Things 3 and 4 of the 23 things

THING 3: Digital FootprintHave you ever Googled yourself? I have. Now, as a fictional persona tied to a far more normal person, I am sharing a rather blended set of results but overall, my digital footprint is pretty solid. I did find some fun ite…

The 2nd of 23 Things

During my far less glamourous day job I happened to come across the University’s 23 Things Programme. In short, it is an initiative to get staff, students etc. to experiment with more digital ways of working and managing content. Item number 2 was blog…

On blogs and blogging

As the active season of 23Things for Digital Knowledge starts up again, I’ve been thinking a lot about my own relationship with blogs and blogging as an activity. Writing a solitary diary or journal to my future self never felt truly satisfying. Event …

Thing 2: Hello Blogging, Old Friend

I love Thing 1 & 2! Hello Blogging, old friend – it’s nice to see you again!

The first thing I do when I start a 23 Things programme is to check all my settings on Blogger and see what needs updating. Once I’ve that done, that’s when I register my blog.

I also find it handy to check the settings on the work blog I contribute to: The River-side, to see what’s missing or what can be adjusted.

So a bit more about why I’ve been busy over the last few weeks and not blogging as I ought to have been. Firstly it’s a new semester at work (I work as Special Collections Librarian in UCC Library) and we’ve been doing introductory workshops, launching a new website, transferring content from the previous website for Special Collections and Special Collections’ Subject Support (check out the Wayback Machine to see what we looked like this time last year!), creating a new Special Collections’ guide for Outreach & Engagement, groups coming to Special Collections to see what sources we have that are useful for their modules, presenting at TEL week in UCC, presenting at the Digital Humanities Colloquium and preparing presentations for HEAnet 2017 and CONUL Teaching & Learning in November. The upshot of this is at the end of the day the last thing I really want to do is stare at a computer and do more work even though I really enjoy doing CPD activities.

Now that we’re heading into Halloween a reasonable number of the classes that come to Special Collections have come & gone, I’m halfway through the number of formal presentations I willingly signed up to do (!) and I can re-advertise the Harry Potter guide I created last year. Already the word is out – Martin’s fabulous Harry Potter signs in the library always help.

Credit: Soto, Domingo de. Commentariorum fratris Dominici Soto Segoviensis, theologi, Ordinis Praedicatorum, Caesareae Maiestati à sacris confessionibus, publici apud Salmanticenses professoris, in Quartum Sententiarum. Salmanticae [Salamanca]: Apud Ioannem Mariam à Terranoua, expensis Benedicti Boyerii bibliopolae, 1566-1569.

 So like the phoenix rising from the ashes it’s back to blogging!

Things: Bright & Shiny 2017-10-19 18:53:00

Hmm! As always I haven’t blogged in a while. The kicker is that I have SO MANY blog posts in draft form waiting to be published but I haven’t done it…The last 23 Things I didn’t complete was 23 Things for Digital Knowledge with Edinburgh University. …

23 Things Programme. First Post.

What is 23 things?

‘The University of Edinburgh’s 23 Things for Digital Knowledge is an award winning (LILAC Credo Digital Literacy Award 2017), self-directed course, run by Information Services Group.
Why do 23 things?
The programme aims to expose you to a range of digital tools for your personal and professional development as a researcher, academic, student, or professional. 
What is the aim of 23 things?
The aim is for you to spend a little time each week, building up and expanding your skills. 
How did 23 things start?
The University of Edinburgh’s ‘23 Things for Digital Knowledge’ is inspired by 23 Things Oxford and based on the original 23 Things program which ran at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County in the USA in 2006′ –
How did I find 23 things?
I found the 23 things program advertised by The Barr Smith Library (University of Adelaide) Facebook Page, flicked through the information, quickly signed up and this is my first blog!
What you hope to gain out of the 23 Things programme?
I hope to gain digital skills, knowledge and experience from the 23 Things programme to apply to my current and future studies at university.
Were you aware of the University’s Social Media Guidelines for Staff and Researchers or the student Social Media Student Handbook? No. 
What do you think of the guidelines/handbook?
I think the guidelines/handbook is informative especially the do’s and don’t’s for social media content and the material that can and cannot be commented on social media posts and the flowchart was very useful. 
Looking forward to the 23 things programme.
Have a great night,

Thing 2 (and 1):

I came across the 23 Things programme whilst interning in the Educational Design and Engagement division of University of Edinburgh…

Thing 2 step 3

Alright step 3, got an email from Charlie (Stephanie Farley) from 23things and that was a really nice reminder of keeping up with the program. I met some library collegues from the southern region of Sweden the other day discussing a possible translation and launch of the 23 things in swedish. We discussed the importance … Fortsätt läsa Thing 2 step 3