Returning to blogging

It has almost been a year since my last post. Much has happened. What started as a break became a long adventure that certainly isn't over. What brings me back to the blog-o-sphere? There are several topics that come to mind: managing large projects, dealing with bullies, how to engage students, assessment, and so many …

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Research Data Services

I was able to attend a regional round table of librarians working in research data. Some librarians were the research data librarian at their institution. Surprisingly or not, the majority of librarians had a variety of job functions of which research data was a component. Many came from institutions that didn't have a dedicated team …

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The Infofuture White Paper

I'm trying to catch up on my reading and other things this weekend. Finally, I got around to looking up the white paper that I read about in the latest issue of American Libraries. That white paper is in reference to the article starting on page 40, "The Future of the MLS: Rethinking Librarian Education" …

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How Are Your Google Searching Skills?

Recently I learned about a blog called SearchResearch by Daniel M. Russell. Daniel works for Google and studies the way people search the internet...in a nutshell. From his home page, you can access his presentations. The most recent one that was sent around the web was called "What does it mean to be literate in …

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Open Access In Trouble

If you haven't already heard, there are several movements afoot that oppose open access. Here's 2: Research Works Act Legislation: Introduced in the House of Representatives on Dec. 16, 2011 by Rep. Darrell Issa (R. Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D- N.Y.). The aim of this …

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Are Your Passwords Safe?

If you're like me, you subscribe to a number of listservs, a number of social networking sites, professional sites, and then everything you might have a username and password for your personal activities. That means a lot a passwords and most likely your email address as your password. Michael Moyer published a short article in …

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