Christina's LIS Rant

Archives for May, 2010

Featuring quotes by yours truly as well as our dear Dr Isis, Drugmonkey, and Bora Zivkovic. Kamalski, J. (2010). Blogging about science. Research Trends 17. Retrieved from http://www.info.scopus.com/researchtrends/archive/RT17/beh_dat_17.html .

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Following ICWSM Remotely

Fourth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media is being held right now in DC. Use both twitter hash tags: #icwsm2010 and #icwsm. The papers are online at: http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM10/schedConf/presentations.

My larger institution’s (so not my place of work, but our parent org’s) libraries had a fabulous get together Friday with a session on data curation. The speakers were: Clifford Lynch of the Coalition for Networked Information, Carole Palmer from UIUC, and Joel Bader from JHU and JHMI. I tweeted, but there wasn’t a hashtag,…

Here’s a quote from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers’ response (pdf) to the FRPAA legislation (about): There is no need for federal agencies to replicate content on their own sites when web-linking approaches to publishers’ authoritative versions could serve better the same goal of public access. Acting on…

Revere of Effects Measure has a great post on expertise, authorship, and “real” names. At this point, after years and years of blogs it’s a shame this has to be said explicitly. The general points go like this: there are many legitimate reasons to be pseudonymous in authoring a blog. I describe some of these…

John Dupuis comments about a review of This Book is Overdue, saying that libraries’ roles in their institutions are not well understood by others in the institution because of inherent insularity in academe – silos, in effect. Drug Monkey basically sees the library as infrastructure. When I say infrastructure, I mean the SL Star (RIP)…

Got a question?

see more Lolcats and funny pictures Someone around here is bound to have an answer! Ask a scibling is back, see this post: http://scienceblogs.com/seed/2010/05/ask_a_scienceblogger_anything.php Feel free to ask any library or information questions, too.

Linking to a must read

I ♥♥♥ this essay by Barbara Fister: Washington, We Have a Problem at Library Journal. Go read it.

Or maybe it’s personal information management FAIL! – If you’re sensitive to the difference. In other words keeping or not, organizing, retrieving, and re-using information things. I have no desktop search. I have no desktop search at work because the only one I could get has been emasculated – it’s prevented from searching e-mail or…