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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.

Cambridge Libraries Conference talk now online

In my last post, I mentioned that I had given a lightning talk at the 2018 Cambridge Libraries Conference. My talk was on the systematic reviews advent calendar that I put together in late 2017. I’m pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge: Cambridge Libraries Conference 2018

If there was one common theme of the 2018 iteration of the annual Cambridge Libraries Conference, it was that good things follow when we library professionals get outside our comfort zone, challenge ourselves, and try something a bit different. With … Continue reading

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End of the year reflections

I have one day left at work before I leave for the Christmas holidays, and I wanted to spend a few moments reflecting and taking stock on the events of this year — because it’s certainly been an eventful one! … Continue reading

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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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