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For the complete LSW tagline please refer to the print edition. [tagline approved by committee, see minutes for vote]
Dear film makers everywhere. No, I do not want to buy your new documentary.
^^ME NEITHER - maʀtha
Better World Books: eDelivery -
Better World Books: eDelivery
So, BWB now has a "2 hour edelivery" option. Rather than mailing you the print copy you just purchased, you can have them destructively scan the book and email it to you. - DJF from Bookmarklet
Has anybody tried it? I'm curious. - DJF
Chat student that I helped during the 12-1 hour (s/he used their name, and it's not a common name) just came on, then left when I joined the chat. I'm not sure if I should be bothered by that or not. I'm leaning toward not. :)
Has anyone used Dragon Voice software with Zotero? Faculty member asked for options as RefWorks is clunky/non-functional with it. Endnote tells me they don't support any voice recognition software. Zotero forums only has a 5 year old thread.
Meg VMeg
Does your university/library VPN prevent access to ez-proxied resources?
no. as far as I can tell, VPNing in makes the computer look like it's on campus. - RepoRat
Wait, sorry, I read your answer wrong. You do *not* have problems being authenticated by ez-proxy? Interesting. - Meg VMeg
Caveat: Extremely limited sample of publishers. It's quite possible that some give grief, as I think what's happening is that VPN IPs are included in on-campus IP ranges. - RepoRat
if you're vpn'd into mpow, then click on a proxied url, it sends you right on through to the resource - with the exception of ProQuest (very long story), which it actually proxies without further authentication - Christina Pikas
in other words, if you're vpn'd in, you're on campus. eta: I don't know if there's anything done for UptoDate or whatever that specifically excludes off campus use. I haven't tried it. - Christina Pikas
It would appear that the VPN at this cat's school only routes university-related traffic through the VPN, so it fakes out ez-proxy, at which point the actual connection to the content is made over the user's non-authenticated IP address (because it's no longer university-related). - Meg VMeg
Yes, that's a common configuration for VPNs, because it cuts down on the load on the VPN servers. MPOW doesn't do that, because of cross-site security concerns between the insecure non-university content and the VPN university content. - DJF
yes our does... prevents access i mean - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Regular Amanda
Would anyone else like to join my EndNote drinking club? I think everyone has reserved their most difficult questions for this week.
Me! Does yours involve WoS or am I just lucky? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
So far mine mostly involves the "Find Full Text" feature. I am going to pretend that WoS doesn't exist, until next week at least. Oh, and also, I would like people to only ever use one version of one web browser, thanks. - Regular Amanda
FFT only works about 50% of the time for us, because we have so many targets turned on in SFX. If that helps. - Meg VMeg
Yes, please sign me up. Not this week in particular; just in general. Oh, EndNote. - Megan loves summer
Could we develop some EN-themed cocktails? - Marie
Stuff you can google - Stuff I can google - Stuff you can't google, but I can help you find -- All the Stuff. [EDIT: by Karl G. Siewert]
how should one attribute this image? - maʀtha
Unfortunately, I don't remember where I got it. I thought it was on FF, but I couldn't find it. And I might've renamed it when I saved it, which makes things even more complicated. - Betsy
Found it! (That's not where I got it, but this one does have attribution) - Betsy
Thank you so much, I was trying to remember this! - Meg VMeg
Be careful - the name is misspelled in the notes. It's Karl G. Siewert, not Siewern. - Christa
Why can I google more than you? - Steele Lawman
Because "I" am more experienced at searches and syntax and The Google. - Betsy
Or as Donald Rumsfeld might say, the googled Google, the ungoogled Google, and the ungoogled Ungoogle. - Greg GuitarBuster
Oh wow, I love that. The ungoogled Ungoogle. Maybe pertinent: latest Pew report says "Millennials’ lives are full of technology, but they are more likely than their elders to say that important information is not available on the internet": - Regular Amanda
Today's Assignment From Hell: Find a peer-reviewed article on career development/training on student's nursing specialization (ex-training required for pediatric nurse). Lots of trade journal stuff on this, not a lot of peer review.
Looking for a Venn diagram that I thought was posted here in the past couple of months. It had "things you can google," "things I can google," "things that I can get for you," and a large area that was unfindable. I had a printout by gave it away thinking I could just reprint it, but I can't find it. Does it sound familiar to anyone?
Of course, I found it after I posted this. It was in my downloads folder. - Betsy
liked for the first comment :) welcome to the club - Aaron the Librarian
:-) - Betsy
Everyone please to wish Rachel a very happy birthday!
