I'm delighted to note that the estimable Kevin Smith is now using "predatory publisher" language in connection with a subscription publisher, in a high-profile venue: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013...
Our feedback board re: our 24/5 finals week hours is asking for suggestions. There are a handful of requests for kittens, and one for "rock salt and wrought iron for the demons", and then one for "cups for the free water dispenser." So we put out cups. The next day "Bigger cups, please."
Is it weird to still use the old business letter format with the mailing address of the sender and recipient? I mean, I'm not physically mailing it anywhere, but it looks wrong without it somehow. (for a cover letter)
So I just learned that Proquest dumped hundreds of thousands of dissertations into Turnitin. I think this is evil. I also learned, poking around, that many ETDs have a "run it through Turnitin" step. I don't think libraries should be supporting a private corporation that relies on a dubious fair use claim to build their empire of badness.
Chance to get librarians on the open-science radar; let's take it. Sayeed Choudhury, Carly Strasser great choices off the top of my head. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog... No limit to how many/how often you can nominate!
I understand some more congratualtions go out to RepoRat on winning 2013 @UWMadisonLS Early-Career Award. What can I do, but simply bow down? Commencement speeches, cutting edge research and classes..I could go on. Rock it out!!
Re Mendeley/Elsevier one area I don't see being discussed in twitter stream etc, is that this buys Elsevier proprietary Intelligence. What Mendeley reveals in their Open API is only a tiny amount of their total data. It isn't click stream or highlighting or fine grained demographics etc. This means that Mendeley gives Elsevier a competitive...