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Er, this one is pretty disturbing, perhaps not suitable for summer entertainment. But still, sacred cows are always a target here in the Friday Fun space: The 5 Most Terrifying Ways Doctors Went Crazy on the Job. And thankfully, I’m about mid-way between checkups so I’ll have plenty of time to forget about his one……

I’m on my annual summer hiatus for the month of July so I’ll be only publishing my weekly Friday Fun posts as well as re-posting some of the interviews I did a few years ago on the old blog with people from the publishing, library and science worlds. Not that my posting of late has…

Friday Fun: Faculty Fashion? Not!

Academics aren’t exactly known for their sartorial splendor. And that may be the understatement of the year. A fun article by Daniel J. Myers in Insider Higher Ed from a few weeks ago: Faculty Fashion Here’s a quote: What message might academics be trying to send when they flout the dictates of fashion and good…

This one is from the “kids today” file: Dubstep is “extra-terrestrial communication” NASA scientists reveal My musical tastes are pretty catholic, but I gotta admit i don’t get electronic music. NASA today revealed that interstellar communications from an alien lifeform have been mistakenly interpreted as music, spawning a new sub-genre known as ‘Dubstep’. *snip* But…

I’m on my annual summer hiatus for the month of July so I’ll be only publishing my weekly Friday Fun posts as well as re-posting some of the interviews I did a few years ago on the old blog with people from the publishing, library and science worlds. Not that my posting of late has…

A follow up to my post from a couple of days ago. It’s nice to know that sometimes these stories have the potential for happy endings. UVa Digital Archive of Materials Relating to the Resignation of Theresa Sullivan University of Virginia Board Reinstates President University of Virginia Reinstates President After Outcry The Right Way to…

This collection of posts is only the tip of the iceberg of reaction to the ongoing controversy at the University of Virginia. For more, see the first item in the list for a digital archive. I consider this particular crisis a very interesting one to follow, one with implications for all universities and similar in…

WSJ explains the economics behind lending Harry Potter ebooks by Amazon Money Talks — How Audience Priorities and Publishing Incentives Can Lead to Unusual OA Behaviors #scholpub, PeerJ and Tim O’Reilly The coming revolution in STM #scholpub Why doesn’t Moore’s law apply to #scholpub? Who is the Steve Jobs of #scholarlypub? Whence comes the needed…

Why Twitter Matters: Tomorrow’s Knowledge Network Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities If you don’t have social media, you are no one: How social media enriches conferences for some but risks isolating others Twitter: My go-to learning network How Will MOOCs Make Money? Not Free, Not Easy,…

Loud Debate Rages Over N.Y. Library’s Quiet Stacks Shh! Scholars Fight Over Library Plan (more on NYPL renovation plans) Editors With Ethics One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge Disintermediating preservation Amazon’s markup of digital delivery to…

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