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John (bird whisperer)
Sandwiched: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Harissa | Serious Eats - http://www.seriouseats.com/2013...
Sandwiched: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Harissa | Serious Eats
"A grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup are perhaps the most comforting of soup and sandwich combos. For me, the mere mention of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup always seems to conjure memories of rainy days from my youth —though I'm not sure if I'm actually remembering events from my own childhood, or some Kraft and/or Cambell's soup commercial. As an adult, the combination is still just as comforting, but for convenience's sake, here's a way to incorporate the soup into the sandwich. A grilled cheese sandwich made with sharp white cheddar cheese is given new life when studded with sun-dried tomatoes, and spread with harissa, a spicy Tunisian condiment of various red peppers. And instead of using butter to brown and crisp this sandwich, dip a pastry brush into the olive oil in which the sun-dried tomatoes were packed. Then lightly brush the outer sides of the sandwich with the infused oil for an additional hit of tomato essence. A grilled cheese sandwich with sun-dried tomatoes and Harissa—a spicy soup and sandwich all in one." - John (bird whisperer) from Bookmarklet
Huh. I love the idea for using the oil the tomatoes are packed in (though I usually buy ones that aren't packed in oil, since they're messy to prep.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I was intrigued by that too, though one could probably just use regular olive oil for a similar effect. - John (bird whisperer)
I'd eat that. - Jim #teamFFrank
I don't think I ever made this. - John (bird whisperer)
I love Harissa. It means business. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
^ That. Delicious business. - Kristin from iPhone
maʀtha
LSW: Origins [edited]
Once upon a time, when the stars attained certain positions in the sky, the Libraryfolk would gather. In their sensible shoes and plastic-framed glasses, they would ride the escalators up and down, down and up. They would zig and zag to avoid unscrupulous vendors in the exhibit hall. They would brave receptions to forage for sustenance and drinks. They would search in vain for passable coffee. In their sweaters and pashminas, they would shiver in underground caverns with poor wifi, listening to the drone of the Elders. And so it was, year after year, season after season, for such are the ways of our people. - maʀtha
Every now and again, there would be one among them who would say, quietly and firmly, "Enough". She would slip away to a hallway or a lobby corner, sit on the floor, plug in her portable electronic devices, and wait. - maʀtha
[please to continue the tale] - maʀtha
*nudge* - maʀtha
you set the bar pretty high here. It's going to be tough to match your prose. - DJF
well, I wasn't around in the earliest days, so my knowledge of those times is limited. I came in after the meebo room was well established, and the PB Wiki. Maybe someone could tell me a bit more about that time period and I could resume? - maʀtha
for example, which came first, lobbyconning, tweeting, or blogging? who were among the first lobbyconners? - maʀtha
Calling Steve 'n Iris. Steve 'n Iris to the white courtesy phone. - Joe
I knew all of this once, my brain is just crapping out on me :) - maʀtha
rats, so the tweeting was before the lobbyconning, my sequence is all wrong. that disrupts my entire narrative. hrm. stupid reality. - maʀtha
I still might be able to make this work. - maʀtha
But I am guessing that a lot of the LSWers knew each other from blogs before twitter came to the fore? I came to blogging too late to know the full history of the LSW. - Joe
I found out about LSW from a blog (Steve's or Josh's?) before I joined the Meebo room. It took me a long time to join twitter. - maʀtha
I found out about the LSW from Meredith in an American Libraries mag article. [Let me see if I can find the citation...Or maybe it was something she wrote about in her blog.] - Joe
I found out about LSW chat room from someone...I think CIL maybe? I do remember that the first two people I talked to in the meebo chat room were these people named grasshopper librarian (martha) and pegasus librarian (iris) who were both very, very nice to me. especially since I think I was stuck in an airport - Sir Shuping is just sir
April 27th, 2007, Josh tweeted about being fed up with ALA dues. Then he tweeted about starting the library society of the world. People were to tweet back their names and titles in this organization. It was a total joke for a while, with people adding names and bylaws to the wiki he started that day. I added the bylaw that we would always be one short of a quorum. I still stand by that bylaw. Another bylaw was that there would never be any dues. - lris
I consider myself a founding member, having joined on that day and added a bylaw to the wiki. I'm sure there are a lot of other founding members. - lris
Bingo, this is how I learned of the LSW. http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpre... - Joe
Then came the meebo room. Then came the CIL presentation with Laura Harris, Steve Lawson, at least two other people, and a room full of meebo room users projected on the wall (including Jason Griffey and Walt Crawford and many many others). THEN came Friendfeed, which I joined reluctantly, feeling like it was a fad and not nearly as easy to use as Twitter... So judge my opinions of new things wisely in future. - lris
