Alex Depledge

"...it's digital literacy that's' important."  ~ Alex Depledge, #DataFest18

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Andre, you great tattie

Poor Andre Walker. Had he known what a tough crowd the Twitter sect of the information community is, he might have had the sense to keep his face shut. Walker doesn't seem a particularly bad egg, just a silly one, who made a statement without information or evidence, about an industry he doesn't work in and... Continue Reading →

Part-Time versus Distance Learning

Fellow Twitter pal, Harriet and I decided to compare our LIS course experiences so far. Harriet is an Art History grad, currently working as a Library Assistant in a University Library, whilst I'm an English Language & Linguistics grad working as a Business Intelligence Consultant on a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) programme. Harriet is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Business Analysis

Now in its third run, Business Analysis is a key text for anyone eager to use their LIS qualification outside of the traditional library setting. Placing the reader squarely in the IT world, Business Analysis discusses the historical context, development, and future of the discipline, whilst providing the reader with professional techniques, process models and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Information Literacy beyond Library 2.0

A sequel to Information Literacy meets Library 2.0, Information Literacy beyond Library 2.0 is in my opinion, a must read for all information professionals. Exploring the shift of the information environment triggered by social and mobile channels, the contributors within this text explore the impact of technology trends on information as well as digital consumption... Continue Reading →

Paper Review: The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective

Published in 2016, The role of networking and social media tools during job search: an information behaviour perspective, written by Prof. Hazel Hall, Prof. Robert Raeside and John Mowbray is an analysis of the available literature concerning networking behaviours of young jobseekers in both online and offline environments. Concentrating on three key themes: the use... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Essential Thesaurus Construction

Vanda Broughton's book Essential Thesaurus Construction is a great introduction to the thesaurus. Gleaning material from the MA in Information and Library Studies course that Broughton teaches at University College London, the volume provides an insight into the principles and practice of thesaurus construction, as well as providing broader application principles for vocabulary and retrieval tools. Outlining... Continue Reading →

Digital Literacy

You might remember back in March of this year, there was alot of chatter surrounding digital literacy in the media and general press. HL Paper 130, published on the 21st March 2017 called for digital literacy to be included in the curriculums of British schools, alongside reading, writing and mathematics. The report, "Growing up with... Continue Reading →

Book review: The Number Mysteries

This book comes with the offer of a million dollars. Well, sort of. Each chapter of Marcus Du Sautoy's book reveals a mathematical mystery. Mathematical mysteries, all of which come with a cash prize from Mr. Landon Clay when solved. Du Sautoy discusses the real-life application of mathematics throughout, relating big mathematical themes back to... Continue Reading →

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