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Stephen Francoeur
One of the things I love the most about having an extensive network of friends on the computer is that from time to time I finally get to meet people in person after years of lively online interaction. Last night, I met up with up with John Dupuis. So what do two OA advocates do to cap off the night? Why, take selfies in front of Elsevier's NA...
NA? - Joe
Joe: I'm guessing what got cut off was Elsevier's North America offices. - bentley
Ah. - Joe
Thanks. I usually think not affiliated or not applicable, but these two didn't seem applicable in his instance. - Joe
Dang mobile browsers. Yes, meant to say NA (North American) offices. Until about three years ago, Library Journal had its offices in the same building. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Moira Redmond
Top 10 list of female detectives - older division! Add your suggestions....
My favourite subject....haha :-) - col
Twee or not, I love Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote... - Craig Sisterson
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Publishing Deal - Gunnar Staalesen & Don Bartlett -
Excellent news indeed Karen. - Jose Ignacio
Crime and mystery fiction
Will this get me thrown out of the fan club? -
It's taken the need for a rant to raise me from my sick/fed up bed :) - Bernadette
Delighted you're back, Bernadette - Margot Kinberg
Bernadette, I hope that rant made you feel better. - Norman
It did Norman...much better than all the medications I've been on....doctors need to think outside the box when it comes to treatment :) - Bernadette
Well, personally, I think that crime ficiton, whether it makes you rave or rant, is a cure for quite a lot... - Margot Kinberg
Agree with Norman, Bernadette. and I do hope you feel better now. - Jose Ignacio
Deborah Fitchett
Today is apparently the day for "So when our documentation says 'The sky is blue' actually we meant 'Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!'"
Thanks, since all we have to do is think the phrase... we're all doomed now :) - Aaron the Librarian
Considering some of the cases I've been dealing with (and also the unrelated six meetings I have scheduled for today) that'd quite possibly be an improvement. - Deborah Fitchett
laura x
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest -
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: - RepoRat
I don't know if I did it right but I tried submitting. PQ took this exact title New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots and wanted to change aims to maims :) - Christina Pikas
Oh phooey. I need to get it to email me when people submit so I remember to post them. :) - laura x from iPhone
Turns out, we might be getting Primo. Soon I'll be a contributor. - lris from Android
Gave this to my coworker who is doing a little comparative research on discovery systems . she was much amused - Hedgehog
Well! Turns out I'll be presenting a workshop at LOEX next spring. Wheee!
nice! - RepoRat
In Denver! Double-like! - Steele Lawman
Yay! - Joe
I would like to quadruple-like this, for reasons. - kaijsa
p.s. Iris didn't brag about this, but she's not just presenting a workshop. She's presenting THE INVITED pre-conference workshop. - kaijsa
Cool. - Joe
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C.
congrats! What are you presenting on? - YvonneM
New leak of TPP consolidated text on intellectual property provides details of pandering to drug companies and publishers | Knowledge Ecology International -
"Our first impression in reading the document is the extent to which the United States has sought hundreds of changes in intellectual property norms, some small and subtle, others blunt and aggressive, nearly of all of which favor big corporate right holders, and undermine the public’s freedom to use knowledge." - RepoRat from Bookmarklet
Yeah, we expected it to be bad, and it's bad. Gear up the SOPA/PIPA machine. - RepoRat
The Australian Library and Information Association issued a new statement on the TPP yesterday: (re copyright, not the drug companies IP part) "Proposals in the leaked document would bind participating nations, including Australia, to tougher copyright laws than now exist under current national laws. The draft... more... - Megan loves summer
ALIA, pulling no punches. Good for them! - RepoRat
Crime and mystery fiction
Am looking foward to reading Borderline soon. - Jose Ignacio
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Arnaldur Indridason – Reykjavik Nights -
Exciting news from the Tretter Collection at UMN! We (I'm on the advisory board) got a big old grant to fund a multi-year project to gather oral histories from transfolk. Woo! Also, we will be hiring, but I don't have a posting to share yet...
Also, please like our Facebook page - maʀtha
That's awesome. Would you be interested in people from the midwest but living CA? Because I know some people ( who were interested in doing this sort of thing. - Anika
coolio!! do you know about the stuff going on at UNC-Charlotte? and the LGBT exhibit at the Levine Museum for the New South. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Anika - do you mean people to contribute histories or people to hire? Either way, I think we are interested. The curator chose to focus on the Upper Midwest because we often get ignored by projects on the coasts. I think we are interested in collecting as many stories as possible and in hiring the best applicant no matter where they are from. - maʀtha
Very cool, Stefanie. I don't know anything about UNC-Charlotte - maʀtha
I don't think I've talked much here about the Bi+ Story Project, which is being conducted by the Bisexual Organizing Project, for which I am also on the board. It is a working board (as in working our asses off), not an advisory board, so I'm much more involved. Anyway, people can submit to Bi+ Story online: - maʀtha
Crime and mystery fiction
Fragments: A Conversation Between Neil Smith and Liza Marklund About The Long Shadow -
Many thanks Margot. - Karen Meek
Thanks for the link Margot! - Jose Ignacio
A pleasure, José Ignacio :-) - Margot Kinberg
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Only the Dead by Vidar Sundstol tr. Tiina Nunnally -
Review: Only the Dead by Vidar Sundstol tr. Tiina Nunnally
Review by Laura. - Karen Meek
Thoughtful, well-written review, too. - Margot Kinberg
Thanks Margot. Now I can check out your review Barbara! - LauraRoot
I see we thought among similar lines :) - LauraRoot
Yes! So different from the first in the trilogy. Wondering what the third will be like. - barbara fister
Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Danish Crime at the Manchester Literature Festival -
Danish Crime at the Manchester Literature Festival
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Elsebeth Egholm – Three Dog Night -
So, yeah, if anybody was under the misapprehension that Adobe is anything but a massive tool...
