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Melly - #TeamMarina
laura x
My book is in 100 libraries.
That is a great accomplishment! - Steve C Team Marina
I do find the wording of this URL interesting... http://www.amazon.com/Night-S... - Joe
this book contains 'unexpected Laura Crossett' ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Checked out 7 times here! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
No one expects Laura Crossett, surprise is her greatest weapon. - Blake
I know at least one library that has it that is not in worldcat. - Katy S from iPhone
*wonders who will play him in movie version* what? it could happen ... FF could be a kind of pseudo Greek Chorus - MoTO: Team Marina
Katy, yup, my library has it and isn't in Worldcat. I assume there are others. - laura x from iPhone
So I think you could safely say "my book is in 100 PLUS libraries." - Regular Amanda
...and no MINUS libraries! - Aaron the Librarian
And it's on my kindle. I checked Wyldcat to verify that only 4 WY libraries have it, and it's true. BAD FORM, Wyoming librarians. - kaijsa
Steele Lawman
Reading about copyright law always makes me feel like a cranky toddler because I want things to be EASY and FUN and centered around MY DESIRES! But instead they are DUMB and COMPLICATED!
I just want to use what I want when I want it. JEEZ. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
^^ THIS - Steele Lawman
Copyright is like wedding cake. Yeah sure it could be simple but wouldn't it awesome to be put some flowers, ribbons, little figures, a couple of extra layers, some extra tiers, maybe a fruity filling oooo let's get some columns on there wedding guests love columns. - Andy
And let's make it six times as big as anyone will actually eat! - RepoRat
Eat cake. EAT CAKE!! - Steele Lawman
I find it perversely fascinating. A nifty and fairly simple 18th century idea that went Hollywood. Millions of dollars on spectacle, special effects, and vapidity. - barbara fister
Oh, and lobbyists and graft. Lobbyists v. Hobbyists: Return of the Wedding Cake from Hell. - barbara fister
I'm with Steve. - laura x
Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, Primo, you never cease to amuse me.
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Primo knows best - lris
We need a "Damn You Auto-Suggest" tumblr. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh yes. Oh yes we do. - laura x from iPhone
We do!! - Meg VMeg
We need a Primo Knows Best Tumblr, really. - Zamms from iPhone
I will do this tomorrow. - laura x from iPhone
I just demonstrated this to a class of senior music majors. They were amused. - Catherine Pellegrino
Always show how the resource doesn't work. That's my rule. - Zamms
omg - perfect use for tumblr - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I still like the Ebsco autosuggest for cyber warfare to caber warfare - Christina Pikas
^^^ That is brilliant. - Catherine Pellegrino
Depending on how the vote has gone .... - barbara fister
I remember students posting some interesting ones for Encore.. I think one went "Singapore general elections" and it went "did you mean 'Singapore fairy tales' "..... Can't duplicate it anymore or find the screenshot. - aaron
I got "did you mean frocks" when I searched for frack*. submitted. also, why are there 2517 results for frack* and only 426 for "frack*" . #LeSigh - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oooh! And I got "did you mean frage?" for the same search! WTH is "frage"? (edit: Oh, right, German.) - Catherine Pellegrino
laura x
I'm thinking of giving up on therapy and just watching Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood instead. #toddlerlife
he has a spin off show? - maʀtha
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: Kids names, pets names... eventually I get the right one! http://t.co/r8CnCWBsxj
RT @stayathomemum: Kids names, pets names... eventually I get the right one! http://t.co/r8CnCWBsxj
I call Alton by the dog's name often, and usually wind up with "Hey boy kid" - Anika
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @wtfrenaissance: Hannah could never control her urges around soft furnishings. It made trips to Ikea particularly unpleasant. http://t.co/wZ5uWkl5nU
RT @wtfrenaissance: Hannah could never control her urges around soft furnishings. It made trips to Ikea particularly unpleasant. http://t.co/wZ5uWkl5nU
Uli
Uli
View from the cabin over the foggy river valley. #buffaloriver http://t.co/slgplJFjqL
View from the cabin over the foggy river valley. #buffaloriver http://t.co/slgplJFjqL
Happy anniversary :-) - Marina's Godmother :-) from Android
Why is it called that? - Joe
Because it's the term used for the return of the date on which something significant happened. Like a birthday. Which, technically, is also an anniversary. Guess it has something to do with "anno", the year. :-P Also, thanks, Helen! - Uli from Android
No silly. The foggy river valley! - Joe
Oh, that. It's not. But it *was* foggy below us as you might be able to see. - Uli from Android
Melly - #TeamMarina
lris
My favorite stapler-related exchange of the day (Ann is my department head).
