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PANFeed: Update

PANFeed is currently undergoing a usability update, with two main goals planned. The primary goal is to make the site more accessible to non-technical users, those who may not know what an RSS feed is or what to do with

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Seriously, Visual Studio?

Last week Pat gave a workshop about using vim as your programming text editor. In it, he mentioned that vim has branching undo; that is (hold on now, this is complicated) if you undo and start typing again, if you

Audio proceedings

Following my post from Connected Past a few weeks ago I have been thinking more about different kinds of conference proceedings. Reading your paper aloud gives you an audio, video and “presentation” representation of your work. Each of these gives

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PANFeed feature roll out

Some of you may be wondering what happened to PANFeed Journals and Issues that we mentioned back in November. Well we have been quietly working away on them. Today we released the newest PANFeed. New features include user accounts, and

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Why you would read a paper…

I began writing this post at the Connected Past conference, which being someone not burdened with any real understanding of humanities, was astonishingly interesting to me. However this post is not really on the subject of networks. It is on

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Your Insitution’s Data Mobility

In our work on the SLE we have met range of challenges, some expected and some unexpected but none as surprising to me as the problem of data mobility. Coming from a world of open repositories data mobility was the

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I Might Be a Software Author

For over a year I have been uncomfortable with the idea that I am software engineer. The question in my mind has always been, “If I am not a software engineer then what am I?” I have always avoided tackling

PANFeed Journals and Issues

PANFeed has been collecting academic news for a while now and so we started thinking about more things you would want to do with your news. We had two needs expressed by Les Carr and William Nixon. The first was

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Digital Research Literacy

Over the last couple of weeks the OneShare team has been thinking some more about the scholarly process. We began by brainstorming  about potential end game scenarios for d-Roc. If we lived in a world where everyone made research objects

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PeoplePivot – Version 1

Patrick, Andy and I returned from RepoFringe 2011 as the triumphant winners of the Developer Challenge.  We were greeted in the labs with salutations of glory, emails were sent department-wide proclaiming our brilliance and parades were thrown in our honour. 

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