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March 21, 2007

fiveblogs (Only five?)

Rachel, aka The Liminal Librarian has started Blogversity - An Attempt at a Meme, challenging librarian bloggers to list five blogs outside of the library field that they read regularly. So, here's my list of five blogs, representative of their categories:

1 - The Chronicle of Higher Education news
2 - Inklings: On the Hunch that Science Rocks
3 - NYT technology writer Dave Pogue's Posts
4 - Creating Passionate Users
5 - Cute Otters (If you're only reading work-related blogs, you're missing some easy smiles!)

OK, if you're a librarian with blog and you're reading this, you're tagged. (Marcus and Theodora, this means YOU!) List away, and tag your post fiveblogs.

Posted by janeblum at 01:14 PM | Comments (0)

March 15, 2007

The Liaison as Physician Peer

VerusMed :: Time-Starved Oncologists Still Not Receiving Crucial Medical Information

I found this press release via Peter Suber's Open Access News, where he argues that open access would increase physician, and in particular, oncologist, access to current medical information.

It prompted another train of thought for me. Repeated studies show that physicians frequently and often first turn to colleagues when they have professional questions. What if liaison librarians could relate to physicians in such a way that they are seen as colleagues? What better than to have the colleague who is asked for information be a person trained in finding, evaluating, and managing information?

Posted by janeblum at 07:13 AM | Comments (0)

March 14, 2007

Great minds think alike

Wendy's Blog: Legal Tags: My First DMCA Takedown


Read the blog entry and the comments. I'm with Wendy. Every time I watch a football game, I mumble to my nearby favorite lawyer that the NFL copyright notice is unbelievable.

Posted by janeblum at 01:57 PM | Comments (3)

March 13, 2007

The British are coming, the British are coming ...

LibrarianInBlack: BBC YouTube = 1 Happy LiB

At least the BBC gets it. I've always thought that RIAA and others fighting the copyright battle (i.e., play by my rules or I'll take my ball and bat and as much money as I can get from you) and go home were being extremely shortsighted. Notice how you don't hear nearly as much about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert since VIACOMM cracked down on YouTube?

Update, just posted: Viacom Sues Google Over YouTube Video Clips

Posted by janeblum at 07:35 AM | Comments (0)