Yesterday, as I was down in London amplifying and liveblogging the JISC GECO project event Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain – Past, Present, Future I was delighted to see some of the liveblogs I’ve posted here in the past getting a little love.
My post on the Digital Scholarship Day formed sufficient record that Andrew Prescott, Professor of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, was able to draw upon it to discuss the issues raised at the day and has written his own, excellent, Digital Riff where he thinks about and discusses infrastructure for the Digital Humanities. Digital Scholarship and the Digital Humanities are in a really interesting phase of development and practice right now so this piece is well worth a read as is Melissa Terras’ blog on all things DH (and much more besides).
This morning I was even more delighted to see this very blog – and particularly the LiveBlog posts – recommended in a post on the Slainte: the Information & Libraries Scotland blog which is run by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS). The post entitled “Passion for the Profession can be expressed in many ways” which discusses the virtues of professional use of social media in response to a discussion triggered by CILIP chair Annie Mauger’s “Deprofessionalisation and the blogosphere” post. It seems to be part of a really interesting debate about the nature of professional personas and communication – which extends far beyond the library sector. And it’s a great honour indeed to be considered recommended reading!
I’ve been thinking for a while that a post with some hot tips and tricks for liveblogging might be useful and these mentions seem to reinforce that so do keep an eye on this blog for a wee how to soon.