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Sir Shuping is just sir
These Basic Skills Are On The Verge Of Extinction - http://io9.com/these-b...
"Every group of people has a set of skills that they think of as fundamental — but what those skills are tends to change a lot, depending on where, and especially when, you are. Here are the skills that, if they do survive in the future, may be so fundamentally changed that we can no longer even recognize them." - Sir Shuping is just sir from Bookmarklet
huh, image didn't carry though but its a picture of a card catalog. people stating that its easier to search these days vs ye olden days, with a nice decent response by a librarian - Sir Shuping is just sir
laura x
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to voice the NYPL lions at Radio City » MobyLives - http://www.mhpbooks.com/tina-fe...
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to voice the NYPL lions at Radio City » MobyLives
"It’s unlikely that Fey and Poehler will devote much time to discussing the Central Library Plan, but then again, the show is all about a New York City tour guide who comes up against a villain who wants to use virtual reality to supplant the physical, real-life experience of seeing NYC institutions. So…there actually is a bit of thematic overlap." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Aaron the Librarian
#lswjobs STEM Librarian @shiplibrary https://jobs.ship.edu/posting... (extra bonus, you get to work with me!)
STEM Librarian - undergrad degree in a STEM discipline plus MLS plus 2nd Masters in any subject discipline (graduate degree can be in STEM if that's what you have) - Aaron the Librarian
App Deadline moving to April 2nd... plz feel free to share widely (the pool is not yet certifiable, all qualifying apps welcome!) - Aaron the Librarian
Go, Joe! Thanks - Aaron the Librarian
laura x
Our staff door might be working for the first time since March 2014.
Marie
Our library is hiring a Librarian for Collection Development & Evaluation. See the position posting at https://jobs.lmu.edu/posting.... I am on the search committee and am eager to answer any questions you may have.
*APPLY NOW bump* - Marie
Lily
How I know I've been away a long time from the library where I did my graduate assistantship: I just drew a complete and utter blank on the name of the somewhat obscure Civil War Union General on whom I helped a particular community patron do research a minimum of twice a week for about two years straight.
(20 minutes of searching Wikipedia jogged my memory, but GEEZ did I think that was gonna stay with me forever). - Lily
Enquiring Minds want to know which General! - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Ah yes. Fitz John Porter, for the record :) - Lily
He had a ship named for him! (also, I'd say he was unfairly shafted after McClellan's removal - but that's me) - Aaron the Librarian
Rachel Walden
And I was just asking yesterday if we had plastic sheeting in this place...
uh oh... - lris
... that does not sound good. - RepoRat
oh no! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
...I hope the answer was yes? - Deborah Fitchett
We've had three floods in 18 months. I hope for better for you. - kaijsa
The answer was no about the plastic sheeting, although I did scrounge up two large black trash bags. There was water from the hvac system condensing and coming through the ceiling, down the light fixture, into the computer lab. Minimal damage except for the ceiling. Oh, the joys of a 100+ yo library building. - Rachel Walden
Even newer buildiings seem not to be leak-proof. We most definitely have plastic sheeting availble at all times. - barbara fister
"acquire plastic sheeting" definitely went on my to-do list - Rachel Walden
did I tell you the one from MfPOW where contractors working on the Historical Society accidentally backed up a water main into the library basement, where the preservation/conservation unit is? Yeah. - RepoRat
Tangent. Why are archives and server rooms ever located in a basement? - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫ from Android
weeeeeell, my take on the specific case I just discussed is not for public view. - RepoRat
yikes! - Rachel Walden
At mfpow, the first big rainstorm after moving to the new building revealed a large leak over the Spanish-language books. The rain in Spain and all that. - bentley
^snerk - maʀtha
aaron
so I am starting a new job soon. Any advice? when was the last time you started a new job? what did you not do that you wish you did?
