Will anyone be attending LITA next week? If interested, I'll be presenting on accessibility of library media and technology services during concurrent session 1. Regardless, would love to see folks in Louisville!
A tiny confession (I'm among friends, right?) The Most Anticipated New TV Show of the Season last night, by a creator who can Do No Wrong (and whose past works we adore and mostly own)...left us both cold; we tuned out after the first half. Clearly, we're bad, bad human beings. I will say no more.
Been a while since I posted here, but just learned that I'll be helping with some tech stuff at LITA Forum in November here in Louisville. Any LSWers coming to town for that? Anyone interested in seeing Colin Meloy's solo show Saturday night? It'd be fun to show up with a libraryland posse.
Question for those of you who have a license to show movies in the library: do you abide by the clause that indicates you cannot publicize the name of the movie or the studio OUTSIDE the library? DMs accepted to protect the guilty.
Long-shot CodSignal request: There was a thing, a while back: a challenge of sorts. To take a specific, very unusual phrase, and get it published in either a PhD dissertation or a peer-reviewed journal article, I can't remember which.
So I just learned that Proquest dumped hundreds of thousands of dissertations into Turnitin. I think this is evil. I also learned, poking around, that many ETDs have a "run it through Turnitin" step. I don't think libraries should be supporting a private corporation that relies on a dubious fair use claim to build their empire of badness.
I am not posting this to be provacative, but I'm wondering if libraries have thought about privacy repurcussions of allowing Google Glass wearers into libraries. I don't quite buy the argument that they are no more disruptive or invasive than other mobile technology can be.
Since we've now been informed by The Griffey that the term is neither funny nor useful, I guess I'll have to stop using Glassholes to refer to the portion of the Borg wearing Google Glasses and pretending to pay attention to anything other than "enhanced reality." Or not, since I think it's both funny and a useful shorthand.