Getting the show on the road

One of me in SL

This is "me"

I really feel as if I’m settling in properly now 🙂 I’ve published the web pages for Digital Literacy on the ILS site today and, apart from some minor hiccoughs they seem to be running ok. The pages are not completely up to date yet as I still have a few things to add but at least it’s a start.

Thinking about publishing there is more on the open publishing front. This short article from Research Professional brings us up to date with what is happening on the tussle between open publishing and commercial journal publishers. You might have thought this was just an issue in the USA but as you can see from the article even universities such as Imperial and Cambridge are joining in the fight. What do you think – would you put your career on the line in a fight like this?

You might wonder if the above item has anything to do with Digital Literacy. In fact the social and cultural effects of digital technologies on our lives is exactly what Digital Literacy is about. How prepared to you feel for the world of the future?


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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