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laura x
Found at the library today. Label reads "Files from old computer index--see 'Computer Files' pre Y2K."
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this would make a good slide for something - maʀtha
CC-BY. :D - laura x
laura x
Our library's IP address range is currently blocked from Craigslist.
no more shenanigans for you, missy! - maʀtha
Katie
RT @sarahmaclean: This is your regular reminder that there is no X in “Espresso.” #coffeeshopwoes
Julian
MLB All-Star Game to feature self-serve beer machines - ESPN - http://espn.go.com/mlb...
MLB All-Star Game to feature self-serve beer machines - ESPN
Is this a good idea? - Julian from Bookmarklet
Probably not. Aside from any concern about someone being underage, people who've been drinking are not the best at operating unfamiliar (or even familiar) machinery. - Jennifer Dittrich
Then again, if you can't operate it then you don't get the beer, so.... - Kirsten
True, though people do tend to get ornery when thwarted like that. I wonder if they've got a function to summon security built in? - Jennifer Dittrich
Regular Amanda
Srsly, just Google it.
(Sorry, that's my cranky response to twiddly citation questions.) - Regular Amanda
(also my cranky response to "how do I get Excel to do this" questions) - Catherine Pellegrino
a student asked me if I could help her if, in the future, she has Qs about using Mac instead of PC. I said, um, maybe. She said "well, I guess I could just Google it." :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
lris
I will not take on my students' procrastination as my own anxiety. I will not take on my students' procrastination as my own anxiety. I will not take on my students' procrastination as my own anxiety... #finals
My own procrastination,on the other hand ... oh, say, would like some of my anxiety? You're so helpful, thanks. - barbara fister
Yeah, I just got a panicked annotated-bib-due-tonight email. That I'm posting this during the 10 free minutes I have to shove a luna bar in my mouth before the desk tells you a bit about how sympathetic I'm feeling. - kaijsa
Aaron the Librarian
Double checking myself before answering an easy copyright question: reproducing an image from a 1917 newspaper is fine because public domain. Right?
In the U.S., yep. - lris
Addendum, reproducing a reproduction may not be fine. But reproducing the thing itself: totally public domain. - lris
Reproducing a reproduction ("slavish copy") is also fine. Though many museums commit copyfraud on this point. - JffKrlsn from Android
Except if the reproduction is governed by a license agreement, as is pretty much all digital content. License trumps copyright. - lris
If there is a license agreement in the way, it would be slavishly reproducing a reproduction anyway ;) Thanks for the addendum, I think that's what was poking me that I couldn't think of - Aaron the Librarian from Android
To clarify, while contracts do generally trump copyright, not every contract is valid, and you may not actually be a party to the contract. A museum can post reproductions of public domain art on its website and say, "By using this website, you agree that if you use these images you will include x information". But that is likely not a valid, enforceable contract. The reproduction... more... - JffKrlsn
Turns out this was the author creating/saving a TIFF of a political cartoon from a physical microfilm copy of a local newspaper from 1917. So, totally public domain. My response above Jeff's was meant in jest about a digital microfilm copy downloaded and cropped from a licensed archival database :) - Aaron the Librarian
DJF
I think that what we've all learned from this is to make sure that there are no panellists named "Jane".
Or Dan. - RepoRat
Or having the initials SA. - Joe
Steele Lawman
Steve's guide to weeding: if there's a chicken on the cover of a philosophy book, don't weed it. It just hasn't found its reader yet.
So this chicken comes into the library and says, "BOOK book book book!" The librarian's slightly bemused but gives it a book and the chicken goes away happy. However shortly afterwards it brings the book back again and repeats, "BOOK book book book!" The librarian checks in the book, checks out another book, and off the chicken goes. But then it comes back a third time, "BOOK book book book!" - Deborah Fitchett
Well now the librarian's really curious, so gives the chicken its third book then takes a coffee break and follows it all sneaky-like. And there the chicken takes the book down to a nearby pond and offers it to a frog, who says, "Reddit! Reddit!" - Deborah Fitchett
^^^ chuckle. - barbara fister
Steele Lawman
update to previous bulletin: It is a three-legged chicken with glasses on a cord around its neck. Who could weed such a thing?
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Not I, said the duck. Er, chicken. - laura x
Hedgehog
My student employee found this while weeding.
