about me & this blog
Welcome, dear College of Charleston faculty, staff & students! Welcome, dear fellow librarians!
about this blog
This blog is created and maintained by Addlestone Library’s Science Librarian, intended to provide the following to the School of Science and Math community at College of Charleston, and to other fellow science and technology/engineering librarians (and those cool next generation librarians ) that have similiar interests in general.
- science related library news (e.g. databases, e-journals, database features, etc. that related to the sciences);
- info about science and technology related Internet resources (e.g. Web resources for specific subjects esp. those related to biology and chemistry, open access resources related to the sciences);
- info about information and Web technology (e.g. specialized/vertical search engines, open source software, Google news, Web 2 technology such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking and tagging, etc.)
who is the sleeping shovel
Dongmei Cao — Science Reference Librarian, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, College of Charleston.
Ok, here comes the origin of “the sleeping shovel”, it comes from my email signature D-C (I don’t use dc since our Dean uses that, and don’t like DC or D.C.), don’t you think it looks like a lying/horizontal shovel, hence “the sleeping shovel”. One colleague told me that’s not very lyrical, huh, I can be poetic if needed , but in this case, I want it to be cute, vivid, and visually sound, not lyrical, and shovel implies digging, digging for truth, digging for information …
This blog is created and authored solely by the Science Librarian (aka Dongmei Cao aka the sleeping shovel). It is she that is responsible for the content that she posts herein, and it represents her and only her opinion not the College’s, nor the Library’s, nor other fellow librarians’. However, she is not responsible for any third-party content that she cites, or links to.