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lris
All hail the newly tenured Catherine Pellegrino!
Congratulations Catherine! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
HAIL. - RepoRat
All Hail C! - Joe - Systems Analyst
Wow! Congrats!!! - YvonneM
woot! congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Most hearty congratulations to you! Huzzah! - maʀtha
Now you're stuck, congratulations! (I've left a tenured gig to earn tenure at another place, so it is doable if that's a plan) - awd from Android
All hail Catherine! - laura x from iPhone
*genuflects* - MoTO Moca Blend
Congrats! - Megan loves summer
Hurrah! - kaijsa
woop! - ~Courtney F
Hooray + congratulations!!! - Galadriel C. from Android
Congrats! - Rachel Walden
Thank you, everyone! So far I've painted my nails an outrageous color, and emailed the chair of the Rank & Tenure committee about an issue with the procedure for external reviewers that I think could be changed to make the process work better. Nobody parties like a tenured librarian, I tell you what. - Catherine Pellegrino
Ten Things To Do After You Get Tenure: http://hopejahrensurecanwrite.com/2013... - John Dupuis
Holy crap, John, that is an awesome post! Thank you for linking it. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
There's a faculty member here that loudly proclaims that if you don't do something once a year that would get you fired in (X repressive regime), you don't deserve tenure. Perhaps too high a bar to be taken literally, but I get where she's coming from. And yes, she is pretty damn outspoken. - John Dupuis
I followed her briefly on Twitter but it was too much of a firehose. I'm adding her blog to my reader, though. - Catherine Pellegrino
Steele Lawman
More Sam Lipsyte: "You can cobble together a solid twelve minutes of unconquerable joy a day caring for a toddler. It's just the other fourteen or fifteen hours that strip your nerves and immolate your spirit."
Steele Lawman
The real question is, how many lightbulbs does it take to change a librarian?
Love this - I shall use it but in reference to publishers...combined with a picture of some of our favourite bloggers with a lightbulb over their heads... - Cameron Neylon
I would love to use it as the epigraph in my reskilling book. May I? - RepoRat
Depends, is it a Brand Damascene bulb? - Pete
None. The librarian will change when the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of change. - awd from Android
RepoRat, of course you may. I might not even be the first to say it, but I was too lazy to check the original light bulb thread. - Steele Lawman
What type of lightbulb? If it is one of those spiffy LED lightbulbs, then the librarian would likely not need to change for at least a decade. - Julian
laura x
Night Sweats: An Unexpected Pregnancy, by Laura Crossett | Booklist Online - http://booklistonline.com/Night-S...
"A rock-steady writer in the mode of Anne Lamott, Crossett is cogent and fair, frank and compelling, and readers will hope fervently that she continues to share her story and her insights in future books." - laura x from Bookmarklet
I might be sitting here in utter teary shock in my office. Might. - laura x
Go you! - Soup in a TARDIS
this is so awesome. And so are you. - Catherine Pellegrino
Wooo! - lris
So awesome!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C.
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 - Systems Analyst
I knew all of this once, my brain is just crapping out on me :) - maʀtha
Hm. Well on Twitter, Josh Neff made a joke about establishing a new organization called the Library Society of the World. It started as a wiki on pbwiki...oh, it's still there http://librarysociety.pbworks.com/ The people who were interested were what was once known as the "biblioblogosphere." The lobbycon was the big group of blog people who would drink and talk all night in the... more... - Steele Lawman
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 - Systems Analyst
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 - Systems Analyst
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 - Systems Analyst
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 - Systems Analyst
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* - Betsy
The OP of this thread is dated Feb 18th *OF WHICH YEAR?!* c'monn FF just four more charaters in the date field... - awd
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 - awd from Android
Mary Carmen
Mariella Suzanne Nyce born 10:23pm on 11/12/13. 18 3/4 inches, 6 lbs 7 oz.
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Flawless victory! - Johnny from iPhone
Congratulations! And welcome, Mariella! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Oh yay! Just in time :-) You all ok? - Heleninstitches
Congratulations!!! - Uli
Congratulations to your family, and welcome to the world, Mariella! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
CONGRATULATIONS!!! - Bren
Congratulations :) Hello, Mariella :) - Pete
Congratulations! Perfection! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Woohoo! CONGRATULATIONS!!! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Yay!!!!! Congrats!!!!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congrats! - Me
Congratulations! - Brixie
There she is! Hello baby girl! Congratulations to you both! - Corinne L
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Welcome to the world, little one. :) - Pixie
Beautiful! - Anne Bouey
yay! congrats, you guys! - Brent Schaus
omg she is beautiful...congratulations...welcome to the world little Mariella - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
now we can all take a deep breath........welcome Nyce Family - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Absolutely perfect! - Melly
w00t! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Welcome pretty baby! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Congratulations, MC and Scott! *ponders* Is it too early for bourbon? - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
Yay! - JAson FLeming from Android
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
This is truly wonderful! Congratulations, family! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Congrats. So happy for you guys! - LB's Bubba. The other 1
Happy Birthday, Mariella!!! So happy that you're here and I love that you already got the JAZZ HANDS! down! - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations, MC and Scott!!! - vicster: full-bodied
Beautiful! - Jill from iPhone
Just beautiful!! Much love to everyone! - furrworld
Yay!!! An awesome lil Scorpio gal! She's perfect. :))) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
As the mother of a Susannah, I approve of this name. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Congratulations!! - Hedgehog from Android
Yaaay! Happy birth day, kiddo. - Kirsten
Welcome to the world Mariella! Congratulations and best wishes to you all! - Galadriel C.
