Archive for the 'Tidbits' category

Tidbits, 2010 end-of-year cleanout

Dec 23 2010 Published by under Tidbits

Wow, have I ever let the tidbits folder get out of control. Bad me!

I've moved from to Pinboard for the nonce. With the diaspora in full swing, the best way to get me a link of importance is probably to comment here. Speaking of which: I'm getting reports of would-be commenters turned away with 403s. If that's you, would you please drop me a line at dorothea.salo at gmail? I'm trying to get a handle on how widespread the problem is and what might be causing it. Also, I'm really sorry it happened!

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Best writing in open access, 2009-2010

Oct 20 2010 Published by under Open Access, Tidbits

In lieu of a regular tidbits post this week, I thought I'd highlight the best short writing I've seen in open access over the last year or so. Some of it you'll have seen here before, but as we all know, it takes quite a lot of repetition before the message takes hold.

What's wonderful is that there's a lot of brilliant writing to choose from. What's even more wonderful is that it's not all coming from librarians! What's the most wonderful of all is that this writing is everywhere. It's not just a few rabid bloggers like me. It's not just the faithful vanguard, bless them. Open access isn't quite mainstream yet—but this year it's been putting its foot in the door.

Onward, then.

Honorary mention, because it's not directly open-access–related, goes to the University of California's well-phrased refusal to take Nature Publishing Group's price-gouging lying down.

I've missed a lot. Tell me what I've missed in the comments!

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Tidbits, 7 October 2010

Oct 07 2010 Published by under Tidbits

I never could get the hang of Thursdays. So have some tidbits:

As always, drop a comment if you see something interesting.

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Tidbits, 29 September 2010

Sep 29 2010 Published by under Tidbits

Sorry for the radio silence, folks; my professional life was disrupted this week by a POTUS visit to campus. (Can I put that on my résumé? "Kicked out of my office and my classroom by the POTUS?" Or would that be bad?) That's over now, though, so time for some tidbits!

Drop me a link here if you see something good!

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Christine Borgman on data

Sep 14 2010 Published by under Praxis, Tidbits

Christine Borgman has a lengthy track record of saying smart and apposite things about scholarly communication and research data. (See my review of her 2007 book here.)

She has done it again, in a conference paper entitled "Research Data: Who will share what, with whom, when, and why?" If you liked my Ariadne article at all, you will love this, I guarantee it. Strongly recommended, so much so that I didn't want to wait for the next tidbits post.

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Tidbits, 9 September 2010

Sep 09 2010 Published by under Tidbits

Looks like most of the server disturbance is history. This is a good thing! We shall celebrate with tidbits.

The best way to bring something to my attention for a tidbits run is to leave a comment!

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Tidbits, 16 August 2010

Aug 16 2010 Published by under Tidbits

First run of tidbits on Scientopia! As you can imagine, I've got a few…

As always, drop a comment here if you see something the Book of Trogool crowd needs to know about.

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Who knew there could be so many Tidbits, 21 June 2010

Jun 21 2010 Published by under Tidbits

There is, in fact, more to life than the California vs. NPG battle royale. I know, I'm surprised too.

As always, feel free to drop links I ought to see in comments, or tag them "trogool" on

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Tidbits, 13 May 2010

May 13 2010 Published by under Tidbits

Did you miss the tidbits? I rather did.

Please tag something "trogool" on delicious or comment here to bring it to my attention. There may be some waiting for me, in which case I apologize; I haven't had a chance to go through the backfile in a while.

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Tidbits, 30 March 2010

Mar 30 2010 Published by under Tidbits

Tuesday seems a good day for tidbits. (I am head-down in my UKSG presentation and class stuff at the moment, so kindly forgive posting slowness.)

As always, drop a comment or use the tag "trogool" on to bring something to my attention. Thanks!

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