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~Courtney F
my @LibraryBoxen t-shirt came just in time for #alamw14!
mine too! - holly #ravingfangirl
Awesome! I STILL DONT HAVE ONE. hopefully, tomorrow. - Jason Griffey
I was trying to remember what t-shirt I had ordered :) It's a nice shirt - not too thick, and the printing is great! - ~Courtney F
Mary Carmen
Milk drunk.
Precious! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
I miss the days when Olivia would get milk drunk. Now it's PBJ high (now with more energy) - Jonathan Disher
It is so cute when it happens. It is even cuter when she has no pain from reflux and she just passes out. She is such a sweetie when she is feeling good. - Mary Carmen
Awwwww! So cute, I miss those days. Now when he's done nursing he crawls away to play and I have to chase after him :D - marta from FFHound(roid)!
D'awwwwww! So very sweet! - vicster: full-bodied
Sarah G.
Looking through swag catalog. There's a "massager". So you can *literally* be fucked by a publisher now.
♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Just spend an hour on @tisfortraining with Jill Hurst-Wahl and Marianne Lenox discussing why conference keynote speakers are mostly pale and male. Thought you might be interested. Listen/download here
ok, i'll admit it: i can listen to jill all day long. pure awesomeness! - henry
Mary Carmen
Project Little Human initiated. ETA: November 11, 2013.
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 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
Steele Lawman
In Denver for a Magic the Gathering tournament. #really
I almost wore a hoodie, then I opted for a corduroy sport coat. Might as well play up my age. - Steele Lawman
Go kick some Magic ass! - Meg VMeg
Last time I was in this room, it was for the ARL Scholarly Communications Road Show. Wonder if that's true for any of these other guys. - Steele Lawman
Heh - lris
Video games tournament downstairs, open mezzanine. I brought my own Advil. #loud #old - Steele Lawman
Where in Denver are you? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Tivoli center. - Steele Lawman
Cool. We are headed downtown to the Colorado History Museum, Not sure if we could stop by though to wish ya luck. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Thanks, joe, but we're are behind a wristband-only security zone, and I have no idea if/when any breaks will come. - Steele Lawman
Looks like about sixty players here. Ratio of my age to average age Appears to be about 1.6:1. Number of women playing appears to round down to zero. - Steele Lawman
Lost round one, 2-1. Made a few errors last game, might have won. - Steele Lawman
Lost round 2, 0-2. Couldn't draw a decent hand game two, got blown out. - Steele Lawman
:( - lris
If I have learned anything today, it is that Silverblade Paladin can suck it two times. Lost round three, 0-2 - Steele Lawman
Dang. - Meg VMeg
You're just lulling them into a false sense of security. - lris
Hoodies are so Josh McDaniels. Sending you luck for the rest of the day. - Mama Lawson
Lost round 4. But won round 5! Woot. - Steele Lawman
You're making your move! #strategery - lris
Are you in round six? - Joe - Systems Analyst from iPod
Lost a close round six. Heading home, not victorious, but wiser. - Steele Lawman
aw - lris
Home after lousy traffic jut north of the Springs. I have a long list of things I learned, besides how big a beating a turn three Silverblade Paladin is. - Steele Lawman
Alex Scrivener
The Scrivener Eggnog Recipe: 4 cups Blended Whiskey, 2 cups Brandy, 1 cup dark Jamaican Rum, 1 cup light Puerto Rican Rum. 1 dozen eggs, 1 pound sugar, 1 quart whole milk, 1 quart heavy cream.
