Library News & Notes 10/9/09

Rowland Institute at Harvard
Library News & Notes
October 9, 2009

Quote of the week: “I need to use my most important investigative tool: my library card.” – Detective Robert Goren, aka “Turtleman,” Law & Order Criminal Intent

Internet Sites of the Week


Buy a Scholarly Book
(Source: Digital Koans)

Curling Up With Hybrid Books, Videos Included
(Source: ResourceShelf)

How Apple Can Dominate the Education Market With the iTablet
(Source: Erika McNeil)

On the Smell of Old Books

Reading Detectives
(Source: Library Web)

Robert Darnton: Reading, Now and Then
(Source: srharris19)

Will Books Be Napsterized?
(Source: Gerry McKiernan)

Computers and Internet

Blogger marks 10 year milestone

College technology ‘catching up’ with students
(Source: Erika McNeil)

Everyday life, online: U.S. college students’ use of the Internet
(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

HotPrints Launches Totally Free Photo-Book Printing

How to Create & Broadcast a Podcast With Garageband
(Source: Robin Good)

Is cloud computing the Hotel California of tech?
See also: Study: Amazon and Google rule the cloud
See also: Forget Google and Amazon, the DoD Shows Off What a Real Cloud Platform Can Do

Mapping Languages in the United States and More Research Tools
(Source: ResourceShelf)

New Computer Graphics Systems Give Reality a Convincing Makeover

Online Writing Tips: Interviewing for the Web 101

PBS and NPR Add to Trove of Free Online Lectures

Print Publishers May Create a “Hulu for Magazines”
(Source: Matthew Fraser)

Real-Time Search Engines Compared
(Source: Ellyssa Kroski)

Ruby on Rails workshop for women
(Source: Jessica Baumgart)

Serendipity Of Search
(Source: Publish2Technology NYT)

(Source: Boing Boing)

Trove of Hotmail Passwords Posted Online

Where’s My iPod Made? SourceMap Has the Answer
(Source: Publish2Technology NYT)

Why Blog?
(Source: ResearchBlogs)

A Windows to Help You Forget

48 Year-Old Blogger Has Gone 9 Years Without Spending Money


Struggling Museum Now Allowing Patrons to Touch Paintings

Ten biggest magazines closing in 2009
(Source: ResourceShelf)

Education (mostly Harvard)

Cracks in the Future
(Source: Diane Williams)

Harvard buys Updike archive

Harvard, Resentment, Legacies, Class Size, Etc.

Leaner Times at Harvard: No Cookies
(Source: Cassandra Eckhof)

Thomas M. Menino: Harvard must build housing on Allston site


Advantage Google
(Source: Digital Koans)

An Army vs. Google Books
(Source: Eric Rumsey)

Google adds even more search options
See also: BusinessWeek Dives Deep Into Google’s Search Quality
(Source: ResourceShelf)

Google Apps: A Long Road Ahead

Google Book & Internet Archive Tips
(Source: srharris19)

The Google Book Project- What Effect Will It Have On Your Library?
(Source: Anna Laura Brown)

Google Claims to Be the Lone Defender of Orphans; not lone, not defender
(Source: Eric Rumsey)

Google Wave 101
(Source: Robin Good)
See also: What is Google Wave
See also: VIDEO: Google Wave Gets Explained
(Source: Bibliosoph)
See also: Could Google Wave Replace Course Management Systems?
(Source: lapsedluddite)
See also: Will Google’s Wave Replace E-Mail & Facebook?
(Source: Andrew Spong)
See also: The first google wave search you should do
(Source: Tim O’Reilly)
See also: The Point You’re Missing About Google Wave
(Source: laikas)

Google’s Abandoned Library of 700 Million Titles

(Source: ResourceShelf)

A Library to Last Forever
(Source: ResourceShelf)

November deadline for new Google Books deal

Health and Medicine

Adding Health Advice to Online Medical Records
(Source: brown2020)

