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At least this mind-numbing work project can be done at home while watching tv, snuggling the cat, and sipping libations.
This makes me curious about the libations. - Julian
Balvenie DoubleWood. Mmmmmm - lris
Side comment: not trying to sound pedantic! Just like Brian Cox naming scotches. - Zamms
*ignores Zamms* - lris
It's for the best. - Zamms
one should never ignore zamms. ignoring zamms could lead to destruction. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Mr. The Jason Fleming
One of my former students is one too! Rad! - Meg VMeg
You mean THE LSW DERRICK? - Aaron the Librarian
PDF;dr (KIDDING) - Zamms
ooooh, another Buckland. awesome. (poor woman.) - jambina
😎 - Julian
Yay Derrick!! - Laura
Whoa! Awesome! - laura x
Hooray! - Galadriel C.
our incoming (in January) librarian is on there. :) - ellbeecee
A sneak peak at our Libguides V2 with search modified for "bento style" (Summon API fuels catalogue, Articles and our suggestions boxes)
Did you have to work with Springshare to alter the LibGuides search box functionality like that? - Stephen Francoeur
Nope. It's basically css/html you add to the search template "search page layout". The hard part was to manipulate the Summon API. Requires a server to host yr script (edited to avoid confusion "Server side") - my colleague used php. If you have questions, I can relay them to my colleague who did the work. I am sure he wouldnt mind sharing. We did ask Springshare about *their* API for... more... - aaron
When you say server-side, which server? and will it work through https? - Aaron the Librarian
As in you need to run an independent script on your own server. I think the scripts send your api key etc to the Summon server, get back results in json etc. Then parse back the results to appear on the Libguides Search page. I know he used and adapted this . - aaron
thanks for the clarification and the link *plots madly* - Aaron the Librarian
Wow. Thanks for this! I don't kno if we'll be able to do it here, but now it's a goal! - lris
Alert to SerSol 360 linker customers! No open URL links are visible in Google Scholar until next week, possibly as late as Tuesday or Wednesday!!!
"For any Summon clients who are using 360 Link please be aware that 360 Link links are currently not appearing in Google Scholar. Google alerted us late Monday that they had a problem retrieving our 360 Link holdings files. This issue was resolved yesterday, but due to the timing that Google uses to update holdings on their end, 360 Link customers will not be seeing links appearing in Google Scholar until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes your customers and are working with Google to ensure this doesn’t happen again." - maʀtha
And may I just say, ACK!! - maʀtha
That explains it. - Joe
EEP - lris
ah geez. - Marie
also, I did not receive any communication about this from the company, so THANK YOU to martha for noting it here. - Marie
Blerg. - kaijsa
Marie -- the text Martha posted was sent to the Summon client listserv from someone at ProQuest. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yes. Got feedback on this early yesterday from many users. It's cold comfort to note we are not alone. Not sure if it is "good" though a small number of vendors are so dominant that when they go down they take out a fair number of the university libraries together. - aaron from Flucso
Catherine Pellegrino
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 ...
... so that I can find information or instructions? Essentially, I need to tell Google: "Take the data from row X of this sheet, reformat it according to the following rules, and send it into the following container." Ideally, there would be a mechanism whereby a non-technical user could specify what row(s) to use. - Catherine Pellegrino
Please note that I'm not asking you to SOLVE the problem (though if you know of a pre-packaged solution, that's great), I'm just trying to DESCRIBE the problem so that I can find solutions on my own. - Catherine Pellegrino
Similar to mail-merge functions in MS Excel? - lris
I searched "Google spreadsheet automated" and got this: - Meg VMeg
Although maybe you actually want Fusion Tables: (sorry, no search terms, I've just used it before) - Meg VMeg
I never managed to wrap my head around mail-merge, Iris, but I bet that's what I'm looking for. Meg, thank you for those links, and I will investigate them shortly! - Catherine Pellegrino
Ooh, I've been wanting something like this, too. I'm going to investigate Fusion Tables. Thanks for asking this question, Catherine. And for some cool stuff, Meg. - kaijsa
Just getting back to this now to do some more investigating. At first glance, it looks like Iris may have pegged it with mail-merge, and you can do mail-merge-like stuff with Google spreadsheets, e.g.: However, it's possible that something involving scripts would work as well or better: (found that page by following links from Meg's first link above). - Catherine Pellegrino
Ha! That's what I get for skimming: mail-merge uses scripts, so in point of fact, they're one and the same solution. - Catherine Pellegrino
Shoveled my corner lot with two driveways. If you need me, I'll be over here dead.
