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This is a session by Stephanie Willen Brown and Dorothea Salo . They started with a bunch of questions. About half the room was librarians, of the others split between affiliated with an institution and not. Where do you go for full text? Google, Google Scholar. Does that work? Sometimes – if not quick if…

scio10: Science in the Cloud

John Hogenesch, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology – Penn School of Med gene-at-a-time is giving way to genome wide – larger datasets, collaborative research last year more added to genebank than all previous years combined (wow!) – exceeds Moore’s law. Academia responds by buying storage and clusters – but you need great IT staff – and…

scio10: podcasting in science

part deux (actually this is the regular conference session) This is the session on Saturday morning at 9. Moderated by Deepak Singh (coast to coast bio) and Kiki Sanford. What is podcasting? audio or video plus subscription plus portability. Some of the podcasters have gone away from calling things podcasts – they call them “shows”.…

scio10: Podcasting workshop

PalMD taught this workshop Friday, January 15. These are my quick notes. use an external mic – doesn’t have to be that expensive, if you have multiple people in the room, you might want a 2 channel mic use audacity and plan to do a lot of editing find a place to host these things,…

We’re just about set for a fabulous session on citation/bibliographic/reference managers at the upcoming Science Online conference. The session wiki page is here, so you can hop over there an add questions or suggestions if you’d like. John Dupuis and I are moderating and we’ll have the following folks there talk about some of the…

Thursday was a half day covering first the cyberinfrastructure and then some discussions of another system that can provide lessons learned to the RSN (reminder: regional scale nodes, the long cabled sensors). My notes are (of course) at work, but I’ll reconstruct some of what I heard. I would recommend interested folks consult the final…

And now for something completely different I am attending the Ocean Observatories Initiative Science Workshop in Baltimore. Today was the first day and there’s a half day tomorrow. OOI is big science in its purest form. It’s multi-decade, multi-hundred million dollar facility for studying the ocean. In Europe, they have ESONET and in Japan, they…

4S Day Three

On day three I only made two sessions – and the second was incredibly disappointing (I have serious problems with the study design) so I’ll just briefly chat about the first, which was pretty awesome. Monitoring, Modeling, and Memory (II): Methods for the Study of Cyberinfrastructure (and Other Large Distributed Phenomena) This is a pretty…

4S Day Two

Today was a little better. To be honest, it’s probably just that I was a bit more tolerant after I slept in a couple of hours before showing up in the middle of the second session. I started out in: Scientific Practices in Research and in Learning: Cyberinfrastructure Meets Cyberlearning chaired by Christine Borgman from…

4S Day One

It’s always strange to go to a conference outside of your own primary research area. This conference had a lot of historians and philosophers as well as social scientists in every other category including media studies and information science. I was in a couple sessions in which the presenter read from a marked up paper,…