Separate eggs. Whisk sugar and yolks until smooth. Pour in liquor slowly, whisking constantly. This will cook the yolks, so if they aren't whisked smooth with the sugar you will have bits of yellow floating in the nog. Add dairy, still whisking. Beat egg whites to soft peaks, then fold into the nog. Let sit for 24 hours. Serve with fresh nutmeg on top. - Alex Scrivener
My family makes about 3 gallons of this at Christmas time. - Alex Scrivener
We must not let Mr. Adrian see this. =) - Anika
My great-uncle brought this back from New Orleans during the 30s. It kicks ass and takes names. - Alex Scrivener
Heh. Now I know what I'm making for Christmas dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Alex! - Jennifer Dittrich
omg that stuff is crazy good - Sascha Wasek
If you want lo cal, get a smaller glass! - Alex Scrivener
lo cal... what is the world coming to?! <mutters under my breath> - Alex Scrivener
With all that alcohol, it's like a dairy version of a Long Island Iced Tea - Spidra Webster
It is a recipe of halves. Of the gallon of liquid, It is half dairy and half liquor. Of the half which is liquor, half is whiskey. Of the half which is not whiskey, half is brandy. Of the half which is not brandy, half is light rum and half is dark. Of the half is dairy, half is milk and half is cream. Then you throw in the dozen eggs and the pound of sugar. - Alex Scrivener
Oh yeah, this is some great stuff! Every year I forget, and every year I am reminded again. - Alex Scrivener from iPhone
Bump for Alex Scoble - Alex Scrivener
*faints* - Derrick
That sounds awesome. - Lindsay
I like coconut, but I am an eggnog purist. - Alex Scrivener
Well, in that case... - Alex Scrivener
The eggnog drinking contest episode of Jackass is still one of my favorite of all time - LANjackal
Good eggnog must be sipped slowly. - Alex Scrivener
Thanks for sharing, Alex. I'm going to hold some "taste test/QA trials" of your recipe around Christmas. If it's successful, you'll probably see about 15 drunken Jenny posts one evening. - Jenny
Fresh batch is ready! - Alex Scrivener
I'll be right over...unfortunately, this means I'll be there in 3 days. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Mmm, I'm at my mother-in-law's house and she makes something very similar. She makes the yolk/sugar/booze/dairy mixture the day before and folds the egg whites in right before serving though, I think. I know there was a bunch of Jameson's in it. Yum, can't wait - we get to drink it later today. - Laura Norvig
Just did my first batch of this and it is nestled all snug for drinking tomorrow :) - Jennifer Dittrich
This is some rock-star type egg nog. Damn. - Bren from iPhone
Good fooking gawd man. I'll sip this then spin! - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Made it again this year, Alex - everyone loved it :D - Jennifer Dittrich
I opted out this year; I think I'm still feeling the effects of last year's batch. o_O - Jenny H. from Android
Bump for December. - Alex Scrivener
I made this for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it. - Trish R
Oh, I could make eggnog from the half-in-half left over from my Thanksgiving squash casserole recipe. I bought way too much. - Greg GuitarBuster
Greg, as Trish says, this is a GREAT use for that :) - Jennifer Dittrich
this recipe is the only one that actually tempts me to try eggnog. - holly #ravingfangirl
OMG, it has so much booze in it. I think I was drunk after one cup. I'd like to make it again with about half the alcohol. - Jenny H.
Kelli, same thing for me. I'm going to make it for Christmas with half the booze. - Trish R
I make it at full strength (so that I don't have to worry about the eggs,) but then serve it with some extra milk to water it down a bit if people want to. - Jennifer Dittrich
I wondered that, too, about the eggs. but it's just too strong for me so maybe I should dilute it that way. - Trish R
Nice to see this bumped. I think we might have to make this this year. - Laura Norvig
That's a good idea, Jenn. Or I could throw in some 7-UP (a weird family tradition of mine- I haven't yet met anyone else who drinks eggnog and 7-UP). - Jenny H.
First Thanksgiving together!
Hi friends. Happy turkey day. - Mary Carmen
@Mary Carmen: You too, kiddo! - Jed from FFHound!
Awh! *melts* - Heleninstitches
May it be the first of many more to come. - Friar Will
one of many!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Happy Thanksgiving, you two! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Lookit you two. Awwww. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Holly's favorite Anna
Getting some Ale-8-One for my sis. (@ BP)
Getting some Ale-8-One for my sis. (@ BP)
Griffey! I can't tell you how happy I was to find it at this random gas station in Ohio. - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
it's official! @AccessLibCon is coming to St. John's next year!! Dates to come but it will likely be late Sept!! #accessyul
lauren pressley
Help Unglue So You Want To Be A Librarian! -
Help Unglue So You Want To Be A Librarian!
Stephen Francoeur
Great post by Walt Crawford on ACS and libraries.
