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Some of our ads in infosci

seem to be for Bing, the re-branded “new” search engine from Microsoft. So that’s ok (as is USAA – I’ve been a member since I was a midshipman or right after commissioning, I forget). (ew, ew, ew for some of the other ads!) Which reminds me that I need to do some posts on web…

No need to click through… just sayin’ they’re on their way.

Welcome, Walt!

I’m so pleased that Walt Crawford has joined us as SciBlings! I’ve read Cites & Insights (sometimes people tease him by calling it Sites & Incites, but I don’t recommend you try that) and his old blog for years as well as a few of his books. I’m a real fan. Yay us!

test entry – please ignore

(I can’t find anything wrong on the back end for previous post so let’s see if this one is broken, too) 🙁 update 1.2.3 3.2.1 test complete. error fixed, or so i believe.

Please check out and comment on John’s post on Looking for Ideas for the Information Science Channel. So far: Information policy including open access, intellectual property, and gov’t openness Information visualization Information architecture Publisher/publishing funding models: subscriptions, page charges, article charges Information search strategies Citations – importance of (for attribution? as a proxy for “quality”?…

I believe….

I believe in libraries and librarians. I think it was Dana Roth who posted this quote to a listserv: “To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.” ~Jon Bing,…


So there I was… merrily blogging along for 5 years… when all of the sudden… the borg needs librarians (and who doesn’t?). Please allow me to introduce myself. I am a librarian in a university-affiliated research lab. Our lab does mostly physical sciences and engineering. My favorite things to research go BOOM or WHOOSH! I…