Notes on the Scholarly Communication Conference, University of Kent (Day 1, pm)

A few rather haphazard notes from the amazing Scholarly Communications Conference held at the University of Kent, 2nd-3rd May, 2019."Mind boggling" - Karen Cox.The conference was introduced by Karen Cox, the University of Kent's Vice Chancellor. Yes, she's a woman! Is it bad that I was surprised? Anyway, the point is, she described the scholarly … Continue reading Notes on the Scholarly Communication Conference, University of Kent (Day 1, pm)

The Publishing Trap!

As part of the Open Access Week 2017, the Drill Hall Library hosted an event for researchers, based around playing the new game created by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker: The Publishing Trap. This game is designed to help inform researchers about the publishing process - each player or team takes the role of an … Continue reading The Publishing Trap!

Thoughts from ‘Open Access: Understanding the New Environment’

A couple of weeks ago (23rd October), I attended "Open Access: Understanding the New Environment", an event hosted by the University of Kent as part of Open Access Week. Half my working week is spent doing things with our institutional repository. Mainly, I amend and create metadata for the items that go into the repository, … Continue reading Thoughts from ‘Open Access: Understanding the New Environment’

FRBR for the Terrified

On Monday, some colleagues and I attended the FRBR  for the Terrified workshop at the University of Kent, Canterbury. It was facilitated by Robin Armstrong Viner, Head of Collection Management at the University of Kent. Although I've been reading a fair bit about RDA (Resources Description and Access) (which is based on FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic … Continue reading FRBR for the Terrified