Jan Velterop makes a good point on liblicense: transferring your copyright *is* paying the publisher. you're giving them something of value to get the publishing service in return. better to just pay article page charges so it's transparent and you can get cc-by.
What is it with newspaper indexing and OpenURL? I just found another major newspaper where index-only records in one database (EBSCO's Academic Search Complete) fail to connect via our link resolver to the full text in another database (ones from Gale) due to indexing differences. Last month, I found it was Wall Street Journal articles indexed...
Anyone familiar with the ILL group "Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program" and what membership requirements are or how to join it? I can find some information about it on individual library pages, but not an overarching website
MPOW is looking at how we do staffing. If you're at a school of vaguely comparable size (1850ish FTE undergrad) or have experience with one, would love to hear 1) How do you staff evenings/weekends and 2) if you have times with just students staffing (and if so, how that works and what issues you've had.) More details below.
And you may find yourself / in a dusty old stack / and you may find yourself / in part of a virtual world/ you may find yourself / behind the interface of a large website / you may find yourself in a beautiful library / with a beautiful desk / and you may ask yourself / well, how did I get here?
Unsurprisingly, I am going to do a follow-up on the Elsevier takedown-notices flap. Looking for people (or companies or IRs) who have received takedown notices from Elsevier or from other pubs. Glad for tips, suggestions. Tx.
Fwd: FFeed Librarians, please help if you can. A colleague (actually my boss' new boss) asked me to find research that indicates online learning reduces instruction time for K-12 users. My expertise is Adult Learning Prof Dev, I don't know the K-12 field much. I have the famous metadata review from the US Dept of Ed 2009-10 but it's not that...
Indirection of the day: Finding out about Firefox 26, with supposedly much lower memory requirements, via ALA Direct--and since full-number releases apparently don't update automatically, went to Help/About Firefox, at which point the 12MB update started. Thanks, ALA!
This might be a stupid question but -- are memes by their very definition un-cite-able? They are things gone wild and viral, and thus good librarianly practice doesn't warrant tracking down attribution?
I'm trying to come up with a descriptive label for the (not library) department where this set of papers originated from. They did the binding on the original paper copy as well as being the coordinating authority. The library houses the paper copy of record and did the digitizing.
"Finding Library Assistance" http://webspace.ship.edu/cmfic... (featuring: me) (also featuring my maiden run sitting in front of a real camera in the campus studio which has been nominated for an Emmy a bunch of times)
When you get questions about whether or not a particular OA journal is credible, what do you normally use as criteria? I've had a couple of these recently and want to make sure I'm not missing something.