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So librarians. Much distraction. Very LOL. Wow.
It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium -
Do you find this useful? - Hedgehog from Bookmarklet
Not really. Usually, I like the NMC reports. This one is striking a very meh note for me. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I was part of the panel that essentially voted on the various technologies and where they ended up in the various rankings. The downside to this kind of averaging out of multiple opinions is that if you're living this stuff every day, nothing that comes out in the report is particularly surprising. I believe a couple of other LSWers were also involved. - John Dupuis
John, maybe that's it? That there's not much "breaking news" but it's much the stuff I work in hear.about fairly regularly. I will shift my feeling to "validated"!! (I think also, I have a general meh response to a lot of "libraries in aggregate' reports, probably for the same reasons) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I usually find the Horizon Report useful as a tool for opening conversations, rather than as breaking news. I've had this one open for a couple of days, but haven't had time to look at it yet. Glad to see something focusing on libraries, though! - kaijsa
I also found this to be a little lacking in "breaking news". It's tough to brand your report as "identifying emerging technologies", because then you have to identify emerging technologies, when I think now we're rather in a period of wide adoption of emerging tech that's been around for quite some time. I thought the challenges section was nicely done, and each trend had a good... more... - Regular Amanda
Was in the NMC panel too. I guess If you are the type that keeps your ears and eyes open by reading twitter,blog,LSW, mailing lists aka the typical LSWer - I would expect you won't find anything news breaking given that this is in our domain area. It's the same thing when attending some conferences, I suppose - where you may find some attendees going "wow, this is so amazing" and you are internally going "meh" because you read about it already. - aaron
I will be adding this to my librarybox - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫ from Android
Meg VMeg
Today I got to show how bad an expensive thing's search algorithm/logic was, to the person who made the thing, in front of people much more important than I am.
I felt bad, but what could I do? Socialization is a bitch. - Meg VMeg
Usually I only get to demonstrate how bad things are to vendor reps at conferences. They're always terribly distraught but so far it's never really helped anything. - Deborah Fitchett
Awesome. - laura x from iPhone
You're a good egg, Meg. - Stephen Francoeur
Happy new academic year, everyone!
may we all be friendly! may we all be smart! :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
may our printers work seamlessly! - Catherine Pellegrino
may we meet goals - MariWeaver
may we enjoy our work - RepoRat
may we literallly restrain ourselves from killing our cow orkers - Aaron the Librarian
so say we all - maʀtha
Do you have a Mendeley account? If so, how have you found it useful?
Yes, I use it to mark things for the group - Open Access Irony Award. Only 30 members, and I seem to be the only one who posts new articles to the group. - Joe
Elsevier cooties, so no. Zotero all the way. - RepoRat
^^^Amen - Meg VMeg
Yeah, I started using it before Elsevier bought it. I can't say I've used it much since then. - kaijsa
Galadriel C.
Come be my new supervisor! UConn Libraries is recruiting a new Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery:
Catherine Pellegrino
YOU GUYS. Big Research University Across The Street apparently now has guest wifi. This is (or may be) a total game-changer.
