Last week was a busy news week for women who work. Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, issued a memo to her employees saying they could no longer work from home. Yahoo is in bad shape and apparently Mayer believes the ban… Continue Reading Women and work, flexibility and management
Monica McCormick and I just published an article entitled “Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability” in the Journal of Library Administration special issue “Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement,” edited by Barbara Rockenbach (Columbia University).… Continue Reading Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability
At the Digital Library Federation 2011 forum, Monica McCormick (NYU’s Digital Scholarly Publishing Officer) and I participated in a session called “Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library” along with colleagues from Emory University: Tim Bryson, Miriam Posner, and Alain St. Pierre.… Continue Reading Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library: Creating Sustainable & Scalable Services
Two months ago, in preparing to talk to a class of MLIS students at Catholic University about project portfolio management, I sent a very quick and totally unscientific survey to the Digital Library Federation’s Project Managers Group about their practice… Continue Reading Results of a Brief Survey on Portfolio Management
A number of us at NYU Libraries just emerged from a 2-day strategic planning retreat. We did loads of good work and have the draft of a plan that should keep us busy for the years to come. There were… Continue Reading Is “seamlessness” really a useful goal?
A week or so ago I received a request from someone suggesting that my blog readers might enjoy an infographic “about how Wikipedia is redefining the way we research,” and asking for my thoughts about it. This graphic, entitled “Wikipedia… Continue Reading An infographic with poorly sourced and inaccurate “facts.”
In order to more intelligently advise scholars about their options for creating websites, I’ve started investigating various website hosting platforms. I want to compare features and highlight the plusses and minuses of each for blogging, website hosting, content delivery, etc.… Continue Reading WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
Pre-print for “Project Portfolio Management for Academic Libraries: A Gentle Introduction,” College & Research Libraries. Abstract: In highly dynamic, service-oriented environments like academic libraries, much staff time is spent on initiatives to implement new products and services to meet users’ evolving needs.… Continue Reading Project Portfolio Management for Academic Libraries: A Gentle Introduction