Maryland announces new MLS advisory board. Good. School, public, university libraries and government and private archives represented. Good. Some men, more women. Good. No one from for-profit corporations or SLA or law firms or medical libraries. Not so good. Of course, Maryland has not really targeted law librarians or medical librarians, afaik
ffs. Gartner just dropped "linear regression" from its hype cycle this year. and they still have R on there. Just because the media has finally heard these words doesn't mean they're new or that they are magic.
i love that i learn something new and weird every day in my job. so far today: intumescent fire putty. It's putty that gets bigger when hot so it blocks fires from spreading through cable passages through walls and around doors. pretty cool stuff.
crap on a banana. Looks like DoD will be using DoE's PAGES and will initially use an instance on DoE servers. Looks like DTIC will have the authors accepted manuscripts available (not just as a link or just in a dark archive) but those will only be available to registered users. Sorry - can't provide copy of where I read this :(
Looking for a way to identify big/important conferences that mpow isn't already attending. Like I know sfn is a big conference and there are always news reports and press releases about it. AAAS is smaller, but there are some... is there a way or an altmetrics service maybe where I can find conferences that are covered a lot or are big?
Skitch linked to my 2007 blogspot blog post on weeding saying it was "wonderful" - Jill O'N, btw. No need to click through to Skitch, but kinda cool she thinks the post is wonderful. If only she had linked to Scientopia :(