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Nice article by Delaney J. Kirk and Timothy L. Johnson on Blogs As A Knowledge Management Tool In The Classroom (via). Based on their experiences in a combined 22 business courses over the past three years, the authors believe that weblogs (blogs) can be used as an effective pedagogical tool to increase efficiency by the…

ISTL is a great resource for those of us in science and technology libraries. I’m happy to report on the tables of contents from the last two issues. Winter 2010 Evaluation of an Audience Response System in Library Orientations for Engineering Students by Denise A. Brush, Rowan University Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography…

A selection of articles from two recent IEEE publications which have special issues devoted to humanitarian service in engineering. Note that most of these articles will be behind the IEEE paywall. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, v52i4. The Role of Information and Communication in the Context of Humanitarian Service by Haselkorn, M; Walton, R Adapting…

IT Professional on strategic planning

The latest issue of IT Professional (v11i6) has some interesting articles on strategic planning for IT organizations. Information Technology Strategic Planning by Hong, Edward K IT Innovations: Evaluate, Strategize, and Invest by Sahoo, Manas Professional and Interpersonal Skills for ICT Specialists by Llorens-Garcia, Ariadna; Llinas-Audet, Xavier; Sabate, Ferran IT and Business Alignment: The Effect on…

As usual, some interesting stuff from the December 2009 issue of IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine (v3i2). Capturing young womens’ imagination: Welcome to the Wii generation of Nerd Girls by various Revolutions and Remembrances: Engineering as a bond for diverse groups by Marimuthu, R. Women to Watch: Putting Students First: Furse finds the fun in…

The IEEE Computer Society’s magazine IT Professional has a special issue on Ontologies, OWL, and the Semantic Web (v11i5). There’s lots of very cool-looking stuff, mostly pretty basic. Guest Editor’s Introduction: Ontologies, OWL, and the Semantic Web by Jepsen, Thomas C. Semantic Web Technologies: Ready for Adoption? by Janev, Valentina; Vranes, Sanja Equal Format Databases…

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…

I’ve always thought the born-digital, high-quality review articles (called “lectures”) that Morgan & Claypool publish as part of their Synthesis product are one of the best products out there. They really get publishing scholarly and professional materials in the digital age. One of their most interesting lecture series is the Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology…

Recently in the IEEE

A bunch of recent journal & magazine issues to catch up on. There’s lots of cool stuff to highlight, so I’ll only list a couple of articles from each issue. Unfortunately, most of it will be behind the IEEE paywall. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, v31i2 Think Piece: Preserving Records of the Past,…

Some highlights from the IEEE’s very fine Annals of the History of Computing, v31i2. You’ll need a subscription to the magazine to access it on the IEEE’s site. Anecdotes: Prototype Fragments from Babbage’s First Difference Engine by Roegel, Denis Biographies: Tom Kilburn: A Pioneer of Computer Design by Anderson, David P. Think Piece: Preserving Records…

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