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Library News & Notes 10/16/09


Rowland Institute at Harvard
Library News & Notes
October 16, 2009

Quote of the week: “Keep your options open, baby! Don’t say yes, don’t say no, if you can say maybe.” – Edwin H. Land

Internet Sites of the Week


ALPSP Survey on Scholarly Book Publishing Practice – ‘First Findings’
(Source: SPARC Open Access Forum)

Amazon.com Introduces Same-Day Delivery

Books: Get Them While They’re Hot

Does the Brain Like E-Books?
(Source: Steve Silberman)

Does Your Library Have a Vision on e-Books?

Five NEW Feminist Books Not to Be Missed

From Blogs to Books – A History of the Web in Print – Timeline
(Source: Publish2Technology NYT)

He not busy being born is busy dying
(Source: John Dupuis)

New E-Book Company to Focus on Older Titles

A Novel in a Year
pt. 1
pt. 2
pt. 3
pt. 4
(Source: inkyelbows)

Rare books from China to be digitized
(Source: Harvard in the News)

Remixing the Book
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

The slow rise of e-books
(Source: srharris19)

Subject: Our Marketing Plan
(Source: Steve Silberman)

Top 10 First Novels: 2009

Top 10 First Novels for Youth: 2009

Weird Kindle tricks: screensavers, screenshots, and games

Computers and Internet

Apps on my iPhone
(Source: Librarians Matter)
See also: 25 Items the iPhone Has Rendered Useless
(Source: digg tech_news)

Battle Of The Augmented Reality Apps: Urbanspoon, Layar, Wikitude, WhereMark & More
(Source: Danny Sullivan)

Berners-Lee ‘sorry’ for slashes

The Complete Guide to Video Blogging
(Source: Library Web)

Computers Faster Only for 75 More Years

Consumer Groups: Tell the Truth on Cell Phone, Internet Bills

Disinformation.com Renovates for Web 2.0

DOE to explore scientific cloud computing at Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories

Factual: Parting The Curtains Of The Invisible Web
(Source: Danny Sullivan)

Finding a Guide for Online Networking

Five More Search Tools You Should Know
(Source: Danny Sullivan)

Four different ways to sync your cellphone with the cloud

(Source: twittbraires)

How to blog everyday
(Source: Kevin O’Keefe)

hulu publisher tools
(Source: ResourceShelf)

IJustMadeLove.com: Tell the World Where You’ve Had Sex, Via Google Maps

Intel Then, Now, and Tomorrow

Is Augmented Reality Just the Beginning of the 3-D Revolution?
(Source: twitt_AR)

Linked Data Needs Links

Microsoft Windows 7 learns a lesson in usability

Metaphors of news at the Guardian
(Source: aabibliographer)

New Schemes for Powering Processors

Online tools for more productive blogging

Streams, Walls, and Feeds: Distributing Content Through Social Networks and Blogs
(Source: John Sack)

Transform any image into an interactive map with Umapper
(Source: Robin Good)

The Value Proposition of Netbooks Is Getting Overlooked

Why Email No Longer Rules
(Source: Bill Ives)
See also: Why Twitter and Facebook Will Never Kill E-mail

With Augmented Search, Xmark Sees New Service, Revenues
(Source: Om Malik)

16 Top Augmented Reality Business Models
(Source: The Shifted Librarian)

100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words


Modernism and the little magazines
(Source: Arts & Letters Daily)

Securitate in all but name
(Source: Arts & Letters Daily)

Education (mostly Harvard)

A Year Later, a Texas University Says Giving Students iPhones Is an Academic Success

ConnectYard Widget Talks to Social Networking Sites from CMS

EthicShare: A Model for Virtual Research Communities

Expanding the Canon
(Source: NewMuse)

The future of college may be virtual

Going Backstage in Students’ Lives

Harvard’s Financial Report

See also: Q & A on Harvard’s financial report
(Source: Dean Michael D. Smith)

Harvard FML
(Source: HarvardTweets)

(Source: Harvard)

How to Cater a Roman Orgy

Is Hiring More Rational in the ‘Real World’?

Millennial Muddle: How Stereotyping Students Became an Industry
(Source: taxonomylady)

Naming Opportunities at Harvard Law School
(Source: Law Librarian Blog)

The New Literacy: Stanford study finds richness and complexity in students’ writing

Students Find Free Online Lectures Better Than What They’re Paying For
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Students’ use of research content
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

Time Off for Good Behavior

18 and under – Texting, Surfing, Studying?