Thanks. I just commented-on-a-comment to point people back to Jenica's followup post about librarians undermining other librarians...although that's not quite the term she used. - Walt Crawford
On Discourse, Civility, and Vendors; or, JoVE and ACS and bullies -
I love you. - RepoRat
I hadn't seen Jove's apology. That was nicely done - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Yeah, that's a "fix it before it gets worse" response for sure. Respect. - RepoRat
Stephen Francoeur
Matt Enis, "Open-Source LibraryBox Project Branches Out," The Digital Shift - Library Journal -
Wow, go Griffey - that is awesome! - Laura Norvig from iPod
Pull quote: “Among its many uses, it’s ‘a tool that libraries and educators can use to distribute things to areas where distribution of digital objects is very difficult or impossible in some instances,’ Griffey said. Or, libraries can simply use it as an inexpensive marketing tool at local coffee shops or community events.” - Stephen Francoeur
Neat toy, but it (LibraryBox) really only seems to make sense in places where Internet access is scarce yet wireless devices are ubiquitous... Because if we have Internet access, it makes much more sense to use the Web, right? (remember the Web?) - JffKrlsn
Jeff, I like the idea of a public library getting a LibraryBox placed in a public place that offers free wifi (coffee shops, etc.) and using that as a way to promote community-created content (or public domain works). By making the LibraryBox broadcast its wifi signal (I assume that's how it would be discoverable), it might be a fun way to expose content to those who are scanning the wifi options in a public place. - Stephen Francoeur
There are plenty of places in the world where internet access is scarce. - Zamms
Jeff: you nailed it, at least as a primary use. But even in areas where there is Internet access, it's not always as robust as it could be. LibraryBox is 802.11n, and local. I can see uses in distributing large files locally, even if you have wider 'net access...for instance, at a conference. - Jason Griffey from iPhone
Great point, conferences are too often wifi dead zones (or nearly so). Looking forward to seeing/reading more about it. - JffKrlsn from Android
Comics Forge
Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (JTHM) Directors Cut brand new Trade Paperback -
One of my all time favorites! - Mary Carmen
Stephen Mack
Such a beautiful service. Pastor Will did a great job. Mary is radiant. Scott is devilishly handsome. Holly, Jason, Anne, Justin and Jenica are great people. This is a wonderful wedding.
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Yay! <3 <3 <3 - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
<3<3<3<3<3 - Katy S
And I just said hi to Warmaiden, squee! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congratulations to Mary & Scott ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
<3 <3 <3 - vicster: full-bodied from FFHound!
What lovely guests! - LB: Ratchet Bear
:)))) - Jenny H.
Nice! Congrats! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Woo hoo! Congrats to Mary and Scott!! - Rachel Lea Fox
And furrworld! She can DANCE! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Oh, MC. Stunningly radiant. Radiantly stunning!!!! - Melly
Thanks for sharing your pics of such a beautiful occasion, Stephen! - Anne Bouey
And Stephen can dance. :) - Jenica
I danced with Stephen Mack!! - furrworld
Congrats! - imabonehead
This is beautiful, MC! - Lily
beautiful!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Love it! Congratulations to you both! - DJ Stevie Steve
holly #ravingfangirl
Mr. and Mrs. Nyce!
Congratulations! *tosses confetti in GA* - LB: Ratchet Bear
Su-fucking-perb! *waves* - Pete
Hooray! - Katy S
Woo hoo! Congratulations! - Elena
*squeeee* Congrats!!!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
So beautiful! Congratulations! - Jenny H.
Nice - Rodfather
This makes today such a freaking awesome day!!! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Congratulations! Congratulations! - AJ Batac
I admit - I teared up a bit!! Congrats, well done~ - Janet
Congrats! ^_^ - Heather, 30k Camper
Congratulations!!!!! - Kevin Johnson
Congratulations! - Betsy
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! - VALZ SCARLETTS MAMA
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
Lovely! Best to you both! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
You guys are missing a good party! - Jason P from Android
I want to like my own post! This makes me so happy. :) - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
CONGRATS! - kendrak
YAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAYYAY!!! Congrats to the beautiful couple! #bestfridaythethirteenthEVAR - vicster: full-bodied from FFHound!
*LIKEs for Holly* - Julian
Congratulations :) - Jen
Just beautiful. :) - Meredith
Great pic, Holly! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Congratulations! xo! - LoisMarketing
Wow, what a pair. Congratulations! - Uli from Android
Congratulations! You two make an awesome looking couple. Mary, you look gorgeous! - Tamara from iPhone
Congratulations, you two! - Spidra Webster
Congratulations!!!! - Jason Griffey from iPhone
Yaaaaaaay! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! *hugs* - Laura
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @wilw: Happy Fathers Day, motherfuckers.
LOVE this - jambina
barbara fister
Following on our previous discussion ( here's a poll; anyone want to test-drive it? I am not sure the results would be all that informative, and it's utterly unscientific, and I would do the Bad Thing of sending it through lists, but then I wouldn't make claims it's anything other than "Barbara's being nosy again." Anyway -...