Thankfully, my landlord helped with part of it. - lris
You are mighty. - Marianne
So far, watching a momma cat get ready to have kittens on livestream mostly resembles watching my cat sleep all day.
Now into her 3rd day of labor and no visible change. Poor kitty! - lris
Thank you for the reminder about kitten cams! - Julian
poor Dorothy, she looks like she swallowed a volleyball! - RepoRat
Hi LSW. I've been asked to brainstorm "crazy, imaginative ideas" for my library. I have some, like taking over research management, but I'm looking for others. Help?
carrier pigeon document delivery (drones in bad weather) - lris
ooh i bet i could get a couple of drones. - kendrak
drop in sessions with city planners? scan-to-ILL services with transportation-related archives? - lris
Massive digitization and smart maps? - Hedgehog
virtual reality, context-specific help via app no matter where in the library you're standing - lris
project/grant management services - lris
RFID all patrons for assessment and service purposes (you said crazy...) - lris
Research impact tracking -- what they call CRIS services across the pond. - RepoRat
Printing that works all the time. - Steele Lawman from Android
Indestructible staplers - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Vending machine for low cost office supplies! - lris
makerspace! I'd actually kind of love to know what that would look like in your context. - RepoRat
LEGOS. Must build important transportation models! - laura x
(I actually really like the idea of legos...) - lris
YES. LEGOS. - RepoRat
we already have the printing down and basically free office supplies. grant writing has come up, but we've not done much. - kendrak
We are getting legos for a finals week study break this year! - Freeda B.
Print-on-demand book machine (made of legos). After you RFID all patrons, RFID all books, so when patrons are looking for a book the phone buzzes when they are near. Put your campus museum and art galleries in the libraries. Have local artists paint beautiful murals on library walls. - Regular Amanda
Gigi ends her public service
Gigi ends her public service
While this may be too soon, I highly recommend for when you're ready for your next stapler. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
may she rest in peace. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
so say we all - ellbeecee
The stapler's dead; long live the stapler. - Brent Schaus
. - bentley
In related news, we're in the market for a good guy name beginning with H. - lris from Android
Hamish! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
. - laura x
Humbert. (But I really love Hamish more.) - Catherine Pellegrino
Herbie, fully loaded with staples. - Lily
Helmut. Heinrich. Hugo. - Steele Lawman
Horatio. Holmes. - Ken Morley
Henrik. - bentley
Hagrid. Homer. Herman. - laura x from iPhone
Horace - ellbeecee
Humperdinck - ellbeecee
Humperdinck, Humperdinck, Humperdinck! </Carole_King> - Catherine Pellegrino
Harold - ellbeecee
Hereward - Marianne
Hedwig. - Brent Schaus
Huddie. - laura x from iPhone
Horehound. - Brent Schaus
Spent some quality time with an orthodontist and her goop this morning.
oh, teeth mold goop?? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Yes indeed. And my choices for flavor were bubble gum, grape, and cherry. EWWWWWWWWWWW - lris
Oh...the pink, now I'm going to gag and try not to hyperventilate stuff. I HATED that stuff - Hedgehog
Yuck. Yuck yuck yuck. - laura x
Aaron the Librarian
I love copyright questions with short deadlines and no clear details... the history department wants to scan some images out of the university's elementary lab school's student yearbook which was published by the lab school PTO. These images are not attributed to anyone and are from 2011. From whom does the department request rights/permissions?
This will be in a book published by the history department / "shippensburg university press" (which is not a "real" university press but which has been used as publisher for several previous publications) not that this side comment is really relevant to the original question ;) - Aaron the Librarian
so is or isn't the "elementary lab school" part of the university? - RepoRat
The PTO should have some record of the contract they signed with the photographer to say whether the images belong to the PTO or to the photographer. If they don't, then I think the PTO has the copyright? works for hire? - lris
in 2011, the year of the yearbook in question, yes, the lab school was part of the university - but also was part of the local school district. "Contract with the photographer" *holding onto desk while I catch my breath after laugh-snorting almost to death* ... My inclination was to suggest the lab school secretary as a resource for identifying the photographer and making direct contact (odds are it was one of my kids' friends' parent(s)). But it (as every republisher said ever) should be easier than this! - Aaron the Librarian
tl;dr "don't just take the image and publish it" is correct and "get the photographer's permission, or the labschool/university's permission" is the only legitimate route, right? - Aaron the Librarian
that's how i see it, yup. someone holds the rights to the image. (let alone the privacy concerns about pix of kids...) - jambina
Having not seen the images in question, no idea if there are kids included... but yes, since the younger kids would still be students in the district (assuming they didn't move away) that's another nice wrinkle (though, iirc, when I was a parent at the school I had to sign a waiver expressly okaying or denying the presence of my kid(s) in pictures - we said "yes, it's fine to take pix of our kids") - Aaron the Librarian
laura x
Sarah G.
