Monthly Archives for April 2006

conference buzz

I have a zillion things to do and was thinking of just being polite and popping by the dSpace conference I’m speaking at this morning, scooting back to the office, coming down again to do my talk and then going … Continue reading

19. April 2006 by Jill
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respository

Today I’m giving a short presentation on “the researcher’s perspective” on open access institutional research archives, like BORA at my university. The presentation is part of the Institutional Respository Workshop that’s being held in connection with the dSpace User Group … Continue reading

19. April 2006 by Jill
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talks after easter

Before rushing off on holidays I’m thinking about two talks I’m giving right after Easter. I’ve been asked to give my perspective as a researcher on our university’s open research archive, and (most exotically) I’m one of the keynote speakers … Continue reading

07. April 2006 by Jill
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Easter holidays!

Easter is big in Norway. Easter weekend is when Norway shuts down the most thoroughly – supermarkets and shops and businesses will be shut from Wednesday at noon through Friday, some opening for a half-day on Saturday and then definitely … Continue reading

07. April 2006 by Jill
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beyond absurd

According to testimony to a Grand Jury, President Bush actually gave orders that the name of a CIA operative be leaked in order to punish her husband, who criticised the invasion of Iraq. So it’s not simply a matter of … Continue reading

07. April 2006 by Jill
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cards and sticks for teaching writing

Yesterday Jane wrote about helping a student who’s a visual thinker to actually understand what was wrong with her/his paper. She mentioned using cards and sticks to do this, and that this was a technique she’d learnt when working in … Continue reading

07. April 2006 by Jill
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want to do a PhD in Bergen?

The Faculty of Arts at my University just advertised seven four-year research fellowships for PhD students, and this time they’ve been advertised in English, which makes it rather easier for international applicants. In Norway PhD students are regular university employees … Continue reading

05. April 2006 by Jill
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stay away from nextgentel

Could I just say that NextGentel sucks? Sure, I was stupid to sign up for the three year sell-your-soul deal, but the speed was going to increase such a lot and it was part of a salary package (“hjemme PC-ordningen”) … Continue reading

03. April 2006 by Jill
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