I'm not seeing it? - Meg VMeg
Ack! fixed the link - which is - barbara fister
Do you want us to send out to various discussion lists, so you get tons of responses? Did this get approved by the IRB? - Joe - Systems Analyst
No, first I want to see if it passes LSW. Seriously, looking for any feedback people want to give before I do anything further. My curiosity is very often idle. - barbara fister
oooh, fun! I totally responded. idle curiosity is a good time usually. - MontglaneChess
I responded too - looks good to me! - Deborah Fitchett
I responded, but with short answers. I could have gone on and on and on and on, but I figured you just wanted to get a sense of what kind of responses you would get from the LSW. - Joe - Systems Analyst
done! Those were good questions. I'd encourage you to provide a bit more granularity in the "kind of institution" question; there is a world of difference in "4-year institutions" that you may or may not want to tease out. - Catherine Pellegrino
(For that matter I've no idea what "R1" means and was too lazy to look it up but guessed, by comparison with the others, that probably it was closest to what we are.) - Deborah Fitchett
Thanks, all. I will clarify R1 (sorry for parochialism!) Catherine, what sort of granularity would you recommend? I'm used to the old Carnegie Super Simple classifications. - barbara fister from iPhone
Well, initially I was thinking that there's a big difference between us and what Dean Dad refers to as "Compass Point State University" (e.g., Southern Indiana University, etc.) but most of those are actually master's-level schools anyway, so maybe I'm full of it and your granularity is fine. - Catherine Pellegrino
And thanks, Joe, yes to test driving. I set up a survey once and tested the responses with "blah blah blah" and forgot to delete them. Co-conspirator got results and told "you wouldnt believe how hostile the first subject was. Guess they thought it was a stupid survey." Uhhhh.... - barbara fister from iPhone
I think that looks great, and I also like your paragraph introducing the study. I wonder if re-wording the Carnegie classification into more colloquial terms would make the granularity a little clearer? "Research / PhD. university (R1), Master's-level university, Four-year college, Two-year college, other"? I could just be nitpicking at labels here, I consider it my duty as a librarian. - Regular Amanda
I really like the questions but agree the types of institutions is a little hard for me. I'm at an RU/H (research university with high research activity), but not an RU/VH (very high research activity), which is what most people think of as an R1. University of Wyoming is not University of Michigan, basically. :) - kaijsa
All nits eager to be picked - and thanks for all the input. - barbara fister from iPhone
Barbara, I once ran a fanfic archive using hand-written html templates that included "Summary: blah" which I'd then do a find/replace to substitute the real summary for "blah". Until one day I forgot to find/replace the summary. Cue one very upset author, who fortunately forgave me upon profuse apologies, explanations, and the assurance that I'd changed my template and it'd never ever ever happen again. - Deborah Fitchett
I'm super interested in seeing the results :-) - Penny
Steele Lawman
Nick's 7th Birthday - a set on Flickr -
Nick's 7th Birthday - a set on Flickr
Thanks for these, Steve. Nick was disappointed that he hadn't remembered to take a picture of the cake with his new camera. I told him I bet that one of his parents did. Sounds like it was a great party. - Mama Lawson
my first hackathon; or, gender, status, code, and sitting at the table - Andromeda Yelton -
"Because here’s another thing I know: I have unusual self-confidence. I am more comfortable than most women being in a male-dominated environment, and attacking technology, and believing in my skills. And right now that is the minimum for being a woman in tech. And it’s a minimum that cuts against things we know about women — that they tend to underrate their skills, to be less confident than men even when more capable. And if that’s the minimum, we are excluding a hell of a lot of people who have more than enough aptitude to do amazing things." - Marianne from Bookmarklet
" The minimum shouldn’t be, well, balls — it should be interest, aptitude (not even skill!), drive to contribute. Not the ability to say — even, if necessary, to yourself — and always to multiple cultures — and even when people are being as pleasant and welcoming as possible — “fuck you”." - Marianne
(this is all over my feed on twitter-imports - let's have it in the LSW room too, because IT ROCKS.) - Marianne
I am totally forwarding this to one of my other favorite unapologetic women in tech: - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I adore that my Head of IT does not mind that I inappropriately start out-of-the-blue IM conversations by pinging him with "Dood!".
Or when I refer to "hav[ing] my scanner diddled with". - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
{realizing I can probably never work anywhere else with the comfort level I have here. Griffey and the others have roont me} - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I can do that kind of thing with a few people in the libraries. It's fun. :) SLIS is a little more buttoned-down, but not oppressively so. - RepoRat
Sounds a lot like my FPOW. It's one of the things I miss most about that corner of the corporate world. - Heather
That's one of the things I've loved about all the libraries where I've worked: way less formality than in my corporate experiences. - Laura Krier
raisins ruin everything
oh, marie. - holly #ravingfangirl
no - lris
Marie, you can have all the bananas if I can have your raisins. - Kirsten
i don't like bananas either! - Marie
Oh. Nevermind then. We'll have to foist the bananas off on someone else. - Kirsten
Is it because they are denuded grapes? - MoTO Moca Blend
no, i like grapes in the nude. - Marie
*faints* - MoTO Moca Blend
Marie!!! You're my doppelganger death to raisins and bananas! - Steve C
*fist bump* - Marie
Craisins >>> raisins. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
search help: looking for a smart phone for UK trip that I can buy a sim card for once I'm there, what do I search for on ebay? unlocked?
