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RT @k80betts: @withtimferguson have you seen this? Can't be sure but I thought it might appeal... Hope Brissy has been excellent.
RT @k80betts: @withtimferguson have you seen this? Can't be sure but I thought it might appeal... Hope Brissy has been excellent.
haha took me a second. then i snorted something out of my nose - Steve C Team Marina
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Not only did today's library instruction session on finding original WW1 trench warfare photos and propaganda posters go really well, the students (without prompting) got into a discussion of "Who digitizes this stuff?" and are now all entranced with becoming digital archivist librarians. ‪#‎blowsdust‬ ‪#‎superlibrarian‬
That discussion was prompted by our viewing of Chef Boiardi (Boyardee) and Al (Alphone) Capone's actual draft cards, courtesy of the National Archives. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Bring 'em on. That's exactly the kind of applicant we want where I am. :) - RepoRat
I will - a few have emailed to make appointments to talk to our archivist. Here's hoping a whole horde of Hispanic librarians have been activated in their UNIV 150 class :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
oh HELL yeah! - RepoRat
Nice work! - YvonneM
ohhhhh what other resources did you show them like for the propaganda posters? all off that one site? - Sir Shuping is just sir
LOC, UNC, and Ball State all have nice poster collections for WW1 - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Aaron the Librarian
Learned something new-to-me today: Newsbank apparently has a freely available index of thier newspapers The results provide a direct link for users to buy the article for $2.95 ... but hey, it's a free indexing service
I will be test teaching the indexing to some history students with the loud repeated "don't buy the article, check the library newspaper collection list and either use oour copy or put in an ILL request" - Aaron the Librarian
btw, one fun fact about newsbank, is that if you search the * it will work as a truncation symbol. UNLESS it's in quotes, in which case it won't work. So electronic cig* works but "electronic cig*" does not. (well, it does, but you only get the phrase "electronic cig") - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
in our collection, "electronic cig*" = 4 articles; without quotes it's 47,679. (of course, there are false positives in there, because of no proximity operator. *sigh* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
If you have EDS, Newsbank indexing is available in there too. I couldn't get OpenURL linking from it to work, though, because the metadata is weird. - JffKrlsn
Catherine Pellegrino
Apparently pranksters got into the library last night and TP'ed the circ and reference desks:
Looks cool! :-D - Uli
At least they didn't do donuts on your nice carpet. - Stephen Francoeur
(FTR these were pranksters who happened to have swipe cards for the staff entrance and sub-master keys to the building, but whatever. :D ) - Catherine Pellegrino
Gee, that hardly narrows it down at all! - Kirsten
John Dupuis
If I may toot my own horn for a moment, I'm a bit over the moon about being invited to speak about the Canadian Government's War on Science at the York U Science & Technology Studies Seminar Series in October.
awesome, John!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
The page for the series is here: It's pretty serious stuff. - John Dupuis
woot and congrats!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
that is pretty cool - Steve C Team Marina
Thanks! Of course, the easy part of agreeing to do the talk. The hard part comes in October when I'm all, "Yikes, now I actually have to do the damn thing!" - John Dupuis
dude. you GOT this. - RepoRat
It's today! Wish me luck! - John Dupuis
Good luck!! - Hedgehog from Android
Good luck! - bentley
Great news John! - Elizabeth Brown
Rock it, John. - Joe
I repeat myself: dude. you GOT this. - RepoRat
Thanks everyone! It went pretty well, if I do say so myself. Slides here: - John Dupuis
Apparently I am both hilarious and sobering. Not a bad combination, really. - John Dupuis
"LOL! Whoa!" --> audience member, direct quote. - bentley
My kid's band just won the 2A division Colorado State High School Marching band competition. They worked really hard this year.
That's great! - Steele Lawman
Awesome! My son's marching band looks like they might take state in New Mexico. :) - Jenny H. from Android
congrats! - imabonehead
@jenny Cool. - Joe
RT @doctorow: Gender-swapped father-daughter Han-Leia costume
RT @doctorow: Gender-swapped father-daughter Han-Leia costume
I kinda wish the dad has opted for the "Slave Leia" outfit... - Spidra Webster
She would be soooooo traumatized!! - Miriella
lol spidra - Steele Lawman
Trying to find a description of a resource that doesn't just parrot the vendor's description is surprisingly hard.
I spent about 18 months rewriting all the database descriptions for the UConn UConn databases. Some of my writing is still there - at - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Cool, thanks! I'll take a look. - Zamms
my guidelines: start with a verb or word that students know (i.e., Find or Articles). One - 2 sentences, with dates as a third & final phrase. It's HARD work - but vendor's descriptions are one o' my pet peeves. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I rewrite a lot of our A-Z descriptions when I include them in a class guide, so I can focus on why that class should use that database. I'm glad I don;t have to write the generics though... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Melly - #TeamMarina
laura x
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest -
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: - RepoRat
I don't know if I did it right but I tried submitting. PQ took this exact title New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots and wanted to change aims to maims :) - Christina Pikas
Oh phooey. I need to get it to email me when people submit so I remember to post them. :) - laura x from iPhone
Turns out, we might be getting Primo. Soon I'll be a contributor. - lris from Android
Gave this to my coworker who is doing a little comparative research on discovery systems . she was much amused - Hedgehog
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: I'm going to have arms of steel!
RT @stayathomemum: I'm going to have arms of steel!
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... - 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.
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!
RT @stayathomemum: Kids names, pets names... eventually I get the right one!
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.
RT @wtfrenaissance: Hannah could never control her urges around soft furnishings. It made trips to Ikea particularly unpleasant.
View from the cabin over the foggy river valley. #buffaloriver
View from the cabin over the foggy river valley. #buffaloriver
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
My favorite stapler-related exchange of the day (Ann is my department head).
Depending on the "people years" benchmark chosen, those maths are spot on... time to change Gigi's name to Methuselah? - Aaron the Librarian
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
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: Water Witch
Holly's favorite Anna
Meg VMeg
Egon Willighagen
Accessing biological data in R with semantic web technologies -
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.
RT @georgeb3dr: The two states of every programmer.
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.
"Thomson Reuters and Copyright Clearance Center Collaborate to Advance Open Access Publishing" Best. Headline. EVAR.
IT IS NOT APRIL 1. Headlines like this should be ILLEGAL any other day! - RepoRat
love it - jambina
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 ;)
Consider it karma for smallpox infested blankets - WarLord
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