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."
In case it's not obvious: I'm back from Vancouver (Wa.), was offline throughout the Or/Wa LA conference, loved it...and by Monday may be back to normal (and starting final phases of The Big Deal and the Damage Done).
I have no idea where to even start on this one... Reference question on horse racing. In 1995 there was a horse named "Must Be Lightning" I am told to find out anything I can on that horse. That's all I got. Ideas?
For private colleges/universities that do an annual report, has anyone had library admin hesitant to put one together or be disinclined to post it on the library website simply because they were a private institution? Or the greater question might be, what arguments have you heard against creating an annual report?
Question about eresource authentication at your library. Is it true at your workplace, all you need to do is to login to the campus wifi and you straight away have access to say sciencedirect.com without using say ezproxy? And for off campus you either use ezproxy or vpn? Getting lots of comments in survey that they want something like this.
I’m charged with revising our criteria for allocating travel funding. To date, MPOW has had enough money to cover travel costs for all professional staff – pretty much no request gets denied. Support staff travel has been well-funded, too. This is obviously unsustainable and we need to implement a new system for determining what gets funded...
JoVE Update: 1. The JoVE rep is contacting UConn faculty falsely saying that I am conducting an evaluation of JoVE and that faculty feedback is needed to help complete this evaluation. The rep names me as the faculty member's librarian even though such correspondence typically (but not always) occurs between faculty and subject librarians.
kind of put out about RefWorks Flow... clearly they've identified a bunch of features lacking in RefWorks, but instead of adding/fixing, they want us to buy something different... hrumph. I only made it half way through this morning's webinar.
Just finished my schtick about the library at adjunct faculty orientation. I turned on the lights, started asking them questions, and made bad jokes. They might have been nodding off before, but they aren't now!
I keep blanking on the name for ... you know in a corporate research environment when librarians would put together a weekly or monthly document with summaries of the latest articles in a field ... what the heck did they call that?
Headdesk moment of the day: in response to my email complaining that product is already limited to IE only, but now it doesn't work with IE10, vendor recommends: Have you tried running IE in compatibility mode?
the good news for me at work today is that my ergonomic keyboard and mouse are here! Yay! the bad news is apparently i forgot that it is the day of the library recognition lunch, and I forgot to head to the other campus instead of to my office (my work hours are 12-8 today, lunch started at noon, hence the confusion). Boo!