Monthly Archives: September 2010

E-books – unconference session at SOLO10

I led a session looking at ebooks for researchers at SOLO10 earlier this month. I gave a brief overview and then opened up the discussion to the floor. About 10 people attended the session – it seems ebooks are not … Continue reading

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Impact – a view from 1924

I sometimes have to hunt through old Annual Reports of the Medical Research Council to look for snippets of history about people or research and it is often striking how the broad themes addressed are still with us today. Take … Continue reading

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My Science Online London 2010 impressions

I attended the Science Online London 2010 conference (SOLo10) last week. There is a round-up of post-conference reports elsewhere on Nature Network.  This word cloud by Simon Cockell gives an idea of the key themes.  My personal highlights are below, … Continue reading

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A gossip magazine for scientists?

The Irish Times reports that James Watson would like to start a gossip magazine for scientists. He is quoted as saying that “a magazine with true gossip would open up the possibility of real criticism in an overly polite and … Continue reading

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