It has yet to be determined whether that guest wifi also confers access to licensed electronic resources, but I'm about to test that out. - Catherine Pellegrino
Let us know!!! - laura x
Can you connect to their guest wifi from within your library? That would be wonderful/evil. - Steele Lawman
Nah, we're way too far away. ("Across the street" is actually a mile+). But they've NEVER had guest wifi before, so this is HUGE. - Catherine Pellegrino
signal booster? - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
rogue mesh network! - RepoRat
excellent. - MariWeaver
Come on out to Denver. We have guest wifi. - Joe
We have guest wifi, too! With access to e-resources. - kaijsa
No guest wifi, no eresources....over here.... - aaron
We have guest wifi. Access to e-resources depends on which IP range we've given vendors, which depends on our license. - Deborah Fitchett
Heh. Dean of the Big Research Library Across The Street confirms that guest wifi does not confer access to licensed resources. If they want to use BRLATS's e-resources, our faculty and students are still limited to the two "guest" workstations with no printing or access to email. - Catherine Pellegrino
That's bogus. We count guest wifi users as walk-in users--they get the same privileges as anyone who walks in and uses one of our computers. Which means full access to all our e-resources. Or is this another of those public uni vs. private uni things that I just can't seem to wrap my head around? - Kirsten
I have no idea. My experience has been that large private research universities can get VERY growly about random walk-in users, and this is no exception. Where it really burns me, though, is that they're treating our faculty and students -- who have full borrowing privileges with their print collection, co-register in their classes, etc. -- the same as random walk-in users. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oy. Yeah, that's messy and confusing. And y'all are probably the ones who have to explain it to your students most, even though it isn't a policy you can do anything about. Frustrating. - Kirsten
Seconding what Kirsten says. If you're in university guest wifi range, you're a walk-in user. There are maybe a few things that don't work on guest network, but that's because they need individual accounts and only university emails work for those. - kaijsa
Oh, I just caught that this uni is private (reading comprehension, may I have some?). Yeah, that makes a big difference, I think. Still, if your students can register for their classes, seems like they should get to use the network when ON CAMPUS. Jeez. - kaijsa
No printing/email is even meaner than my private academic library is to walk-ins. - Steele Lawman
We are a tier or three below ND, but even as a private U, our guest wifi provides access to our resources, even for walkins. - Joe
~Courtney F
just answering text message reference questions for my education faculty's children's you do :)
I can't tell you how many text messages and social media ref questions I get from friends, but you all probably have the same experiences. - kaijsa
I also enjoyed seeing my mom (retired school libn) doing reader's advisory on Facebook, recommending books for her brother to read to his granddaughter - ~Courtney F
John: Thread Killer
Every year I see the call for proposals from LITA for Midwinter/Annual so I create calendar reminders for myself and do some brainstorming, and then nothing. Maybe I'm not being innovative or maybe I can't be objective about myself. What types of things about library technology would interest you all?
Lib tech and privacy, Government policy and library tech, Accessibility, Data driven (if we're being told to dashboard all this stuff, how?). - Hedgehog
^^all good. I'm also interested in more cross-pollination between "tech" people and digital humanities people, so programs on DH tech would be cool. - kaijsa
Summon users -- have you made decisions about keeping, paying for, or killing Flow yet? We've recommended we turn off Flow, until they develop RIS export functionality. Just curious if others have been making like decisions
Turned it off as well almost ASAP when it was launched. Didnt think there was anything that stood out at the time. Given that we don't even support reference managers that aren't named EndNote, and fact it was near to our semester start (we started early Aug) was a fairly easy decision. That said, I think there is export RIS functionality exposed now (just checked), initially when it launched I asked about it too, worrying about lock-in - aaron
we've asked to turn it off - weelibrarian
We are going to have it turned off. - Joe
Thanks for reinforcing my thoughts about it - DJF from Android
mad about flow. it doesn't have a ton of the features i need, but i want something that integrates with google docs. - Christina Pikas
Christina, have you seen this: It's not "integrated" but seems like it could do in a pinch. Or this is the quick and dirty way for Scrivener, and seems like it would work for Google Docs: - Meg VMeg
We have it on, but we subscribe to O.G. Refworks and Flow. - kaijsa
We're hoping to turn it back on over winter break, there's a lot of great potential there. And I feel much better now, knowing that many of you all have similar concerns. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Christina, you can still use it, even if your school turns it off. I think the URL is, and you just work with the bookmarklet instead of Summon integration. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Aaron, where did you find the RIS export info? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
We have no intention of turning it off and we don't have summon either because our search results with it were very weird - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Rudi, I saw it by trying flow on another library's Summon instance. Also see - aaron
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Yep. That's an Otto & Igor totebag by artist John LaFree. Cutest. Swagbag. Evar. -
Yep. That's an Otto & Igor totebag by artist John LaFree. Cutest. Swagbag. Evar.
