Another fascinating #ukmedlibs chat was had by 28 tweeters with 214 tweets (I am sure we said more than that!) with a reach of 82.5 thousand impressions. At the very least I was impressed with the content covered and the level of expertise out there. I am sure that there will be a few follow up emails today as people find out details!
The analytics are available on symplur here, and the transcript is here!
The next chat will be on Tuesday 20th February and at the moment we think that we will be covering professional ethics. If you have any ideas for future chats please do contact us either via twitter or by email (email@example.com). Alternatively you can contact any one of us – Sam Burgess, Tom Roper, or Holly Case Wyatt.
Following a recent HEE Leadership Course Project looking at Institutional Repositories, a toolkit was created and continues to be developed on the KfH Blog.
Have you created an institutional repository for your organisation or worked with partners to do so? Are you interested in working in this area of Knowledge Management to support your organisation?
If so why not join us for this twitter chat in which we will explore the following questions:….
- What is your definition of a repository?
- What are the potential benefits to the organisation of having a repository?
- How would you use a repository in your organisation i.e. what materials would you include?
- Which options are you using or have you looked at? Dedicated solution, free solution or adapt something you already have?
- What are the barriers to implementing a repository ?/What would help you to implement?
- How would you promote it to staff in the organisation?
Join us at 8pm on Tuesday 16th January for the first #ukmedlibs chat of 2018.
The transcript and analytics of last night’s quiz are now available. Congratulations to our worthy winner, @StephGrey84. A £20 voucher kindly donated by Wolters Kluwer is on its way to you.
If you were baffled by any of our questions, here’s the answers, in italics:
- Name the three people responsible for #ukmedlibs: Holly Case, Sam Burgess and Tom Roper (we accepted names or Twitter handles)
What’s the first line of A Christmas Carol? Marley was dead: to begin with
Which #ukmedlibs chat is considered to be the biggest one so far? #amilliondecisions, September 2017
What is the name of the traditional Italian Christmas cake? Panettone…or panforte
What was the date of our very first #ukmedlibs chat? 19th May 2015
By which date should Christmas decorations be removed? 5th or 6th January [controversial, so we accepted either answer]
Who has just been appointed Vice-President of CILIP for 2018? David Stewart [An answer of the King in the North was also considered correct]
Which country donates a Christmas Tree to the UK every year as token of gratitude for support during WW2? Norway
Who are the leads for the STEP e-learning modules? Sarah Lewis and Tracey Pratchett
According to the traditional song, how many ladies dancing were there? Nine
Which website hosts the #ukmedlibs transcript and analytics? Symplur
And finally, who or what is this? [picture of an elf] Elf on the shelf!
And the answers to the Name that librarian picture round were
June Tabor [folk singer and former library assistant in the London Borough of Haringey’s libraries: no one identified her correctly]
Mao Zedong (or Mao Tse-Tung if you’re old-fashioned like me)
Angus Wilson [novelist, who worked at the British Museum Reading Room]
Georges Bataille [French librarian and writer]
Philip Larkin [though someone thought it was Eric Morecambe]
Leslie Morton [It seems the author of Garrison-Morton, and one of the architects of NHS librarianship as we now know it, is poorly remembered. Read this obituary if you wish to remedy this. I hope people who apply for the bursary set up in his memory ensure they know who he was]
Jorge Luis Borges
A merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone who’s taken part in our chats in 2017. In the new year we have chats on institutional repositories (16th January) and professional ethics (20th February). If you have ideas for chats, do get in touch. We can help facilitate a chat.
The first ever #ukmedlibs Christmas quiz is now live, with Holly Case at the controls. You can enter in three ways:
- Preferred method, as it makes marking easy: see the questions and submit your answers via the Google form. You’ll need to enter an e-mail address, which we promise we will not share with anyone.
- Watch the @ukmedlibs Twitter account. We’ll tweet the questions one by one, and you can reply with a direct message to us – don’t tweet answers to all and sundry, please. It doesn’t matter if we don’t follow you – we’ve set our account to receive DMs from anyone.
- E-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
- No Googling. How will we know you haven’t? We won’t, but we hope your professional integrity will stop you
- Holly’s decision on everything is final
- If there’s a tie, we have a tie break question. The first person to submit a correct answer will win,
We’ll do our best to announce the winner at 9, or as soon as we can afterwards.
We’re very grateful to Wolters Kluwer, who have donated a £20 Amazon voucher to be awarded to the winner. If you win, we’ll ask for a postal address to which to send it.
