup meetings (#MashDMU) during the summer:  Mon 16 July 12-1pm Mon 13 Aug 12-1pm Mon 17 Sep 1-2pm  These will all take … Continue reading

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Managing Research Data Hack Day

DevCSI, together with the JISC Managing Research Data Programme and the JISC Orbital Project, organised a Managing Research Data hack event in Manchester in early May 2012.  The event was designed to bring together software developers, project managers, data librarians … 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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Library Mashup Meeting on 22nd March

Join us for an informal #MashDMU meeting in the Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor in the Kimberlin Library, on Thursday 22nd March from 12-1pm.   Feel free to bring your own lunch.  This blog will be updated as the topics of the day … 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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New resources via Phil Bradley

At today’s #MashDMU meeting, I presented a selection of resources included in a presentation given by Phil Bradley at Internet Librarian International 2011. The full presentation (with links to all the resources discussed), Phil’s latest discoveries, is available on Slideshare. … Continue reading

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Library Mashup Meeting on 4th Jan 2012

Join us for an informal #MashDMU meeting in the Kimberlin Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 4th January from 12-1pm.   A number of “regulars” will be there and topics may include developing an e-learning module, FOAF, usage statistics and/or e-books.  Or something … Continue reading

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Merry #ChrisMash

#ChrisMash was a half-day Mashed Libraries event held in London on Saturday 3rd December, organised by Gary Green & Richard Hawkins.  Although no DMU Library collegues were able to attend, the #ChrisMash blog documents what happened before, during and after … Continue reading

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Become Code-Literate with Codecademy

In Become Code-Literate with Codecademy, ProfHacker discusses Codecademy – a new interactive Web site that aims to make becoming conversant with the basics of programming painless. Tweet

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#MashDMU meeting on 19th September

Thes last MashDMU meeting before the autumn term took place on Monday 19th September.  A number of “regulars” were unable to attend but it was good to see new faces.  The topics this time were: Alison introduced ifttt (if this … Continue reading

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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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Next #MashDMU meeting: 1st August

The next lunchtime Mashed Library meeting will take place in the Kimberlin Library between 12-1pm on Monday 1st August in room 2.04.   We’re hoping for an update on DMU’s contribution to the JISC Library Impact Data Project and a discussion … 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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Article on linked data

The latest issue of Panlibus (the news magazine from Talis) contains an article on Linked Data in Libraries by Sarah Bartlett  – you will find the article on pp16-17 of the PDF version.  Discussing “What place for libraries in a … Continue reading

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May MashDMU meeting

The next #MashDMU meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 May in the Kimberlin Lecture Room. Tweet

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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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Topics for #MashDMU meeting on 29 March

#MashDMU meeting on Tuesday 29 March from 12-1pm (2.04, Kimberlin Library).  Discussions will include: Wallwisher our participation in  the Library Impact Data Project 25 barriers to web 2.0 implentation ..and how to avoid them (slides courtesy of Phil Bradley) Tweet

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Report from Pancakes and Mash

I was thinking about posting a blog report on the Pancakes and Mash meeting, but our former colleague Katie Fraser got there before me!  She has blogged about the event at: Pancakes and Mash: Exposing your data, institutional mashing and local … Continue reading

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#MashDMU meeting on 29 March

The next DMU lunchtime MashedLibrary meeting will be held from 12-1pm (aiming to start at 12.05pm and finish at 12.50pm) on Tuesday 29 March in Kimberlin 2.04. Please bring your own lunch. If you would like to attend, please inform … 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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“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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Background reading about MashedLibraries

MashedLibrary events are “unconference” style events that bring together “interested people [who are] doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology”. Want to find out more? See: UK MashedLibrary website: http://www.mashedlibrary.com/ MashedLibrary wiki: http://bit.ly/gQkd5B Library mashups : exploring new ways to … Continue reading

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In, Out, Shaking it about: Mashed Library Examples

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Mashing up the library

What happens if you get addresses from one place and maps from another? News from three or four sources and stick them together? Tables of Contents for journals with the journals A-Z? Is there an end to the possibilities once … Continue reading

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