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Sarah G.
RT @cuteemergency: Herd of baby turtles
RT @cuteemergency: Herd of baby turtles
It's been a long, weird two weeks that isn't quite over yet, but I have the look of a man who is tired but owns an awesome couch.
Now... where are my glasses? - Zamms
It's a nice pattern. - Meg VMeg from Android
Thanks! I love it. - Zamms
Quick check, do you guys teach (A OR B OR C) AND (D OR E OR F) type searches? Where a/b/c & d/e/f are synonyms?
Yep. "One concept per line, ORs between words in a concept" - lris
Are there situations you think where searching this way is not appropriate? - aaron
I preface that (usually) by reading something that will help us generate words/phrases that all appear in an article about a concept that won't appear in articles about a different concept. - lris
re second question, I don't think it's always necessary, but it's a useful skill to know for everything from google to databases. - lris
Also, students feel like they "learned something" so I gain legitimacy and a fairly free-form classroom. - lris
Iris, the gain legitimacy is the reason why i do it too. But I am starting to wonder, do such techniques really help in improving the search results? - aaron
My students have consistently gotten better results in their hands on portion when they've tried this. It is sometimes because the search technique is important (usually in databases) and sometimes because it helps them think about keywords rather than questions (in everything), and always because they're thinking about terms that appear in their ideal article but that won't appear in every single article out there. - lris
Also, the way I teach it, I emphasize matching the language of the community you're hoping to engage, learning the terms of your conversation, and "teaching the computer" the language you're talking. I don't emphasize boolean, or usually even mention the name. - lris
I have taught it in the past; there are occasions when students think it's the coolest thing ever. Depends on class and context whether it's the most useful thing I can impart to them or not. - Deborah Fitchett
"Computers can't read," I tell them, "they simply match letters in a row. So we have to show them the letters-in-a-row that might match things they know about." - lris
When I *do* teach Boolean I like to show them my optical coincidence cards: -- only covers AND but they're just so awesomely retro. - Deborah Fitchett
Yeah, there are plenty of classes where this won't help enough to make the cut. But if they have to use certain databases (esp. MLA International Bibliography, for me) it is a life-or-death kind of thing to know. - lris
I am going to say it helps less in full-text databases AND/OR cases where the system already tries to be "helpful" with stemming or find related words. In extreme cases like some Discovery services which tend to have high recall anyway, adding more words in the concept can explode the search even more. - aaron
Yeah, it doesn't help in Summon. But it does help in JSTOR if you're good at choosing discipline-specific keywords and you're also good at selecting your discipine(s) from the advanced search check boxes. - lris
Yup - Hedgehog
Maybe I am doing it wrong. Anyone like to share a good example of such a search statement? - aaron
Google Scholar: recidivism (youth OR adolescent OR juvenile OR teen) (prevent OR reduce) (program OR intervention) - maʀtha
Database: recidivism AND (youth* OR adolescen* OR juvenile* OR teen*) AND (prevent* OR reduce* OR reduction) AND (program* OR intervention*). - maʀtha
BUT, in reality, I would use the advanced search screen in many databases with, as Iris says, one ORed set per row, leaving the AND defaults in between the rows. And I would replace some of the terms with subject headings and use search limiters as appropriate. - maʀtha
and yes to everything else Iris says above - maʀtha
This kind of searching can be very important to searching in medical databases/indexes. The automatic term mapping in PubMed is getting better all the time, but it does miss things, especially if the search terms are way off. Using MEDLINE & CINAHL this kind of Boolean searching is essential. - maʀtha