Just realized that I got my MLS in 2005 which is almost ten years ago which means I guess I'm not a newbie #librarian anymore. #libraries
I also got mine in 2005. *cheers* - Marie
I got mine in 06! - Sir Shuping is just sir
1995. Old ---> - LB's never Kippled from Android
Oh, we're degree twins! And I still feel like a newbie. - lris from Android
*clutches her 2004 pearls at the shocking naïveté of these newcomers* - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
2004 here, and I hit that conclusion recently too. - ellbeecee
2016 here... ;) - WebGoddess
Class of 2005 fistbump! *g* - RepoRat
*shakes cane at the whippersnappers* - LB's never Kippled from Android
2002! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
December 2000. *Just barely* last century. - bentley
*sobs into an afghan* - LB's never Kippled from Android
but I did that whole internal auditor thing before library school, LB - ellbeecee
2000, but 37 when I got it, so old. - John Dupuis
January of 2005. Yup. - Hedgehog
December 2003. Close to 10 yrs at current job, which is weird. - ~Courtney F
August 2005. *fistbump* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Oh, 1998. I'm with you, LB. Lemme just get mah ear-horn. - Julie Kane
Courtney, I'm coming up on 5 at GSU next summer, which astounds me. This is the longest I've ever worked anywhere. Or lived anywhere since undergrad. Every day is a new personal best. ;) - ellbeecee
2005, at the age of 35. - Pete
This would be a good article - class of 2005 ten years on. We all came into it right at the point where Web 2.0 started to get big and the idea of user generate content on the web (and the web itself and thus information) became much more prevalent and accessible. iPods existed, but not smart phones, really. No kindles. If someone said App I'd think they were trying to be cool in saying Apple. - Sarah G.
December 1999. I'm a 20th century librarian! - Stephen Francoeur
Obviously, I am not a librarian. "Masters of Library Sciences" (or whatever MLS stands for in this case) was the 3rd thing that came to mind when I saw the acronym. Major League Soccer was the first (which made absolutely no sense), and then the usage of MLS within real estate was the second (no idea what it stands for in that usage, though). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
(Multiple Listing Service - but our MLS' are the cool ones. ;) ) - ellbeecee
2002 at the age of 32! - Sarah from iPhone
Aaron the Librarian
Public Viewing Rights & Good Faith Efforts: We are in the starting phase of policymaking around poublic viewing rights. Troublemaker that I am, I want to define "good faith effort" and set in policy that after the defined good faith effort we will generally advise: while the rights have not been acquired, you should be okay publicly showing...
at some point we have to draw a line and move - am I way out of line? Do you have examples of good policies I can draft from? thanks! - Aaron the Librarian
bumpity? - Aaron the Librarian
Can you explain a little more? Our university is covered, at least mostly, I think, but a license that the office of student affairs handles - ~Courtney F
Yeah, I don't understand. Do you mean that they'd be showing (potentially/obviously) orphan works? Or that the rightsholders of clearly copyrighted movies mightn't get back to them in a timely way? - Meg VMeg
^^^ yes this - lris from Android
I have no actual examples (and filing cabinet contents were aggressively deselected with prejudice) but basically we're trying to document our formerly black-box public viewing rights policy. We use several vendors to do public viewing rights (I can find out which if you like) but occasionally (anectotally 3-5 (out of ~50) in last 5 years) we cannot acquire rights through "the usual... more... - Aaron the Librarian
Even though it's only smart under WiFi, I'm really really liking having a smart phone.
which reminds me, I should really ask the repair folks where the heck my old iTouch is. - RepoRat
Uh, I'm confused: why is it only smart under wifi? I thought the big advantage of a smartphone was that you didn't have to be in range of wifi? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Because I can have it for $10/month if it relies on WiFi. If I travel I'll bump it up to true smartphone status. - lris from Android
oh. ... OH! *ponders her current $7/mo dumbphone* Hm. - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
Republic Wireless. :-) - lris from Android
*thinks* - bentley
Spending my morning with OCLC folks. What do I want to know about WorldShare?
