Christina's LIS Rant

Yeah, me too.

I’m also leaving ScienceBlogs, but it’s not for the reasons some others have given. I don’t think Pepsi’s blog will hurt my real life reputation and besides, it’s been pulled, there have been apologies – it’s time to forgive. July was the first month I’ve gotten enough hits to get a paycheck – and that’s…

This APS rocks! Here’s the press release from PAMnet: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APS ONLINE JOURNALS AVAILABLE FREE IN U.S. PUBLIC LIBRARIES Ridge, NY, 28 July 2010: The American Physical Society (APS) announces a new public access initiative that will give readers and researchers in public libraries in the United States full use of all online…

He was also my husband’s uncle. I only found two of his images online, the remainder are photographs of prints we have on our walls – intentionally poor quality for those. He was a member of the Lyme Art Association, so there may be more information on their site. The Courant (Hartford, CT) had this…

The authors thesis is that the only mandatory communication of results is in peer reviewed journal articles. Scientists aren’t required to do other communicating and often leave communication to the public to the media. They ask if is this is adequate given the very low percentage of scientific articles that ever make it into the…

So there I was, try all kinds of librarian ninja tricks on the fanciest, most expensive research databases money can buy (SciFinder, Reaxys, Inspec…) and no joy. Couldn’t find what I needed. I’m perfectly willing to admit that I don’t know all that much chemistry, but usually I do ok since I work with one…

in Geneva. This is the ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval. Besides the academic types, this huge conference pulls a lot from the search engine industry and there’s a lot of interesting stuff. The twitter tag is #sigir2010 and there’s some bloggy coverage. (heh, today’s keynote – is the Cranfield paradigm outdated – um,…

This article is in early view at JASIST. It looks like it comes from the author’s dissertation. It isn’t terribly earth-shattering, but it’s well done, it provides more evidence, and there are definitely some implications for library/IR manager practice. Here’s the citation: Kim, J. (2010). Faculty self-archiving: Motivations and barriers Journal of the American Society…

The comments made last night weren’t showing up – I think I’ve fixed that now. Sorry for any inconvenience!

And why we should care. Gary Price of the Resource Shelf pointed to a news story today, that Ebsco has acquired two more research databases: Criminal Justice Abstracts and Communications Abstracts. For those of you who haven’t been following, Ebsco has recently acquired Ageline (it is now not available for free), NetLibrary, research databases from…

Via Jason P on friendfeed BTW – the Old Spice videos over the last couple of days were an amazing marketing feat. To create that kind of buzz. See more on Read/Write Web.