As @risj_oxford prepares to launch the 2018 Digital News Report, it seems a good time to revisit Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions, by @nicnewman January 2018,… How is it going so far?

As prepares to launch the 2018 Digital News Report, it seems a good time to revisit Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions, by January 2018,… How is it going so far? Which trends are here to stay? https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/journalism-media-and-technology-trends-and-predictions-2018 …

Agile (Not Just for Tech…)

Recently I’ve been thinking about Agile… and not just in relation to technology but in relation to all business processes in publishing and elsewhere.

Organisations have started using Agile approaches to manage complex projects outside technology, sometimes combined with Six Sigma or Kanban, sometimes not. But what about the core of what we do, publishing itself!

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How Important is Data Curation? Gaps and Opportunities for Academic Libraries

INTRODUCTION Data curation may be an emerging service for academic libraries, but researchers actively “curate” their data in a number of ways—even if terminology may not always align. Building on past userneeds assessments performed via survey and focus groups, the authors sought direct input from researchers on the importance and utilization of specific data curation activities. METHODS Between October 21, 2016, and November 18, 2016, the study team held focus groups with 91 participants at six different academic institutions to determine which data curation activities were most important to researchers, which activities were currently underway for their data, and how satisfied they were with the results. RESULTS Researchers are actively engaged in a variety of data curation activities, and while they considered most data curation activities to be highly important, a majority of the sample reported dissatisfaction with the current state of data curation at their institution. DISCUSSION Our findings demonstrate specific gaps and opportunities for academic libraries to focus their data curation services to more effectively meet researcher needs. CONCLUSION Research libraries stand to benefit their users by emphasizing, investing in, and/or heavily promoting the highly valued services that may not currently be in use by many researchers. Published on 2018-04-26 21:11:38

Tech Talks ft Sharon Cooper

Sharon is the CDO at the British Medical Journal, the print publishing arm of the British Medical Association. Previously she held the title of CTO, but she doesn’t have a software/engineering background. We chat about her challenge to digitise the organisation, and how DevOps is making the BMJ safer!

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