I believe that I was around at the start, but I no longer have any recollection of it. - laura x
I met you because you were there, so I believe you were there at the start as well. - lris
Anybody have a link to the Neff tweet? - Joe
I looked for that a few years back with no luck. - lris
I can fix the storyline! I'm going to eat, first, though, so hang tight. - maʀtha
I can't wait to read the Dragons and Windmills section. - John Dupuis
*bump* - bentley
The OP of this thread is dated Feb 18th *OF WHICH YEAR?!* c'monn FF just four more charaters in the date field... - Aaron the Librarian
i learned about it from ruth kneale who was arranging to a -meeting- drinking binge at an SLA :) - Christina Pikas
2013? - maʀtha from Android
LSW originates every day. No lie - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Rebump. We need to fill in some of the gaps that are at the LSW Origins page. https://docs.google.com/documen... - Joe
Martha gets the feeling exactly right. The facts are all well and good, but aren't we really all here because we were looking to escape the droning of the elders (and I mean elders in spirit, not age). - laura x from iPhone
(Thanks Laura for the parenthetical there. Not that I don't do my share of droning.) - walt crawford
I believe (but could be just misremembering) that I suggested the "of the World" bit because (again correct me) at the time I was the only non North American playing along..... - Kathryn is a free elf
That sounds right, Kathryn. - laura x from iPhone
This is how I learned about the LSW, in April of 2008. http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpre... I joined soon there after. I worked with some others to set up the meetup in a Seattle dive bar during SLA that Christina mentioned. - Joe
Sept 2007 updated on LSW http://www.librariansmatter.com/blog... ... after first mentioning it 13 May 2007 http://www.librariansmatter.com/blog... , concluding with "The Library Society of the World is the best, most efficient, egalitarian and effective... more... - Kathryn is a free elf
Catherine Pellegrino
Sending you a password in clear text via email is for amateurs. The Indiana State Library sends you your password on a POSTCARD.
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Bless their hearts. - ellbeecee
wooooooooooow. woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. wow. - RepoRat
holy st. omg. - Christina Pikas
Wow. - bentley
That's rather horrifically amazing. - Kirsten
BUT THEY HID IT WITH THE STICKY NOTE! - Joe
Joe wins - DJF from Android
The least they could have done was ROT-13 it... - Peter Murray
Christina made me LOL. To be fair, the worst thing that could happen should this password fall into nefarious hands is that someone might get unauthorized access to a suite of public-library oriented databases mostly from Gale and EBSCO. But still, it's the principle of the thing, right? - Catherine Pellegrino
I suppose it would be harder to datamine passwords that are printed on postcards than passwords sent in emails.... but yeah. - laura x
Oh woolpigs....let me ask my sister if she knows about this. She works there. - Hedgehog
"woolpigs" - Aaron the Librarian
if they're holy woolpigs, watch out ;) - RepoRat
Once again, my home state embarrasses me. - Katy S
Yep, same here. Since the State Library is on Twitter, I tweeted this yesterday (https://twitter.com/cpelleg...), but haven't heard back from them. Their Twitter stream seems to be basically one-way communication, though -- and the governor is cutting $2 million from their budget, so I imagine they're kind of focused on that right now. - Catherine Pellegrino
The proposed cuts are catastrophic. I'm pretty sure everyone's in panic/survival mode right now. - Katy S from iPhone
Y'all, I just got a phone call from a guy at the State Library. Short explanation: this kind of thing only happens when someone very close to a state border (like, say, me) has an IP address that doesn't immediately authenticate as "within the state of Indiana." And of course, the postcard saves them $$ over sending it in an envelope -- needless to say, that $$ is probably much better... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
I don't think you should feel bad. Nobody should send out passwords on a postcard, full stop. I understand resources are tight, but this was poor judgement. - kaijsa
Also, a postcard costs more than an email. - lris
Oh, I forgot to mention why the postal mail: they have to ensure that it's going to an actual postal address in Indiana, because licensing agreements. So, email won't work. Should have mentioned that from the get-go. - Catherine Pellegrino
that's both horrifying and awesome. great example of vendors requiring crap security. may I borrow it for my NASIG talk? - RepoRat
Of course you may borrow it, but I'll point out that the vendor isn't requiring crap security: the vendor is requiring that the State Library confirm that the user has a postal address in Indiana. - Catherine Pellegrino
ah, so the password-in-the-clear doesn't actually need to be part of this scheme? - RepoRat
Based on what the person I spoke with said, no the vendors are in no way requiring the password be sent in the clear. They're (legitimately) requiring that the person using the password be a resident of the state of Indiana. The State Library uses postal mail to confirm Indiana residence, and uses a postcard -- as opposed to a letter-in-an-envelope -- to save money. - Catherine Pellegrino
