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.”

2/14/2014 Update: I think most of this post is now out of date because plugins have been updated since I did this review. ————— This was just a quick test I did this evening to see how to embed bibliographic… Continue Reading Testing plugins to embed bib citation feeds into WordPress posts/pages, 3/2012

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

I’ve been thinking about how collaboration in its various forms can have a profound influence on how we view and interpret the world around us, and thus how we communicate about it. Collaboration Continuum Models There are various models of… Continue Reading The “Collaboration Continuum,” Viewpoint, and Communication

I just read a recent blog post by MITH Director Neil Fraistat, “The Questions(s) of Digital Humanities,” in which he discusses the Digital Humanities not just as a set of practices enacted by humanists, but as a field or discipline… Continue Reading Why understanding the Digital Humanities is key for libraries.

I just got back from a panel discussion at NYU entitled “Why Digital Humanities,” co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and NYU’s Humanities Initiative. It featured Kathleen Fitzpatrick (professor of Media Studies, Pomona College, visiting scholar at NYU, and co-editor… Continue Reading “Why Digital Humanities?” Notes from a panel discussion at NYU.

I’ve just started a six-month sabbatical to begin work on several projects. As I turn my attention from the daily responsibilities of my job to the professional projects I planned for this leave, I have the opportunity to look at… Continue Reading A patron at my own library: the view from the other side.

NYU Libraries invited the folks at Mendeley to run a hands-on Mendeley workshop at Bobst Library this past week. For an hour and a half, NYU faculty, students, and librarians explored this increasingly popular research tool. NYU Libraries already licenses/supports… Continue Reading Review: Mendeley for citation management & academic networking

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