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Can librarians trust resources found on Google Scholar? Yes… and no. | Impact of Social Sciences
"In the information profession, there is a lot of talk about whether Google Scholar is a good resource for academics and, generally, librarians are hesitant to say that it is, especially if they work with science research. Librarians are a user-centered group, and understand that students like Google Scholar and use it often. But when science students ask about using Google Scholar for their research, many science librarians provide a response that advises students to be extra critical of search results found there or even direct them to different resources all together."
google  scholar  search-engine  scholarly-communication  libraries  search  academic  from instapaper
september 2012 by tsuomela
Ronin Institute | A community of independent scholars
"The purpose of the Ronin Institute is to create a new model for scholarly research, one that is not confined to traditional research institutions such as universities, and that recognizes that the world outside of academia is filled with smart, educated, passionate people who have a lot to offer to the world of scholarship. We aim to transform the way that scholarly research is coordinated and funded. Ultimately, we want anyone who is interested in pursuing high-quality scholarly research to be able to do so. More importantly, we want these people to be able to pursue their research in a way that is consistent with all of their life’s priorities."
independent  scholar  academic  research  alternative  reform  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
AmericanScience: A Team Blog: David Brooks and "Scientific Concepts"
"The two men [David Brooks and John Brockman] represent radically different "personae" at the boundary between expert science and the lay public (sorry to reify these categories, but I'll get back to them in a minute). Specifically, I think they come to the intersection from very different places. Brooks is an avowed moderate, defender of (certain) traditional values, and social-media skeptic
public  scholar  science  popularize  public-understanding  expertise 
april 2011 by tsuomela
AmericanScience: A Team Blog: On Cronon: History, Law, and the Public, 2 of 2
"What do scholars offer present politics? Does it depend on the discipline - sociology vs. history vs. chemistry - and, within disciplines, on sub-fields? Amongst historians, does a US historian like Cronon have more to offer than, say, a medievalist? Does it matter *where you live* (Cronon's made much of his place-based identity), or *what you know* (e.g. for the sake of comparison), or *how you think* (pattern recognition, textual analysis,
public  scholar  scholarship  intellectual  history  discipline  politics  public-sphere  academia  university  controversy 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Study Hacks » Blog Archive » The Romantic Scholar: A New Approach to Student Life
Herschel was a man of the Romantic Era, a period spanning from the mid 18th century into the early decades of the 19th. The scientists of this era recast their work from an exercise in cold rationality to an aesthetic experience. They reveled in the difficult work of teasing truth out of a reclusive Nature, and experienced frequent moments of awe.

As a young scientist myself, this era is appealing for obvious reasons. More surprising, however, is its relevance to my role as writer of student advice. I claim that we can draw from the ethos of these Romantic Scholars a new approach to student life: one that can transform your education experience — high school through graduate school — from a trial to survive into the foundation of a life well-lived.
scholarship  scholar  psychology  romanticism 
october 2010 by tsuomela
digital digs: Digital scholarship: shifting exigencies
What happens if we make scholarly publication into a collective enterprise?
academic  scholarship  scholar  future  collective  alternative  open-science 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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