Got it. So it's the use of the password on the postcard that's completely hornswoggling, and the library's to correct. (Spitballing because app dev is not my thing, but if I ruled the State Library, postcard would say "log into your library account and enter the following PIN:". So an attacker would have to both intercept the postcard AND hack the account to do something evil.) - RepoRat
Yeah, there are definitely other ways they could do this, especially since when you sign up for an account, you get a 'temporary' password immediately, which is then followed up by the 'permanent' password-by-postal mail. But again: appdev costs money. And, also, Indiana is modeling their system after other states, so it's not just us in this particular handbasket. - Catherine Pellegrino
oh, I totally believe that, no question. - RepoRat
lris
From the suggested version of the campus-wide performance appraisal form. *headdesk*
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I don't think I've ever commuted a thing in my life. - lris
I commute daily. My commutation is sometimes frustrating though. Can I get advice on that through the evaluation process? - ellbeecee
but Iris, I'm sure you commutate daily, right? - Catherine Pellegrino
It would improve morale to take the death penalty off the table. - Greg GuitarBuster
I commute all the time! Just multiply A x B, and realize that it is the same as B x A. (A*B=B*A for some operation *, are said to commute with each other.) - Joe
but do you commutate? - RepoRat
Very commutatively. - Joe
First step to improve communication: Proofread - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
hillarious! - maʀtha
Performance appraisals really do sometimes feel like commutation of a nasty sentence. But not sure how that relates to being able to list communication opportunities. (Which by itself seems like a weird thing to do...) - barbara fister
Barbara, even weirder is that this is the ONLY thing other than what your goals were last year, how you did on those, and what your goals are for next year. Luckily they said departments could edit the form... - lris
Sometimes I think communication (or commutation!) is code for "big problems that are hard to overcome." - barbara fister
Miriella
Joe
Joe
I am really looking forward to March 14 next year at 9:26am and 53.59 seconds.
Ah, I get it. - John Dupuis
Damn. I'd forgotten this one. Makes me a latecomer (as usual). - walt crawford
Marie
The plate with the fork (and spoon?) has been sitting on top of the book return bin since before the winter holiday. I wonder when someone will take it away? I can see it from my office so will report back.
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you need to set up a video camera so that people can watch it! maybe people will come by and preform with it or something :D - Sir Shuping is just sir
I'm sure some tidy soul will kindly place them inside the bin. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
you could put a placemat under it. Then if no movement add a glass, etc. - Elizabeth Brown
I keep expecting it to get covered by snow. And then I remember where you are. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
put a little art-installation label thinger on it - RepoRat
El Conejo Viejo
Slow Cooker Pork Roast ‹ Hello Healthy - http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/2014...
Slow Cooker Pork Roast ‹ Hello Healthy
"Char siu, a sweet and savory Chinese barbecue, cooks up extra tender and juicy in this Cooking Light recipe. Now you don’t have to order Chinese take-out because this recipe is all the more healthier. For a complete meal, serve with sticky or long-grain white rice and a steamed or stir-fried medley of bell peppers, carrots, snow pears, sliced baby corn and water chestnuts." - El Conejo Viejo from Bookmarklet
Johnny
Achievement Unlocked: Had a telemarketer hang up on me because I wouldn't let them go.
He was still able to waste your time, so it's more a tie. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
You and my husband should compare notes. - Marie
I was rendering out a 140mb photoshop file. I sat on the phone messing with him rather than going and finding other work to do. I still win. - Johnny
Johnny: So, what are you wearing? - Mo Kargas
He was probably wearing khakis. *rolls eyes* - Marie
All hail - lris from Android
You win at life. - MoTO Boychick Devil
jambina
if you will be at ACRL, consider coming a day early to unconference with Char Booth and moi. we'll be talking about scholarly communication and trying to fix the world. http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlins...
Mary Carmen
How do I have a 1 year old???? Where did the time go?
OH DEAR GOD, WHEN? TODAY? - MoTO Boychick Devil
enjoy the 1 year old. soon, they become 9 year olds. - Big Joe Silenced
Yup, today is the day. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? - Mary Carmen
Happy 1 year as a mom! You survived the boot camp! Lol! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
That's right, she was a 11/12/13 baby! Happy birthday to Mariella! - Corinne L
Happy birthday - Eric - Final Countdown
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARIELLA! - MoTO Boychick Devil
WE NEED BIRTHDAY PICTURES - MoTO Boychick Devil
Happy birthday, cutiepants! - Jenica
Happy birthday, Mariella! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
YAY! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Mariella :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Happy Birthday, lil one! :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Happy day to all of you! - LB needs a vacation from Android
Happy birthday to Mariella! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday, Mariella!!! <3 - vicster.