So... what have I missed?
HI ANDY - maʀtha
we helped Martha stage a coup! *shhh she doesn't know it yet, it's a Christmas present* - Sir Shuping is just sir
Bogglement over AAAS's new hire. - RepoRat
wut? - maʀtha
Who did AAAS hire? - Andy
Skitchen dude. - Joe
Yes, THAT AAAS. - John Dupuis
Not just Skitchen dude, but the very Skitchen dude who got himself banned from Wikipedia. Best. 21st-century. Hire. Ever. - RepoRat
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Sooprize! Since I came in with a year credit, my reappointment portfolio is due 9/26. *mad scramble*
ah, reappointment calendars. They suck so hard. - Jenica
So I read a fun YA book last night (Alanna: The First Adventure) and this morning went to the public library to check out the sequel. IT WASN"T THERE. The library let OTHER PEOPLE check out the book I wanted to read??? Libraries are so unfair!!!
Oh, Iris. - laura x
I could almost recite those books for you. Not the same, I know ;) - ellbeecee from Android
Also, once you get through Alanna, if you've liked them, go for the Wild Magic series (your library has the first of those ) and then the Protector of the Small. Watching how Tammy Pierce's writing skill has grown over her career is really neat. - ellbeecee
It's nice to know I'm not the only person who checks other people's libraries when making recommendations. - DJF from Android
Don't we all do that? - laura x
Looks like my public library has them, EBC - lris
what kind of librarian would I be if I didn't, DJF? - ellbeecee
Olivia (my 23 y.o.) still re-reads those books once in awhile. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Information Today?? We've been saying this for years!
And yet, when you look at the content, it's just an invitation to a Proquest infomercial. - JffKrlsn from Android
Christina Pikas
so CHORUS and PORTICO have reached an agreement - I guess the publishers are trying to even keep DoE from having to have a dark archive
"(New York, NY August 18, 2014) The not-for-profit digital archive Portico and CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) have entered into an agreement to support the preservation requirements of the policy memorandum released in February 2013 by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This policy directs United States federal agencies to develop plans to make articles reporting on the research they fund freely available to the public immediately or after an embargo period, and highlights requirements needed to ensure long-term access to this research through preservation." via liblicense - Christina Pikas
Christina Pikas
ProQuest Flow for Google Docs... that's a pretty cool idea. I just wish, wish,wish these features were added to RefWorks instead!
i missed that, link? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Wow. - Meg VMeg
Although this is a terrible way to name things - Meg VMeg
"ProQuest for Word"? Yeah, that's badly named. - DJF
Yeah, you have to install ProQuest for Word to access your Flow library, which is not (ostensibly) related to using ProQuest databases. Maybe I haven't had enough coffee to read this. - Meg VMeg
Proquest is continuing to be driven by the marketing schedule. My favorite (not really) is the "login" link in Summon 2.0, which is really a Flow login. - DJF from Android
Also, I half-assume RefWorks had painted itself into a corner and these features *couldn't* be added to it. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, there are some very basic technical design decisions built into RefWork that make folder sharing for collaborative writing almost impossible to implement without making incompatible changes to how the whole system works. - DJF
I asked our Flow rep, and she confirmed that Flow is ultimately to replace RefWorks, but they won't kill RefWorks until Flow is full fledged. It's essentially RefWorks 2.0, in Alpha.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I am going to have a presentation on Altmetrics in a couple of months. I think I've got a title for it, but it is a little boring. Can the LSW hivemind come up with anything catchier? And, the boring possible title is:
Altmetrics at Altitude. - Joe
If you want to grab them by the Impostor Syndrome, try Altmetrics: Do You Measure Up? - RepoRat
A canon is a stick : measuring to a different beat - Pete
The audience will be librarian/info professional types. - Joe
Soft Grunge, Hard Numbers - Pete
Invoke Nirvana or Pearl Jam? - Joe
(No) Alt Apologies - Pete
Down With Impact Factor! - RepoRat
Almetrics: What Have They Done For You Lately? 0_0 - YvonneM
Altmetrics attitude: in your face - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Sounds like ACRL proposal decisions are coming today. Who's in? Report here!
