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Interview

I’ve been interviewed by Bora Zivkovic, apropos of many things. Click over if you’ve a mind.

Comment policy

I’m getting quite a few more comments here than when I started, which is lovely! To keep the conversation lively and civil, I’ve put together a comment policy, which you can find on the blog’s About page. (I’ll link to it from the sidebar momentarily.) It’s mostly common sense. Moreover, I haven’t had to edit…

Adding a category

I’m still at Science Online 2010 and will have observations on it later, but first I’d like to acknowledge and celebrate a resource that has been absolutely crucial to my professional career?and indeed, to my profession. Open Access News, under the able direction of Peter Suber and Gavin Baker, has for years been the single…

Welcome Planet Code4Lib readers!

Book of Trogool has just been added to Planet Code4Lib, a library-technology blog reader. I am of course honored to be in some very fine company. I have a mixed readership here: librarians, technology pros, researchers from several disciplines. I encourage all my readers to pop over to take a look at Planet Code4Lib. If…

Tracking my eyes

I got a very nice email the other day thanking me for being a clearinghouse for e-research information. I’m not quite sure I am that, but just in case I’ve become it without noticing? What I read in the area and think is worthwhile enough to keep around ends up in a few places, all…

By way of amplifying the signal: the 5th International Digital Curation Conference is coming up in London in December. I will be there in spirit only, I fear, but I hope there will be a Twitter hashtag I can follow? Chris Rusbridge has blogged the program. (If I seem more scatterbrained than usual, it’s because…

Comment snafu resolved

If you’ve been having trouble commenting, you’re not alone?the comment form quit working for me a couple days ago. I wrote in to Erin, and from where I’m sitting, the problem has been fixed. If you’re not getting comment-form love, email me at dorothea.salo at gmail and I’ll see what I can do. Speaking of…

Help!

I will be speaking for UKSG’s conference next April. They haven’t given me a topic? but they want a talk title by the end of this month. I have to write a paper alongside the talk, and I hate writing papers with every last fiber of my being, so if I have to do it,…

Access recap

I am back from Access and feeling wonderful? and wonderfully exhausted. Data and its care and feeding were the dominant themes at the conference. I strongly recommend reading the session summaries at Pete Zimmerman’s blog. It’s hard to pick star sessions out of so very many good ones, but the Leggott, Hartman/Phillips, Turkel, and Sadler…

A comment Chris Rusbridge left on a previous post leads me to clarify the extent to which the subject matter of this blog draws on my own position in the institution where I work, and that institution’s take on matters data-curational. In brief: It doesn’t. I don’t talk about my place of work here, and…