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Jennifer Parsons

Jennifer Parsons

Systems librarian and nerd-of-all-trades (geek of some).
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drawing-with-water: Is this welcome to night vale? - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
drawing-with-water:
  
Is this welcome to night vale?
Women are voting on the library today. There are no inconsiderable number taking advantage of the opportunity of should that they are for the betterment of the city by providing a public library …The Republican central committee was asked to send a carriage to Moline to get a Davenport lady who is visiting there and to bring her home so that she... - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
There is no “versus”: What book/ebook debates get wrong. - http://librarianbyday.tumblr.com/post...
Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy. The Tech They Have to Use Is Not. - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
Coyle's InFormation: Citations get HOT - http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/2014...
Librarians Embroiled in Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Harassment - http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014...
What Book Should You Read Next? Putting Librarians And Algorithms To The Test | Co.Exist | ideas impact - http://www.fastcoexist.com/3037181...
sidereal-zodiac: I feel so uncomfortable right now. There was a incident at the library with a patron looking at inappropriate websites and one of these websites featured adult materials with “librarians” and “lesbian librarians”. One, a library is a public place and not somewhere to look at these materials. I have nothing against what people do... - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
gov-info: LOC Gov Doc: Handbook of the New Library of Congress (1897) Ainsworth R. Spofford’s essay, “The Function of a National Library,” begins on page 123 of the book (page 147 of the digital document). - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
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LOC Gov Doc: Handbook of the New Library of Congress (1897)
  
Ainsworth R. Spofford’s essay, “The Function of a National Library,” begins on page 123 of the book (page 147 of the digital document).
whimsicalywhatnot: There’s been a terrible accident. I always wondered when some library was going to do something like that. - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
whimsicalywhatnot:
  
There’s been a terrible accident.
  
I always wondered when some library was going to do something like that.
the roles of tribal libraries - http://indiancountrytodaymedia...
Gov Docs: The Email Archiving Handbook for Government - http://www.govtech.com/library...
Theme for 2014 International Open Access Week to be "Generation Open" - Open Access Week - http://www.openaccessweek.org/profile...
A Good, Dumb Way to Learn From Libraries – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/blogs...
SearchReSearch: 5 reasons you should have a library card - http://searchresearch1.blogspot.com/2014...
Library and information service is meant to assist individuals in their individual pursuit to have a better life. This does not mean that each time an information worker answers a question it profoundly alters a patron’s life, but it does imply that every time questions are answered correctly the patron is able to accomplish a task, resolve a... - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
my-life-as-a-pre-librarian: Thank you for all the love guys! It means so much to me! I’m feeling better now :) kaibasgirl theambulancegirl text-block Wow…I didn’t see your other post.  It looks like you were having a very bad day!  I am sorry that happened and glad you are feeling better. - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
my-life-as-a-pre-librarian:
  
Thank you for all the love guys! It means so much to me! I’m feeling better now :) kaibasgirl theambulancegirl text-block
  
Wow…I didn’t see your other post.  It looks like you were having a very bad day!  I am sorry that happened and glad you are feeling better.
Joseph Murphy: Drop the lawsuit - http://www.change.org/p...
bookgeekconfessions: Lmao My ears are suddenly burning and I don’t know why. - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
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Lmao
  
My ears are suddenly burning and I don’t know why.
I am more convinced than ever that DRM is not the way to go with academic ebooks. Springer has proven that scholarly publishers don’t need it to have a sustainable business model. DRM means lousy service and turning our backs on privacy. Any librarian who has wrestled with the products knows about the service issues, but for a succinct recap read... - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
librariaint: Surprise: notes from cataloging class are also sound medical advice. I probably shouldn’t have laughed at that, but I did. - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
librariaint:
  
Surprise: notes from cataloging class are also sound medical advice.
  
I probably shouldn’t have laughed at that, but I did.
Posting will be light today, as I am at #molib2014 - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
We have chosen access over privacy, and privacy is not an option left for us to choose. Because: don’t underestimate this. This is not merely a question of a technical slip-up in one version of an Adobe product. This is about the fact that we do not have the technical skills to verify whether our products are in line with the values we espouse,... - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
Requirements to be a Technology Librarian - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
mapsontheweb: A WWII silk ‘escape map’ of the Milan area Reblogged with Wikipedia link added. - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
mapsontheweb:
  
A WWII silk ‘escape map’ of the Milan area
  
Reblogged with Wikipedia link added.
Requirements to be a Technology Librarian - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
Digitization 101: The stratosphere in the library profession & a call for a change - http://hurstassociates.blogspot.com/2014...
They are churning out degrees to people who will never get a job - there are no jobs - http://hiringlibrarians.tumblr.com/post...
uwmspeccoll: It’s Fine Press Friday!! Today we are highlighting an item from our collection of over 70 Janus Press publications, nearly all of which was donated to UWM’s Special Collections by New York collector Jerry Buff. Claire Van Vliet founded the Janus Press in San Diego, California in 1955. She moved the press to Vermont in 1966, where she... - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
uwmspeccoll:
  
It’s Fine Press Friday!!
 
Today we are highlighting an item from our collection of over 70 Janus Press publications, nearly all of which was donated to UWM’s Special Collections by New York collector Jerry Buff. Claire Van Vliet founded the Janus Press in San Diego, California in 1955. She moved the press to Vermont in 1966, where she continues to produce hand-made editions with letterpress, original prints, handmade papers, paper-pulp paintings, and inventive binding techniques to this day. She even did a one-year teaching stint at our sister institution UW-Madison in the 1960s to fill in for Walter Hamady while he was on sabbatical. In that year, she acquired UW’s first Vandercook flat-bed proofing press. After his return, Hamady continued to work on and teach with the press for the next forty years, subsequently popularizing the Vandercook as the preferred production press for several generations of contemporary letterpress printers.
 
Shown here is a copy of Van Vliet’s 1984 printing of Charles G. Finney’s The Circus of Dr. Lao. Printed in an edition of 150 copies, the text is Monotype Plantin composed at The Stinehour Press and revised by Barbara Luck. The text was printed by Claire Van Vliet with Susan Johanknecht and the plates with Tamara Schumann on Barcham Green’s de Wint paper. Van Vliet’s images are a combination of relief etchings and pochoir. The boxes and covers were constructed by Jim Bicknell with cloth that was colored on the etching press. This copy is signed by the author and printer, and bears Van Vliet’s signed presentation inscription to Jerry Buff.
 
See it in the catalog here.
Librarianship is a form of heroism. It’s just not as flashy as swords and dragons. - http://text-block.tumblr.com/post...
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