BusinessWeek Takes an In-Depth Look at Google’s Search Quality Team

A Clinical Infusion of Google Wave
(Source: omowizard)

Google Begins Fixing Usenet Archive

Google Books is not a library
(Source: AtYourLibrary)

Google Books: Scanning the Future
(Source: beSpacific)

Google “Suggested Items” Tells a Story About Our Hopes, Fears, And Desires
(Source: omowizard)

Google to launch Google Editions platform

Google Wave: A Complete Guide
(Source: BoraZ)

Google Wave’s Best Use Cases

(Source: digg_technews)

Integrate Google Wave Into Your OS X System with Fluid
(Source: Kenley Neufeld)

It’s Just Fancy Talk

The psychology of Google Wave

(Source: hrouda)

Wave New World
(Source: Cassandra Eckhof)

5 Tips for Parenting with Google Wave

5 Ways Google Can Save You Money
(Source: Neat New Stuff on the Net)

Government and Law

Against Transparency
(Source: Harvard News)

Gov. Patrick: Three Mass. proposals for broadband stimulus funds

Governor Patrick creates Mass. STEM council

Law.Gov: A Proposed Registry and Repository of All Primary Legal Materials of the United States
(Source: beSpacific)

Patrick warns of 2,000 job cuts
(Sources: Cassandra Eckhof; Boston Business Journal)

To Do More With Less, Governments Go Digital

Who’s in Big Brother’s Database?

Health and Medicine

Body Computing Is a Glimmer of Hope in the Health-Care Chasm

Customer-Driven Medicine: How to Create a New Health Care System
(Source: DocuTicker)

A Doctor’s Advice On How To Read Health News (And Know Whether It’s Full of Crap)
(Source: Beyond the Black Stump)

Hospital Wait Times Delivered Via RSS Feeds

How Mindfulness Can Make for Better Doctors

Million Dollar Question: Who Owns Your Genetic Data?

Study: Majority Of ‘Calm Downs’ Ineffective

Top 15 Women in Pharma
(Source: Andrew Spong)

Using Simple Genome, Researchers Move Personalized Medicine Closer to Reality

Virginia Tech Receives NIH Grant for Infectious Disease Database

What Percentage of U.S. Adults Use Social Media for Health Care and Medical Purposes?

Libraries and Archives

College Library Directors Protest Huge Jump in ‘Scientific American’ Price
(Source: englib)

The evolution of Paul Courant reshapes a library
(Source: Bohyun Kim)

A Future Library Service?

Implementing a 23 Things Type Program at Your Library
(Source: Stephen’s Lighthouse)

Information-Seeking Behavior in the Digital Age: A Multi-disciplinary Study of Academic Researchers

(Source: Peter Scott’s Library Blog)

Librarians still have vital role in the Web 2.0 era
(Source: rightforyou)

Libraries and Transliteracy
(Source: Library Web)

Libraries Face Possible Changes (Harvard)

Library Locator iPhone Application
(Source: Bohyun Kim)

(Source: Bohyun Kim)

Orphan Works: Statement of Best Practices
(Source: twittbraires)

(Sources: roselovec; taxonomylady)

Technology Trends: Waxing and Waning
(Source: ALA Tech_Source)

UC Berkeley students stage library sit-in
(Source: The Kept-Up Academic Librarian)

The Unused Complexity of MARC

Wanted: Info Revolutionaries: an Info Pro Manifesto

Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed libraries

Web 2.0, Web 3.0 – Where Will CERN Library Go?
(Source: Joe Kraus)

2009 SLA All Sciences Online Poster Session
(Sources: Irene S. Laursen and Catherine Lavalee-Welch)

Life, Work, Family and Money

Autumn scenes
(Source: Manhattan User’s Guide)

Best places to launch a small business

Book of Odds
(Source: Mass High Tech)

Building a Recession-Friendly Wardrobe
(Source: HarvardTweets)
See also: Guilt-Free Shopping
See also: Fashion Lessons for Graduate Students

Bully! Bully!

Dear Google Notebook

Decide to Say Sorry: The “Peace Process” for Growing Your Business

Failing bosses sabotage to boost ego

Five Burning Questions About How to Work With Headhunters

Getting Hired, Never a Picnic, Is Increasingly a Trial

Good employees work toward their strengths

Hallowe’en is Safe

Here’s where stimulus money is putting people to work

How to Defeat Burnout and Stay Motivated
(Source: The 99 Percent)

How to Find Lost Cats

How to Get Honest Feedback

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth
(Source: Stephen’s Lighthouse)

IRA vs. 401K – What’s the Difference?

