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Archives for July, 2010

Introduction – the Honor System

As a new blogger here at Book of Trogool I’d like to thank Dorothea for the opportunity to share in the discussion of evolving issues in technology, libraries, research, and scholarly communication. I’m currently the Scholarly Communications and Library Grants Officer at Binghamton University, in upstate New York. I’ve been a librarian for some time…

Belated Zombie Day post

Oh, if I’d only had this picture for Zombie Day… Credit for the photo to UK Serials Group. Credit for the alteration of the speech bubble (you can see the original slide here if you care to) to Steve Lawson. Incidentally, I should have a postprint of an article based on this presentation up shortly.…

Richard Wallis has taken my ribbing in good part, which I appreciate; his response is here and will reward your perusal. He also left a comment here, part of which I will make bold to reproduce: As to RDF underpinning the Linked Data Web – it is only as necessary as HTML was to the…

So, the PepsiCo blog thing. Right. Advance disclaimer: this is me talking, not either of my illustrious co-bloggers. We have not yet made a decision about what to do; one co-blogger is across the pond at a conference and the other is vacationing, so that discussion will have to wait a bit. This is just…

Richard Wallis of Talis (a library-systems vendor) posted The Data Publishing Three-Step to the Talis blog recently. My reaction to this particular brand of reductionism is? shall we say, impolitic. I just want to pat Richard on the head and croon “Who’s the clever boy, then? You are! Yes, you are!” This is terrible of…

I would be utterly remiss in my duties were I not to point out SciBling John Wilbanks’s vitally important new open-access initiative. I pledge my full and free support. After all, my brain is basically purée anyway? (Apologies to those who saw this briefly yesterday. John jumped the, er, gun yesterday, and so did I.)