One panel accepted, the other rejected. This is good, as I wasn't as enthused about the second. - kaijsa
Rejection here. :-( (It was a co-authored thing; I wouldn't have been able to go anyway) - Megan loves summer
Preconference rejected. Should mean RDAP is a go for me then financially, so I'm okay with that. - Hedgehog
rejected. - jambina
rejected too. Glad I'm in good company :) - copystar
This is why we need to do an LSW online conference. There is no need to hide the ideas and presentations of you awesome folk. - Joe
one rejected, one accepted (should add that i was not the lead on either - other folks did the heavy lifting) - barbara fister
A panel accepted. - Sarah from FreshFeed
rejected - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Sir Shuping is just sir
so this is the real purpose of checkout cards in front of books, huh:
Is anyone holding off on migrating to the LibGuides v2 because it's "too beta"? (Rather than because e.g. it's a big job that requires extra care.) I was planning on just doing it, and now getting a little worried that so much is not quite there yet...
We're migrating tomorrow. I guess we'll see how that goes. - kaijsa
How about both reasons you mention? - aaron
Our content was migrated at the end of June. We're scheduled (by us) to go live August 1. I haven't heard that it's too beta from my coworkers, but I might when we meet about it next week. - ~Courtney F
it's definitely too beta (I'd say still a wee bit alpha). We migrated in June, not sure when we're going live - because some essential components aren't built or ready yet. My Springshare love is pretty tainted by the way this rolled. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm holding off until the end of the year, partly because I'd like the dust to settle on the new platform first and partly because I want to use these intervening months as a time for us to clean up the guides on the current platform in advance of the migration. The longer we can spend on the latter, the better off we'll be. In other words, the migration is giving us a convenient excuse to do the kind of clean up work we should have been doing all along. - Stephen Francoeur
Our guides are still fairly small in number and only a few librarians are even creating them right now--I like the idea of switching over asap so as not to have to train folks twice... just now getting cold feet from the stuff I'm seeing (and in some cases, reporting) in their Ning (!) community. - JffKrlsn
Springshare's has a Ning community? - aaron from YouFeed is Ning, isn't it? - JffKrlsn from Android
Oh.. Right. - aaron
I finally decided that it wasn't a great idea to wait for everything to be great, since there will always be problems... went live today. Will be cleaning up CSS for several weeks. - JffKrlsn
we migrating in oct. live dec. - aaron from BuddyFeed
We've gone live. There are definitely "too beta" aspects that are annoying, but there are also new features that we really wanted, so...6 of one, half a dozen of the other. - Rebecca Hedreen
we're live. where are we talking about LG 2.0?? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
As I mentioned before, we migrated in July. We're going live next week. It's proven too hard to really know what needs to be fixed until we pull the trigger, so we're doing it before school starts. I'm just going to unpublish any of my stuff that needs help until I can get to it. - kaijsa
Catherine Pellegrino
Posted the Fall reference desk schedule this morning. Now frenetically deleting trade request emails.
Spoke to someone who told me they systematically upload their school's output to ssrn who asked me why they should change (or in addition) to uploading to our institutional repository . That is a really good question..... I am thinking there is no reason?
