Library News & Notes 11/6/09

Rowland Institute at Harvard
Library News & Notes
November 6, 2009

Quote of the Week

““The question once was, ‘What can a library be?’ Today the question is, ‘What can a library do?’ Formerly it was a question of resources, of number of books, of wealth, of material. Now, it is rather a question of effectiveness, of vitality, of influence in the community.”

—Springfield (Mass.) Public Library Director John Cotton Dana, 1898, in Chalmers Hadley, John Cotton Dana: A Sketch (Chicago: ALA, 1943), pp. 40–41.
(Source: Judith Seiss)

Also – from Highwire Press publishing symposium in DC (10/28/09 – OK, it’s last week): Question about open access rep at Harv – from publisher “Do the faculty like the policy that their bad version is published in Dash?”
(Source: Bill Mayer)

Also – A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere-Groucho Marx
(Source: CliftonWiens)

Internet Sites of the Week


Dream of a Universal Bookstore

E-Readers May Not Solve Publisher Woes Yet

E-readers: To be open or not to be open — that is the question
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

The Future of Reading
(Source: beSpacific)

Getting the best read on your smartphone
(Source: Library Web)

Harvard Square book stand back, despite lack of permit

Kindle for the Academic

Computers and Internet

Bend Your Browser: Customize Firefox 3.6

Combine search, bookmarks and RSS with 43 Marks

Convert Photos To PDF
(Source: Beyond … The Black Stump)

For Web Search, the Time Is Now
(Source: Library Stuff)

Google Goes Mobile

Google looking to grow in Cambridge’s Kendall Square
See also: Google CEO Schmidt: On tech, innovation, Google Wave and Maps Navigation
See also: Google Takes on the World
See also: Google’s new revenue stream: books and music
See also: Google providing better view of personal data

The Government Domain: A Handful of Classics
(Source: beSpacific)

Harvard students win mobile app contest

How To Charge Your Laptop
(Source: NYT Technology Journalists)

Listen, watch, read — computers search for meaning

MassTLC honoree Beranek traces a trail of tech and business achievement

More Tech for Older People

Now we know where we stand, and it’s about time
See also: GPS Is Destroying Your Brain

Revisiting Google Squared

Seven secrets of a Steve Jobs presentation

Startup lets you pick up dinner with the flip of a phone

Triple Boot Mac OS, XP, and Linux on a Mac

Ultimate jukebox is next step in net music

Where Next for Openness?

See also: State of open source software at 25

Where to Download the Latest Windows 7 Drivers

Windows 7 Pins – Pin and Unpin in Windows 7

Windows 7: What You Should Know About XP Mode

50 Common Mac Problems Solved
(Source: Sharon Hayes)


Another Reason to Dislike Harvard Alums

A day in the life of President Faust
See also: Leadership Without a Secret Code
(Source: Harvard in the News)

Harvard Kennedy School: Social Media, Blogs and RSS
(Source: Kennedy_School)

Harvard to become largest institutional buyer of wind power in New England

Harvard Women’s Soccer earns 9th Ivy title!
(Source: HVClub)

How to Talk Like an Intellectual

Minority Students Earned Greater Number of Academic Degrees in Fiscal Year 2006

15 Questions with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

45: 45: 10
Research Teaching Service ratios

Health and Medicine

Global Library of Women’s Medicine
(Source: Internet Resources Newsletter)

Healthcare’s Google-Facebook-Twitter Platform
(Source: amcunningham

Hospitals Make Slow Progress in Harnessing the ‘Social’ Aspects of Social Media

Privacy is Contextual

(Source: omowizard)


Collaborating in the Clouds: Selecting Tools

From the Stacks
Interview with Lisa Johnston, science librarian at University of Minnesota
(Source: Kristine Fowler)

Have a Very Merry Library Christmas!
(Source: Library Web)

Internet Librarian 2009: Librarians Get Enterprising

Internet Librarian wrap up

Is There a Future for Special Libraries?

