Tag Archives: Web 2.0

Web 2.0 tools for researchers

I just came across this very interesting presentation by Miggie Pickton, which was presented at the ALISS Conference last month.  It provides some very useful links to various Web 2.0 tools, and easily explains which tools are useful for each stage of … Continue reading

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Diigo – social bookmarking and collaborative research

I picked up on this handy tool through chatting with a colleague I met doing the PGCert, Dr.Cai Wilkinsonfrom the School of Government and Society.  Diigo (www.diigo.com) is a social bookmarking, web annotation and collaborative research service.  Basically, you sign … Continue reading

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Tech-savvy doctoral students increasingly look to open web technologies – JISC report

The following is a summary of the report: ‘Researchers of Tomorrow: A three year (BL/JISC) study tracking the research behaviour of ‘Generation Y’ doctoral students’.                                                                                        To download a copy of the report, please see: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2011/06/researchersoftomorrow.aspx The title of this blog post … Continue reading

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Report back from ‘Social media: re-conceptualising information literacy?’, an event hosted by the Information Literacy Group at Manchester Metropolitan University on 9th June 2011

This thought-provoking seminar was led by Prof Helen Partridge, from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia and visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. I went to this event half-anticipating some hints and tips on practical … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 Untangled: reaching and teaching our users with new technologies

UC&R (BBO) and CoFHE MidWest Circle Web 2.0 Untangled: reaching and teaching our users with new technologies Wolfson College, Oxford: 24th November 2010 An interesting event with technology-enriched presentations held in the context of the recently published JISC Report: Managing … Continue reading

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