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I'm sure lasagna is a dilemma for doctors. Yep. - RepoRat
That's right up there with the volume of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians that covers entries from Back to Bolivia. - Catherine Pellegrino
I loved that album - DJF
Grove Dictionary of Art has a volume that covers entries from Leather to Macho. (Those wacky folks at Grove!) - Catherine Pellegrino
Now I'm hungry. - Jason P
From the lasagna? Or? :) - Christina Pikas from iPhone
The 1911 Britannica (which I grew up with; don't ask) has a MUN to PAY volume that I always thought had pun potential, but Grove always takes the cake in this contest. - laura x
It's just that episode of Doctor Who where he fights monsters that look like food. - Andy
That reminds me of my favorite treatise at one of my insurance clients (they also to some maritime law) - "The Law of Seamen" - I'm always careful how I pronounce that. - Steven M. Cohen
My sister was tweeting this morning about macaroni cheese too. I guess I've got dinner sorted. - Deborah Fitchett
kendrak
I THINK WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE OF LIBRARIES APPARENTLY WE ONLY HAVE FIVE MONTHS TO LIVE
phew - jambina
so really we need a wake. - kendrak
sounds like we should pull an Edson for libraries... oh wait, he kinda did already! http://www.slideshare.net/edsonm... - jambina
nah, let's rebrand the wheel. BIBLIOTECA FUTURISMO! - kendrak
Can we put big fins on the back of the building? - DJF from Android
I want to talk about the future of futurists. - Zamms
Your Unconference should totally include a wake for libraries. - ~Courtney F
Write a melodica piece "Dirge for libraries" - jönαthaη
theremin. this totally calls for a theremin. - RepoRat
listeners know i don't have a theremin, otherwise it'd be on the show. - kendrak
Wait, we covered my opinion on the future of libraries on the last show didn't we? I could just repeat my one thought on this over and over again and could become a paid consultant! - Zamms
you do have consultant hair. - kendrak
maʀtha
You know, Elsevier, I don't want students to ever see an option to purchase articles in a database we license. This is what ILL is for (or possibly purchase on demand).
An Elsevier rep just asked me on the phone whether I had any feedback about ScienceDirect. Well, yes, I do! - maʀtha
Those yachts don't buy themselves, Martha. - Andy
the hell with databases we licence. If the provider knows who we are, as evidenced by a "Welcome, member of [MPOW]" message at the top of the page, then I don't want to see an option to purchase. - DJF
^^^Word.^^^ - kaijsa
ANDY!!! *tacklehugs* - maʀtha
Then how would we purchase stuff when we want to? - Steele Lawman
I just sent Elsevier a support ticket asking why their "Get Full Text Elsewhere" button has to appear on article records just below the button that connects to our link resolver. http://www.screencast.com/users... - Stephen Francoeur
thank you, Stephen. they need to hear this from someone other than me - maʀtha
On a related note, we're finding our link resolver (SFX) gets confused in ScienceDirect. If we see an article record in ScienceDirect for something we don't have access to, we can click our Find It icon, get a SFX menu, and see a target link for DOI. Clicking that DOI target link then brings you right back to the same damn article in ScienceDirect that we don't have access to. Here's a... more... - Stephen Francoeur
That's because DOIs are designed to point to the canonical (ie, publisher) copy, rather than to the appropriate copy. - DJF
Can you use display logic to prevent your Science Direct target from displaying if the source is SD, Stephen? I'm not at work yet (training) but I can tell you what we have when I get there. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Jaclyn, that's a good suggestion that I'll pass on to the person who manages SFX for all the CUNY libraries (we have a shared installation). - Stephen Francoeur
Elsevier rep got back to me about my support ticket asking whether we could make the "Get Full Text Elsewhere" button go away. No luck. But she suggested that we're free to make our link resolver button bigger. I'm thinking of going ginormous with a new icon. - Stephen Francoeur
Julian
Significant portions of the Polaris ILS desktop client rely on Internet Explorer. In most cases, that traffic will stay within your local network, but still... oops...
