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Julian
Non-dessert comfort foods that do not involve a significant amount of dairy. Go!
Meatloaf. Mashed potatoes and gravy - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Depends on how you define comfort. For me, cashews, almonds, navel oranges fit the bill. - Walt Crawford
Chicken soup. Beef stew. French onion soup (with or without the cheese.) Hot buttered toast. - Jennifer Dittrich
For me, shepherd's pie, beef stew, chili, pasta with meat sauce... - John Dupuis
Anything noodly. - Marie
Penne with chickpeas, spinach & tomatoes. Homemade tomato soup (only dairy is about 1 T of butter). PB & J on toast. Chips & homemade salsa. Pho. Vegetarian hot & sour soup. (If you want recipes for the penne, tomato soup, and/or salsa, DM me.) - Corinne L
And here, friends, is how we know that Walt does not hail from a cold climate. :) - laura x
Peanut butter and honey on toast. Chili and cornbread. Rotisserie chicken and roasted vegetables. - laura x
Vegan macaroni and cheese ;) Fries and gravy. Mashed potatoes. Soup. - joey
True enough, Laura. Mine were also "or a significant amount of effort." I'm lazy. - Walt Crawford
Fish and chips. Kimchi ramyon when my nose is stuffed up. ...I think everything else involves significant amounts of milk and/or cheese.... - Deborah Fitchett
Fried chicken. - Eric - ill subliminal
Baked potatoes (or any kind of potatoes, really). Not sure if the butter involved counts as "significant." ;-) - John (bird whisperer)
Ramen! - April Russo
Collards or other greens made with lots of pork. Or at least with smoked turkey parts. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Baked beans. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Cheezits (I don't think they really qualify as dairy) - April Russo
Linguini & white clam sauce - April Russo
Be bim bap and udon noodle soup from the local Korean place. At home: roast chicken with mashed potatoes and stuffing. - Elizabeth Brown
Whole roasted chicken over lots of veggies so the veggies have the roasted dipped in chicken fat taste. - Todd Hoff
Matzo ball soup. Latkes. It's possible to make non dairy kugel but I've never had it. (Happy Hanukkah!) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
For my hubby, his diabetes comfort food is a veggie stir fry made with whatever leftover meat that's in the house, with lots of cabbage, zucchini, mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, lots of garlic, a little bit of carrot, olive oil, oregano, basil, and crushed red pepper flakes. - April Russo
Steele Lawman
Mr. 9 at his orchestra concert last night. Photo, as usual, by my dad.
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This deserves a frame :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That un's a keeper. (Well, and the photo, too.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Gorgeous. - Marie
Rockin' the cello! - Elizabeth Brown
maʀtha
LSW roll call! Go!
I especially encourage those who might be quietly reading out there or might be new to say howdy. - maʀtha
👋 - Julian
Martha, medlib in an academic library with strong focus on serving external community as well as the university. Dark chocolate, yes anchovies on pizza, don't call me on the phone, dogs love me, cats not so much, I like winter. - maʀtha
Dorothea, instructor in a library school. Dark chocolate, vegetarian pizza hold the mushrooms, PLEASE don't call me, cat person, winter's okay except when it's injurious. - RepoRat
Jenica, director of two academic libraries at a small SUNY in upstate new york, and coordinator of our campus's upcoming bicentennial celebrations. Dark chocolate (intense orange is my jam), pizza is best with pepperoni, i only answer the phone for family, my dog weighs more than my child and my cats combined, and I live in the land of perpetual winter so I try not to whine. - Jenica
Science & engineering librarian at York University in Toronto, the largest university you've never heard of. Currently on sabbatical. Interested in open access and its related ideas. As well as sf, horror, mysteries, popular science writing, classic rock, blues, jazz and related genres. Oh yeah, a strange obsession with science-themed graphic novels. - John Dupuis
Laura, middle management at a public library (dear God, how did that happen?). Dark chocolate. I am actually sick of pizza. I envy you people who can get away without using the phone. I love winter, and I am getting a new winter coat for the first time in 22 years. - laura x
Catherine, reference & instruction librarian at Saint Mary's College. No, not that St. Mary's. The other one. No, not that one either. The one that's across the street from Notre Dame. Pizza: yes. Chocolate: yes. New cat: yes. Winter: yes. Dumbphone: yes. - Catherine Pellegrino
Julian, working for a major vendor (not in Libraryland; hint: think about bridges...). Apizza > pizza, good dark chocolate (of course), Android, Linux, likes other people's cats. I take your calls every day. I like October. - Julian
Christina. Librarian in a research lab and phd student. Any kind but white chocolate is fine with me. Have a big dog and toddler twins. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Mary Carmen, former academic library administrator. I now manage the care and feeding of one small human and am currently incubating another one. I actually never answer my phone. Sesame Street is my jam. If the television is on, it's tuned to Sprout. When I can actually eat food, pizza is number one, although I've been very into bagels lately. Dark chocolate. 3 cats. I miss winter. - Mary Carmen
Hello lurker Martha! *waves* - maʀtha
Walt, mostly-retired (except for research/writing) former library professional/non-librarian. Omnivore. Dark chocolate. Landline phone if we recognize the number (the flipphone's almost never on). Mild OCD-like attitude on providing facts to flesh out OA and other debates. My 15 minutes were about 20 years ago. Two cats. California native and enjoy the weather (esp. if we get more rain/snow this year). - Walt Crawford
Good work, people! I would like to hear from more usual and unusual suspects, please. - maʀtha
Sarah, currently Scholarly Communications Librarian at large public research university but soon to be Associate Dean at large private research university library. All chocolate except bad chocolate. My spouse and I make our own sausage. Three cats and a dog. And let's just say that I'm very happy to be moving about as far south as you can go in the US! Also, hate the phone but am getting better at it because I have to. - Sarah
Congratulations, Sarah! Very cool. - maʀtha
Pete. Law and Social Sciences information adviser at Sheffield Hallam University. My main professional contribution is library themed silly songs. - Pete
Rochelle, adult public services manager at a public library. Cat wrangler. I have developed a bedtime ritual of listening to old episodes of Gunsmoke at archive.org. I seldom stay awake to hear the ending, but it's very soothing. I get a huge kick out of supporting my staff in developing and implementing their awesome ideas. Migraines are my unfortunate jam. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Laura. Currently Team Leader for Social Science, Business & Education at large research university library. Come January 1, the Head, Research & Engagement with the same employer. No kids, no pets, no spouse, though I'd like a cat. I just haven't convinced myself to pay the pet deposit at my apartment complex. - ellbeecee
Laurabrarian tally 2 and counting! - maʀtha
Jaclyn - soon to be ex-electronic resources lib at large public teaching university. Dark chocolate, pizza (hold the anchovies), no pets unless you count the 2 children. In SoCal, where we get no winter (to our detriment). OA/accessibility reviews/diversity in libs are three things I'd like more of. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
John. Assistant Director at largish public library. In charge of technology and stuff. Hugo award winner. Editor of the SFWA Bulletin. Aspiring writer. Not a fan of dark chocolate. Loves to cook (and eat). Mostly love winter but hate all the house upkeep it makes. - John: Thread Killer
Heather, collections strategy librarian at mid-sized Canadian university. Pizza and chocolate are dandy as long as I don't have to pay in USD. Medicated me will love your cats and dogs. Winter's also dandy but I need a new set of yak tracks. I'll pass on Gunsmoke: Terry Prachett audio books do the trick for me. - Heather
Rachel, medical librarian at Vanderbilt *until tomorrow* - then taking on directorship of medical library and biomed communications at ETSU. Will be paying a $600 pet deposit at the new place due to the 3 cats and 100lb dog. - Rachel Walden
Jason Fleming, Information Technology Librarian at a medium sized academic library - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Stephen Francoeur, user experience librarian at a medium-sized public college in New York City. - Stephen Francoeur
Community college library director in the mitten. Chocolate is good. 3 dogs. Winter is good. - J. Marie B
Oh, hey, I'm on a committee which is trying to reach more community colleges with NLM resources. Ping me if interested in learning more. - maʀtha
Stephan!e, small branch library director at oldest public univ. in US. Likes *good* dark chocolate, cats, and pizza. Ordered $45 worth of pizza for student staffers tomorrow, along with therapy dogs. library interests = reference, promotion, journalism, PR, and interdisciplinary things. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mita, user experience librarian from a mid-sized university in the rust-belt of Canada - but who knows what I will be when I return to work from sabbatical in January. I just talked for an hour for a webinar that no one attended. And it was still awesome :) - copystar
Rudy, currently an outreach & instruction librarian in Nevada. Feminist, vegetarian, foodie, speculative fiction, cats. Dark chocolate. Chicago pizza. Cheese. Library interests: outreach and engagement with campus, the role of liaisons, social science data users, social media and emerging technology in libraries. Looking to move into administration - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Lily, newly-minted, fresh-outta-library-school ref/instruction librarian at a medium-ish for-profit college in NYC. Pomegranates. Ask me about accessibility (universal design, library services to patrons with disabilities, assistive tech, etc.). - Lily
