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Sharing is Caring

July 28, 2010


With budget cuts affecting all libraries, it is an unpleasant, but all too common surprise when you no longer have access to a particular journal or database. What then? There is always interlibrary loan. However, there may be cost prohibitions, or the article may not get to you in time. What if you could contact […]

Deadline vs. Inertia: Round 1, Fight!

July 21, 2010


I have to admit, I am of two minds when it comes to deadlines. The cool, rational half of me likes to have things done at least two weeks in advance to allow for revisions, edits, and tweaks at appropriate intervals. This also allows for healthier eating and sleeping habits. The brash, impulsive half of […]

Playing to My Strengths

July 9, 2010


In a former life, I was once a fiction writer and amateur music writer. It wasn’t actually so long ago and occasionally I still dabble. However, returning to the narrative format within a more scientific framework may prove to be a larger challenge. For some context: At our mentor/intern meetup this week, we presented our […]

Information Science Detectives

June 30, 2010


“It’s kind of like trying to find someone on Facebook only knowing their hair color and favorite breakfast cereal.” This has been my clumsy way of explaining to my friends exactly what it is I’ve been doing lately and why I can’t come out and play in the tree fort with the other kids. Not […]

On keeping an open science journal

June 23, 2010


This certainly isn’t the diary I had in middle school with the broken lock from when I lost the key. For one thing, I wouldn’t mind if anyone actually reads it. It’s hard for me to imagine a time before the internet. Then again, what I have pictured usually involves Thomas Edison being a jerk and trying to vandalize […]

Recycling in the data world

June 16, 2010


Unlike Nic, I don’t have an excitement of introducing myself or going first. Fortunately, I get to post on Wednesday, the day when a good deal of us have shaken off the early lethargy of Monday and Tuesday. Like Sarah, I had an interesting time explaining to colleagues (as well as friends, families and random […]