Free speech is being debated right now in my little town. The local bar owner has invited James Fetzer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) to give a series of talks at the local bar. His stated goal is to have a public debate on whether Sandy Hook was a hoax, whether the USA and Israel were behind 9/11, etc.
Dutifully came out of office cave so I could send student worker off to do stacks-work. Promptly rewarded with repeat-visitor reader's advisory ("I really liked the book you recommended last time...") and a visit from one of my favorite professors I don't actually know at all. :D
Anyone know of any libraries that have "loyalty programs" (e.g., like hotels, restaurants, coffeeshops) - e.g., get points for using different services and convert to xyz. Especially interested in academic libraries. Note: summer reading programs and the like for children/teens exempted from this query.
Smores with Stephanie - learn how the Park Library can help you save time. Our event is Monday - #ParkLibSavesTime. Thanks to Michelle P. for the idea & graphics! We're targeting students in 2 classes who most need to meet with me. *squee*
Today's minor absurdity in my library: We have four printers named A, B, C, and D. This morning the dead A was replaced by ... E. So now we have four printers named E, B, C, D. Unalphabetized printers in our library. #twitch
Any libraries use process improvement consultancy? Our campus has one on offer to units - https://www.uillinois.edu/cio... (please note that "business process" here means "how work gets done" not "how profits get made" or "money changes hands" ... examples like improved accuracy in entering new hire info).
Got the CIL flyer yesterday and skimmed through it (despite 0% chance of going). Interesting: two names that always showed up multiple times and were on the planning board are now wholly absent; can't *imagine* why. And maybe a little fresh blood among the speakers.
Two-parter on my massive OA research: 1. To end the coyness, it will appear as an issue of Library Technology Reports (from ALA TechSource) sometime this summer, which means I'll do 15,000-18,000 words of reasonably tight, coherent presentation on the results and what they mean.
Anyone know about "Journal of Small Satellites"? afaict not in DOAJ. Publisher site (Deepak Publishing) looks a bit, um, incomplete? BUT there's a good article by a reputable researcher there. Oh, and the site is down right now.
Separately, for anyone who's interested: I *will* be releasing anonymized versions of the DOAJ and Beall spreadsheets with the results of my work--lacking publisher and journal names and most notes, but with all the data. Prob. in CSV form with an HTML data "manual." Probably in mid-February.
Sorry this is after the deadline. I'm catching up on LJ lib group and there's one about a job posting: ""The Perfect Candidate"…will be a spicy but dependable blend of Bunny Watson, Rupert Giles, and Flynn Carsen." http://library-mofo.livejournal.com/1843400......
Is anyone familiar with / subscribing to Open Book Publishers, started at Cambridge? They have a library membership scheme through which libraries can support the initiative (and pay for downloadable access, etc.) http://www.openbookpublishers.com/section...