How to do an efficient search? How can a librarian help you find obscure references? What is this "Open Access" thing all about? Why is there a gender gap among Wikipedia editors? How do science bloggers link to each other? Can tweeting a link to a paper predict its future citations? How to track down an un-linked paper mentioned in a media article? What is going on with eTextbooks?
Are these and related questions on your mind?
If so, now you have a place to go to get all of that information and more - a brand new blog here on the Scientific American blog network: Information Culture!
Information Culture is written by two co-bloggers - one is a science librarian and one is an information scientist, so the two of them will wonderfully complement each other to bring you up to date on every aspect of information technology.
Bonnie Swoger (Twitter) is a Science and Technology Librarian at a small public undergraduate institution in upstate New York, SUNY Geneseo. She teaches students about the science literature, helps faculty and students with library research questions and leads library assessment efforts. You can get a better feel for topics Bonnie covers if you look at her old blog - the Undergraduate Science Librarian.
Hadas Shema (Twitter) is an Information Science graduate student at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She studies the characteristics of online scientific discourse and is a member of the European Union’s Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN) project. To get a better idea what to expect from Hadas, dig through the archives of her previous blog - Science blogging in theory and practice.