Month: March 2013

Europeana 1914-18 Crowdsourcing project The British Library is digitising 10,00o items (up to 250,00 digital images) of a wide range of material related to the First World War. Digitised content will be available through the Europeana portal as well as through the British Library website. This will form the Library’s contribution to the Europeana  Collections 1914-18. Roadshows have…Continue Reading Europeana 1914-18 Crowdsourcing project

UK Web archive from the British Library

UK Web Archive I recently attended a Digital Scholarship workshop at the British Library. One thing that was discussed was the challenges of preserving access to digital content such as websites which may be short term or disappear without being captured eg an election website. In an attempt to address this, since 2004,  thousands of…Continue Reading UK Web archive from the British Library

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

MOOCs are  Massive Open Online Courses.  There  has been access to free online courses on the Internet for many  years but the quality and quantity of courses has changed. This has changed the face of education as students can now do free courses at prestigious universities. In The New York Times article Instruction for Masses Knocked…Continue Reading MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

Social bookmarks

I’m collating some social bookmarks for researchers, these can be found in the Useful websites tab at the top of the blog home page and ones so far are below. See Diigo researcher blogs and website bookmarks at: Reference management bookmarks at: Social bookmarking bookmarks at: Open Educational Resources (OERs) Bibliometrics…Continue Reading Social bookmarks

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources as they may have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organisation that chooses to retain few,…Continue Reading Open Educational Resources (OERs)


So everyone seems to be using Evernote so I thought I would give it a try. With Evernote, you can organise your notes, web clips, files and images and it is synchronisable so they are made available on every device and computer you use. As a researcher, one thing you need to be is organised….Continue Reading Evernote


See the new Altmetrics Library guide at: In today’s digital world, researchers share materials online, and the wider public can engage with research outputs via a variety of different media such as twitter, blogs, news reports etc. Often this means impact can be seen more quickly, with research having a broader outreachoutreach Altmetrics aims…Continue Reading Altmetrics

Keeping up to date: RSS feeds

What Are RSS feeds? Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format used for content distribution and syndication. Subscribing to RSS feeds allows you to receive custom, up-to-date information from your favourite online content sources without having to regularly check the site for updates. How to Access RSS feeds You can view RSS feeds using…Continue Reading Keeping up to date: RSS feeds

Researcher Development Day 16 April 2013

A one day conference specifically for research students and early career researchers to learn about various aspects of research from senior academic staff. The second of this years’ Researchers’ Development Days will take place on Tuesday 16th April 2013. The theme for this day will be: What to do with your data and findings The…Continue Reading Researcher Development Day 16 April 2013