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#OhSNAP Maryland beat Michigan. At the Big House. Brady Hoke is DONE.
Amazingly, the loss by Maryland to Ohio State earlier in the season is more impressive than today's win. - Julian
Katy S
"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards | parker higgins dot net -
"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards | parker higgins dot net
She calls out publishers for selling e-books for more to libraries than individuals. Also, posting because she rocks! - Katy S from Bookmarklet
Great speech - but I'm waiting to see if she sends a take-down. She can be pretty hardnosed about her copyrights and people posting her words online. - barbara fister
David Handler made a terrible dog's breakfast of the YA win. Black author - watermelon jokes. Plus foolishness about the Coretta Scott King award. So disappointing (as was the general silence in response - only excusable if they couldn't find their jaws on the floor). - barbara fister
Daniel Handler? ETA: yes, it's him. Googling found me this: - kaijsa
Handler was terrible. - Katy S
He is donating $100,000 matching to We Need Diverse Books - happy to see that. Though still - oi. - barbara fister
I saw that this morning. Money is nice, but I'm more interested to see what he does in the future. - Katy S from iPhone
He strikes me as the kind of person who will learn from a fuckup. We probably won't have a chance to find out any time soon, however. - RepoRat
I have heard that he can be a jerk, but I get the impression that he could learn from all of this, too. - Katy S from iPhone
I found him thoroughly delightful at an 826 benefit a few years ago, and while he was kind of saucy, he didn't say anything that offended liberal Seattleites. I've never had personal interactions with him. - kaijsa
He has said publicly his words were racist. Stupid to say them, but he's owning up to what was wrong which is sadly unusual. - barbara fister from iPhone
Yes. He apologized for real, not just the standard "sorry if you were offended" nonsense. It's a good sign that he took responsibility, but it still boggles my mind that he thought those jokes were okay. - kaijsa
link to the better apology, please? - maʀtha
Library Books Save FSU Student by Standing Up to Bullet -
"I didn't know this at the time, but the Shooter targeted me first. The shot I heard behind me I did not feel, nor did it hit me at all. He was about 5 feet from me, but he hit my books. Books one minute earlier I had checked out of the library, books that should not have stopped the bullet. But they did. I learned this about 3 hours after it happened, I never thought to check my bag."... more... - bentley
They absorb the force that well? It seems weird that you wouldn't feel any impact at all. - Meg VMeg
Maybe he was running at the time and, if he felt it, he assumed it was his bag bouncing on his back? - bentley
I've had adrenaline shocks so intense they felt physical. Maybe he had the adrenalin kick at the same time he was hit. - Heather
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: And it gives me time to perfect my "It's this or nothing" response!
RT @jodyallen_sahm: And it gives me time to perfect my "It's this or nothing" response!
Mr. The Jason Fleming
One of my former students is one too! Rad! - Meg VMeg
You mean THE LSW DERRICK? - Aaron the Librarian
PDF;dr (KIDDING) - Zamms
ooooh, another Buckland. awesome. (poor woman.) - jambina
😎 - Julian
Yay Derrick!! - Laura
Whoa! Awesome! - laura x
Hooray! - Galadriel C.
our incoming (in January) librarian is on there. :) - ellbeecee
Sarah G.
That awkward moment when you realize your hotel microwave is actually a safe. #OatmealNotGoingAnywhere
Sigh. - sglassme
Perhaps better than microwaving a couple hundred bucks you won at the tables.... #hotmoney - WarLord
If they hadn't put it on top of the fridge, that mistake would be less common - ellbeecee from Android
Shut your sigh-hole, glassmeyer!! It's right on top of the fridge! why would you put a microwave shaped safe on top of a fridge???? - Sarah G.
To store valuables in. - sglassme
The better question is: why you are eating oatmeal for dinner? The only acceptable oatmeal is steel cut, and you probably aren't making that in a microwave. Plus, you could have probably run a pot of water through the coffee pot to heat to make oatmeal. - sglassme
Sigh. - sglassme
does anyone know software for creating timelines? Patron wants a good platform for creating multi-category timelines that can be filtered by category? Or one where I could have multiple timelines collected into one larger one?
Simile Widgets (I suspect the usability of anything from SIMILE will be pessimal, however. Designed by Information ScientistsTM.) - RepoRat
thanks, RR!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I was going to recommend Timeline from KnightLab, which I'm poking around with right now... - Jenica
there's also this set of resources from Univ Tennessee library Tools & Software - Digital Humanities - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @alyankovic: Surely the End Days are upon us: @GQMagazine has selected me as one of their Men of the Year for 2014.
RT @alyankovic: Surely the End Days are upon us: @GQMagazine has selected me as one of their Men of the Year for 2014.
Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @jodyallen_sahm: The battle has been won... for now!
RT @jodyallen_sahm: The battle has been won... for now!
That's so me tonight. Up since 5am, dealing with the demands of a sick, vomiting child whilst trying to fit in the usual household chores and work three jobs. I'm shattered but not done yet *sobs* - Melly - #TeamMarina
Midnight - finally done! Now shower & bed and up soon to do it all again, hopefully without the 5am wake-up and vomiting child though ;o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yay, no 5am waking! Now to see if we can get through the day without a vomiting child... - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @chriswainhouse: Before Twitter I had to go door to door when I wanted to inform a stranger that I quite like pickles. #QandA
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @wtfrenaissance: Jeannie couldn't be trusted in the office kitchenette. She was always messing around with the coffee filters.
