23 4 / 2014

23 4 / 2014

22 4 / 2014

"Physical access to a phone, vehicle or premises and spending as little as $50 to $85 can allow one person to monitor another to an astonishing degree"

22 4 / 2014

"Reading a scientific paper is a completely different process than reading an article about science in a blog or newspaper. Not only do you read the sections in a different order than they’re presented, but you also have to take notes, read it multiple times, and probably go look up other papers for some of the details. Reading a single paper may take you a very long time at first. Be patient with yourself. The process will go much faster as you gain experience."

22 4 / 2014

"But the London-based Wellcome Trust says that it has withheld grant payments on 63 occasions in the past year because papers resulting from the funding were not open access. And the NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, says that it has delayed some continuing grant awards since July 2013 because of non-compliance with open-access policies, although the agency does not know the exact numbers."


 (via Funders punish open-access dodgers : Nature News & Comment)

"But the London-based Wellcome Trust says that it has withheld grant payments on 63 occasions in the past year because papers resulting from the funding were not open access. And the NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland, says that it has delayed some continuing grant awards since July 2013 because of non-compliance with open-access policies, although the agency does not know the exact numbers."


(via Funders punish open-access dodgers : Nature News & Comment)

22 4 / 2014

"What we don’t seem to have yet is a profession-wide sense of how to apply our ethical commitment to privacy to digital information behavior data, such as we can gather from website access logs, proxy server logs, or web trackers placed in our websites or OPACs."

22 4 / 2014

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Jurafsky said the findings pose implications for the restaurant industry. The fact that many negative reviews highlight “service-related traumas” may encourage restaurant managers to prioritize customer satisfaction if they are not doing so already.

The research, Jurafsky said, offers an important new direction in the behavioral sciences; online reviews are a valuable source of insight into humanity in the Internet age.

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22 4 / 2014

"At the University of Pennsylvania, for instance, my colleagues at the library have helped the School of Medicine and other departments to create a way to view the co-authorship networks of particular researchers."

(via Linking Archival Sources in the 2013 American Historical Review - Archive Journal Issue 3)

"At the University of Pennsylvania, for instance, my colleagues at the library have helped the School of Medicine and other departments to create a way to view the co-authorship networks of particular researchers."

(via Linking Archival Sources in the 2013 American Historical Review - Archive Journal Issue 3)

22 4 / 2014

"How about it? Can you imagine an institutional journal or kiyo at your university? How would you like your next essay to appear alongside a piece from the Chemistry department or a student’s fieldnotes? Can you imagine high quality scholarly communications coming out of a process that is different than what you think of as peer review?"

22 4 / 2014