Happy happy, Rachel! And keep up the good fight. - laura x from iPhone
Happy birthday, Rachel! - Betsy
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Rachel! - RepoRat
Many happy returns! - Megan loves summer
Happy birthday! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy Birthday! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy bday! - Joe
Hope it's a good one! - Stephen Francoeur
A very happy birthday to you Rachel! - Galadriel C.
Happy Birthday Rachel!! - Hedgehog
bonne fête, ma belle! - jambina
Happy birthday! - Jen
I have been tasked with supporting a unit that is involved with creating/writing case studies. Any tips on what librarians can do in this area?
Depends on what you consider librarians to be. Could be anything from providing access to books about writing case studies, through helping find/access material needed to research specific case studies, to writing/structure advice for the case studies themselves if you really cross over into academic support. - Deborah Fitchett
^^^^^Yes. - kaijsa
Groups in Mendeley have a "social" aspect: members can post notes to the group, which become the root of conversations, much like the way it works in Friendfeed. Except for "Institutional" groups.
If your school has a subscription to "Mendeley Institutional Edition", then people gain access to the enhanced features by joining an institutional group associated with your account. This group does NOT have the social aspect, although it does have a news feed of "recent publications" by members of the group. - DJF
So, we can't actually use this so called group to communicate with the local users. - DJF
Webinar : The Summon® Service: A relevance ranking overview with Q&A - might be of interest
Tuesday, September 16 at 6:00 am PDT/9:00 am EDT/2:00 pm BST (London, GMT +01:00) - - aaron
Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 am PT/1:00 pm EDT/6:00 pm BST (London, GMT +01:00) - aaron
"Relevance Ranking is about connecting researchers to the information they are seeking. We know that it, along with speed, ease of use and reliability is essential and integral to discoverability. How does the relevance ranking algorithms and architecture of the Summon® service ensure that the results that best match a user’s query are returned at or near the top of the results list?... more... - aaron
I want my students to share their work library with me, whatever tool they use. But I can't really do that if they use Mendeley, can I?
They can either make a shared library that you can see, or they can export items in their library to a RIS file. - lris
My Mendeley shared library assumptions/questions: if each person gets 1 shared library, and 4 share with me, can that happen? Am I allowed to be in 4 shared libraries? And, if I make them share with me, will that use up all their shared libraries forever? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The number of free shared libraries you have on your account kind of depends on when you opened your account in the first place. My coworker has 4, I have 3. You wouldn't be able to have more than your account limit's worth of students share with you. When they're done with this work, they can always delete a shared library and make a different one to share with other people. - lris
You can be in as many shared libraries as you want. You only get to own one. - DJF from Android
Thanks all, I didn't know those details! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Check out fabric of the week for more patterns (all can be made into giftwrap!): - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Refworks is such a clusterfuck that it can't even export Web pages in "Refworks Tagged Format" correctly.
Note also that my phone knows the word "clusterfuck". - DJF from Android
that's pretty much the definition of "smart phone," now, isn't it? ;) - Catherine Pellegrino
Has it ever been able to? - Meg VMeg
No idea. I've never tried before. - DJF
Stephen Francoeur
Uhhhhhhh. Yeah. Wut?
dunno, wut? - RepoRat
Brain. Fried. Is. - Stephen Francoeur
^^^This. - Kirsten
Turned down for? - MoTO: Team Marina
Lalala - FLEMING from Android
What is brain? - Deborah Fitchett
Things I learned today:
there's only one documentary film about the Tuskegee syphilis study and it is VHS only (please correct me if I'm wrong about this) - maʀtha
Are you talking about "Tuskegee Subject No. 626?" There was also a NOVA Deadly Deception special, which is on DVD. There are likely-illegal uploads of that on YouTube, but it might be available through Films on Demand or PBS/NOVA directly. It's not in our FoD subscription, but other older stuff is and I don't think we have everything. There is a... more... - kaijsa
I found five nonfiction DVDs related to Tuskegee syphilis study, two fiction, and two conference papers/speeches. - Betsy
Our Pete is under the weather. Please to wish him well here. Go!
Possibly appendicitis, I'm told. We need to entertain him while he is in hospital :) - maʀtha
Hey Pete, get better, you! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Pete, here is a <moob flash> for ya. Get thee recovered quickly. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
Feel better soon, Pete! - Anne Bouey
Well then, the cranky old bastard act can not be an act for a while. Hope you take full advantage, Pete! - Kirsten
Get better soon, Squire. I can't keep these younguns in line by myself. - MoTO: Team Marina
PETE! Feel better soon, my friend! - laura x
hope you're gettin' the good meds. - RepoRat
Thanks all :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
It's appendicitis folks. Operation tomorrow. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Hope it goes super-smoothly, Pete. Hang in there! - Marianne
Maybe they will give the appendix to you to keep in a jar on the mantel - maʀtha
Sending good wishes to you Pete! - Galadriel C.
