Archives for July, 2009

Bookgasm is one of my favourite book blogs, if not THE favourite. They have a regular feature by Bruce Grossman called, rather luridly, Bullets, Broads, Blackmail & Bombs which gives brief reviews and descriptions of tons of cheesy old paperback originals: mostly adventure, noir, hardboiled, detective. A lot of the stuff he talks about is…

Yes, as promised I’m going to start workshopping the book I’m working on: My Job in 10 Years: The Future of Academic Librarianship. (Note title tweak.) First of all, this is all just provisional; I’m at a point where I need to stop tinkering if I just going to get something out the door. Some…

Via BoingBoing, BBG and Make, Paul Fryer makes some pretty cool chess sets. Links to the pics on the Gallery site are here, here, here, here.

Via Lance Fortnow’s Twitter post, it’s interesting to see Communications of the ACM editor Moshe Y. Vardi on Open Access: First, a point of precision. Open-access experts distinguish between “Gold OA,” described earlier, and “Green OA,” which allows for open access self-archiving of material (deposit by authors) that may have been published as non-open access.…

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