Working with Ghost

Working with Ghost

This site is built with Ghost and the Krabi template. I use it for blogging and as a professional home on the web. Why Ghost? Here are some initial thoughts. Ask me again in a year's time ...

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A new web presence: transitions and towers

A new web presence: transitions and towers

This is a new web presence for Lorcan Dempsey! My goal is to provide a contact point and to bring together various elements of my work, writing and career. In part I am influenced by the decentralizing impulse to control your own archive.

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College, consortium, collaboration, collective collection

College, consortium, collaboration, collective collection

Constance Malpas and I gave a presentation to the Boston Library Consortium Board of Directors about the dynamics of library collaboration in consortia. It talks about collective collections as an example.

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The RLUK Digital Shift Forum

The RLUK Digital Shift Forum

I was pleased to inaugurate the RLUK Digital Shift Forum, with a presentation on Pandemic effects and collection directions. I was especially pleased to be kindly introduced by my longstanding colleague Robin Green, University Librarian at Warwick University, and current chair of RLUK.

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Collection directions accelerated? Pandemic effects.

Collection directions accelerated? Pandemic effects.

Over the past few years I have been talking about three systemic ways in which collections, broadly understood, are evolving in a network environment. They are: the collective collection, the facilitated collection, and the inside-out collection.

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Calgary Central Library: combining intimacy and civic statement

Calgary Central Library: combining intimacy and civic statement

The Calgary central library was on first impression the finest public building I have been in for years.

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The (Digital) Library Environment: 10 years after

The (Digital) Library Environment: 10 years after

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

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Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Lorcan Dempsey reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.

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