I've recently become the psychology librarian at my college and am trying to get a better sense of what I should be buying and licensing. I hope to begin a series of one-on-one meetings with psychology faculty in the fall and am thinking of using this survey with them during the meeting to capture in a structured way what the overall needs of ...
After being so frustrated with the typical status quo in ebooks, I thought while at ACRL I might at least go thank the few vendors with good policies. So who is on my "thank you for not having crappy book DRM models" list? Project MUSE, Springer, O'Reilly, others?
My coworker says I've made her top ten list of Favorite Workplace Emails for this one: "The pencil sharpener in the Community Services Room seems to have died a sad small appliance death. It's sitting in my office awaiting the appropriate civic funeral rites. Until we can get a new one, I've moved the one from by the fax machine out there."
Hathi Trust just won the FUCK out of the Authors Guild lawsuit, peeps. Per @ARLPolicy: "BREAKING: HathiTrust decision is out. TOTAL VICTORY FOR HATHI. Scanning for search and accessibility=transformative fair use."
So, so happy with how these turned out. Over a year ago, Shanon said she thought it would be cool if I could do a broadside of this found poem of Jessy's. So I designed it, Aaron fine-tuned it and added the color, and then Aaron printed it letterpress as the official Press at Colorado College broadside for this semester.
So, this cool thing happened so in about a month I'm moving to a library at another uni and switching from liaison work to library IT-type work. This promises much excitement and much very rapid upskilling with the help of my awesome future colleagues.
Working on trying to do *something* for Open Access Week in October in terms of outreach. I feel like I've probably asked this before, but what, if anything, are you doing at your libraries? I feel like our students don't even know what OA is, so thinking of how to explain and inform them. Thoughts?