Maurice Coleman -- Master of Training and Speaking. Keynote and Speaker of Color for Hire. Trainer at Best Damn Public Library in Maryland. Host and Producer of Library Training Podcast T is for Training. Geek. Sports. Next week I start heading up our new Innovation Lab. Winter shoveling sucks. Any pizza is good pizza when served with a good beer. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Marianne, circulation team coordinator at a small liberal arts college. I am also fresh outa library school, although for me it's more of a "fresh back from" since I did my degree online while still working at my current job (which I've had for about 4 years now, and a similar job at the same place for 3 before that). Pro-pizza, love all chocolate, but there's a lot of stuff I can't or... more... - Marianne
Definitely interested, Martha. - J. Marie B
Now I want pizza..... - Mary Carmen
Zamms, metadata librarian at an office in the international department of a large, well-known North American country. - Zamms from iPhone
Newbie systems librarian (former e-resources and serials) at large regional university in Oklahoma (yes, we have winter; no it isn't too bad, mostly). Learning the new ILS and my new job at the same time! Dark-dark chocolate (80%+) and cracker-thin-crust pizza are now topping the list of possibilities for my last meal. Yes, I'm suggestible. - Kirsten
Krista, web services librarian at a mid-sized university on a rock in the north atlantic (with our own half-time zone) - weelibrarian
But no halftime show - DJF from Android
*looks around for more lurkers* Come say hi, we're friendly, I swear! - maʀtha
Jen, e-resources/periodicals at medium midwest public university. Winter - no thank you. Pizza, yes please. Chocolate - dark. My mantra is "everything will be fine" because it will, of course. - Jen
Ruth, systems librarian for an astronomical observatory. I'm in Arizona, the observatory is under construction in Hawaii. Chocolate, coffee, pizza and beer: hell yes. Eggplant: hell no. Winter: I've heard of such a thing but not experienced it since I was a child, and I'm damn happy for that. Dogs, cats, child and multiple computers at homestead. Ask me about Drupal or PDM systems! - Ruth Kneale
Colleen, InfoLit Coordinator, Printer Whisperer, and General Purveyor of Awesome at CSU Channel Islands. Former 8-year Access Services/LibManagement wonk, reuniting with my original love for teaching and curriculum. Dog lover and slave to 2 basset hounds, Otto and Igor. Married to fellow ubernerd Jed, Lord of Comics and Pop Culture. I collect advanced degrees for fun (MA, MLS, MFA,... more... - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Joe, at the University of Denver. I even remember when the LSW was using the pre-FF Meebo Chat Room way back in 2008. - Joe
Another Laura, a/k/a LB. Associate Director for Special Collections at a private university in GA, so I'm more of an archivist, really. All pizza is fine as long as you hold the mushrooms and anchovies. All chocolate is welcome. Two dogs, but I will pet your cat. Winter is not a problem. I need to learn more about DSpace and institutional repositories, but I love my job. (I do not, however, love bureaucracy.) - The First NoeLB from Android
Jonathan, Head of IT at a mid-sized public university library in SoCal - the land of no seasons, also de facto web librarian and institutional repository manager. Moonlights as a brewer at local craft microbreweries, and free time spent as a youth soccer coach/ref. - jönαthaη
(All anybody needs to know about DSpace is RUN AWAY VERY VERY FAST.) - RepoRat
Deborah, sort-of-accidental systems librarian at small New Zealand university's combined library-and-teaching/learning/research-support dept (two of us supporting *all the systems*, occasionally getting in a bit of training as we go). Dark chocolate, all the pizza. Hot chocolate over coffee or tea, ginger beer over beer. (I don't mind a little alcohol with food if it tastes good but... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Laurabrarian Tally: 3 - maʀtha
(RepoRat: Not nearly as fast as one ought to run away from integrating DSpace and Elements.) - Deborah Fitchett
I see how it is, @DJF, you and your driveby snarking - maʀtha
(Also, I have eaten pizza with Martha. :D ) - The First NoeLB from Android
(TRUE!) - maʀtha
Meg, science librarian at a large research university. In my spare time, I teach data-related workshops here and there, in addition to a semester-long MLS course on data librarianship, and I also have a science-writing gig. Clearly I'm bad at hobbies. Beer? Beer. I also love snow. - Meg VMeg
Robin, Director of Technology at a regional system in Kansas. I also write books and teach Project Management at Library Juice Academy. Milk chocolate - any kind; carnivore toppings on my pizza, 2 dogs but I have a cat tattoo. I'm not a fan of winter, but not enough to move away from it. - WebGoddess
(Deborah: what a nightmarish idea. :/ ) - RepoRat
Betsy, newspapers and microfilm librarian at a large midwestern public library. Pizza yes, hold the olives. Like Deborah, hot chocolate over coffee or tea, ginger beer over beer. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, it’s all good. I love winter. Currently dog-less, but hoping to remedy that in the next couple of years. Whovian since 1981. - bentley
Anali, Scholarly Communications/licensing librarian at a large research university. I live in Phoenix, I don't do winter. I love coffee, beer, pizza, but am middling on chocolate. 2 kids under 3 & 3 needy cats, but luckily I have a husband to help manage all the needs. - Grumpator from iPhone
Hi Anali! - maʀtha
Jeff, title-free community college librarian, stapler fondler, tweaker of borrowed scripts, support-ticket-enterer. Somebody is giving out dark chocolate? Ok. - JffKrlsn
Katie, collection development in a specialized division of a very well-known governmental library. Baking addict, yarn connoisseur, romance genre wonk. Lives part of her life as an alter ego. No pets or any other living things in my home, though I wouldn't mind some plants or a dog at some point. Chocolate, yes--though I prefer milk, and pizza as long as I have dairy pills handy. - Katie
Kathy, still in the "who the hell put me in charge?" phase of my career at an acad lib. App to Ed Leadership doc program submitted. Milk chocolate. Pizza is best made at home with friends to feed. I screen my calls. Winter is best with snow. Bouncy guard dog of a rat terrier, Link. H-son's broadening my parenting skillz with lots of new things this year: girlfriend, show choir, wrestling, and low interest in getting his learner's driving permit. - Kathy
(Btw, you don't have to share real names or job details or real anything, say hi anyway) - maʀtha
Jen. Information Technology librarian in the wilds of Maine. Longstanding fascination for 'how to have a better online life' (in terms of getting what you want out of it), computers, books, and organising all the things. (Also currently engaged in an epic knitting project.) One cat named Astra, one folk harp, and I am fond of chocolate that involves either coffee or hazelnut. - Jennifer Arnott
Beth/Elizabeth. Administrator at a medium-sized public university in upstate New York. Coffee: dark roast, chocolate: Cadbury's royal dark; cats: two; child: one; snow: OK but I don't have much choice; pizza: sausage and onions; beer: Spaten or a good Czech pilsner; hobbies: knitting (although in a dry spell right now) and cooking. I like to think of life as material for the ultimate movie comedy. - Elizabeth Brown
(Jen: I miss Maine. I get to go to Waterville in June for my 20th reunion and can't wait. :) ) - ellbeecee
Kaijsa, academic librarian at the only university in Wyoming. I have many titles to choose from, but mostly work with humanities, teach, and play with tech. Am an outgoing introvert. Love coffee, dark beer, white wine, and bourbon. Dark chocolate but into savery more than sweet foods. Am from the PNW and prefer to keep snow in the mountains and not town, but live at 7220 feet--so, you know. Snowshoeing is fun. Hobbies are reading, music, perfume, and being a smartass. - kaijsa
(This feels like an online dating profile.) - kaijsa
Abigail, medical librarian in Chicago. Lots of interest in Data. Compulsive knitter and drinker of tea. 2 cats and one Philosopher at home. Chocolate is always welcome, though I think white chocolate is weird. - Hedgehog
Kendra, transportation librarian in Berkeley. Likes data, policy, and research. Record collector and plucky left back. 2 guinea pigs and a computer chip maker. Chocolate is OK, but I prefer pickles. - kendrak
(I know, Kaijsa! Everyone is sticking with my format which I didn't intend to be a format) - maʀtha
Another Laura, web services librarian at Sonoma State. All the pizza and all the chocolate, yes, please now. Plus coffee. Plus beer. I like California winters, which are actually fall. Feminist bleeding heart liberal. I read and I sew and I knit. Is there anymore pizza? - Laura Krier
Courtney F., electronic and educational resources at Belmont U in Nashville. Pizza should not have vegetables on it at all. I run so I can eat what I like (and drink beer). Winter stinks because it's so gray all the time. I am librarychic around the web and have more hobbies than i can handle :) - ~Courtney F
Laurabrarian Tally: 4. Do we have a quorum yet? - maʀtha
I really feel like there are tribes of librarians, and I'm pretty sure the Lauras are one of them. Also the Jasons. - ellbeecee
(Martha: a friend used to call it a quarrelum.) - bentley
Katy. Supervising Librarian at smallish medium public lib. I work mostly in Adult and Children's services, but I've been known to work in Teen and Genealogy. I've also done some cataloging when one of the catalogers was out. I manage the Children's collection (doing most of the selecting, but i have a few selectors for other areas) and I select in the following areas for the adult collection: 000s, 400s, 500s, 600s, and sf/f. I also manage the blog. I'm the person they can put anywhere in a pinch. - Katy S
Oh yeah, I have no life. Chocolate is almost always appreciated. Servant to two cats. - Katy S
You people are awesome. Okay about the other >900 of you? Feel free to start making stuff up :D - maʀtha
Those other 900 may be making up their entire existence, judging the number of them posting weight loss tips... - Zamms
Andy,head of the reference department at a public library in NJ, very late to this thread, and the my boss's most frequently asked question of me in the six months i've worked there is "have you pissed off any librarians today?" (Usually yes, mostly on Twitter.) - Andy
Nancy, former systems librarian at a small, public, liberal arts college in FL.Currently "between jobs." Likes: dark chocolate, pizza (no mammal-based toppings except cheese, of course), vodka, cats & dogs, cool weather. Dislikes: bullies, humidity. LSW rocks! - Nancy Sp♠id
Galadriel, head of e-resources services at large university library in New England. Only very good and very dark chocolate; two cats; pizza with spinach, feta, and onions; leave a message and I might eventually call back for immediate reply, e-mail. I like all four seasons, am bummed that winter here is sans snow so far. - Galadriel C.
