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Tidbits, 5 March 2010

Mar 05 2010 Published by under Tidbits

I'm in Urbana-Champaign this weekend to teach an in-person day for my online collection-development class. I'm looking forward to it; every time I teach I am reminded that students are smarter than I am.

For now, tidbits!

As always, if there's a link I should see, comment here or tag it "trogool" on del.icio.us. Thanks!

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Tidbits, 26 February 2010

Feb 26 2010 Published by under Tidbits

It's Friday! Snack on some tidbits.

As always, tag a delicious link with "trogool" or leave a comment here if you have something tidbit-worthy. Thanks!

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Tidbits, 18 February 2010

Feb 18 2010 Published by under Tidbits

I'm home sick today, and not precisely looking forward to giving my class tonight because I really do feel wiped out. Fortunately, tidbits posts are easy…

As always, leave a comment here or tag something "trogool" on del.icio.us if you think it belongs in a tidbits post.

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Tidbits, 1 February 2010

Feb 01 2010 Published by under Tidbits

Happy Groundhog's Day Eve! Or something.

If you've got a link that belongs in a Trogool tidbits round up, drop me a comment or tag it "trogool" on del.icio.us. Thanks!

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Tidbits, 22 January 2010

Jan 22 2010 Published by under Tidbits

Because I scanted you on tidbits for quite some time, have a second tidbits post in a single week!

Finally, I want to call out the excellent Data Dimensions: Disciplinary Differences report from Key Perspectives. "Data management differs by discipline" is a skeletal truism; Key Perspectives puts some meat on the bones.

It also contains throwaway gems like "It is worth noting that researchers expected their own institutions to be able to provide affordable managed storage, technical support and a preservation facility – but few institutions appear to be able to offer such services at this point." (p. 10)

Incidentally, authors, this institutional-repository administrator's answer to the question "Will institutional repository administrators in a university setting be willing or able to comprehend the details of data formats and metadata schemas across a whole range of disciplines?" (p. 3) is an emphatic "You bet! Bring it on!" Metadata is my business. I'm less bad at it than you might think.

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Tidbits, 20 January 2010

Jan 20 2010 Published by under Tidbits

I'm a bit late with these! Sorry about that. Bit busy around me just now.

As always, you can email me or tag something "trogool" on del.icio.us to bring it to my attention for a tidbits post.

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New Year tidbits

Dec 31 2009 Published by under Tidbits

Wishing all of us a happy, prosperous, data-filled 2010.

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Tidbits, 22 December 2009

Dec 22 2009 Published by under Tidbits

Every time I do a tidbits post, I think to myself, "gosh, that was a lot of tidbits; I'll never fill up the queue again."

Every time, I'm wrong.

Happy holidays to those celebrating them.

Want to help me collect tidbits? Tag them "trogool" on del.icio.us, or leave a comment in a tidbits post. Like, er, this one.

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Tidbits, 9 December 2009

Dec 09 2009 Published by under Tidbits

I'm at home today owing to last night's epic snowfall in Madison shutting down practically the entire university, so it's time for tidbits!

Regarding that last one, would it be helpful for me to try to maintain a jobs roundup here? If you think so, drop me a comment. I'd also appreciate pointers to good places to spot such jobs. I know most of the library sources, but based on this poster helpfully pointed out to me by commenter Nic Weber, a lot of the job ads will go out in science venues.

Here's hoping my choir's dress rehearsal scheduled for tonight can actually happen… in the meantime, I raise my hot-chocolate mug to you all.

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Tidbits, 2 December 2009

Dec 02 2009 Published by under Tidbits

The tidbits folder is out of control, so this linklist may be a bit epic. My apologies! There's a lot of great discussion in this area of late.

Whew. I think that brings things back under control. Happy Wednesday browsing!

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