No Open Access without â??Open Searchâ??

How will health librarians find materials in the scholarly search space in the future? In the flush of excitement about uninhibited, open web access to research materials in biomedicine – thanks to the rise of open access journals, for example – health librarians may want to devote their intellectual energies …

No Open Access without ‘Open Search’

How will health librarians find materials in the scholarly search space in the future? In the flush of excitement about uninhibited, open web access to research materials in biomedicine – thanks to the rise of open access journals, for example – health librarians may want to devote their intellectual energies …

Features of Web 2.0 & Web 3.0 Compared

Some tables were included in my interview (see here) with Elizabeth Connor. This one – a comparison of web 2.0 features and web 3.0 – is included below. As reported earlier, the web 3.0 article in Wikipedia was removed recently. However, this article on Service Web 3.0 remains. TABLE 1 Comparison of …

Not Taking Twitter Too Seriously

Old man Jon Stewart’s hilarious Daily Show features a lampoon of Twitter – and even something I’d never heard of called Grunter. “…my Stalker just Grunted on my Twitter.â? That is priceless Do Twitterers take themselves too seriously? Perhaps. Stewart enjoys skewering Washington and assuming a non- (or disbelieving) stance. His …

Top Ten (10) Recent Twitter Favourites

Here are about ten (10) of my recent Twitter favourites. I used the “favourite” feature in Twitter maybe once every other day to bookmark useful tweets. These are not necessarily in any order of importance. However, note the following: a) Who posted the tweet? b) What they say and c) …

Google Goes â??Peer reviewâ?? – announcing gpeerreview

Google is always pushing the proverbial envelope and facilitation of new tools. Recently, a peer review tool was created using Google Code called gpeerreview that reflects the rise of social media. From the point of view of academic libraries, web 2.0and open access, gpeerreview looks interesting and worthy of mention here. **************************First, what is gpeerreview? GPeerReview is a command-line tool that makes …

â??Search Principleâ?? RSS feed

UBC Google scholar blog is gone, gone, gone. On to new ideas and conversations. I’ll always talk about search here, and even Google scholar. In the meantime, it’s time to point your RSS readers to the Search Principle: blogs.ubc.ca/dean/rss Have a good weekend, ~Dean

Twitter & the Pew Internet Project 2009

Mary-Doug and I finished writing our Twitter article about three weeks ago, but I am concerned that it is quickly going out of date. Yesterday, the Pew Internet group released a report entitled “Twitter and status updating” by Amanda Lenhart and Susannah Fox (the latter on my Twitter feed). In the …