Job Interview Questions and Best Answers
(Source: careerdiva)

Jobs Wanted, Any Jobs at All

Motherhood After Tenure: furloughs and invisible work

The Natural Way To Clean Everything In Your House

Rethinking the Older Woman-Younger Man Relationship

ReturnMyPants Ensures You Get Loaned Items Back

SBA offers help to women business owners

Self-Promotion for Introverts®: Get Heard More. Even If You Talk Less

Seven Tips If You’re Chronically Late

Should Unemployed People Work for Free
(Source: webdoyenne)

Socially Responsible Investing Does Not Mean Lower Returns

Sustainability, The Complete Concept: Environment, Healthcare, and Economy

Top 5 Mistakes We Make Teaching Kids About Money

Top 10 Reminder Tools for Forgetful Minds
(Source: Beyond the Black Stump)

What it’s like to love someone with depression
(Source: omowizard)

When a Colleague’s Mistakes Affect You
(Source: Bohyun Kim)

Women mentor male bosses as Dell joins push to smash glass ceiling

Women Warriors: Supporting She ‘Who Has Borne the Battle’

4 Tips for de-Stressing Your Job Search
(Source: careerdiva)

7 Ways to Build & Maintain a Personal Network that Works for You
(Source: just_social)

14 Ways to Improve Your Body Language Today
(Source: Nik Karlil)

50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again
(Source: msauers)

Scholarly Publishing

Creative Commons: access and knowledge sharing
(Source: Xuemei)

Getting Yourself Out of the Business in Five Easy Steps
(Source: Open Access Tracking Project)

International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers: The STM Report
(Source: Grace Baynes)

Measuring citations: calculations can vary widely
(Source: Jill Lagerstrom)

On the contribution of publishers

Open Access to Research Is Inevitable, Libraries Are Told
(Source: Bernie Sloan)

Open Access Week Event: Open Access at Harvard Q &A
(Source: Sue Kreigsman)

Right to Research Coalition
(Source: SPARC Open Access Forum)

SPARC Campus Open Access Advisory Group

Spinning the Science: Big Pharma’s Not Alone
(Source: Andrew Spong)

The 2009 STM Frankfurt Conference
(Source: Andrew Spong)

The Subscription Model Lives and Thrives
(Source: John Sack)

Science and Technology

Big-picture view of nanoscale

Cell Phone Stuck In 2-Year Contract With Local Man

The Chemistry of Information Addiction

Earth’s 10 least hospitable places for life
(Source: amcaffee)

An Electron Microscope For Your Home?

Essentials of Genetics: a guided introduction to many of the key concepts of genetics
(Source: Grace Baynes)
See also: How genetics works
(Source: Om Malik)

Giant Ribbon Discovered at the Edge of the Solar System

God Introduces New Bird

How video games are good for the brain
(Source: taxonomylady)

Illusions: What’s in a Face?

The (im)permanance of online biological resources
(Source: Theo Bloom)

Leaving academia for the freelance world has its rewards

Let’s Have An Awesome Time Publishing Science
(Source: BoraZ)

Losing America’s secret weapon
(Source: Steve Silberman)

Massively collaborative mathematics

Microbes as Computers
(Source: TheScientistLLC)

New journal from the Royal Society of Chemistry

A Nature news special

New Jersey Outshines Most Others in Solar Energy
(Source: Slashdot)
See also: Solar Living, Without Compromising on Lifestyle

New Wi-Fi technology to let gadgets talk directly
See also: Wi-fi ‘to get a whole lot easier’

On the future of scientific communication
(Source: BoraZ)

Open Research: The personal, the social, and the political
(Source: BLugger)

Parc overflowing with new ideas

Phones that rule on the Web

Polaroid Classic Instant Cameras to Make a Comeback
(Source: digg tech_news)

Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals

Respectfully Letting Data Die A Natural Death

Scans show learning ‘sculpts’ the brain’s connections
(Source: brown2020)

Schmidt fund to advance science through support for transformative technology
(Source: Steve Silberman)

Science Grrl: It’s been a busy month for science grrls!
See also: On Winning a Nobel Prize in Science
See also: Conversation with Beth Shapiro, biologist and MacArthur Fellow
See also: Do women have the brains to be great scientists?
(Source: sciencegoddess)
See also: National Medal of Science Winners

