Manager librarians: I have a retirement in the next few months and will be hiring to replace them. I can't talk job details here, but any general advice about the whole process would be appreciated. (I can say this is a reference position.)
Y'all with Primo or similar discovery layers: Have you noticed any difficulties with linking from metadata supplied by Gale? Am trying to decide whether I've got confirmation bias. Seem to be seeing lots of issues with them having odd parentheticals at end of titles, making EBSCO and other FT suppliers unable to find the articles in question.
Uh, yup. "Evaluating big deal journal bundles." Theodore C. Bergstrom, Paul N. Courant, R. Preston McAfee, and Michael A. Williams PNAS 2014 ; published ahead of print June 16, 2014, doi:10.1073/pnas.1403006111
WordPress folks: From time to time I hear from people who are unable to access http://www.certifiedarchivists.org/, a WordPress site. Would this be a problem with our service provider, or is it something within WordPress itself causing the trouble? Thanks for any ideas!
It took an entire day of concentration and constant work to recreate one corrupted file representing a year of my committee's work. So on the one hand - YAY PRODUCTIVITY AND CONCENTRATION. And on the other hand - I'm right back where I started.
TGIF: How many librarians does it take to figure out that the reason a patron can't get access to a J of Hydrologic Engineering article is because we actually subscribe to the J of Hydraulic Engineering? Go on. Guess.
Friday's Stumper: Student looking for the Intent to Seek Counseling Services Inventory by Cash & Begley from either 1975 or 1978. We've found the base article from 1975 which describes looely, but cannot locate the instrument nor the scoring sheet.instructions. Help appreciated!
Folks, my wife Anne is doing a survey for her grad school class assignment. If you have ten minutes to take it and/or share on whatever social media, it would really help her out a lot (and thus make my life happier too). https://www.surveymonkey.com/s... Thank you so much.
Sincerish question: Why is there no Journal of Placebos--devoted to studies of most effective placebo methodologies for various situations? After all, Elsevier still publishes Homeopathy, and placebos have a *lot* better track record, AFAIK... (Sincereish because I'm sure placebos can be improved in effectiveness, with the right studies...)
Lots of LSWers at the SLA conf. Do we have any time for a meetup? Maybe group crash a reception Monday night (joint transport/gov/solo or PAM) or the IT dance party? Or meet at 7:30 somewhere before the receptions tomorrow? Other?