Yay! Congratulations! - ~Courtney F
Mariella! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Shevonne
congrats! and Mariella couldn't have two better parents! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! - Yolanda from Android
Welcome Mariella! Congratulations y'all! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations, you two! Welcome to the world, Mariella! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Birthday Babby Nyce. Congrats to the happy family! - A Gunny named Slickback
She's so flippin' beautiful!! And Scott is beaming! Congrats to you both! - WebGoddess
Also @MoTO - it's never too early for Bourbon. I just got back from Louisville, KY last week and I learned that there. It's the home of bourbon - it must be true! - WebGoddess
Congratulations, Mary and Scott . . . and welcome, Mariella! - Friar Will
She's got dad's hair! - Jason P
awwwww.. ..toooooooooo cute !! - Peter Dawson
She's lovely! Congratulations to all!! - Lily
congratulations! - imabonehead
Way to go! - Brian Johns
Welcome, Mariella, you lucky, lucky girl! She has the most beautiful hands! (I have a thing for watching people's hands) So lovely. And you both look so happy. Huzzah! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Congratulations, guys! - Steel Penguin Slippy
Congrats! - Eric - Watch Me Now
Wonderful I hope everyone is happy and healthy. - Steve C
perfection! - Lnorigb
Beautiful!! <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Congratulations! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Wonderful! And you thought you had a big baby in there… small baby!! - Georgia
Congratulations to the new parents! Welcome to FF little one! - Ken Gidley from iPhone
Congratulations on bringing sweet Mariella to the world! - Red Label
Mary Carmen
Exhausted mommy.
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<3 <3 - Sarita!
جی جی :د - ماهان-Mahan
Congratulations! - Daniel W. Crompton
I am in tears here I am so happy for all of you!!!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Yay!!!! So happy for you! Congratulations!!! - Yvonne from FFHound!
YOU DID IT! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oD - Melly
:-) - Steven Perez from Android
Your smile! And her little nose! - Betsy
Hey mama!! - furrworld
Beautiful. Congrats mama! - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Congratulations! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Exhausted, but strong and beautiful! She's here and she's just gorgeous. - Galadriel C.
What a great smile you have, Mary. And what a beautiful baby! - Friar Will
I know that look...it's the."yeah...I did that!" look! Love it! - furrworld
I agree with Galadriel - you look beautiful. Congratulations, sweetie!! :) - Laura
congrats!~! - imabonehead
<3 happy happy! Congratulations! - holly #ravingfangirl
Congratulations! . - Kevin Johnson from Android
Congrats! - Rachel Walden
Radiant! Congratulations to you all!! <3 - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
squeeeeeeee! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
yay babby! congrats! - Imabug
Congratulations! - Elena from iPhone
congratulations - alireza6211
Congratulations!!! - Katy S
Congrats!! <3 <3 <3 - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Yay! Congrats!!! - Jen
kendrak
Can I just get a HELL YEAH MEG V MEG ROCKS? Or maybe a simple Happy Birthday?
hell yeah meg v meg rocks! also happy birthday! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Stephen Francoeur
I love me some Meg! Happy Birthday! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
* warms up the confetti cannon * - Julian
... and she does indeed rock. - Julian
Happy birthday, Meg. - Betsy
Happy! - Jenica from iPhone
Happy happy! - ellbeecee
Happy birthday, Meg! - Mary Carmen
HELL YEAH HAPPY BIRTHDAY! - laura x
HAPPY MEG DAY! - holly #ravingfangirl
HIPY PAPY BTHUTHDTH THUTHDA BTHUTHDY - Catherine Pellegrino
happy happy happy happy! - lris
Happy birthday :) - Pete
I LOVE MEGVMEG - jambina from FFHound(roid)!
happiest of birthdays!!!! - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Happy Birthday Meg! - Hedgehog
Happy birthday, Meg! - Jason P
HELL YEAH MEG V MEG ROCKS - WebGoddess
HELL YEAH MEG V MEG ROCKS - Joe - Systems Analyst
Happy Birthday! - Elizabeth Brown
HELL YEAH IT IS MEG'S BIRTHDAY! - JAson FLeming
Happy birthday, Meg, and many happy returns! - Lily
Aw, thanks! - Meg VMeg
Happy B-daaay!! - Kathy
All of the above and another hell yeah, - barbara fister from iPhone
HELL TO THE AW YEAH - RepoRat
HELL YEAH!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! - Katy S
Many happy returns. Rock on. - Megan loves summer
Hellz to tha yeah! Have a great birthday! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
HELL YEAH! - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
You guys are the best. - Meg VMeg
Belated birthday wishes; I hope you had an awesome one! - Galadriel C. from Android
Hope you had a wonderful birthday and that the party continued all weekend! - Jen
Meg VMeg
Late night, still working, so tired.
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Square face! - Meg VMeg
Hi Meg :) - Hedgehog
gah. miss you. - jambina
ugh I keep pulling all nighters or near all nighters for my stupid databases class. Real work is suffering. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
*waves at Meg verses herself* - MoTO Moca Blend from Android
I did two all-nighters this week because I enjoy it, apparently *waves at MoTO with both hands* - Meg VMeg from Android
John Dupuis
I just got Boing Boinged: http://boingboing.net/2013...
