Help me design the most outrageously expansive list of must-dos for academic libraries ever. "What every academic library MUST DO" that you know is off the rails, but sounds superficially plausible. GO.
My good deed for the day, and hard to do: letting a high-profile library writer know privately that an absolute statement in a current posting is absolutely false, rather than providing a comment to that effect. Oh, that was hard to do...we'll see whether it has any effect.
Those in academic institutions, do your promotion and tenure committees require dossiers for non-tenured track faculty? I'm being asked to complete a dossier for mid-point review for "promotion and assessment" purposes. Seems like a whole lot of work for nothing... Just wondering if this is standard procedure.
We've been approved to have a little information kiosk (?) in a makerspace... We plan to have a dashboard page on a laptop with links to relevant resources, a laminated or similar flip book of quick tips and useful info, and a small collection of print books
Since posts don't seem to consistently show up here, thought I'd mention a little one I just did...relating to the surprisingly high popularity of the current Cites & Insights (as in, it just passed 1,000 downloads. In less than a week): http://walt.lishost.org/2014...
Does anyone have a spare $187,000 lying around? "Complete your collection of SAGE journals with the 2014 SAGE Deep Backfile Package for $187,000*" and "save significantly off the list price value of $752,707.00"!
I just read the entire Springer ebook collection license for my internship site. First time I've ever read one of these suckers that I would be willing (not 100 percent SO OVERJOYED, but very willing), to adopt as a blanket license for every academic library ebook package ever. (Just the license terms, not the cost.)
Is there a (humane) way to create/collect quantified self data? I'm thinking of putting together a super beginner workshop on new info visualization and/or mapping tools. Audience is the general public with no experience. Would it be fun or creepy for people to somehow gather and play with their own data, about themselves?
I come to you again, Dear LSWers, asking for your expertise. I am charged with doing research on joint use facilities, specifically public libraries and community centers. A quick browse of LISTA gives me results that are heavily about Europe and Australia. Any personal experience you can tell me about. DM if you need.
Advice needed. We listened as someone with a high national profile presented on a project that they had done. The catch is, it's very lightly adapted work that WE did. How does one respond to this kind of thing?