Thursday, 10 May 2012

Dropping in on Dundee

I have to say that the ghosts of my friends James Simpson and Andrew Wighton  were conspicuously absent when I went to Dundee for a librarianship meeting today.  It's always the same; if I'm thinking about the day-job, I am less likely to glimpse a Victorian coat-tail disappearing round a street-corner.  Nonetheless, I like to think they'd have been pleased I was tramping the streets that they'd have frequented one and a half centuries ago.

And my meeting was at the University of Dundee, which happens to be the University with the highest student satisfaction rate in the UK!  That's quite an accolade.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Silent Imaginary Friends

I crept up on my imaginary friends stealthily last night.  Wondering what to do with myself, I decided to write up the presentation that I delivered at the IAML (UK and Irl) Annual Study Weekend in Cardiff last month. 

Since I was writing as much about crowdsourcing, and Welsh bards, as about Scottish minstrels, not many of my imaginary friends got much of a look-in, to be honest.  Still, it was an interesting challenge to write about my research and other interests for a different audience.

Benjamin Zephaniah is a bit of a wild leap from late mediaeval Welsh bardic verse, but I think I achieved my intententions!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The suspense!

No more will be posted until I genuinely have something to report.  Watch this space ...