Librarians Abandon Dewey Decimal System in Favor of Netflix Categories

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So,  would YOU enjoy using a library that classifies its books according to Netflix categories instead of a ‘normal’ library classification system like Dewey or Library of Congress?

“There has definitely been some healthy debate as to where some of our books will now live,” said Poleman, recounting a particularly heated debate about whether Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights belonged in the “Romantic Comedy” or “Cerebral Drama” section.

(found via what’s in rebecca’s pocket?)

Dance in order to explain your research? Yes, why not?

Here’s an idea:  See if your English instructor or your Speech / Communications instructor would allow you to dance in order to explain your research.

You see the American Association for the Advancement of Science has put on the third annual Dance Your Ph.D. competition wherein a Ph.D thesis is explained with a dance routine.

Here is one of the finalists.   Enjoy.

Selection of a DNA aptamer for homocysteine using SELEX by Maureen McKeague

(found via Boing Boing)