Stephen Francoeur
Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework http://j.mp/NMWd6V via @instapaper
Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework http://j.mp/NMWd6V via @instapaper
Fuck you, Atlantic (Guess who's helping his son with his math right now?) - Steele Lawman
My parents never helped, but they may not have known how :( :) :S ?? Steele, why does he need your help? What happens if he gets it wrong? Isn't that the teacher's job? #nochildren #vaguememories - Meg VMeg
now my folks are going to think they were trendsetters - jambina
There was a recent tv ad, part of Andrew Cuomo's campaign, where he appears to be helping his teenage daughter with homework, and I'm like, "There is no fucking way you remember calculus better than she understood it before you opened your mouth." - Meg VMeg
Yeah, I have had that talk with him, too, Meg. Like, "didn't you learn this today in class? Where are your notes?" Sometimes that resonates for him, sometimes not. - Steele Lawman
I think "fuck you, Atlantic," is a good general life principle, actually. - Catherine Pellegrino
I find my evenings go a lot better if I try to ignore Mr. 12yo when he's doing his homework (except to make sure he's actually doing it and not daydreaming). - Stephen Francoeur
Old mother's thought: if Steele had trouble with homework, it was my job to help him. If I just let him flop around, my feeling was that ignoring him would demonstrate to him that I didn't think it was all that important. I do have a teaching degree, though I only used it at home! Steele, ignore the Atlantic. Proud of you. And by "help" him, of course I don't mean do it for him while the kid does something else! Steele wouldn't do that, but I knew some parents who would and did. - Mama Lawson
<threadjack>Catherine: I like The Atlantic generally, but have realized that they have one essay each month that I've come to think of as the A**hole Essay (or linkbait if it's online). Sometimes it's the overlength essay, sometimes not.</threadjack> Steele: Oh well, you already got good advice from Mama L. anyway, so... - Walt Crawford
Whatever. I still called my mom when I was in college to run ideas by her when I was working on stuff. (Of course, sometimes asking my mom for help backfired... witness the time both of us ended up in tears when she tried to explain what "adjusted for inflation" meant or the time that the ending of The Last Battle and Plato (I think in Greek) were hauled out--it was two hours before I could get back to my geometry homework.) - laura x
Thanks for that link, RepoRat. "If x equals spending time making The Boy laugh and helping him learn, then I’m happy to solve for it," is a very corny line, but it's close to how I feel. - Steele Lawman
Dean Dad is one of my parenting heroes. - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm glad that was a congenial read, Steele. - RepoRat
The Atlantic ceased to have any credibility for me when they did had a "guest writer" promoting for-profit control of public schools. - Elizabeth Brown
laura x
Someone tell me some good news.
I got nothing. no good news in NC. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
but: Scott Brown was defeated by two women. tm Rachel Maddow. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Our choir is sounding good and ready for our concert next week. - Kirsten
Berkeley is the first city in the nation to pass a soda tax. - kendrak from Android
Pippin is peeing in his boss like a champ. - lris from Android
same as Stephanie. Our race was very close but Kay Hagen was up against over a year's worth of negative advertising. just imagine hearing "Kay Hagen just doesn't understand" over and over and over in a southern drawl ad nauseum - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Oakland elected a mayor born & raised here. I've met her, and she's a really nice person. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
In my county, ballot questions passed to set up funding for the arts and to increase funding for women's health programs. - John (bird whisperer)
my city just passed funding for new streets and a new main library and new parks. - Big Joe Silence
You're the next contestant on The Price is Right! - Julian
love is a real thing. i consider that good news. - Big Joe Silence
Coke is THE real thing. - Julian
Today is not Monday. - imabonehead
my colon is the size of a zeppelin and just as full of explosive gas. - Big Joe Silence
Thank you, everyone. Stephanie, I feel your pain. - laura x
ALL humans can get married in NC. That is a good thing. Also, apparently Hagan = Obamacare is a bad thing. I thought it was a good thing. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
We get to be beatniks now. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
NJ doesn't have any Republican Senators. - April Russo
I have "joy" in a bottle - wish I could dab a little on FF for us all. - Jen
100 women in Congress! the 100th from NC! http://www.nbcnews.com/news... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Autumn finally showed up in South Texas. - Steven Perez
861 words #yayme - WarLord
Cross country is over. Waif is getting the hang of Pre Calculus. My mother is excited about us coming for Thanksgiving. Terry Lynn Land will NOT be my Senator. I think you're the bees knees. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I still live in a blue state (NY). - Elizabeth Brown
aaron
Going to play around with Incites and Scival soon. Anyone have any opinions on either? Useful? One is Thompson Reuters another is Elsevier.
we have incites. I don't use it much, though that doesn't mean it's not useful. It does take setup and regular input from someone on campus, iirc. - ellbeecee
Is it really Incites or is it Converis? - Meg VMeg
ours is Incites - http://homer.gsu.edu/search..., and once you're in is still branded as Incites. - ellbeecee
I have looked at both and our institution had a subscription to Scival Spotlight a couple of years ago. - Elizabeth Brown
will be playing soon . Benchmarking by depts is a big deal couldnt tell in webinar how good it is - aaron from Flucso
We are working on implementing the Pure product from Elsevier. - Sarah from iPhone
Sarah, how do you like Pure? - Meg VMeg
We have Incites and we may be getting Scival soon. My annoyance with Incites is I get errors trying to output reports when using Chrome. And it takes a long time to compile, so it irritates me. We have Scopus, too, and I wonder if we need all these things, but we're trying to figure out what works best for our research office and departments. I'm a humanities liaison, so my departments don't care about this as much, but I'm friends with STEM people who do and end up showing them things. - kaijsa
We're implementing Pure, too, and many headaches have ensued getting data in there (I'm not involved much myself) - Megan loves summer
We are still in process on implementing Pure. Biggest challenge so far is identifying how we'll get coverage for the arts and humanities - since Pure comes with the Scopus data which doesn't have good coverage of those areas. We're also having to do a surprising amount of manual work to get our org chart and faculty lists together. That's not a commentary on Pure though. - Sarah from iPhone
Also was pleasantly surprised to find that Pure has APIs for other units on campus to pull data out and that Elsevier does not use the data we put in for other applications. - Sarah from iPhone
Wow, that's interesting that they don't use the data. I wonder how hard it would be to switch, though, if they changed their minds in the future? - Meg VMeg
Also, Sarah, can you import from Worldcat (and/or non-Scopus arts/humanities databases) via RIS/BibTeX/something? Or is there other coverage that you'd like to see for those fields, that's simply not possible with Pure? - Meg VMeg
Hmm, apparently we have incites. I should start playing with it I guess? - Hedgehog
Yes, you can definitely import via RIS, and they have some of those set up already for you to do. But you do then need to pay attention to what you can import and what you can't in terms of license agreements with those other providers (if you are hoping to use things like abstracts, etc). But often you have categories of items - book chapters, for example - where it can be notoriously difficult to get the data as a primary object. And then you get into things like exhibitions.... - Sarah
Shevonne
Chart: The Types Of Technology Children Of The 1960s to 2000s Grew Up With http://designtaxi.com/news...
Chart: The Types Of Technology Children Of The 1960s to 2000s Grew Up With  http://bit.ly/1GepYF0
I dead-ended in the chart. I used BBS at 14.4 (& 9600 baud) on a PC, not a Mac; I accessed the Internet through AT&T WorldNet rather than AOL or Compuserve, and neither MySpace nor Facebook existed yet when I was a teenager (I was 24 & 25, respectively, when they were founded). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Child of the 70s. Dead-on accurate. - Steven Perez from Android
I'm a child of the 70s, of course, but as a grown up I did all the 90s kid stuff. - Starmama from Android
I'm in between the 70s and 80s as my local HS had both a mainframe and lots of early HP computers. The mainframe it was from the local NASA. - Elizabeth Brown
my first computer job used a mainframe Honeywell that took up a whole room and the backup tapes took up a whole other room. - Starmama
The chart has me placed in the 90s. Sort of accurate, since I was a teen of the nineties. :) - Jenny H. from Android
90s for me as well - Shevonne
I'm pretty solidly 80s, with some 70s (the mainframe question is what diverted me. I didn't use them, but I did grow up with Atari 2600s, and Apple IIs) - ellbeecee
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: http://www.yorku.ca/sts... It's pretty serious stuff. - John Dupuis
WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! - RepoRat
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: http://bit.ly/stsdupuis - John Dupuis
Apparently I am both hilarious and sobering. Not a bad combination, really. https://twitter.com/STS_Yor... - John Dupuis
"LOL! Whoa!" --> audience member, direct quote. - bentley
RepoRat
Seems like we haven't done a random poll in a while, so. Author, artist, musician, or other creator that you like but someone important in your life can't stand?
Kate Rusby. Don't ask me why, but the huz just cannot with her. Whereas he is forbidden from playing Led Zep in my presence because NOPE. - RepoRat
is it because led zeppelin sings about hobbits and shit? - kendrak
I just can't stand 'em, no matter what they're screaming about. - RepoRat
Although I don't listen to his ditties much anymore either, I'm afraid it's Johann Sebastian Bach; my wife finds him far too repetitive. - Walt Crawford
my husband hates jazz. all jazz. even jazz influences in other genres. except the occasional band that he doesn't believe is jazz no matter how many times i insist on it. meanwhile half my cd collection is jazz. good thing we mostly overlap-or-are-indifferent otherwise. - Marianne
I am kinda the jazz hater in my relationships. To be fair, I don't hate ALL jazz, just the experimental/freeform/super noodle-y stuff. So basically the stuff people who love jazz often love the most. - kaijsa
My mother hates Tori Amos. In better news, though, I seem to be converting Peter into a Dylan fan. - laura x
Uck, Tori Amos. Maybe I'm just a hater in general. A long-term bf of mine from my 20s was into Primus. I was like, NOPE. - kaijsa
i don't think there's anything musically, though i hate books and he's an avid reader. he also hates soccer. - kendrak
I get a lot of ribbing at home about my enjoyment of "middle aged/older women solving murders" television (Murder She Wrote, Agatha Christie, Rosemary and Thyme, etc) but he'll sit through them. - Hedgehog
heeeeeeeeey Rosemary and Thyme is awesome. - RepoRat
I love a lady sleuth myself. - kaijsa
My guy digs Tom Waits like whoa but all I hear is screeching and moaning. - Marie
I can't think of anything of mine that C truly can't stand, but he can listen to his Jethro Tull SOMEPLACE ELSE DEAR GOD. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
You all can have the lady sleuth party and I will have the Jethro Tull/Tom Waits/Led Zeppelin party. On vinyl. - laura x from iPhone
My hubs is not a fan of Adele or Beyoncé and I'm a big fan of both. But he's into all kinds of terrible contemporary country that makes me gag, so... - Laura Krier
I like ABBA - particularly loud when I'm cleaning. M can't stand any disco - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I really can't think of anything that falls into this category, unless Sarah tried to make me look at cadaver anatomy pics or something. I've fallen in love with lots of artists because of Sarah, though: Richard Thompson (!!!), Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, Oysterband, Maddy Prior... Okay, sometimes I get sick of Elvis Costello, but I don't hate him, I just can't listen to him for days upon days like some people. - maʀtha
I tease the mister all the time about his second tier prog rock collection (Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, etc.) and Rush. Although Rush is redeemed in my eyes because they did a song with Aimee Mann. - Elizabeth Brown
Spouse is not a big fiction reader (!!), reads a lot but almost exclusively non-fiction. This boggles my mind. Over time, I've pushed spouse towards fiction and he's pushed me towards non-fiction. So, weirdly, almost any fiction I read is something where I tell him about it and he's like "meh, when I have time", which often means never. - Regular Amanda
My wife can't stand Aimee Bender but I love her writing. Also, she really despises most 1970s music (there are artists she likes but not many) while I am a big fan of 1970s music. ABBA is a perfect example. :) - John: Thread Killer
My ex-husband didn't like ANYTHING I liked, books, music, or otherwise. My current husband and I are pretty well meshed, and he complains very little about my choices. <---- LIFE LESSON. - Jenica
Woody Allen's Annie Hall. I'm Yay and she is Nope. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
My cats put up with my choices, on the whole. They do prefer I read e-books to paper, because I don't have to lift my cat-petting hand to turn pages as often. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Oh Woody Allen. I just have an irrational Nope to it all. I'm sure some stuff is really good, but just Nope. - Regular Amanda
Woody Allen reminded me that with one exception, all my closest friends hate Roman Polanski and by extension, his work. He may be an odious person, but Rosemary's Baby is my all-time fave film, and I really like his other work (esp. Repulsion, Chinatown, The Pianist). - kaijsa
Christina Pikas
burns me up that there are anti-vaxers running around MPOW when we're all about science and evidence based work... UGH!
