Reading round-up: July

My reading this month was dominated by one topic: Google+. So much so that it started to eclipse this list. I therefore decided to remove the links completely and will post separately on that topic.

Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship recognition – the debate – Martin Weller presents his side of the keynote debate at the recent EdMedia conference addressing the question of when digital scholarship will reach the same status as traditional scholarship.

Digital Research Tools Wiki – this wiki collates information on tools which can be used by researchers to enhance their work processes.

Academics and libraries

Collaborating with faculty: what our partnerships look like – the second in a series written by Kim Leeder for In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

How academic libraries annoy academics – this post by Greyson, a health librarian and researcher, highlights how library bureaucracy can put academics off using library services. You need to read the comments too to get the full picture of this issue.

Doing it wrong – after reading the post above Katie Birkwood penned this reasoned response. It sums up remarkably well my own thoughts as I was reading through the comments.


Thinking about ‘The Filter Bubble’ – Jessica Hagman writes for the ACRLog on how the filter bubble will impact what librarians teach about using search engines.

Workflows / Productivity

How one newspaper rebooted its workflow with GoogleDocs and WordPress – I’m always looking for ways to improve workflows using (free) online tools, this indication that it can be implemented not just by a small group, but a whole organisation, is encouraging.

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