Yep, unlocked. Or possibly dual-sim - Jason Griffey from iPhone
Joe - Systems Analyst
While Steve's Zines have been awesome, I am wondering if we should create a real journal to compete with some of the commercial publications. Maybe something like an LSW One take off of PLoS One. We could put the PDF documents onto a WP or the drupal site. This would not compete with the book......
I have access to an OJS site, but I am not sure that I would recommend it. I guess there is a WP plugin that makes publishing journal papers easier. Let me see if I can find that... - Joe - Systems Analyst
PressForward? the green triangle bit. - barbara fister
I'd like to suggest DHNow as another possible thing we could do. - RepoRat
To help peer review and such for ? - Joe - Systems Analyst
Why not just the existing PLoS ONE? Could maybe start a Collection if that helped. The fee waiver policy is real: "All we ask is that you list what portion of the publication fee you can pay and that you explain your reasons so that we can work with funding agencies and institutions to encourage the development of appropriate funding policies." - Heather Piwowar
Joe, or to create a similar gizmo that's specific to LIS. - RepoRat
Heather: I'll offer two reasons. First, PLoS is, rightly or wrongly, assumed to be primarily about the hard sciences. Second, "can pay" poses a $1,500 problem for many librarians--who certainly could pay that much, but why should they have to? It's really an outrageous sum for the level of copy-editing and formatting library-sourced articles are likely to require. (I'll hold my thoughts on whether it's a reasonable sum in general. "Better than $3,000" is only a starting point.) - Walt Crawford
yup, ok I hear you on the "can pay" issue. nonetheless an option to have in your pocket in case all the work in getting a cheaper-yet-still-valuable option going proves tough. - Heather Piwowar
Also, there are already a number of "platinum" OA journals in the library field, including Tom Wilson's (the UK one) Information Research (he uses "platinum" for gold OA without author-side fees). - Walt Crawford
Walt, do you know why Information Research hasn't been more of a run-away success? - Heather Piwowar
I think I've read some articles from IR. The interface looks familiar. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I guess I am thinking something along the lines of First Monday, with either HTML or PDF docs. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Heather: Because, like most smallish journals in narrow fields, especially those without big corporations behind them, it hasn't spent lots of $ on publicity, and it's basically a one-man operation, so it's not in a position to publish hundreds of papers. (PLoS clearly spends serious money on publicity, given how often the articles show up in newspapers.) As for First Monday...oh, I think I won't go there. - Walt Crawford
thanks! - Heather Piwowar
I know that the FirstMonday is monthly, and tons of articles. I like their setup and design. I guess I would see this as being quarterly or twice a year, or maybe publish articles as they are done like (I think.) - Joe - Systems Analyst
Ah, OK. The setup & design are good. If I was doing something like this (Gaia forbid!), I'd go with an overlay model--post articles as they're ready, do a ToC mailing (and maybe an optional publish-on-demand print version) once a quarter, twice a year, or more often if the flow of articles warrants. But I'm not volunteering... - Walt Crawford
I think I've seen IR before, but if something doesn't have an RSS feed then I'm going to forget about it pretty promptly. - Deborah Fitchett
RT @ConstanceM: Gary Marchionini will speak on 'Libraries as Read/Write Services' at OCLC on 21 Feb. via WebEx
laura x
Baby X
Aka Peter Malcolm Keene Crossett. I have been up since 7 am yesterday. More later! From my phone. Please pardon brevity and autocorrect. - laura x from email
<3 - Kristin
*very quiet squeeeeee* - LB: Ratchet Bear
Hello, Peter! Welcome to the world! - Kisha
Brilliant and wonderful and all sorts of good things! - Soup in a TARDIS
Love you, Laura. - RepoRat
congratulations!!! - Bren
Congrats - Robert Anstett
Congrats! <3 - John (bird whisperer)
Congratulations! - Katy S
Yay Congratulations!!!! - Carlton Hackett
Love love love - Meg VMeg
**squee** Congratulations!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
How sweet. Congratulations! - Trish R
*Kisses little babby foot.* (No germs on baby that way). - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
YAY! :) - Micah
Congratulations! He's so teeeeeeeeeeny and perfect!!!! Great job, Mama! xoxoxoxox - Melly
Welcome to our world, Peter. Congrats, laura. :) - Derrick
Little babby is little! - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
Congrats again!!! - Katie
Congratulations, my dear Laura. He is beautiful. - lris
Congratulations!!!! Beautiful baby. - Hedgehog
I think you look like Laura H. in this pic, btw. - LB: Ratchet Bear
:D - maʀtha
He's beautiful. Congrats! - Mary Carmen
So adorable! <3 - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
LOVE. rest. xo - jambina
Welcome Peter! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, Peter! He's just wonderful, Laura! - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Tamara J. B.
