Author Archives: Steve Mishkin

BIALL Conference 2015 – a newcomer’s view

As part of my ongoing efforts to make the transition from History Teacher to Law Librarian, I have become a member of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL). I’ve found their journal, Legal Information Management, particularly helpful … Continue reading

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The Importance of Information Governance

I wasn’t planning on writing another post until the new year, but recent events compel me to do so. One of the modules I was studying this term was Information Management and Policy. It got me thinking about the processes … Continue reading

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A time for reflection

In a couple of weeks times the TV schedules will become filled with programmes looking back at 2014 (in my opinion you can’t beat Charlie Brooker’s Wipe for how this sort of show should be done), and as my first … Continue reading

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No fate but what we make – Creating a Semantic Web

Many Sci Fi fans will recognise that this week’s title and the image above both come from Terminator 2, a film in which in a dystopian future, an Artificial Intelligence defence system called Skynet has waged war against humanity. The … Continue reading

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Heigh-Ho, off data mining we go.

Being the father of a 3 year old, we watch a fair amount of animation in our house. You hear of social critics bewailing the pernicious effect of tv and cartoons on children, yet it’s really the parents we should … Continue reading

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Screwing around

As you can see from the picture below, interest in this blog continues to fall – some may even go so far as to describe it as moribund! In a desperate attempt to reverse the slide I’ve resorted to the … Continue reading

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TAGS – a reappraisal

This week we’ve been exploring the world of Text Analysis, using tools such as Wordle, Voyant and Many Eyes. To do so, we needed text to examine, and for that purpose we reused the data sets created from our previous … Continue reading

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