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Deborah Fitchett
Today is apparently the day for "So when our documentation says 'The sky is blue' actually we meant 'Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!'"
Thanks, since all we have to do is think the phrase... we're all doomed now :) - Aaron the Librarian
Considering some of the cases I've been dealing with (and also the unrelated six meetings I have scheduled for today) that'd quite possibly be an improvement. - Deborah Fitchett
Joe
Joe
My kid's band just won the 2A division Colorado State High School Marching band competition. They worked really hard this year.
That's great! - Steele Lawman
Awesome! My son's marching band looks like they might take state in New Mexico. :) - Jenny H. from Android
congrats! - imabonehead
@jenny Cool. - Joe
Uli
Uli
69.62 miles. 112.04 kilometer. This was challenging but wonderful.
Great job! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks! My legs have in the meantime stopped cramping and I've taken a shower so I feel just about human again. - Uli from Android
Nicely done, young Jedi - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Melly - #TeamMarina
laura x
laura x
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest - http://damnyouautosuggest.tumblr.com/
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: http://bestandworstever.blogspot.com/2013... - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: http://blogs.wsj.com/persona... - RepoRat
I don't know if I did it right but I tried submitting. PQ took this exact title New Research Center Aims to Develop Second Generation of Surgical Robots and wanted to change aims to maims :) - Christina Pikas
Oh phooey. I need to get it to email me when people submit so I remember to post them. :) - laura x from iPhone
Turns out, we might be getting Primo. Soon I'll be a contributor. - lris from Android
Gave this to my coworker who is doing a little comparative research on discovery systems . she was much amused - Hedgehog
laura x
My book is in 100 libraries.
That is a great accomplishment! - Steve C Team Marina
I do find the wording of this URL interesting... http://www.amazon.com/Night-S... - Joe
this book contains 'unexpected Laura Crossett' ;-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
Checked out 7 times here! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
No one expects Laura Crossett, surprise is her greatest weapon. - Blake
I know at least one library that has it that is not in worldcat. - Katy S from iPhone
*wonders who will play him in movie version* what? it could happen ... FF could be a kind of pseudo Greek Chorus - MoTO: Team Marina
Katy, yup, my library has it and isn't in Worldcat. I assume there are others. - laura x from iPhone
So I think you could safely say "my book is in 100 PLUS libraries." - Regular Amanda
...and no MINUS libraries! - Aaron the Librarian
And it's on my kindle. I checked Wyldcat to verify that only 4 WY libraries have it, and it's true. BAD FORM, Wyoming librarians. - kaijsa
Stephen Francoeur
Fighting a Pedagogy of Convenience http://j.mp/1nypKCz via @instapaper
Fighting a Pedagogy of Convenience http://j.mp/1nypKCz via @instapaper
Marie
Do any LSWers have an ER&L proposal they would like to suggest we consider supporting? http://electroniclibrarian.org/confere...
Ours isn't showing up! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Introduction to Usus (me and some other folks from the Supervisory Board) - Holly's favorite Anna
After some quick work by Sandy, we're on: Libraries and Family: Is the Academic Library Community Supporting You? (I know, it's not a usual ER&L topic, which is sort of why we did it). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Migrating to Intota: Updates and Dispatches from the Front (the speaker is pretty awesome and definitely on the front lines of this...and I may have suggested the subtitle in a late night phone call yesterday) - Holly's favorite Anna
Quick, somebody get me an "I voted" sticker! - Marie
MAPing Scopus and Web of Science: Using Massive Amounts of Data for Collection Analysis (And thank you Marie for inquiring!) - Galadriel C.
Steele Lawman
Every now and then I think I should update my LinkedIn profile. Then I lie down until the feeling passes.
lris
Forget co-pilot. Coffee has the wheel.
*fistbump* - Catherine Pellegrino
Galadriel C.
lris
This fall is beautiful
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It is. The leafpeeping just in my neighborhood is pretty sweet right now. - RepoRat
We are getting some absolutely beautiful colors over here, as well. - Catherine Pellegrino
Mary Carmen
Morning #1 of boot camp in the books. SHE LIVES!
