open evening

Winter is drawing in, Thanksgiving has passed, the sparkly tree has arrived in reception, it must be time to consider this year’s Christmas OER extravaganza. What shall we do for 2012? In other OER news:  The European Commission presents new Rethinking … Continue reading

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“the order of things”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas . The finishing line is in sight.  Thing 21: Using Doodle and other online scheduling tools I have never had to organise a meeting using Doodle or meet-o-matic, although I have … Continue reading

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“things can only get better”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas . Term is nearly over! Thing 19: Reference management tools online This is a technology which has developed in leaps and bounds since I last needed to manage complex reference … Continue reading

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“The way you do the things you do”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas and I am running to catch up. Things 16, 17 and 18: Sharing research online; Exploring images online; Using creative commons These things are all linked for me. I find images  online … Continue reading

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the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock

Locally developed systems are designed to make our lives easier. The DAISY system in Social Sciences Division offers support to a range of data collection and reporting processes. DAISY was used by all social science departments to record information about … Continue reading

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“a Jedi craves not these things”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas and I don’t want to fall behind. Judging from the other 23thingsbloggers I am not the only one struggling to keep up. Thing 13: Finding presentations and podcasts One of … Continue reading

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“they do things differently there”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas and I don’t want to fall behind. Things 10, 11 and 12: Facebook, LinkedIn and Academia.edu I use facebook, quite a lot actually. I rarely post pictures but I … Continue reading

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bigdata hurricane

I have just returned from  Washington DC last week  where I was hit by a big data hurricane- hurricane Sandy. As well as experiencing some very big weather I really was struck by how the huge mass of data available … Continue reading

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