woot! congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
good job, sir - Meg VMeg
Congratulations! - Betsy
I know someone who going BoingBoinged. I feel faint... - barbara fister
I feel a little faint too. BB sure brings the traffic. - John Dupuis
Excellent - Hedgehog
We should totally play Six Degrees of BoingBoinged. (Well done, John.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh man! So cool! We are all first degree now! - laura x
dang, that's awesome. - Marie
Yeah, uh, this whole thing has been pretty wild. Up to nearly 12K page views, which is by far the most popular post I've ever done. Posts on the politicization of science in Canada have always been popular, but in the 1-2K page view range. - John Dupuis
Liked on Fb: 3.6K, Tweets: 763. Even 74 +1's on G+, for heaven's sake. - John Dupuis
But, how much has this been shared in friendfeed? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Now it's slashdot and stumbleupon. - John Dupuis
Who did you pay, and how much? - Joe - Systems Analyst
I wish I were that smart. I guess I should mention that I did submit the post to BB but I imagine they pick up only a very small portion of what's submitted. I suspected I would have a decent shot because Cory Doctorow is Canadian and he has posted about the Canadian goverment in the past. Aside from that, all I did was tweet it up a bit more than usual. - John Dupuis
Didn't know that there was a process for submitting posts to BB, and that is good to know. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Edging up to 30K page views, 73 comments, 7K likes, 1100 tweets, 200 +1's and more than a dozen links from other blogs (including Bruce Sterling, of all people). Probably a dozen or so emails with suggestions, some from insiders. This is seriously unlike anything else that's ever happened. - John Dupuis
What fun! Congrats, and good job, John. You hit a nerve, and brought info. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
rock on, man! - RepoRat
Thanks. I've noticed a few people have basically republished my list, with attribution. I'm thinking CC0 for this post. - John Dupuis
So, I CC0'd it and it has been republished a few times. Up around 37K page views. And a couple of media interview requests have trickled in. - John Dupuis
I kind of like how he introduces your post: "John Dupuis has assembled a brief, brutal chronology …" yay librarians for assembling chronologies! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Special Agent Fister coined the term Liberation Bibliography sometime back. I like to think I do a version of that too. - John Dupuis
I'm honored if that phrase describes what you do. Brilliantly. - barbara fister
Delayed effect, I guess, but one media interview last week, two tomorrow and one on Thursday. Not all directly related to this post but at least in part to an enhanced profile. - John Dupuis
Interviews that happened: campus radio station (CHRY), Skeptically Speaking (a full hour!), Macleans blog, Tyee and one freelancer. I suspect not all of the interviews will surface, but we'll see. Another interesting development: I'll be setting up a phone meeting with the NDP Science & Tech critic. - John Dupuis
Well, at least one came out: http://thetyee.ca/Blogs... - John Dupuis
So, uh, fast approaching 50K page views, links from the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), faculty members stopping me in the hallways thanking me for the post, emails from members of Parliament (incl a party leader...) and a bunch from various advocacy groups, quite a bit of traffic around the Stand Up for Science rallies last week. So, I guess this is my legacy. - John Dupuis
And my somewhat out of date altmetrics post: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... - John Dupuis
I think the NYT editorial happened because of you. http://www.nytimes.com/2013... - barbara fister
I'm afraid I can't take credit for that, other than as part of the overall consciousness raising efforts that have raised the profile of what's going on. On the other hand, I am doing a radio interview tonight on BC community radio. CFRO at 7pm/10pm. - John Dupuis
Stephan Planken
"August 13th is “Left-Hander’s Day.”" -- Fwd: 56 Interesting Facts About Left-Handedness & Left-Handed People http://facts.randomhistory.com/facts-a... (via http://friendfeed.com/sasha8i...)
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Funny. I see only one left hand in the photo... - Lisa L. Seifert
Yeah, those are almost all right hands, unless someone was making backwards impressions with their left hand. - John (bird whisperer)
Lefties are rare. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Lefty here! *Waves* - LoisMarketing
Enjoy your day, fellow lefties! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*waves a sinister wave* - Kevin Johnson from Android
we have a day? nice. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
*raises left fist of solidarity* - Eivind
I'm trying to use my left side of my brain more today out of solidarity. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Lefties are less lateralized than their right handed cousins, so you should try making your halves cooperate today :) - Eivind
Woo! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
I'm a lefty, so I exercise moderation in all things... EXCEPT WHEN I'M DEALING WITH THOSE INFURIATING RIGHTIES! - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
MARK OF THE DEVIL! - Melly
Emily definitely favours her left hand, especially when drawing. - Melly
Mark of the devil: being lefty or being righty? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
According to that article, lefty? - Melly
"Researchers note that on average, left-handers reach sexual maturity later than right-handers." Some of us are *still* waiting. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
[Selections from the article] Famous left-handed people: Bart Simpson (!?), OJ Simpson (boo), Jay Leno, David Letterman, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Billy the Kid (debated), John Dillinger... so not only did Billy the Kid write and shoot with his left, he also debated with his left. #Amazing #ThatWasaJoke - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ
Hehe. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
RepoRat
ALCTS is considering OA for its divisional journal, and seeks survey responses. They do good stuff, so let's be kind while we stuff the ballot box, 'k? http://t.co/p1dcEbyfor
Since I'm not an ALCTS member, I won't participate. Since there are now either 4 or 5 ALA divisions with gold OA peer-reviewed journals, there's certainly a trend... - Walt Crawford
The survey question about that includes "0-5 years" as a response to the "how long have you been an ALCTS member?" question, so I'm figuring it's legit. If they wanna discount my response in favor of longtime members, that's okay. - RepoRat
and good lord, at least they're not pulling a RUSA, so go them. - RepoRat
So now there's a phrase for it: Pulling a RUSA. Some day RUSA will regret that backsliding. - Walt Crawford
"5¢. Everything should cost 5¢." - henry
Thank you for posting the survey link, RR. I'm an ALCTS member, but had missed the survey. Given that I'm in the process negotiating an open access / Creative Commons license for a proceedings paper to be published in a decidedly closed publication, I'm glad to see that ALCTS is asking! - Galadriel C.
Giving "it costs 40k each year" without a budget breakdown prevents from actually making practical suggestions - Hedgehog from Android
yeah, I ripped 'em on that a bit. Honestly kind of bewildered how they're spending $40K, for that matter. - RepoRat
Oh, based on my past experience as LITA Newsletter editor and on the LITA Publications Committee (with ITAL), I have some good guesses. It has to do with internal contracting for professional services... - Walt Crawford
I answered as best I could (and yeah, "how will we be able to keep spending XXX" is not a helpful question, but lordy, I've heard it from societies. Mostly the response from members is "we're paying THAT MUCH per article? what are you doing wrong?!?" (cough AAA cough - reports spending $4,000-5,000 to produce each article.) - barbara fister
Christina Pikas
v exited. looks like the iSchool at Maryland is going to have a series of data getting and manipulation and analysis tools tutorials... cool
like! - Marie
Laura Krier
Awesome news: I've accepted a new job at Sonoma State University. So excited to get back on a campus!
congratulations! - RepoRat
Congratulations!!! - Hedgehog
WINE TIME! Huge congrats! - kaijsa
hurrah! - maʀtha
congrats! - ellbeecee
Wine time indeed...since you'll be in the heart of North Bay wine country. - Walt Crawford
congrats! - Rachel Walden
OH! I went to SSU!! :) Granted I barely recognize the place anymore (Schulz was after I was gone) but still.keep in touch with 2 awesome & amazing staff there. So happy for you! - Nikki D.
Thanks everyone! I'm excited for the change, though sad to leave CDL. - Laura Krier
oh nice, congrats! - kendrak
what's the new gig? - RepoRat
Web services librarian. - Laura Krier
Congrats! - Derrick
Derrick
Hi everyone. I'm happy to announce that I'm moving in a couple weeks to take a new librarian job in Washington, D.C.! Very excited and looking forward to continuing to learn and grow as a librarian.