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Hello :) - Pete : Team Marina
Howdy. - Mary Carmen
Boot camp at what, 6 am?!! You're a BEAST. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, it is at 6am. It's pretty great though....just when you feel like you're going to die, it's over. - Mary Carmen
Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, Primo, you never cease to amuse me.
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Primo knows best - lris
We need a "Damn You Auto-Suggest" tumblr. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh yes. Oh yes we do. - laura x from iPhone
We do!! - Meg VMeg
We need a Primo Knows Best Tumblr, really. - Zamms from iPhone
I will do this tomorrow. - laura x from iPhone
I just demonstrated this to a class of senior music majors. They were amused. - Catherine Pellegrino
Always show how the resource doesn't work. That's my rule. - Zamms
omg - perfect use for tumblr - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I still like the Ebsco autosuggest for cyber warfare to caber warfare - Christina Pikas
^^^ That is brilliant. - Catherine Pellegrino
Depending on how the vote has gone .... - barbara fister
I remember students posting some interesting ones for Encore.. I think one went "Singapore general elections" and it went "did you mean 'Singapore fairy tales' "..... Can't duplicate it anymore or find the screenshot. - aaron
I got "did you mean frocks" when I searched for frack*. submitted. also, why are there 2517 results for frack* and only 426 for "frack*" . #LeSigh - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oooh! And I got "did you mean frage?" for the same search! WTH is "frage"? (edit: Oh, right, German.) - Catherine Pellegrino
lris
Well! Turns out I'll be presenting a workshop at LOEX next spring. Wheee!
nice! - RepoRat
In Denver! Double-like! - Steele Lawman
Yay! - Joe
I would like to quadruple-like this, for reasons. - kaijsa
p.s. Iris didn't brag about this, but she's not just presenting a workshop. She's presenting THE INVITED pre-conference workshop. - kaijsa
Cool. - Joe
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C.
congrats! What are you presenting on? - YvonneM
lris
My favorite stapler-related exchange of the day (Ann is my department head).
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Depending on the "people years" benchmark chosen, those maths are spot on... time to change Gigi's name to Methuselah? - Aaron the Librarian
Holly's favorite Anna
Subject line for my eleventybillionth report of full-text online items not being linked to the full-text from Summon: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
The reply begins with, "Although it may seem 'inconceivable', we are aware of this linking issue and are working on a solution." - Holly's favorite Anna
Sarah G.
My parents just sent me selfie, but it was upside down and I thought, "oh, it's like they're in Australia" and THEN I NEVER STOPPED LAUGHING
lris
Cake at our department meeting to celebrate our stapler's birthday. Gigi made it to the one year mark!
🎂 - Julian
One of my colleagues named her car that. - Holly's favorite Anna
a public party with cake for teh students (esp. the students that didn't abuse Gigi) would be fun, too :) - Aaron the Librarian
Please share my heartfelt congratulations on surviving one year! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
She needs a tiny party hat! - LB: Water Witch
Steele Lawman
Me in class today: "Remember that JSTOR only digitizes a limited number of journals in each discipline. For example, in the subject of history, there are only...over 5,000... Ok, that's actually a crapton, but..."
History is the bread and butter of JSTOR. :) - Holly's favorite Anna
For my journalism & PR students, i emphasize the STOR in JStor, telling them that it's not current - which is what they need. JStor has great name recognition, but it's the WRONG database for mai students, generally. *sigh* - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Coverage is great in lit, but our profs want lit students entering the *current* conversation in the crit, so they require sources to be <10 years old. I have to flat out tell them to keep their grubby mitts off JSTOR and go to to MLA first. - kaijsa
Marie
Our OA shirts are here!
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its eating you!!! or are you eating it? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Needs more Cheerios. - Catherine Pellegrino
I am not sure that you are wearing that correctly. Should it cover your mouth like that? - Joe
Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Open Axis? - Spidra Webster
laura x
Meet Galahad. Also, bonus new car selfie.
