Archives for October, 2012

The PC is Over The Last PC Laptop What if Libraries were the Problem? Annealing the Library Librarians Talk of Abandoning E-Books Re-Inventing Public Libraries For The Digital Age 5 Ways That edX Could Change Education The State of the Internet (ie. mobilemobilemobile) Does Open Access Tackle, Perpetuate, or Exacerbate the Matthew Effect? PeerJ: Could…

Finding Fame, and Sometimes Fortune, in Social Media Why Some Academics Publish More Why book bloggers are critical to literary criticism On Becoming a Phoenix: Encounters With the Digital Revolution (trying an online course at UPhoenix) A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC FriendFeed Turns 5. The One-Time Pioneer Is Still Here. The Financial…

Happpy 10th Blogiversary to me!

Ten years ago today, three days shy of my 40th birthday, I started a blog more or less on a whim. I have to admit, I only had a pretty vague idea of what blogging was all about or what its potential was. After all, my main inspiration for getting started wasn’t even a blog…

Another World is Possible: Particle Physics Goes Open Access Open-access deal for particle physics 20/09/2012, SCOAP3 Article Processing Charges announced SCOAP3 Open Access Initiative launched at CERN The Cost of Not Reading “The Price of Inequality” Our Obsession with Scale Is Failing Us The Virginia Effect (UVa controversy from the summer has broad impact across…

The most recent controversy to whip up the library and science blogospheres revolves around SUNY Potsdam cancelling their American Chemical Society journal package because the subscription packages on offer sucked up too high a percentage of their total budget. SUNY Potsdam Library Director Jenica Rogers wrote about the decision on her blog, garnering quite a…

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