Monthly Archives: March 2009

Journal surprises

I’ve written before on the phenomenon of new journals. I’m particularly fascinated by the way that families of titles develop. In recent months we have seen Science Signaling out of the AAAS stable, EMBO Molecular Medicine from EMBO, and Nature … Continue reading

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New technology – the JISC Conference 2009

Last week I attended the 2009 JISC Conference, or #JISC09 as it seems we should call it in digital arenas. The conference was all abuzz and atwitter with electronic streams of data. Live streamed video of keynote talks, live blogging … Continue reading

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Science and entertainment

At first sight the worlds of science and entertainment seem distant from each other, despite a recent spate of blog posts on NN about music, and a very thoughtful piece from Michael Nestor about the influence of Hollywood on science. … Continue reading

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Yes, it was a holiday

I have already made a few posts about my visit to the Philippines. I see that everyone else is putting up there holiday photos, so I might as well join in. Can’t think why I wanted to visit this place. … Continue reading

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Medical history at UCL

This week I attended a lecture by the estimable Tilli Tansey . Tilli has been a key figure in the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine for some time, from its early days at the Wellcome Trust through to … Continue reading

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Medical libraries in the Philippines

As I said earlier, I recently visited the Philippines. I visited three medical libraries, and also met with a group of medical librarians to learn more about medical libraries in the country. The Philippines is unique in Asia, thanks to … Continue reading

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Prawnography

I just have to share a truly awful press release headline with you: Prawnography shows captive bred prawns lack lust It’s all an attempt to find out why prawns bred in captivity did not go on to breed well. Researchers … Continue reading

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