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Crime and mystery fiction
Crime and mystery fiction
Danish Crime at the Manchester Literature Festival - http://eurocrime.blogspot.com/2014...
Danish Crime at the Manchester Literature Festival
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Elsebeth Egholm – Three Dog Night - http://crimepieces.com/2014...
RepoRat
So, yeah, if anybody was under the misapprehension that Adobe is anything but a massive tool... http://the-digital-reader.com/2014...
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 Dolphin♫
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: http://lists.ala.org/wws... & LITA Board email: http://lists.ala.org/wws... (or October to date: http://lists.ala.org/wws... ) - 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 - http://the-digital-reader.com/2014...
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
+1 ^ - Marie
lris
Living and working with a chronic illness - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
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
maʀtha
Look what I just found! Storytime! http://youtu.be/GQrK59UnlaY
"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
WHERE IS THE LOVE FOR THIS VIDEO? ARE YOU PEOPLE MADE OF STONE? - maʀtha
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: http://scienceblogs.com/confess...
lris
Dear film makers everywhere. No, I do not want to buy your new documentary.
BUT YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN IT - Meg VMeg
^^ME NEITHER - maʀtha
Reading this right after cleaning out my inbox was lolz. - kaijsa
AND IT'S THE ONLY ONE EVER MADE ON THIS TOPIC - Jen
Also, "Dear film askers, we already own your documentary. Stoppit." - ~Courtney F
DIRECTOR'S CUT - Meg VMeg
But you might need another copy of this journey to planet earth! - Joe
I've deleted three such email this morning. Happy Monday! - maʀtha
Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
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*
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
Crime and mystery fiction
lris
Spending some quality time at Gustavus. My first time in their library!
I didn't know that time at Gustavus could be anything but. - Joe
Sad I am not there. But hope my colleagues treat you well (the few who are around in August!) - barbara fister
Crime and mystery fiction
laura x
33 years later, I still miss my father. Today I discovered that Grinnell has put the finding aid to his papers online: https://libweb.grinnell.edu/archive....
love to you, Laura. - Marianne
<3 - Jenny H. from Android
I took classes my first year at Grinnell from your father. He was very kind to me and I learned a great deal from him He moved to Cornell the next year. - Clay Williams
What a wonderful legacy. - Megan loves summer
Thank you, all, and Clay, thank you for telling me. It means a great deal. - laura x from iPhone
lris
Dear Student Research Assistant: Unfortunately we won't be able to get that book your prof wants fast enough, but don't worry, what he wanted to do with it is illegal anyway. Love, Me.
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: Yrsa Sigudardottir – The Silence of the Sea - http://crimepieces.com/2014...
Crime and mystery fiction
Review: The Second Deadly Sin by Asa Larsson tr. Laurie Thompson - http://eurocrime.blogspot.com/2014...
Review: The Second Deadly Sin by Asa Larsson tr. Laurie Thompson
Review by Michelle. - Karen Meek
Only glancing as I'm still to read this. It's coming up soon on my TBR - Margot Kinberg
Crime and mystery fiction
I Can't Wait To Read: STUMPED by Rob Kitchin - http://kiwicrime.blogspot.com/2014...
I Can't Wait To Read: STUMPED by Rob Kitchin
thanks, for the shoutout, Craig. Hopefully it'll live up to expectation. Certainly my best book to date. - Rob
Pete's Got To Go
Here's the in press version of the article on free / open law I co-wrote with Sarah Glassmeyer http://shura.shu.ac.uk/8241/
12 downloads so far! - Pete's Got To Go
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Squee, y'all. Crunching through dissertation data, and there is actual interesting stuff in here to back up anecdatal complaints about library leadership/management. This might actually prove *useful* in terms of defining the gap so we can solve it. Hunh.
walt crawford
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.
walt crawford
In case you missed it, Wayne Bivens-Tatum expanded his blog response to Beall's "OA advocates are collectivists" triple-C article into an article, just published in...triple-C. https://blogs.princeton.edu/librari...
"You should realize that when Joseph Esposito (2013) at the generally anti-open access Scholarly Kitchen blog thinks your anti-open access rant is excessive, you’ve crossed some sort of threshold." HAHAHAHAHA! - jambina
Even the abstract is making me chuckle " a rare example of reactionary rhetoric from a librarian" - Hedgehog
I'm sure rhetoricians have a complicated Greco-Latinate word for "describing the world as one would prefer it to be rather than as it is," but I'm not a rhetorician and don't know what the word is. - RepoRat
In Silicon Valley, that's called the Jobs Reality Distortion Field. But he was able to pull it off. - DJF from Android
YvonneM
Embedded in a EduTech MOOC of sorts as librarian--the instructor is very pro Google & "yay for shiny, happy tech!" So I like to post subversive links about privacy & data mining, along with the edu info. ::twirls mustache::
I <3 you most muchly. - RepoRat
Well, this is my 2nd year, and last year I'd about had it with all the "Google is great!" stuff. These are current & future teachers and they need to know the cons. Any suggestions or resources you think would help would be cool. :-) - YvonneM
Well, the BIG one in an edu-tech context is http://arstechnica.com/tech-po... Sure, they've stopped, they say -- but who the hell thought this was okay in the first place, is what I want to know! - RepoRat
Yes yes yes! Posted that to our Twitter hash tag, will post other places. I'm on G+ though (req'd 4 class), so I fear this makes me somewhat hypocritical. But, I mainly want them to be informed, since this isn't being addressed at all. On the bright side, information literacy is addressed (albeit briefly--I plan to add to that as well). They're a good group. If anyone wants the hash tag to see the convos feel free to PM me. - YvonneM
hey, if it's required, it's required. - RepoRat
So far, the response has been ::crickets:: - YvonneM
Doesn't mean you're not making an impact -- means they don't want to buck the instructor. ;) - RepoRat
I like how you think! :-) - YvonneM
laura x
