Seasickness be damned! by Suzanne Verrall

The following entry was received in the #YLibrary Writing Competition. Suzanne Verall writes about the library of the future. Seasickness be damned! by Suzanne Verrall On a ship sailing through life, sailing through time, through space. Sailing in fair weather and storms, under blue skies and strange stars. Iridescent flying fish and ghastly tentacled monsters. Unknown … Read more

YLibrary? Embracing Open Data: The Library’s Role as Digital Curator by Rachel Cobcroft

Digital Curation

In May 2011, Europe faced a significant health crisis: a deadly outbreak of the bacteria E.coli had emerged from an unknown food source, affecting 4000 people, and killing 53. Researchers turned to the broader scientific community for help: releasing details of the sequenced bacterial genome via Twitter[i] and sharing publicly accessible sequence data via the … Read more