The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Ed Edition is out!

With a small contribution of mine as a member of the advisory board, the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Ed is out! It is more focused on teaching and less on libraries than in the past years. I tried to promote some other subjects like e-publishing, open everything (access, resources, data etc.) or flexible glasses – but in the end there were some other technologies making the race:

This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies massively open online courses (MOOCs) and tablet computing as technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Games and gamification and learning analytics are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; 3D printing and wearable technology are seen emerging in the third horizon of four to five years.

These technologies will certainly be important in teaching and learning during the next years. But for libraries I see only low impact.

UK Web Focus (Brian Kelly)

A PDF Repository for my Research Publications

In a recent post which explained Why I’m Now Embedding ORCID Metadata in PDFs I described my intentions to ensure that my research papers contains rich embedded metadata to held enhance the discoverability of the publications, ensure that authorship is asserted (by embedding the ORCID ID of the authors of the papers) and ensure that embedded images contain descriptions which help ensure that the content can be understood by visually impaired readers. In addition I wish to ensure that the PDF is stored in PDF/A format which provides a more preservable format.

In light of discussions on the blog and on email I have decided to embed the ORCID IDs for co-authors of my peer-reviewed papers although, as suggested by Geoffery Bilder, I will be embedding the HTTP URI version of the ORCID IDs (e.g. rather than just the ORCID ID itself (0000-0001-5875-8744). In…

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