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Archives for February, 2010

Thank you!

This blog is a Research Blogging Awards 2010 Finalist Thank you for whoever nominated me and thanks for your votes! I’ll try to bring more research blogging posts to you in the coming year

ROTFL (and crying a bit)

This thread is hilarious, yet so true it makes me want to cry.

I ran across this piece again just now after having read it when it first came out in 20056: Foster, I. (2005). Service-Oriented Science. Science, 308(5723), 814-817. doi:10.1126/science.1110411 It’s a good piece and quite helpful. Google Scholar says it’s been cited 209 times, so that’s not terribly surprising. But here are some things that are…

With the recent snowstorms and all, I brought an official work machine home so I could work on full VPN. We have an SSL VPN option and with full network connect, it’s just like I’m in my office. Most of the time, when I need an article here or there, I just use the proxy…

A brief note. Remember when I told you about free to you research databases? Remember when some other librarians told you about a certain company negotiating for exclusive access to certain popular magazines, choking out other aggregators?  Well, now these two things have something in common. Ebsco.

At the PSP Pre-Conference (see my notes), Dr. Harley of the Higher Education in the Digital Age program reported being surprised by their finding that young scholars were unwilling or unlikely to experiment with new scholarly communication (tools/practices/channels). There was a question from the audience that showed the person’s disbelief of this finding. No matter…

These are a continuation of my notes. This portion has been transcribed from my scribble – I was sitting on stage for the second half of the day so live blogging didn’t really seem appropriate If there is something wrong, not malicious, just bad handwriting.   Diane Harley, Senior Researcher and Director, Higher Education in…

I attended this one day pre-conference session on February 3, 2010. I got here after the first group of speakers, unfortunately, due in part to #snOMG and part to parking confusion.   Barbara Kline Pope on Free at the National Academies Press Mission is to disseminate books from National Academies while being completely self sustaining. …