Tag Archives: History

Will Virtual Reality one day be the new way to search?

If you want to understand the virtual reality “landscape”, you could hardly do better than have a read of  a very interesting (and quite long) feature in The Verge which takes a look at the many worlds of virtual reality, … Continue reading

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Update on open access: the door is still closed and we might have to sleep for 100 years

I was recently asked by a colleague, for whom I’d been buying a number of academic papers, whether I was seeing much progress with open access. The costs were mounting, as he’d asked for quite a few and academic papers … Continue reading

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Happily rustling around and losing myself in the British Newspaper Archive

It’s been a very silent blog for a while now, so it seems appropriate to re-visit the ol’ Disruptive during the Rustly Leaf season by telling you how much I enjoy delving into the British Library’s British Newspaper Archive. This … Continue reading

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Udini, Proquest’s new tool allows research to escape from its leash

Simply described by Proquest as “articles on anything”, Udini is a brand new research platform with a nice clean look and some useful document management features which combines news, research and academic papers from numerous publishers, including those that are … Continue reading

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It was never meant to be like this…

For some time there have been murmurings that the Internet’s days (in its current form) are numbered.  It can’t be left much longer in its current state with IT experts constantly patching up security code in order to keep one … Continue reading

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“The difference between the almost right word and the right word…”

So Huck Finn and his friend Tom Sawyer, have been sanitised in “new” versions of the books to be published in February. The result?  Uproar, furore among hundreds of Twain fans, historians and the literary world.  Oh, and Mark Twain … Continue reading

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Very GeoScenic

Of course I’ll always recommend visiting the snowflake site at this time of year.  If you’re stuck for what to give someone, I can’t recommend enough a book of snowflakes from this site.  I was lucky enough to receive The … Continue reading

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The history of businesses and industries

What better time to take look back than at the end of the year? The history of industries is a well-researched site, full of interesting facts such as when a product was first launched or a brand logo first introduced … Continue reading

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