So, if you've got an institutional OA fund, do you warn applicants about dodgy journals, even if they meet the criteria of the fund? The OMICS journals (http://omicsonline.org/), for example, are not indexed anywhere, but I've got somebody who's submitted an article for publication there.
Just got email from Lars Bjørnshauge, managing director of DOAJ, with some (very) kind words for my series of OA-related articles, especially the big look at the real numbers behind Beall's list. This has made my weekend.
Hey folks! We're hosting some visiting librarians from Myanmar, and I was just talking to them about open access resources. They sensibly asked me for OERs on library & information technology - they don't get many opportunities for education or training. Anyone know of any they'd recommend? I'd love to compile a best of list for them to take back.
I don't know how you folks feel about shameless self-promotion, but since it is library-related, and there are so gosh-darn many of you.... here goes. I made this blog-thing. It's called Ad/Lib, and it's about sharing marketing, branding and design work coming out of libraries. If that's a thing you're into, check 'er out. http://adlib.info
I gave my first keynote today. It went well and I wanted to share my talking notes. I plan on writing them up into a proper blog post shortly but I wanted to share with LSW first :D (https://docs.google.com/documen...)
Here is a picture of me at convocation this weekend. I really do have an MSLIS now! HUZZAH. (this is the converse of POIDH. :D) (Notes: the person next to me with the curly hair is my upstate NY job/philosophical doppelganger; the one next to her is checking a picture she took on her phone, not her email!)
GOOGLE SCHOLAR DIGEST. Research on Google Scholar: empirical evidences - googlescholardigest.blogspot.com.es/ - Just the right time, as I am preparing for a GS Talk... looking at interesting papers in the bibliography.
There really ought to be a standard waiver involved whenever disciplinary faculty co-author a scholarly manuscript with a librarian. "I acknowledge that I will be badgered about scholarly communications issues throughout the manuscript submission process..." etc.
Sometimes I feel a bit estranged from our profession, but then I encounter those people who try to control or intimidate other people by withholding or squelching information and I get all Conan the Librarian again.
My engineering chops are rusty, but I'm handling the college while we're searching for a STEM liaison. Today, I impressed an EE undergrad by wrangling Knovel to get a comparison of fuel cells that was exactly what he wanted and he said he was going to show his professor what I taught him. This kind of made my day.
I'm trying to build a fairly comprehensive research guide on several topics around Francophone Switzerland, particularly around ingenuity and quality. (The topics were set by the professor.) This is not an area I know well (er... at all). Suggestions welcome!!! http://gouldguides.carleton.edu/fren395
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Library is hiring an Online Services Librarian! If you love technology and have a passion for online education, this may be for you. UTC Library is a creative and innovative place to work, plus we’re moving into a new 5-story technology-drenched Library in December 2014. Check out the details here:...