Tag Archives: Libraries

Saving libraries and searching skills

Caitlin Moran eloquently expresses in Caitlin’s Moranifesto: Save our Libraries why Libraries still have their place in the age of the internet, and why we shouldn’t be content with just “Googling it”. “Do we all want to be Googlesheep, herded … Continue reading

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Public libraries are important – why?

Over recent years many famous authors have given their support to the public library sector as they try to help explain to the politicians and general public (especially those who rarely darken the doors of a public library) why we … Continue reading

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Google progresses its mission to digitise libraries and make them searchable

A Happy New Year to you. Here’s to 2015, may the search continue! Oooh, that sounds a bit Star Wars-like, but there we are. As a friend once quoted Yoda to me: “do or do not, there is no try”, … Continue reading

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Scanning the horizon for all the books

It’s being widely reported in the media that Google has finally been given the green legal light to scan the world of books until it reaches the far horizon. It’s a lovely thought, and could be quite disruptive – a … Continue reading

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Nature’s special issue on the disruption taking place in scientific publishing

Nature’s 28th March 2013 issue took an in-depth look at all the changes that have been, and will be, taking place in scientific publishing, from the rise of “open access” to the hopefully soon-to-be launched Digital Public Library of America … Continue reading

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Undisruptive searching

A Happy New Year to everyone. What will 2013 bring to the World of Search, I wonder? Well, not all of it will be disruptive, if the rest of this post is anything to go by. The Financial Times reports … 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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UK scientific research papers to be “open access”

It’s official.  The report by Dame Janet Finch, mentioned in an earlier post, The open access train is getting up a head of steam, has recommended that papers describing publicly funded research should be made available to read for free by … Continue reading

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Everyone likes a mystery at Christmas time and here’s a rare one

Someone unknown, but extremely talented, has been leaving paper sculptures around Edinburgh libraries since March this year.  The depositing of these exquisite works of art has now come to an end, as the creator said that she was only producing … Continue reading

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