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Pete's Got To Go
To the tune of 'yesterday'
Database / all my troubles stem from your arrays / how I wish for a new interface / oh please let me use a different database - Pete's Got To Go
Suddenly / certain articles are not free to see / and what I can find is not scholarly / oh database why punish me? - Pete's Got To Go
Why they had to go / i don't know / contracts they say - Pete's Got To Go
Negotiations went wrong / now i long for a new database - Pete's Got To Go
Database / all my troubles stem from your arrays / how I wish for a new interface / oh please let me use a different database - Pete's Got To Go
Hmm mmm mmm {name redacted} - Pete's Got To Go
Afternoon *bump* - Pete's Got To Go
*applause* - Kirsten
I expect you to perform this live when you visit - maʀtha
IF, Martha. A very big IF - Pete's Got To Go
Now it is a when, I shall rehearse ;) - Pete's Got To Go
yay! - maʀtha
Greg Schwartz
I know that some of you LSWers were around during my library's flood in 2009 and that a number of you pitched in to contribute to the recovery efforts. I wanted you all to know that this didn't go unnoticed and that LSW has been immortalized accordingly.
I love it! - Stephen Francoeur
Centuries from now, when that plaque is excavated by archeologists, they will learn that the LSW was awesome. - lris
The LSW won't be around in 100-200 years? - Joe
This is just really, really cool. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dang, that's sweet. - Marie
That's for real now. - wow. - Jen
<3 <3 <3 - laura x
Also, are we an individual, a corporation, or a foundation? - laura x
So close to the top of the second row! Cool! - Aaron the Librarian
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
*bump* - John Dupuis
Stephen Francoeur
Because I am a crazy person and maintain a spreadsheet detailing every social networking site I've joined (and there's a lot), I just realized that when FriendFeed shuts down on April 9, it will have been close to exactly seven years since the day I joined (April 8, 2008).
The network I've been on longest is, where I've been since March 25, 2004. - Stephen Francoeur
I was on MySpace before that, but I nuked that account years ago and have no info on when I joined exactly. - Stephen Francoeur
That is a great idea. - Joe
It's a hoot to scan the list in chronological order beginning with the oldest ones. Remember All Consuming? iLike? Bebo? Pronetos? Profilactic? - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, but nope on all five counts. But, I didn't look around as much as you did. - Joe
"Look around?" Leap around like a nut job is more accurate way of describing my willingness to try different sites. ;-) - Stephen Francoeur
and now we benefit from that expertise as you suggest new places for us to land! :) - ~Courtney F
Think that was the time of "life streaming".Some libraries were trying friendfeed out at the time to consolidate social media streams. Think that was how I found friendfeed, though I can't remeber how I found LSW. Depending on how you count "network" the free Internet chess server which I joined in 1997 is still around and I still have the password. - aaron from Flucso
I vaguely recall the name Bebo but struggling to remember what it did. Was it a MyFaceSpaceBook type place? - Deborah Fitchett
Parents place "Feb 98 babies " joined when preggo in June 97. At a time when all the preggy mummies worldwide who were using the Internet could fit comfortably on one bulletin board. - Kathryn is a free elf from iPhone
I think Bebo was a MySpace like service that was most popular in England. Speaking of Bebo, here's a fun old song (1985!) by the Chills I like, "Bee Bah Bee Bee Bee Boe." - Stephen Francoeur
"Profilactic"!! Hahahahahah!! - Brent Schaus
BECAUSE Conference 2015 - April 17-19, 2015, Minneapolis -
BECAUSE Conference 2015 - April 17-19, 2015, Minneapolis
Come to BECAUSE, the longest running conference about bisexuality in the US. All bisexual, biaffectionate, pansexual, fluid, unlabeled, Two Spirit, queer folks and our allies welcome, all genders. - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
I know there are oodles of bibrarians here and other bi folks on FF. If anyone has questions, ping me. I would love to see some of you there! - maʀtha
More info: Our keynote speakers will be fabulous! - maʀtha
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The UTC Graduate School is pleased to announce that Ms. Colleen Susan Harris-Keith will present her dissertation research titled, “An Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Academic Library Work Experience and Perceptions of Leadership Skill Development Relevant to Academic Library Directorship,” on March 19 at 10:00 am
Aw man, students are hosting an event called Nap Time In The Libe in our library right now. And I'm awake. This is a crime.
