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Reflections .. on my last day at OCLC

Today is my last day at OCLC. After 21 years. Here are some brief reflections.

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Reflecting life and career: Advice to an LIS graduate student

I got an email in October last year from Achilles Escudero-Kontostathis, a graduate student in LIS at Catholic University, Washington DC. He asked if I could talk about what I valued or found essential for a library student to know.

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Working with Ghost: a review

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

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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The book of the blog

Not very many blogs end up as books. This one did!

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One handed writing - the blog

Recently @mishdalton [https://twitter.com/mishdalton] pointed me at an article [https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/opinion/tips-for-aspiring-op-ed-writers.html?mcubz=1] about writing op-eds for the New York Times. I was immediately struck by how applicable much of what was said was to blog writing. The advice is

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End of the digest ....

For almost as long as this blog has been going we have had an associated digest. This has gone out to over 800 people. The frequency of the digest has changed as the frequency of posting has gone down. We have decided that it is now time to turn off

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Analysing influence .. the personal reputational hamsterwheel

Analysing influence has been a central part of academic life. We are very familiar with citation analysis. This is possible because the system allows that metric to be measured and it is seen to be meaningful. As new measures have become possible in a web environment they too have been

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