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Another terrific issue. I’m going to list everything but the book & database reviews & reports so as not to clutter the post too much. Five Voices, Two Perspectives: Integrating Student Librarians into a Science and Engineering Library by Eugene Barsky, Aleteia Greenwood, Samantha Sinanan, Lindsay Tripp, and Lindsay Willson, University of British Columbia Collection…

Here’s what they’re about: The first draft of Panton Principles was written in July 2009 by Peter Murray-Rust, Cameron Neylon, Rufus Pollock and John Wilbanks at the Panton Arms on Panton Street in Cambridge, UK, just down from the Chemistry Faculty where Peter works. They were then refined with the help of the members of…

As I mentioned in my previous post, I did a little Q&A about the new outsourcing arrangement that CISTI has negotiated with Infotrieve. Q1. What’s the effect on jobs at CISTI from this move? As you may know, NRC-CISTI is transforming itself to be well positioned to serve the needs of Canadian knowledge workers now…

It’s time for the annual Mocking of the Thomson session. Check out my previous iterations of this amusing pastime: 2002, 2006, 2007a, 2007b, 2008. Yes, I’ve been at this for a while, but to no avail. My main point in all this is to make clear that I don’t believe that the Nobel prizes are…

Here’s an amazing and fairly unique opportunity for a research-minded librarian who wants to significantly advance her or his research program. The appointment is for up to three years and the starting date is somewhat flexible. Here’s the terms of reference for the position: Each appointment to the Chair will be a limited term appointment…

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so there’s quite a backlog to clear. Reports Digital Scholarly Communication: A Snapshot of Current Trends Crowdsourcing, Attention and Productivity Strategic Outsourcing and Cloud Computing: Reality Is a Sober Adversary Library Storage Facilities and the Future of Print Collections in North America XC User Research Preliminary…

Friday Fun: Werewolves & Wikipedia

No, I don’t mean the werewolf entry in Wikipedia, I mean the use of Wikipedia by werewolves. You see, I recently received a review copy of The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten by Ritch Duncan, Bob Powers and Emily Flake. As you can imagine, it an imaginary non-fiction book helping…

During my summer blogging break, I thought I’d repost of few of my “greatest hits” from my old blog, just so you all wouldn’t miss me so much. This one is from November 7, 2007. It generated quite a few interesting comments, so you might want to check back at the original post. My feeling…

ACM responds to the blogosphere

Scott Delman, Group Publisher of the ACM, has responded to my post earlier this month on society publishers and open access. That post generated some very good discussion in the post comments that are well worth checking out. Delman’s article is in the most recent Communications of the ACM (v52i8): Responding to the Blogosphere. Here…

And Dorothea Salo makes four…

That’s four librar* blogs here at ScienceBlogs, of course, with hopefully more to come. We’re taking over! I’ll let Dorothea introduce herself: I’m very pleased to welcome you all to The Book of Trogool, a brand-new blog about e-research. My name is Dorothea Salo, I’m an academic librarian, and I am fascinated with the changes…

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