How do you define "share" and "world"? - barbara fister
Existential barbara. - lris
One sure-fire way to lose credibility with instruction librarians is to start skipping "in the interest of time" and talking about "running way behind" half an hour into a 3-hour presentation. PLAN AHEAD. - lris
I think simply doing a three-hour presentation is a way to lose credibility with me. If you can't show me what I need to know in 30 minutes, you are wasting my time. - Steele Lawman
For an entire ILS? 30 minutes might be a wee bit quick. - Kirsten
For something as big as an ILS, you should schedule several shorter modules that librarians/staff can come to without attending the whole thing. (I care that the cataloging module works well, but don't need the details, for example). And stick to the schedule and build in short breaks between presentations. We got this format for Sierra, and it worked well. - kaijsa
Yeah, I guess I just care about the public-facing stuff. 30 min seems like plenty. (Note: This is why I'm not allowed to make decisions.) - Steele Lawman
I'm sorry I missed this. And yeah, OCLC blows at presentations on their products. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
You want to have the authority control of the base record(s) and who has right sto edit what in the record clearly explained... well, *I* would want this because I have yet to actually hear the whole "anyone can edit the base record" rumour invalidated... Also, WoldShare is the closest thing I've seen to what my brain teels me I think I want to see in an ILS -- but like all library software there are bits of magic here and there which defy logic and I want to know more - Aaron the Librarian
OCLC blows at product development. Period. - Holly's favorite Anna
So watched the original The Pink Panther with the boys. A structural mess, but it has moments.
They sat through the whole thing? - Meg VMeg
Hah. Yeah, they did. We kind of went MST3000 on it at various times - the scene with the tipsy princess on the tiger skin rug? we gave the tiger a whole back story as a triple agent. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
One of my favorite movies. Totally not for structural reasons. - lris from Android
Finishing projects is for the birds. Casting on is where it's at.
Pippin supervises my morning rest.
Pippin supervises my morning rest.
he is saying "nope, not long enough. rest more! another 3 hours should do it. then eating. then more resting!" - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yeah, he's swung into nurse kitty mode. NO MOVING FOR YOU. - lris from Android
barbara fister
This is a thread for inarticulate growling. Rawr!!!
grrrr argh - lris
Huh? - Uli
thanks. I needed the solidarity. - barbara fister from iPhone
Arglarglarglarrrrrr! - Grumpator
mfargrahsshew - ellbeecee
grrrrrrrrrr ruff - Christina Pikas
What Steele everyone else having a week as well? - Cameron Neylon
I'm just a bit overwhelmed by lots of Things. - ellbeecee
Yeh. That... - Cameron Neylon
Grraaa -- *dissolves in coughing* - RepoRat
Rrrrrrrrrgarrrrrrrgrar. - laura x
Grrrrrrtttthh. - LB's never Kippled from Android
ARGBARGARGbargargbargARG. - Regular Amanda
d-d-d-d,b-b-bu-bu-buh,aaAAARRGH *facepalm* *doublefail* - Kathy
urrrrrrrrgh aaaaaaaaargh - Nikki D.
grgrgrrgrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - Andy
Uuuaaaarrrrgggghhhhrrrrr - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
pppppppphhhhtttthhhhhbbbbtttttt [eta: *some witty Ministry of Silly Walks reference that works better then the lame one my brain refuses to release*] - Aaron the Librarian
schmoopie. - Megan loves summer
Neeeow ... wum ... ping! - Aaron the Librarian
laura x
Someone tell me some good news.
I got nothing. no good news in NC. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
but: Scott Brown was defeated by two women. tm Rachel Maddow. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Our choir is sounding good and ready for our concert next week. - Kirsten
Berkeley is the first city in the nation to pass a soda tax. - kendrak from Android
Pippin is peeing in his boss like a champ. - lris from Android
same as Stephanie. Our race was very close but Kay Hagen was up against over a year's worth of negative advertising. just imagine hearing "Kay Hagen just doesn't understand" over and over and over in a southern drawl ad nauseum - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Oakland elected a mayor born & raised here. I've met her, and she's a really nice person. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
In my county, ballot questions passed to set up funding for the arts and to increase funding for women's health programs. - John (bird whisperer)
my city just passed funding for new streets and a new main library and new parks. - Big Joe Silence
You're the next contestant on The Price is Right! - Julian
love is a real thing. i consider that good news. - Big Joe Silence
Coke is THE real thing. - Julian
Today is not Monday. - imabonehead
my colon is the size of a zeppelin and just as full of explosive gas. - Big Joe Silence
Thank you, everyone. Stephanie, I feel your pain. - laura x
ALL humans can get married in NC. That is a good thing. Also, apparently Hagan = Obamacare is a bad thing. I thought it was a good thing. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
We get to be beatniks now. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
NJ doesn't have any Republican Senators. - April Russo
I have "joy" in a bottle - wish I could dab a little on FF for us all. - Jen
100 women in Congress! the 100th from NC! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Autumn finally showed up in South Texas. - Steven Perez
861 words #yayme - WarLord
Cross country is over. Waif is getting the hang of Pre Calculus. My mother is excited about us coming for Thanksgiving. Terry Lynn Land will NOT be my Senator. I think you're the bees knees. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I still live in a blue state (NY). - Elizabeth Brown
Happy birthday, Steele Lawman!