Welcome to the world, little one! And congratulations to you and papa, Laura! - Corinne L
Yay!!!! Congrats. - Jason Griffey from iPhone
Congrats! - Not Me
Congratulations! - Stephan Planken
Welcome to the world, baby x!!! :) - Jenny H. from Android
I love this peek-y photo. - Steele Lawman
Congratulations to you and your beautiful babby! Welcome, adorable Peter! *teeny squee for teeny baby* - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Yay!! Congrats to the whole family!! - Georgia from iPhone
Awwww. Congrats!! So beautiful! - Gabrielle
congrats! - imabonehead
Congratulations! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations- and what a fine name :) - Pete
congratulations! - امير کبير
Many many congratulations and much love to both of you! - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
So much love and congratulations to you! - ellbeecee
Congrats! - Christina Pikas
You make good people - Johnny from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Peter! - tab from BuddyFeed
He's peeking out at you! - Betsy
Brilliant! Love to your beautiful little family. Welcome, Peter! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman from fftogo
What a cutie. - Kirsten
Congrats to you all, and welcome Peter! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Nicely done, Laura with an x. Unca MoTO is glad to make your acquaintance, Peter. - MoTO Moca Blend
High fives all around. Tiny high five for baby. - Eric - Watch Me Now from iPhone
I will check back in when his eyes have opened and he's got more fur. .... - Nine DataAngel Ferdinand
Congratulations, good wishes, and hopes for a good rest! - Galadriel C.
Congratulations. - Walt Crawford
Good to meet you Peter, give mummy an extra snuggle from all her ffriends ;-) - Heleninstitches
Congrats!!!!!!!!! - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
Congratulations! - Jennifer Dittrich
congrats - Amir
Catherine Pellegrino
SOPA and Research Works Act Hall of FAME (hopefully to be a continuously-updated list):
MIT Press disavows the AAP's position on the Research Works Act, but doesn't withdraw its membership: - Catherine Pellegrino
ITHAKA (parent organization of JSTOR) disavows the AAP's position on the Research Works Act, but doesn't withdraw its membership: - Catherine Pellegrino
CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) is embarrassed to admit that it hadn't realized it was a member of the AAP, disavows their position on the Research Works Act, and states its intention to withdraw its membership: - Catherine Pellegrino
(Links to additional coverage on the three we have thus far are also welcome; I just posted the three quickest links I could find.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Honorary Mention to the University of Michigan Library for a comprehensive statement in response to the White House OSTP's request for comment: (UofM Press is not a member of the AAP, but the UofM Medical School is.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Penn State UP disavows AAP's position on RWA, doesn't leave AAP: - RepoRat
ALA says the right thing: - RepoRat
SLA call to action: (which was emailed to the membership today). - Marianne
Academic Libraries of Indiana has composed a letter to...somebody...on the subject. That'll turn the tide for sure. </sarcasm> - Catherine Pellegrino
Hey, they said something. Go them for being a good example. *How* many academic librarians look at scholarly-communication issues, EVEN TODAY, and say "not my problem" or (*glares at someone who knows damn well who he is*) "this is awful, but we mustn't actually SAY anything to anyone about it where we might be overheard"? - RepoRat
There's some indication that Mike Rossner has weighed in: I'd kinda like to see a better source, though. Have asked on Twitter. - RepoRat
Eisen just tweeted that it's real. Good enough for me. - RepoRat
Poynder reports email from U of CA distancing selves from RWA. Sort of. Diplomospeak. - barbara fister
Updated my post last night with this new info. - Andy
Is it telling that when scholarly presses wish to correct the record, it's through email, not web? Is this not wanting to own it, or that they don't really know how to work that web thing? - barbara fister
It's a cultural thing. I've gotten *so* many emails from publishing types that would have been better as blog posts. I think part of it is the expectation that issues will be worked out genteelly behind the scenes, with the corollary that if you try to shame or intimidate people privately, they'll stop criticizing you publicly. Not really the world we live in, now, but... - RepoRat
hmm. Makes me feel as of I'm taking dictation for them. - barbara fister from iPhone
I think this same cultural difference is apparent between librarian management and librarian labour on this issue, and others just as library funding cutbacks. Personally, I think they can work in tandem in their own ways. - copystar
If allowed to. - RepoRat
Never thought I'd be adding them to this list, but: Nature Publishing Group, Digital Science, and Palgrave are opposing SOPA/PIPA: and NPG/Digital Science are opposing RWA: - Catherine Pellegrino
WHOA. *headasplode* - jambina
Since their websites could be brought down by a plagiarized paper, color me unsurprised. - Andy
Steele Lawman
It occurs to me that my desire for our discovery layer to work just like the catalog but prettier may be counterproductive.