Happy quizzing. from Holly, Sam and Tom
Librarians love nothing more than a quiz, so #ukmedlibs present the first-ever Christmas Twitter quiz, with your quiz mistress @Hollingtonn.
At 8 pm on Tuesday 19th December we’ll unleash a series of questions, one by one, and invite you to submit your answers.
The person with the most correct answers will win a prize, generously donated by Wolters Kluwer. In the event of a tie, we have a tie-breaker prepared.
Thank you to all those that took part in last night’s #ukmedlibs chat, and also to those that have picked up the conversation this morning and are still talking about it! It is clear that our Development Needs Analysis report is important to us as our career development matters to us.
If you have yet to see the report yourself, you can find it on the KfH website.
By the way – it is worth signing up for alerts to the KfH website – that way you’ll know what the hot topics are!
The transcript of the chat is available here – click!
The analytics of the chat are available here – click!
Our next chat will be our Christmas one on the 19th December – the content is yet to be decided so if you have any ideas, please do contact us via @ukmedlibs or by email at email@example.com
November’s chat takes place at 8 pm on Tuesday 21st November. Earlier this year, Health Education England undertook their bi-annual Development Needs Analysis, looking at the training and development needs of healthcare information professionals in England.
The development team behind the survey are leading the latest #ukmedlibs chat and would like to find out your thoughts about many different aspects of the development needs analysis.
- Have you seen the Development Needs Analysis Report?
- Do you think all development areas were covered in the survey?
- Have you used the results from the DNA in any way?
- Do you think the DNA has made an impact/could make an impact in your region?
- Where does the DNA sit within the wider profession/ can it inform other sectors?
- Do you have any ideas for increasing number of people completing the survey?
- What do you consider to be the most positive outcomes of the Development Needs Analysis?
- Have the DNA results allowed you to plan/attend events which are specific to your locality/region?
Thanks to everyone who took part in a fascinating chat. The transcript and analytics are now available. We look forward to seeing what participants will be doing in next week’s Open Access Week.
Next months’ chat, at 8pm on Tuesday 21st Novermber, will be on the subject if training and development needs,
Inspired by recent exchanges on lis-medical, lis-profession and Medlib-L on the subject of the hashtag #icanhazpdf, used by people asking for copies of papers from scholarly journals, the October chat will discuss the phenomenon variously known as guerilla open access, scholarly piracy or biblioleaks. This is timely: Open Access Week occurs later in the month.
Sharing sites such as SciHub claim to hold over 64.5 million journal articles, freed from paywalls, but publishers take a dim view of their activities and Elsevier and the Amercian Chemical Society (ACS) are suing SciHub.
Questions for discussion:
- Are library users in your organisation using these tools and sites?
- What implications do these tools have for us?
- And what implications do they have for our relationships with publishers?
- What’s the relationship between our campaigns for open access and tools such as these?
- What advice would you give to a library user who asks you if they should use one of these sites?
If you’d like some background reading, try these:
Hoy MB. Sci-Hub: What Librarians Should Know and Do about Article Piracy. Med Ref Serv Q. 2017;36(1):73-8.
Greshake B Looking into Pandora’s Box: The Content of Sci-Hub and its Usage. F1000 Research. 2017;6:541. Available at https://f1000research.com/articles/6-541/v1
Swab M, Romme K Scholarly Sharing via Twitter: #icanhazpdf Requests for Health Sciences Literature. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada. 2016;37:9-11. Available at https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/26060/20281
Bohannon J. Who’s downloading pirated papers? Everyone. Science. 2016;352(6285):508-12. Available at http://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/352/6285/508.full.pdf
Gardner CC, Gardner G. Bypassing Interlibrary Loan Via Twitter: An Exploration of #icanhazpdf Requests. ACRL 2015 ; March 25-28, 2015; Portland, Oregon 2015. Available at http://eprints.rclis.org/24847/.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the #AMillionDecisions chat, and in particular to Alison Day and Sarah Hennessy for leading us, and to Nick Poole, CEO of CILIP for his participation. The transcript and analytics are now available, thanks to Symplur, if you weren’t able to take part, or want to refresh your memory.
We think it was the biggest #ukmedlibs chat so far, with 47 participants, and over a million tweet impressions.
In October we’ll be talking about the phenomena variously known as guerilla open access, black open access or shadow libraries: for example, #icanhazpdf, Library Genesis or, most (in)famously, Sci-Hub.
Questions and resources will be posted here before the chat.