Keep on truckin, etc. - Stephen Francoeur
VOTE FOR STEELE TODAY. (and happy birthday!) - Catherine Pellegrino
wait, what is Steele running for? - RepoRat
President of Awesometown. Happy Birthday, buddy! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Happy Birthday Steve! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Marianne
cheers! enjoy your day. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Happy birthday, Steve! - Pete
Happy birthday to a legend in his time.. - Steven M. Cohen
Happy Birthday Steve! - Hedgehog
Happy birthday! - Jen
Vote #1 Steele for birthdayness! - Meg VMeg
BIG HUGS - maʀtha
Happy birthday! - LB's never Kippled
Happy Bday - Steve C Team Marina
Happy birthday!!! - Galadriel C. from Android
happy birthday steve! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Happy birthday!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hope you enjoyed your day :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
YAY FOR ALL CAPS!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy Belated Birthday, Steele - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Many happy (belated) returns - Megan loves summer
Another place for me to extend happy birthday wishes! And you'll have to tell me sometime the story of lurker Steven Fucking Cohen. Love you, Steele. - Mama Lawson
Hi mom! SFC was a pillar of the library blog community back in the day, and very active on FriendFeed in the early times. Now he seems to just pop in a few times a year, just to remind us that he's still out there. In this photo from a million years ago, Steven has his head on my shoulder: - Steele Lawman
That's a great photo. - bentley
Mama Lawson TYPED THE F WORD! I love Mama Lawson. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Happy belated all caps f'ing birthday, man o'steele - barbara fister from iPhone
*faints while clutching pearls* - lris
Wow. Remember Flickr? - laura x
Oh, Barry, I washed my hands after I typed it. - Mama Lawson
Mom wins again. - Steele Lawman from Android
I love it when Steele gets p0wned by his mom. :D - Catherine Pellegrino
Set up overdrive on my mom's phone. Why oh why isn't that easier?
You have no idea how much easier it is now than it was a few years ago ... - laura x from iPhone
Ah, you have learned to sing the song of my people. - Andy
Oh yes I do. I set mine up a few years ago, and it literally took me all afternoon. - lris
Without enough added friction, our culture will perish. I think I heard that from the Authors Guild. - barbara fister
Barbara: Presumed emphasis on ***our*** culture? That is, the culture controlled by members of the Authors Guild? - Walt Crawford
My county library doesn't have Overdrive, but my parents' does. I promised I'd help my mom set it up on her computer/Kindle, so what I'm hearing here is that it will be a day's work over winter break. - kaijsa
It depends on the skills of the person you are helping, but I've gotten it down to about 10-25 minutes. Still a chunk of time, but not an afternoon. You get really good at it after awhilwe. - Andy
Barbara - I totally had an #iam12 moment reading that first sentence. - Katy S
Mr 3, in the middle of reciting Peter Rabbit: "oh, no, tha's the next page. Not yet."
I should note, we did not have the book in front of us. - lris from Android
Instead of saying Trick or Treat, a kid at our door said, "I don't like chocolate."
