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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,…

Defining blogs and blogging

Here are some ways to define the format/genre/communication channel… etc. I usually go back to Mortensen, Torill and Walker, Jill. (2002). Blogging thoughts: Personal publication as an online research tool. In A. Morrison ed. (Ed.), Researching ICTs in context (1 ed.) (pp. 249). Oslo, Norway: InterMedia University of Oslo, Norway. pdf online. That’s where I…

Why Friendfeed’s acquisition by Facebook concerns this user. The title is an imitation of Walt’s Monday, old, and insufficiently paranoid. I love friendfeed. It’s really the porous boundaries between the groups that really does it. You get to know people because things they share/post are “liked” by people you know and trust. I’ve been introduced…

I’ve been fascinated by these projects, but I felt that I didn’t have sufficient time to really do them justice here. Michael Nielsen has discussed them in several venues so it wasn’t clear what I could add. Then I thought about it some more, and I realized that I probably do have different readers than…

NB: this blog post is not about cold fusion! …. and is that a good or bad or both thing? Upon reading something I’d written on scholarly communication in science and blogs, a reviewer suggested I read stuff by Lewenstein. My first reaction was, “huh?” He’s an STS researcher who did a few articles on…

SSP09: Wrap up of day one

I wasn’t complete sure what to expect with this conference. There were some old acquaintances from the society publishers who spend a lot of time with the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics Division at the Special Libraries Association (Hi Tony! Hi Terry!). I also spoke with a representative of IMLS, some other librarians, and Victor from Mendeley. Some sessions…