This weeks links (2011-05-23)

In brief:

* JANET network offers tablet 3G connectivity to college staff (2011-May-24) [Computerworld]
The UK-based JANET education network is providing remote mobile access to academic and support staff through an agreement with the 3 mobile network.

* 2011 Nebula Award Winners Announced (2011-May-21) [SFWA]
• Winning Novel: Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis (Spectra)
• Winning Novella: “The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen’s Window” by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Summer ’10)
• Winning Novelette: “That Leviathan Whom Thou Hast Made” by Eric James Stone (Analog 9/10)
• Winning Short Story (tie): “Ponies” by Kij Johnson (Tor.com 1/17/10) and “How Interesting: A Tiny Man” by Harlan Ellison (Realms of Fantasy 2/10)
• Ray Bradbury Award: Inception
• Andre Norton Award: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett (Gollancz; Harper)

* The future of the library (2011-May-16) [Seth Godin]
… We need librarians more than we ever did. What we don’t need are mere clerks who guard dead paper. Librarians are too important to be a dwindling voice in our culture. For the right librarian, this is the chance of a lifetime.

* Second tech talk for 2011 (2011-May-24) [UniMelb: Web Publishing Blog]

Game of Thrones:
* During 2011, the first volume of George R R Martin’s glorious high fantasy, A Song of Ice and Fire, will be aired in Australia as an HBO series on Foxtel. (2011-Apr-20) [Booktopia Book Guru]

* … a possible July air date on Showcase, a premium channel which can be found on the Foxtel, Optus, and Austar television platforms. (2010-Dec-17) [www.westeros.org]

Some reading/listening:
* Axecop online comic, written by a 5 yr old, drawn by a 29 yr old
http://axecop.com/

Dr Who – Every Jelly Baby Scene

Torchwood – Miracle Day Trailer

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