Happy birthday, Mariella! - bentley
What, already? Happy birthday, Mariella! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
They grow up so fast. - El Conejo Viejo
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
Mary Carmen
A full week of boot camp, watching my food intake and drinking half my weight in water has resulted in a loss of 6 pounds and 6 inches off of my body. That includes 3 inches off my hips and 2.5 off my thighs. I'm a believer.
By half your weight in water, do you mean an oz of water for each pound? - Katy S
Yup. - Mary Carmen
No way!!! That's awesome!!!! You've worked so hard this week. How do you feel? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
(That sounds like enough water to drown me!!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
That's great MC!! Are you still doing all that crazy walking you were doing right after the baby was born? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Did you go on the weekend, too? - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
I don't get to walk as much as I used to, but I still try to get out several times a week. I go on Saturday morning, except not this week because they were having an event. There is no session on Sunday. Rest day. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Congrats. That is a tough, tough thing to do. - Laura Krier
Mike Nencetti
My wife can barely speak at all, due to the tumor. (to communicate we ask questions and she nods) I have noticed in the early mornings she says a few words. I made a short video and emailed it to her daughter, saying thank you and love you. only 5 words, but the video made her day.
You are a good guy, Mike. These days are precious and it takes a huge heart to share them. You are amazing. - Shannon - GlassMistress
no matter how bad things are - we try to find some joy in each day, we call them small victories. its going to get tough in the coming weeks. we have all the hospice meds ready to make this as comfortable as possible. thanks shannon. - Mike Nencetti
That's really beautiful, Mike. - Jenny H. from Android
Be well - WarLord
that's a wonderful thing to do -it's something her daughter can hold on to and save. Having just watched my dad in hospice care and my mother caring for him, please remember to take care of yourself too. And yes, the small victories, whatever they are, are so important. - ellbeecee
What a beautiful gift, Mike, both for Beverly that she was able to tell her daughter that she loves her, and for her daughter, who will treasure that. I continue to hold you both close in my thoughts. - vicster.
That's a wondferful thing to have done, Mike. I wish you both many more victories and joys in the coming weeks. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do what you can to take care of yourself. With my mom we would watch videos of family a little bit but lots of distracting videos like Too Cute kittens and dogs. Different situation for you but I hope you keep finding your Too Cute moments together. - Steve C, Team Marina
All the best Mike. - Eric - Final Countdown
Melly
laura x
This is the last of my BA.
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Refuse to pay. :P Seriously though, congratulations. That's excellent! - Soup in a TARDIS
I'm on the last few months of paying for grad school. :-) - laura x
Awesome! - Soup in a TARDIS
Laura Norvig
Today I put in an offer on a house. There's a first time for everything.
Yay! Good luck! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Also remarked to spouse: I had a kid, got married, both my parents are dead ... this owning a house thing is another marker towards becoming all growed up. (not that completely juvenile idiots don't own houses but you know, it's one of those things that makes you feel soberingly adultish). - Laura Norvig
Is it one of the houses that you posted previously? Good luck! - Anne Bouey
So cool! I hope you get it! - Anne Bouey
Got it! - Laura Norvig
congrats! - kendrak
Congratulations - walt crawford
Congrats Laura! - Corinne L
Congratulations! - Anika
awesome! - ellbeecee from Android
Nice! - Amit Patel
Melly
RT @stayathomemum: ARGH, I knew I forgot something! http://t.co/eGptJ40ZFp
RT @stayathomemum: ARGH, I knew I forgot something! http://t.co/eGptJ40ZFp
Daniel Mietchen
"XML submission, editorial, publication and dissemination workflow" #OA - http://www.pensoft.net/news...
