"Life on the outside: collections, contexts and the wild, wild web"
Keynote presented at the Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for the Digital Humanities, 20 September 2014, Tsukuba. https://medium.com/@wragge...
Ebooks what the what, edition 478: for those that have JSTOR ebooks, can you confirm that there is no way to search within a single ebook title? I see search within an ebook chapter, or across the entire JSTOR corpus, but not within a single ebook title. It's not like search is one of the basic benefits of an ebook or anything. Am I crazy?
Pulled circ stats from the past five years. Filtered to a specific series. Created a spreadsheet with that data. VLOOKUP subject collections from the package title list. Average use per year. Cost per use for online if consistent with print. Analysis. Report sent. #fuckyeaheresourceslibrarian
Looking for a Venn diagram that I thought was posted here in the past couple of months. It had "things you can google," "things I can google," "things that I can get for you," and a large area that was unfindable. I had a printout by gave it away thinking I could just reprint it, but I can't find it. Does it sound familiar to anyone?
I'm probably a bad corporate citizen, but I just showed a first-year student how to find used print copies of her textbooks online for cheap. Textbook rentals through the bookstore are highway robbery.
The Bib Record Challenge. "The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a phenomenal success, and so I decided to see if I could use a similar challenge to raise awareness of a very important issue plaguing catalogers:" http://goodticklebrain.com/home...
Here's an odd OA counterfactual idea: imagine if scholarly publishing worked like literary and short fiction publishing: publishers pay authors (admittedly, not much) for first publication rights only, with six months exclusive, and future republication requires that the original journal be cited ("this article first publish in...."). The...
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