Run for the hills — the internet has turned bad!
Posts from ‘January, 2009’
Congratulations to both Talis and LibLime! Talis, the UK market leader in providing academic and public library solutions, and LibLime, the leader in open solutions for libraries, are pleased to announce a partnership to make available over five million bibliographic records to the library community on the ‡biblios.net platform.– Talis and LibLime Open Data on [...]
Aaron's cool Wordle visualisations prompted me to have a look at our ever growing log of OPAC keyword searches (see this blog post from 2006). We've been collecting the keyword searches for just over 2.5 years and, sometime within the last 7 days, the 3 millionth entry was logged. Not that I ever need an [...]
Following on from the last blog post, here's some of the "on-campus" photos… (that naughty faked "York" signage) (Quayside, staged to look like a student cafeteria) (The Art & Design section of the Main Library — apparently the few seconds of footage that appeared in the final programme took 3 hours to shoot!) (St Paul's [...]
The last episode of "Unforgiven" (IMDB) has just finished, and it featured quite a bit of footage filmed on-campus at the University of Huddersfield — mostly in the new Creative Arts Building, opposite the library… However, if you watched the programme, you probably spotted that the TV production crew covered up the University of Huddersfield [...]
Whilst reading an article on The Times web site about Britannica turning up late to the 2.0 party ("Britannica 2.0 shows Wikipedia how it's done"), this sentence jumped out at me: Mr Cauz [Britannica's president] said the Britannica site was “definitely not as popular” as Wikipedia, attracting about 1.5 million people each day compared with [...]
I can't remember if I was using my "posh telephone voice", but Richard Wallis has just posted a podcast that was recorded yesterday afternoon with Patrick Murray-John. It's definitely worth fast-forwarding past my inane waffley bits to listen to Patrick's comments, as he makes some great points. Using usage data for marketing purposes wasn't something [...]
It's good to see the ongoing OCLC debacle is starting to be picked up by the mainstream press in the UK — The Guardian newspaper has a large feature in their technology supplement today: "Why you can't find a library book in your search engine".
Interesting article in The Guardian today: "Internet generation leave parents behind"… children are spending increasing amounts of their lives in front of televisions, computers and games consoles, cramming in nearly six hours of screen time a day from the age of seven, children are building multimedia hubs in their rooms, with games consoles, internet access [...]
I'm feeling extra proud today — the results of the Times Higher Education's annual Student Experience Survey are out and the library at Huddersfield has been ranked equal seventh for the library facilities! The survey results are for 101 institutions, so it's wonderful to see that our library is ranked in the top 10%