Archives for November, 2012

Best Science Books 2012: Barnes & Noble

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 2012 lists…

New LJ Report Closely Examines What Makes Academic Library Patrons Tick Nate Silver and the Ascendance of Expertise Stables and Volatiles (balancing personalities in project groups) Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, and the Value of Our Values Facebook wants to organise our relationships. What’s not to like? PeerJ: An Open-Access Experiment Engaging the Public, Citizen Science…

Best Science Books 2012: Amazon

It is time. The season of lists begins again! 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 I can find around the web in various media outlets. From the beginning it’s been a pretty popular service so I’m happy to…

The Fallacy of Digital Natives Beats vs obsessions, columns vs. blogs, and other angels dancing on pins Data-Gathering via Apps Presents a Gray Legal Area Coup at Environmental Journal? (journal editorial board quits when journal changes too much under new admin) Challenges in Digital Humanities 10 Questions To Distinguish Real From Fake Science Fit for…

Yes, I’ve fallen behind a bit on my MOOC due to conferences and other general insanity, but after doing the last week this week I vow to catch up a bit retroactively and do weeks 3, 4 & 5. My weeks 1 and 2 posts are here and here. Distributed Research: new models of inquiry…

As I mentioned way back on October 22nd, I was kindly invited to give a talk at the Brock University Physics Department as part of their seminar series. The talk was on Getting Your Science Online, a topic that I’m somewhat familiar with! Since it was coincidentally Open Access Week, I did kind of an…

The Inked Academic Body Why I Support an Open Definition of DH Bring It On! Why the Crisis in Academic Librarianship is the Best Thing Ever and What We Should Do About It. Administration as Academic Alternative In praise of the big old mess Ignore the Doomsayers: The Book Industry Is Actually Adapting Well Head…

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