ssrn is indexed in Google Scholar, has its own builtin audience (and no one cares our IR is in our Summon instance), has better statistics than our current Dspace implementation (we don't even have stats for downloads). I don't think you can use the sustainability argument either. - aaron from YouFeed
Only possible argument - not persuasive - is for the prestige of the institution and to be discoverable with other things from institution. I heard of someone (Purdue ?) who just did some sort of export from arxiv to populate their ir - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I heard theoretically is possible but besides technical issues is it legal? Eg Get a blanket agreement to upload everything from a Subject repository to your institutional repository. Or do you have to seek permission, author by author? And yeah, I basically went with... Well.. our IR is likely going to be responsive to your needs etc while SR are going to be well... generic. Not sure if I believe what I was saying.... - aaron
If there's CC licensing of almost any stripe on the stuff in arXiv, yeah, it's legal. Ain't like the IR is gonna remove attribution, now, is it? Anyway, there's been some investigation indicating that the more URLs you can find something at, the more it gets read. Let me see if I bookmarked any of it. - RepoRat
Your IR might not be as responsive as SSRN. the disciplinary repositories are pretty squared away for the specific needs of their particular users. Some IRs are bound by the outdated ideas of their bureaucracies. Anyway - I'd agree with RR that it should be a both situation ,not an either-or - Christina Pikas
oh, SSRN prolly won't be happy with mass download/reupload, and last I remember they watermark their stuff, so tread carefully. - RepoRat
Thanks so much for the aallnet linky! Very timely, as I'm currently talking with law academics about where to archive and where to create profiles when there are so many options. I vote for both IR and SSRN, too, and the comments here will help me explain that!! One point against SSRN: it is super clunky for uploading. - Megan loves summer
Depending on who you talk to, you might also be able to make a digital-preservation belt-and-suspenders argument: Lots Of Copies (in responsible places) Keeps Stuff Safe! - RepoRat
Wow thanks RR for that article. Is interesting how the data seems to indicate that SSRN has less visibility to Google then to IRs. That's a interesting fact if it can be backed-up. - aaron
I would be happier with that article if they followed a lot more articles - Christina Pikas from iPhone
More research definitely warranted, Christina. But as a persuasion tool, I do think that article can be useful. - RepoRat
my lawdawgs (their term) LOVE SSRN. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I had a conversation with one of our law librarians who said that their faculty were less than happy with ssrn but keep using it because everyone in law goes there. I think the google ads were making them unhappy? I'll have to doublecheck with her. She pushes ideals as well but doing an upload twice isn't happening (understandably). - Sarah from FreshFeed
*sigh* I really wanted SWORD to make upload-once-deposit-several-places a thing, but it never did. - RepoRat
Walt Crawford
Whew. So much for Jeffrey Beall simply ignoring my work. I would love to know (a) where I've ever claimed that C&I is a scholarly journal, (b) what I've said (rather than excerpting from others) that could remotely be called hate speech. Haven't decided whether to reply at SKitch....
Beall's comment is in the comments. - Walt Crawford
Is Beall a protected class now? - Pete
I've commented at Walt at Random, but gave up on an attempt to reply directly. (I believe Beall's blog still turns up as a source for some Wikipedia text, because, well, I could just cite Animal Farm.) - Walt Crawford
I've now tried three times, and given up: It is impossible for me to cope with Beall's comment at least at Skitch. Maybe someone else will do so. Maybe not. It's a fine attempt at "go look over there, not over here" as a way to deal with my actual research, and it pretty clearly works. (Not new: that was Beall's answer to my Big Deal research as well. Having an ALA-published version helps in that area...) - Walt Crawford
Pete: I find it amusing when a middle-aged white male accuses an elderly white male of hate speech for writing critical commentary...and, y'know, I am theoretically in a semi-protected class (elderly, as in over 65). - Walt Crawford
He is acting like a tool by trying to deflect criticism from himself onto you...and discrediting himself in the process. - YvonneM
Yeah, I concluded that it was a rant that couldn't/shouldn't be responded to (but left my own post up). The trigger line is his claim of the growing irrelevance of DOAJ, which makes zero sense unless he thinks he'll succeed in shutting down gold OA in general. - Walt Crawford
Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Anyone have firsthand knowledge of a public library/community college library partnership? Or if you could point me to case studies or examples.