I am going to agree with the case of Medical searches, high precision. I am not sure if the searches for GS, the results are appreciably bad with say recidivism adolescent reduce intervention - aaron
Sure, and GS is searching fulltext while PubMed is not. - Meg VMeg
yes. esp. to what Iris said (and martha agreed to). I don't call it Boolean, but I ALWAYS show it to students one-on-one & in class. Today's example: patron said "story telling" Database calls it … storytelling (one word) - but when you OR in "narrative*" you triple the results. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also from today's patron, who wanted the term "race:" race OR racial OR minorit* OR African American* OR black OR hispanic* OR Latina* OR Latino* OR Asian American* (I capitalize OR for emphasis not because it's required; I also discuss importance of using current / older / sometimes-not-politically-correct terms for concepts like "African American*" vs "black"). Definitely use OR with age groups, esp. teenagers, as in martha's example. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
you know what else I use a lot? (drug* OR alcohol* OR substance OR chemical) AND (abuse* OR dependenc* OR addict*) AND (hispanic* OR latino* OR latina*) AND [whatever other concept you want here]. This is for a particular assignment in the drug counseling program where they have to pick a certain population. - maʀtha
oh, and my most popular is: (social media OR social network* OR twitter OR Facebook OR instagram OR myspace OR youtube) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
(ps, I LURVE this thread) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
that is great! totally stealing ^^ - maʀtha
Jason Griffey
Eliza, with car audio on shuffle: “Hey! What’s _Maple Leaf Rag_ doing on here?” Me: *boggle*
A traditional Joplin version, or Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's? - DJF from Android
Jason P
Listening to some music Holly gave me as I work at home today. This Burt Warber guy isn't bad I guess
He's ok. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
laura x
Happiest of birthdays, #unclerobert! If I can raise this little guy as well as you raised Barry, I'll be a very proud mama indeed. Lots of love from Laura and #toddlerx!
what a great photo, Laurax - maʀtha
Peter is a total ham. - laura x from iPhone
Holly's favorite Anna
If you are going to rebrand the companies/products you bought to your company name, then learn how to support all facets of them, too.
*cough*ProQuest*cough* - Holly's favorite Anna
Sarah G.
RT @lawgeekgirl: @sglassmeyer so what happens in vegas this weekend is cataloged, indexed and retrievable at any moment? #notquitethesametravelslogan
I had to lift that quote. It's too good. - Eric - Regulate
Kårín Dalzĭel
I wish I could write a script to stop me accidentally sending embarrassing endearments to my friends instead of my husband.
Holly's favorite Anna
When your boss sticks a plastic viking helmet on your head, just roll with it.
When your boss sticks a plastic viking helmet on your head, just roll with it.
holly #ravingfangirl
frozen coconut limeade | smitten kitchen -
frozen coconut limeade | smitten kitchen
I generally don't prefer slushy drinks, but... WELP. - holly #ravingfangirl
SIGN ME UP. - Jennifer Dittrich
There's a #bat in that lampshade. Have a nice night.
There's a #bat in that lampshade. Have a nice night.
"Dear Liza, Dear Liza" - Meg VMeg
FUN FACT: The first known use of the word fun was in 1727 and is thought to be derived from the English dialect word meaning to hoax that came from the Middle English word fonnen.
holly #ravingfangirl
lemon bar, buttermilk ice cream, blueberry sauce. !!!! - holly #ravingfangirl
oh my god - Mary Carmen
i nearly picked the chocolate tart, but i'm glad i stayed with this choice. - holly #ravingfangirl
Kårín Dalzĭel
Gonna walk in the Nashville pride walk :D
Sarah G.
#sla2014 Here's the blogged version of my talk "On Professional Communication..."
#sla2014 Here's the blogged version of my talk "On Professional Communication..."
<slow clap> - sglassme
I like how you draw the line at the C-word. F-word in play, C-word verboten. - sglassme
So was SA in the audience? - John Dupuis
Hey, Sarah. Thank you for this. <3 <3 <3 - RepoRat
Yes. Yes! YES! - Rebecca Hedreen
Really glad you liked it! - Sarah G.
