Author Archives: Mitchell Dunkley

About Mitchell Dunkley

I work in the Content Delivery Team at De Montfort University Library. I manage DMU Library's e-resources portfolio and I am involved in library systems admin, collating resource usage statistics and troubleshooting. All comments are my own.

DMU Library Online 2012

I blogged in July 2012 ago about attending a DMU in-house introductory training course on project management. I was keen to start to apply some of the knowledge gained from this course, so began to think how I could integrate … Continue reading

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Online library resources: usability & user interaction

I recently read Bohyun Kim’s interesting blog on research “flow” and serendipity in digital library collections, and a number of Bohyun’s comments immediately struck a chord with me. I have previously blogged about some of the challenges which can arise … Continue reading

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Twitter is a mine of information and data. It is sometimes difficult to keep up-to-date with the constant stream of blog posts, articles, videos and images posted by people I follow (my Twitter “favourites” list is growing all the time as … Continue reading

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London 2012 – An Olympics To Remember…

Just about to sit down in front of the TV and watch the London 2012 closing ceremony celebrations in the fantastic Olympic Stadium. Wow, what a great, emotional and, at times, breathless games – especially if you are a Team … Continue reading

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Introduction to project management

In July 2012, I attended a DMU in-house training workshop titled “Introduction to Project Management”. The workshop set out to define the important features to think about when planning and scheduling projects (whether in a research, commercial or strategic content), … Continue reading

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DMU Library – Discovery Systems Analysis

DMU Library has begun to explore the potential implementation of a “Discovery System”. A Discovery System is software which “ideally” joins together different silos of library content & information (library catalogue, eJournals A-Z List/link resolver software, institutional repository etc) & allow … Continue reading

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eResources “de-tech-tive” work – supporting library staff

After my recent blog post on library eResources troubleshooting, the DMU Library Content Delivery (CD) team decided it would dig a little deeper and brainstorm what types of eResources problems library staff are facing on a day-to-day basis. As mentioned in … Continue reading

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Some further thoughts on library eResources admin & troubleshooting…

(Otherwise known as “the challenges libraries face in meeting ‘managing’ student expectations with regards the delivery of online resources in light of a changing fees-based sector and multiple paths to content”!!) A few weeks ago I blogged about the potential … Continue reading

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Publisher subscription/reference numbers

DMU Library & Learning Services moved to a new form of access management with regards its online resources and electronic journals in the summer of 2011. This service is commonly known as Single Sign On and replaced the former authentication … Continue reading

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Over the 2011 Christmas holiday, I noticed a fellow tweeter had posted information about a computer-coding project called Code Year. Code Year was attempting to get people to sign up to their online service at the start of 2012, in … Continue reading

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