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Archives for March, 2010

Tidbits, 5 March 2010

I’m in Urbana-Champaign this weekend to teach an in-person day for my online collection-development class. I’m looking forward to it; every time I teach I am reminded that students are smarter than I am. For now, tidbits! As world plus dog probably knows already, The Economist tackled the data deluge. Adam Christensen gives us the…

Cognitive dissonance

One of the latest institutional open-access policies comes from Harvard Business School (hat tip to Stuart Shieber). This is the same school that plays horrendous anti-library, anti-education games with their flagship Harvard Business Review. My head hurts.

So the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is mired in a rapidly heating controversy over a report that apparently let some dubious information slip through the cracks. Here’s the money quote: The discovery of the glaciers mistake has focused attention on the IPCC’s use of so-called grey literature: reports that do not appear…