Our Collection Building team is proposing to use the CCC's Get It Now service to obtain articles on a POD basis, as the cost is usually just below what the publishers charge for direct POD or what the CCC charges for copyright clearance on ILLs. I, philosophically, am opposed to the CCC, but the argument from staff re: cost/workflow is compelling.
Legal news today reminded me of this. Next Tuesday will be the oral arguments for the GSU lawsuit appeal. After that, at 2:00 Eastern, there will be a panel discussing the case - this will be streamed live at http://www.livestream.com/georgia... .
Had an incredibly long, complicated chat with someone over Ask-a-Librarian, and eventually had to get their email address, so I could ask my colleagues who might know the answer. It turned out this person is a friend of mine from San Diego, who I haven't talked to in almost 10 years, and who is now a digital archivist in town.
I have a new hobby: answering publisher surveys by filling in all the free text boxes with snarky comments about the terrible survey design decisions they made. I mean seriously they should consider submitting their article to Science.
A job in beautiful Western Australia: Associate Director (Digital Research) at the University of Western Australia: http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw.... If you need additional temptation to apply, I'll send you pics of beaches in the area...
Highlight of the day was getting a thank you from a faculty member for a reference question I answered three odd years ago on the topics of sidepaths. There was chocolate (!) and the best part, a copy of the published article.
Two boys, 9 to 11 years old or so, who are probably at one of my workplace's summer camps, just swaggered into the library. One said to the other, in a loud hushed whisper, "This is the place with the AWESOME MOVING SHELVES."