Thinking out loud: Tacit knowledge and deficit models
9 May 2018 | 4:04 pm

This post was prompted by Donna Lanclos tweeting a link to a talk by Eamon Tewell: OK so I'm not mad at all but this talk from @EamonTewell anticipates lots of what I want to dig into in a future talk of mine. So, I'm gonna cite this https://t.co/lZVYTFKp0u — Donna Lanclos (@DonnaLanclos) May 5, 2018 His talk, on the problems of deficit models chimed with me on issues of tacit knowledge. I’m still noodling around an underpinning theory of knowledge for my work (blog post currently has spent nearly 12 months ...

Against the 2.5% Commitment
5 January 2018 | 3:04 pm

Three things come together to make this post. The first is the paper The 2.5% Commitment by David Lewis, which argues essentially for top slicing a percentage off library budgets to pay for shared infrastructures. There is much that I agree with in the paper, the need for resourcing infrastructure, the need for mechanisms to share that burden, and fundamentally the need to think about scholarly communications expenditures as investments. But I found myself disagreeing with the mechanism. What motivates me to getting around to writing this is the recent ...

2560 x 1440 (except while traveling)
4 January 2018 | 11:38 am

It’s not my joke but it still works. And given my pretty much complete failure to achieve even written resolutions it’s probably better to joke up front. But…here are a set of things I really need to write this year. Maybe more for my benefit than anyone else but it’s good to have a record. Blog Posts: I have a few things that either need finishing or need writing, these are relatively immediate Against the 2.5% Commitment – argument that fixed top-slicing of scholarly communications budgets is not the right way to ...


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