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The personal blog of Anne Welsh, a lecturer in Library and Information Studies specialising in Cataloguing, Historical Bibliography and Digital Humanities.

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  • November 28, 2012
  • 03:24 AM
  • 398 views

Digital Bibliography

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

'Early Modern Oxford Bindings in Twenty-first Century Markup' (Library Review) is the first of several articles on Digital Bibliography (the application of Digital Humanities research methods in the older field of Bibliography). As well as providing a description of a pilot project to TEI encode the Bodleian Library's 17th century Binders Book, it exemplifies the kind of innovative research that can be achieved by library staff working towards a qualification.... Read more »

  • January 29, 2010
  • 12:11 PM
  • 1,331 views

Science Behind the Warm Fuzzy Feeling

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

Richard L. Hart's article finds no evidence through citation analysis for the higher quality of published articles from collaborative research. However, the quality of manuscripts submitted may be higher, so the author experience may be better.... Read more »

  • January 26, 2010
  • 06:21 PM
  • 760 views

Learning to Teach

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

Summary of Kate marek's article on the support required for LIS faculty in order to create and teach online courses... Read more »

Kate Marek. (2009) Learning to teach online: creating a culture of support for faculty. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 50(4), 275-292. info:/

  • February 7, 2009
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,312 views

Limiting the Dataset

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

Limiting the dataset helps clinicians find what they need quickly... Read more »

  • November 15, 2008
  • 12:26 PM
  • 1,335 views

Health Sector Information Skills Training

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

 

In the 25th anniversary issue of Health Information and Libraries Journal, Margaret E.S. Forrest provides an overview of the role of informational professionals in user education.

It’s particularly useful for those of us who have not been working in the sector so long, since it highlights the growth of IT and EBM (evidence based medicine) and [...]... Read more »

Margaret E. S. Forrest. (2008) Learning and teaching retrospective. Health Information , 22-24. DOI/10.1111/j.1471-1842.2008.00799.x

  • October 21, 2008
  • 12:00 AM
  • 2,061 views

Why Control Authority?

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

Preparing this week’s lecture, I came across an interesting paper by Ling Hwey Jeng questioning the necessity and cost-effectiveness of authority control.

After a brief synopsis of the main aims and objectives, Jeng concludes that

In cataloging, accuracy means authoritative, standardized, and consistent accuracy. It means both completeness (i.e. retrieving all relevant information), and without false information (i.e. [...]... Read more »

Ling Hweng Jeng. (2002) What Authority? Why Control?. Cataloging , 34(4), 91-97. DOI/10.1300/J104v34n04_09

  • September 25, 2008
  • 09:28 AM
  • 1,678 views

Analyzing the Impact of an Author’s Publications

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

Rooting around in some citation analysis papers, I’ve come across a neat synopsis of the issues surrounding the use of citation count to determine the impact of an individual author’s work [*].

Lee A. Vucovich, Jason Blaine Baker and Jack T. Smith give an account of a library enquiry to determine the impact of various members of [...]... Read more »

Lee A. Vucovich, Jason Blaine Baker, & Jack T. Smith. (2008) Analyzing the impact of an author's publications. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 96(1), 63-66. DOI/10.3163/1536-5050.96.1.63

  • September 21, 2008
  • 02:09 PM
  • 1,445 views

Getting the Balance Right

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

Preparing my paper for Elisad on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Web 2.0, I’m grateful to the Blogging Section of SLA-IT and resource shelf respectively for highlighting articles on how to generate and limit User Generated Content.

As governmental organisations or NGOs, Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) information providers have a real need to [...]... Read more »

Margaret Sica-Browm, & Jeffrey Beall. (2008) Library 2.0 and the problem of hate speech. Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, 9(2). DOI/

  • September 20, 2008
  • 04:00 AM
  • 2,263 views

A Brief History of Blame

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

We tend to think of vicarious liability as a modern product of a society we believe is becoming more and more litigious. However, continuing my reading around case studies and their historical use, I’ve come across a portrait of how blame and fear of blame was heaped upon medical personnel delivering babies in 17th century [...]... Read more »

Lianne McTavish. (2006) Blame and vindication in the Early Modern birthing chamber. Medical History, 447-464. DOI/PMC1592634

  • September 15, 2008
  • 12:00 AM
  • 1,404 views

Case Studies in the Late 17th Century

by Anne Welsh in Library Marginalia

Alan Lovell’s post on the uses of case studies really got me thinking and fishing around on the web - so often in health information we deal only in the higher levels of evidence that it’s easy not to think about the lower-level stuff, especially the one-off cases.

Found a great article by S. Sandassie on [...]... Read more »

S Sandassie. (2008) Evidence-based medicine? Patient case studies in English surgical treatises, 1660-1700. Medical Humanities, 34(1), 11-18. DOI/10.1136/jmh.2008.000266

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