Audrey Angelo, and my path to librarianship.

The following is text from a talk I gave at the Aoraki LIANZA AGM, when we were asked to share stories about librarianship. The photo behind me is my mother, Audrey Jean Angelo-Duncan, and I’d like to take a few minutes to talk to you about her, and tell you the story that started me …

Research parasite?

I have a slightly more relaxed attitude towards the research parasite discussion.  As we all know, a recent NEJM editorial called those who used other researcher’s data research parasites.  The blowback was instant.  Twitter went into its normal self-righteous explosive mode, and a few quick blogposts basically forced the authors into restating their positions.  Not …

Maori Folk Tales of the Port Hills

This little book, published in 1923 by James Cowan, is a collection of material given to him by Hone Taare Tikao (sic) (Hōne Tāre Tikao).  It has a lot of stuff about Whakaroupo, Rapaki and the harbour basin from pre European contact. I’d like to digitise it and make oit available as a wee personal …

Submission to UNZ on Copyright and Digital Convergence

Anton Angelo Research Data Co-ordinator University of Canterbury Library 14th October 2015 Academic research works by explicitly free sharing of information, and any friction introduced into the process decreases its efficiency, in turn reducing the return on investment we make into any kind of research. I don’t have a sophisticated position on the harmonisation on …

Podcasts

I love my podcasts…  people occasionally ask for recommendations, so here are my top five (currently) 99% Invisible – a very pleasant study on design topics.  Roman Mars enthuses me about whatever he’s talking about. Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review.  Easily the best film review radio show, and probably best podcast of all time.  Like …

Three things that indicate you can get rid of your Institutional Repository

I’ve always thought the IRs were temporary.  They are a messy beast: part archive for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), part publishing platform for grey scholarly material, part journal back-end.  We will always need archives, but will Libraries need to put resource into storing duplicate, inferior, copies of scholarly journal articles? What I’m writing about …

Endeavour Place III – plans, plans plans.

I was bereft after CJS Construction let us down.  I really didn’t know what to do.  My brother, an architect with his own studio in Hamilton, kindly offered to help out, and over Christmas and the early part of the year put together a set of plans roughly based on the Lockwood design we had …