Archives for September, 2009

Friday Fun: Werewolves & Wikipedia

No, I don’t mean the werewolf entry in Wikipedia, I mean the use of Wikipedia by werewolves. You see, I recently received a review copy of The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten by Ritch Duncan, Bob Powers and Emily Flake. As you can imagine, it an imaginary non-fiction book helping…

I’ve always thought the born-digital, high-quality review articles (called “lectures”) that Morgan & Claypool publish as part of their Synthesis product are one of the best products out there. They really get publishing scholarly and professional materials in the digital age. One of their most interesting lecture series is the Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology…

IEEE-USA History Project

Just yesterday I posted on preserving the the history of the computing field, musing at the end that digitization projects could save a lot of documents. Well, what comes along today in the latest What’s New @ IEEE for Students is a note about the IEEE-USA History Project: Digital Archives, Organization’s Four Decades of Service…

Preserving Records of the Past, Today

An interesting article from the most recent IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Preserving Records of the Past, Today by James W. Cortada. In concerns the difficulty that scholars of the history of computing have in finding primary materials to work with, mostly in the form of documents. Scholars examining the history of information…

Friday Fun: Exam howlers

I just love those articles that turn up every once in a while that make fun of the typos and factual errors students make on their exams and term papers. I know it’s cruel but I can’t help myself. Best Wank and Gaza: this year’s top exam howlers is a pretty good example of the…

Keywords of an Embedded Librarian

Keywords of a Librarian is the title of a new blog by academic librarian Mary W. George. What’s very interesting about the blog is where it’s being hosted. It’s part of InsideHigherEd‘s BlogU community so Mary George is a fellow academic library blogger embedded within a faculty blogging community. This is a great development as…

It looks like ScienceBlogs will be getting a lot more community-like and a lot less we-talk-you-listen — and that’s a very good thing. Since we’re listening, we’d also like your feedback on how we should set up our community. As you may have heard from one of our bloggers, ScienceBlogs will soon be introducing an…

Recently in the IEEE

A bunch of recent journal & magazine issues to catch up on. There’s lots of cool stuff to highlight, so I’ll only list a couple of articles from each issue. Unfortunately, most of it will be behind the IEEE paywall. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, v31i2 Think Piece: Preserving Records of the Past,…

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