Posted on June 17th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
Here are ten of the best practical library tech blogs that I follow. They’re all about technology (ish), but they’re not geeky or inaccessible. Most but not all, are written by people in of UK Higher Education libraries. In case you want to subscribe to them en masse, I’ve bundled them up into an OPML file which you should be able to import into a feed reader (e.g. Google Reader).
Q. Have you got a good library technology blog? Care to share?
- Copac Developments
What’s happening behind the scenes at Copac
- Electronic Resources Blog
Library Services, University of Huddersfield
eLibrary team, Birmingham City University
- Fulup’s blog
A librarian at De Montfort University
- Musings around librarianship
Aaron Tay, a librarian at the National University of Singapore
- NewT Bham – where technology and libraries meet
New Technologies Group at the University of Birmingham Library
- Phil Bradley’s Weblog
Internet consultant and (2011) CILIP Vice-president
- ResourceShelf ResourceBlog
“We find the sources; you get the credit!“
- “Self-plagiarism is style” – Dave Pattern’s blog
Library Systems Manager at the University of Huddersfield
- UoL Library Blog – develop, debate, innovate
University of Leicester
Posted on November 2nd, 2010 by Paul Stainthorp
I recently chaired the first meeting of a new ‘Library Innovation Group’ for the University.
Here are its terms of reference.
We’re hoping that this new group will be a bit more lively than its predecessor (which had got a bit stale and reactive through overfamiliarity, and which wasn’t very accountable to users or even to other Library staff).
We’re intending, rather than receiving long, dry reports from the various Library systems projects, to use the meetings of the new group to brainstorm problems that are affecting our users, to propose solutions and kickstart development and corrective work, and to keep abreast of the changing technological base of the University. We’ll also blog the activities of the group, which is something that didn’t really happen in the past.
Posted on October 1st, 2010 by Paul Stainthorp
This is the first in a planned series of short articles on useful technologies for academic libraries. QR codes (“Quick Response” codes) are two-dimensional, black-and-white, square barcodes that can be used around the library to provide users with links to additional information about resources and services.
View this item on the University Repository: http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/3409/
N.B. I’ve put an embargo on this item, which will lift after the article is published in SCONUL Focus.