Monthly Archives: October 2006

National Library of Australia 2.0

A colleague pointed me at an article by the always interesting Judith Pearce about how the National Library of Australia is thinking about services in an age of ‘crowdsourcing‘. In summary our goals in this area are to explore new models for collecting material; to provide services that support the creation and dissemination of knowledge … Continue reading National Library of Australia 2.0

Zotero again

I mentioned Zotero the other day. I am submerged in several assignments and will not be able to look at it myself for a little while. In the interim, here are some mild opinions, tentatively offered: There are a range of generic options (create a new citation from scratch, capture current web page, capture link, … Continue reading Zotero again

Terminology services

A new report has appeared from UKOLN which provides a state of the art review of terminology services (including discussion of personal name authorities). This is a very helpful piece of work which reviews a variety of approaches. What is especially interesting about it is that it looks at work across a variety of domains: … Continue reading Terminology services

Specializing Google

In association with the Frankfurt Book Fair literacy campaign (Litcam) and Unesco’s Institute for Lifelong Learning, Google has launched the Google Literacy Project. It collocates access to a range of Google resources: book search, scholar, blogger, blogsearch, groups, maps, video. Interestingly, the main Google search engine is not included. It does some work to specialize … Continue reading Specializing Google

Compare bibliographic resources

I notice that the new JISC Collections service has made available an “academic database assessment tool” to help libraries as they make choices about A&I and related services. This database assessment site aims to help libraries to make informed decisions about future subscriptions to bibliographic databases. The site provides access to detailed information and title … Continue reading Compare bibliographic resources