Archives for March, 2010

ISTL is a great resource for those of us in science and technology libraries. I’m happy to report on the tables of contents from the last two issues. Winter 2010 Evaluation of an Audience Response System in Library Orientations for Engineering Students by Denise A. Brush, Rowan University Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography…

Oh, I love The Onion. Oh so funny and yet oh so directly on target. So funny it hurts. In reference to the Great Buzz Privacy Boondoggle, this is what they have to say: Google Responds To Privacy Concerns With Unsettlingly Specific Apology. The whole piece is brilliant — go and read it right away,…

A big list of 35 titles in various categories: Astronomy, Biography, Biology, Climatology, Environmental Science, Evolution, Geology, Health Sciences, History of Science, Mathematics, Natural History, Neurology, Oceanography, Paleontology, Physics, Psychology, Science, Technology, Zoology. This particular list that Library Journal does every year is one that I always use for collection development. I’ll order pretty well…

Computer Engineer Barbie!

Yesterday was International Women’s Day and since I’m a firm believer in International Better Late Than Never Day, I thought I thought I’d add my little contribution to the celebration. Or at least highlight a great post from someone else. Computer Scientist Amy Csizmar Dalal’s recent blog post Does Barbie’s career matter? has some great…

The Huffington Post has a couple of posts featuring the most amazingly beautiful libraries in the world, Part One here and Part Two here. Here’s the text from the two posts: Times are changing for libraries everywhere. But even as many libraries build their digital collections and amp up their technological offerings, we thought we’d…

I’m away for a couple of days, so I thought I’d fill in a bit with an oldy-buy-goody from February 4, 2009. It ended up being the first of three parts, with the other two being here and here. As usual, the first part got the most readers and comments, with the two after that…

Are Computing journals too slow?

Continuing the ongoing discussion about the publication habits of computing researchers that I’ve recently blogged about: Time for computer science to grow up? ACM responds to the blogosphere The Association for Computing Machinery on Open Access. Conferences vs. journals in computing research This time around, we have Moshe Vardi Revisiting the Publication Culture in Computing…

The inaugural Canadian Engineering Education Association Conference will be held this year from June 7-9 at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) is a new organization whose mission is to “enhance the competence and relevance of graduates from Canadian Engineering schools through continuous improvement in engineering education and design education.”…

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