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Wikipedian Andy Mabbett is collecting the voices of scientists as Wikipedia sound files.  Read more.    

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Getting it right through the Reading Internship Scheme

Along with my colleague Nina Brooke I was really delighted to have the opportunity to work with a student this summer through the Reading Internship Scheme, funded by the Digitally Ready project. Simon Hyslop joined us for five weeks with the … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new!

This is the latest update from the UROP Project: Digital Literacy, employability and placements in SHES… Whether you’re sending emails, following people on Twitter or making friends on Facebook, Digital Literacy is an important part of people’s lives. Over the … Continue reading

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Interesting presentation on learning & teaching digital literacies

From Catherine Cronin (@catherinecronin) of the National University of Ireland at Galway, being presented today at EdTech 2012, NUI Maynooth. Brings together lots of framework thinking about what digital literacy is. http://www.slideshare.net/cicronin/learning-and-teaching-digital-literacies

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A must for Bank Holiday reading

I am happy to announce that after some delay between this book being advertised (I placed an order back at the beginning of December) it has finally been published and is now in the University of Reading Library. It is of course … Continue reading

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Symposium: Supporting Academic Practice in a Digital Age, 17 May 2012

I recently attended this one day symposium at the University of Exeter, hosted by the JISC-funded Exeter CASCADE Project and the University of Exeter Academic Skills team. Over 80 delegates attended from universities mostly in the South and Midlands. A … Continue reading

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Tracking Downloads with Centaur

In an earlier post I asked: Is it worth tweeting about academic papers? and I apologized for the quality of the graphs saying “Centaur does not allow users to extract data over a specified period”. Well it is possible to … Continue reading

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Endnote and Google Scholar

In an earlier post we looked at Google Scholar. Last week I saw this link to a screencast about using Endnote and Google Scholar, it shows how to set up Google Scholar to link to institutional libraries and to export … Continue reading

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Is it worth tweeting about academic papers?

Last month Melissa Terras, from the Department of Information Studies at University College London, published a blog post “Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? The Verdict”.  In this post she explained an experiment she conducted by which she … Continue reading

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Google Refine

Google Refine is a powerful tool for dealing with messy data. It seems to have more power than a spreadsheet and lots of potential. Have a look at the videos on the Google Refine site to get a feel. Unlike … Continue reading

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