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Depending on the "people years" benchmark chosen, those maths are spot on... time to change Gigi's name to Methuselah? - Aaron the Librarian
Zamms
My grandfather passed away 20 years ago this November. At his wake, my family had blown up a bunch of pictures of him to display, and there was one picture from when he was in his 20s that looked EXACTLY like me. My grandmother walked up to me and said, "It's amazing, isn't it? And now you know what you will look like when you're dead, too!"
She also pranked the funeral home director: "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU EMBALMED HIM? I DIDN'T WANT HIM EMBALMED? Just kidding!" - Zamms
You have quite the grandmother! - lris
Yeah, she's pretty fantastic. When she turned 80 she told everyone she reached the age of integrity so she could now say exactly what she thought about everything. I never noticed the difference. - Zamms
Ha! - lris from Android
Can I like this thread more than once? - Catherine Pellegrino
I love your grandmother. - laura x from iPhone
my first-cousin-once-removed is 81, and she's like that. She crosses the street wherever she wants saying, "they're going to stop - they won't hit an old lady." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
lris
Cake at our department meeting to celebrate our stapler's birthday. Gigi made it to the one year mark!
🎂 - Julian
One of my colleagues named her car that. - Holly's favorite Anna
a public party with cake for teh students (esp. the students that didn't abuse Gigi) would be fun, too :) - Aaron the Librarian
Please share my heartfelt congratulations on surviving one year! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
She needs a tiny party hat! - LB put a spell on you.
Holly's favorite Anna
Meg VMeg
DEAR NYTIMES, SHE CALLED THE FUCKING *CDC* BEFORE GETTING ON THE PLANE (BECAUSE SHE'S A FUCKING *NURSE*) AND SHE WAS CLEARED TO FLY. SO CHECK YOUR STORY BEFORE MAKING IT SOUND LIKE SHE'S AN IDIOT. LOVE, MEG
Egon Willighagen
Accessing biological data in R with semantic web technologies - http://www.citeulike.org/user...
PeerJ PrePrints (31 December 2013), doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.185 Background. Semantic Web technologies are increasingly used in biological database systems. The improved expressiveness shows advantages in tracking provenance and allowing knowledge to be more explicitly annotated. The list of semantic web standards needs a complementary set of tools to handle data in those formats to use them in bioinformatics workflows. Methods. The approach proposed in this paper uses the Apache Jena library to create an environment where semantic web technologies can be used in the statistical environment R. The code is exposed as two R packages available from the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). The RJava library and a custom convenience class is used to bridge between R and the Jena library. Results. We here present three examples showing how the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and SPARQL query standards can be employed in R. The first example takes input on BRCA1 SNPs from a... - Egon Willighagen
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @georgeb3dr: The two states of every programmer. http://t.co/WU5CZ8EzxR
RT @georgeb3dr: The two states of every programmer. http://t.co/WU5CZ8EzxR
Sometimes, it's both. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Don't usually experience the first one, but I live that 2nd one. - April Russo
laura x
Who would like to make a No Monsters Allowed sign for #toddlerx's room?
Could I send toddlerx a special stuffed toy with documentation no monsters can be in same room as said fluffy creature? - Janet from FFHound!
Sure! - laura x
DM me a shipping address - Janet from FFHound!
I could cross stitch him one... - Marina's Godmother :-) from Android
Sarah G.
"Thomson Reuters and Copyright Clearance Center Collaborate to Advance Open Access Publishing" Best. Headline. EVAR. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-re...
"Thomson Reuters and Copyright Clearance Center Collaborate to Advance Open Access Publishing" Best. Headline. EVAR. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/thomson-reuters-and-copyright-clearance-center-collaborate-to-advance-open-access-publishing-279030121.html
IT IS NOT APRIL 1. Headlines like this should be ILLEGAL any other day! - RepoRat
love it - jambina
RepoRat
Hey now, I said, that's astute / Why don't we get together and call ourselves an institute?
Paul Simon, of course. - RepoRat
Victor Ganata
Maybe there is such a thing as divine retribution, then ;) https://m.facebook.com/story...
