Wow, that was kind of unplanned hiatus. Since I last posted: my library has hired a new University Librarian, I received tenure, I gave some talks, almost all of Spring term has gone by, I was surprised by a completely unexpected but lovely award, I finally finished the IS executive committee minutes from Midwinter, and I submitted an epic proposal for IRB approval.
I am also almost done with an actual blog post. Until that’s done, though, here’s something awesome: a news website article (from The Guardian UK) entitled This is a news website article about a scientific paper.
A sneak preview -
This paragraph elaborates on the claim, adding weasel-words like “the scientists say” to shift responsibility for establishing the likely truth or accuracy of the research findings on to absolutely anybody else but me, the journalist.
If I could summarize one of my goals for library instruction it would be – to make sure OSU students understand the scholarly article better than this.