Archives for April, 2011

Ok, not quite. But I take my little title image from a post by Eric D. Snider on Arianna Huffington’s “hostile takeover” of the “pay people fairly for the work they do” culture at AOL. (Yeah, scare quotes are relevant here, read the post.) Anyways, the post is called, Leaving in a Huff. And this…

Welcome to the latest instalment in my occasional series of interviews with people in the world of higher education and scholarly publishing. This time around it’s a bit different with the circumstances being a little unusual. Last week I did a back-of-the-envelope tweet about the Twitter habits of senior academic administrators and my experiences creating…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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

Hey, it wasn’t me that said that. It wasn’t even another academic librarian. It was Joshua Kim in his post from today’s Inside Higher Ed, 5 Reasons Librarians Are the Future of Ed Tech. It’s a great post, talking from an outsider’s perspective about what librarians bring to the educational process. Kim concentrates on the…

This seems to be the trajectory for absolutely everything now, from music, to film, to internet memes, everything. That doesn’t mean it’s not funny, of course. From The Onion, Time Between Thing Being Amusing, Extremely Irritating Down To 4 Minutes PROVIDENCE, RI–According to a study released this week by Brown University’s Department of Modern Culture…

…Or not? Not surprisingly, one of my professional interests is the use of Twitter and other social networks/media in higher education. And not just for educational/classroom purposes but also for outreach. In other words, people who work at a college or university using Twitter in an official capacity to reach out to other people outside…

Academia in the age of digital reproducibility Gender Gaps (in academic librarianship) Libraries’ Digital Direction The Physical Law of Extremes – The Digital Law of the Middle Data on demand “Selfless Audacity” Means Creating a Sustainable Not-a-Business Model Canadians are also hostile to paywalls, survey finds Mathematics journals: what is valued and what may change:…

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 Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one.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

A fun one from the Scholarly Kitchen’s Phil Davis to celebrate April 1st. I’ve seen quite a few amusing bits out there this year but nothing that really slays me. Any suggestions for good ones that you’ve seen this year? Anyways: Librarian Caught in Bed with Book Readers of the UK Guardian and Post awoke…

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