Organising Knowledge and Information blog posts
Copyright law gets the upper hand - how contracts can no longer remove many rights users have in UK copyright law
Reviews of how changes to contract law protect copyright exceptions from override by contract, with use rights such as research, quotation, parody and particular uses within a library context.
It’s a conundrum. Digital scholarship can readily be defined by the use of technology to support the access, retrieval and application of knowledge – but that’s only a fraction of the story.
The relatively new exception to copyright law that we enjoy in the UK, permitting text and data mining (TDM) for the purposes of non-commercial research, offers potential to further knowledge and make scientific and medical breakthroughs.
The change from a web of documents to a web of data has taken its time, but in recent years there have been huge changes in both our perception of open data and in the development of an infrastructure to support it.
Discovery is a hot topic in libraries and has come to be all-encompassing. Everything is a “discovery interface.” But what do we mean by discovery, anyway?
The American Library Association describes web-scale discovery (WSD) services as tools that “are capable of searching quickly and seamlessly across a vast ra
On 14th October 2015 I’ll be speaking at RLUK’s conference, Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities, and ahead of that I would like to tell you the story of
We've collected together some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world last month. There were lots of interesting discussions in June, including:
Though internet coverage has increased exponentially in developed countries, it has lagged far behind in the developing world with wide disparities in global connectivity.
Despite the mass digitization of books, illustrations have remained more or less invisible. As an aesthetic form, illustration is conventionally positioned at the bottom of a hierarchy that places painting and sculpture at the top.