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Christina Pikas

Christina Pikas

science and technology librarian; doctoral student in information studies
christmas tree has some infestation of some kind of aphid or bug eggs or something. and it seems to be getting worse. husband doesn't care. googling - entomologists from Penn State are like no biggie... but I really don't want my good ornaments on there, I don't want it in my house, and I don't want my kids playing with it. i hope they don't hatch.
GAH - Meg VMeg
Call your state's Dept of Agriculture and let them know about it. Xmas trees can come from far away, sometimes across several states. It could be that an exotic bug has hitchhiked on that tree and the consequences could be very bad for ag in your state if not caught. Here's a list of known pests on Xmas trees. - Spidra Webster
Nooooooooo!!!!!!!! - Katy S
*shudders* - Steele Lawman
yikes! - Tamara J. B.
Ugh. So, so sorry. - laura x from iPhone
There must be a lot of money in ebooks. Non-book publishing societies are jumping on the bandwagon right and left (ACM, AAS). Is there a demand in these fields typically driven by conference pubs (ACM) and journal articles (AAS)?
Hmmm. At a guess, they're trying to get in on demand-driven acquisitions deals. I don't know this for certain; it's just the reason I'd do this if I were in their shoes. - RepoRat
Are they selling title by title or packages? Ebook packages are a great money-maker for publishers who used to sell only a portion of titles to most libraries. Now we get the premium cable package or nothing. - Holly's favorite Anna
I think it's packages - I don't know that they do actually like dda. A lot of them have jacked up their short term look prices in ebl to make it very unattractive as opposed to licensing a subject category directly from the publisher - Christina Pikas
niiiiiiiiiiice. thanks for the intel! - RepoRat
weird - there must be an assignment at LSU or someplace where students have to read blog posts and then critique them on twitter and create a storify of the critiques each week. I've had 2 students critique posts of mine. Somewhat perfunctory comments. Anyone else?
guh, what an awful assignment - RepoRat
Had word that a new Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on Space had been released. Can't find on White House pages, in FDSYS, ... can't find anything in Hein Online so no surprise there... Ideas? It's supposed to be unlimited distribution
Only seeing the ones from 2010 and 2013, sorry! - Meg VMeg
^^ditto (sad panda here) - Aaron the Librarian
So OCLC is down all over?
so DOWN it hurts - Mr. The Jason Fleming
their outgoing greeting confirms the outage and says they have no estimated time when it will be fixed - Mr. The Jason Fleming
it came back up a little while ago - Mr. The Jason Fleming
*inappropriate response redacted* ;) - Aaron the Librarian
We just got the all clear from my ILL dept - Hedgehog
apparently there are 7 towns named Pasadena in the US (at least). So I wonder where the class is being held? (Pasadena, US)
Pasadena Maryland is quite small. - Christina Pikas
this comment will only make sense to people on listservs where the class was advertised. - Christina Pikas
FriendFeed blocked at mpow for "sex"... I mis not be subscribed to the right people! (Websense is often nonsense)
:( - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
chunk of lollypop on the back of my shirt... hair stuck in it/to it... fml.
I was behind a car with the license plate dafuq the other day... actually against the rules in my state but i guess no one said it out loud :)
coded 3 more tweets, so maybe only 997 to go? sob.
Greater Use of Social Media Gets Science, Scientists Noticed, Study Says | Careers | Communications of the ACM
ugh I can't find how to get an RSS feed out of RefWorks anymore. In, sure. I shared the database. I turned on the option to have a feed with 10 items - no feed url. It's not on the shared site, either. Ideas anyone? I'll e-mail their support if i have to
I can't follow what you're trying to do. Are you adding RSS feeds from dbs into Refworks to use it as a reader? Or are you trying to make a feed from a Refworks folder or your whole database? - kaijsa
the second - I'm trying to create an RSS feed that will show when anything has been added to the database, not just a single folder. - Christina Pikas
I just looked at the output and you're right, there is no option to make a feed anymore. I know I've done this in the past, but it's gone. It's weird, but it only exports as email or social bookmarks now. Total fail. Don't know what to say, but they haven't made Flow shareable, and you'd think they wouldn't remove functionality from O.G. Refworks before enabling it in Flow. - kaijsa
I realize this isn't helpful, but wanted to cosign your frustration. - kaijsa
I finally found it - just now - if you log out or go to a different browser, open up the shared site, go to the folder on the list on the right (there is a folder marked "entire database"), right click on it, you'll get an option to view the feed. Oy! - Christina Pikas
That is ridiculous. - kaijsa
the typical CS method of putting "related work" after your work seems fishy- like an afterthought.
