Library News & Notes 9/25/09

Rowland Institute at Harvard
Library News & Notes
September 25, 2009

Internet Sites of the Week

(Source: Library Juice)

Academic and Public Library Collaboration
(Source: Joe Kraus)

Access to Government Information In the United States
(Source: Law Librarian Blog)

The Aggressive Online Search
On job seekers’ knowledge of institutions via the web

American English Dialect Recordings
(Source: ResourceShelf)

Around Academic Libraries, New Cuts and Charges
(Source: Digital Koans)

The Art of Written Persuasion: Part V – Improve Your Vocabulary, Improve Your Success
(Source: beSpacific)

Article-Level Download Metrics—What Are They Good For?

Asking library users to leave if they have H1N1

Augmented Reality Goes 3D, Gets Even More Awesome
(Source: libraryfuture)

The Awesomeness Manifesto
(Source: The 99 Percent)

Because I Am a Girl: The State of the World’s Girls 2009
(Source: Salon)
See also: How We Sabotage Young Girls

Beena Kalisky, L’Oreal USA Fellow, offers tips for mothers in science

Before Choosing an E-Book, Pondering the Format
See also: What Is It About e-Readers?

Best Technology Companies to Work For

Blogging Continues to Help Business
(Source: jdysart)

Bored? Goby helps you find things to do

“Born in the Recession”: A look at business survival stories from past recessions

Boston Book Festival
(Source: Newtonville Books)

Buddhist leader calls video games ’emotional therapy’

Can Amazon Be the Wal-Mart of the Web?

(Source: Joe Esposito)

Challenges for automatically extracting molecular interactions from full-text articles

Chemical Information in Scirus and BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)

Classic computers on the danger list

A Clip-and-Save Renaissance as More Consumers Use Coupons
(Source: livingwithless)

College Bookstores Hope to Turn Their Web Sites Into E-Book Portals

College for $99 a month
See also: Getting an Education on the Internet
(Source: BoraZ)

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

Curiosity, Ingenuity and Styrofoam Science

Data repositories: the next new wave
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)


“DBpedia is a community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and to make this information available on the web.”
(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

Debate Flaring Over Grants for Research

Download Free Reference Guides for Popular Apps

A Dozen Newspaper Survival Tips for Academic Librarians
(Source: Xuemei)

Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals
(Source: Open Access News)

Entrepreneurs: Born or made? Ken Morse, Paul Sagan discuss

Facebook doesn’t kill friendships, people do

Fantastic Photos of our Solar System
(Source: Boing Boing)

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2007
(Source: DocuTicker)

Five ways that is a trendsetter

A follow-up to the story on the Cushing Academy Library Abandoning Books
(Source: glambert)

For better social news times, make it the Twitter Times
(Source: BoraZ)

Fotopedia – the world’s first collaborative photo encyclopedia
(Source: beSpacific)

From Mac Portable to MacBook Pro: 20 years of Apple laptops

Futures Thinking: The Basics

Get To Work : Helping librarians find new ways to assist jobseekers
(Source: infodiva)

The GigaOM Guide to the Net Neutrality
(Source: Om Malik)
See also: Net neutrality: FCC proposes three new rules

Google lets you custom-print millions of books
(Source: Harvard in the News)

Google This: 5 Reasons to Switch to Bing
(Source: Pandia Search World)

Google Unveils Tool to Annotate Web Sites
See also: Google Sidewiki — A First Look

The Grass Is Greener at Harvard
(Source: Harvard in the News)

High costs can make open records seem closed
(Source: Boston Business Journal)

How Bad Papers Get Published in Good Journals
(Source: BoraZ)

How Doctors Are Using Social Media
(Source: laikas)

How scientists think: Fostering creativity in problem solving

How students use Google Books
(Source: Eric Rumsey)

How to choose a good scientific problem
See also: Materials for nurturing scientists

How to Write a Novel Using the Web
(Source: Ellyssa Kroski)

If You Need to Work Better, Maybe Try Working Less
(Source: careerdiva)

Images of women in STEM fields
(Source: BoraZ)

In a World of Social Networks, What is the Future of Television?
(Source: Henry Jenkins)

In Hard Times, Harvard Takes a Hard Look at 30 Shades of Crimson
See also: Harvard Libraries Need to Pull It Together, Says Their President
(Source: Karen G. Schneider)

In praise of a new science of learning
See also: From Baby Scientists to a Science of Social Learning

The Kindle Problem

Lab trips foster collegiality

Launched in Great Depression, Jackson Labs now thrives

Libraries of the Future
(Source: Robert Michaelson)
See also: Academic Digital Libraries of the Future: An Environment Scan
(Source: Stephen’s Lighthouse)
See also: Libraries need librarians
(Source: Laurel Graham)

Library Cloud Atlas: A Guide to Cloud Computing and Storage
(Source: Digital Koans)

Linked data as the future of scientific publishing
(Source: Andrew Spong)

Majority of Workers Still Hide Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity at Work
(Source: DocuTicker)

Making Academic Conferences Short and Sweet

Mass Digitization of Books: Open Content Alliance is the right approach
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Mass. ‘average’ in gender-pay disparity