desktop client... relies on web browser?! *facepalm* - Aaron the Librarian
Right up there with a "web application" that depends on Internet Explorer and ActiveX. - Julian
lris
Happy birthday to the LSW, founded 4/27/2007. It's been a fantastic 7 years. *hugs everyone*
*dons festive hat* - LB hates stale candy! from Android
So much love to everyone - maʀtha
cake? will there be cake? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*sets up 15 French presses* - maʀtha
*cartwheels through the stacks* - laura x from iPhone
Huh, I joined tumblr the same day... - Aaron the Librarian
There will always be cake - Aaron the Librarian
The cake is a lie :( - Meg VMeg
Luckily, the professional development is the truth. #librarian - lris
I brought pie as a backup. - Julian
Thank goodness, Julian. We wouldn't want to disappoint #teampie - maʀtha
*raises a glass to Meebo* - RepoRat
Wow... happy anniversary to us. Can't believe it's been 7 years already - Hedgehog
How about Pie inside of cake. Because. - ♫Jorge Covert, Trainer♫
Hey, that means the LSW is exactly 39 years younger than C! - Catherine Pellegrino
Wait... we need full tea service for this party. - Julian
and a butler - maʀtha
white gloves? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I want to restart the pie conversation, cuz I Like Pie. Happy Birthday, LSW, you old coot! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
kelly
Anyone a Polaris customer? We're still waiting for the "April Fool's" follow up on this one... http://www.iii.com/polaris
See http://www.thedigitalshift.com/wp-cont... for context: check Innovative's total-install stats, then check Polaris's. Full article at http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013... - RepoRat
Looks to me like Innovative can't win new customers (and is hemorrhaging existing ones) so is resorting to buying them. - RepoRat
Thanks for the links! - kelly
can't go wrong with Marshall Breeding; dude checks his work. - RepoRat
seconding rr, marshall is about the only one i trust when it comes to reporting info on library systems, and a few other things as well. always unbiased and solid info - Sir Shuping is just sir
We're a Polaris customer. We haven't heard anything. I would have assumed this was April Fool's all the way, but that FAQ on the III site is really specific with exactly the questions I'd be asking Polaris. - Greg Schwartz
perhaps if they hadn't hired a Director of Library Futures... - Hedgehog
not an April Fools joke... https://twitter.com/library... - jambina
for an April 1 joke, they'd have to get Polaris in on it or they'd get sued out of existence... and I can't really see that happening. - RepoRat
We're about to move to Polaris in 3 weeks. Fun times. - laura x
Even from outside of Libraryland, I quite intimately know this move by III. - Julian
Marshall Breeding writes fast. http://www.alatechsource.org/blog... - RepoRat
My sales rep confirmed it as well. And yes, of course, had it been a joke, Polaris would have to have been in on it. It was posted on their site too. - Greg Schwartz
That looks like a press release, RR. - Andy
Or maybe not. Damn, that dude writes fast. - Andy
Is there a simple explanation as to what this means in libraryland? This is an area I really don't follow or know much about. - Andy
For me, it probably means an RFP for a new ILS vendor contract. Bah. - Greg Schwartz
For us it means we just spent a couple of years making a decision to go with one vendor over another only to find out now that they are about to be the same vendor in the future. - laura x
Bigger picture, it means fewer good options for public libraries and a reduction in competition in the space, both in terms of innovation and pricing. - Greg Schwartz
But it also means that the people I really like and respect at Polaris just got paid. So that's cool. - Greg Schwartz
If (ok, I'll say when) anything happens, it will be years from now. At this point they'll say both products are continuing going forward. They might try to say things like SirsiDynix did when they were going to roll out Rome to replace Unicorn and Horizon (and Dynix) and then fireball the whole thing, pick one ILS, and then try to incorporate the best features from the other ILS into... more... - John: Thread Killer
Early on, pay closer attention to your relationships with sales and support than to changes in the products themselves. The people at the companies with whom you have the most direct contact will not immediately have all the answers, so be nice about expectations of change. I look at the acquisition as III tapping Polaris to lead their public library strategy (which has historically needed help), and Polaris gaining the resources it has needed to more effectively keep its (rapid) growth moving forward. - Julian
Steele Lawman
We don't eat books.
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... oops. *looks guilty* *removes scrap of paper from corner of mouth* - RepoRat
*passes the hot sauce* - Kirsten
why the heck not?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
But they are high in fiber! - Andy
After several years of no raises, we might start. - kaijsa
Speak for yourself, Lawson - maʀtha
I have. Long ago. - lris
But they smell so good! - Katy S
laura x
If you come to my library RIGHT NOW you can hear me read stories for Storytime for Grownups.
read David Sedaris! - maʀtha
How did it go? I always wanted to try something like this. - Hedgehog from Android
i'd like something like this. i spend most of my sunday listening to radio programs which do this ... - henry
You should live stream it next time. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
Betsy
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Steele Lawman
The Sergio Rivera-Ayala award for disingenuous self-promotion goes to...
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... wow. Loving the spelling in the subject line. - RepoRat
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess he's not affiliated with your uni. - Hedgehog
I love how it's from both Benjamin Kahan AND Andy Warhol - lris
It's funny, most people think we read all day, and then we get this guy who clearly thinks we can't read at all. - RepoRat
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. - Aaron the Librarian 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
Marie
We're at 1,111 subscribers! What does it mean?
double rainbows! - RepoRat from iPod
Either that there are too many librarians on FF, or that there are a lot of spammers who just like to lurk. - Steele Lawman
Still holding - maʀtha
~Courtney F
Thank god. I don't know that I could be a good librarian without you all.
