CDLINFO News: collaboration

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:  Strategic & Project Planning,UC Curation Center (UC3)  |  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:  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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