Archives for February, 2011

The eBook Users’ Bill of Rights

This one is via Christina Pikas, Bobbi Newman and Sarah-Houghton-Jan, who originated it. It’s released under a CC0 license, so please feel free to repost, remix and whatever else strikes your fancy. This arises from the current controversy in the library world (and beyond) about a particular publisher restricting the number of checkouts a library…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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…

The Tablet Wars Are On, With Big Stakes for Publishers 5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years How will undergraduates navigate a post peer-review scholarly landscape? Social Network Mapping Fun with NodeXL and Science Online 2011 Authors, Readers and Discoverability in the new age of publishing Tell us something…

I have to admit, opening a used bookstore has always been one of my romantic, “what if I won the lottery” idle musings. Communing with books and book people has always been one of my favourite pastimes. Of course, I’ve always known that the reality of owning and operating a used bookstore is a far…

A year of blog stats: 2010

In the spirit of openness and transparency and “does anybody really care except me” I’ve included some blog hit statistics below for 2010. These stats are from the Google Analytics application that ScienceBlogs has installed. For 2010, this blog got 77,630 visits and 91,022 pageviews. To put it all into perspective, to say that this…

The authors over at In the Library with the Lead Pipe have posted about my recent manifesto on Stealth Librarianship. There’s some pretty healthy debate, agreement, disagreement, qualification, additions and subtractions going on there, so please do check it out: Lead Pipe Debates the Stealth Librarianship Manifesto. Some excerpts: What Dupuis fails to mention here…

The problem with online reputation E-Book Piracy on the Rise How to Use Social Media for Marketing Another Lesson About Cognition And The Web: Lara Logan And Hate Hawking contra Philosophy The ‘Triumph Of The City’ May Be Greener Email is Over Early results: public data archiving increases scientific contribution by more than a third…

While I don’t have a huge amount of experience reading science-themed graphic novels, I do sort of have a sense that they come in two different broad categories. The first is basically transforming a boring, stilted, text-heavy textbook into a boring, stilted, illustration- and text-heavy graphic novel. In other words, the producers think that anything…

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…

Earn a Nobel Prize in your Lunch-Break! The Best “Citizen Science” Games Reviewed! Digital Technology Innovation in Scholarly Communication and University Engagement On Twitter and Machiavellian Intelligence Who Needs a Netbook? Tech Tools for Scholars – The Sequel From the Archives: On Blogging Letter Re Software and Scientific Publications – Nature The urgency for change…

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