Citation-Data Informed Decision Making at SCONUL

I have just come back from SCONUL Summer Conference. RefME joined this year’s event not only as an exhibitor, but I was engaged as a speaker. Although I had met Ann Rossiter (CEO) and Liz Jolly (Chair) before, I hadn’t deeply engaged in the society prior to this, so this was my chance to plunge […]

#LibrariesTransform – The Relevance of the Library in the Modern University

Since joining RefME and talking to many librarians across the UK, Europe and the US, I have become increasingly interested in the role the academic library plays in the lives of its staff and student communities, and whether this role is changing in the context of the modern university. I was fortunate enough to talk […]

#LibrariesTransform: National Library Week

This year, National Library Week is happening in the United States from April 10-16. Given RefME’s growing presence in the US and partnerships with top US universities, we feel it’s all the more fitting to share our love for libraries from across the pond. Plus – beyond the conversation surrounding MLA format, APA citation, and […]

Librarians, How Can You Improve Your Students’ Learning Experience With Data?

This week the RefME team attended LILAC 2016 (#lilac16) in Dublin, meeting and talking to an audience of over 300 librarians and learning services staff from across the globe. Yaz El Hakim and I ran an interactive workshop, which explored the growing significance of Learner Analytics in Higher Education. Our workshop focused on the central […]

#Digifest16: Quality Space for Innovation in Learning and Teaching with Technology

The Jisc Digifest 2016 was a brilliant event this year with some engaging keynotes and compelling presentations (and featured some of the best tech companies in education). The two day event celebrated the power of digital – hence – RefME’s presence as an exhibitor. Held in Birmingham, England, from March 2-3, the event drew attendees from various roles within […]

For the Love of Books…

At RefME, we believe in the joy and importance of reading and above all else, we understand how fulfilling it is to learn from a good piece of literature. As reading habits shift and develop and our everyday relationships with books continue to evolve, World Book Day is a reminder of how purposeful and essential […]

Wikipedia – the Digital Gateway to Academic Research

“Wikipedia is today the gateway through which millions of people now seek access to knowledge which not long ago was only available using tools constructed and maintained by professional scholars.”  (William Cronon)   15 years ago today, a first step was made into democratizing access to information of an unimaginable breadth of topics by crowd […]

Knowledge Discovery and Big Data

After a week which saw us sharing a stage with London Mayor Boris Johnson in Israel and mingling with thousands of exciting entrepreneurs at the Scandinavian tech powerhouse that is Helsinki, we’re now off to the Big Apple to hopefully take The Next Web by storm as one of their featured Boost startups! But before […]

RefME heads to UAE for Sharjah Book Fair

There’s no sign of winding down for the holidays at camp RefME, with awards, conferences and speaking events all over the world keeping the team very busy, even while we grow so quickly we had to move to a bigger office last week! Fresh from the AASL conference in Columbus, Ohio, our head of Academic […]

Redefining School

Winter is Coming… and RefME is off to the frozen lands of Finland for one of the highlights of the year’s tech calendar: Slush RefME CTO Tom Gardiner will be taking to the Green Stage on Thursday 12th to explore the topic of how technology is transforming education. He will talk about how, in the […]