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congrats! best of luck with the move! - ellbeecee
BETTER KNOW THE DISTRICT! - Zamms
There's been a lot of crazy in the last six months so I didn't want to subject y'all to that, but I've been thinking about y'all. Will be around a bit more now that all of that's been handled. - Derrick
Hurray! Congratulations! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hi Derrick! Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Congrats! - Katy S from iPhone
Where in the district? - Christina Pikas from iPhone
congrats and yay yay! - Sir Shuping is just sir
And congrats :) - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Congratulations, Derrick! I'm so happy for you! <3 - Anne Bouey
I suspected that you would be moving here. Over which overpass should I put up the welcome sign? - Julian
WOOOOOOO!!!!!! Very pleased for you and not the least bit surprised. - lris
Hi everyone and thanks. Appreciate the thoughts. I'll be at American University. - Derrick
Congrats on the new job. Welcome to the neighborhood. - Alan
Very cool! I'll finally be able to meet you. - Friar Will
Congrats on the new job! - Elena
So happy for you! And happy for them that they were smart enough to hire you. - Steele Lawman
Also, congratulations, and the first few drink are on me. - Julian
Congrats! Hope you have a great time! I was gonna warn you about the humidity, but I'm guessing 'Nawlins' got you conditioned. - Arlan K.
Who wants to go see the Nats play? Or grab a half-smoke? Or...ride the Metro? Cherry blossoms? I really am excited. How often does one apply for, interview with, and land their number one job? - Derrick
So proud of you, boo! - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Congratulations, Derrick! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Congratulations! - Spidra Webster
You can do the half smoke at a Nats game now. I still haven't made it to the actual Bens Chili Bowl, though. - Alan
Oh, and like every one else has said, "Congratulations!" - Friar Will
Wow, awesome! I'm so happy for you, my friend! - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks so much everyone. Seriously. Some of this went down at ALA this year some librarians might have already heard, but it's time to share with everyone else. I think I was RIGHT by Ben's Chili Bowl when I interviewed but I forgot to eat there. :( - Derrick
HOORAY! - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Congratulations!! - Hedgehog from Android
Congratulations! Best of luck and success in your new city and job :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Is it in the South East area? - Josh Haley
Super Awesome! I am so excited for you and, possibly, the end of your travels across the US. See you sooner than later! :) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
We're practically neighbors! - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Fabulous! Congratulations :) - Jen
Yay! - peamageddon
Whoo hoooooooooo!!!!!! - laura x from BuddyFeed
Ten years, and I have only ever been to Ben's once. Two Nats games. One Smithsonian museum (twice). LOC once (and I used to work less than a mile away). One inauguration. I think you will do well easing into being a local. Plenty of time to get to everything. - Julian
Now Josh has me thinking I need to figure out the quadrants. The university is in NW which is the largest? But I don't know the lines of demarcation. - Derrick
Zamms and D together....DC may implode from awesome. SO HAPPY FOR YOU! - Mary Carmen
The US Capitol is at the center of the axis. North Capitol divides NW and NE, East Capitol divides NE and SE, and South Capitol divides SW and SE. There is no West Capitol, but the National Mall marks the approximate boundary of NW and SW. - John (bird whisperer)
The Capitol building is the center of the address grid for the District of Columbia, and Prince George's and Montgomery Counties (with the exception of a few municipalities in Maryland -- for example, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Laurel). - Julian
Thanks, guys. I'll have to get my bearings. Also going to be so weird to not have a car. O_O - Derrick
Congrats, dood! - Andy
O MY GOD YES! I'm so happy for you, Derrick. Wonderful. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Wow, this is some serious awesome. Well done. - Laura Norvig from iPod
Oh wow!!! Congrats D!!! - Soup in a TARDIS
That is fabulous!!! - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
yay! congratulations d! - kendrak
Thanks everyone, seriously. <3 - Derrick
Woooooooo. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Good that you are on the metro line at AU. - Joe - Systems Analyst
NW is nice. SE not as nice. So I am glad for you even more now. I was a missionary in that area back in 1991. - Josh Haley
Woohooo! - maʀtha
Oh my gosh! - Jim is digging out.
Tell us about the gig! - maʀtha
I'll be working with the School of Communication, which covers mass comm, film and video, journalism, and public communication. There might be some incorporation of social media in there as well (my presentation for the interview was on social media and how to teach it to ACRL standards). Always thought it'd be cool to incorporate film and cinema with my library work and it looks like I'll be able to do so. - Derrick
congrats - WarLord
Fantastic! Congratulations, fellow comm librarian! You'll be working with Rachel, one of my best friends! - Jason P
Jason, when I found out Rachel was THE Rachel from the podcast, I liked to have died. I ended up shooting her an email and telling her I knew you! Also, will be hitting you up for teaching comm. O_o - Derrick
We'll talk soon! - Jason P
SO EXCITE. - Marianne
You go, Derrick!!! - DJ Stevie Steve
Yay! - Miriella from Android
Woo-hoo! - Betsy
I'm so happy for you, D! Congratulations! They're damn lucky to have you! <3 - vicster: full-bodied
Awesome, sir. Wishing you all the best. Can't wait to visit DC. Smithsonian here we come. - SAM
<3 Yay! DC cupcakes for you! See you there next month, boo! Congrats! - Tamara J. B.
Grattis og lykke til med flyttinga :) - Eivind
The Smiths say YAY! - Heleninstitches
YAY! I'm so excited for you Derrick!!! And I'm very glad you'll be around FF more. Cuz you rock. :) - Laura
COULD YOU BE ANY MORE ADORABLE??!!!!! - Melly
Yay! Congratulations! Hope the move goes smoothly. xo - LoisMarketing
I vote for a Baltimore or DC meet-up to commence!! - Janet
Congratulations!! This is wonderful! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Very cool, congrats! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Congratulations! - Regular Amanda
Yay! Congrats! - Sarah from FreshFeed
Congrats, D. - MoTO Moca Blend
Good morning and thanks again everyone. Things are looking up! - Derrick
Woo hoo! Congratulations and good luck with the move! - Galadriel C.
