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Ben Showers
Works at Joint Information Systems Committee
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Lives in Kent, United Kingdom
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Drift's Elyse Bogacz explains how she changed her design process and stopped wasting so much time.
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Charities should take note from GDS when planning their digital transformation - Photo credit: Flickr, Geek Calendar. When Liam Maxwell, national technology adviser to government, spoke at the launch of the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology, he made a strong case for the ...
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Learning from the tragedy of #Trump by Bruno #Latour
Bruno Latour on the election of Donald Trump and the coming ecological crisis.
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A post #agile world?
Agile has been the dominant development methodology in our industry for some time now. While some teams are just getting to grips with…
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The #technological environment is now moving too quickly for us to take years building big solutions. If we try we’ll get blown up.
The technological environment is now moving too quickly for us to take years building big solutions. If we try we’ll get blown up.
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Programme Manager, Digital Infrastructure
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  • Joint Information Systems Committee
    Programme Manager, Digitisation, present
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Introduction
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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  • University College London
    Information Studies (MA), 2006 - 2008
  • University of Sussex
    Philosophy (MA), 2000 - 2001
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Seth's Blog: The computer, the network and the economy
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Libraries and the curse of knowledge - Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog
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In his recent book on writing (The Sense of Style), Steven Pinker suggests that the economic concept of the curse of knowledge is the main c

How To Have An Opinion Worth Hearing
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2015 Holiday Gift Guide for open source enthusiasts | Opensource.com
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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
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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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Quality Rules | The Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory
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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...
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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...
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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
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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
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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