Thoughts on Belonging

I collected my alumni card today. 112 days after submitting my Masters dissertation to #CityLIS, 85 days after finding out I got a Distinction, and 4 days after graduation. It feels large. I didn’t expect to feel any sort of way about it at all and had assumed I was simply going through the post-graduationContinue reading “Thoughts on Belonging”

My Masters dissertation is now published on Humanities Commons

I have now published my dissertation on open-access repository Humanities Commons, alongside all my essays. I received a Distinction for this project. The abstract is below: Public libraries in the United Kingdom have faced significant closures since the introduction of austerity in 2010, with this trend predicted to continue. The current tools used to measureContinue reading “My Masters dissertation is now published on 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”