Archives for February, 2011

Twitter brings us some truly wonderful and, yes, bizarre things. I saw this one a few days ago via Vitor Pamplona and thought it was too good to pass up. Anyways, here’s the story from the original Listverse post, Top 10 truly bizarre programming languages: This is a list of some of the most bizarre…

The Edupunks are coming … to an Edu-Factory near you! The connected company Scholarly Reportage: Fad or Movement? The Importance Of Physical Space 2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 1 – Overall Market Taking scientific publishing to the next level A father knows best: Vint Cerf re-thinks the Internet in Stanford talk Dumped…

McMaster University colleague Andrew Colgoni (Twitter) has taken my Stealth Librarian Manifesto and tamed it a little bit and come up with his own version, which is here. I like what Andrew has to say in a post titled, I prefer Ninja Librarianship, myself: [T]here’s much that can be learned from discovering where your faculty…

Welcome to the long-awaited latest instalment in my occasional series of interviews with people in the library, publishing and scitech worlds. This time around the subjects of my first group interview are the gang at EngineerBlogs.org. From my welcome-to-the-blogosphere post, here’s a condensed bit about them: Cherish The Scientist (EB) I am an electrical engineer…

Yes, the interviews are back

Way back when, I used to post fairly frequent interviews with publishers, bloggers, librarians and scientists who I thought were interesting people to hear from. Mostly I wanted to hear about what they thought about changes in the scholarly publishing environment. I’ve got links to a bunch of them below, mostly to the old blog.…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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

Five Tips for Smarter Social Networking Contemporary Student Life Discovering the scientific conversation It isn’t just students: Medical researchers aren’t citing previous work either The Evolution of Book Publishing; or, On the Trail to Stage Five Turning vanity publishing on its head One in Three College Students Is Coasting. This Is News? What if a…

Sometimes we collect stuff that we think no one else wants. Sometimes, maybe we should be anti-librarians and erase from all human memory things that should never have existed. Kind of like that scene in The Ten Commandments where The Pharaoh orders all mention of Moses be obliterated from monuments and records. I kind of…

Startups in the Personal Data Ecosystem Elements of an Effective Public Education Toolkit The Politics of the New Huffington Post at AOL How to Promote Zotero at Your Institution and Why Disruption, Delivery and Degrees Measuring Impact Beyond Academic Fame: An Alternative Social Impact Factor Character Education for the Digital Age Encouraging Scientific Data Use…

A stealth librarianship manifesto

Stealth librarianship is a way of being. This particular edition of the manifesto applies to academic libraries. The principles of stealth librarianship apply to all branches of the profession, each in particular ways. Other manifestos could exist for, say, public or corporate librarians. However the core is the same: to thrive and survive in a…

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