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Consider it karma for smallpox infested blankets - WarLord
WebGoddess
I am woman; hear me roar!! I just replaced my car's headlamp and put the hubcap I'd knocked off the other day (totally not my fault - it was the sun's fault entirely). I did have to have some tool help from the guy who works as a mechanic (I didn't have a 10mm socket wrench), and he had to unplug the old bulb from the wiring because my hands
weren't strong enough, but otherwise - I did it myself! After watching a couple of YouTube videos, but I didn't have to take it to a garage!! - WebGoddess
Well done! - RepoRat
maʀtha
Exciting news from the Tretter Collection at UMN! We (I'm on the advisory board) got a big old grant to fund a multi-year project to gather oral histories from transfolk. Woo! Also, we will be hiring, but I don't have a posting to share yet...
Also, please like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages... - maʀtha
That's awesome. Would you be interested in people from the midwest but living CA? Because I know some people (http://learningtrans.org/contrib...) who were interested in doing this sort of thing. - Anika
coolio!! do you know about the stuff going on at UNC-Charlotte? and the LGBT exhibit at the Levine Museum for the New South. http://wfae.org/post... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Anika - do you mean people to contribute histories or people to hire? Either way, I think we are interested. The curator chose to focus on the Upper Midwest because we often get ignored by projects on the coasts. I think we are interested in collecting as many stories as possible and in hiring the best applicant no matter where they are from. - maʀtha
Very cool, Stefanie. I don't know anything about UNC-Charlotte - maʀtha
I don't think I've talked much here about the Bi+ Story Project, which is being conducted by the Bisexual Organizing Project, for which I am also on the board. It is a working board (as in working our asses off), not an advisory board, so I'm much more involved. Anyway, people can submit to Bi+ Story online: http://www.bistoryproject.org/ - maʀtha
Catherine Pellegrino
Adobe Is All Up in Your Reading Business, And Other Links | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books - http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog...
Pull quote: "That sound you hear right now is a million trillion librarians saying, I BEG YOUR PARDON?" [Also includes numerous awesome .gif and .jpg side-eyes, including "the Phylicia Rashad side eye, which, as you know, is the most powerful side eye in the known universe."] - Catherine Pellegrino from Bookmarklet
Also loved Andromeda Yelton on this: "This is about the fact that we do not have the technical skills to verify whether our products are in line with the values we espouse, the policies we hold, or even the contracts we sign, and we do not delegate this verification to others who do." http://andromedayelton.com/blog... - Regular Amanda
Andromeda has written the best explanation and call to action I've seen yet. I'm grateful and am sharing with my faculty. - kaijsa
Has this train not left the station, the toothpaste been squeezed from the tube? As a profession, we have decided that we want to cede control over these kinds of things to vendors. We can beg and plead and stamp our feet, and some brave souls might even cancel some subscriptions, but when it comes right down to it, we will cave and we will not be able to promise our patrons privacy. - Steele Lawman
"As a profession, we have decided that we want to cede control over these kinds of things to vendors." - if this is true, can't we change our mind back? shouldn't we at least think about changing it? Minds aren't toothpaste, and trains return to stations all the time... - Marianne
Sure, we should think about changing it. But I believe we never will. We have too much invested in the current system already, and privacy is just kind of a little detail that is easy to let slide. - Steele Lawman
I'm happy to continue the privacy fight... but really, the only problem here is that the data was sent in clear text. Or is the ability to sync your reading across devices not desirable enough and we should do away with the tool that enables this functionality? Kindle does the same thing - only with your kindle login (and probably not in clear text). - Aaron the Librarian
Will this still be a problem once Adobe figures out how to hash the JSON object used to transfer teh data? - Aaron the Librarian
I think it will... but I've always been way over on the skinny end of the bell curve when it comes to privacy. - RepoRat
HTTP://kindle.amazon.com/most_popular - DJF from Android
I'm sort of amazed that 4chan hasn't placed some perfectly obnoxious line from the Marquis de Sade or Adolf Hitler or someone as the most highlighted passage on Kindles. Maybe they did and Amazon nixed it. - Steele Lawman
