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Wow – nonsense / fake articles appear in Science and Nature

Wowsa… “SCIgen is supposed to be a lark: its creators claim at the top of the homepage that “Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.” But as Nature News and others reported, two major science publishers, Springer and IEEE, are in the process of removing more than 120 published studies from their databases after they were discovered to be SCIgen-generated nonsense. Eric ...

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Aaron Swartz (Reddit, RSS) dies; JSTOR provides limited free access to archives

Interesting news if you’ve not been following these stories: JSTOR“The archives of more than 1,200 journals are now available for limited free reading by the public, JSTOR announced today. Anyone can sign up for a JSTOR account and read up to three articles for free every two weeks.”more at:http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/01/academic-libraries/many-jstor-journal-archives-now-free-to-public/  As a side note:For those of you who followed the Aaaron Swartz (Reddit, RSS) / JSTOR ...

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Wikispaces free for higher ed

Wikispaces for Higher Education – FREE!http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/highered We are giving away all of the features of our Plus wikis (normally $50/year).No fine print, no usage limits, no advertising, no catches. * Post, Publish, and Share with Ease Unlimited pages let you and your students share text, images, files, and more. * Set Privacy You can decide who has access to your wiki’s content. * Create Student ...

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Old spice guy’s take on libraries

Well, if you don’t watch TV or haven’t heard about this ad campaign, this will not make much sense probably.Anyhow, I just wish he included other media besides books; libraries are so much more than books — we are magazines & journals (both print and electronic with fulltext articles), websites & databases, photographs, digital images (photographs, scanned images of maps, postcards, and other things), maps, ...

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4 hot trends in libraries

The list:1. Mass customization2. Mobile3. Front end interface4. Shared data Yes, please. #1 can’t come soon enough and in reality, we kind of have been doing that for a while (different services for different audiences/patron groups) but that was still at a group level. Individual personalized choice and experience — yes please. Front end interfaces and shared data seem to go hand in hand to ...

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Question of the Day: How to search your own tweets at twitter

So, this was MY question today: as in, I wanted to re-post a tweet about moonshine arts & literary magazine. I couldn’t quite remember what I wrote and I didn’t use a #hashtag. So what to do? How do you search your own twitter feed? There are lots of cool trending tools out there, but those are very limited in terms of timeframe. I personally ...

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Kodak ceases production of kodachrome ;-(

Kodak to Stop Making KodachromeBy MIKE BARRIS Eastman Kodak Co. will discontinue its iconic Kodachrone color film this year due to tumbling sales as photographers embrace newer Kodak films or digital imaging technology. Kodak introduced the amateur color film in 1935 and it became the first commercially successful color film. But sales are just a fraction of 1% of the company’s still-picture film revenue. The ...

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