'tis the time of year when people start thinking (again) about resolutions and goals. I like this advice from Christina Pikas, in a comment at http://friendfeed.com/lsw... : "to paraphrase our HR - goals should be SMART - "specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely."
An alumna wants to talk to me about librarianship as a career. She wants to know about "the nature of your interaction with books and the literary community." Should I tell her the truth, that lately it's mostly throwing them away?
I am delighted to say that the OA journal work I'm doing will yield a coherent (and reasonably brief) library-oriented overview, which in turn will reach hundreds of libraries and be available for anybody to purchase, without my doing a self-pub paperback that one or two buy.
Nature Publishing Group is letting people tweet and post the read-only readcube links to lots of different sites like: CiteULike, Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg, Google+, LinkedIn, Reddit, StumbleUpon. I don't see anything in their FAQ about not being able to put the links into Wikipedia. Anybody else read this differently?
Fair warning: A library person asked for my advice on finding library jobs in other countries (from Canadian and Australian perspectives). Since I know nothing at all about that, I suggested the most knowledgeable group of library folks I know...that is, LSW on FriendFeed. So another person might join the--good grief, 1,343?--small circle.
Unwarranted but useful generalization: Non-English OA journals on SciELO generally will have enough English to make sense of. Those on Redalyc generally will not. Those on OJS are a total crapshoot. (I'm getting to like SciELO quite a lot.)
When it comes to reviewing e-resources for renewals, what are your data points that trigger an evaluation and possible cancellation? For example, do you have a % increase amount or cost per use that automatically triggers a deeper analysis of the resource?
Codsignal request: Has anyone here attended Ex Libris's Technical Seminar (http://exlibrisgroup.com/categor...)? We are trying to figure out if it would be beneficial for one of our staff/librarians to attend, and we're having a hard time figuring out who the intended audience ("technical librarians") is...
There must be a lot of money in ebooks. Non-book publishing societies are jumping on the bandwagon right and left (ACM, AAS). Is there a demand in these fields typically driven by conference pubs (ACM) and journal articles (AAS)?