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Authorial control

Horror author Cherie Priest has a very nice post from a couple of days ago called Control. It’s basically about what mass market fiction authors do and don’t have control over in the book production process. Now, the mass market fiction publishing niche is hardly the main concern on this blog, but I also think…

I was chatting with a colleague during the long commute home the other day and he noticed I was reading this book. “What’s it like?” he asked. “Clay Shirky lite,” I replied. And that’s about right. In Six Pixels of Separation, Mitch Joel comes to grips with the effects of social media on marketing, media,…

Say “Hi” to @SteacieLibrary

Or not. You can also feel free to subscribe. Or not. Yes, my library has entered the Twitter age. I’ll probably be the main tweeter but hopefully a couple of the other reference staff here will chip (chirp?) in from time to time. It took me a while to decide whether or not it’s worth…

During my winter 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 September 24, 2007. This post follows up on my initial 2007 post which I reposted yesterday. It’s worth noting that the blog has…

During my winter 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 September 24, 2007. It’s my initial thoughts about the blog I’ve been using to post my IL session notes. It’s worth noting that…

Librarians and social media engagement

Or, Twitter & blogs as ways of knowing, Part 2. A month or so ago, I poked a little gentle fun at social media extremists, basically exploring the idea that engaging online is the be-all and end-all of the library profession versus the idea that much of what we do online is peripheral to the…

Top 5 Must-Read Social Media Books

Sort of related to my ongoing series of Best Science Books 2009 lists, here’s a nice list of the top 5 social media books I found on Mashable, via Tara Hunt. They’re all 2009 books, after all. The list is from Steve Cunningham who interestingly frames the five books in terms of the lessons we…

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…

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…

In a reputation economy, social media can provide a powerful set of tools for establishing and enhancing your reputation. An enhanced reputation can lead to enhanced opportunities, in the form of job offers or other professional opportunity. Academia is a reputation economy, of course, but really any knowledge economy/creative class job is going to be…

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