Are you talking sharing space? ILS? Collection? Budget? We share our ILS with our community college and share materials via in house ILL. Users have separate HCPL *the library*and HCC (the community college) accounts because we have different circulation periods and fines. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
[deleted my comment because I obviously don't know what I'm talking about] - Betsy
When I was a student at Everett Community College (WA), the college library was also a branch of Everett Public Library. It looks like that's no longer the case. Here in Wyoming, all the public libraries and community colleges share an ILS and database packages. We at the university are part of the Colorado Alliance, which includes both publics and academics in the shared catalog. - kaijsa
I think Carroll county md does, too. Or they used to - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I can't say much because it's casual discussion (which could get serious soon). Mostly want to see different ways it might look. Thanks! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I've been involved in some partnering between a satellite campus of our community college and a public library; it is currently very loose and informal; we tried some tighter integration but it didn't work. One of our sister colleges has a joint-use MOE with the public library for one of its satellite campuses (although there is no info about that available online that I can find!). - JffKrlsn
Phoenix Public Library/South Mountain CC Library in Phoenix (RepoRat linked it above). It's been pretty popular (it's my local PL), and I know some of the librarians there, if you want a contact. - Grumpator
Thank you, thank you! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
There's the library Chad Mairn works at in Florida - maʀtha
So, if you've got an institutional OA fund, do you warn applicants about dodgy journals, even if they meet the criteria of the fund? The OMICS journals (, for example, are not indexed anywhere, but I've got somebody who's submitted an article for publication there.
When MfPOW had one, it clearly stated that DOAJ membership for the journal was a prerequisite for funding -- and yes, I looked it up for every single application (unless it was one of the no-duh majors). Given that DOAJ is starting to clean house, this may make even more sense now. - RepoRat
We ask for OASPA and it's a limited enough fund that anything too sketchy we'd probably decline. (Note, I'm not making those calls at present) - Hedgehog
Anyway, to actually answer your question (sorry), yes, it happened a couple times and yes, I warned. Never made a damn bit of difference, but at least my conscience felt clean. - RepoRat
We say, "doaj, or assisting their criteria". The problem is a journal that meets the criteria, charges over $900 in fees, but isn't indexed anywhere, not even in proquest. - DJF from Android
Well, at least the Oral Health and Dental Management journal is indexed for Medline (at least thru a year ago) there's at least that criteria met? I say let the author know your concerns so as least they can make a more informed decision - Hedgehog
How old is it, DJF? Has there been time to get it indexed? - RepoRat
Two issues in 2012 (Jan and Mar), three issues (Mar, Aug, Dec) and one conference proceedings in 2013, two issues (Mar, Jun) so far in 2014. - DJF
This is on the homepage of a sister journal (Cellular & Molecular Biology, "It has to be stated that the cybercriminal robber of my journal, named Maixent, a heavily condemned former professor, ejected from the university like a lousy dog, deprived of all his titles and functions has had the cheek to publish in my... more... - DJF
Cellular & Molecular Biology is, in fact, indexed in Medline. - DJF
We apparently require an impact factor of at least 1. (No comment.) - Deborah Fitchett
That's actually a fairly reasonable use of impact factor IMO. It does leave brand-new journals out in the cold, however. - RepoRat
Wow, DJF. That's... eye-opening. In a LOLWUT kind of way. - RepoRat
The more time one spends with OMICS, the stranger it becomes (and I'm currently plowing, very slowly, through several hundred OMICS journals). The strangeness includes the possibility that there may be some solid journals among the OMICS battalion. - Walt Crawford
[And I have to give OMICS credit: most journals dropped APCs from $1,800+ levels to $500-$900 levels within the past few months.] - Walt Crawford
That's the thing. It's a platform. So the quality of the individual titles depends on the editorial board, because there's no corporate oversight. - DJF from Android
DJF: Is this not true of most publishers with lots of journals--unless they're forced to recognize failure at a specific journal? (I'm not arguing OMICS is good; there's a whole raft of "C" grades in that section of the spreadsheet.) Does Elsevier actually maintain strong corporate oversight over the ethics of each and every journal? Or is this another diseconomy of scale? - Walt Crawford
(The questions above are honest questions: I don't know the answers...) - Walt Crawford
Well, part of it is platform prestige. If somebody is going to pitch a new journal to Elsevier, then it's going to have to have a quality editorial board and good business plan before Elsevier will pick it up. - DJF from Android
They seem to quit looking after that, though -- how the heck did Chaos Solitons and Fractals survive as long as it did otherwise? - RepoRat
Hennepin County Library peep Emily Lloyd of Shelf Check fame is crowdsourcing a project to send bulletproof vests to youth in Ferguson.
