Posted on March 7th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
Pancakes and Mash might not be happening if it hadn’t been for the generosity of our sponsor, RLUK: Research Libraries UK.
A note from Mike Mertens, Deputy Executive Director of RLUK:
Why is RLUK interested in Mashed Libraries?
RLUK, established nearly 30 years ago, originally came into being through the desire to share data between its members. This meant greater efficiency for individual libraries, better exposure of collections, and the provision of new services, to students, staff and researchers. The experience of amassing and making available data tells us that it generates novel ideas and fresh views around what libraries can and should do for their patrons. Time marches on, and so does technology – but the fundamental principle remains the same: how can we best share our expertise and data to improve our users’ potential to create and access knowledge? Mashed Libraries does exactly that, which is why RLUK is happy to lend its support.
Posted on March 3rd, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
Just a quick note to let you know that, if you aren’t planning on bringing your own portable device to Pancakes and Mash on Tuesday, we have a number of (ageing but perfectly servicable!) laptops which you’ll be able to borrow on the day.
Posted on March 2nd, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
That’s it! We’re full, and not accepting any more bookings for Pancakes and Mash. There are 57 people coming along on Tuesday: a really nice mix of (mostly) HE library people, but also quite a few public library / commercial library folk, developers, and others.
If you didn’t manage to book your place in time, I’m very sorry Hope to see you at the mashlib-after-next!