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Bibliothèque idéale des sciences sociales - ENS Éditions Faire lire et relire les sciences sociales : telle est l'ambition de la Bibliothèque idéale des sciences sociales (Bi2S). En publiant des rééditions électroniques et imprimées d’ouvrages marquants en sciences sociales, cette collection veut permettre au plus grand nombre de découvrir ou redécouvrir les grands textes classiques qui fondent les différentes disciplines des sciences sociales (sociologie, histoire, géographie, économie, anthropologie, science politique...). Elle ambitionne également de permettre aux lecteurs d'accéder à des ouvrages et des textes de références plus récents, mais devenus introuvables ou difficilement accessibles. Les textes originaux des œuvres rééditées dans la Bibliothèque des sciences sociales sont systématiquement accompagnés d’une nouvelle préface, proposée par un grand spécialiste de l’auteur et de l’œuvre rééditée. Pour en savoir plus : Présentation détaillée, équipe, comité scientifique, partenaires, coordonnées...

Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin Photo It is one of the great mysteries of the digital age. The hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of Bitcoin, has captivated even those who think the virtual currency is some sort of online Ponzi scheme. A legend has emerged from a jumble of facts: Someone using the name Satoshi Nakamoto released the software for Bitcoin in early 2009 and communicated with the nascent currency’s users via email — but never by phone or in person. Then, in 2011, just as the technology began to attract wider attention, the emails stopped. Over the last year, as I worked on a book about the history of Bitcoin, it was hard to avoid being drawn in by the almost mystical riddle of Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity. This video is not currently supported on your browser. Continue reading the main story Video Many in the Bitcoin community told me that, in deference to the Bitcoin creator’s clear desire for privacy, they didn’t want to see the wizard unmasked. Mr. At that event, Mr. But Mr. Mr. After Mr. Mr.

Organising Chaos The Embedded Librarian | Exploring New, Embedded Roles for Librarians in Organizations of All Types The Machiavelli of Maryland: adviser to presidents, prime ministers – and the Dalai Lama | Thomas Meaney People contact Edward Luttwak with unusual requests. The prime minister of Kazakhstan wants to find a way to remove ethnic Russians from a city on his northern border; a major Asian government wants a plan to train its new intelligence services; an Italian chemical company wants help settling an asbestos lawsuit with a local commune; a citizens’ group in Tonga wants to scare away Japanese dolphin poachers from its shores; the London Review of Books wants a piece on the Armenian genocide; a woman is having a custody battle over her children in Washington DC – can Luttwak “reason” with her husband? And that is just in the last 12 months. Luttwak is a self-proclaimed “grand strategist”, who makes a healthy living dispensing his insights around the globe. Luttwak believes that the logic of strategy contains truths that apply to all times and places. But his work is not limited to armchair theorising. But only in America was the career of Edward Luttwak possible. “I want them today.”

The Ubiquitous Librarian June 10, 2015, 1:56 pm By Brian Mathews June 8, 2015, 1:55 pm Carrie Donovan A few weeks ago I heard Carrie Donovan (Head of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University Libraries ) give a keynote address at The Innovative Library Classroom Conference. Here are the slides from her talk: Shaking up the Sediment: Re-energizing Pedagogical Practice while Avoiding Bottle Shock. My main takeaway was the transition that Carrie is experiencing from teaching to consulting. [caption id=”attachment_4953″ align=”aligncenter… Read More June 5, 2015, 2:53 am Should librarians challenge the status quo? I decided to ask a professor. You’ve mentioned online that libraries should challenge the status quo. Read More June 3, 2015, 10:21 am Here is a quick interview with Andrew Whitworth, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Manchester and Programme Director of the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education. What is radical information literacy? Mainstream IL – competency-based,…