The Science of Slumber
See also: Top 10 Wired.com Sleep Photos, Decided by You

Scientists do it in the lab—here’s how

Scientists on Twitter – SciencePond
(Source: Christina Pikas)

Sixty Symbols
(Source: The Scout Report)

Speaking of Speaking
See also: 10 Ways To Conquer Fear of Public Speaking
(Source: Beyond the Black Stump)

Stitching science together

Tell Me a Story of Science
(Sources: BoraZ and razoobe)

Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data
(Source: Science in the News)

TVs of the (Near) Future

Two good reasons to always read the methods section of a scientific paper
(Source: modernscientist)

Using cellphones to change the world

Video camera that records at the speed of thought

The way things work (science funding)

We must revolutionize our communication of science to non-scientists
(Source: girlscientist)

We see problems, they see solutions

8 Ingenious Ways Animals Outsmart Predators
(Source: Bill Romanos)

50 Years of Space Exploration
(Source: sciencebase)

Social Networks

Bigola – Meta Search Tool Searching Digg, Twitter, Technorati, FriendFeed and YouTube

Cold turkey for a Facebook addict

The Democratization of Online Social Networks

The Evolving Uses of Twitter
(Source: Steve Silberman)

Facebook is no fad
“Social networking is a basic human need”
(Source: Stephen’s Lighthouse)

Five Essential Apps for Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page
(Source: Librarian in Black)

The Five WORST Excuses for Not Using Twitter
(Source: Librarian in Black)

Gary’s Social Media Count
(Source: hrouda)

Gender Trouble in Web 2.0. Gender Perspectives on Social Network Sites, Wikis and Weblogs

How To Create Friends Lists on Facebook
(Source: Ellyssa Kroski)

HOW TO: Organize an Event on Facebook

(Source: Beyond the Black Stump)

In a Generation That Friends and Tweets, They Don’t

Politics and Twitter: Inside the Political Twittersphere + An In-Depth Look at the Twitter World

Popular Twitter Client TweetDeck Adds New Features
(Source: ResourceShelf)

Seniors finding social media exhilarating
(Source: libraryfuture)

Twitter’s becoming an important tool for job seekers and employers

Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools for the Next Generation of Public Service
(Source: John Reaves)

Where, How, and Why Harvard University Uses Twitter

Who Is On the Other End of Facebook?

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Annotation
(Source: ResourceShelf)

10 tools for presenting with Twitter
(Source: laikas)


Airlines Cook Up a New Batch of Fees
(Source: infodiva)

Airlines that charge fees lost more money than airlines that didn’t

Dark-Sided: 10 Hauntingly Beautiful Hotels, Homes, and Restaurants

Expect Delays: An Analysis of Air Travel Trends in the United States
(Source: DocuTicker)

The World’s Quietest Places

Received October 10 – 16, 2009

The Art of Being a Scientist
Sneider, Roel and Ken Larner
(Cambridge University Press, 2009)
Q 147 .S64 2009
Requested by G. Eastman

Cold Molecules: Theory, Experiment, Applications
Krems, Roman V., et al, editors
(CRC Press, 2009)
QC 794.6 .C6 C635 2009
Requested by A. Speck

Handbook of Single-Molecule Biophysics
Hinterdorfer, Peter and Antoine Van Oijen, editors
(Springer, 2009)
QH 505 .H36 2009
Requested by G. Eastman

A Physicist’s Guide to Mathematica, 2nd ed.
Tam, Patrick
(Elsevier/Academic Press, 2008)
QC 20.7 .E4 T36 2008
Requested by M. Burns

These books will be displayed on the new books cart (near the newspaper and journals tables) for approximately one week. The person who requested the book has priority for checking it out during the first week.

Earlier editions of Library News and Notes are available

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
(Source: infoneer.net)

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
(Source: infoneer.net)

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?

nature.com 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
(Source: infoneer.net)

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

No new books received this week.

These books will be displayed on the new books cart (near the newspaper and journals tables) for approximately one week. The person who requested the book has priority for checking it out during the first week.

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Wesley Wong’s single molecule protein folding work to be presented at OSA meeting


Rowland Journal Fellow Wesley Wong and his Single-Molecule Force Studies Group will present their work at Frontiers in Optics 2009, to be held Oct. 11 – 15 in San Jose, Calif. Wong and collaegues will present their unique optical tweezers system combined with 3D -video tracking and how it used to observe protein folding and unfolding at the single-molecule level.

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