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Top 10 digital apps for researchers

JISC has just revealed its list of the top 10 digital apps for researchers Among them are old friends such as Skype as well as online reference and reading list management systems, online communities for researchers in different fields, and the new Google Wave (merging email with collaborative working). The list includes helpful suggestions for using the technologies in research and networking, as well as proposing discipline-specific resources for both sciences and humanities.

Keeping it together

One of the main issues for the PhD researcher is having to look in so many places for the information you need on a daily basis. Well here's one way of keeping all your information together in one place.

Pageflakes is a 'social personalised homepage' where you can collate information from the internet. Have a look at the Graduate School Media Zoo's pageflakes page for examples of how this might be useful for your research. On our page we have rss feeds from sources such as:

- Bookmarks
- Blogs
- Database searches
- Calls for papers
- News from archives, research centres etc
- Journal contents pages

...all of these are available in your subject. You can also access your email and social networking accounts on a pageflakes page, as well as weather reports, calendars, PhD cartoons and other applications.

For other ways of keeping it all together see netvibes and igoogle.

For more information on how to use RSS feeds or feed readers make an appointment in the Graduate Sch…

Library jobs for students

Vacancies - Casual Staff
Extra “Quiet and library environment enforcement” patrollers wanted for May and June

The David Wilson Library is recruiting students of the University for “The Quiet and Library Environment Patrol”, so that we can provide additional patrolling during the summer examination period. The work involves patrolling all areas of the David Wilson Library building for an hour at a time to help maintain a quiet environment and to enforce the “no eating” regulation. The patrolling person will issue a “yellow card” to those users who are creating a noise, using a mobile phone outside a designated Phone Zone, or eating /drinking in the Library. They will make a record of the user’s name and Library card number, and pass these details to a designated member of Library staff. Patrollers must be prepared to work during the exam period and are required for the following weeks:

Tuesday 4 May to Friday 4 June

Duties are arranged on a rota basis to cover the following hours:

11.00am …