She's got gumption - maʀtha
Trying to find a source (for a student) with data about number of US K-12 teachers working abroad. Education librarian had no insights. Can;t come up with appropriate language for a good search; googling just gives me info about how to become a US teacher abroad....
Might individual countries have data on overseas workers? Could you search for schemes under which US teachers work abroad? - Pete
That's what I'm trying out right now -- looking for orgs that might track the info. Country by country is the ultimate goal (she wants to test whether having American teachers in the schools has an impact on various political identity variables) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
So...what are y'all doing for OA week?
I'd *like* to suggest a "bring your CV and let's see what we can grab for the IR" but would love to hear how that's gone other places. - Hedgehog
Praying that next year they'll change OA week to sometime in the spring. - Meg VMeg
We held ours early this year because the official one is around our end of year exams. List of events archived at, pending videos of them all being uploaded to our community archive. - Deborah Fitchett
Something? I really have no idea. Our marketing committee is planning it and apparently mum on details. - ~Courtney F
I don't know, but it needs to be enticing - we are trying to lay the groundwork this year for recommending an OA mandate next year. - Jen
we do OA month in february since it always falls during midterms in october. Abs - have done a CV drop off before to moderate success - jambina
I would love some day to see a one-hour library subscription blackout teach-in across the land. But this is an idea that exists only in my head in an imaginary alternate universe. - barbara fister
Our schol comm librarian is doing IR workshops, but I don't know what else. - kaijsa
Early plans are to combine a showing of The Internet's Own Boy with some sort of event on government surveillance. Since I'm on sabbatical this year I'm not involved in the planning. - John Dupuis
I'm in the process of planning a faculty panel talking about their experiences w/OA publishing and recommendations for students/early career researchers. I've got a couple profs on board and wrangling for a few more I have yet to hear a response from. The actual logistics and scheduling of this panel are still beyond my ken, but I'm hoping to get it worked out soon. Otherwise, I dunno -... more... - Grumpator
I ran a panel like that last year. It almost came together by itself: my only regret is not getting the gender balance I wanted (ended up 1F:3M) but the race/discipline/seniority/kind-of-OA-experience balances all worked out well. Oh, and I regret not having thought ahead to film it for our community archive because they were great. I just came up with a bunch of questions which I let... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Thanks Deborah, that's reassuring! My gender balance is similar, but I'm still hoping for some other responses which may help even it out. - Grumpator
Editor would like me to provide a footnote sourcing the term "The Big Deal". Do any of you happen to have at your fingertips something describing/defining/originating this term?
Hm. Someone mentioned on liblicense who coined the term. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Unless there's an earlier mention, I'd go with Kenneth Frazier in D-Lib in 2001. Here's the link: - Walt Crawford
Thanks Walt! The term was thrown around as common when I was in libschool, so this threw me :) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
In a surprising twist, our spam system is preventing me from sending messages to Gustavus librarians. Is Barbara blocking me? ;)
Revenge for the 30 Years War? - Spidra Webster
Whaaaa....???? It's probably because our PR is so dreadful. If it's me you need to contact, I have an alternate identity, as you might imagine for a sekrit agent. - barbara fister
*Your* spam system is doing it? That seems odd. - Meg VMeg
I got around the difficulties by using Gmail. And yes, nothing about this makes sense. I can't WAIT to hear from the server dudes what happened with this one. - lris
Ha! Turns out we had a compromised account that caused Carleton email addresses to be blacklisted by the spam folks. - lris
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