Pete! Take care in there, okay? - Catherine Pellegrino
Wishing you well! - Betsy
If you're going to go for organ removal, the appendix is kind of the pilot project version. All the pain and surgery with none of the long-term conversation starter potential. ;) - lris
(Also, thinking of you! THis stuff is no fun.) - lris
But, if you ever get sent on a deep space mission to Mars, it is one less thing you will have to worry about - maʀtha
Iris made me and Helen laugh :) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Can we start working on a story for how you REALLY got that scar? - Marie from iPhone
all will be well. then you can get a tattoo. good times. take care! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Wishing you an uneventful surgery and recovery. :) - Anne Bouey
Get better soon Pete! - Jen
How's it going, Pete and Helen? - maʀtha
He's out of surgery; sore and hungry, but all going well he'll be home tomorrow. - Marina's Godmother :-)
Regular Amanda
Beautiful WordPress gallery plugins w/ thumbnails and full sized images w/ zoom: any recommendations?
This is for a small digital collection (120 images or so) that need to be online for an event. We should have a Really Cool Automated Way to serve up these images, but just in case I need to hand-load them into WordPress in a panic the night before… are there any nice gallery plugins that have some zoom tools for a small image collection? - Regular Amanda
(I don't like the default, and NextGen also seems a little too basic, but before leaping into the 8,000 plugins, I thought I'd ask you fine folks.) - Regular Amanda
Galadriel C.
Anyone here heading to Charleston this year?
Mememe! - Marie
doesn't look like it. someday, though! - RepoRat
Me! First time - excited! - Lisa Hinchliffe
Oh hooray! I'm going too and am also a first-timer. - Galadriel C.
Marie, Anna - any advice to first-timers? - Galadriel C.
Book your hotel room now if you haven't already. Actually, do that in May. Be selective about the concurrent sessions -- they don't filter much, and I found that too often the content was...lacking. Be prepared to get hit up often by vendors for meals. This seems to be quite the wine and dine conference. - Holly's favorite Anna
Thanks Anna! *off to look into hotels* - Galadriel C.
Aaron the Librarian
Academic Librarians - Are you following YikYak?
? clearly not... - ellbeecee
what the heck is yikyak? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Nope. - LB sad. from Android
Who in the what now? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I checked it out earlier this year and then uninstalled it after a few days. Creepy place full of douchey bros. Not a cool place. Lots of k-12 schools are banning it because of the heartache it can cause. For example: When I tried it in Manhattan, I found tons of awful posts from NYU and Columbia students. - Stephen Francoeur
good lord. based on that article, wouldn't touch it with the proverbial ten-foot pole. - RepoRat
oh crap...i did hear about yikyak and blocked it out of my mind because the early press on it was so poor, much of the same reasons for what occurred in the article stephen linked to - Sir Shuping is just sir
Yep. What I see when I'm at home (local high schools, other colleges) is different than what I see at work. It's interesting/useful to see what's going on when they're having real dialogue there, but the high school age stuff is abhorrent. - Julie Kane
Tl;dr me about this, please? - Marie
YikYak is an app that uses your device location to show you anonymous posts by people in your vicinity (not sure of the range, maybe a few miles or so). You can post your own anonymous comments. - Stephen Francoeur
Merci - Marie from iPhone
I am now. Second post is a vulgar joke that mentions the library. - Steele Lawman
I can't even handle monitoring mentions on Twitter, I'm pretty sure this will kill me. - Meg VMeg
I downloaded to check it out. It's somewhat amusing. - Andy
anyone submitting to this challenge / grant?? (Knight) News Challenge : "How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?" open 'til Sept. 30
We will be; I've got a meeting on my calendar for today to discuss it with my boss. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
LB sad.
Anybody in here familiar with RDA?
only very slightly, but if I can answer a question I will. - RepoRat
DMd you, Repo. - LB sad.
My Acquisitions Librarian is. I can refer questions to him if you'd like - Hedgehog
I'm trying to put together a proposal for the wishlist here to fund a touch screen building directory, or "public touchscreen information kiosk". Do you have one at your library? Is it used well? Would you mind sharing a picture of it? Thanks!
