Information Literacy

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Event Review: Introduction to Wikimedia (February 2016, Edinburgh)

By Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia Foundation) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons Museums and Galleries Scotland’s Wikimedian in Residence:Sara Thomas led an engaging hands-on workshop in how to contribute to the world’s largest collaborative encyclopedia. Sara’s knowledge of the wikipedia movement was only eclipsed by her passion and drive to get others involved in improving … Continue reading

5 reasons why I can’t find Open Access publications

by Louise Morrison (@ljmorr) With the publication of the Finch Report, Open Access and Institutional Repositories are hot topics at the moment. So it seems like an opportune moment to bring up an issue that’s been bothering me for a while. Why is it so hard to find Open Access publications? I’m not talking about … Continue reading

Information and Digital Literacy – what does it mean to you?

by Leigh Bunton In a recent MmITS committee meeting, we were discussing possible themes to underpin our group activities throughout the year. Information Literacy was mentioned and we agreed it was a likely contender for future consideration, but I confess I didn’t give the concept much thought beyond the meeting. I was then given the … Continue reading

Health information – a lifeline for patients and their loved ones

by Louise Morrison (@ljmorr) A few months ago the sudden illness of a close family member led me unexpectedly into the field of health information.  As I came to terms with a new and alien world of hospital visits and test results, the librarian in me turned to information-seeking to make sense of our new … Continue reading

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