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I’ll be doing a session at the upcoming ScienceOnline 2011 conference on ebooks with David Dobbs, Tom Levenson and Carl Zimmer: Here’s the description: Sunday, 11.30-12.30 eBooks and the science community – Carl Zimmer, Tom Levenson, David Dobbs and John Dupuis Ebooks are by far the fastest growing sector of the publishing industry. The New…

A nice tutorial for all those Born Digital Natives out there who only know how to use the dagnabbit newfangled flibbergibbet iPadnicks and Kindlemawhoosits and Kobots. HOW TO OPERATE THE NEW PAPER BOOK YOU RECEIVED FOR CHRISTMAS: 1) Pick up book. Place in lap. 2) Open book. 3) Read the words. Voila! Just three easy…

A terrific new edition of The Journal of Electronic Publishing (v13i2), focusing on the future of university presses and, by extension, of scholarly publishing as a whole. A lot of terrific-looking articles: Editor’s Note for Reimagining the University Press by Phil Pochoda Reimagining the University Press: A Checklist for Scholarly Publishers by Peter J. Doughtery…

Ok, not a bar, more like an information literacy class. I thought I’d bring to everyone’s attention a presentation by two of my York University Libraries colleaques, web librarian William Denton and instruction librarian Adam Taves. It was at Access in Winnipeg a week or so ago: After Launching Search and Discovery, Who Is Mission…

A really interesting article on Tor.com from this past August by Ryan Britt, A Fondness for Antiques: The Future of Books According to Science Fiction. In the past few years, media pundits and tech experts have been abuzz with variations on the question: “what is the future of the book?” Luckily, science fiction has been…

The latest issue of ISTL has just been released and, as usual, it’s filled with very interesting-looking articles. The table of contents is below: Metrics and Science Monograph Collections at the Marston Science Library, University of Florida by Michelle F. Leonard, Stephanie C. Haas, and Vernon N. Kisling, Ph.D, University of Florida Zoo and Wildlife…

A nice post from computer scientist Amy Csizmar Dalal on Five things that helped me survive summer: 5. Interlibrary loan and ebooks (tie). I am almost certain that I have checked more out of the library through interlibrary loan this summer than I have in my previous 7 years at Carleton combined. And this summer,…

I have a few conferences coming up and I thought I’d share my schedule just in case any of you out there in sciencelibrarianblogland will also be attending. I’ll list them in order, along with whatever I’ll be presenting. BookCamp Toronto, May 15, Toronto 9:30: eBooks in Education and Academia — the glacial revolution John…

From the news release: Google to Digitize Lost Library of Alexandria by Paoli du Flippi — posted @ 4/01/2010 12:01:00 AM PT Today at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, Executive Dan Clancy, head of the Google Books project, announced plans to digitize the contents of the Lost Ancient Library of Alexandria. Initially, some confusion…

The second Book Camp TO is coming up in about 6 weeks or so: Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Last year’s edition was terrific and I’m really looking forward to another great conference. What’s it about? What: BookCampTO is a free unconference about the future of books, reading, writing and…

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