Research Workflow for Academics: The Best of Digital and Analogue Working Together

  In his presentation at the 'Humanities Computing: Formal Methods, Experimental Practice' symposium at King's College London in 2000, John Unsworth described the seven 'scholarly primitives', that is, the 'basic functions common to scholarly activity across disciplines, over time, and independent of theoretical orientation': Discovering Annotating Comparing Referring Sampling Illustrating Representing A similar taxonomy was described … Continue reading Research Workflow for Academics: The Best of Digital and Analogue Working Together

Location Numbers in Research?

Following a blog post last week on using Kindle in teaching, I asked: "do you think location numbers (rather than page numbers) are an adequate form of citation?" I received many responses... [View the story "Location Numbers in Research?" on Storify]     Have you entered to win 12 months of Evernote Premium?  Share your … Continue reading Location Numbers in Research?

Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content

The job of the humanities academic has always been to absorb large amounts of content, evaluate it, synthesize it, and portray the results in a way that will be relevant and engaging to an audience (whether that audience be students, peers, or the wider society).  In the information age, we have a vast array of … Continue reading Using Twitter for Curated Academic Content

When Will Kindles Be Ready for the University Classroom?

I have said before that my research is still largely paper-based and that I use my Kindle exclusively for pleasure reading.  This isn't entirely true: I do use a combo of Mendeley and Evernote on my iPad for journal articles.  However, the fact remains that my primary texts are just about always of the paper … Continue reading When Will Kindles Be Ready for the University Classroom?

7 Things This Academic Learned from the World of Brand and Design

I spent a postgraduate gap year working for the brand and design agency Ingenious Rapport, first in business development and then shortly after as Creative Account Manager.  In addition to working with some extraordinary colleagues (indeed, some leaders in the field), I had the opportunity to work on thrilling accounts, including a major UK bank, … Continue reading 7 Things This Academic Learned from the World of Brand and Design

Folksonomy

I've just come across this fascinating conference paper by Yan Yi Lee and Sharon Q. Yang called 'Folksonomies as Subject Access – a Survey of Implementing Tagging in Library Online Catalogs and Discovery Layers' The term 'folksonomy' isn't original to this paper, but it was new to me, and the concept has definitely give me … Continue reading Folksonomy