Research and PhDs

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I have mentioned the web2rights site a few times before (on 5th 18th and 31st October) but seeing that our own Copyright guidance isn’t published yet and this blog is mainly about research, it’s just as well to mention it again.

Just in case you didn’t catch it last time we have published the Creative-Commons-overview2011.10.10 Licences.

Once again I’m going to point you in the direction of another blog. I’ve mentioned the Thesis Whisperer before but this post is just so fantastic (it was mentioned in Fresh Pressed) that I have to pass it on to you. The post is called, What so say when someone asks you: “Should I do a PhD?”. The response was terrific, everyone had things to say about the PhD they completed, the one they are currently doing or the one that got away from them. Do read it ‘cos it gives good advice even if you have started your PhD – you might even want to add a comment yourself 🙂 You might also like to look at the following post, PhD Derision, it gives you lots of things to say when people put you or your research down – good to remember when you want that quick retort.

I do like this too, a really clever way of putting it all into perspective from Matt Might’s site, The Illustrated Guide to a PhD. If you read down to the bottom of the page you will find out the sad reason why Matt does all this.

To end on a happier note and nothing to do with PhDs, apart from the consumption of copious amounts of coffee. Mashable shows us what Starbucks is doing to their Christmas holiday mugs with augmented reality. It’s really rather sweet 🙂


About timjohnson
I came through a tortuous path to the role of Adviser in Digital Literacy in the Information and Learning Services Department. In the past I was a: Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Senior Lectuer in Midwifery, Midwifery Sister, Staff Midwife, Nurse, Secretary, Bars Manager. I would have liked to be a jeweller and silver smith but of course there is always retirement for that :)

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