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Archive for December, 2010

Pleasant Communication


One of the good things I have found in my new position¬†is that there is an internal library blog, and that that blog is well used. It means I have another place to consider when I find something I want to blog about. I may of course simply repeat posts across venues, but then I will have to tailor each post to the audience, but that is a good thing. ūüôā

In a completely unrelated segue:  I recently discovered a new tool from Google which could end up being either a really useful tool or the bane of a website administrator’s life. It is called Google Sidewiki [http://www.google.com/sidewiki/] and it allows anyone to review a website, or simply make a comment on that website and attach that review to the website. If it can recognise you as the site owner it allows you to create a site message, which I have done.

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An Office With A View


The last week has been a bit of a whirlwind for me, as I have started my new position at Victoria University of Wellington as the Digital initiatives Coordinator.  This has meant large amounts of travel from the Bay down to Wellington. I am really grateful that Vic have enabled me to work from home two days of the week.

I have a nice view from the eighth floor! It is supposed to be one of the best spots to watch the fireworks on Guy Fawkes!

I haven’t anything to write about yet, but it won’t be¬†long! My mind is already full of background information on institutional repositories, and digitization. This is going to be¬†a challenging and interesting role. I just have to get used to all the acronyms! ūüėÜ

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Three years in the small rural public library have come to an end. It has been fun working in a small time, and a close-knit community. It is certainly going to be different working in a large city university library. I think I will miss some bits, and not others, but that is how it works I think.

Now I am not sure how all this will affect my blogging, but I imagine I will have a lot more food for thought!

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