But I just left the mid-atlantic! Poop. And yay for D! - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Congrats! Hope you love it! - Rachel Walden
Congrats! It was awesome to meet you at ALA and get this breaking news in person! W00T! - John: Thread Killer
arrright! - barbara fister
incredibly exciting!! congrats! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
ooh, yay! more new Comm librarians!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
Congratulations! - kaijsa
Congratulations and wish you lots of luck. - Halil
miss you Derrick - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Congratulations. Great news! - YvonneM
Now that's happy making news. - Heather
Congrats, baby! :D <3 - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Just scrolled back to see the official announcement and find out where you were working. I have fond memories of using AU's library when my school (GWU) didn't have what I needed for a paper. God bless the consortium setup. Anyway, congratulations and please let me know where you end up living! Next time I'm back in the area for a visit (my dad still lives in MD) I would love to meet you in person. - Corinne L
DJF
LSW: DJF
Fiander, David J. 2013. “Comparing the LibraryThing, OCLC, and Open Library ISBN APIs.” The Code4Lib Journal (21) (July 15). http://journal.code4lib.org/article....
woo-hoo! new publication! - DJF
Congratulations!!!!! - lris
You're in there with a strong article cohort. (Do not ask me how many browser tabs I have open right now.) Congratulations. - RepoRat
the hard part will be explaining this journal in my promotion portfolio - DJF from Android
bumping for Martha - DJF
Yayayayay! - maʀtha
I'm showing my ignorance, but why will it be difficult to explain the Code4Lib journal? - Laura Krier
because it doesn't look like a journal (no PDFs, etc), and it isn't indexed anywhere. - DJF from Android
File-->Print to PDF. TADA! (I know, doesn't fix it) :) - Hedgehog
The difficulty will be in explaining that this is a valuable, peer reviewed, journal that is read by people in my field. - DJF from Android
DJF: Wanna get really fancy? Take a year's worth, make PDFs, add ToC, publish the result in hardcopy via Lulu. Shazam: PRINTED JOURNAL! Doesn't solve the indexing problem, unless LSW adds a library resources indexing service to the spectacular cataloging service reflected in Night Sweats' CIP record, but... - Walt Crawford
An LSW indexing service would be... interesting. - laura x
Google Scholar seems to index it - DJF
I'm surprised LISTA doesn't. Or does it? - RepoRat
According to http://www.ebscohost.com/academi... it's in LISTA (per html version) - Hedgehog
laura x
Here's to you, FriendFeed and the LSW.
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This picture brought to you by selling 84 copies of my book so far (which is to say about 70 more than I ever thought I'd sell) and by a woman today telling #toddlerx's dad that she wished all children were loved as much as he is and by my thanks for your friendship, in good times and bad. - laura x
Cheers to you! You deserve only good things. - Meg VMeg
what a lovely pic. - MoTO Moca Blend
Heather Piwowar
squee!!! ImpactStory was invited to the White House!!! Jason+I+guests attended the Open Sci champs of change ceremony yesterday, and ImpactStory gave one of the 12 posters in the reception afterwards. [we weren't allowed to say anything publicly till after the event. almost killed me.]
photos and blog post coming soon. - Heather Piwowar
my seven year old? thrilled :) - Heather Piwowar
AAAAAAWESOME - jambina
was a really nice celebration. felt great to see so many people I knew and admired, and learn of others. Also sad that so many others I thought should be there weren't there. But for the day I tried to focus on the happy, and succeeded :) - Heather Piwowar
duuuuuuuuuuuuude! ftw! - RepoRat
WOWOWOWOWOWOW. - Catherine Pellegrino
so awesome! - Sarah
thanks very much to whomever did whatever nominating. so appreciated. - Heather Piwowar
Coolness. - Joe - Systems Analyst
YAY - Hedgehog from Android
O.M.G. awesome - Marie
Awesome. - John Dupuis
Aw, Jean-Claude Bradley got to go! - Meg VMeg
Stephen Mack
I did it: Three miles in 21 minutes! The pace goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year achieved. I'm ecstatic.
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I thought I "wooted" on this post. Hmm . . . well, I guess I will do it again. w00t! - Friar Will
Yay! - Anne Bouey
Thanks, Will and Anne! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You said you'd do it and you did! You should run for president! - Spidra Webster
Spidra: Heh, thanks -- but I wasn't born in this country, so not an option. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Well then be Governor! - Janet
Wow! - Brian Johns
Awesome, Stephen! Congrats on meeting your goal! :))) - Jenny H.
That is impressive. - Steve C
JEALOUS! Great Job, S-Max! - MoTO Moca Blend
Nice job Stephen!! - Georgia
Well done! (Now do it again. :P) - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Thanks, all! CAJ, not sure how long until I'll be able to recreate it. Will see tomorrow... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, what is more important - going further or faster? For my biking, going further has also made me go faster - not sure if same applies when running. As your body gets used to doing something, it does it more efficiently too, and then burns less calories for the same distance/effort (at least for awhile, eventually you must plateau of course). So if you're running for weight control/maintenance, you'll have to either increase distance or speed to maintain the same calorie burn. YMMV of course. :) - Ken Gidley
I think it's more important that Stephen set himself a goal and then worked to reach it. Period. - Hookuh Tinypants
Def. agree with setting/achieving goals == good thing! - Ken Gidley
Mary Carmen
Project Little Human initiated. ETA: November 11, 2013.
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Congratulations :) - Hedgehog
ha! i guessed right but i didn't think it proper to ask. Congrats! - Christina Pikas
:) - Pete
#bleepyeahbuttercup. And congrats to the Nycest parents in the school. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Congratulations! - adf
Lol. Yes, mommy has hypermesis and has been home for the past month with no end in sight. Other than the constant vomiting everyone is healthy. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
woohoo! :) - Big Joe Silence
CONGRATS! - Stephen Mack
How wonderful! - Anne Bouey
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so happy for the both of you.... - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Congrats! - Brent Schaus
Very happy for you both! - Friar Will
Thanks y'all. We strongly feel its a girl, but won't know for certain for a few more weeks. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
Congrats! Hoping they offer you a Zofran pump option! - Janet from FFHound!
WAHOO!! :D - Laura
HappyHappyHappyHappy!!! - vicster: full-bodied from FFHound!