Last time I started a new job I got pregnant five months later. I don't recommend doing that, but I think you're safe. :-) - laura x from iPhone
Determine your work/life boundaries and goals now (e.g. leave work an time). Doing so has made a huge difference in my current position. - Galadriel C. from Android
Seconding boundaries. Do not try to do ALL THE THINGS right out of the gate. - Julian
Meet lots of people. You have about six months where you can just walk up to people and say "I'm new, tell me about..." - Hedgehog
Listen more than speak. Ask more than answer. Underpromise and over deliver. (especially during the honeymoon before the new guy halo wears off) - Aaron the Librarian
While institutional culture varies, I want new folks to participate in the conversations that will shape decisions. While it's important to gather a lot of info and figure out who does what, asking smart questions and making suggestions is awesome. We have five new faculty this academic year and I want to hear from them, not just from the people who've been here forever. - kaijsa
Take lots of notes about things you notice that are intriguing, odd, raise questions, etc. You'll only have new eyes for so long, but being able to look back at those notes can help you both remember particulars and slip back into that mindset. - Kirsten from Android
Here's my advice: ROCK ON - maʀtha
RepoRat
Liberal Arts Colleges & the DLF - http://www.diglib.org/archive...
Signal-boosting because we have a number of folks in LSW who fit this category. DLF's gotten a lot better since opening its doors wider. - RepoRat from Bookmarklet
I helped run that meeting in 2013 and I can vouch for DLF's interest in partnering with and supporting liberal arts folks. - jambina from iPhone
I'm an at-large member on the DLF Advisory Committee, and I'll just add that we are VERY interested in working liberal arts colleges and getting them involved with DLF. The DLF community has changed dramatically in the last four years thanks in large part to the vision of the former director (Rachel Frick). We're in process now of hiring a new director and this was an area that we talked about a lot with candidates. - Sarah
I should also add that if anyone wants to chat about DLF please get in touch - I'm happy to! - Sarah
Meg VMeg
Ever hear of "On the Organization"? http://ontheorganization.com/
Now I have. - Stephen Francoeur
I deleted my commentary because I didn't want to bring the randos out of the woodwork. Maybe we could discuss in code. - Meg VMeg
E.g., "randos"=perfectly nice people who enjoy woodworking - Meg VMeg
no, but their 2016 conf is in Hawaii, so they've got that going for them - ellbeecee
Aaron the Librarian
#VocabularyFail What is the term or phrase that describes lesser repercussions for infractions (e.g. sentencing for drugs or violence) #8am
Hmm. I can't think of a phrase. I can think of 'lenient' and its variants; 'reduced / suspended' sentences; mitgation etc - Pete's Got To Go
Clemency? - LB needs a break. from Android
Statutory minimum sentence? Not sure what you're getting at exactly. ETA: plea agreements or suspended sentences generally have conditions. Is that it? - kaijsa
Student response for clarity just now: "when a famous person is punished for breaking a law (like abuse) they get a lighter sentence" I'm totally drawing a blank. (I'd say privilege, but that doesn't bring up useful (for assignment) results - Aaron the Librarian from Android
So...severity of punishment. hmmm - Hedgehog
"sentence disparity" seems popular - Hedgehog
ooh, that's a good one - Aaron the Librarian
after barnstorming a bit, I'm trying to come at it from another diection: athletes AND sentencing hints at a few things... sentence disparity and (sport* OR athlet*) returns a null set :| - Aaron the Librarian
you could throw in 'preferential' - Pete's Got To Go
or "preferential treatment" - ellbeecee
Galadriel C.
ER&L quasi meet up in which Joelle and Courtney demonstrate the presence of wine *and* cupcakes while Jaclyn converses in the background. Not pictured: Anna and I.
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I did not find the wine and cupcakes... of course I was #sundaybrarianating - Aaron the Librarian
Galadriel C.