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Also, I got the No. 22 with sweet potato fries from here for lunch: http://nodoiowacity.com/menu/ - laura x
Should I call it sir? - Joe
I love the color - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
She's cute, and the car is nice, too. - Glen Campbell
Nice! - lris
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! - maʀtha
nice! - ellbeecee from Android
Most excellent! - Galadriel C. from Android
WHAT CAR? (also, cute Lawra is cute) - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
2014 Subaru Impreza, base model. (It has Bluetooth but no cruise control--wtf?) - laura x from iPhone
Suhweet! - Stephen Francoeur
Is it time to take it drifting and rally racing yet? :) - imabonehead
#toddlerx is disappointed that it is not black. In that case, however, I'd have to name it Mordred. - laura x
#toddlerx is apparently metal as fuck. (or totally goth) - DJF
I love my base impreza - 2008 model does have cruise control. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Welcome to Club Impreza! I love mine (not only because I bought it online, and it was damaged coming off the truck so they upgraded me a Sport version available in the lot the day I showed up to get it!) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I always wanted an Impreza. I've test driven them. - Eric - It's My Thing
just about every car I've owned has been black. Malcolm and I are simpatico - MoTO: Team Marina
maʀtha
Exciting news from the Tretter Collection at UMN! We (I'm on the advisory board) got a big old grant to fund a multi-year project to gather oral histories from transfolk. Woo! Also, we will be hiring, but I don't have a posting to share yet...
Also, please like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages... - maʀtha
That's awesome. Would you be interested in people from the midwest but living CA? Because I know some people (http://learningtrans.org/contrib...) who were interested in doing this sort of thing. - Anika
coolio!! do you know about the stuff going on at UNC-Charlotte? and the LGBT exhibit at the Levine Museum for the New South. http://wfae.org/post... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Anika - do you mean people to contribute histories or people to hire? Either way, I think we are interested. The curator chose to focus on the Upper Midwest because we often get ignored by projects on the coasts. I think we are interested in collecting as many stories as possible and in hiring the best applicant no matter where they are from. - maʀtha
Very cool, Stefanie. I don't know anything about UNC-Charlotte - maʀtha
I don't think I've talked much here about the Bi+ Story Project, which is being conducted by the Bisexual Organizing Project, for which I am also on the board. It is a working board (as in working our asses off), not an advisory board, so I'm much more involved. Anyway, people can submit to Bi+ Story online: http://www.bistoryproject.org/ - maʀtha
Amit Patel
Couldn't sleep. At least I got this.
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Too lazy to use a tripod. I'm happy that my camera lets me take 1/4 sec shots handheld. - Amit Patel
Dang, mine eyelids occluded the view last night. - Todd Hoff
Beautiful! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Got up in time, but it was cloudy :( - Glen Campbell
gorgeous! where do you archive most of your work, Amit? Do you have a smugmug or flickr account you use? Or picasa ...? - Laura Norvig
Laura: I am on flickr and 500px — http://www.flickr.com/photos... https://500px.com/amitp — but I try to share photos with my friends on FriendFeed first :-) - Amit Patel
For example the northern harrier I took on Sep 28, shared with FF on Sep 30, and put on flickr on Oct 8. I don't interact with the flickr or 500px communities much :( - Amit Patel
We're happy to see your photos here. :) - Anne Bouey
Oh nice how do like the EM-1? I'm still using the original EM-5. - Rodfather from Android
Are you using a 3rd party lens with an adapter for those telephoto shots? Oh never mind. It's the 75-300mm lens. Amazing shots. - Rodfather
Beautiful. - Jenny H. from Android
Thanks! Rodfather: the main thing I like is that there's a built-in grip, and that helps a *lot* with the 75-300mm lens. I had gotten an add-on grip with the E-M1 but it wasn't nearly as good. The E-M1 has phase detection autofocus, which helps with flying birds. If I didn't spend 90% of my time on the 75-300mm lens, I would've kept the E-M5. The E-M1's ergonomics are a little better, and it has more buttons and features. Image quality doesn't seem any better. - Amit Patel
Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Louis Gray
I try to sleep double to make up for Louis - Amit Patel
RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I had a really interesting meeting this morning with our shiny new big data cluster hires and few other data-intensive social sciences researchers. They have fascinating needs.