An agenda for personalized medicine

Eldercare and aging: Online information for librarians and caregivers

Fall Allergies and How to Avoid Them
(Source: Harvard Medical School)

The Future of Healthcare Is Social
(Source: BoraZ)

H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation
(Source: rachel_w)

(Source: Gosia Stergios)
See also: Emerging Consensus to Create a ‘Health Internet’ With Broad Consumer Engagement
See also: NHIN: the New Health Network?
See also: The Health Information Technology Platform Meeting
(Source: ITdotHealth)

Mind Body Stress Management Program for Parents of Behaviorally Challenging Children
(I recommend this – excellent teacher, great course materials, highly useful. GE)

Must-Read Health Blogs
(Source: Andrew Spong)

NLM’s Pillbox, a new pill identification system
(Source: laikas)

Power to the patients

Start-Ups Aim to Transform Visits to the Doctor
(Source: libraryfuture)


Cambridge cops: Public safety trumps transparency

Gov. seeks measures to close budget gap


The Agent of Library Instruction
(Source: Information Wants to Be Free)
See also: Who should teach library instruction?

The blended librarian in the learning commons: New skills for the blended library

The college library in the 21st century: Reconfiguring space for learning and engagement

Decreasing budgets and increasing costs – working with faculty to mitigate the damage
(Source: Bonnie Swoger)

The Dewey Dilemma
(Source: David Weinberger; see )

Discoverability .. a report that’s worth a look

Educate Don’t Alienate
(Source: Librarian in Black)

How Personal Should a Library Be in Social Media?

How To Customize Your Library Facebook Page
(Source: Ellyssa Kroski)

Library Access to Scholarship
(Source: Digital Koans)

LJ’s Bubble Room blogger identifies 13 cultural shifts libraries can turn into opportunities to reach patrons
(Source: Library Journal)

New Project Launched to Support Libraries’ Outreach to the Struggling Workforce
(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

Our Evanescent Culture and the Awesome Duty of Librarians

Things That Keep Us Up At Night
(Source: srharris19)

Ugly battle has librarians in Oak Brook turning to Teamsters

(Source: Boing Boing)

Web 2.0: What Comes Next? Using This Knowledge And Preparing For The New Wave of Web Technology
(Source: Xuemei)

Life, Work, Family and Money

Are Your Best Female Employees a Flight Risk?
(Source: taxonomylady)

Changing Careers: 5 Steps to Moving Beyond Single Industry Experience
(Source: AtYourLibrary)

Credit Union Credit Cards – A Prudent Alternative

Facebook Activities Haunting Job Seekers
(Source: careerdiva)

For Americans, Plastic Buys Less Abroad

The High Price of Being a Gay Couple
(Source: roselovec)

How to Stop Buying Clothes You Never Wear
(Source: Beyond the Black Stump)

In praise of verbal ‘turn signals’

One nagging thing you still don’t understand about yourself
(Source: Boing Boing)

Poll: More Americans plan to work past retirement age

Sunsets from around the world
(Source: laikas)

Turn performance review into enlightened encounter

When Your Man (or Woman) Gets Laid Off
(Source: Manisha Thakor)

Wholesome Guide to Misbehaving

Work-Search Scams on the Rise in Recession
(Source: careerdiva)

13 Fantastic Female Personal Development Bloggers
(Source: lifeisawesome)

21 Secrets to Save on Travel
(Source: Internet Legal Research Weekly)

40 inspirational speeches in two minutes
(Source: webdoyenne)

Scholarly Publishing

“web 2.0 scholarly communication tool”
(Source: SPARC Open Access Forum)

Cross-linking between repositories
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Few tips on conducting a literature review

Income models for Open Access: An overview of current practice
(Source: SPARC Open Access Forum)

Journal Cost-Effective Index for Legal Periodicals

Journal pricing in these hard times: are publishers listening? OpenSearch
(Source: Nascent)

Open access bill stalls in Congress
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Reviewers Prefer Positive Findings

Ten challenges for open-access journals
(Source: SPARC Open Access Forum)

