Archives for August, 2010

Some interesting articles, as usual, in the latest issue: External Characteristics of Computer Operations: Toward Large Conversational Time-Sharing Systems by Wiehle, Hans Rudiger First Edition Unix: Its Creation and Restoration by Toomey, Warren The Network Information Center and its Archives by Feinler, Elizabeth Promoting the Prosaic: The Case for Process-Control Computers by Aylen, Jonathan There…

Classic, just classic: 15 Signs You’re Talking To A Canadian. Here they are: We Are Completely Comfortable With The Term “Homo Milk” We Correct You When You Say “Soda” We Are Offended When You Ask Us If We Know A Friend Of Yours Who, Coincidentally, Also Lives In Canada. You’re from Canada? Do you know…

Here’s a list of the reasonably active Science & Technology library blogs I know about. I’ve not included medical library blogs in this post because it’s not a field I’m all that knowledgeable about. That list would make a great post in it’s own right, but it’s not this one. My definition of “scitech librarian…

The latest issue of ISTL has just been released and, as usual, it’s filled with very interesting-looking articles. The table of contents is below: Metrics and Science Monograph Collections at the Marston Science Library, University of Florida by Michelle F. Leonard, Stephanie C. Haas, and Vernon N. Kisling, Ph.D, University of Florida Zoo and Wildlife…

I’m just finishing four weeks of vacation, a nice break from the regular routine. No, I don’t get the whole summer off because I work at a university. I do get four weeks of vacation every year and when you work at a university it just makes sense to take it all in the summer.…

The Who is pretty well my favourite band of all time. Without a doubt. Way back in the seventies (yes, I’m that old) when everyone else was arguing about whether the Beatles or the Stones were the greatest rock ‘n roll band in the world, I always argued it was The Who. Townshend, Daltry, Moon…

From the Eligibility and Submission Requirements page: The annual Lane Anderson Award will honour two jury-selected books, adult and young reader, published in the field of science by Canadian-owned publishers, and authored by Canadians. The winner in each category will receive $10,000. Two three-person jury panels drawn from the Canadian academic, publishing, creative and institutional…

Check it out: Scienceblogging.org. On twitter too! Thanks to Dave Munger, Bora Zivkovic and Anton Zuiker for coming up with what we’ve all been waiting for — a way to keep track of all the new science blogging networks that have been sprouting up everywhere lately. From Bora’s Drumroll, please! Introducing: Scienceblogging.org: But over the…

Ah, zombies. I found myself feeling a certain, ah, nostalgia for the good old days when I used to post non-stop about shambling dead, decaying wrecks. The good old days, way back at the beginning of July and even earlier. I seem to be obsessed. So, from Cracked: 7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would…

A nice post from computer scientist Amy Csizmar Dalal on Five things that helped me survive summer: 5. Interlibrary loan and ebooks (tie). I am almost certain that I have checked more out of the library through interlibrary loan this summer than I have in my previous 7 years at Carleton combined. And this summer,…

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