Tag Archives: Web 2.0

Demo of Mendeley at the IOE

The following message has been circulated, but in case you’ve missed it, here it is again: John Jardin and Simon Litt from Swets, who represent Mendeley Institutional in the UK, will come and give us a demo of this software … Continue reading

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Google Apps for Education: demo in the Library for PhD students & staff

One of our DEdInt (PhD) students has agreed, at very short notice,  to demonstrate Google Apps for Education to us (and to some of his cohort).  Rab recently won the Apple Distinguished Educator’s Award for Japan and is a expert … Continue reading

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Twitter for researchers (updated)

This Friday, on the ‘Information and Literature Searching’ course, we will be discussing ways in which the micro-blogging site Twitter can help PhD students keep abreast of research in their area.  It is for this reason that the blog post … Continue reading

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Social media use at the IOE Library – a case study

Web 2.0/social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, this blog!) has received much interest in the world of academic libraries, both as a means for promoting library services, but also as a way of helping students with their studies. I’m currently … Continue reading

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Twitter for researchers

This Friday, on the ‘Information and Literature Searching’ course, we will be discussing ways in which the micro-blogging site Twitter can help PhD students keep abreast of research in their area.  It is for this reason that the blog post … Continue reading

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Social Media Week

I’ve learned from Twitter that this week is Social Media Week . A story I’ve been following with interest concerns the gender imbalance in Wikipedia and it set me thinking about the balance in traditionally published encyclopedias and other reference books. … Continue reading

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Social Science Space

Social Science Space is a new social networking space for social scientists. Created by Sage in association with  the Academy of Social Sciences, ALISS, the  British Sociological Association, Manchester eResearch Centre and the Social Research Association, the site provides “a space … Continue reading

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Digital Researcher

The news about delicious is a reminder about the experimental, and therefore sometimes precarious, nature of Web 2.0 technologies, but their use in research is becoming much more mainstream. The British Library and Vitae are running a free event on February 14th. Aimed at research … Continue reading

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Social bookmarking

Over the last two or three years I’ve told lots of people about delicious and how useful it is for keeping track of web pages. I’ve often described it as my favourite social software site. Currently owned by Yahoo, it … Continue reading

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Web 2.0

Over the last few weeks I’ve been doing some further exploration of the impact of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries. My current favourite for keeping up to date is Twitter and delicious continues to be my preferred option for keeping … Continue reading

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