Archives for March, 2012

A couple more lists 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…

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…

Read E-Books On Multiple Devices Another Library Is Possible Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business? Alternative Uses for the Pesky eBook Budget In which container is the journal article I need? The Library in the City: Changing Demands and a Challenging Future Anarchy and Commercialism (state of journal publishing) Disrupting College: How Disruptive…

I’m kinda hoping my provost isn’t reading this (Hi, Patrick!)… Students Still No Closer to Knowing What the Heck a Provost Is While a leading Washington think tank maintains that its recent survey of college provosts offered fresh insights into the role of these decision makers in academia today, some students across the country remain…

The Future of the Book Business: A Classicist’s View Rich Books, Poor Society: Random House’s Price Spike Random House’s eBook Price Hikes are GOOD for Libraries. IF… Electronic Mini-Books That Allow Writers to Stretch Their Legs How TED Makes Ideas Smaller Mike Shatzkin: In Five Years, Only 17.5% of Books Bought in Stores Not So…

Engineers Crashing Our Gates From Credibility to Information Quality Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality How Bots Seized Control of My Pricing Strategy Most Smartphone Apps are Spyware Work for Hire? and Work for Hire update Letter from the trenches (science PhD embraces HS teaching career possibililty) The Bookstore in the Library…

Personally, I find it inconceivable that any writer could come up with such a wonderful list. Lines from The Princess Bride that Double as Comments on Freshman Composition Papers. Here’s a few to refresh your memory: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” “At a time…

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