Library Camp: How to Run an Unconference at Your Library

(Source: Stephen’s Lighthouse)

Living Digital: The Future of Information and the Role of the Library
(Source: Pamela Bluh)

New Laws
Featuring “the 5 laws of library catalogs for the 21st century”
(Source: Stephen’s Lighthouse)

New library should make Cambridge feel proud

NIH Library AllPlus Search Demo
(Source: kowalskibob)

Public libraries and the Internet 2008-2009: Issues, implications, and challenges
(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

Public Libraries Step Into Job-Search Niche

Purpose, Values and All That Jazz
(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

Rare Books Don’t Always Live in Glass Cases
(Source: ResourceShelf)

Sacred Cows

Save the Books

Shanachie interview with the Librarian in Black

SLA Recognizes Five Early-Career Information Professionals as Rising Stars

Sneaking the social web into your library

Social Media Metrics

A Space to Collaborate

Surviving in the New Information Ecology
See also: Neither Black Nor White, but Survival
(Source: Eric Rumsey

Tweeting Harvard librarians and libraries

Web 2.0 for library patrons

Life, Family, Work, Money

Actively cultivate champions to advance your success

Bank Notes: a collection of Bank Robbery Notes
(Source: Boing Boing)

Brother Blue dead at 88; Was storyteller to generations
He was a fixture in Harvard Square and admired my daughter’s blue eyes when she was a baby.

Effective communications take employees from survive to thrive

Facebook your way to a new job?

FAQ: Should I buy that extended warranty?

Find the VALUE in formalizing informal mentoring

First, be honest about what you want

How Do I Make My Resume Stick?

How to Be Assertive Without Being Arrogant
(Source: Beyond … The Black Stump)

i wanted wings

Need a Job? Talk to a Stranger
(Source: ACM Career News)

Neurodiversity & The Workforce (Asperger’s)

Race, Politics and American Media

Rethinking Laundry in the 21st Century
(Source: Cassandra Eckhof)

Retirement Revised
“Retirement planning, retirement investing and retirement jobs”
(Source: Neat New Stuff on the Net)

(Source: Boing Boing)

Staying Connected After a Layoff

Tools of the Travel Trade

Women, Peace and Security: Challenges Ahead

10 Tried-and-True Tips for Switching Industries
(Source: ACM Career News)

12 keys to becoming a power networker

50 job interview questions and answers: How you never should but always wanted to answer them
(Source: Sharon Hayes)

Scholarly Publishing

AAU Scholarly Publishing Roundtable Status Report
(Source: Ann Okerson)

Buying PDFs: truth and consequences
(Source: Open Access News)

Cloud Computing and Repositories: Fedorazon: Final Report

The End of Impact Factors as a Measure of Research Quality

Knowledge as a public good

The last stand of non-open access scholarly journal publishers
(Source: Andrew Spong)

Open Access Week – Interview with Peter Suber

(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

What’s the future of OA?
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)


The Benefits of Investments in Basic Research

Career resilience

Chemistry in Second Life
(Source: Useful Chemistry)

Courting Generation Y

Down But Not Out

Frontiers in Crystalline Matter: From Discovery to Technology

How to Reject a Paper: Advice from a Chain Letter

The importance of stupidity in scientific research (and in writing)
(Source: ccziv)

Industry support of academic life science research may be dropping

License to Wonder

The New Science of Temptation
(Source: Science in the News)

New wrinkle in old approach
Harvard SEAS researchers gain new insights about glass formation

Open Source Science? Or Distributed Science?
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Posted Science and Engineering Jobs Continued to Decline in October

Shunning science for higher-paying careers

Stop selling out science to commerce

US Science and Engineering Festival

Social Networking

An Application to Help Scrub Those Regrettable Photos From Facebook

Getting political on social network sites: Exploring online political discourse on Facebook
(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

Google’s Twitter Algorithm
(Source: HarvardSocial

The Greatest Generation (of Networkers)
(Source: John Palfrey)

How to Avoid Malware on Facebook and Twitter: 8 Best Practices
(Source: raduboncea)

How To Rip Video From Facebook

(Source: Robin Good)

How to Think Of Blog Posts
(Source: GeekGirlCamp

HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists
See also: Twitter Lists – No RSS Feed?? No Problem!!
(Source: glambert)

A Look At NASA’s Social Media Program
(Source: Sharon Hayes)

Mob Rule! How Users Took Over Twitter
(Source: raduboncea)

The one where we launch TWOOTER!

(Source: Library Web)

manage all social network profiles in one place
(Source: I want to)

Protect Your Kids from Profanity-Laden YouTube Comments

Six Social Media Trends for 2010

Social Isolation and New Technology
(Source: beSpacific)

Transform the business’s image through social media

Tweetajob: A new service to help people find work via Twitter

7 Things You Should Know About Google Wave
(Source: Xuemei)

14 social media lessons we can all learn
(Source: Sharon Hayes)


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