Monthly Archives: September 2008

Duplicating effort

I saw a news story on The Scientist newsblog, about stem cell banks in particular the number of different stem cell banks both in the USA and elsewhere. Asking whether there was a point in duplicating effort, they concluded that … Continue reading

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Books get social

“You show me yours, and I’ll show you mine”. That just about sums up the whole web 2.0 thing. Sharing what you like, and hoping to discover something you didn’t know before. I think I first saw the principle applied … Continue reading

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The end of the world as we know it

One of my methods for professional development is to try and read things that I really don’t understand. It can be frustrating and fruitless, but sometimes leads me to stray into interesting domains on the periphery of library and information … Continue reading

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If you’ve been to Liverpool this year you can’t have missed the superlambananas: There are about 100 of them scattered around the city in a variety of colours and decorations, one of the many ways the city is marking Liverpool … Continue reading

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Science blogging 2008

I’ve never been to a scientific conference before. I’ve been to plenty of Library conferences, and quite a few on digital information, publishing or the web, but not a scientific one. I’m not sure whether Science Blogging 2008 strictly speaking … Continue reading

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More reflections on titles

Music is one of my enduring passions and I have for many years enjoyed attending London’s summer music festival – the Proms. I recently attended a concert featuring Olivier Messiaen’s music and was struck by one piece: Et expecto resurrectionem … Continue reading

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