This is made of 24 karat awesome. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Very much enjoyed this! - Hedgehog from Android
Tony Stankus did not like it....but I liked it. - Joe
Who's Tony Stankus? - Sarah G. from iPhone
I wish I could have watched the audience clutch their pearls as you demonstrated your authenticity :) - Christina Pikas
The Sarah Glassmeyer Experience is not for everyone. I'm glad I apologized first. - Sarah G. from iPhone
It was awesome live. Really really good. Human and forthright and unapologetic and thoughtful and good spirited. And useful. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Thank you! I was so jacked on adrenaline I must admit details are fuzzy, but I remember liking yours too! I'm so glad I got to meet you in person as well! - Sarah G.
I'm printing this out and pasting the rules on my wall. - Eric - Regulate
Fitbit Fans
Yoga is back today with the challenge: Stretch your hamstrings with these three simple yoga moves! #30DaysToSummerFit
holly #ravingfangirl
SEA SERPENT GARDEN SCULPTURE | garden stake, monster sculpture, dragon | UncommonGoods -
SEA SERPENT GARDEN SCULPTURE | garden stake, monster sculpture, dragon | UncommonGoods
Finally, a garden sculpture I like! - laura x from iPhone
Holly's favorite Anna
Sarah G.
Instead of "the benevolent" or "the holy" I think the current pope is gonna be remembered as "Francis of the No Fucks Given."
By the strictest definition of the station within the church, is this not indeed the case for every pope? - Julian
Well, in recent times. A couple medieval and Renaissance ones had families. - Sarah G.
Kind of makes you wonder if he is the fulfillment of St Malachy's prophecy. - sglassme
I think so! Pleasant surprise that it seems to mean that he's cleaning house and not causing Armageddon. - Sarah G.
I'm amused by the dynamic in which Francis says something kind of edgy (well, edgy for a church official), and then the Vatican spokesman tries to explain it away. - John (bird whisperer)
Jason P
Just gave my guitar teacher a Zotero lesson. He paid me with two six-packs.
holly #ravingfangirl
And this is an hour after. Good grief. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
I get beet face all over my body. It's great! ;) - ~Courtney F
haha me too, courtney. IT'S THE BEST. - holly #ravingfangirl
Lighting a fire and getting ready to roast marshmallows. The #visitingtoddler is beside himself.
S'mores? - LB's never Kippled from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @monkeyhole: BREAKING: Portlanders resort to drinking beer instead of water during #pdxboil, literally nothing actually changes
You know what RuPaul's Drag Race should do? Just announce who the winner is at the top of the show and let them do a show for an hour. (American Idol should do that too. Announce the winner, then let the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race do a show for an hour.)
Holly's favorite Anna
RT @satanlibrarian: Librarians: Because Vampire Slayers Can't Train Themselves
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @wilw: This is your semi-regular reminder to be easily amused, because then you will be easily amused.
Meg VMeg
What I wouldn't give for a copycat recipe for Amy's Organic Traditional Refried Beans.
I’ll do ya one better: - Akiva
Yeah, they're good? I'll definitely give it a shot. - Meg VMeg
That whole site is crazy good. She’s my go-to whenever I want to make anything. I see if she has a recipe first and then Alton Brown. - Akiva
The address to this library includes the phrase "Behind the Shell Petrol Pump".
there's one near here whose directions usually start with "do you know where the Sonic is?" - ~Courtney F
That's awesome. Do you have that in the directory? - Zamms
"Behind the ADIA Building and Across Al Nasr Street From the Cultural Foundation" - Meg VMeg
Reminds me of Nicaraguan street addresses. - bentley
In a bookmobile, down by the river. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Betsy: YES! It is amazing. Though I can't say I haven't done something similar (left across from where the Thunderbird Bowl used to be)... - Zamms
One of the Managua address landmarks was a restaurant called "El Arbolito" (The Little Tree). It relocated after the earthquake of '72, so their old location and their current location were both landmarks. As an outsider, it's hard not to laugh when you're told the address to somewhere is, "From where the little tree used to be..." - bentley
Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference "Tell Your Story" ... good times :) - Aaron the Librarian
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