Mr. The Jason Fleming
The mobile display cart in action
I had mentioned this a little while ago, so I thought I would send an update. This is an example where we wanted to have video running to augment a display for Black History Month - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Galadriel C.
Related to Joe's post, and a colleague who recently inquired about this, I asked the 6yo what he thought a library at a college or university should be like in 10 years and this is what he said... (
• It should look really, really nice with walls that are a bluish color• There should be really hard math problems in it • There should be lots of paper for writing down stuff and pencils and erasers • There should be lots of paintings and sculptures to help it look really nice inside • There should be places to paint, paint brushes, and paint and sinks for washing your hands after you paint - Galadriel C.
• More lights • 100 more windows • Books • Robots to deliver the books to everyone • A dictionary so that everyone can spell things correctly • Computers • Heaters to keep everyone warm • There should be no yelling allowed • It needs to be a beautiful place - Galadriel C.
I want a book delivery robot! Maybe they'll have drones. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Just like that! - Joe
I want a "love" option. - barbara fister
:-) (Reminds me of doing this exercise with engineering students at MfPOW: - Deborah Fitchett
I like what the 6yo said much better, though. Lotta hositlity there? Or were they yanking your chain? - barbara fister
Mostly yanking our chain. Many of the students there didn't see the relevance of a library (tangentially but illustratively, a trufax quote about an assignment involving library research: "I took engineering so I wouldn't have to do any writing") but did value the space and staff when they thought about us. --Also they wrote the best report in support of us during a change process. The... more... - Deborah Fitchett
I am so impressed that Mr. 6 wants us to use the dictionary for spelling instead of Google. - laura x from iPhone
laura x - - his awesome teacher gets the credit for the dictionary use. His class just finished doing reports on a bird of their choice and she taught them about using dictionaries and avoiding plagiarism. - Galadriel C. from Android
It was interesting to me that he described the appearance and things but didn't mention people at all. - Galadriel C. from Android
Friends, LSWers, Midwinter attendees! Lend the LSW your presence on Saturday January 31 for meetups! 2pm, Historic Downtown Treasures CAF tour 4ish-5:30ish PM, Intelligentsia Coffee 5:30ish, Exchequer Pub... Come to one or all, as your availability permits! - RepoRat
If there's a >50% chance you'll make it, let me know here. Thanks! - RepoRat
Definitely >50% here! Assuming I make it, I'm in for the coffee and, weather permitting, the CAF tour. Can't do dinner; I have to catch a 6:22 train at Millennium Station to get home (which, the coffee location is PERFECT). - Catherine Pellegrino
I'd say 50/50 for the coffee and/or pub part. - laura x
Definitely coffee and dinner; 50/50 for the tour. - Galadriel C.
Coffee and dinner 500% - copystar
Almost certainly dinner, though might be a tad late from a meeting! - Lily
that's fine! - RepoRat
Coffee and dinner for me!! - Hedgehog
Definitely dinner, maybe coffee and tour. - bentley
Definitely coffee and dinner - not sure about the tour. - Jen
Almost certainly dinner, too, though I might also be late. What time will dinner start? - ~Courtney F
whenever we get to Exchequer -- don't worry about being on time, it's all good :) - RepoRat
My partner (also a library guy, but not often on here) would like to come to all or some. (And I'm soooo jealous. Except for the freezing cold winter in Chicago part) - Megan loves summer
Knowing that this meet-up is happening is making my week. Just sayin' - Galadriel C.
