Case studies in RDM capacity acquisition: A new project

Managing research data is an important aspect of the scholarly process, and for many academic libraries, it’s what comes immediately to mind in regard to new roles and responsibilities they will potentially assume in fulfilling their traditional mission of collecting and sustaining the scholarly record. In response to the growing importance of research data management …

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More on international linked data survey for implementers

D-Lib Magazine has just published my analysis of the 2015 International Linked Data Survey for Implementers.* I published the results of the 2014 linked data survey in a series of blog posts here between 28 August 2014 and 8 September 2014 (1 — Who’s doing it; 2 — Examples in production; 3 — Why and what institutions are …

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A story about the spirituality of libraries

At the AMICAL 2016 conference, I heard an inspiring story about the cyclical destruction and revival of libraries. Dr. Richard Hodges, President of the AU of Rome, began his welcome message as follows: “Unlike what many of you may believe, you don’t come from Silicon Valley, you come from the monks”. He went on to …

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