Tag Archives: Social Media

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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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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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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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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Revisiting Lanyrd

Lanyrd – the social conference directory – was introduced by Mitchell  at the very first #MashDMU meeting. I have been using it quite a lot recently, so I thought it was worth posting a reminder. Lanyrd enables you to: Identify … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Be a publisher… daily! – with Paper.li

Back in February Phil demonstrated Paper.li at a #MashDMU meeting – his DigitalPreservation Daily is an excellent example of this tool which enables you to create a customised newspaper, which is compiled automatically using content from a range of sources you select. … Continue reading

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Twitter becomes new frontier for data analytics

Research into measuring the influence of tweets has led to speculation about the use of tweet data analysis to predict the future.  In an article entitled Can watching Twitter trends help predict the future?, Mathew Ingram reports on analysts’ efforts to … Continue reading

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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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Topics for #MashDMU meeting on 17 May

The next #MashDMU meeting on Tuesday 17 May from 12-1pm in the Kimberlin Lecture Room).  Mitchell hopes to share more web 2.0 and mashup ideas gleaned from the 2011 UKSG Conference; Phil will provide an update on the data gathering … Continue reading

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Think Before You Tweet (or Blog or Update a Status)

In Think Before You Tweet (or Blog or Update a Status), Billie Hara provides a useful reminder that “there are some negative aspects to online presences.  It’s important to recognize that whatever we write online is for public consumption, that … Continue reading

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