Yikes. I hope this story gets wide play in library land. Ebrary requires an Adobe Digital Editions account. Can't remember if the software is still required, though, as I know something changed recently with Ebrary (or was it Overdrive) and apps/interfaces. - Stephen Francoeur
Overdrive does, too. - laura x
New Overdrive doesn't need you to HAVE and Adobe Account anymore. You register with Overdrive to manage your DRM. Which is probably powered by Adobe but.... - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
It's already making teh Splash on ALA Council list, LITA Board list, and ALAWO/OITP. Also, I'm digging to find out who recieved the question from ArsTechnica and what the response [was / will be]. more as I learn more - Aaron the Librarian
This is making me grumpy. We're so all in for ebooks and it's a headache just from the 18-steps-to-download perspective. Thanks, I'm bringing this up at our faculty meeting. - kaijsa
RE: ALA activity: ALA WO was contacted, I hear it was likely Jazzy Wright (WO press officer) who spoke with Ars. Here's a link to two ALA Council posts with activity updates: Office for Intellectual Freedom email: & LITA Board email: (or October to date: ) - Aaron the Librarian
Long story short, the behemoth has been poked and is now aware. More as I hear it. - Aaron the Librarian
YOU GO ALA. - RepoRat
laura x
Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader -
Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader
So there may be such a thing as a free lunch, but there's no such thing as a free ebook? - laura x from Bookmarklet
it's a good thing patrons don't care about privacy. #sarcasm - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Micro$oft Windows 10 is doing something similar in the early release - Aaron the Librarian
Mr. The Jason Fleming
I answered the phone "learning commons desk" and they asked to be connected to Reference #headdesk
(Jason switches phone from right ear to left ear) "Reference Desk, how may I help you?" - Steele Lawman
+1 ^ - Marie
Living and working with a chronic illness -
Lovely post, Iris. Thank you for sharing. - Andy
I'm so sorry I missed this til today, brave, beautiful woman. Well written, and thank you for sharing! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
Look what I just found! Storytime!
"it turns out that love will win out over anger everytime" <3 <3 <3 - maʀtha
btw, this is Aaron D reading - maʀtha
Caleb and Kate by William Steig :) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Mr. The Jason Fleming
I am so, over, the phrase "Google-like interface"
I'm still giggling over feedback on our new discovery layer that it looked too much like Bing - it should look like Google instead. (After discussion, we ended up changing the orange buttons to our institution's shade of green and everyone was happy.) - Deborah Fitchett
Give me google-like funding and google-like staffing and google-like infrastructure and I'll think about making that google-like interface. - lris
^^^ Memorised. - Deborah Fitchett
Ooh, Iris is good. - Marie
John Dupuis
For those that are interested, my review of The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and influencing Stakeholders:
Dear film makers everywhere. No, I do not want to buy your new documentary.
^^ME NEITHER - maʀtha
Reading this right after cleaning out my inbox was lolz. - kaijsa
Also, "Dear film askers, we already own your documentary. Stoppit." - ~Courtney F
But you might need another copy of this journey to planet earth! - Joe
I've deleted three such email this morning. Happy Monday! - maʀtha
Lee Rainie is in the building! He's good friends with one of my faculty buddies, and Lee is talking to my buddy's class. I got introduced to him in the mailroom before my 9 am class. And he's coming to my library later! *squee*
This is supercute. - Steele Lawman
Meg VMeg
Today I got to show how bad an expensive thing's search algorithm/logic was, to the person who made the thing, in front of people much more important than I am.
I felt bad, but what could I do? Socialization is a bitch. - Meg VMeg
Usually I only get to demonstrate how bad things are to vendor reps at conferences. They're always terribly distraught but so far it's never really helped anything. - Deborah Fitchett
Awesome. - laura x from iPhone
You're a good egg, Meg. - Stephen Francoeur
it's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. - RepoRat
If the person is interested in building a good Thing, you did him/her a huge favor. - barbara fister
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Sooprize! Since I came in with a year credit, my reappointment portfolio is due 9/26. *mad scramble*
ah, reappointment calendars. They suck so hard. - Jenica
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