Or thank cod. - barbara fister
In Cod We Trust - Andy
Galadriel C.
Woo hoo! So glad to see this place!
Yay! hugs all around. - barbara fister
Joe
maʀtha
LibrarianOnTheLoose
Doing a citation search for book citations. I was importing them screen by screen into Zotero until I got this:
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It only gives me that when I click on the "cited by" links. I was clicking on the cited by and then dumping the results, one screen at a time, into Zotero. I guess Google no likey. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
oop- disregard that. it is now not letting me into GS AT ALL - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Copyright 2009 for the We're sorry page. - Joe
The original expression in that page? Worth a whole lot. We need incentives for creators, you know. - barbara fister
Do you mean "to protect our users..."? - LibrarianOnTheLoose
That's *very* imaginative, right there. - barbara fister
deleting cookies from FF let me have a captcha and get back in this morning. doing project in dribs and drabs now - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Could you do it in "Private/Stealth/whatever" mode, and/or take turns with multiple browsers? If it's really a cookie thing and not IP address thing. - Meg VMeg
oh, it's an IP address thing, because the bots don't send cookies. - DJF
it didn't let me do multiple browsers yesterday, Meg but it seems to be happy that I filled out the captcha correctly? - LibrarianOnTheLoose
It's interesting that deleting the cookies let you get to a captcha. - Meg VMeg
laura x
Please do not go into public library work if you are uncomfortable around people with serious mental illnesses. Thank you.
Or, as Rochelle said to me once, to work in a public library, you need to know how to safely wake a sleeping drunk - maʀtha
erm ... how do you do that? - henry
i could say all of this about both the music industry and the publishing industry. - Big Joe Silence
Henry--stay at least five feet away and don't touch. Pound on a table, clap your hands, speak loudly. If none of that works, call police or rescue. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Also, training on this should be mandatory (not to excuse rude behavior by library staff by any means). - YvonneM
I have long admired the patience and skill displayed by Oakland Public Library staff when dealing with certain members of the public. & I'm including kids with no home training in there! Our librarians are awesome & mostly unrecognized as such. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
What Mandy said. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Steele Lawman
The best "scavenger hunt" assignment I've seen. Of course, it's nothing like a scavenger hunt as we normally experience them. Ignore the scribbling, please.
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This is like those awesome "go out and learn something and then tell us about it" assignments that I love. - Catherine Pellegrino
Awesome. Two of my colleagues developed an ethnography of the library assignment that has some of these elements, too. I also do enjoy the NCSU iPod scavenger hunt, which we adapted to use with iPads here. Difference between these examples and the bad kind: have objectives useful to students and don't surprise the librarians with a whole lot of busywork. - kaijsa
that's neat - Marie
I used to give an extra credit assignment where students had to track down the source of a citation in one of the books we were reading. I thought this would help them discover that there were old issues of Rolling Stone in the bound periodicals, but unfortunately, it never worked. - laura x
For the full Debord essay in the introductory quotation: http://library.nothingness.org/article... - Aaron the Librarian
Also, most of my strolls are journeys yet few of my journeys are dérives. I think I need more dérive in my life. - Aaron the Librarian
lris
Happy birthday to Martha, one of the most dedicated librarians I know.
Happiest of birthdays, Martha! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday!! - Kathy
Aw, thanks - maʀtha
Have a great day! - Stephen Francoeur
Happy birthday Martha! - John: Thread Killer
happy birthday!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Happy birthday, Martha! - Rachel Walden
Do it up big, Ms. Martha! - Derrick
Yes, a happy, happy birthday to you Martha! - Galadriel C.
Happy birthday! - YvonneM
Hear hear! Hip hip! Hooray hooray! Happy birthday! - laura x
Wishing you a fabulous day and many happy returns! - Jen
Hope you have a great day. - Joe
Happy Birthday Martha! - MAMA VAL#GOSCARLETTGO
:D - maʀtha
Yaaaaaaay Martha! - Steele Lawman
hear hear! - Joe Hardy
INDEED. Happy birthday! - Marianne
happy, happy! - maʀtha
Happy belated birthday, Martha! - Cecily
CECILY OMG!!!!!! - maʀtha
*waves* - Cecily
*tacklehug* - lris
Happy (belated) birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
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