Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Each weekday, WordPress selects about ten new blog posts for the Freshly Pressed section of the WordPress.com homepage. These posts represent how WordPress can be used to entertain, enlighten, or inspire. Getting promoted to Freshly…

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Should Libraries Fret Over Mischievous Users?

(Manually) reblogged from Brandon Butler’s ARL Policy Notes: Put simply, it is almost impossible that you or your library, when acting on the basis of your good faith beliefs about fair use, could be held responsible for the bad acts … Continue reading

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Unbiased Media

Whether there is systematic bias in the media and what points of view this supposed bias favors is a contentious, snake pit of a topic that I’m not about to dip my toe into (although here’s the conclusion of somebody seemingly reputable … Continue reading

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Fun and Cool Facts

The fun and cool facts have been few and far between this quarter, but I scraped the bottom of the barrel and found some monkeys. Library school is all fun and games here, folks! Generously counting print shops like Kinko’s, … Continue reading

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Scholarly Communications: Data Sharing in the Humanities

Scholarly communications is a field that concerns itself with the dissemination of academic research. (It’s also an area that I’m very much looking to position myself to start a career in.) Currently, the biggest challenges within the system of scholarly communications … Continue reading

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Philosophy I’m Reading

I’m reading philosophy! Woo! To be more precise, I’m reading Stephen Law’s Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole. This is a fine book, but I must admit that part of my shallow excitement about reading the … Continue reading

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The End of Anonymous Commenting

From On the Media Last month a team of researchers released a paper which demonstrated that it’s possible to identify anonymous authors on the internet simply by analyzing their writing style and comparing it to known instances of their writing.

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