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About dgm

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

Using BibTex for artefact description

One thing that my work on the documentation project has shown me is the need to build up a list of type artefacts that are documented in a fairly unambiguous way. To be clear, this isn’t using bibtex per se as a catalog format … Continue reading

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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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