Oh yes, I had a friend who worked at NASA, and his wife was anti-vax, and he could never tell anyone about it. Now that I think about it, he might have secretly had the kids vaccinated? But I might be making that up. - Meg VMeg
Was that wife a librarian at NASA by any chance? - John Dupuis
New reality show - secret vaccinations. I might watch that. - Elizabeth Brown
yeah, and what happens after the wife found out the husband PROTECTED HIS (their) CHILDREN by getting them vaxxed. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Upworthy post -- "Husband secretly vaccinates his children from deadly diseases. You won't believe what happens next!" - Joe
Sometimes I wonder if it's a matter of knowing too much, knowing where the studies are only mediocre, knowing the limitations of balancing extrapolation to the population vs. individual patients. I'm heavily pro-vax, but for other areas, I wonder. (eta and then read more literature, talk to my doc, etc--not just wonder ;) ) - Hedgehog
Oooh..relevant article to my thoughts above: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_rel... - Hedgehog
Dan Kahan has done a lot of work in this area, especially about climate change http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3... - John Dupuis
Marie
If you were going to introduce someone to David Foster Wallace's writing, with which book/essay would you begin?
I would start with the cruise essay and/or the state fair essay ("A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" and "Getting Away from Already Being Pretty Much Away from It All") If they don't think those are funny/engaging, they probably won't like most of his work. - Steele Lawman
Seconding the cruise essay. - Meg VMeg
I really like the tennis essays, but I don't know that those would be a good intro for people who don't know the sport. Also, good list here: http://tetw.org/David_F... - Kirsten
Cruise essay, for sure. - laura x from iPhone
Just got the "Supposedly Fun..." book at our Library Book Sale, and any really any of the essays are good introductions. - Elizabeth Brown
The first thing I read by him was "The Depressed Person", and it totally slayed me, but that's probably a risky first read. - JffKrlsn from Android
I second the recommendation of either the cruise essay or state fair essays. I got into his writing in a completely different way but I think those would be good choices for those who never read him. - MariWeaver
If you go to the Harper's site, they want you to be a subscriber to get access to the first-published forms of those stories. But if you use the googles, you can find them free on Harper's blog: Here is "Ticket to the Fair" (later "Getting Away from Already Being Pretty Much Away from It All" (I think I messed that up earlier)):... more... - Steele Lawman
^ nice, thanks. - Marie
Shannon - GlassMistress
Clothes shopping with my size 00 SIL. JEEBUS, it's like dressing a doll!
Also, imma need a cheeseburger really soon. These people eat nut, and twigs and berries! - Shannon - GlassMistress
My mother and sister fight over who gets the extra chips as each will only eat five. This is what caused my 90 year old anorexic mother to flip the bird to her 60 year old anorexic daughter. - Janet
00...that's like a girl's size 10, but with the length for an adult, right? I know a 0 = girls 12, because my daughter used to wear that size. But that girl ate 3X her own weight. She cost a fortune to feed. - April Russo
Ms.12 wears a size 1 and it's close to a girls size 12. She tried on a pair of size 2 pants and they literally fell off her. - Elizabeth Brown
Joe
Joe
Why, I am so old, I remember when the library I worked at gave away 1.44mb floppy disks as a prize for finishing an assignment.
heheeeee - LibrarianOnTheLoose
As I was walking back to the lib, I was thinking we could hand out 1 or 2 gig flashdrives, then I remembered what the GMU library handed out to winners in 1997. Scale 1,000:1. - Joe
I'm so old I remember seeing the 5" x 8" ones. Good times. - Elizabeth Brown
5" x 8" diskettes? I missed those somehow. I used 8" and 5.25" diskettes, but never 5" x 8" ones. - Walt Crawford
[Edited previous comment: all contemporary optical discs--CD, DVD, Blu-ray, CD-ROM, etc.--are 12cm; the diskettes actually were a little larger, 5.25"] - Walt Crawford
I remember magnetic discs, magnetic films and punch cards :-) - больше, чем ирландцы
lris
I tried to like the Colbert Report. I tried multiple times. I cannot.
I can only take him in small doses, mostly in clips that get attention. Otherwise, nope. - Sir Shuping is just sir
likewise. it's just a bit too much. I still use the bit he did about Wiley v. Kirtsaeng though. - RepoRat
Yeah, I only watch at other people's houses. - Meg VMeg
I have only seldom watched the whole episode, but I enjoy clips online. - Steele Lawman
Maybe clips are the way to go - lris
I like the backstage video of him talking to John Kerry: "You know what we do here, right? My character is an idiot." - Steele Lawman
^^^ Oh, link please? I would LOVE to see that. - Catherine Pellegrino
I have friends who much prefer The Daily Show, but I love me some Colbert. - Eric - ill subliminal
Since I have Limited Basic Cable (otherwise known as "broadcast channels, shopping channels and Discovery") it's not much of an issue, but, yeah, I find Colbert's schtick tiresome. Watching an ironic idiot is wearisome. - Walt Crawford
There are lots of ways to run across the show without cable. :) I don't have broadcast or cable. - lris
True, but it's also fairly easy to stop a clip when Colbert starts being Colbert. (Also: I tend not to click on Youtube links about 90% of the time. Maybe because my notebook's normally silent; I have to get headphones...) - Walt Crawford
I don't think I can explain it but I really like him and the show. If it works, it works (YMMV, and that's fine). - Stephen Francoeur
My favorite were the Hobbit guest shows and when he sings Xmas music. The other stuff can get tiresome. - Elizabeth Brown
Stephen: Just because I find Colbert offputting--even knowing that's deliberate--doesn't mean you shouldn't like him. It would be an awfully dull world if we all liked the same things. - Walt Crawford
I haven't watched it regularly in years, so I don't know what it's like now, but sometimes he is so spot on with his commentary. Like the Onion, terrible things are easier to swallow when delivered with satire. We used to use his Wikiality segment in library instruction classes to emphasize that students need to verify the authority of the resources they use, even if they come from reputable sources. - Holly's favorite Anna
Meg VMeg
How is your "new school year insanity" going? I think this might be my last really hectic week (I will certainly have other hectic weeks, but not so many in a row, usually).
I'm happy for you, genuinely. The entirety of fall semester is bonkers for me. This year I have suffered from bonkers inflation. At least three days a week I am here 8am to at least 8pm and I am basically existing on whatever food the library coffee shop has to offer. We cannot hire our two vacant faculty and one staff position fast enough for me. - kaijsa
soooooooooo tired. (nothing but training students almost all day every day, fielding calls on weekends from new student supervisors, helping people move and suchlike on the weekends). good things but I am ready for the pace to slacken. - Marianne
it's... really, really bad. New course plus keynote plus accreditation site visit next week plus TA weirdness and other low-level hassles, and I am getting close to the red overload line. - RepoRat
Yeah, we are super low on staff, and there's only so much one human can do, so... everyone is crazy. - Regular Amanda
With migrating to Alma, it's been feeling like new-school-year-insanity around here since May. I'm exhausted. - Kirsten
I've felt like I haven't stopped since mid-August and I don't see it stopping soon. - ellbeecee
I've got two major commitments this year that are outside the library (coordinating the first-year seminar program, which launched this fall, and chairing a high-level college-wide committee) and there are days when it feels like I'm not librarianing at all. - Catherine Pellegrino
Y'all are making me feel guilty. I'm on sabbatical and lazy as hell. - barbara fister
Like Kirsten, migrating to Alma on top of normal heavy workload is exhausting. Although my heart goes out to Kaijsa, as at least I can work from home at night. - Jen
Liked for Secret Agent Fister's comment - Aaron the Librarian
I have opted for sanity... I leave and don't look back between 8 or 9 hours after I arrive. I accomplish less. I own that. But if more is expected, we need to hire someone else. I have (at strictly informal count [eta: I have a spreadsheet of daily documentation]) 3.5 years (yes, years -- where 2000 hours = year) of comp time on my ledger. That's roughly 8 years of 60-80 hour weeks. If... more... - Aaron the Librarian
I worked more than I was paid for during our Alma implementation but now I'm trying really hard to get back to my proper 8 hours a day *with statutory breaks*. If for no other reason than to set a good example for my staff. :-) But over-working is a hard habit to break.... - Deborah Fitchett
My September wants to kill me, so I'm really looking forward to Oct 3. Theoretically. I haven't had time or will to look and see what October is bringing..... Hope everyone gets some space for rejuvenation soon!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
I'm trying not to cry? I was out sick for 8 out of 10 working days in early September, and we're down 20% on staff, and 25% on budget, and, um, yeah? - Jenica
Still hectic here! Frantic, even. And committee work is just kicking in. - maʀtha
Sounds like we're all struggling here, and I sympathize and empathize. Work-life balance is nonexistant at the moment and I'm also letting balls drop on some of my committees, which sucks for the other members. I guess we can all be here for each other, though. - kaijsa
yup, we can, and thank goodness for it. - Marianne
i'm hoping that this is my last truly insane week, as all of my non-work commitments have required something of me this week in addition to start of school madness. - ~Courtney F
here's a hug for {{{ Jenica }}} Too much bad at once time. - barbara fister
And you all, if we drop enough balls maybe we can have fun playing with them! signed, mistress of all lazy. - barbara fister
I thought my new school year insanity was dying down, then I cleaned up the accumulated pile on my desk. I've got at least another week of tight deadlines. - Elizabeth Brown
Eric - ill subliminal
Did you ever own a 45 record? If you did, name one.
