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February 17, 2009

Publishing and the Ecology of European Research

February 17, 2009

Think I’ll keep an eye on this: ...

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The copyright iceberg

February 17, 2009

I have found that one of the characteristics of repository development and, well, life in general for that matter (repository development is like the travails of life in microcosm - discuss) is that, though you may be aware of the full gamut of issues (or think you are) they only become actually real when they ...

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February 12, 2009

Analysis backs open-access path for scholarly publishing

February 12, 2009

Not had much time to blog lately but the media seems to be paying attention to OA issues.  After last weeks Guardian article here’s one from Times Higher Education online: ...

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February 06, 2009

Digital Britain needs access to science journals, not YouTube

February 06, 2009

Pertinent article in the Guardian:        ...

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January 27, 2009

STILL adapting intraLibrary

January 27, 2009

The issues around adapting intraLibrary to adequately function as an Open Access repository of research are agonisingly documented on this blog (see ); there was an interesting and necessary discussion on the JISC-REPOSITORIES mailing list yesterday (though it’s still rumbling on) about the differences, if any, between ‘general repositories’ like EPrints and DSpace and specialised ...

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January 16, 2009

Nothing whatsover to do with repositories

January 16, 2009

Nothing like a satellite-eye view of our planet to put the earthbound world of repositories into perspective. Just the thing for a Friday afternoon as the end of the project draws ever closer… (click on the image for more)        ...

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January 15, 2009

Browser plug-ins/extensions

January 15, 2009

Browser plug-ins and extensions aren’t really something I’ve explored in any great depth - apart from del.icio.us - we’ve been thinking more about widgets. Could we perhaps think about how plug-ins/extensions could be used either as an alternative or to complement some of our other tools? Not sure yet if there is a social ...

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Zotero

January 15, 2009

Not sure how I missed this to be honest but just come accross Zotero which is a FireFox plug-in and billed as the next generation research tool that help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Yet to have a proper play with it but at first sight it but looks intuitive with ...

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January 06, 2009

Citation advantage as Holy Grail

January 06, 2009

Over Christmas, betwixt comedy reviews of the year, I have continued to mull over (no pun intended) the debate surrounding Open Access and the citation advantage as evinced in my pre-festive post and Phil Davis’ response to it.  Somewhat whimsical to be a proper academic and determined to stay off-line I have mulled (OK pun ...

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December 19, 2008

MrCute for Moodle

December 19, 2008

I really haven’t had chance to think about our VLE PowerLink which is languishing at the moment, with minimum functionality (ie. a lowly search box), on the X-stream (aka Blackboard Vista) development server.  Any sort of extensive development work really isn’t viable before the end of March or within the remit of the current project, ...

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