I might be bringing someone. When do you need head counts? - bentley
So might I -- partners, family, friends welcome IOW -- and no rush. Sometime the week before the meetup should be fine. - RepoRat
Thanks. - bentley
Bumping this to confirm that the CAF tour is the one the page linked above labeled "Historic Downtown (North Loop): Treasures of Culture and Commerce"? (That's the one that starts at 2:00.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Yep, that's the one. - RepoRat
Won't make the tour, but thoroughly looking forward to meeting for coffee/tea + dinner! (Hoping that the Northeast has dug out from the pending blizzard by the time I'm scheduled to head to Chicago.) - Galadriel C. from Android
Okay, if your plans have changed from what you've stated already in this thread, let me know! I'll be calling the restaurant tomorrow (Friday). Weather at this point looks workable; no precipitation and temperatures in the low 30sF. - RepoRat
I send my good wishes to all of you to enjoy Chicago; I always liked Midwinter there, but obviously won't be there this year. (I wonder when or if I'll ever go to Midwinter again...) - walt crawford
I'm bringing a colleague to dinner. - bentley
Cool! I'm bringing the huz to tour/coffee/dinner. - RepoRat
I haven't decided about the rest of the day. It depends on how Friday goes. Colleague can only do dinner because she's working till 5pm. - bentley
Okay, so for dinner, I've got Galadriel, copystar, Lily, Hedgehog, Jen, Courtney F, Megan's partner, bentley + colleague, me + husband, also Becky Yoose (@yo_bj) and Kathryn Lybarger (@zemkat). Should be a pretty great shindig! - RepoRat
(You counted me twice for dinner.) - bentley
Hah! So I did. - RepoRat
(Also, I can't be at dinner -- unless that's a different Catherine! -- but I'll be at coffee) - Catherine Pellegrino
thanks! apparently I cannot brain today. - RepoRat
Thank you for coordinating/reserving dinner RR! I'll be there and must say I'm surprised that it's warmer in Chicago than CT! - Galadriel C.
Yay! I might miss the coffee but I'll be there for the dinner! - copystar
Just to confirm, only my partner will be there (not me, alas). He plans to turn up for the tour and tag along for coffee and dinner. Thanks for organising! - Megan loves summer
Oh, I will not be there for dinner. I might be there for coffee. It depends on Things. I am sorry to be so vague. - laura x
Ughhhh. It's a 45 minute ride from where I'm staying to coffee. I'm trying to make two meetups in one weekend work, but I'm just going to have to play it by ear. - laura x
Hope you all have a great time. Pics, please! - maʀtha
Reservation has been made; it's in my name. - RepoRat
Good grief. If you list out some of my professional work in an all professionaly way, it makes me look like this experienced professional person. So very weird.
bio: "Iris Jastram has been a Reference & Instruction Librarian at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, since 2005. She speaks and writes on information literacy and instruction, is a founding member of the Library Society of the World, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Creative Library Practice. She also blogs about these topics (as well as technology and intellectual property and whatever else comes to mind) at Together with the other members of the Carleton Library Reference & Instruction Department, she has engaged in the Information Literacy in Student Writing project since 2008, helping to draft two publications and several presentations and workshops based on that work, all of which are linked from" - lris
Is this a bio for me? :) - kaijsa
It is :-) - lris from Android
yay! - kaijsa
You're all that. :-) - YvonneM
And a bag of chips, my dear. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
💯 - Julian
Rachel Walden
Current mood: reluctant to spend staff time digging up info so vendors can decide how to price their product to us.
If any of you have had any luck doing anything other than digging up all the info, I'd love to hear about it. - Rachel Walden
What happens if you "estimate"? #ididntsaythat - Meg VMeg
Not sure with this one. I just resent being asked to essentially do their market research for them. - Rachel Walden
Correct - Meg VMeg
laura x
Downloads of my MFA thesis since I put it online with a BY-NC-SA license.
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laura x
Now is the time of year when we public librarians despise you academic folk. Don't worry, though--you can go back to despising us on Presidents Day.
Hey, I'm at work! Sitting on the reference desk, even. Yawning. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
if it makes you feel any better, I'm in M-W this week, M-W next week, and regular hours after that. I gots too much to DO to take more time than that off. - RepoRat
special librarians don't get breaks in the summer or winter and still don't get president's day. (or at least I don't). - Christina Pikas
I'm supposed to be taking vacation days but it's not working due to license agreements, journal renewals that expire 12/31. I sent 46 e-mails in a couple hours yesterday morning. The purring cat beside me helped. - Galadriel C.
46 emails?!!! - Marie
I've never had Presidents Day off. - bentley
But in my new job I get Pulaski Day off. - bentley
Hahahahaha today is actually a state holiday and here I am grading. OOPS. My own damn fault though. - RepoRat
Yes, it was a bit insane. - Galadriel C. from Android
LB needs a break.
Hopefully 2015 will be the year in which our IR starts taking off!
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
Show all
"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
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
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