Archives for January, 2012

All I have to say is that I’m really glad this wasn’t published 20-something years ago. 5 things you should know before dating a scientist 1. We can figure things out. Understand, we’re paid to dig deep, find the secrets and wade through bullshit. We can pick up on subtleties, so what you think you…

With the final countdown underway and the conference less than a week away, this post follows my post on library people in attendance at Science Online 2012 from a few weeks ago. And I’d like to start off with another best-tweet-ever, this time Marieclaire Shanahan retweeting Colin Schutze: + they’ll be fascinating! RT @_ColinS_: #Scio12…

Note: this post is superseded by: Around the Web: Research Works Act, Elsevier boycott & FRPAA. Following on my post from yesterday on Scholarly Societies: It’s time to abandon the AAP over The Research Works Act, I thought I’d gather together some of the recent posts on the issue. The Wikipedia article is here, full…

Ok, Friday Fun a day late. But better late than never, right? Anyways, Top Ten Signs You’re An Adult. And apparently punctuality and predictability aren’t ones I’ve mastered. All of a sudden everyone is taking about their “401k”. You have friends who have houses or really nice apartments. You find your grandparents adorable and your…

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure. Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2011 lists…

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure. Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2011 lists…

So, The Research Works Act, H.R. 3699 is a new piece of legislation that is being introduced in the US. Not surprisingly it’s supported by the American Association of Publishers and its Professional and Scholarly Publishing (AAP/PSP). The legislation is aimed at preventing regulatory interference with private-sector research publishers in the production, peer review and…

A year of books: 2011

I’m including here a list of all the books I’ve read in 2011, as well as some commentary on my particular year in reading. I always enjoy when people post these sorts of lists online and actually rather enjoy doing so myself. I’ve been doing this for a few years now: 2010, 2009, 2008 and…

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure. Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2011 lists…

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure. Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2011 lists…

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