Month: April 2019

I attended the 2019 LILAC Information Literacy Conference (Twitter hashtag: #LILAC19) at the University of Nottingham on 24-26 April 2019 with my Academic Support Librarian colleague, Donna Watson. This was my first visit to this conference and I was unsure what to expect and to what extent information professionals attending the conference would welcome and …

This post, or something like it, has been rattling around in my head and in my Drafts folder for the better part of 18 months now. Since I’ve been doing an amount of work around chatbots and conversational interfaces, and more is coming, I want &hellip…

  Over my 11 months at ISG, I have seen the office shift in a variety of ways. At the start of the ‘Academic Blogging’ internship, my days were fueled by Slack conversations and sweaty office clothes. In these last days, the warmth of approaching summer triggers past memories, since replaced by jumpers and tea. Being a part-time intern during […]

Three students holding up their brightly coloured-in illustrations

Yesterday we invited students to take a break from their exam revision and come along to a relaxing colouring book session at King’s Buildings. There was the opportunity to colour-in brand new student illustrations inspired by items and images from the University’s collections. There was the choice of individual A4 pictures or larger A1 collaborative […]

Three step illustration showing how to insert object into sticker maker, pull it through and peel the backing off.

After the recent success of our badge maker for International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD), DLAM has now purchased a custom sticker maker that is available for future events and activities. Tweet from Lesley Greer showing variety of IWD badges Tweet from Karen Howie with her homemade “This girl can” orange sticker Xyron sticker maker The […]

In 2011 developers from Heroku developed the Twelve-Factor App Methodology, a list of best practices for portability and resillience of web applications. Heroku recommend you should store configuration differences between deployments in the applications environment.

As part of the Blogs.ed service planning, the service team identified a number of third-party plugins, themes and services that we wanted to integrate into the new service. We have collated our own cookie findings for an out-of-the-box WordPress installation, and also detailed how issues with third-party services were mitigated.

You may know that we are moving Learn to the cloud in the summer. This is a good thing – it will mean we can do more frequent updates to the application with less downtime. At the moment, we are restricted to a single update of the application over the …


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