Catherine Pellegrino
Adobe Is All Up in Your Reading Business, And Other Links | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books - http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/blog...
Pull quote: "That sound you hear right now is a million trillion librarians saying, I BEG YOUR PARDON?" [Also includes numerous awesome .gif and .jpg side-eyes, including "the Phylicia Rashad side eye, which, as you know, is the most powerful side eye in the known universe."] - Catherine Pellegrino from Bookmarklet
Also loved Andromeda Yelton on this: "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, the policies we hold, or even the contracts we sign, and we do not delegate this verification to others who do." http://andromedayelton.com/blog... - Regular Amanda
Andromeda has written the best explanation and call to action I've seen yet. I'm grateful and am sharing with my faculty. - kaijsa
Has this train not left the station, the toothpaste been squeezed from the tube? As a profession, we have decided that we want to cede control over these kinds of things to vendors. We can beg and plead and stamp our feet, and some brave souls might even cancel some subscriptions, but when it comes right down to it, we will cave and we will not be able to promise our patrons privacy. - Steele Lawman
"As a profession, we have decided that we want to cede control over these kinds of things to vendors." - if this is true, can't we change our mind back? shouldn't we at least think about changing it? Minds aren't toothpaste, and trains return to stations all the time... - Marianne
Sure, we should think about changing it. But I believe we never will. We have too much invested in the current system already, and privacy is just kind of a little detail that is easy to let slide. - Steele Lawman
I'm happy to continue the privacy fight... but really, the only problem here is that the data was sent in clear text. Or is the ability to sync your reading across devices not desirable enough and we should do away with the tool that enables this functionality? Kindle does the same thing - only with your kindle login (and probably not in clear text). - Aaron the Librarian
Will this still be a problem once Adobe figures out how to hash the JSON object used to transfer teh data? - Aaron the Librarian
I think it will... but I've always been way over on the skinny end of the bell curve when it comes to privacy. - RepoRat
HTTP://kindle.amazon.com/most_popular - DJF from Android
I'm sort of amazed that 4chan hasn't placed some perfectly obnoxious line from the Marquis de Sade or Adolf Hitler or someone as the most highlighted passage on Kindles. Maybe they did and Amazon nixed it. - Steele Lawman
Aaron, from what i can tell the three big things are "clear text? wtf?" plus "they're roaming my devices to gather info from ALL of my epubls which I never agreed to and it's creepy" plus "WHAT IS THIS AWFUL THING NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT DRM OH NO NO NO" which, well, that last one is kind of like those scientists being all "I GOT A TAKEDOWN FROM ELSEVIER FOR MY ARTICLE CAN THEY DO THAT?"... more... - barbara fister
The developers of the Bluefire reader comment: http://www.bluefirereader.com/blog.... Interestingly, they support syncing your reading location between devices, but their servers only synchronize a secure token that they can't read. Much like the way that Firefox sync works. - DJF
yeah, Griffey suggested hashing userid + bookid, and I don't see why that wouldn't work: http://jasongriffey.net/wp... - RepoRat
Aaron: I'd disagree that clear text is the only problem. If the patron's identity is attached to the reading records and those records are non-transitory and subject to subpoena or fishing expeditions, then *poof* reader privacy, a bedrock value for *public* libraries at least, goes out the window. And I'd guess all three "ifs" are true. - Walt Crawford
Holly's favorite Anna
Who's got two thumbs and hit a sweet double over the head of the left fielder? This gal.
Holly's favorite Anna
Usus - a community forum that will allow us to productively focus our usage statistics obsessions. http://eclecticlibrarian.net/blog...
Usus - a community forum that will allow us to productively focus our usage statistics obsessions. http://eclecticlibrarian.net/blog/?p=2667
Stephen Francoeur
Cupcake a student gave me after her research consultation on a tough psych assignment (visible on the photo). http://t.co/MiYeMNLPpB
Cupcake a student gave me after her research consultation on a tough psych assignment (visible on the photo). http://t.co/MiYeMNLPpB
so sweet! literally & figuratively! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
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