Infodocket:More Research From Google Scholar Team: “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Growing Impact of Older Articles”
The larger point is that ease of availability correlates with citation... which is obviously a pro-OA argument! - RepoRat
No daycare because election - which is stupid since it's not like it's a polling place. Thought I'd get up regular time to work before kids woke up but they were wide awake and playing at 4:30. Yoy!
They sure want to make use of their unexpected day off. - Stephan from iPhone
Oof. - Kirsten
But it felt like 5:30 to them! - Joe
Just like when gmail was new, inbox makes it slow/hard to delete
"Historical fiction " doesn't have vampires or dragons, dammit.
Ow! Beaned in the forehead with a flying block. On th + side ms 2 might get recruited from high school as ages a south paw
burns me up that there are anti-vaxers running around MPOW when we're all about science and evidence based work... UGH!
Oh yes, I had a friend who worked at NASA, and his wife was anti-vax, and he could never tell anyone about it. Now that I think about it, he might have secretly had the kids vaccinated? But I might be making that up. - Meg VMeg
Was that wife a librarian at NASA by any chance? - John Dupuis
New reality show - secret vaccinations. I might watch that. - Elizabeth Brown
yeah, and what happens after the wife found out the husband PROTECTED HIS (their) CHILDREN by getting them vaxxed. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Upworthy post -- "Husband secretly vaccinates his children from deadly diseases. You won't believe what happens next!" - Joe
Sometimes I wonder if it's a matter of knowing too much, knowing where the studies are only mediocre, knowing the limitations of balancing extrapolation to the population vs. individual patients. I'm heavily pro-vax, but for other areas, I wonder. (eta and then read more literature, talk to my doc, etc--not just wonder ;) ) - Hedgehog
Oooh..relevant article to my thoughts above: - Hedgehog
Dan Kahan has done a lot of work in this area, especially about climate change - John Dupuis
Speaking of rhymes. Does gorilla rhyme with mirror in any English accent? Children's book tried it.
If you're, say, Bob Dylan, of course it does. - Walt Crawford
In Aussie, mirror tends to be mir-a so yes - Johnny from iPhone
Ahhh. Ok - Christina Pikas from iPhone
oopsie - just lost a few minutes of my day learning how to do a simple image comparison routine ... thanks c4l for yet another rabbit hole :) back to regularly scheduled programming
HAHAHAHAHAHA... precious. Our parent institution's IT is apparently telling people in other libraries in our institution that my division is doing away with our own e-mail addresses and identity and will be using the parent institution's. I THINK NOT! We're not in their IT, we don't talk to their IT, we don't let them see our network. Um. no.
Bourbon roast here. And fresh whole wheat pain de mie which came out in a perfect rectangular prism ftw.
Not sure if tweet will come through: anyone doing cost sharing of expensive bioinformatics tools (openhelix, oncomine... ?) with their bioinformatics labs? How does that work? Experiences? We tried chemistry stuff at MPOW and it was too complicated.
Yeah, I don't think it's possible to do cost-sharing stuff here. - Meg VMeg
We might be able to in the future, we have some other cost sharing stuff happening. Not doing it as yet. - Hedgehog
can you talk about other cost sharing happening? in general terms? - Christina Pikas
RT @LibSkrat: Responsible library handling of the Adobe situation:
such freaking b.s. They got rid of our copier/network scanner which was JUST FINE... for this new all in one color thing that has a platten that won't fit anything wider than 8.5". Guess what doesn't fit on that? any of our reference books. we can't copy from any of our reference books. any. have to walk them to another group, leave them there
and pay for a scan. WTF. - Christina Pikas
unless, of course, i want to do it sideways one page at a time. which i dont - Christina Pikas
but probably will - Christina Pikas
What a PITA. - Kirsten
Mom fell last night, hurt her leg, and apparently didn't move from the chair where Dad parked her until 15 min ago when my sister found out and called 911. what is with these people not calling for help?
:( that sucks i'm sorry! *HUGS* - Sir Shuping is just sir
Sorry that happened with my parents too - Steve C Team Marina
I'm so sorry about this. - Galadriel C. from Android
Oh God, how awful. - laura x from iPhone
Any news? How's she doing? - Kirsten
nothing was broken (this time - they did locate all of her previous breaks - she's dissolving from osteoporosis) but they kept her in the hospital so she could get started on physical therapy also because they were seriously concerned about what help she has at home (none) - Christina Pikas
Oh my gosh. Hope she's okay. - Rachel Walden
my head is going to blow off my shoulders. team lead (outside of library) just forwarded me a copy of something I forwarded to the team MONTHS ago and have cited regularly since to ask if I had seen it.ARRRRRRRRRRGH - POP!
:( I'm sorry, I get those too. I tend to respond brightly with cheerful -- Yes, isn't it great! As I mentioned in my email 3 days ago --I think this applies here-here-here. And then go seethe over a cup of coffee. - Hedgehog
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