Category Archives: technology

Rethinking the Library: Innovation in a time of limited resources

Below are the main outcomes from the ‘Rethinking the Library’ session at the JISC conference 2011. Following the session on ‘rethinking the library’ at the JISC conference 2011, I thought I would try to capture and share some of the outcomes and discussions that resulted from the session. Although the aim was somewhat grand, in … Read more

An Audience with the Prime Minister and Britain’s Digital Future aka BBDF

London, King’s Cross, The Hub. Friday last I (David F. Flanders) received an email from Her Majesty’s Office of the Public Sector inviting me to attend an event at 7.30am on a Monday morning (ugh – a lovely morning though) called “Building Britain’s Digital Future” event. I thought it would have something to do with … Read more

Repositories and Research Management Systems

There have been discussions over the years about the potential of repositories to play a role in research management systems, supporting universities’ ability to report, for example, for the Research Assessment Exercise. A few universities have gone down that road a long way, while others have not. Indeed, various surveys (eg infoNet work) suggest that … Read more

Hype curves

I saw a post on Techcrunch about a hype curve for emerging technologies. I won’t reproduce the curve here as I am not sure about the legality of posting it. However, if you go over to techcrunch you can see the curve. I was very surprised to see the position of some of the technologies … Read more