“What more could art scholarship achieve if it were open?” (Watkins, 2015). Discuss, with particular reference to the adoption and promotion of open access within the Arts.

In the first year of my Masters, for the module INF6200 Academic and Workplace Library, Information and Knowledge Services, I had to write an essay about Open Access or Open Science and a topic of my choice.

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Half Way Point – Semester 2

I was meant to post this update before the Easter break, but sadly the Open Access essay and group work I’ve been doing took over! And some relaxing and not doing anything to do with libraries!

I’ve got to Week 7 of Semester 2 of the first year of my Part Time Masters in Librarianship and Week 8 begins next Monday.

Time for a recap!

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The information seeking behaviour of arts students and how to improve this. An Annotated Bibliography.

I wanted to share this assignment with you all (anyone who’s interested), which is an annotated bibliography I had to make for my Information Literacy module. The reason I’m sharing it is because it’s an area of librarianship I feel passionately about and that’s information literacy and arts students.

Who is this for? I’d suggest anyone who works in arts education (not just as a librarian, maybe as a tutor, lecturer, technician, anyone really).

I’m not saying ‘Look at this – the most amazing work ever’ more a ‘Hey, this could be useful and maybe lead you on to even more information’.

We had to have exactly 12 items comprising of at least 1 book, 1 website and 1 academic journal article.

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New Year. New Me.

Not really readers! Same old same old over here.
I just wanted to quote a song off the new Bronx album ‘V’, which made my list of top 5 records of 2017!
Oh and also this awesome Hannah Hillam cartoon.
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So I survived semester 1! And I have now completed all my assignments.
Lets see what I’ve got going on in 2018 so far…
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