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About thelibrarianerrant

I'm a senior library assistant in one of the faculty libraries of the University of Cambridge. My posts here are in a personal capacity, and are on any topics relating to library and information services.

How I became a Pixabay convert

I can’t remember where I first heard about Pixabay, a free repository of downloadable, CC0 images, but what I do remember is that its utility was not immediately apparent to me. I am not a picture person: I like words, … Continue reading

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Secondment

I’ve spent the past two months on secondment at the university’s Office of Scholarly Communication, working two days a week as a repository assistant, uploading research outputs of researchers at the University of Cambridge to the university’s repository, Apollo. This … Continue reading

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Text and Data Mining Symposium

I spent yesterday at a one-day text and data mining (TDM) symposium in Cambridge. The event brought together researchers, librarians and publishers to discuss the challenges, triumphs and future of TDM in the UK and wider research landscape. The contexts … Continue reading

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Report on EAHIL 2017

Each year, the European Association for Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) holds a conference, where librarians, educators, healthcare workers and researchers come from all over the world for talks, workshops, and posters on all aspects of medical librarianship. This year … Continue reading

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Making NHS Libraries and Knowledge Service business critical workshop

About a month ago, I attended a session for NHS librarians on synthesising and summarising information. You can read about my impressions of that event here. Today I attended the follow up, a session led by Anne Gray, Knowledge Officer … Continue reading

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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning Teaching Forum 2017

Last year, the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning hosted its inaugural Teaching Forum, a one-day conference bringing together all Cambridge staff with responsibility for, or interest in, teaching provision at the University. You can read my write-up of last … Continue reading

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Moore March Munches

Over the past two weeks, Georgina Cronin of the Moore Library has been running a series of lunchtime sessions aimed at researchers. Dubbed ‘March Munches’, these have covered everything from data sharing to social media and online presence. This was … Continue reading

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