"XML submission, editorial, publication and dissemination workflow" #OA
"XML submission, editorial, publication and dissemination workflow" #OA
"XML submission, editorial, publication and dissemination workflow" #OA
Anyone know of other journals with entirely XML-based workflows? Or at least entirely based on online formats (including submission), beyond what was discussed at http://ff.im/oH5OG? - Daniel Mietchen from Bookmarklet
Is it really an XML submission system? Of the paper? Some of the IUCr journals use a form based system but I've not seen anyone accepting XML directly. 99% of authors would surely not know what to do? - Cameron Neylon
As far as I can tell, it's really XML throughout. @pensoft - can you please comment? - Daniel Mietchen
Daniel, our editorial, publishing and dissemination workflow is XML-based; as the submission process, we prototyped and published this in issue 50 of ZooKeys (http://www.pensoft.net/journal...), In short, we can accept XML submissions and develop now a routine process for that. Lyubo - Lyubomir Penev
Use this online xml viewer tool http://codebeautify.org/xmlview... - James Malvi
Jessie
This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek
"Owner David Cerretini, who tells SFGate that the promotion is "the best business move I have made in years," says the whole thing started when Yelp blackmailed him. Cerretini claims Yelp called him 20 times a week asking him to advertise. He did, to the tune of $270 for six months. But when he stopped advertising, he claims his reviews turned negative and one of his best reviews even vanished. That, according to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, is something Yelp is legally entitled to do. So, Cerretini hatched his 1-star plan. Next to a sassy sign explaining how much it charges for extra marinara sauce ($3 for just a splash, $4 if you want some to smell), Botto Bistro lists its various offenses—from charging for bread to lacking ranch dressing—and suggests patrons give it a 1-star Yelp review in return for 25 percent off a pizza." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Beyond press, it has generated some of the best Amazon-esque reviews on Yelp. The site sent Botto Bistro a threatening little letter, but Cerretini refuses to back down, claiming he's attracting higher-paying customers who are quite loyal. Not to mention, damn funny." - Jessie
LOL the reviews: "My experience at this restaurant lasted for about two seconds. I went in, asked them if they have meatballs, and the waiter smirked at me, yelled "you can meet these balls!" and proceeded to flipping the table in front of him. 1 star because I never got to meet those balls...this place doesn't deliver on what they offer." - Jessie
""We don't have ice" "We don't have butter" You know what else they failed to add to that list? Walked in today only to find that they don't carry the iPhone 6 Plus. WTF." - Jessie
Yelp is such a quivering trashheap of a company anymore. I'm glad to see businesses fighting back. They've made it an awful forum for both customers and honest business owners. My stylist gets harassed constantly by Yelp, and one rep actually told her that if she doesn't pay for some service they offer, her business will likely never see any of its positive reviews. How awful. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, Yelp constantly promotes to its users that businesses can't pay for positive reviews, but that weaselly language hides how they actually shake down businesses. - Andrew C (✔)
Is UrbanSpoon better? Who should I use for reviews? - Eric - Final Countdown
^People? *shudders* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Eric, only eat at Pine State Biscuits in Portland. Ever. - SAM
huh... appeal higher... "18 U.S.C. § 875 : US Code - Section 875 (EXTORTION AND THREATS): Interstate communications(d) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person, firm, association, or corporation, any money or other thing of value, transmits in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to injure the property or reputation of the addressee or of another... more... - Michael W. May
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
Mary Carmen
Good morning!
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Hello :) - Pete's Got To Go
Hi there! - Galadriel C.
You three are so beautiful I can't put it into words. Your smiles are helping me through a tough morning. Love you guys. - Stephen Mack
O HAI, NYCE PEOPLEZ. :) - El Conejo Viejo
Good morning! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks y'all. As you can tell, I am the last person to get up in the morning in this family. - Mary Carmen
*waves* ... grinning over here - MoTO Boychick Devil
Meg VMeg
"Sorry, we don't have Coke, only RC Cola, is that okay?" "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DEAR LORD YES"
Hah! That's totally me at one of our local diners. YES, PLEASE. - Jennifer Dittrich
*wants a Moon Pie* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
^Southern Sacrament - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
This is where I should point out that my sister in law manages the Moon Pie General Store in Chattanooga - http://moonpie.com/general... - ellbeecee
Oh! I had moon pies in Chattanooga last week! - Glen Campbell
I've never felt closer to you guys than at this very moment. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
I don't know what it says about where I live, but all the stores have RC here. Not many restaurants, though. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
the Moon Pie General Store?? Road Trip!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also: ▶ RC Cola & a Moon Pie: NRBQ - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
My family made fun of me on vacation last year when we were buying snacks for the week and I was excited to find moon pies. I grew up down the street from an RC bottling plant. - Alan
That must have been like living next to the pearly gates! - MoTO Boychick Devil
If a place has RC Cola instead of Coke, I check the other options. - John (bird whisperer)
HERETIC! - MoTO Boychick Devil
We get RC Cola quite a bit around here, but that's probably related to the fact that we have a major RC bottling plant right down the road. http://rccolawinchester.com/ - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Sarah G.
Ignoring everything else, I wouldn't want to try and be dean over faculty who didn't have balls to disagree with me to my face.
There are two kinds of faculty. Passive aggressive and aggressive aggressive. - John Dupuis
Melly
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
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