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Month: April 2013

Scoop It

I have just started using Scoop It today and I must admit I have started scooping sites and I am liking it, see http://www.scoop.it/u/diane-louise-bell Scoop It is a tool for curating websites and content, you can create folders on different topics and bookmark different resources there. It has a really nice, smart interface and looks…

Networking for researchers

Everyone has a network, small or large even if we don’t realise it.  This may be: researchers, academics, supervisors, professional support staff, previous colleagues, people from conferences and special interest groups, social contacts. Networking,  although not always a comfortable activity can be productive and useful for researchers and lead to new opportunities. Networking can: Lead…

Developing an online identity with social media

Everyone to a greater or lesser extent has an online identity or digital presence. Try doing a Google search for yourself or your colleagues and see what yours is.  We can influence our digital presence by using certain social media tools. See our useful Social media guide at: http://libguides.city.ac.uk/content.php?pid=237130&sid=1959108 Twitter  is useful for  current awareness…

100 websites: Capturing the digital universe

“Websites  don’t last forever. Formats change, whole sites disappear and, once lost,  digital content is irretrievable. But from  the 6 April 2013, this will change as the British Library, the National Library  of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge  University Library and Trinity College Dublin, gain powers to archive the entire  UK …

SUNCAT – Serials Union CATalogue for the UK research community

SUNCAT – Serials Union CATalogue for the UK research community We are delighted to welcome City University London as a new SUNCAT contributing library.  This addition brings the total number of contributing libraries to 90, plus the CONSER database, the ISSN register and the Directory of Open Access Journals. City University London is focused on…