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Ben Showers
Works at Joint Information Systems Committee
Attended University College London
Lives in Kent, United Kingdom
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The Minimal Viable Post! The #Lean approach to #Writing
Writing good blog is just as hard as writing good code. You need to practice.
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Guest blog post by Jos Creese, CEO CCL as part of techUK #futuretech
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PODCASTS are not listened to outside London because people there have friends, research has discovered.
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The government #GitHub ecosystem

Governments have been flocking to GitHub. Their reasons are plenty: the promise of “private sector” tools, a conviction that publicly-funded code should be public, the company's evangelism (and stickers), etc. Whatever the case, GitHub now hosts at least 600 government organizations, ...
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Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?
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Welcome to the new world of artificial intelligence. Soon, we won't program computers. We'll train them. Like dolphins. Or dogs. Or humans.
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Reading applications to Y Combinator is like having access to a crystal ball.

Reading applications to Y Combinator is like having access to a crystal ball. Twice per year — once in the winter and once in the spring — thousands of men and women apply to Y Combinator. Each of these bright minds has his or her own vision of the future of technology. They pitch ideas related ...
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Embracing #agile  
How to master the process that’s transforming management
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  • University College London
    Information Studies (MA), 2006 - 2008
  • University of Sussex
    Philosophy (MA), 2000 - 2001
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Digital and Technology, Cabinet Office. benshowers.com
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I am a Programme Manager in Digital Infrastructure for JISC, working on a range of Digital library Projects including mobile, usability and shared services. 
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Programme Manager, Digital Infrastructure
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  • Joint Information Systems Committee
    Programme Manager, Digitisation, present
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How To Have An Opinion Worth Hearing
quillette.com

I listen to you time and time again, while you tell me just what’s right… Kansas City, by Marcus Mumford Political seasons have a way of swi

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for open source enthusiasts | Opensource.com
opensource.com

The annual Opensource.com gift guide serves up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbyists, and beginners are sure to love an

Google+ Hangouts – Google Hangouts
www.google.com

Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji and even group video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android

8 Ideas for a National Approach to Monographs - National Monograph Strategy
monographs.jiscinvolve.org

Ideas for a shared, national approach to the creation, management, preservation and digitisation of scholarly monographs.

Unique Identifiers Which Don’t Identify Anyone! | Library Analytics and ...
jisclamp.mimas.ac.uk

This is great for us to get started with, and there's a lot we can do statistically with this data. However, different partners are keeping

Academics will need both the physical and virtual library for years to come
www.guardian.co.uk

Research no longer starts with a visit to the library building, say Rachel Bruce and Mike Mertens, but it still plays a crucial role

Buy Electronic learning toys at - Your Online Shop for Toys.
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Buy Electronic learning toys at Argos.co.uk, visit Argos.co.uk to shop online for Toys

Quality Rules | The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory
librarylab.law.harvard.edu

Here is a letter from our very own Paul Deschner, to the Harvard Library community (and - now - beyond). It was so well received here that w

Digital Humanities and the Future of Libraries | The New York Public Lib...
www.nypl.org

Click for accessible search Skip Navigation. My Account. Type Size: A; A; A. The New York Public Library. Search. Catalog. NYPL.org. Home; U

Multitouch and the quest to make ereaders more flexible than paper - O'R...
radar.oreilly.com

The next TOC Sneak Peek webcast will feature Craig Tashman, founder and CEO of LiquidText, a multitouch software solution for digital margin

3D printing's forthcoming legal morass (Wired UK)
www.wired.co.uk

This has all the makings of an epic and surreal legal battle. You thought Hollywood and record labels were powerful lobbyists, crushing Naps

LJ Talks to David Weinberger About the Living Web
lj.libraryjournal.com

David Weinberger, currently a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Harvard Lib

Putting the User at the Heart of Education : Digital Infrastructure Team
infteam.jiscinvolve.org

Putting the User at the Heart of Education. This is an update on a recent Usability workshop held by Ben Showers and Torsten Reimer as part