My Masters-level academic work is now on Open-Access Humanities Commons

This week, I uploaded eight unpublished essays I wrote for the Library Science programme I am taking at City, University of London, to my Humanities Commons profile page. You can also find them on the Academic page of this site. They span such subjects as: the lasting legacy of Section 28 on public libraries; marginalisedContinue reading “My Masters-level academic work is now on Open-Access Humanities Commons”

DeGoogling: What Does Privacy Mean To Me Ethically?

One of the modules this term at #CityLIS that I absolutely love is called IDLE: Information & Data, Law & Ethics. We are debating and looking at issues including: privacy and what that word means in different contexts; ethics of information; big data; data capitalism; being data subjects; how social media can influence elections andContinue reading “DeGoogling: What Does Privacy Mean To Me Ethically?”

Body As Information

The last ten weeks of the DITA module have often had me considering how we experience and communicate information via the body, the memory and our senses, rather than solely in measured, quantifiable, language-bound ways. I’ve been trying to figure out how to match this back to a discipline such as Library Science in aContinue reading “Body As Information”

Databases: Theory into Practice – Proper Provision for Low Budget Orgs & Groups

Whenever I am considering any theory, I am usually also thinking about how it would work in practice, and this has been the case for the last four weeks of DITA. I have had a lot of experience with the design, maintenance and sometimes migration of databases and CRM’s in my professional life, so IContinue reading “Databases: Theory into Practice – Proper Provision for Low Budget Orgs & Groups”

Truth & Lies: Information in the Archives

On Tuesday 22nd October 2019 I was lucky enough to have been able to attend this interdisciplinary one day symposium at The National Archives in Kew, organised in collaboration with The Institute of Historical Research and Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, with some of my CityLIS classmates. The term ‘Fake News’ hasContinue reading “Truth & Lies: Information in the Archives”

In The Beginning… there was just raw data

Two weeks into DITA, I have many more questions than I have answers, which is a good place to start. I’ve also realised that what I believed I was coming onto this Masters to learn and write about is already changing in shape and form. I had, for instance, only ever considered the issues ofContinue reading “In The Beginning… there was just raw data”