Caught My Eye: The Phablet

Was just reading about the Phablet – a phone with a screen big enough to be used as a tablet. Samsung is coming out with this Android-powered smartphone with other extra features. Will this be the ne...

Caught My Eye: Libraries in Crisis

Libraries in Crisis The Huffington Post has an excellent spread on libraries that has links to numerous articles including discussions of things like library budget cuts,  libraries being more than b...

Caught My Eye: Sociology and Wikipedia

Sociology and Wikipedia According to this article from Inside Higher ED, American Sociological Association president, Erik Olin Wright is announcing “the Sociology in Wikipedia Initiative: a formal c...

An Unusual Library Finds a New Home

An Unusual Library Finds a New Home This article from the NY Times discusses the Read/Write Library, Chicago’s largest depository of grass-roots printed materials.  “Formerly known as the Chicago Und...

Company Removes Copyrighted Materials from Web site

QuickWire: Tutoring Company Removes Copyrighted Materials From Web Site November 9, 2011, 5:37 pm By Alexandra Rice The online tutoring site Student of Fortune, recently acquired by textbook vendor C...

Caught My Eye: PLoS Won

PLoS Won In this recent blog post Michael Eisen, a co-founder of the Public Library of Science, lends credence to the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  He wryly observes that ...

Caught My Eye: The Long Wait

The Long Wait | LJ‘s Placements & Salaries Survey 2011 Librarians of all types will be interested in the results from Library Journal Placements and Salaries Survey for 2011.  This year’s s...

Caught My Eye: Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote?

Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote? In this recent article in the New York Times Book Review, Alexandra Horowitz worries that her beloved footnotes will be “shunted off to the end of the text, relegat...

Caught My Eye: What's New (and Old) at Amazon

What’s New (and Old) at Amazon Christopher Harris raises some interesting questions about the recent Amazon/Overdrive deal.  Aside from being somewhat cumbersome (ebooks are being lent using the prop...