*snerk* - laura x
Yeah, what you said.. murgh... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
It's gonna be great, I'm sure, because our systems guy is great and taking in lots of feedback and criticism and making changes. But given the way I use the catalog, the only real feature so far of the discovery layer is returning hundreds more imprecise, mostly irrelevant results for each keyword search. - Steele Lawman
Increasing recall is a deliberate strategy with discovery layers; precision is supposed to come by tweaking relevance ranking, which is not a trivial undertaking. Jonathan Rochkind has a walkthrough that I found enlightening: . If you really like nerdy details, Naomi Dushay... more... - RepoRat
Thanks for the links, which I will read later. I'm aware that this is deliberate, I'm just not sure how helpful it really is, especially in the case where there really are very few relevant results and the search returns hundreds of "hits." I suppose I will have to re-calibrate my understandings and expectations, but I've always thought that getting back zero results or very few results... more... - Steele Lawman
It's a question of changing expectations, I guess. For you and me, 0 results means "I fscked up my search." For most, it means "library ain't got nothin'; time to try teh g00g." Whereas large result sets aren't too horrible to whittle down by facet, which tends to be an easier strategy to teach (facets being easily visible on search-result pages) than constructing precise searches in the first place is. Rly the best way forward? I dunno. But that's the thinking behind it. - RepoRat
My favourite implementations of Discovery Layers are the ones that keep the formats siloed. I particularly like the NCSU implementation because it puts Library WebSites results right beside the search results for in context local help: Here's an example: primary sources history - copystar
Given that our undergrads flee to JSTOR because it returns a more manageable number of results, I haven't yet figured out why I'd want a discovery layer. - barbara fister
Fair cop. Undergrad institutions very possibly don't. They certainly have to weigh the multiple-places-to-search issue against the sifting-results issue. (See David Lewis of Purdue for bold assertions about library resources having significantly overshot undergraduates.) - RepoRat
That's an interesting reaction, Barbara, because JSTOR seems like the harbinger of this stuff in the way it returns any and everything with your keywords in the article, depending on relevance ranking to keep the good stuff at the top. Our plan for "discovery" starts with just the catalog and some other local resources, not with lots of databases, so perhaps that's the difference. - Steele Lawman
Echoing Steve: if JSTOR returns a more manageable results set than your discovery layer, your discovery layer has some serious problems. Hoo. - Catherine Pellegrino
I'll try and give David Lewis more of a fair shake another day. For now, I'll just say that the "undergraduate" in the first paper linked above is purely a product of his imagination. - Steele Lawman
Really? I thought the attributes Lewis adduces (start with the Web, convenience-of-access first, science undergrads disappear fastest) were pretty much common currency. Maybe that's another ARLs-vs-smaller-colleges thing? - RepoRat
It's...fine as far as it goes. But it's not any kind of study of actual undergrads and actual behavior. He made it up from things he thinks he knows, as I might make up what the day of a public librarian is like from what I know on FriendFeed. It might be wrong or right, but I'd be making it up. - Steele Lawman
Yeah, that's a fair critique. (Same can usually be said of the stuff I write.) As a minor defense, a lot of that research actually got done between '05 and now, seems to me, so Lewis was a bit ahead of the times. - RepoRat
To expand just a little, I'd say that it's certainly not wrong that undergrads, like all of us, are finding more of what they want on the web all the time, and finding that what is on the web is often good enough for their purposes, regardless of whether it is the *best* for their purposes. But something that this misses is that, at least at my institution, undergrads seem to be asked to do more complicated research more often than they used to be. Because more is possible, more is asked of them. - Steele Lawman
Oh, hey. Now THAT is interesting, and definitely worth writing about, if you've a mind. If you want grist for the mill, the undergrad-research posters coming out of UW Eau Claire are freakin' rad, and I can point you to the collection. I am SO impressed with what they do over there. - RepoRat
Heh. It would involve actual research, I'm afraid. :D Lastly, I think that I simply just bristle at ANY broad-brush characterization of "undergrads" as if the soldiers back from Iraq and Afghanistan that my wife teaches and the idealistic kids from privileged backgrounds that make up a large part of CC's student body and a Chinese kid in biology at the University of California San Diego are suitable for generalizing about. But that's my problem as much as it is anyone else's. - Steele Lawman