Aaron, from what i can tell the three big things are "clear text? wtf?" plus "they're roaming my devices to gather info from ALL of my epubls which I never agreed to and it's creepy" plus "WHAT IS THIS AWFUL THING NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT DRM OH NO NO NO" which, well, that last one is kind of like those scientists being all "I GOT A TAKEDOWN FROM ELSEVIER FOR MY ARTICLE CAN THEY DO THAT?"... more... - barbara fister
The developers of the Bluefire reader comment: http://www.bluefirereader.com/blog.... Interestingly, they support syncing your reading location between devices, but their servers only synchronize a secure token that they can't read. Much like the way that Firefox sync works. - DJF
yeah, Griffey suggested hashing userid + bookid, and I don't see why that wouldn't work: http://jasongriffey.net/wp... - RepoRat
Aaron: I'd disagree that clear text is the only problem. If the patron's identity is attached to the reading records and those records are non-transitory and subject to subpoena or fishing expeditions, then *poof* reader privacy, a bedrock value for *public* libraries at least, goes out the window. And I'd guess all three "ifs" are true. - Walt Crawford
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Admit it, you've totally done this. http://t.co/PMZw1W38E2
RT @jodyallen_sahm: Admit it, you've totally done this. http://t.co/PMZw1W38E2
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @goodwithcolour: *excited voice, big smiles* "have you lost weight?!" "No, but thank you for making it clear how much happier you'd be if I did"
Zamms
I wonder how much I would need to donate to WAMU to keep them from playing the Writer's Almanac.
isn't that funny? I love the writer's almanac! (but I hear it about once a month…) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
whereas I adore Garrison Keillor in PHC, but cannot STAND the Writer's Almanac. - Catherine Pellegrino
Here's what bugs me about it: Garrison Keillor reads every poem the exact same way. It is MADDENING to me. Not every poem should be read the way he reads it. - Zamms
Holly's favorite Anna
"This is an automatic message to let you know that I've got your request, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can, generally within one business day, Monday to Friday, 9a-5pm EST (because at night I'm sleeping! if your paper is due in the morning, I'd suggest going to content.easybib.com to see if we've got an answer to your question there)."
Clearly they get a lot of support requests from students. :) - Holly's favorite Anna
Stephan #TeamMarina
Conversation with the two year old:
2: I found my diaper! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Me: Shouldn't you be wearing it? - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
2: Nope! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Joe
Joe
I have to review this for Choice Mag. It has lots of pretty pictures, too. http://t.co/zCLMPZJ1AO
I have to review this for Choice Mag. It has lots of pretty pictures, too. http://t.co/zCLMPZJ1AO
lris
OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS AHHHHHHH. My offer on that house was accepted. *faints*
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! - Catherine Pellegrino
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! wooooooooooooo! - maʀtha
Good for you - Eric - It's My Thing
Congrats. - Walt Crawford
Wooohoooo! - Kirsten
hilariously, the next step appears to be to go to my realtor's office and sign many of the same documents again - lris
buy a foreclosure, kill a forest - lris
*begins planning house warming* - MoTO: Team Marina
Hooray!!!! - Galadriel C.
Can I borrow your lawn mower? - Glen Campbell
Too soon? - Glen Campbell
Uhm Glen? Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina
Sure thing. One of you buy me a lawnmower and then I'll be glad to lend one out. :) - lris
Party at Iris' house! Congrats Iris. you deserve an awesome place to live. And Iris.,, it is buy ANYHOUSE kill a forest. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Congrats! - Jen
Congratulations! If only you could use your thumbprint to sign documents. It's be so less tiresome. - Arlan K.
A couple of minutes ago I thought I should check FF to see if Iris has heard about her house. And here it is! So happy for you. Congratulations. - Mama Lawson
You will soon develop an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. Congratulations! - maʀtha
Oh, believe me, I already have an intimate knowledge of the workings of entropy. This will simply give that force a larger playpen. - lris
At what point do I wake up and realize that this whole thing is a dream? - lris
Ok, signing EXACTLY the same papers as I signed last week was an exercise in hilarity. - lris
yayayayayayayyayyayaya!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congrats! - Katy S
Steve's Mr. 12 and Mr. 9 were here last night. I asked Mr. 9 if he'd seen pictures of your house and he hadn't, so we looked at them together. He thinks it's a beautiful house, and he wishes he could see it in person. He obviously still has a thing for you, and he's adorable about it. - Mama Lawson
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww <3 - lris
I hope that some day he can come visit. That would be tons of fun. - lris
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