Archives for January, 2010

Library people at Science Online 2010

Following along in the tradition of Bora’s introductions of the various attendees for the upcoming Science Online 2010 conference, I thought I’d list all the library people that are attended. I’m not going to try and introduce each of the library people, I’ll leave that to Bora, but I thought it might be nice to…

I was chatting with a colleague during the long commute home the other day and he noticed I was reading this book. “What’s it like?” he asked. “Clay Shirky lite,” I replied. And that’s about right. In Six Pixels of Separation, Mitch Joel comes to grips with the effects of social media on marketing, media,…

Say “Hi” to @SteacieLibrary

Or not. You can also feel free to subscribe. Or not. Yes, my library has entered the Twitter age. I’ll probably be the main tweeter but hopefully a couple of the other reference staff here will chip (chirp?) in from time to time. It took me a while to decide whether or not it’s worth…

Two items in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s list. The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution And The Birth Of America by Steven Johnson

Bravewords.com is featuring their annual top 30 hard rock & heavy metal albums of the year. It’s a pretty good list from a very good year. I like their list because it mixes mainstream and extreme very nicely, with Cheap Trick & Kiss on the same list as Immortal and Napalm Death. It was a…

This book is about the failure of companies to stay atop their industries when the confront certain tyupes of market and technological change. It’s not about the failure of simply any company, but of good companies — the kinds that many managers have admired and tried to emulate, the companies known for their abilities to…

This amusing little gem from The Onion, published December 3rd, seems particularly relevant in the post-Christmas consumer orgy period. With the holiday shopping season officially under way, millions of consumers proceeded to their nearest commercial centers this week in hopes of acquiring the latest, and therefore most desirable, personal device. “The new device is an…

Nice list of coffee table books, biographies and other books from Scientific American. Gal├ípagos: Preserving Darwin’s Legacy edited by Tui de Roy Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle by Michael Benson The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography by David Hempleman-Adams, Emma Stuart and Sophie Gordon No Small Matter: Science on the…

A nice list from the SF Chronicle: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon by Neil Sheehan Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, by Greg Grandin Googled:…

The New Scientist‘s CultureLab blog asked a whole slew of editors and contributors to name a notable 2009 book. It’s quite an extensive list. Catching Fire: How cooking made us human by Richard Wrangham Codes of the Underworld: How criminals communicate by Diego Gambetta The Natural History of Unicorns by Chris Lavers Darwin’s Sacred Cause:…

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