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To my shame: Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft - The Carpenters. - Friar Will
Blondie - One Way or Another. Bought at the drug store in my grandma's town. I bought Doobie Brothers - Minute by Minute at the same time. I bought them solely on the way the label looked (MCA and WB). - Eric - ill subliminal
Sure. My first 45s were my mom and aunt's old 45s from the '50s. Including a Sun 45 of "Great Balls of Fire". First 45 I received as a gift was "Fly, Robin, Fly". First 45rpm I bought with my own $ was "Walking on Thin Ice" by Yoko Ono (I bought plenty of LPs before that...but I was 15 before I bought a 45.) - Spidra Webster
Rock Around the Clock. Wake Up, Little Susie. Every Day. Peggy Sue. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Disco Duck. - Joe
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Pt.2 (can't remember the B-side), The Beatles - Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever (mono), Tubby The Tuba... quite a few more, not including the fsckloads of "PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY" and/or "NOT FOR SALE" label-owned 45s i inherited from my maternal grandfather who was a radio engineer for WNBC and later WMCA in NY from the 30s til the 70s. - Big Joe Silence
Wow, those WNBC era 45s must be quite the collection. - Eric - ill subliminal
"One Of My Turns" was the B-side to that PF single. yeah, there's some amazing stuff in his collection. also alot of his personal 78s in those boxes as well. too bad i no longer have a turntable that plays 78s! - Big Joe Silence
The first music I ever bought were two 45s. I Yam What I Yam by Robin Williams with He Needs Me by Shelly Duvall on the B side. Lady by Kenny Rogers. I bought them at Payless Drug Store. I must have been 6 years old. - Rodfather from Android
We have a whole bunch of them in the living room. I couldn't tell you what's on any of them. When I was kid? Damn...I know there was an EWF one. The hundreds of others? Never got to touch them. - Anika
Karma Kameleon. - bentley
"But Not Tonight" by Depeche Mode. Among others. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist
Some Hiphop 45s, Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator. Tone Loc - Wild Thing, Young MC - Bust a Move, Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends (which got warped sitting in a hot car). - Eric - ill subliminal
True Blue by Madonna - limited edition blue vinyl. I still have it & all my 45s from the 70s & 80s. - Corinne L
The strangest one I own may be a European Hiphop group BVSMP - I Need You where the lyrics are split between the A side and B side. - Eric - ill subliminal
Half the 45s I bought were Doctor Who related, apparently. - bentley
Redbone "Come & Get Your Love" - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
So many 7 inches! It's the punk rock way. Or used to be anyhow. My first one? I think it was the Billy Idol Sweet Sixteen single? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
i still occasionally get 45s (both singles and EPs) in the post from current bands via friends. it's not a dead format! - Big Joe Silence
Janet Jackson - Control. - Jenny H. from Android
I hoard them like Pokemon. - kendrak from Android
Crimson and Clover (Tommy James and the Shondells) - Janet
My first 45 was American Pie. I had good taste even back then. - Glen Campbell
All By Myself--Eric Carmen. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I still do own a few. The first 45 I bought on my own (not pilfered from my mom's collection) was Sweet Home Alabama (I was going through a phase, I've since cured myself of it). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
So many to choose from: Cut The Cake by AWB comes to mind. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
When i was a lil kid I used the 45 to listen to the Fairy Tales using this http://www.ildeposito.it/img... - Xabaras (G.O.)
Back in the mid 80s, we had a jukebox filled with 45s. Luckily for us, the local Sound Warehouse had 45s, so finding party music was never a problem. - Steven Perez
I still have about 15 of my 45s. First one that came to mind is Minnie Riperton - Here We Go. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I think my first 45 was Rocky Mountain High. My brother had the 45 for 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - it was in constant play. - Elizabeth Brown
Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones. - Son of Groucho
"Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. I still have all my 45's along with all of my parents' 45's. Love that stuff. <3 - Hookuh Tinypants
"Incense and Peppermints" by the Strawberry Alarm Clock was the first record I ever bought. I would have been 12. I can't remember what was on the flip side. - Ken Morley
I'm pretty sure the first 45 I got was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee in 1976. - Steele Lawman
Yes, Steele, that was the one we listened to incessantly. I also remember just where it developed a skip. Good times. - Mama Lawson
<3 mom. - Steele Lawman
The first one I ever bought was Paul McCartney's Mull of Kintyre in '77 or so.. My brother and I loved the song. But we hated the B-Side, Girl's School. - Stephen Mack
Panama/Drop Dead Legs by Van Halen - Brent Schaus
Passion by Bang The Drum. - Melly Claus
I have tons of them. Just grabbing the first one (in the dark): Tequilla - The Champs / Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline - April Russo
My radio show right now is nothing but. - kendrak from Android
I'll name 3: Julian Lennon- Too Late For Goodbyes/Let Me Be, Tears for Fears- Shout/??, Power Station- Get It On/Go to Zero. And I'm pretty sure all three of them are either in our garage or my parent's basement! - Elena
Hound Dog Elvis and Tutti Fruiti Little Richard I'm a Man Bo Diddley - Ned Hamson
Marie
Official #teamharpy Statement on the case of Joseph Hawley Murphy vs. nina de jesus and Lisa Rabey - http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/
Suing for 1.25 million dollars. What a fucking douchebag. Hope he gets hit by a truck. - Steele Lawman
I just saw this on Twitter and wondered when it would get posted here. What Steve said. - Catherine Pellegrino
He claims that the statements by the two women "have caused him to be regarded with feelings of hatred, contempt, ridicule, fear, dislike, approbrium or disesteem." Joke's on him, as most people I know have ALWAYS felt that way about him. - Steele Lawman
This is utterly outrageous. Any guy who has a whole internet joke to himself ("nice shirt!") can't really say that he's innocent of causing contempt, ridicule, dislike, and disesteem. - lris
Dude. I hold him in contempt, ridicule, dislike, and disesteem JUST for calling himself a "library futurist." The rest is, I don't know, icing on the cake? - Catherine Pellegrino
does anybody know the ultimate origin of the "nice shirt" meme? can we date it? I think that might help the defendants. http://teamharpy.wordpress.com/call-fo... - RepoRat
I do not know. However, I know that it was a meme in 2008 when I hung out with library friends in Chicago for ALA Annual. He even looked me over and said "Nice shirt" in some hotel lobby or other that year.I remember almost nothing else about that encounter except that I fought the urge to laugh because of his reputation for saying just that. - lris
I remember it from IL in 2008 and CiL in 2009. - laura x from iPhone
I was just about to post a link to this (comment: Really?) but I'm late to the party. Still, damn. Nice suit. - Walt Crawford
Hee hee. Nice one, Walt. - laura x from iPhone
They are looking for witnesses. I hope they find some - maʀtha
I hope so too. I wish I could be more help to them in that way, except that I'm actually really grateful that I don't have anything useful to offer them, you know? - Catherine Pellegrino
Well, any of us who can honestly say that we learned about Joey Digits's conference behavior from FriendFeed (where AFAIK neither defendant has participated) may have a role as a character witness. - RepoRat
lisa just posted to code4lib with links to their page and saying that soon they'll have a link up for donations, as well as requests to continue to spread the message - Sir Shuping is just sir
Lisa's posted to FF --but only in the past 6 months. - Hedgehog
I believe I was first nice-shirted at SLA in 2008 (twice at that conference). - Meg VMeg
Unfortunately, isn't "nice shirt" rather innocuous? I mean, I know it could still be creepy, but it's just the kind of thing a smart creep would say, because it doesn't say anything about the person's body or anything. - Steele Lawman
Yes, it is very savvy, Steele - maʀtha
Sure, but at the same time, if he's pretty much the only person to have told all of us we have nice shirts (excluding people we actually knew at the conferences) that's kinda weird, and we all found the encounters weird and noteworthy, which is also important. I don't think it would win any of us a settlement if we sued him for harassment, of course, but it also does nothing to defend his thought that he's totally wronged by people who mention that he harasses women. - lris
He must be being counseled to remain silent. This is the quietest I've ever seen him. I'm still wondering about his quick stint and departure from III. - Mary Carmen
MC I kinda wondered as well. And I'm wondering if that was III silently acknowledging that there were things outside of work going on that they didn't wanna touch anymore - Sir Shuping is just sir
I met Joe once at CIL in...08? 09? and I know that there were several different people then that told me that....well he was basically someone to steer clear of because of how he treated people. - Sir Shuping is just sir
I met him several times when he was science librarian at Yale. Only thought was that he was an energetic new librarian who hadn't been ground down yet. Didn't see the behavior mentioned but hat means nothing. The shirt thing is odd. Did he ever say that to a man? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Never heard him say it, but I imagine that as an innocuous opening line he had used just to talk to someone. I first met him around 2007 or so at SLA, and he seemed ambitious and fresh outa libschool in HI. - Joe
It may have been intended as innocuous, but it was pretty tone deaf. It's weird because the phrase itself is utterly innocuous, but the vibe of the interaction wasn't. Whatever his intentions, his reputation wasn't helped by that particular conversational tick. - lris
I would argue it was intended to /appear/ innocuous. - Joe
That is my suspicion as well. - lris
It is a line with possible/plausible deniability of a sexual advance. - Joe
Yes, and it accomplishes a wonderful end, which is that I feel stupid saying "that made me uncomfortable." - lris
I am still disappointed that I was on an elevator with him and did not get nice-shirted. (CiL 2009) - laura x from iPhone
I remember you noting that at the time. :) - lris
Someone said "nice shirt' to me today O-O (He actually liked my shirt. I think.) - barbara fister
I have submitted my entirey hearsay witness - to whit, "I hear he's creepy.I hear this often." Not sure it will help, but worth a try. - barbara fister
I submitted my "he said I had a nice shirt" statement yesterday, with the caveat that it was a decidedly weird vibe at the time, and at the time it was already a bit of a joke in our crowd and our crowd didn't include either of the defendants at the time. - lris
Nice Shirt goes way back, but I will say while it was odd, it was not aimed only at women, and always struck me as an ice breaker form a socially awkward person who had been taught to always compliment folks, and that was his go to compliment. If it had only been women, that might be one thing, but I do remember men getting 'nice shirted' as well - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
on a related note, I hope there is a way to use older profile info on social media sites as information for this case. I seem to recall different info on a certain flickr profile. Glad there's an opportunity to provide character witness information. - Elizabeth Brown
Hm. Does the Internet Archive pick up old profiles? - RepoRat
I think I shall be sending Agent Fister's latest LBF to the few colleagues who don't understand the whole #teamharpy issue. Perfect framing and summary. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs... - kaijsa
I was just coming here to link to that post too. Fantastic piece, Barbara. - lris
I regret saying that I hope he gets hit by a truck. Not because it wasn't what I was feeling, nor because I'm worried that Joey Digits might sue me, but because I like to say that Mr. Rogers is my hero, and it isn't very Mr. Rogers to wish that someone would get run over. What I really wish is that Joey had read the posts in question and thought not, "how do I sue for defamation?" but "how do I stop hurting people?" That's the more Mr. Rogers wish. - Steele Lawman
jambina
huh, thought i posted this to LSW too earlier today but apparently not. happy to finally be able to announce that in early November i'll be starting a new gig at the University of Chicago as their IR manager. #fuckyeahChicago!