Fine. No chocolate for you then. Go away. - lris from Android
a kid doesn't like chocolate?? what did he want, green beans? zucchini? - Sir Shuping is just sir
A popcorn ball with a Brussels sprout in the middle? - Julian
He was saying "Please, make my parents take me home, I'm begging you." - Steele Lawman
We gave him lollipops from K's stash. - Zamms
Pippin is Not Amused. - Catherine Pellegrino
Not the least little bit - lris from Android
DO YOU? - RepoRat
I DO! - Zamms
is it the news i think it is? - kendrak
are you becoming president?? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Kendra: It's not the news you think it is. Andrew: No, no, no, they're not THAT crazy! - Zamms
No? Why not?? It would be awesome! You could appoint Kendra and Jennifer as the first co-cabinets of Soccer Ministry! - Sir Shuping is just sir
I am building this up way too much... - Zamms
At this point you'd better have invented a flying car or something - lris from Android
wait wait Zamms invented a flying car?! WELL DANG, THAT SURE IS NEWS. - RepoRat
BREAKING NEWS: Flying car invented by FF regular. Film at 11! - Catherine Pellegrino
*runs over to Wikipedia to edit Zamms's page* - RepoRat
*posts it to Twitter* - Catherine Pellegrino
*starts a rumor that the car will have limited release, with ff receiving first purchase option* - Marie
Better be a hybrid. - Joe
*goes to remove flying car reference from Wikipedia page* *realize I don't have a Wikipedia page* *sighs* - Zamms
*goes to create Zamms's's's Wikipedia page* - bentley
*creates a website for zamms's flying car business* - Sir Shuping is just sir
So you have news? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Maybe... - Zamms
So .... ? - Mary B: #TeamMonique
(do you have ebola?) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
where is the news?? we must know! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Is this all just some big Huey Lewis joke? - Steele Lawman
Still waiting to hear if I can announce my minor, non-ebola-flying-car-related, still pretty cool news. PROTOCOLS TO BE OBSERVED. - Zamms
did u get IRB? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Paging Dr. Zamms...? - Julian
Julian: Ha, no! We only need one doctor in my house! Stephanie: No, the International Rugby Board has shut me out again. - Zamms
I GOT IT! You are going to have a beer with Joe Biden. - Julian
Nah. Biden would never have *a* beer. - David Lounsbury from iPhone
Kendra: the other news is in. It sucks (but not unexpected)! Still waiting for my actual news to drop... - Zamms from iPhone
Help! Suppose I wanted to create a digital archive that included photographs of people in another culture. Suppose I went out and took their pictures as they farmed their land or something (they know I'm taking the picture). At what point do I need legal waivers?
From what I can tell so far, I'm ok if I don't use the person's likeness to promote anything. But IANAL - lris
Knowing you, you would probably like a link to actual laws. I don't have that, but this page sums things up pretty well in a poorly-cited kind of way: When you say "another culture," though, I wonder about other countries' laws regarding privacy. - Steele Lawman
and different cultures may oppose the very taking of the photo, etc. (not sure where you guys are with moral rights in the US, but this would fall under it in a lot of ways). - jambina
I'm totally going to regret trying to find Burmese privacy laws, aren't I.... - lris
oh my yes - jambina
is this for you, or a student? If a student, their prof might have some things to say about cultural rights practices, aside from law. Especially if this is anthropology. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
My understanding is that "moral rights" aren't part of US law, and people in public have no expectation of privacy. - Steele Lawman
i think it might also depend on what you were going to do with the images after they went into the archive. #NotAnArchivist - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I went with "I am not a lawyer... maybe you should consult one?" - lris
always a safe choice! - RepoRat
Well, in this particular case, if he gets things wrong people could actually be killed. I'd prefer he doesn't make decisions based on a librarian's guesses. - lris
yeah, totally fair - RepoRat
Also, maybe an ethicist. What's legal isn't always ethical (and vice versa). Does the discipline have a code of ethics that might help? It's a really interesting issue but erring on the side of not getting people killed seems like more than a quesiton of law. - barbara fister
Because even if you've seen this before, you can never have too much ecstatic porcupine in your life.
Because even if you've seen this before, you can never have too much ecstatic porcupine in your life.
Smorgasbord! - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Ecstatic Porcupine = excellent band name - Steve C Team Marina
I love that porcupines sound like Cousin Itt. - bentley
Appearances are deceptive, but Teddy's nose looks very pettable. - RepoRat
He does a very good job of looking fluffy rather than pokey. - lris
Duncan is looking for him. No porcupine in here, buddy - maʀtha
Lance has figured out that the computer is trying to troll him; he just gives a Big Lancelot Sigh. Didi will occasionally respond to kitten noises, but little else. - RepoRat
your password must contain one letter, one number, one impressionist painting, and one mathematical theorem.
And one emoji for good measure. 🐪 - Julian
✔🐴🔋 (gah... no staple) - Julian
and one of these: #%$&^()!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
And no repeat passwords! (actually got caught on one of those today) - Julian
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