MPOW is looking at how we do staffing. If you're at a school of vaguely comparable size (1850ish FTE undergrad) or have experience with one, would love to hear 1) How do you staff evenings/weekends and 2) if you have times with just students staffing (and if so, how that works and what issues you've had.) More details below.
Fwd: FFeed Librarians, please help if you can. A colleague (actually my boss' new boss) asked me to find research that indicates online learning reduces instruction time for K-12 users. My expertise is Adult Learning Prof Dev, I don't know the K-12 field much. I have the famous metadata review from the US Dept of Ed 2009-10 but it's not that...
When you get questions about whether or not a particular OA journal is credible, what do you normally use as criteria? I've had a couple of these recently and want to make sure I'm not missing something.
Hi there, what are your questions about my research guide? Just so you know, I do not link to outside content when it is suggested, without prompting, by those unaffiliated with the university. I consider this practice to be link farming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) and an irresponsible use of my web content. Best, Meg
Looking at an email from Thomson Reuters about "Google Scholar collaboration and discovery services update". Is anyone clearer than me about what they're removing from discovery layers and what functionality they're letting us retain? Because ??? and also !!! and also not enough emoticons in the world.
In case y'all support any plant sciences people, The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) is going subscription-only in the spring/summer due to dwindling NSF funding: http://www.nature.com/news... :(((
I'm seeing a lot of students lately who are completely baffled by finding a book in the stacks (LoC classification). Students are obvs. not retaining (or paying attention?) our library intro programming. I'm torn between wanting them to be able to find things themselves but not wanting the library's customer service vibe to be harshed. Ideas?
I attended a mini-conference on publishing technologies last week A representative from Nielsen Book Research presented some of their research into book-buying habits which I thought would interesting for everyone. These figures are based on 3000 interviews a month. Recommendation/review was the 4th most important factor in deciding to buy a book....
Sigh. Any advice for moving intransigent students away from their insistence that articles titles must include all the terms of their research topic or it isn't relevant? This particular senior capstone student has proven immune to all the tools in my toolbox on this topic....
HBR and EBSCO shenanigans... "As of August 2013, some changes will be made to Harvard Business Review (HBR) article access for Business Source customers. This change will not affect institutions that have already purchased the expanded rights from Harvard Business Publishing."
Is anyone here serving as a host site for ACA certified application counselors? We have been saying we'd be happy to provide space for counselors, but just received a Memorandum of Understanding that makes us liable for a shit ton of things, including breaches of confidentiality. Whaaa!?