Archives for June, 2011

I like the subtitle of this Onion article too: “‘Mature Adults Could Be Gone Within 50 Years,’ Experts Say” In the wake of this week’s rioting in Vancouver over the loss of a game, it seems particularly appropriate: Nation Down To Last Hundred Grown-Ups. Of all the many Onion articles I’ve linked to over the…

Facebook’s face recognition strategy may be just the ticket Is e-learning the food-bank of education? My “must have” apps after 1 academic year on the iPad Teaching Them How to Think The (Revised) Case Study Why I Decided to Start a Blog When Social Networks Become Tools of Oppression: Jillian C. York Tinkering with technology…

I’ll be at the 2011 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries at the University of Ottawa for the next few days. I plan on doing a bit of tweeting while I’m there but probably no live blogging. I hope to have a summary post up here sometime after the conference with my impressions. Taking advantage…

Here’s a list worth giving a listen to: 10 Scientist Rock Stars. Let’s take a look, starting with by far the most famous: Brian May. Brian May is the guitarist for a little band called Queen. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. And he has a Ph.D. in…

I’ve watched a lot of bad science fiction movies over the years, but somehow have management to avoid 4 out of the 5 mentioned in Technology Review‘s list The Five Worst (Hard) Science Fiction Movies Ever! 2012 (2009) Lawnmower Man (1992): Trying to capitalize on the then-current zeitgeist of virtual reality, this movie is basically…

From the BBC: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Eric Schmidt have warned governments worldwide not to over-regulate the internet. Mr Zuckerberg said governments cannot cherry pick which aspects of the web to control and which not to. *snip* “People tell me on the one hand ‘It’s great you played such a big role…

Yes, the TEDx whirlwind is coming to libraryland! Later this month on Saturday, June 25th, TEDxLibrariansTO is coming to Toronto. About TEDxLibrariansTO Who inspires you? We live in a time that is in need of inspiration. The aspirations of both individuals and society have always had a home within libraries and have traditionally found a…

The death of death? Print on the Margins: Circulation Trends in Major Research Libraries Tinkering with the IEEE and ACM copyright policies How can a university best use social media for internal communications? Being a More Efficient, Productive Academic II: Thinking About References Taiga by the Tail When talking about the library remember N3P3: an…

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I did a short presentation on Scholarship in the Public Eye: The Case for Social Media as part of a panel for a York Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarly Communications Series. And yes, I was the Twitter guy, although some of the other presenters did talk about their use…

I’m doing a short presentation later today on using social media as a researcher. It’s part of the York University Faculty of Graduate Studies‘ Scholarly Communications Series. This one is titled Scholarship in the Public Eye: The Faculties of Graduate Studies and Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, along with the York University Libraries, are collaboratively…

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