I'm setting up a summer project and it suddenly occurred to me - maybe someone already did this. I want to compile lists of big-name journals in disciplines we teach and what the OA policy is for each (preprint, postprint, PDF, noway nowhow, unknown). Has anyone already compiled this?
If I was asked to co-chair the Invited Papers track at ACRL 2015 and was asked for recommendations of who might be a good other co-chair, who should I suggest from your perspective? I'm thinking someone working in metadata, digital publishing, etc. to bring a perspective different than mine.
Q for the hive brain: I have a recollection of a journal that was OA, was purchased and taken closed. The content remained available via PMC but was not linked from the publisher site which now appeared as a subscription journal...anyone point me in that direction?
Emailed Ebsco with a "my faculty is trying to do x with Dynamed question" Answer "
Please ask him to contact the librarian and get the email address from UIC." Umm...dude, I AM the librarian, care to try again?
I'm putting together a journal list for one of our TRIO programs, which has grant money to buy some paper subscriptions. They're especially interested in biology, engineering, and computer science--and I'm trying not to overlap with library subscriptions. Any suggestions for high-level, but not necessarily scholarly, publications in these areas?
Calling all data miners! Is there a relatively painless way to export citations from EBSCOhost into a CSV file? I have a faculty member who wants to easily compare citation results from different databases.
The OCLC Affiliate Services Terms and Conditions say that I may only use the affiliate services for Purposes: "G. 'Purposes' means managing and enabling access to: (i) library services, library materials, library resources and information related thereto; and/or (ii) services, materials, resources or information of interest to library patrons."
I've found myself on a couple of committees looking at electronic resources stuff (and I'm a bit lost). Question: what usage stats products are all y'all using? I've heard of Ustat, JUSP, and EBSCO's Usage Consolidation. Are there others?
Our feedback board re: our 24/5 finals week hours is asking for suggestions. There are a handful of requests for kittens, and one for "rock salt and wrought iron for the demons", and then one for "cups for the free water dispenser." So we put out cups. The next day "Bigger cups, please."
We have an "OCLC symbol" and a holdings location code thing. These are completely different, even though they're issued by the same organization, and arguably for roughly the same purpose. Librarians are always so well organized.