And then there were five…

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As countless case studies have shown (trust us – we’ve read them all), building an institutional repository is no easy feat. Being full-time graduate students with jobs, coursework, and personal lives AND building an IR is even less simple. As I’m sure many of our fellow students can attest, capstone projects are not without their challenges, and we’ve been facing our fair share.

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“People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint” – Steve Jobs.

As part of our Capstone module for the MLIS, we have to do a short 5-10 minute long presentation about our work on the project so far next Friday (April 15th 2016). Luckily for us, we have kept a very detailed work log throughout the project (thanks Hanna!) and, because of this blog, we have a heap of information that could make up a presentation!

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GANTT… ah ahhh… saviour of the Univers(ity)

In case you were confused about the title!

So my post my first post here will be dealing with the wild and wonderful world of GANTT charts. So exciting, I know. But to be honest, a good GANTT chart is the first step in the long process of project management. We are a team of six and, as such, it can be quite hard to keep tabs on everything we’re doing and where we are at with the small pieces that will eventually lead to the BIG PICTURE. In our case the big picture is the development of an Institutional Repository.

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