Mass. ignorant of photonics’ role in state

Meeting your users where they are

Minority Students Needed in Math and Science to Combat ‘Brain Drain,’ Professors Say

More Time Requested in Google Book Scanning Case
See also: Boston Library Consortium Responds to Google Book Settlement
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)
See also: DOJ Filing on Google Book Setttlement
(Source: ResourceShelf)
See also: Google Books’ Latest Foe: The Justice Dept.
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)
See also: Google Book settlement: Alternatives and alterations
(Source: ALA TechSource)

Nadir Of Western Civilization To Be Reached This Friday At 3:32 P.M
See also: The Four Horsemen send their regrets

Nature Precedings: a Fusion of Science 2.0, Open Science, Research 2.0 and Social Networking

The Newman Report: a 2020 Vision for Public Libraries
(Source: scilib)

Not Just ‘That Blind Person’
(Source: Lynne Carvahlo Adamian)

On Being a Scientist

Open Access
The CILIP West Midlands journal features a section on professional development using web 2.0 tools
(Source: Joeyanne Libraryanne)

Open Letter on Open Access

Open PhD – An experiment in higher learning
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Our New Etiquette Column: Internet Protocol (New York Times)

Post-Medium Publishing
(Source: Tim O’Reilly)

Project ‘Gaydar’
“At MIT, an experiment identifies which students are gay, raising new questions about online privacy.”
(Source: neasist)

Quantum computers are coming – just don’t ask when

Real Copyright Reform
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

The Real-Time Web Is Leaving Google Behind
(Source: Publish2Technology NYT)
See also: Search Wars — With Bing, Twitter and Facebook, There’s More to Searching Google
See also: Real time indexing in Google

Search Beilstein, Gmelin, and Patents
See a review of Reaxys

Region a strong player in travel websites
(Source: Boston Business Journal)

Researchers unravel brain’s wiring to understand memory
(Source: brown2020)

RIT Trades Invention Rights for Research Dollars and Says You Should, Too

Robert Darnton talk at Columbia University – “Google, Libraries, and the Digital Future”
(Source: Digital Koans)

The ROI Case for Web 2.0
(Source: Matthew Fraser)

Rowland Institute at Harvard Junior Fellows Program 2010

Science and the Internet
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Science, Art, and Technology (Art Institute of Chicago)
(Source: The Scout Report)

Science 2.0 Review: ePernicus

Senate Bill Defends Reader Privacy by Regulating Surveillance
(Source: American Libraries)

Shopping Week with Students Stylists

Six Tips for Coping with the Fact that You’ve Forgotten Someone’s Name

(Source: Neat New Stuff on the Net)

Sponsor a scientist, online

Social Media make a difference

Social Media Policies from 80+ Organizations
(Source: Ellyssa Kroski)

The Story of Google Maps and Google Wave
(Source: Michael Nielsen)

Study: Medical school students post unprofessional content online

Supercomputers Often Run Outdated Software

Taming Your Digital Distractions

Taxachusetts’ ranks 36th in tax-burden study

Technology shouldn’t change basic communication skills

There is no single future for scientific journals
(Source: Blugger)

Through the lens of time
What happened to Polaroid’s collections of photographs?

The Times They Are a Changin’

Treat Your Meetings to a Little QA

A turning point in the struggle against cancer

Twitter After Dark: What should or shouldn’t I Tweet on?
(Source: glambert)

The Ultimate Gated Communities

The Ultimate Productivity Blog
(Source: Michael Nielsen)

U.N. agencies say AIDS vaccine results promising

Visions of data

Wallwisher – Words That Stick
(Source: Marcus Zillman)

Want to read all about it online? It may cost you

(Source: Danny Sullivan)

Washington Post Launches Comedy Web Series Based on Celebrity Tweets
(Source: Matthew Fraser)

What Does It Mean to Be a Science Librarian 2.0?

What’s Next: Create the Life You Want
(Source: Neat New Stuff on the Net)
See also: How to find the right job for you
(Source: PDPro)

What’s Privacy in the Age of Facebook

What’s the Best Way to Find Love Using Tech?

(Source: Om Malik)
See also: Gelato brings real-time search to online dating

When interviews feel like a first date
(Source: livingwithless)

Where is NEH Money Going? New Web Site Has Answers

Where To Upload And Share PowerPoint Presentations: Guide To The Best Online Services
(Source: Robin Good)

Which scientists can you trust?
(Source: BoraZ)

Why Fall Colors Are Different in U.S. (reddish) and Europe (yellowish)
(Source: sciencegoddess)

Why more women don’t get MBAs

Wikipedia reaches a crisis stage (maybe)

(Source: Joe Esposito)
See also: A wikipedia bibliography
(Source: amcunningham)
See also: What the MSM Gets Wrong About Wikipedia

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

(Source: Frank Vollmer)

You and Your Research
(Source: BoraZ)

You Want Me To Do WHAT? Lessons Learned from Mary Ellen Bates and the Special Library Trenches

5 Industry Collusions We’d Like to Throw Down a Black Hole

Received September 19 -25, 2009

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