Dorothea, the same is true of undergrads here. Faculty talk about that all the time, where students now can and do work quite effectively with resources that scholars of the previous generation only touched in graduate school, and the results are often great. - lris
I believe it! Hell, even back in my undergrad days I wrote one or two things that even to my twenty-years-older-and-wiser eyes don't completely suck. So, a couple of questions about that: 1) how much of the student body are these projects actually reaching, and 2) what kind of engagement with library resources and librarians do these projects require (or at least imply)? - RepoRat
Excellent questions which I'm not personally prepared to answer but really should find out. Next semester? - Steele Lawman
Educause prolly knows something about question 1. I r liberrian; I should possibly just look that shit up. *g* - RepoRat
Heh. If you find anything out, please share. - Steele Lawman
The whole discovery layer thing seems to be a sort of cargo cult for library administrators. At MPOW, the use of Web of Science is an order of magnitude over most other databases. Why? Small sets of key journals that cover a long period of time, strong linking to full-text, meaningful connections between items, and the ability to sort and parse results sets. Discovery Layers do the opposite in every way. - copystar
I want to Like Mita's comment, esp the cargo cult bit. This, exactly this. - Jason Griffey from iPhone
A small piece of devil's advocacy: I like discovery layers because they bring the local digital library and IR back into The Library Proper. It's one less reason for traditional librarians to dismiss all things locally-digital. This may admittedly be poor service to undergraduates who need FIVE ARTIKLES NAO, but I prefer to think of it as bringing the library catalog a bit closer to the broader information world students will perforce live in after they graduate. - RepoRat
Yes, Dorothea, that's one of our main goals. i also think that "do the stuff the catalog does, but better, and prettier, and without all the limitations that the Stupid ILS Companies impose" is perfectly fine. "Discovery Layer" != "Search 'em all and let God sort it out." - Steele Lawman
(Those are not the undergraduates I work with, RR.) - lris
Iris, you forgot the hand gesture. - DJF
*blank stare* Those are not the undergraduates you work with, Iris. - RepoRat
What an interesting thread. - Walt Crawford
++Mita and I'll raise Iris's blank stare with a 0-0 that lasts minutes. When I wrote a not-awful paper as an undergraduate, I did it without searching the literature using library tools. I didn't know about them. I found things the way my teachers did, by seeking out connections and making some of my own. Today libraries want to act like Google (millions of hits! yay!) without having an... more... - barbara fister
And I see no virtue in spending time rejecting dozens of crappy sources in order to locate some that are on target and useful. - barbara fister
Are you suggesting, Barbara, that the problems of research--for undergraduate or anyone else--are unlikely to be solved (or even improved significantly) by improved search algorithms? Because that's where my mind is going. - Steele Lawman
No, I think better algorithms would be dandy. Right now what turns up with a so-called "relevance" search is usually rubbish. We can make our searches look like Google fairly easily. We just can't make them act like Google. - barbara fister
And, speaking from some experience, good relevance algorithms are damn tough. - Walt Crawford
I guess I'd not argue against better algorithms, if they could be done. Just that Barbara makes me think that it's "easy" to write a relevance algorithm when you can assume that "more links = better." That's not always the case in academic searching, and sometimes it's the opposite. Perhaps a "Relevance Algorithm" facet would be cool, where you could apply different magical sorting techniques to your results. - Steele Lawman
I doubt anything about algorithms that work is easy. Google invests a lot in theirs. I would like to be able to push buttons for various magical sorting techniques, though. Give me more, give me less, give me local, give me global, give me mainstream, give me edgy, give me relationships by citations, give me articles using the same words in the title... just don't give me everything and tell me it's relevant. - barbara fister
Great discussion as usual. Currently, the various contenders are still competing on size of index basically because the reason such products exist is to capture 100% of what you own. I suppose also the idea here is users will be doing very narrow specific searches getting few results. 1 or 2 word type keyword search users would be better off in a more specific database like JSTOR (given... more... - aaron
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