I’ve been busy busy busy recently – academic librarians always seem to have so much they hope to achieve in summer and then you blink and suddenly it’s almost time for the students to return!

Anyway, just a short post to share some exciting news – my first peer reviewed article has been published in Program. ๐Ÿ™‚

I mentioned a while ago that I had contributed to a paper for Bridging Worlds 2008 conference, and Program have run a special edition featuring selected papers from the conference. It seems like such a long time ago when I first wrote my contribution (almost a year ago now – just shows how long the publication process can take!) but it’s really exciting to have my name in print in such a great publication.

Brian Kelly from UKOLN was the main author of the paper, which examines the use of Library 2.0 in different types of libraries (national library, research library, and university library – my contribution) and outlines a risk management approach to minimise potential risks whilst gaining the benefits of Library 2.0 initiatives.

The full reference is:

Kelly, B., Bevan, P., Akerman, R., Alcock, J., and Fraser, J. (2009) Library 2.0: balancing the risks and benefits to maximise the dividends. Program: Electronic Library & Information Systems, 43 (3), pp. 311-327.

You can read a copy in Program, or you can view a copy at University of Bath’s repository.

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