Congratulations!!!! - the king of the interweb
Congrats! - Not Me
Congrats! - MoTO Moca Blend
congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Sir Shuping is just sir
You know, "Barry" can be used with either gender. #justsayin *cough* - MoTO Moca Blend
Lol....the baby is going to have a either a very Scottish name or a very Italian name. There seems to be no in between. - Mary Carmen
Congratulations!!! - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations, that is exciting! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Christina: I also guessed right but also didn't want to ask. Also, congratulations! - Betsy
Yeah, it was pretty obvious. But Scott wouldn't let me come clean till after the first trimester. - Mary Carmen
w00t! :-) - Steven Perez from Android
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Wow, you've been breeding! FANTASTIC! Srsly congrats, lady :) - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Congrats! :) - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
I look forward to little Eva's debut on the podcast. OH NOEZ POSSIBLE FUTURE INFO CONTAMINATION OF TIMELINE DELETE COMMENT - Steven Perez
Hyphenate for the best of both: Guiseppe-Hamish if it's a boy, Carmine-Eilidh if it's a girl. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hamish Kaidan or Isabella Suzanne.....no hyphens necessary. - Mary Carmen
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack
Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Congratulations!! - Yolanda
Would be neat to deliver the 12th. 11/12/13 :) - Janet from FFHound!
Yay! I was so hoping that this was the secret! Congrats to you both. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd guessed this as well - and happy I was right. Nyce. ;) - Great Scott! Snow!
congrats! - imabonehead
Congratulations! - Harold
Yay! - Jed from iPhone
Yay!!! :) - Micah
Congratulations!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Squee! Omg! - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
I wondered at one point with all the emesis. - Mary B: #TeamMonique from iPhone
Congratulations, you two!! <3 - Jenny H.
Yay! Congrats! I was wondering when you'd be ready to share. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
YAYAYAY!!! I wondered... :))) So happy for you guys!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
The most awesome project you will ever undertake! Enjoy! - DJ Stevie Steve
Congratulations Mary and Scott! - Mike Nencetti
Yay! Congrats to you both :) - Jen
*bumpity* because it's MC and Scott. LITERALLY! - MoTO Moca Blend
YEAH BABY!!!!!!!! - Melly
Congratulations, that's fantastic news. - YvonneM
Con'grats !! - Peter Dawson
LMP? :D - ووووزلا
Congrats!!! =D - David Cook
<3 Awesome. - Pixie
Yay! :D - Michael W. May
Congratulations! - Jim is digging out.
Congrats!!! So exciting!! - Georgia from iPhone
I just saw your pregnancy whine post and I think all of downtown Sac heard me say, "Wait, she's pregnant?" (scroll back scroll back scroll back, find announcement) Wow! Congrats to you and Scott. - Corinne L
Thanks, Corinne! - Mary Carmen
Congrats!!!! - Rachel Walden
Walt Crawford
I was thinking somebody (or pref. group) really does need to start an ethical Predatory Publishers List--but a better definition of predatory is needed. Splitting journals, lots of new journals, phony "sponsored" journals, republishing articles, excessive page charges, double-dipping...
[And I hear folks from Emerald, T&F, Elsevier saying "isolated incidents, we're the GOOD GUYS, we're PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHERS..."] - Walt Crawford
... that's a pretty good idea. - RepoRat
And the group that does it needs to be Scholars With Credentials, I think. (Ducks and runs.) Preferably scholars within libraries... and yes, I actually am more than half-serious about this. It might redeem a useful term from its currently debased state. - Walt Crawford
It sounds vaguely like Retraction Watch. I mean, you could have a similar format. - Meg VMeg
I was thinking the same thing, Meg. - RepoRat
i love you people - jambina
I think that we have a good sense of criteria - it should be doable. - Sarah from FreshFeed
Sarah, you're connected -- any of your groups willing to take a project like this under their wing? I'd just as soon warn off barratry addicts if possible. - RepoRat
Let me see! - Sarah from FreshFeed
Should we cite the Phil Davis research that found all of the Emerald / MCB article republishing without attribution? - Joe - Systems Analyst from iPod
*want* (cannot help create) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
"Publication Watch" lol - Meg VMeg
Do we need to get an issn for /Publication Watch/? - Joe - Systems Analyst from iPod
Only if it's going to be a periodical--altho' getting an ISSN for an e-only publication is so easy even I was able to do it (13 years ago, for C&I, at no cost, took maybe five minutes). - Walt Crawford
Want, also. I'd be willing to help, if I can. - Grumpator
Let me make it clear: 1. I think this is a great idea. 2. I know better than to offer to help, for several reasons, some of them probably obvious. - Walt Crawford
This is a great idea - a cross between "retraction watch" and "regret the error" but for journal titles (TA and OA) that pull stupid journal tricks.. I'm in. Can we do it as a blog? Start with some overall "here's the problem" and add new examples as they arise? - barbara fister
"Stupid Journal Tricks" gets my vote for title. - Grumpator
we're trying to wrest the P-word away from Beall, though. - RepoRat
How about a blog titled Annals of Predatory Publishing Practices? - barbara fister
Just call it APEX ;) (Adumbrations of Predation Experience) - Pete
(So many of our students pronounce it "Anal.") - barbara fister
Whatever we call it, it needs to have an awesome TLA or FLA. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Don't we have LSW hosting somewhere with a WPMU installation? (Was it Josh Neff's baby?) Could we just do a WP installation there. I would be happy to do legwork if someone wants to give me the carkeys to the site... - Kathryn is a free elf
I have been holding out hope for "Aliens vs Predatory Journals". - Andy
^^^^^^^^ I endorse this. - RepoRat
(rolls sleeves up) I'm in. Bit of a techno-dolt, but will contribute labor. - barbara fister
And honestly? the sooner the better. The guy made page A1 of the New York Times for cripes sake. There needs to be a credible alternative. - barbara fister
Imma wait to hear back from Sarah. I'd like this to have organizational backing beyond the LSW. After that, though, I'm totally in. - RepoRat
Where I *can* help--down the road: If there's a reputable site with reputable, transparent criteria and reputable postings, I'll certainly promote it as a reputable way to look at publisher problems. As opposed to the disreputable way, only suitable for True Beallievers. - Walt Crawford
I'm excited about this - and yes, willing to wait and see if there's other interest out there for org. backing. - barbara fister
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
OK, a bunch of people here posted about being on the verge of getting BrowZine trials. What'd y'all think? Competitors that I've found are http://theonlinenewsstand.org/ and Read by QxMD.
