Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Heather Worlledge-Andrew

During the first three months of 2006 Glasgow University Library looked at the use of podcasting following a request from Joe Maguire, a final-year student who wanted to carry out a project to podcast a talk on how to gain entry to the building. The introduction of podcasting at Glasgow University has been a user-generated project developed with a user perspective from conception to end service.

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http://www.sconul.ac.uk/publications/newsletter/40/

Friday, November 9, 2007

JISC commissioned Chris Awre, University of Hull and Alma Swan, Key Perspectives Ltd to undertake a five-month scoping study to identify sustainable technical and organisational models to support user-oriented services across digital repositories. The study investigated four aspects: User requirements Roles and responsibilities Technical architecture Business models A key output from the study was a description of the range of services and functionality that would be required around repositories to facilitate their linkage and support user-oriented services. It is available to download on two parts: Linking UK repositories main report4 and an Appendix5.

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http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/Linking_UK_repositories_report.pdf

Friday, November 9, 2007

By Andrew Treloar, David Groenewegen, Cathrine Harboe-Ree

This article describes the work currently underway at Monash University to rethink the role of repositories in supporting data management. It first describes the context within which the work has taken place and some of the local factors that have contributed to the inception and continuation of this work. It then introduces the idea of a Data Curation Continuum and describes the various continua that might be applicable in a repository data management context. The article then discusses some of the implications of this approach, before reviewing related work.

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http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september07/treloar/09treloar.html

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Conference Proceedings from this interesting and challenging conference are now available.

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http://lib.kth.se/iatul2007/

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