Reflection on "Writing good software engineering research papers"

Shaw, M., "Writing good software engineering research papers," in Software Engineering, 2003. Proceedings. 25th International Conference on , vol., no., pp.726-736, 3-10 May 2003 doi: 10.1109/ICSE.2003.1201262

Introduction

The case study provides an examination of software engineering research paper abstracts, focusing on three areas of high importance ...

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New Year Changes

Pushing some changes to the old blog. Most noticeable is the change of publishing platform from Word Press to using a static site generator, pelcian. While Word Press works well for countless scenarios there were a handful of downsides which I will detail in a future post.

There will also ...

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Build a better reader

Following up on my previous post discussing the end Google Reader, I’d like to explore the positive outcome born from seeking an alternative.  After wasting way too much of my life reading (and writing) about rss readers I tested a select few that would more or less duplicate Google ...

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Shutdown

The much maligned shutdown of Google Reader has been discussed to death leading up to its discontinuation.  I had originally begun drafting this post around the shutdown announcement in early July.  After writing some amount of “too many” words on the topic and reading way way too many words on ...

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Changes

I have (somewhat) recently made a big change professionally, transitioning from being an assistant at a public library to a new position at a private academic library.  A big change of scenery has also been a part of this change, moving from a mid-sized somewhat urban city of 50k to ...

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NELA-ITS - Cloudy with a Chance of Connecting to the Future!

On June 7th, I attended the NELA-ITS spring event Cloudy with a Chance of Connecting to the Future! at the Worcester Public Library in Massachusetts.  The all-day workshop featured three main presenters and two additional speakers that presented as part of a panel.  The speakers provided a fairly thorough overview ...

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I

The major impetus for starting this blog was to have some record or guiding log, for myself and anyone else that might find it useful,  as I journey through testing and learning new tech/software.  While not premeditated as my exclusive focus, the vast majority of things I end up ...

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Linux OPAC Kiosks

As common as OPACs are throughout libraries and as simple as they are in function, they are often an afterthought when compared to the more visibly used systems and tech.  Ongoing degradation of the OPAC stations at the midsized urban library where I work created the need for an overhaul ...
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eReaders: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The library recently purchased a range of different ereader devices for educating staff to better help patrons access the ebook content made available through the Overdrive service.

We were able to get two Nook Color tablets, a Kindle Fire, a classic Kindle, and two ipads. Being tasked with training staff ...

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library as information safety net

As someone relatively new to identifying as a career librarian (well, technically, soon to be librarian), people (acquaintances, family members, well meaning loved ones) often make good-natured but snide comments about the libraries being useless, old fashioned, and unnecessary.  As every other librarian, specifically public librarians,  I find these comments ...

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domain, finally- Or my boring history of creating websites

After a few years of playing around with html and small scale web hosting from a home computer I decided to get more formal and buy a domain and some proper hosting.  I'm sure that my path to this domain/blog is typical of many in my demographic; none-the-less ...

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The beginning

This is the beginning of a blog, a series of thoughts, surrounding the practice and ongoing expansion in the area of Library/Information Science.  I join a wide ranks of librarian bloggers that I have gained a great amount from.  Reading the blogs of my peers and mentors has provided ...

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