We built it and they are coming: the development of eResearch@Flinders
VALA2014 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Learning
Amanda Nixon, Liz Walkley Hall, Ian McBain, Richard Constantine and Colin Carati
Flinders University, SA
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This paper discusses the planning,implementation and staffing of a new area of the Flinders University Library to support researcher uptake of eResearch tools and services. Building on new expertise developed in the completion of Australian National Data Service projects and drawing on traditional library skills in metadata creation and validation, repository management, open scholarship and researcher engagement, librarians in eResearch@Flinders provide data management support, a point of contact for external eResearch services providers, support for eResearch strategic decision making, repository services and eResearch liaison.
Fat or Thin? Is the Verdict In?
VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 2: Technology
Networks Librarian. Flinders University Library
Information Technology Librarian, Flinders University Library
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Thin client or network computing is a hot topic. The hype claims lower total cost of ownership, faster applications deployment and reduced management pain, compared to traditional computing architectures. Early in 1998 the Flinders University Library installed network computers in the Central and branch libraries for student access to the Internet. This paper is a review of network computers in the light of our experience over the past two years. Do network computers offer all that is claimed in the hype? Are there hidden costs? What are the issues of configuration, server scaling, network performance and fault diagnosis? Do they have a future in the Library arena?