CDLINFO News: collaboration

Strength in diversity: notes from the DataCite Conference

June 21, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  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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5 Tips for Successful Career Collaboration

April 7, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Why do we look so happy in these pictures? Lena and I are collaborators in the truest sense, both about our shared work and about our “professional fitness.” Our collaboration has … More

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Practicing at communities of practice

April 5, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I like the phrase “community of practice.” It captures togetherness and the idea that we are practising something. We might not have it down pat. The notion has continual appeal, too, as an approach to knowledge … More

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Looking for Some Inspiration in Your Career?

March 30, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Are you someone who sees opportunities and potential in most situations? Are you open to new ideas? Do you try new things even if they intimidate you? If you answered … More

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