Archives for May, 2012

I’d like to extend a huge science librarian blogosphere welcome to Information Culture, the newest blog over at Scientific American Blogs! This past Sunday evening I got a cryptic DM from a certain Bora Zivkovic letting me know that I should watch the SciAm blog site first thing Monday morning. I was busy that morning…

It doesn’t matter what e-books cost to make EdX: A Platform for More MOOCs and an Opportunity for More Research about Teaching and Learning Online The Problem With EdX How Should Your University Respond to edX? Resisting the Robo-Assignment The Immersion Method — I & II (intensive “great books” courses) Reconsidering Academic Careers Libraries as…

This seems like a fun one for May the Fourth: Jedis disappointed with new “energy-saving” lightsabers Jedi knights have expressed anger at plans to phase out traditional lightsabers in favour of new, more environmentally-friendly models. ‘These new lightsabers are rubbish,’ complained Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. ‘They take ages to light up and when they do…

The tweetbomb and the ethics of attention Did One-Sided Legal Advice Lead To The Terrible Copyright Deal For Canadian Universities? How we use our mobile devices Ebooks and Ereaders: Where do I Start and Which One Do I Choose? Ebooks Appetizer #2: Ebooks in the Library Ebooks Appetizer #3 – Ebook File Types How to…

The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression has just awarded the Harper Conservative government here in Canada a failing grade in promoting free expression. Federal scientists’ freedom of expression: F Canada’s control over the communications of federally funded scientists is alarming. Climate change science coverage in the media has plummeted by 80 per cent since 200,…

The worth of creativity: From jerk to troll in three easy steps Your Roger Corman Future Where Would We Be Without Libraries? Or An Open Letter to Publishers, by Leah Petersen Let in the Riffraff: In Praise of the New York Public Library’s Renovation Plan The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it The…

A fantastic quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson: The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their…

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