Our trial is not set up yet #unhelpful - Meg VMeg
I'm still waiting on Android. Is that out yet? Apple trial is no good for me. - Hedgehog from Android
We have Browzine, and it seems to work pretty good. - Joe - Systems Analyst
did you get both platforms? (i* and android) - awd
We don't have the android yet, as far as I know. - Joe - Systems Analyst from iPod
UC Libraries had it on trial through end of April. I used the iOS version and I hope they pick it up as a regular service. - henry
I am a strong supporter of mobile platform development, but there's no way that my library is going to pay for an app that is charging us for content that we already have. The fact that they think that each platform is a separate cost item also suggests to me that they should be selling the app directly to users, and building it so that it connects to institutional content. - DJF from Android
You have to load your SFX into the thing though? I'm not sure how that would work if it were an app sold to individual users. They'd have no idea what they should have access to. - Meg VMeg
SFX does offer APIs for developers that can connect to particular institutions' knowledge bases. It could be done. - Laura Krier
In fact, I would LOVE an app that let me connect to journals (and ebooks) that my institution subscribes to and save, organize, and annotate articles. - Laura Krier
Isn't that what's being done through BrowZine? My point is that, if the app were sold directly to individual users (rather than institutions), then how would the users have access to SFX holdings info. - Meg VMeg
My impression from when I spoke to them -- before they split the platforms -- that this was a cost thing. They could get iOS up and running and bringing in money and then could work on the Android side (and they were seeing, at that time, significantly lower demand for Android). I guess my take is, these guys are clearly start-ups, and expecting them to be the Big Boys isn't the right... more... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm still pretty on the fence about BrowZine, so I;m really curious -- what made you tip to the trial? What about it makes you feel this is something enough users want and will use, to justify the price? And how are you telling folks? And how are evaluating whether or not to keep it? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Christina Pikas
virtual high 5 to L. Quilter who took ST down a peg on Liblicense.
Hint on ST? - Joe - Systems Analyst
(Sandy Thatcher?) - barbara fister
ding! that's the correct ST and here: http://listserv.crl.edu/wa... - Christina Pikas
L. Quilter has been v. awesome in my books since at least 1997. <3. - Marianne
I said something mean about Thatcher then deleted it. Instead I'll say--is he ever useful, or is he just a full-time troll? - Steele Lawman
I've known her online since 1995 or so, previous life and all that. Was just plain shocked to cross paths with her in library land! She's fantastic. (also: super thrilled to have no idea who ST is. do I need to?) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
He said something nice about DPLA on Secret Agent Fister's latest IHE column. I was surprised. Unless it wasn't actually him! - RepoRat
I find Thatcher confusing--I don't think he's a full-time troll, but I'm mostly not sure what he is or believes. One of the few people who talk about OA who I really can't pin down. (Almost like I used to be, perhaps?) - Walt Crawford
On this particular list he has to comment multiple times on every single thread regardless of the relevance on his running the penn state press (and retiring some time ago). I'm sure he makes some good points but geez. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Sandy's one of several reasons I unsub'd from that list and one other. Dude just talks too much. - Bill Hooker
He had a draft concept for OA books back in 1996 http://www.psupress.org/news..., but he seems to be so anti-OA today. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Marie
Post your Google Scholar profile links here:
Oh and I am supposed to do a class on Google scholar profiles and Google scholar metrics on top of the usual Scopus/Wos for citation analysis at the end of this month. Me thinks, I am going to get lots of questions.... done all the reading but...going to be interesting .... - aaron
i think i might put a copy of this in my annual review packet this year. i wonder if anyone uses this to supplement their web of science citations, for tenure? seems like goog picks up more than wos does because it's not concerned about what's indexed. - Marie
Barbara huh? Did you set up 2? Both are verified with institution emails?? - aaron
No "verified" email since I'm not institutionalized, but: http://scholar.google.com/citatio... - Walt Crawford
aaaaaaagh, now I'm spending the entire dang afternoon reading stuff that's cited me recently. - RepoRat
For comparison, here's my profile in Microsoft Academic, which I see needs some cleanup, as the profile includes articles by others. http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author... - Stephen Francoeur
i've really enjoyed perusing all your profiles. any other peeps want to share theirs? - Marie
we have some influential peeps all up in here. - RepoRat
http://scholar.google.com/citatio... My sparkline looks not unlike Dorothea's until you realize that hers goes up to 40-something on the Y-axis and mine goes to...two. :D Also I just now saw the completely poker-faced abstract of "Library Survey Survey" in LISTA. lulz. *disappears inside his own navel* - Steele Lawman
http://scholar.google.com/citatio... Added my book chapter :-D Must get other stuff up there... - Hedgehog
I got really lucky with my undergraduate research projects in Chemistry. :) Otherwise my citation counts would be fairly low. - Elizabeth Brown
Wow, y'all are super impressive. Here's my less illustrious profile http://scholar.google.com/citatio... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Micah
My heart ached at the news of Roger Ebert's death. His personality shared with, and service to the public is tremendous. My memory of watching Roger and Gene tussle over the merit of a film, in the living room with my dad is a profound one. What I want to express most is my gratitude. Thank you.
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barbara fister
Did you get your letter from Mellen yet? Better go check my mail.... Rick Anderson's SK posts removed. http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2013...