RT @wtfrenaissance: Jeannie couldn't be trusted in the office kitchenette. She was always messing around with the coffee filters.
Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @annewheaton: Or you can try birth control pills, whichever you're more comfortable with.
RT @annewheaton: Or you can try birth control pills, whichever you're more comfortable with.
I fully support what family planning clinics do, but why is that phrase almost always synonymous with "avoiding having a family"? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
A well run media campaign. - Johnny
complicated: I don't hear it that way at all, and I don't think most people do at least in states that support women's rights to control their own bodies. I hear it as *planning* families, not avoiding them. - Walt Crawford
As in, planning when you will and won't start your family. Which does involve some avoidance, or at least delay. - Melly - #TeamMarina
And spacing the children you do have - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Catherine Pellegrino
This Is What Happens When No One Proofreads an Academic Paper: -
This Is What Happens When No One Proofreads an Academic Paper:
Heh. I've seen "[I'm not sure of your journal's preferred style here]," but nothing that ... editorial. - Jason P
I also saw that wiley has posted an article ahead of print that needs to be heavily copyedited. May have been written by a non-native English speaker/writer. "Brave new world:We [sic] have challenged to Open Access journal" Abstract starts off "In 2015, the Journal of Diabetes Investigation (JDI) has reached the six years... more... - Joe
Joe: I read that remarkable editorial in full. To summarize: "Publish lots more articles and the IF goes down. Charge $3,000 per article and article submissions go down." There's also a factor I find interesting in lots of journals: They require fluent English for articles...but in this case it's fairly clear that the editor is somewhat less than fluent in English. - Walt Crawford
I would note that my summary is not at all, in any way, what the editor's saying in the article. Or at least what I was able to interpret through the language barrier. - Walt Crawford
The note at the journal says that it is an accepted article, but that it has not been edited yet. Yup. - Joe
Heck, folks opposed to green OA could use that as a fine example of why the accepted version of an article might not be quite as good as the published version. - Walt Crawford
The paper that doesn't cite the crappy Gabor article has an awesome Altmetric score. - Joe
I freely admit to being very not up to speed on altmetrics, but that seems like a potential flaw in the system... - Catherine Pellegrino
strong/high altmetrics does not necessarily mean strong/high quality... it only implies that many people are discussing/citing it (which means the truly horrible stuff may trend just as strongly as the really good stuff) - Aaron the Librarian
Yes, it just means it is highly discussed. I should check to see if the arsenic life paper has an altmetric score. - Joe
The arsenic life paper only has a score of 972. and - Joe
Phil Plait
The best way I can think of to celebrate @neilhimself’s birthday is to buy one of his books or give money to a library. Maybe both.
RT @jackiebensen: This is AWESOME!! @Metallica rehearsal is setting off car alarms all over the National Mall! #ConcertForValor @nbcwashington
One of the pita breads I made slid off the edge of the rack when baking. It looks like the clock in that Dali painting.
You know, JFC is kind of a bad name for a church.
Agreed. :^) - Friar Will
0_0 - Janet
I just noticed the sign yesterday off the highway. Must be a new sign. Surprised that they got a three letter URL like that, so they must have been around for a while. - Joe
so what does the f stand for? - Christina Pikas
Jubilee Fellowship Church. - Joe
I may want to make a bad pun about fryers, but it wouldn't be proper. - Ken Morley
Mr. Gunn
You can download the article processing charges that German universities have paid from Github: What a strange world
Kevin Fox
And masters, do not forget to specify, when time and place shall serve, that I am a motherfucker. #AddMotherfuckerToShakespeare
Or, swap out "masters" - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Good night, sweet prince, motherfuckers. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun, motherfuckers. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
To be or not to be, that is the question, motherfuckers. - Corinne L
Unsex me here, motherfucker. - Steele Lawman
Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, motherfuckers. - miki from Flucso
My kingdom for a motherfucker. - Steele Lawman from Android
First thing we do, let's kill all the motherfuckers. - Steele Lawman from Android
Shall I compare thee to a motherfucker? - April Russo
Do you bite your thumb at me, motherfucker? - Heather
ET TU, MOTHERFUCKER!?! - Brent Schaus
Reached the part of HMS Surprise where Aubrey mistakes a sloth for a vampire bat. I forgot just how happy Maturin and his creatures make me.
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Considering an attempt at a big-girl grant for an infolit initiative. I have faculty buy-in to test a pilot in SP15 for what the grant would be to do big-time in F15/SP16. Hmmmm. *rubs hands together*
Dooooo eeeeeeeT - Aaron the Librarian
Steele Lawman
I HATE it when students try and use common sense and their previous experience when I'm trying to teach them LIBRARY research practices!
There's probably a threshold for that. - barbara fister
I got artisanal proxied database links for them, and they are using Google? Child, please. - Steele Lawman
Peak artisanal, folks. - laura x
So *that's* what we need to be selling it as. Resources so underground only the true hipsters know about them. - Hedgehog
artisanal proxied databases. <<<--- he's being brilliant again. - barbara fister
Rebrands Libguides as artisanal library resource guides. - Joe
Artisanal repositories. Putting myself in the time-out zone now, possibly permanently. - RepoRat
Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass | Colossal -
Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass | Colossal
Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass | Colossal
ff knitters may appreciate this? (found on twitter) - Marie from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @libyaliberty: This is what a screenshot of "mansplainin" looks like.
RT @libyaliberty: This is what a screenshot of "mansplainin" looks like.
I love that - Christina Pikas from iPhone
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
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