Dear Vendors, Giving me the hard sell and telling me that we must not be using it right when I would like to cancel a subscription to your product does not endear you to me for future sales. No love, ~C
Emailed Ebsco with a "my faculty is trying to do x with Dynamed question" Answer "
Please ask him to contact the librarian and get the email address from UIC." Umm...dude, I AM the librarian, care to try again?
Pricing question: Some of you may recall that long ago I was working on a book. Life has been a wee bit hectic these last months, but I'm actually approaching publication. It will be a 106-page trade paperback, of which I think 92 pages actually contain text. I'm planning to sell the book book for $10 and the ebook for $2,
my Plan for Transparency is continuing. our next project begins today: scanning license agreements into PDF, storing them in a pswd protected folder, and linking to the agreements from our resource records. i want our librarians to be able to review our rights/restrictions whenever they want.
I want an ILS where I can set the max # of items out. If I place holds, they are all suspended if I am at my max # out. Then, when I return material to the library, the holds automatically become active for the next book. I could choose to have more than my 'max # items out' knowing that it would keep my holds suspended.
Dear vendor, do not advertise a webinar to academic libraries about "improving ROI". Academic libraries do not invest, nor do they get a return. Thus the concept of "Return on Investment" is meaningless corporatist shit that senior level administrators are trying to import into higher education.
ALA Elections Update (if you're ionterested) -- "Well now….things are looking up! Attached are the latest voting statistics. As of yesterday we are ahead of last year! With four days left, 19.81% of eligible voters have cast their ballots as opposed to 19.14% at the same time last year. When voting closed in 2012, total voter response was 20.90%....
Going to be a interesting week. Presenting on citation analysis to faculty (3 days), followed by a presentation at a faculty meeting on resources and to top it off a presentation to interested users on the results of our mass library survey. Normal week for most of you I guess, unusual for me.
I understand some more congratualtions go out to RepoRat on winning 2013 @UWMadisonLS Early-Career Award. What can I do, but simply bow down? Commencement speeches, cutting edge research and classes..I could go on. Rock it out!!
Why oh why can librarians not tell charming stories about the library without resorting to stories about how "stupid" a patron was? Have composed note about how these stories really aren't funny and undermine all the work we try and do to tell students that they should push past their library anxiety and trust us that we will help them... send?