Category Archives: DMU

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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Codeacademy

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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Reflections on Library Camp UK 2011…

On Saturday 8th Oct 2011, I made my way to Birmingham’s Maple House for Library Camp UK. I had luckily secured a ticket to the event during the summer of 2011 during a casual night’s ‘tweeting’ (if you follow me … Continue reading

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Google Plus (G+)

Over the past few weeks, another social network site has appeared on the horizon – namely in the form of Google Plus (abbreviated to G+). To be honest, I didn’t pay much attention at first to news of the G+ … Continue reading

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Are the digital natives getting restless? Reflections on the 2011 UKSG Conference

Last week I was fortunate enough to represent DMU Library Services at an annual UKSG Conference for the third time. This year’s event was held ‘oop North’ in Harrogate, a beautiful setting for a conference which I still believe to … Continue reading

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