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Updated: 2010-08-27T01:09:33.262-07:00

 



I agree completely about interaction and collabora...

2010-08-27T01:09:33.262-07:00

I agree completely about interaction and collaboration. Congrats on completing the programme.



Congratulations on finishing!

2010-08-17T07:13:04.982-07:00

Congratulations on finishing!



Congratulations! You've finished! I'm feel...

2010-08-17T05:47:08.170-07:00

Congratulations! You've finished! I'm feeling quite jealous.



I agree that Zotero takes a while to get to grips ...

2010-08-03T01:50:43.368-07:00

I agree that Zotero takes a while to get to grips with; it's much more of a serious tool than some of the other Things, which have been more like fun gadgets. If you don't have a reason for working it out, it's hard to spend time poking about with it, I guess.

And you're learning Polish? Dobrze! I, for family reasons, keep meaning too...



I'm mightily impressed with all your posts tod...

2010-08-02T06:45:17.618-07:00

I'm mightily impressed with all your posts today (on your day off)! Above and beyond the call of duty. I may need to do something similar if I get much further behind actually.

Celine



I got a bit confused between allowing people to vi...

2010-08-02T04:23:19.429-07:00

I got a bit confused between allowing people to view and edit a document. I hope that it will be like a wiki and you can see who has done what, but until someone plays with my table I am not sure. https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AhtnCIRjd-j2dElDMHNyN0ZScVAzd0IydnkyaEVKQXc&hl=en_GB&authkey=CPGqkOgE



On your day off - very dedicated! I think that you...

2010-08-02T03:18:11.275-07:00

On your day off - very dedicated! I think that you are right about the time and effort part, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end!



Loving the Smurfs!

2010-08-01T12:17:47.355-07:00

Loving the Smurfs!



I think Linkedin works best (at least for me) as a...

2010-07-29T12:42:36.545-07:00

I think Linkedin works best (at least for me) as a way of making and maintaining professional contacts outside Cambridge, and keeping in touch with developments via Newsgroups.



Hadn't thought about people at the enquiry des...

2010-06-26T02:12:57.612-07:00

Hadn't thought about people at the enquiry desk as I don't find myself there too often but you're absolutely right. Determining what users actually want rather than what they ask for can sometimes be an interesting challenge.



Actually I agree with you wholeheartedly, and thou...

2010-06-24T04:29:56.093-07:00

Actually I agree with you wholeheartedly, and though not a cataloguer, I do think it would be difficult to reliably retrieve the relevant information with uncontrolled language if you are looking for something other than the social stuff out there.
And yes, that idea of people who want information on movies not wanting information on films also jumped out at me as a ridiculous assumption.
An awful lot of mon-medics use PubMed/Medline because of its controlled language. Must mean something! Here we are in the unknown unknown again, and we are trying to help people dive into that and get what they want. Most people have trouble enough explaining what they want at the enquiry desk - usually takes a couple of passes before you've nailed it, so I would GUESS that tags unless well done would not really help



Thanks Ange, That's good to know. Didn't...

2010-06-12T10:13:10.964-07:00

Thanks Ange, That's good to know. Didn't want to get into all sorts of unforeseen trouble due to my ignorance.



Hey there, On your question abut using images fro...

2010-06-10T04:28:24.066-07:00

Hey there,

On your question abut using images from blogs, the best thing is to check for the attribution, you can then follow the picture back to its source and cite it properly. The good folks at Creative Commons can help you find images and text you can adapt or use again: http://search.creativecommons.org/

Some blogs, mine included, have licensed their content for reuse- look for the CC symbol. It's becoming more and more common, licences are free and can be constructed using the CC website.

If you want to use CC material from flickr this really useful tool will sort out all the citation for you: http://www.imagecodr.org/get.php



I suppose one of the things about following someon...

2010-06-06T05:01:00.031-07:00

I suppose one of the things about following someone else’s blog is that, unless there has been a specific reason for doing so initially such as it belonging to an existing friend, it really is a case of “wait and see” as to where it will eventually lead. Some I have followed in the past have taken some unusual and interesting turns. Others, it has become obvious, are mainly of interest to a specific niche only. As such, they reflect life in general.



Hello FMG24, Good point about the 'oh yeah I ...

2010-06-03T16:09:52.578-07:00

Hello FMG24,

Good point about the 'oh yeah I agree' type comments but I think comments serve at least two purposes. Firstly one would hope that a discussion is started and others will engage. Secondly it's also a little bit about the blogger getting some sort of validation - yes you can look at page count, but just because someone has landed on your blog doesn't mean they've read your words. So there is something to be said for the 'Oh yeah I agree', although admittedly not so much for subsequent readers.
Sarah