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We’re moving!

Looking for us? We’re happy to say that we’re part of the new Scientopia blogging collective. Come see us there!

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…

Introducing co-bloggers!

I am bursting with pride to introduce Sarah Shreeves and Elizabeth Brown as co-bloggers here on Book of Trogool! (You’ll have to excuse me if I go over my exclamation-point quota. I’m just so excited about this!) I will let them tell you about themselves; I’ll just say that Sarah works for the University of…

Other people are doing NPG vs. CDL link roundups better than I am, so I’ll limit myself to a few links: Think this is a one-off moment of insanity on NPG’s part? Bernd-Christoph Kaemper demonstrates the pattern. Steve Lawson of Colorado College shares text of an email he sent to faculty at his institution. He…

Another reason it’s been quiet around here is that comments haven’t been appearing. This was my fault (though I am innocent of any ill intent), and I apologize with all my heart. What happened was this: I was getting quite a bit of the particularly obnoxious kind of spam that copies other comments to appear…

Excuses, excuses

*blows off the dust* It’s been quiet around here. Sorry about that. Morphing jobs is chaotic, as is moving offices. I’ve missed a writing deadline, made another, and have a third coming up. I don’t have a proper desk in my new office yet (I will soon), and my current makeshift is making my good…

Decisions

I need to lift the iron curtain between this blog and my workplace. I beg your indulgence for one post. As those who read Bora’s interview with me know, I discontinued my previous blog Caveat Lector because I was informed that it was causing significant distress to individuals in my workplace. In my best judgment,…

Hiatus continues, and an onion

My husband and I have been stranded by the ash cloud from Iceland. We are well-housed thanks to good friends and the strength of weak ties, so there is no need to worry about us. With luck, we’ll be able to get home Tuesday the 27th. Blogging will continue to be sporadic until we’re home.…

Hiatus

I am off to bonnie Scotland tomorrow for the UK Serials Group conference. I’ll also be jogging down to Bath to meet some of the fine people at UKOLN and talk data. There’s a tremendous amount happening rather fast around serials at present; I wish I had time to blog it all, but I don’t?I…

First, a small warning: I am having an extremely crowded and busy week, so blogging here (even the catchup I need to do to the many excellent comments on the Battle of the Opens post) will suffer. Something for folks to chew on in the meantime: can anybody explain to me what this tool (if…