CDLINFO News: collaboration

The Scholar’s Library is Global

November 16, 2010  |  Category:  eScholarship,Melvyl,Opinion and Commentary,Web Archiving  |  Author: 

There has been much talk of late about the need for and possibility of creating a National Digital Library (see the call by Robert Darnton and one response by Roy … More

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Uncommonly In Common

November 2, 2010  |  Category:  Newsletter  |  Author: 

Colleagues from JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) Rachel Bruce and Neil Jacobs visited CDL on October 29. We have often met with various representatives from JISC who have been … More

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Making Change Happen: Smart Team Building

August 4, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Leaders are told that bringing people together as a “team” is the ultimate means to achieve peak performance. So we feverishly plan team events, team brainstorming, team retreats, team training, … More

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Update on the DataCite Metadata Working Group

August 2, 2010  |  Category:  Digital Preservation (UC3),Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

It’s about time for a check-in on my experiences with the DataCite Metadata Working Group. I introduced this intrepid band a couple of months ago when we met face-to-face in … More

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Collaborative and Agile?

July 6, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

At CDL, we like to say we are collaborative and innovative by nature, because we were formed in 1997 out of the UC libraries’ tradition of working together to do … More

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Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat?

June 23, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

We’re celebrating! It’s been three months since we launched Your Life@Work. It’s been a challenge to test our ideas and a big thrill to connect with you through your online … More

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Strength in diversity: notes from the DataCite Conference

June 21, 2010  |  Category:  Digital Preservation (UC3),Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

In his groundbreaking book Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond argued that Europe’s key advantage over China during the Age of Exploration was the sheer number of European political entities. … More

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Looking anew at Service Level Agreements

June 7, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

“Service Level Agreements”–does the phrase bore you or bring you to tears? Make you run looking for a task designee? Courtesy of Pomona Public Library You are probably in good … More

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Is Your Career Fit or Fat?

May 12, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

You exercise to build stamina and muscle. You meditate to gain greater serenity. You take your car to the mechanic to keep it running. In different ways, these are all … More

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Getting things down: the case for documentation

May 3, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Half way down the Agile Manifesto (a list of the principles fundamental to agile software development), it states “Working software over comprehensive documentation.”  I don’t know how many of us actually … More

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