What’s the opposite of a phyrric victory? Lessons learned from an open access defeat
(Source: Sarah Shreeves)

Where to publish your paper?
(Source: grrlscientist)

Science and Technology

An Artist’s Secrets? Projection and Photoluminescence
(Source: lsmarshall)

The Big Microbe Knit
(Source: scientistlady)

An emotional response: Using computers to analyse sentiments
(Source: Science in the News)

Are you asleep? Exploring the mind’s twilight zone

Big Splash in Bug-Splatter Research

Communicating person to person through the power of thought alone
(Source: brown2020)

Communicating Science: Giving Talks
(Source: razoobe)
See also

Data on Federal Research and Development Investments: A Pathway to Modernization

The eScience Revolution: Rensselaer Researchers to Create Semantic Web Platforms for Massive Scientific Collaboration
(Source: ResourceShelf)

The Elements of Humanity: a Fascination with Science and Technology
(Source: Tim O’Reilly)

Evolution of the Cell Phone
(Source: digg_technews)
See also: Survey: Bostonians value cell phones over sex

Failed takeoff leaves entrepreneurs with orphaned IP

Gallery: Science Confirms the Obvious
(Source: sciencegoddess)

Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Faculty

How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect
(Source: newswise)

Human Genetics 2009

iLabs: Revolutionizing High School Science

Inside the Nobel Prize: How a CCD Works

Introduction to Scientific Filmmaking
(Source: phylogenomics)

Key for Future Investment: Researchers’ Response to America’s Recovery Act

A look inside
“Scientists have deciphered 3-D structure of the human genome”

Mass High Tech, Women to Watch 2009

MHT names record number of ‘tech citizens’

Mixed Signals
others see us differently than we see ourselves

NFL Scientists Postulate Theoretical Down Before First Down

Out of your head: Leaving the body behind

Petite Pictures: The 20 Microscopic Photo Competition Prizewinners

Peter’s Digital Reference Shelf: Scitation
(Source: ResourceShelf)

The Recession’s Silver Lining
IEEE Spectrum on the semiconductor industry

Reproducibility of Computational Science

Research points to potential chink in cancer’s armor

Resting-state brain networks are stable
(Source: stevesilberman)

Rethinking the Shape of Everyday Life
(Source: BoraZ)

Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: NASA’s Lost Female Astronauts

Science’s answer to the Backstreet Boys

The Self-Control Costs of Moral Flexibility
(Source: HarvardResearch)

A Spot at the Bench

Startup Bootcamp
(Source: Jessica Baumgart)

Text Messaging Shows Promise as a Survey Tool

Unrevealed Analysis Weakens Claim of AIDS Vaccine “Success”
(Source: Science in the News)

The Un-Scientific Method: or, how good science becomes bad press
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Unstoppable Killing Machine Out Of Toner

What is relevant to my research now?
(Source: BoraZ)

10 Things to Know About Wireless Power
(Source: Om Malik)

Social Networks

Does Twitter Work As a Music Discovery Engine, Too?
(Source: Om Malik)

Gaydar: Facebook friendships expose sexual orientation
(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

Gen-F Scientists Ignoring Social Networking
(Source: sciencebase)
See also: Academics and Web 2.0

The History and Evolution of Social Media

HOW TO: Manage a Facebook Group
(Source: Robin Good)

It’s Time to Hide the Noise
(Source: Rebecca Skloot)

Loore – Finding People Within Social Networks and Directories

NeighborGoods: Craigslist for Your Neighborhood
(Source: Om Malik)

The Sum of All Tweets: Evaluating the Valuation

Using Twitter at Events & Conferences: Best Practices
(Source: Eric Rumsey)

Ways to Integrate Facebook With Your Blog
(Source: Ellyssa Kroski)

Women Rule the Social Web
(Source: Lisa Carlucci)

Zuckerberg: How Facebook’s Culture Helps Us Build Amazing Things

(Source: Robin Good)

3 Great Social Media Policies to Steal From

(Source: Matthew Fraser)

Received October 3 -9, 2009

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