January 23, 2009

Scholarly Commons

What is Scholarly Commons?

ScholarlyCommons@AUT provides a platform for the collection, organisation, access, annotation and preservation of the University's research outputs in digital formats.

What we're trying to do is collect together, in one place, the research produced by members of AUT University and make it accessible via the Internet to a world wide audience. This is an example of what is known as an " Institutional Repository".
From the Scholarly Commons website FAQs...

Link to Scholarly Commons; AUT, Auckland University of Technology repository for depositing an academic thesis.

http://www.aut.ac.nz/library/library_resources/scholarlycommons/

aut/newlibrary/study/workshops/database-week#Research

Contains theses published since 2002.

Scholarly Commons

January 19, 2009

http://www.scribd.com/

scribd.com

Just been exploring this web site. Very with it. Well worth a look. Great sample books, documents, resumes, articles etc. You can upload your own or download from the vast archive in word, adobe reader etc.
50 million plus readers.

"Scribd is the place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents.... sharing ebooks, creative writing, research papers and even sheet music and recipes on Scribd.com..."

I have summited a short paper to trial the upload. After a month it has had 11 reads!  I have not shared the information to my networks which would be easy to do.... I really recommend this software because of the clarity, ease of upload and the potential to share within facebook and twitter. Those who know me can search for the paper if they wish.

warm regards,

Helena

scribd.com

Another forum for writers is http://www.helium.com/

January 17, 2009

Just Trialing this new application ==> Twitter

Now on Twitter

http://twitter.com/_Helena

Need some Twitterati followers. Will be interested to learn from you too here. Just starting at this and may not update to often but interesting to try it and read whats is available from the public to read on Twitter.

Twitter founded in USA, less popular in UK but increased use means it is worth understanding the formats and using it as it suits you.

Being a local to New Zealand I try to promote NZ content on my blog where possible but also to try these globally popular applications,

regards,

Helena

January 13, 2009

Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act.

The Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 will come into force on 25 January 2009.

http://www.bdm.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Births-Deaths-and-Marriages-Births-Deaths-Marriages-and-Relationships-Registration-Amendment-Act?OpenDocument
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