Colloquium: Thursday, March 19, 14:00 to 16:00  in room A 2.35 (inside the CBS Library at Solbjerg Plads)

We’ve got some thinking to do around here. Liv and I met today discuss how things are going in our Craft Colloquiums and we have to admit that attendance hasn’t been so good lately. There are of course two main areas in which to look for explanations. Either we’re not saying anything very interesting, or we’re not getting the word out properly. Feel free to let us know in the comments, but I suspect that one of our problems also has to do with how few people even know this blog exists.

That is, I’m leaning toward the “marketing failure” end of the explanatory spectrum, though I’m entirely willing to discuss content as well–both the content of the colloquiums and the content of this blog. We’ve already devoted this week’s meeting to “miscellany”, and we’ve decided to turn it into a full blown brainstorming session. What does the phrase “craft of research” mean to you? Is there a common, underlying set of craft skills that is shared by all scholars? What would that skill set include? What can a modern university library do to support the development and maintenance of those skills? Are they amenable to improvement through training and instruction?

Tell us in the comments, or come tell us on Thursday. We’re listening.

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