When it comes to reviewing e-resources for renewals, what are your data points that trigger an evaluation and possible cancellation? For example, do you have a % increase amount or cost per use that automatically triggers a deeper analysis of the resource?
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)?
A bit disturbing: in the mail today was yet another Catholic-group mailing for the previous owner (hey, it's only been 5.5 years). Thomas More Law Center. Which wants donations to help it fight Obama's insidious plan to have Islam take over America. I am not making this up. (The letter. TMLC is, of course, making up the Conspiracy.)
The Librarians is apparently on iTunes in the United States (it's not in the Canadian iTunes Store). could some kind American check to see if it's available in the American google play store, and report back?
Has anybody heard of a database that automates knowledge mapping to help identify gaps in the research (in any discipline)? This sounds like the holy grail for researchers, and I assume it's still the stuff of fantasy, but I have a researcher insisting he heard from some librarian somewhere that it exists. Blerg.
Can anyone give me a sound reason why I should *not* try switching to IE as my browser? The constant stream of Flashcrashes and script-stoppages on Firefox is wearing me down, and Chrome's unwillingness to let me avoid Sans Everywhere is a turnoff...
now that the Google / blog search no longer works … how can we search for blog posts? Any suggestions? my usual search wizardry is failing me. Patron wants to know how fans feel about the repeal of the NFL blackout rule & I thought a search of joe blows' blogs would be useful.
"Nature, one of the world’s most-cited scientific publications, took a step toward open access on Tuesday by granting its subscribers and journalists wide authority to let outside readers view its articles at no cost."
Let's say you were teaching an Intro to Data workshop for librarians: 1) What are some learning activities you could do without there being computers in the room (other than an instructor station)? 2) How big does the class have to get before you don't bother having people introduce themselves?