Are you printing using your library card or a guest pass? Your card? Okay, so you're going to go ahead and print. It will tell you that you owe money, only you don't owe money unless it is over $1.00, in which case you have to go add money to your card at the front desk. So then you click OK. Then you go over to the print release station
which is actually just this other computer, and you reenter your library barcode and PIN. Then you select your print jobs from this list by clicking on them. Then you click Print. Then you click "Pay from AAM Allocation Account," which is the dollar a day we give you for free, only actually you have to click on the little picture/icon next to it, which is apparently a present with a bow? Then your print job should print. - laura x
Oh, a guest pass? Okay, so go ahead and print. Then it will ask if you want to send this as a guest job. Click okay. Then it will tell you how much money you owe. Take your guest pass to the front desk to pay for it. They'll release it for you, and then you come back here to pick it up. It's like aerobic exercise! - laura x
So what are the printing instructions at YOUR library like? - laura x
Okay, so select "print" from the "File" menu. Now enter your email username and password. Yes, I know you just entered it in order to log in to the computer; go ahead and enter it again. Now click "OK." Check the number of pages and the cost that it's showing you, to make sure you're not printing, like, a thousand pages. Now enter your email username and password. Yes, again. No, I... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
File-Print. Print. Go to one of MFD printers. Log in, select Release. Highlight print job, press blue button. - Pete's Got To Go
That only applies at campus I work in, and when you go to File-Print you *do* need to choose appropriate queue from one of two. It's still a *lot* simpler than it used to be... - Pete's Got To Go
Oh, I forgot to mention the part where you have to choose black and white or color and single sided or double sided. - laura x
Oh yeah there's that. Default is B&W double sided. - Pete's Got To Go
Ours defaults to single-sided; there is no color printing on campus for students. - Catherine Pellegrino
File-print. Print. (I'm always forgetting this step, no, seriously.) Go to a printer and put your swipe card on it to release the job. (This includes backroom staff and it drives me up the wall. I want to print and by the time I've got to the printer it's sitting there waiting for me.) - Deborah Fitchett
The only thing I hate more than explaining printing is explaining to people why their books are setting off the alarms on the gates when they check out at the self-check. - laura x
File-print. Pick double (default) or single sided printer (do not set doublesided printer to single side. Please.) Print. Go to printer and swipe card. Select from list--it tells you how much--and click Print. Assuming you have enough money on card (no freebies here) it'll print. Oh, unless you are downstairs where there are only B&W and you wanted color. Then you have to go upstairs... more... - Rebecca Hedreen
So first we have to print the file here at the computer. Oh, with Chrome it's easiest to just right-click on the webpage. OK, now walk over here to the release station and touch... oh wait, no, use the mouse to select your name. Cool, now select the jobs you want to print. now click confirm. and confirm again. Good. Hm, it didn't print. Oh, this printer is jammed. Yeah, you WOULD think... more... - Marianne
File-print. Pick the one that looks generic, the one that DOESN'T say color. When you sent it before, did it say color? That's why it said it would cost so much. Toggle the thing to the generic one. No, yes, you can toggle it. There is a more generic option. Great, now put in your email ID and password. Not the email address, just the part before the @. Excellent. Now tap or swipe your... more... - Meg VMeg
Sorry, you only need to print 1 sheet? Oh. Well, printing costs 10cents a page, and are you affiliated with the university? Oh. So you can pay 80cents to get a visitor card, but this machine for visitor cards only takes $5 bills or larger, so if you want to add $1 then you have to go downstairs. Sorry, I don't have change, you'll have to ask at the Circulation Desk. No, I can't just... more... - Meg VMeg
No, it's not actually out of paper, it just says that sometimes. - Meg VMeg
You want to print something, you say? Did you bring your student ID card? If you did you have to have money on it, because printing is 10 cents a page. If you did not, or you are a library guest, you have to buy a card. The card itself costs $1, then you have to put it back in the machine to put money on it. If you don't have bills (no it doesn't take change and it doesn't take credit cards), you can go to putmoneyonmycard.edu to apply a credit card payment to your student ID. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Now go to one of the library computers. File-print, go to the terminal at the end of that bank over there, slide your card, select your print jobs and print. What? you wanted to print it off your laptop through the wireless? Sorry, no such luck. Or maybe you CAN do that now, I'll ask the IT guy. Oh you wanted to print color? Go back to the library computer, File-print-change printer.... more... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
You printed the wrong job or the formatting was jacked and printed weird or other printer screw up and you want your money back? I'll just print it for you and we'll call it even, ok? - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Catherine Pellegrino
Member of the Week: Marie R. Kennedy - http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlins...
Member of the Week: Marie R. Kennedy
Look who's the ACRL Member of the Week! And she name-checks Laura X's book, too. - Catherine Pellegrino from Bookmarklet
Holy wow! Thank you, Marie! And go you! - laura x from iPhone
full of win - maʀtha
and look! it's a picture of me without food on my face! - Marie
well, that just removes half the fun - RepoRat
there could be spinach in your teeth, we can't tell - maʀtha
So awesomeness! - Jen
*dies of cute* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Happy dance in honor of the awesomeness that is Marie! - Galadriel C. from Android
Marie is my ERL idol. - kaijsa
*waves tiny "Yay" flag* - LB needs a hero! from Android
Thinking of making this an animated gif by shopping in a cheerio fang for a second about ever 20-30 seconds. Also, maybe a blink. - Joe
^ LOL - Marie from iPhone
I want to know what things Marie DOESN'T do well. She's kind of amazing. - Holly's favorite Anna
I see you, Anna. - Marie
Yay - Julian
Crime and mystery fiction
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