On my way to Berlin

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ischools iconI’m on my way to Berlin this week for the 2014 iSchools Conference, or “iConference,” dealing with all sorts of crunchy information infrastructure, history, and labor issues.  This is my first time participating in this conference, as our UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies just officially became an iSchool fairly recently.  I’ll be hanging out with my colleagues Kristin Eschenfelder and Kalpana Shankar at the first poster session, pondering the history and geography of social science data archives.  Thanks to Ingrid Erickson and Bonnie Mak for both inviting me to participate in two other interesting events, one at the start of the conference and one at the end!

Welcome Inside UW-Madison visitors!

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Hi folks.  I was as surprised as you were to find my little post on “Ten things to ponder after you are elected department chair” (below) featured on Inside UW-Madison today, but I hope you find it useful.  (Given that this is the most hits my humble little blog has received in many months — 700 unique visitors today so far! — I’ve also finally paid WordPress my $30 to remove the advertising for your viewing pleasure.)  Cheers!