Looks like a job for Popehat - Pete
... okay, it is time to squash this SOB like a bug -- and for once I don't mean SKitch. - RepoRat
Wow! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
WHOA. I guess they're taking the scorched earth approach? When you've made one big mistake in public, that just means it's time to double-down! - Regular Amanda from Android
I am REALLY curious to see if I get one. - laura x
ooooh, they better not. *flicks switchblade* - RepoRat
Wow. Also, it will be interesting to see how a New York lawyer with a New York client attempting to sue U.S. residents, can manage to get that into Canadian courts, since their chances under U.S. libel/slander laws are almost nonexistent. But mostly, wow. - Walt Crawford
Original post and comments are still on the Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web... - laura x
Holy fucking shit. I mean, HOLY FUCKING SHIT. Sorry, I meant HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT. - Andy
I don't have much love for SK, but that shit ain't right. - Andy
Love it. - Meg VMeg
Andy speaks for me. - RepoRat
+1000000 Andy. No letter for me yet either, and you would figure what with the whole Canadian thing.... Plus now I feel guilty about mocking SK with my planned April 1 post, so I may refrain. - John Dupuis
I think we should crowdsource editing that letter since I noticed some errors in it. - Joe - Systems Analyst
So, let me get this straight: people who offer negative reviews or opinions will get sued. This means reviewers are less likely to review their books for fear of reprisal. Less reviews means less exposure for their titles. Less exposure means less likely to be seen to be purchased. Less purchases means less sales for the company. That's their plan? - Andy
I'm wondering if Library Journal has any reviews of their books up right now. - Andy
I am playing safe, not even retweeting such blog posts. - aaron
But cease and desist letters are so much fun! - laura x
If they are venue hunting, Aaron might be in more trouble if his country's laws are more lenient on these kinds of speech issues. - Andy
Good point. My apologies. - laura x
Canada has terrible laws around this stuff. gah. - jambina
I wonder if they'll send a letter to the Internet Archive to take down the record of the SK site... - Andy
and then to every other person who saved their own copy of it, like i just did. :) - Christa
I'm seriously considering mirroring those posts, just to do it. This is crazy. - Jason Griffey from iPhone
IF you mirror an image capture, can they cease a photo? - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Techdirt's on their ass. Pass the popcorn. http://www.techdirt.com/article... - RepoRat
Have I mentioned that I got a nice email in response to my blog post from the guy who wrote Envy of Excellence (the book published by Edwin Mellen about the firing of its founder from the U of Toronto)? - laura x
Laura, that's awesome to hear. It's a good reminder that the authors are NOT the issue here, but the publisher. - Andy
Also, I'm wondering how much it costs them to write a cease & desist letter for each person. - Andy
Well, since the attorney in the SK letter has an @mellenpress email address, I'm assuming no more than what they normally pay her. - laura x
HFS. I go offline for ONE DAY and this goes down. Sheeeeeeeeee-it. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I like how the EM website lists how many of their books are held at major research unis. Methinks these numbers won't be growing... http://www.mellenpress.com/newreas... - Megan loves summer
it's wwwwwwwwwwwwwweeding time! - RepoRat
It seems odd to establish your bona fides by listing how many books were sold to this and that library. Also "we require a literature review." Oh, well that's all right then. - barbara fister
So does a freshman comp prof... - lris
This whole thing is making me nostalgic for dear old Sergio. - lris
Hey, speaking of Sergio, did anyone see in the SK comments that bit about "Thomas Kelly" and his mysterious, copious, and word-for-word comments in defense of EMP all over the Internet? And how, after they were noted, they started disappearing? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Techdirt picked up on that bit. Astroturf ain't nothin' new. Be nice if one of the blogs in question could grab an IP address. - RepoRat
Oh, oops, I misremembered where I'd seen that dissected.. I do wish they'd grabbed an IP address or three. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I hereby give you permission to weed either of the books associated with my father (one by, one about). Although if you do, I'll buy 'em off you. They want me to donate them to the Philolexian Society library, but I don't have the dough to buy new copies. :) - laura x
Meg VMeg
You guys, Breaking Bad is just an elaborate advertisement for Beilstein-Gmelin #chemistrylibrariansrepresentrepresent
There's room for it all, as we mingle at the ball. - Meg VMeg
I was an ersatz science librarian for a few years, and I know for sure that Beilstein is the shit, that the answer to pretty much any hardcore chemical property question is in there, and that I would never be able to find the answer in a million years. - Steele Lawman
It's better now. They have...how you say...a "web interface"? Well, except it doesn't include some (many?) of the older German volumes. - Meg VMeg
Ah, I recall them as a few shelves worth of imposing tomes. - Steele Lawman
Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
w00t! I just got asked by a research prof. in my department to serve on a panel at Department's Annual Research Conference (like LIS' ASIS&T). so excited!! Topic: finding online resources to help teach diversity.
Steele Lawman
Mr 11, speaking to his parents: "You guys have Tumblrs? You don't have MySpace pages, do you?"
I blame Michael Stephens! - Steele Lawman
I know what Mr. 11's parents keep in their tumblers, and it ain't web memes. - Stephen Francoeur
Bottoms up! - Steele Lawman
wonder how he'd respond to a Geocities page? Blank stare? - RepoRat
Wait, does that mean Tumblr has jumped the shark? - Laura Norvig from iPod
Son, I got 99 probs and maintaining a Gopher site might be one. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Interesting...that NYT article implied tumblrs were taking over from FB. - Hedgehog from Android
Shit, man. I mean, what are we *supposed* to do, now that Posterous is gone? - Meg VMeg
I think his reaction was more "hunh, I thought Tumblr was cool..." - Steele Lawman
That's what I thought at first but then throwing the MySpace question in made me unsure. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Anecdata says 'kids' are moving away from Facebook because the ads and uninteresting stuff are overwhelming - awd
My niece and her friends (high school students) have moved mostly off Facebook. First they went to twitter, but now they seem to be at pheed. Who knows what's next. - Katy S
No idea what's hot for teens, but Tumblr is where all the good fandom stuff goes to die and/or destroy souls, etc, etc so you'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands, probably. - MontglaneChess
If they don't like ads and uninteresting stuff, they are gonna hate adulthood. - Steele Lawman
My daughters, 19 and 22, live on Tumblr. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
My 20 year old uses Facebook a lot. Not sure about Mr. 17. At one point he was a heavy Fb user but that may have changed. - John Dupuis
Miss16 is a Facebooker. Miss13 does not want any part of it. "I do not want a Facebook account... I see how it sucks your lives away and I think that's stupid." - awd
John: Thread Killer
I'm formatting ebooks and I just want to give some love and admiration to Walt because I wouldn't be able to do it without his book: THE LIBRARIAN'S GUIDE TO MICRO PUBLISHING. Thanks Walt!
You're welcome. I would say "tell your friends" but you're doing that. So, thanks to you also. - Walt Crawford
I tell everyone I can. I'm hoping to make this into a program at my library (potentially even making the library into a publisher). - John: Thread Killer
I must admit: You're one of those I would think wouldn't really learn anything from the book that you didn't already know, so I really do appreciate the compliment. - Walt Crawford
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