I don't want to work with 1-shot instructors who don't respect me or my time enough to plan effectively for a session (outside of emergencies). Unfortunately my boss feels differently. I've just had too many last-minute sessions that could have so much better if they were actually integrated into the course.
As I've been dealing with thousands of journal websites, I took a dim view of Gold OA sites with too much going on (I call it "Bollywood Style"), most of them from India. And then, a couple of days ago, I hit two Elsevier Gold OA journal sites...
Surprise Wednesday: just backing out to go to the Wednesday hike, fellow walking waves at me, tells me "you have a flat tire." Sure enough. CSAA on its way (I've managed to avoid ever changing a tire), then off to the store where we bought the tire a year ago to get a replacement...
Squee, y'all. Crunching through dissertation data, and there is actual interesting stuff in here to back up anecdatal complaints about library leadership/management. This might actually prove *useful* in terms of defining the gap so we can solve it. Hunh.
Came *this* close to commenting at SKitch, with Joe Esposito blathering about how much he's irked by university librarians with $50 million budgets being contemptuous of university presses. I'm guessing Joe believes there are dozens or hundreds of such university libraries. In fact, as of 2012 data, there are ten (10) in the U.S.
Academic libraryfolk: I havn't worked in a library in 3 years, and that was at a community hospital. One of the faculty I support wants to know the reputation of this journal: http://www.hoajonline.com/emergme... I'm aware that Herbert is on Beall's List...but that's not enough for me. Any info on the publisher you're aware of?
I'm embedded with an online class of current & future teachers. I really want to encourage them to collaborate with their school librarians once the year begins. What would be a good, non-pushy way to do this? I'm guessing many of them have never thought of working with a librarian before.
Friends, I am piloting a 1 credit lab for a poli sci research methods class in the fall, and need to get cracking on my syllabus! Have you built or taught one of these? Are you willing share tips, techniques, or whole syllabi?
Does anyone have recommendations for basic online computer training? I know we have amazing public librarians here who have probably developed their own online computer training! Or can personally recommend some sites. I'm asking for one of our alums that wants to brush up on Word, email and attachments, what the Internet is, etc.
Just got email from Lars Bjørnshauge, managing director of DOAJ, with some (very) kind words for my series of OA-related articles, especially the big look at the real numbers behind Beall's list. This has made my weekend.
Admitting defeat of de feet. Coming soon: massive sale-slash-giveaway of beautiful shoes that the rheumatoid & spondylitis make it impossible to wear. I'm keeping the Sanitas, Danskos, and sneakers. All the pretty stuff and the winter stuff will be up for grabs. If you or a friend is a 9.5M, stay tuned....
I know a medlib who is taking a Coursera on data science right now and is enjoying it a lot. She'd like to talk to someone who does data science work, and I know there are some of you here, but my mind is completely blank. Help? Anyone willing to be put in touch w a good egg?
In case you missed it, Wayne Bivens-Tatum expanded his blog response to Beall's "OA advocates are collectivists" triple-C article into an article, just published in...triple-C. https://blogs.princeton.edu/librari...
In the course of things, I came across a great assignment suggestion which indicated that Academic Search Premier had "cited reference" searching. Try as I might, I'm not finding it. I'm not even seeing linked citations, which I know are in other EBSCO databases. Am I missing something here? Have you done cited reference searching in ASP?
Hi everbody. I'm trying to plumb the murky depths of Amazon's dealings with university presses, and it seems like there's possibly an academic-library angle in there somewhere. Are libraries buying much (some) content from Amazon? Does Amazon fill any gaps the library vendors can't or don't? Any insight (or other questions to ask) would be welcome.
And a Senator snagged for some severe plagiarism: http://retractionwatch.com/2014... - his conclusions are taken nearly word for word with no attribution, but he doesn't believe he plagiarized because he "didn't do anything intentional." Oh, my.
Sigh. LibGuides 2.0 did not bring over any of my custom database descriptions. Sigh is the polite version of me feeling the giant sucking of my time as I hand fix scores of descriptions on a couple dozen pages. :(