I just read the entire Springer ebook collection license for my internship site. First time I've ever read one of these suckers that I would be willing (not 100 percent SO OVERJOYED, but very willing), to adopt as a blanket license for every academic library ebook package ever. (Just the license terms, not the cost.)
Is there a (humane) way to create/collect quantified self data? I'm thinking of putting together a super beginner workshop on new info visualization and/or mapping tools. Audience is the general public with no experience. Would it be fun or creepy for people to somehow gather and play with their own data, about themselves?
" I believe without question one of the biggest enemies you can have in a fitness and weight loss program is the bathroom scale. Sure you want to see the pounds go down but the problem is the scale won’t ever tell you the whole truth. I’ve seen countless times where a client made progress with changing their body composition (body-fat/inches) but...
Holy OCR, Batman: "Who is likely to develop preeclampsia? This condition most often occurs in women having their first baby, but once a woman has had preedampsia, she has a 25 to SO potent chance of developing it again in a subsequent pregnancy."
6.9 miles this morning. A bit off pace. I decided during this walk that I'm not pacing myself anymore. For me this is about challenging myself to go farther each time, getting out and enjoying the outside every day and spending time with my daughter. I don't wanna ruin that with timing and pressure on myself.
This is a first. I was asked to take down two posts from a guy who was caught stealing books from his law library and selling them on Amazon. I guess he is trying to purge this from the Internet. He even offered to pay me. I told him I would take it down at no cost, but if he wanted, he could make a donation to a charity.
Serious question, is it possible to be a good academic librarian without having decent knowledge in at least one discipline area (Sociology, Economics etc - but not things like Cataloguing, Eresource management) ?
Instruction session this afternoon. I'm explaining why we're using print indexes (CPLI) to find articles from the 1960s: "Because this stuff is not on the Internet." I'm met with stares of disbelief. #librarylife
Student worker brought me in some white willow bark powder, which he thinks will help my RA in a tincture or tea. He said, "I'm just bringing you the whole bag, because I thought it would look weird to drop off a little baggie of white powder at work." #nosnortinginthelibrary#notusingstudentworkersasdrugmule
As students don't care if their info is coming from books, journals, etc. (unless their professors specify this), I'm revamping my subject guides with topics instead of formats. Very easy for Nursing: http://libguides.southernct.edu/nursing; moderately easy for Chemistry and Biology (not finished yet). Besides reviewing courses and previous...