Archives for January, 2011

The women science bloggers conversation is getting so long and elongated, I thought it would be interesting and, I hope, useful to put all the posts in rough chronological order. By rough I mean that I haven’t attempted to order the posts within each day of publication. Perhaps I’ll take another pass at the list…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change by Clive Hamilton Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by…

Er, right, I think I’m going to have to tread carefully on this one. *looks over shoulder* Polls prior to the event showed that only 1.7 percent of DelMonte students knew that Marsh Chaumbers was the CEO of Chaumbers Linoleum Solutions and a generous donor to the College. Following the quarterly board meeting, 2.4 percent…

Since the Perils of blogging as a woman under a real name panel at ScienceOnline 2011 there’s been quite a bit of commentary floating around the science blogosphere about how women are represented within that community. A kind of introduction: The perils women sciencebloggers face are not that different than those we face in the…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The World According to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements by Sam Kean Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman I…

I’m always very happy to see a librarian blogger embedded in a science blogging network. It’s very important to get the library message out beyond just the library echo chamber and to the faculty, students and researchers who are out patron community. So I was very pleased to see Elizabeth Brown’s new blog, Social Disruption,…

A few days ago I posted some thoughts on the programming of the recent ScienceOnline 2011 conference and yesterday I posted some thoughts about the more social and fun aspects of the event. In this post I like to look forward to next year’s conference and start thinking about some of the sessions I might…

The Chicago Way: A respected style manual advises scholars against open access To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test Tenure and all that Arsenic, cold fusion and the legitimacy of online critique Teen’s Bubble Ball game tops iTunes free app chart (used library book to learn programming) The Invisible Computer Lab Academic Boredom…

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