Looks like I'm the first faculty member to ask if I can add my collected data, codebooks, and instruments for various research projects to our repository. Very pleased about this (especially as I'm coming up against unwillingness to share a validated instrument for librarystuffs *sadpanda*).
Codsignal request: I need to build a tool that will take textual information from a Google spreadsheet, reformat it and display it differently, probably in a document of some sort. I don't even know what keywords to type to find instructions for doing such a thing. Can you help me describe the task specifically enough ...
Vendor salesperson repeatedly emailing me plus 4 faculty in two different depts. about setting up a trial. Salesperson is starting to really annoy me and said faculty. Folks that deal with this more than I do: does it work to just call vendors and tell them to knock it off? I feel like, I dunno, if I engage then they'll never stop.
we're (hopefully) launching a new website soon. i'm interested in hearing how other libraries have communicated this change. what message did you use? how did you deal with negative feedback? how did you deal with people saying they don't know how to use the new site ...
Academic librarians: a librarian at Mount Holyoke is doing a survey of social media use by academic librarians (link to Google form: http://t.co/ZqspdUl2bW). She lists a variety of popular social media platforms, but not Friendfeed. I think it would be interesting/fun/subversive to get a bunch of responses that write-in FF in the "other" category.
academic libraries: is anyone else responsible for collecting / hosting syllabuses for their departments? I am for mine .. it's a headache. looking for better solution. here's the end result of mine: http://parklibrary.jomc.unc.edu/syllabi
ugh I can't find how to get an RSS feed out of RefWorks anymore. In, sure. I shared the database. I turned on the option to have a feed with 10 items - no feed url. It's not on the shared site, either. Ideas anyone? I'll e-mail their support if i have to
Now I'm less argybargy because ellbeecee made me laugh, but I still would like to raise the possibility of future argybargy at: streaming media purchase models. We are hearing that VHS and DVD are totally outmoded, so we should only buy streaming media moving forward, but you can't actually "buy" streaming media, just rent it for three years.
Have any of you put together "faculty scholarly output" celebrations? I'm in early planning stages for one in the late Spring, and the details are starting to crest. If you have, do you have a workplan for steps in the process?
Anybody know off the top of their head the best databases to search for slave records (18th-19th C. U.S.)? We have a long list of primary source collections we've recently added that I'm looking through to add to my guides, but I am not familiar with all of them yet.