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About dgm

IT professional, ex research psychologist, blogger, twitterer, and amateur classical and medieval historian ...

Open source literature and citizen science

As I’ve said elsewhere, it’s been about a year since I retired, and despite having been around research institutions and universities all my adult life, I must say I don’t miss it, except for one thing – easy access to … Continue reading

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Scientific communication in pre 1989 Eastern Europe

A long time ago, the early nineteen eighties in fact, I held a research studentship from the UK Medical Research Council. And in the course of my research I read widely in physiology and ethology to understand prior work about … Continue reading

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What is a repository?

I’ve had a twitter discussion this morning with Pete Sefton (@ptsefton) about what is a repository. Pete has argued that repositories can be transient as a repository is about content organisation and presentation. I take a different view – repositories … Continue reading

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Lodlam 2015

I’ve just spent the last two days at the Lodlam summit in Sydney. Lodlam – Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums – was an invitation only event loosely linked to the Digital Humanities 2015 conference also on in … Continue reading

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Electronic resources and BibTeX

BibTeX is many things to many people, but we principally use it as a bibliographic file format. This of course produces a whole slew of problems when it comes to online resources, for the simple reason that BibTex predates online … Continue reading

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Exporting references from Dspace in BibTeX format

Following on from our design decision to use BibTeX as a lowest common denominator reference export format, we have developed a simple BibTeX reference export utility for Dspace 4.3. Essentially, it simply takes the Dublin Core object description and translates … Continue reading

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Our candidate programmatic Orcid updater

Back in March 2014 we made our prototype application for programmatic Orcid updates available. This was designed only as a prototype and not intended for general use in a production environment. As of 01 April 2014 Orcid are going to … Continue reading

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