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My personal information management strategies

My personal information management strategies

I have systems set up to help me keep track of most of my personal information (files, images, etc.). Sometimes, these systems break down, especially when I get busy or overwhelmed.

October 31, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger

12 Delightful Resources for Word Nerds Everywhere

My recent post about specialized dictionaries got me thinking about the fun books and sites I have encountered about words and language. I thought I would share a slightly off-topic post about my geeky love for words and language...

July 24, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger
Does the scientific journal have a future?

Does the scientific journal have a future?

This summer, scholars will use the break from teaching to submit manuscripts, review papers and develop new ideas. But even as the major functions of scholarly publishing march on, scholars, publishers and librarians start to ask, "What does the future of the scholarly journal look like?" Perhaps we should be asking a different question...

June 18, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger
Avoiding headaches when citing your sources

Avoiding headaches when citing your sources

In the US, most colleges and universities will be finishing up spring classes about now, and final projects are coming due. The Works Cited section of a paper is typically left until last, and students often underestimate how much time it will take to put one together...

May 1, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger

Frustration of the day: unclear article numbers

Over the past couple of days, I have been reviewing some citations for student projects.  Several of the students submitted citations in which they expressed confusion over what page numbers to include...

April 9, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger

Why I don’t buy print reference books

Last week, I was asked by an acquisitions editor at a publishing company to review a 2 page proposal for a new reference work that would be available in print and electronically.

April 4, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger
A day in the life of a science librarian

A day in the life of a science librarian

When I tell people I am a librarian, they automatically think they understand how I spend my day: they imagine a lot of book stamps, telling people to be quiet, and having time to read.

February 26, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger

Understanding your rights: repositories, websites, and “self-archiving”

Last month, I mentioned that authors posting copies of their articles online need to think about two big questions in order to determine whether they are acting in accordance with a copyright transfer agreement or publishing contract: What version of your article do you want to post online?...

January 17, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger
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