Woo! - lris
Woo-hoo! - bentley
Congrats! - Jen
Cool. - Joe
Hooray + Congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
I think it will soon be time for another LSW Midwest Meetup. *nods* - RepoRat
YAY! - maʀtha
@RR: YES! Are we heading to Chicago this time? I like Chicago - maʀtha
I could go for Chicago, sure. - RepoRat
Yay! - bentley
Let me know when you're thinking, too, so I can see if it coincides with a trip home to see the family :) - Katie
so happy for you - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
congrats! Lots of luck in your new position. - Elizabeth Brown
Micah
What's your favorite calculator model used in school or thereafter?
Casio fx-7000g, still use it. - Stephan from iPhone
HP-67 all the way, though I'll admit my HP-45 probably got me through my EE degree. - David Lounsbury
I never really learned to use calculators for advanced functions until last year. My HS calculator (which I still have and which still works on its ORIGINAL battery) is a TI-35 Plus. I really like the size of it. But it's a little sticky around the buttons so when I was in Chem 22 I bought a TI-36X. Its weight and size is nice but it has no log button. It turns out you do log by... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't remember what brand/model it was, but it was a printing calculator that I found in one of the abandoned offices at the airport, back when I worked there, that I swiped for use in my office (I didn't feel like bringing mine from home). I should have taken it with me when I left that job. The keys had such a good feel to them. - April Russo
I really loved my TI-85 when I was in school (and after, until I left it in a cart at Walmart accidentally, and lost it forever). Not sure I really remember any particular models of calculator I've used since; I mostly just use whatever's built into my computer or phone. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
When I was in school there weren't any. Good thing I was an English major. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition. <3 - Jenny H. from Android
HP-48 S, although I never used it to its full potential. - Brian Johns
Still have my HP-32S, vintage 1988 model, as my go-to calculator. I keep non-RPN calculators on hand for the other librarians. - Elizabeth Brown
I liked using my graphing calculator in high school and college. I forget if it was a TI-80 or TI-81. Probably the latter. - John (bird whisperer)
HP-48 S, never needed its full potential. - Angelo
I really liked the TI-68 I had in high-school, and hated the switch to the graphing calculators (I did a lot better with the math itself when forced to graph by hand.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I had and still have a casio fx-4500 - Amit Patel
TI-81. The only calculator I ever used in high school and college. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Hp 11c reverse polish. - Joe from iPod
HP-48GX. - Julian
In school? I had a really good K&E slide rule. Never did learn all of its functions, but got really good at mentally calculating magnitudes. - Walt Crawford
*wonders what a reverse Polish calculator is and if it's anything like reverse cowgirl* - Spidra Webster
I'm with the oldsters in this group. Personal calculators had just become available when I took statistics the summer after graduating college, but they were so very expensive then. A few people in the class had them, but I still used a slide rule. - Anne Bouey
TI nspire CX CAS - Glen Campbell
Confession: I have a calculator collection. I own several dozen of'em. - Glen Campbell
holly #ravingfangirl
i would like to have a word with whoever put "Copacabana" in my head.
her name was Lola, she was a showgirl - ellbeecee
Every time I would pass by a Taco Cabana when I lived in Austin, I would sing Copacabana, and change the words. Good times! - Elizabeth Brown
oh man, i would totally do that too. - holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
Do you remember anything about your first week of college?
All I remember is the horror of living in a triple with two high school cheerleaders. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I remember we did this at orientation: http://www.playfair.com/ (warning: late '90s web design) which was fun and goofy and appropriate to the campus. - Catherine Pellegrino
About that week specifically, no. - RepoRat
I remember a great many things. Far from the whole kaboodle, but there's a lot that I do remember. - Marianne
I remember the COOT trip I was on - http://www.colby.edu/officec... - and I remember pieces of things. I have little memory of the actual first week of classes though. - ellbeecee
I remember quite a bit from Orientation Week (including lots of trips to Target, as there was no IKEA then, and learning offensive chants that they don't teach them anymore), but very little about my first week of classes. - Meg VMeg
I remember a lot, too, including the first week of classes.This would have been fall 1984. We had a crazy system where you registered by showing up in the class you wanted to take and getting a card from the professor at the end of the first session, You could swap cards with other students if needed. After maybe another semester or so, we finally switched to computerized registration. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh oh oh, that's right! Registration happened in the gym, with cards and lines and frazzled administrative assistants. Also a crapton of surveys, with scantron sheets. - Catherine Pellegrino
My first week was an orientation class, too, the week before regular classes started. I remember that class very well. Taught by a married couple (she worked in admin somewhere, and he was an art prof). In addition to classroom time, we went out to the nearby state park, tot he Mennonite grocery store, and to the campus archive/museum. And I do have a few distinct memories from the... more... - Kirsten
We used cards with lots of carbon copy slips for registration (and Add/Drop) and had to take them to the registrar, and then maybe they printed something out for us? On dot matrix? - Meg VMeg
A few things very specifically, the rest impressionistically. - Steele Lawman
Playfair! So this was a thing - my campus did this too. This was in 1986. - Elizabeth Brown
Yes! (1988 for me.) It's still a thing - they had it here at MPOW this year. - Catherine Pellegrino
I had an upperclassman try to swap me rooms while I was moving into the freshman dorm (freshman dorm was the nicest at the time) and I remember a circle orientation activity. Don't remember anything about classes or registration. - Hedgehog
Yes. - Laura
From 52 years ago? I remember the orientation, I remember the feel of moving from a campus of 2,500 to a campus of 27,500, I remember figuring out how to fit into the "apartment" (oversize closet) I was living in before moving to the student co-op. And I remember falling in love with the Berkeley campus almost immediately. That's about it. - Walt Crawford
The marching band party out in the countryside with much pot and alcohol. my roommate's side of the room covered in Star Trek and Star Wars paraphernalia (including a Star Wars bedspread - He also literally believed he was Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, btw), experiencing true freedom for the first time. - Friar Will
I remember being so lonely and anticipating a horrible week since it was also my 18th birthday. The neighbors on my floor totally surprised me with presents and some time hanging out. It ended up being okay. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I remember going to orientation, meeting some of the people in my dorm, and starting my work-study job. I don't remember much about starting classes that fall. - John (bird whisperer)
We registered with cards filed in shoeboxes and swapped cards with people looking to trade. I took a bus and a streetcar until I found a ride. We had half-naked "posture pictures" taken in the gym. There were some evening events but they were mostly aimed at resident students, not "dayhops." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I remember feeling like I would never make any friends, and even my orientation group wasn't all that keen on me. - Holly's favorite Anna
So many things. The guy down the hall from me freaking out when they did a sex-ed talk in the chapel (he went to Catholic school). Camping for a couple of nights and talking with a girl about our favorite lines from On the Road. Thinking it was funny that my roommates both wore dresses/skirts when we were all moving in. Signing the aged matriculation book. Talking my way into year long Shakespeare. Thinking I might finally have come to a place where I was going to have friend for the first time in my life. - laura x
ya i remember that the senior's trying to haze /harass some of my buddies who went with me to school.. so I stood up to them.. kicked their butts.. I was street creed. nobody screwed around with our group /class - Peter Dawson
Flipping through the freshman facebook. - Stephen Francoeur
I remember waiting in an ungodly line to get my student ID thinking I'd have enough time to do it and get lunch in the three hours between calculus and physics, and ended up having to SPRINT across campus to the science wing to get to physics in time, completely missing lunch. I was a bit underwhelmed after the first day of classes, a bit overwhelmed after the second day of classes, and then leveled out by the weekend. Spent too much time figuring out the right Scantrons to buy at the bookstore. - Hookuh Tinypants
I remember a lot - the first week was 'Hell Week' for marching band. We practiced all day, every day, and then there were at least three parties and one road trip to perform at a high school (somewhere in the Tri-Cities.) We did an orientation, and that's when I figured out that one of my friends from high-school was transferring into my dorm, and by the end of the next week, we'd... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
As it was fairly recent, at least some. I remember all the weird icebreaker activities that took place on the quad. I still have some kind of distaste for them even though comparatively speaking, these were actually somewhat entertaining. - MariWeaver
In my first day of my freshman seminar, I thought I was super clever during the icebreaker. We were in Connecticut (Trinity, in Hartford), so when prompted to say something that was unique to me, I said "I was born in Rockford, Illinois." The guy next to me said, "Hey, me too!" We are friends to this day. - Jenica
Irony doesn't work when chatting up girls at a semi-legal beer hall in one's residence. - DJF
1982. Yikes. I went to Concordia while the vast majority of my friends went to McGill so I do remember feeling both incredibly excited yet a little apprehensive about feeling a bit isolated. Concordia CS at the time maxed out at about a class size of 50-60 so the actual experience didn't feel too different from CEGEP. - John Dupuis
I remember quite a bit - Soup in a TARDIS
First day: I met a very petite girl, Jenn, in my statistics class. She invited me back to her dorm room to hang out before I went to my next class (I was a commuter student). She sang along to "Teach Your Children Well" on her boom box, some random dude named Seth wearing a toothbrush and towel stopped by to say hello, and I thought, well, this college thing is pretty wild. - Corinne L
I remember going to all of the fraternity houses for the first time. Oh, and I remember my group winning a scavenger hunt that was part of orientation because we were the only group able to produce a used condom. - Katy S
Caltech sent us to 'frosh camp'. I remember one or two incidents from the whole thing. Also, I went to school a week early as part of the acclimatization program for international students. I vaguely remember they took us to Santa Monica. As for the first week of actual school, I don't remember anything. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh, I remember a ton about the first actual week of classes, particularly the part where I spilled coffee all over myself and the book I was reading right before my first class, which was baby Greek. I still have the book, with the coffee stain. - laura x