I wanna say Darrien library has one. If you look at Amanda Goodman's blog: she built it and put some info up about type, response, etc. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Perfect example. I also found this CODE4LIB wrtie up from NCSU - FLEMING
Catherine Pellegrino
Confessions of a Community College Dean: Spikes, Stacks, and Spaces -
Dean Dad considers recent changes to academic library spaces, especially on commuter campuses. Pull quote: "In a much less dramatic way, that’s what’s happening with campus libraries. The library as space is becoming more important, even as students are able to log on to databases from wherever. It could be read as a paradox, or it could be read as a sort of specialization. Instead of the physical space of the library serving multiple purposes, each of them only so well, it can focus on fewer and do them better." - Catherine Pellegrino from Bookmarklet
Christina Pikas
kids today: According to Pew, 62 percent of the under-30 set believes there's "a lot of useful, important information that is not on the Internet."
There was a great article somewhere, recently, about how people have become less willing to answer their phones (even cell phones), and less willing to complete phone surveys (due to privacy/fraud concerns), and I wonder how that affects the Pew studies, especially generational ones like this. - Meg VMeg from Android
I call that useful important stuff not on the internet life. - Steve C Team Marina
I call it "wisdom". - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
Apparently this article thinks that I'm male (refers to me by name and by "he"). I cannot verify because I don't have access, but would love to know the context
It is not clear when and by whom the term Library 3.0 was actually coined. The authors noted that the earliest mention of the term, though nominally, was in the late 2006 (Casey, 2006) and early 2007 (Herring, 2007). However, they also observed that the first significant consideration of the concept seems to be in 2008 on a blog, Pegasus Librarian,4 by Iris Jastram (2008). Jastram... more... - Christina Pikas
LOL. Here's the post they refer to... this "significant consideration" - lris
Somebody doesn't have a sense of humour. - DJF
I confess to being very curious about what Casey 2006 and Herring 2007 are. And what other sources the authors cite. - Catherine Pellegrino
I just sent you a copy, Iris - check your Gmail account! - WebGoddess
thanks! - lris
Somebody beat me, but I was going to send you a copy. - kaijsa
Catherine: Casey M (2006) Wikipedia to Library 2.0: You can stay. Available at: (accessed 21 August 2011). - kaijsa
Herring MY (2007) BackTalk: Get a (real) life. Available at: (accessed 21 August 2011). ETA that the link doesn't work now. - kaijsa
"Apomediators" makes me want to stab myself in the eye #shakescane #getoffmylawn - Meg VMeg
This is why Open Access (and stable links) is important! - to be able to refer back to teh originals without being blocked... #PreacherToChoir - Aaron the Librarian
This is why OA is so dangerous! You might be exposed to the reality of a great deal of what passes for professional writing in librarianship! (On the other hand, learning the reality of Iris J's gender...) - Walt Crawford
currently-working (as of Sept. 10, 2014) link to Herring 2007: - Catherine Pellegrino
Heee, just noticed that the journal is peer-reviewed. Going in the example file! - lris
Deborah Fitchett
Should I be worried when our email server is down and ITS's notice about it on the intranet breaks off mid-sentence like the end of a short horror story?
Oh my goodness, I just realised I can use this time to delete emails from my inbox faster than they can arrive! - Deborah Fitchett
If the deletes stay deleted--when the server comes back up it just might restore everything. - Walt Crawford
True, but not an issue because of course almost the instant I had this revelation the server came back.... - Deborah Fitchett
The SMTP server has achieved sentience and is attempting OMG NO NO MAKE IT STOP it just melted the server rack RUN RUN FOR YOUR LIVES why did we replace the doorknobs with electronic locks now it's NO CARRIER - RepoRat
Lovecraft was a realist. - Steele Lawman
SMTP is enough to demolish anybody's SAN points. - RepoRat
Hey! I cherish the old days when I could telnet 25 and start typing protocol followed by an email message. - DJF from Android
You still can in some places, DJF - Aaron the Librarian
and that's why we have spam and phishing. - DJF
I'm probably a bad corporate citizen, but I just showed a first-year student how to find used print copies of her textbooks online for cheap. Textbook rentals through the bookstore are highway robbery.
… but a good librarian for giving the student what she needed. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Hey, if the used print copies are legal (helloooooo, First Sale Doctrine), then I'm all for it. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, yeah, I know I'm legal. I am having a crabby moment about the bookstore. - kaijsa
I think I'm actually just crabby with The Man in general. - kaijsa
I can get behind that. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
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