Monthly Archives: June 2010

Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?

A colleague sent around an email a few days ago that pointed to a book review that asks this question: Is the Internet making us intellectually shallow?  http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2010/0621/The-Shallows?sms For me, I’ve found the internet like drinking from a firehose–way too … Continue reading






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Scientific Publishing Overload

This is so cool!  I totally agree: http://chronicle.com/article/We-Must-Stop-the-Avalanche-of/65890/#lastComment In my opinion, a large proportion of the research articles I encounter are of poor quality.  These papers do, in fact, inhibit knowledge development and innovation by using up resources (time and … Continue reading






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UC vs. NPG

Round two: you go, Librarians! http://www.genomeweb.com//node/942840?hq_e=el&hq_m=741462&hq_l=1&hq_v=a2a10fac80






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Scientific Publishing Also in Need of Reform?

Gone are the days of standing at the copy machine in the biomedical library copying the research articles you need to add to your personal reference collection. I haven’t bought a copy card in years. Interestingly, with the advent of … Continue reading






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