I don't remember first week of college but I remember that sometime that summer there was a special week for some kind of minority orientation. Wilma Rudolph came and spoke to us. I'd only been in the US for 10 or 11 months and I remember telling my mom how surprised I was to find out that blacks were a minority. Until then, I was the only Hispanic I knew in town. I remember one other Hispanic kid in the orientation group, and one Polish kid from Hamtramck. I don't remember anyone else. - bentley
Yes. I remember more about freshman orientation (we moved in about a week before the upperclassmen returned) than about the classes I was taking. I met one of my dearest friends in a world civ class that semester. I think my other classes were college algebra, music appreciation, church history, and our freshman colloquium, the "here's how to cope with college" class we all had to take. - The First NoeLB from Android
I do remember that the entire first trimester of school felt like an entire year had passed. - Andrew C (✔)
I remember wearing a pair of J Crew flip-flops to class in the rain... funny thing about those J Crew flip-flops, they're really slippery when you hit a wet tiled floor. I wiped out on my way to Bible class... in a skirt. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
I guess my answer is a bit different, if I'm talking about classes. I remember quite a bit from there, too - especially my Psych 101 and Gen Ed (really World History) courses, where I found and sat with several other marching band folks (three of which are still great friends of mine.) Our Gen Ed class made the school paper after an argument between the author and my professor over race/ethnicity/nationalism in Egypt. - Jennifer Dittrich
I remember making friends with a guy in a Sewer Trout shirt. I remember napping. - kendrak
I don't remember much (not because I was getting blasted) about what it felt like. I remember how sophisticated and funny the conversations were at the UCHA Co-op where I was going to live and how weird it felt to be the only freshman there (they have a long waiting list so most freshmen don't know to get on it that far ahead of time). - Spidra Webster
More is coming back to me: I remember an orientation session with our RA and dorm director about sex and STDs, and one upper-class student quipping, "and remember: bedsprings squeak." I can't remember if we played laser tag in the dorm during that first week, but we definitely played it my first year, until campus security put the kibosh on it. Same with the Purity Test(s). - Catherine Pellegrino
I recall a fair bit. Ha, so I remember during o-week I was with a group of 6 or so, and we did that team building exercise where you fall backwards and THE TEAM catches you—I MEAN, AREN'T FRESHMEN UNI STUDENTS TRUSTWORTHY! Anyway, it's sort of my own damn fault, but as I stood on the picnic table, at night, ready to be caught, I instinctively did my backstroke spring off the start block... more... - Micah
Jandy
Got 37/40 playing the Five Decade Actors quiz. Can you top that? http://www.sporcle.com/games... #Sporcle
Got 37/40 playing the Five Decade Actors quiz. Can you top that? http://bit.ly/bgoVJ0 #Sporcle
I got 24/40. Should have gotten 25, but I spelled Katharine Hepburn's name wrong (I thought it was Katherine), and when it didn't get inserted into any spot, I got perplexed. Can't believe I didn't get the one that included Robin Hood: Men In Tights; I was always a fan of his. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I got 26/40. I kept seeing the actors face and forgetting their name! - Elizabeth Brown
Christina Pikas
Today is the first day if the rest of my life. Up at 4:45 to get kids to daycare by 6:30 and to work by 7. Hopefully can nudge that back to 5
Ooof. Strength to you. - laura x from iPhone
Good luck! The first week is always the hardest. - Elizabeth Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Visited the shrine of library shoe goddesses: John Fluevog Toronto on Queen Street.
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excellent (did you meet Franklin?). (though the true shrine is in Vancouver.) - jambina
Whoa, did you buy those? They are lovely. - Meg VMeg
I don;t think I met Franklin - was with my daughter and just browsed. This is part of her fashion education. Also did not get to by those shoes with the furniture heels, but they are just as fabulous in person. - Elizabeth Brown
Marie
Library Assessment Conference in Seattle. Who will I see there? If there are enough of us, LSW meetup?
I will be there! Yes to meetup! - kaijsa
Kaijsa, yay! - Marie
Say hi to a colleague for me... Carrie Forbes from DU will be there. - Joe
Marie, I'm staying with a friend who's a former coworker at UW and we're going to be there for all of the evening stuff and everything, but she and I are joined at the hip while commuting from the burbs. Let's get together, but I'm bringing her, too. She's awesome. - kaijsa
Joe, I love Carrie. Thanks for the heads up. - kaijsa
Gah, I didn't know there was evening stuff. I should look at the sched. I'm looking forward to meeting Kaijsa's friend and will seek out Carrie. - Marie
Monday is poster session and reception. Tuesday is conference reption in my alma mater's gorgeous Sylvan Grove. Wednesday it's over. - kaijsa
not able to go to this one - hope others have a great time. - Elizabeth Brown
Kirsten
The email from ExLibris regarding EBSCO pulling out of Primo Central (EL's discovery layer):
As you may know, for the past eighteen months, we have been indexing in Primo Central a number of the EBSCO databases. EBSCO has now changed their strategy and will no longer permit third-party discovery services to load and index their content. Therefore, starting 1st January 2011 we will cease hosting of the EBSCO content in the Primo Central Index. EBSCO will, however, permit our use of a specialized API to search the EBSCO content ‘just-in-time’. - Kirsten
Since our initial agreement with EBSCO in June 2009, we have made significant progress in working directly with many publishers and other aggregators to dramatically increase the content in the Primo Central Index. In addition we recently reached agreement with Gale whereby their databases in Primo Central will now be available to all, regardless of subscription. Since there is a... more... - Kirsten
Based on a recent analysis of the Primo Central content, we cover, through other channels, over 90% of the data provided by the current EBSCO content loaded in the Primo Central Index. Furthermore, of the small number of titles exclusively available from EBSCO, none of these appears on the list of the 5,000 most used journals, based on SFX logs, and only three appear on the list of the 10,000 most used journals. - Kirsten
We are currently finalizing the details of the new arrangement with EBSCO for ‘just-in-time’ search and will update you as we progress on this. However, we believe that EBSCO’s decision to withdraw their content from the Primo Central Index does not best serve your user’s interests. We therefore strongly encourage you to add your voices directly to those of the ELUNA and IGELU steering committees in requesting that EBSCO reverse their decision and enable their data for indexing. - Kirsten
Ah, ok. That doesn't affect 360 Search, because it's a pure federated search product with no harvesting. But this means that Summon is going to be cut off too. - DJF
holeeeee crap. - jambina
Yeah, the EBSCO databases are still available through MetaLib (EL's federated search). But not being in the discover layer may well do a number on use stats, and if those are bad enough then the state-wide agreements will start to matter less. - Kirsten
my comment on this has disappeared? basically mentioning summon and Ebsco being the new evil empire - Christina Pikas
Could someone offer a TL:DR version? The reference desk is poppin' this morning. - Andy
PRIMO harvests database content into it's central index. EBSCO has cut them off, but it still allows federated searching in realtime. (considering how EBSCO has been cutting off other vendors from hosting content, this doesn't actually surprise me.) - DJF
Christina: You commented on the one in my feed; I reposted to LSW. Apologies for the confusion. - Kirsten
Craptastic. Seriously. We just got 360 Search and are considering Summon. It seems that vendors like EBSCO will defend their damned information silos to the bitter end. Let's all send EBSCO email that say, "Save the time of the user", shall we? - maʀtha
Martha, EBSCO's current dick move shouldn't affect 360 Search, because 360 doesn't harvest. I'm seeing HUGE problems with Search 360 that have nothing to do with EBSCO. I suspect soembody at Serials Solutions spilled their coffee on a computer or soemthing. - DJF
Yes, I wasn't being clear in my carping. I'm thinking about how this EBSCO effects everyone with Summon or who might get Summon (in addition to everyone with Primo). - maʀtha
Are any other libraries reporting problems with 360 Search? - maʀtha
Wait, does anyone have Primo Central yet? This is a fraction of Primo users, no? We have Primo for discovery, but still use Metalib for federated search, so this doesn't affect us. - Meg VMeg
We have it Meg, but I don't know how many libraries are using it. It's still fairly new, I think--our timing was such that we implemented Primo and Primo Central at the same time. Metalib is still in there too, so we do still have access to EBSCO databases. But Metalib is so much slower than Primo Central, I'm worried about how this is going to play out here. People were just getting used to our new interface. - Kirsten
liking so I can bookmark this. We are a completely ex libris shop now so this will definitely affect us. - Elizabeth Brown
It won't affect Summon users as the content harvested direct from the publisher not the indexer, e.g. EBSCO. Summon has around 97% of 'EBSCO' ft content but has never harvested EBSCO - Graham Stone
Meg, we're in the process of setting up Primo Central. We got an email from Ex Libris explaining that we can activate a whole bunch of databases that we don't subscribe to that cover the EBSCO holdings. Then SFX kicks in to locate the article in EBSCO. It's an awkward workaround until the APIs are available. - Zamms
Interesting! - Meg VMeg
Is "just in time" federated search? - María Milagros Fernández
I just want to echo Graham Stone, above. Summon (and ExLibris) are already doing end-around work bypassing the "ease" of importing EBSCO indexing. I think this will ultimately backfire in EBSCO's face as their products get marginalized and their locked-in EDS customers become their only customers. - Aaron the Librarian
If EBSCO/ProQuest/ExLibris start making exclusive indexing deals with major academic publishers, then you can worry. For now, it's just one dog marking a tree that every other dog has marked as well. - Holly's favorite Anna
saw an EBSCO demo for their EDS product last week and the way that the VP was talking they have a few exclusive deals with vendors and publishers that no one else does. He said one going to be announced at some big engineering conference in a few weeks. - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm with Aaron and Anna on this one - the workarounds are there, so until they have exclusive indexing deals, well....They do tout their indexing as superior, of course, but still. - ~Courtney F
I think when publishers start seeing libraries cancel subscriptions because the titles aren't in their discovery systems, they might reconsider the exclusive deals that seemed so tantalizing now. - Holly's favorite Anna
No use = dropped subscriptions at MPOW... If it isn't indexed in a discovery system there won't be any use. Of course, I'm still working on selling the priority of a unified index as a discovery layer. - Aaron the Librarian
So glad we don't have Primo. The UMN does, but not us. - maʀtha
How did this float to the top today? (It's from 2011) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
spammer spammed, but then got deleted - Sir Shuping is just sir
Ah ok. Added bonus: I still agree with what I said back then. (which does not always happen) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Ken Gidley
MC/Scott - I found your next nightmare location.
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Why? Just why? Why would you stay there? Why would you build that? Why hasn't it been burned to the ground? - Mary Carmen
Paging Rob Zombie... - Corinne L
Paging Obama, found a use for those drones mate - Mo Kargas
saving for my next ipad messaging section with Ms. 11. - Elizabeth Brown
It's literally in the middle of the Nevada desert too - Tonopah, NV. Creeping mining town vibe, and then this... - Ken Gidley
Nope. - Mary Carmen
Mo wins! - Janet from FFHound!
Sarah G.
At the point in "Written in my own hearts blood" that I have about 15% of book left and so slowing down to savor last few chapters...
I'm still on Fiery Cross. Just 878 more pages to go... - Jen
I think I'm going to do a re-read after this. There's a LOT of characters and situations where I'm like, "who the hell..?" - Sarah G.
That's what's holding me back. I read all the previous books in one go, finishing them up about...2 years ago? Three, maybe? And even then, there were characters and situations where I was like "who the hell...?" So I'm thinking I need to re-read at least the last one (maybe, god help me, all of them) before tackling this one. - Catherine Pellegrino
She's actually pretty good at providing a little explanatory text at who the people are. Not as good as Jim Butcher, who basically re-explains Harry's entire life each book, but enough so that you get the gist. It's more that I have no memory of that happening in the original since it's probably been over a decade since I've read some of the books. - Sarah G.
I've not convinced myself to try to read the new one - Echo in the Bone didn't capture my attention at all. The only thing that might convince me to do so is the notion that it's more focused on Jamie & Claire than other recent(relatively speaking that is) volumes in the series. - ellbeecee
I burned out on those pretty quickly. 20 pages of plot spread out over 100, was the impression I kept getting. - RepoRat
I started a reread of the series - like Sarah G it's been a LONG time since I first read some of them. Still undecided about getting the last one. - Elizabeth Brown
I am going to watch the series, but I can't decide if I want to attempt a re-read before it airs. I remember the general story, but given the way HBO has made significant changes to the True Blood and Games of Thrones storylines, I worry that Starz will do the same, and drive me bonkers with the details. - sglassme
I can say I'm enjoying this one a whole bunch more than the last, but that may be because I am generally in a much better place than when I read that one. - Sarah G.
I'm torn. The last one i read was either Fiery Cross or Drums of Autumn. (and zero of the lord john books). I was thinking I would do audio to catch up, but each of the books is about *45* hours on audio!!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I think I'm too Catholic to listen to some of those sex scenes being read to me. - Sarah G.
I stopped at Fiery Cross... I loved the first few but by that one... it was dragged out a bit, I think. - Christina Pikas
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
The Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women http://www.slate.com/blogs... Didn't know the meaning of two 'male' words but I recognized them
The Words That Are Most Known to Only Men or Women http://www.slate.com/blogs/business_insider/2014/06/23/center_for_reading_research_study_finds_different_vocabulary_words_are_known.html Didn't know the meaning of two 'male' words but I recognized them
'Dreadnought' and 'bolshevism' I had to look up but I knew of those words. I knew they existed. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I think I did pretty well with both lists. - Stephen Mack
Same. I recognized 'solenoid,' but had to look it up. Some of those make sense to me, and some just WTF. - Jennifer Dittrich
A couple of the "female" words I'm not sure about: mascarpone is a dessert, right? and bottlebrush, is that a brush to clean bottles? - bentley
Ha ha, this will only make sense to Brits, but I really didn't expect Dean Gaffney to be holding that sword ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Really? "golem" is recognized more by men than by women? But hey, it's Slate reprinted from Business Insider, so it must be...never mind. - Walt Crawford
The only word I didn't recognize was "claymore." - John (bird whisperer)
Marscapone is a cheese that's used in desserts. It's awesome! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
what does it mean if i recognised and knew the meaning/definition of everything on both lists? - Big Joe Silence
I'm really shocked. I know my late husband knew (and used) all the "female" words, and the only "male" word I had think about was "codec". But then "claymore" and "scimitar" and "dreadnought" show up in a lot of history and historical fiction, so there's that. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Also is humvee a word? Like an actual word. Because it's the pronunciation of the brand name of that ridiculous big ass car! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
"humvee" entered the colloquial lexicon about 20 years back, so yes. - Big Joe Silence
"Humvee" is apparently in the American English online version of the OED http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us... - Victor Ganata
OED seems to adopt early. - Big Joe Silence
Well, I think OED tends to pick up words early because they're trying to document actual usage, not prescribe "correct English". - Victor Ganata
I have about as much familiarity with "scimitar" dreadnought" and "claymore" as I do with "decoupage" "taffeta" and "tresses"... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I still say humvee shouldn't be a word, yo. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
If we use it and people know what we're talking about, it's a word. :-) - Kirsten
@Zulema: thanks. So I guess I was half right about mascarpone? - bentley
Am I the only one that clicked through to take the test? (scored 81% with no nonwords) - April Russo
I didn't even notice there was a test. I scrolled straight to the list. - bentley
There was a test? oh! I got 84%. (no nonwords) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
84% with one nonword (I should listen to myself more). - bentley
90% with zero nonwords, and I recognized "zloty" about a second after I said I didn't recognize it. ("bedaub" may be a word, but I'll continue not to recognize it.) - Walt Crawford
You got different words than I did. - bentley
93% - Katy S
Could the female word list be any more stereotypical? Ugh. - Heather
87%, no nonwords. The words I missed were: inspectoral, tisane, whipstall, axil, trimaran, agronomics, scarfskin, tercenteniary, and coltsfoot. I got up to 91% with a retest. - Stephen Mack
90%, no nonwords, I missed acicular, syringa, yashmak, exponible, latria, strickle, and filature. I lost some time cackling at the non-word bodibator. #iam12 - Victor Ganata
93% on the retest. I missed borecole, redingote, instauration, imbrue, and complaisantly. - Victor Ganata
Familiar with all of the but would probably fumble trying to give an exact dictionary definition of solenoid and dreadnought. - Spidra Webster
83% on the test - ended up fat-fingering a couple of words I knew, but oh well. The ones I genuinely missed were random fashion/sewing accessory related. Take that, sexist word knowing thingie. Or something. - Jennifer Dittrich
Betsy: If the test is set up well, that will usually happen--e.g., I saw only one or two of Stephen's and Victor's words. - Walt Crawford
I hadn't realized people would get different words. I would've posted my missed words. - bentley
http://vocabulary.ugent.be/wordtes... Words that I didn't know - falderal (didn't connect this as the same as folderal, darn my Texas drawl), hoatzin, paraxial, aquilegia, polyclonal, diplopod. - Greg GuitarBuster
thinking a lot of men thought decoupage was decolletage. :) - Elizabeth Brown
I thought a solenoid was a lonely noid - Pete
88%. I got three wrong. There were some funky words on my list. - Elizabeth Brown
It's interesting that the test doesn't require you to define the word, just agree that it is a word. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I think asking for definitions would be extremely difficult. What should the algorithm consider as a correct definition? I think only counting a verbatim dictionary definition (and from which dictionary?) would result in a lot of false negatives. - Victor Ganata
What Victor sez. - Walt Crawford
I'm imagining multiple choice of the rough domain the word is in. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Mr. The Jason Fleming
We have fallen into a frozen waffle breakfast routine rut. Please HELP! Need ideas for food in hand on the go options for children 3,3,7
Both my daughter and I like Belvita crackers. So does our black cat. - Elizabeth Brown
String cheese and hardboiled eggs? - Regular Amanda
I should make more hardboiled eggs! - Mr. The Jason Fleming
I think I need to get them alll to come upstairs and sit down to eat for a second as well - Mr. The Jason Fleming
egg muffins? I do a couple dozen at a time and then warm in the toaster oven/microwave. Eggs/various vegetables/cheese/bacon as desired-- cook bacon, mix other, fill muffins, bake 350 for 20 minutes ish? I use silicon muffin cups, far easier than scraping a muffin pan clean - Hedgehog
Frozen pancakes? Gogurt and cereal bar. Cereal in a cup, no milk. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
PBJ is 50% of what they eat for lunch ;) - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Muffins! that sounds good as long as they stay at the table to eat. - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Yvonne: they LOVE cereal but often demand milk (insistently) - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Cut-up fruit, toasted bagels - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Fruit. Just cut up a bunch of fruit beforehand. Give them yogurt and granola and let them choose what they want. Not ideal if you're rushing out the door. Also, with the frozen waffles, sometimes I'll prepare them like french toast or cinnamon toast. Dip in yogurt. - Anika
Baked oatmeal squares or in muffin shapes or smoothies in straw cups - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Oh egg muffins sound good. Like little frittatas - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yes and they are wonderful fridge/freezer glue. Throw things in a cup, add eggs, bake. Tada! We call them Egg Pucks at Chez Hedgehog because they puff up in the oven but then collapse. Really great protein punch. here's a good basic recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe... - Hedgehog
definitely going to try those.! - Mr. The Jason Fleming
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