So, who is up for an LSW meet up at ER&L next week? Perhaps a table at the Sunday happy hour like last year and/or a lunch? Joelle and I are free for lunch on Wednesday.
i suppose i should look at my schedule for this, hm? :) - ~Courtney F
please post pictures from the meet up! - Marie
Me! My flight's at 3. What time were you thinking? :) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Time: What about meeting at the registration area right after the 11 am closing keynote? Jaclyn, we can go someplace close and face to facilitate flight-catching. - Galadriel C.
Y'all say hi to my college buddy @straikat (Stacie Traill), yet another clarinetist-turned-librarian, who's on her way to ER&L! - Catherine Pellegrino
Look out for a crew from MPOW (Baruch College) who are presenting: Nora Almeida (http://erl2015.sched.org/speaker...) Alexandra Hamlett (http://erl2015.sched.org/speaker...) and Mike Waldman, my boss (http://erl2015.sched.org/speaker...). - Stephen Francoeur
My ER Lib is there! Kavita's very nice if you bump into her! - Hedgehog
I'll look out for your peeps Stephen and Hedgie! - Galadriel C. from Android
ellbeecee
This issue of Library Journal just showed up in my work mailbox. I simply marked my name off the distribution list and put it in someone else's mailbox.
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DONT YOU WANT TO READ THE NEWS IN LIBRARYLAND? - Joe
I should have put it in Jason P's mailbox. with a note that said there'd be a quiz on it later. ;) - ellbeecee
I kind of miss the print distributions sometimes. Not that I hadn't already seen most of the news (except the reviews--boy do I miss review magazines). We don't do that here. - Hedgehog
I actually have no clue whether Peer to Peer Review ever shows up in the print mag. I don't think it does. - RepoRat
Oh, this reminds me of a fabulous distribution-list-libraries story I need to remember to tell tomorrow for #SaturdayFF... - Catherine Pellegrino
It is Saturday! - Joe
So it is! - Catherine Pellegrino
laura x
I am supposed to be "crafting a summary" of my accomplishments over the past 3-4 years for work. So let's all do it! What awesome things have you done, big or small, revolutionary or just a little bit different?
We now have a schedule that you can look at and modify online. Before I researched and got that set up for us, the schedule existed on a single piece of paper that lived at the circ desk, unless someone else had it. - laura x
There are now formal procedures (including forms!) for what to do when you check in an item that is damaged or missing pieces. - laura x
For two years running, I've put on a small press and self-published authors fair for local writers. We had 5 authors the first year and 15 last year, and the event was attended by over 40 people both times (and filmed for PATV). - laura x
Wow, so, that actually takes me to the start of current job. So: built three classes from scratch, rebuilt one (that I inherited), learned to teach three others, revamped one in a major way and another gradually. Learned to advise students. Did four keynotes. Published some stuff: couple peer-reviewed articles, lots of trade-pub stuff. Got onto a journal's editorial board; rotated onto... more... - RepoRat
I'm going to say that completing my OA journal survey is at least mildly awesome. I sure never would have done it if I'd started out to do the whole thing... Otherwise, I'd go back 30 years to "causing most all the pseudo-MARC-compliant library automation systems to get their acts together" by writing MARC for Library Use, and at the time that was a big step. - walt crawford
Got together a process so our researchers can use our "data" repository for releases of the science code and software that they create. So they now can get a DOI and attribution and it's easier to for them to cite it. Finding a legal person on the same wavelength was the enabler. Sadly he has now moved but we got it done. - suelibrarian
I recently submitted my portfolio for professional registration revalidation, and it contained the last year of me being an information librarian, a year in my new job of me learning all the systems plus pushing open access and data management, and a year of me doing the above and also basically-running an LMS/discovery layer migration project and managing two staff. [They accepted my portfolio and gave me a pretty certificate.] - Deborah Fitchett
the past 3-4 years? Conatining myself and sitting quietly so as to not derail several (most of our current) initiatives (that I started planning to do 6-7 years ago, but got blocked from implementing) which were labeled high-priority (in two rounds of planning 5-6 years ago) and which are presently actively being worked on (by people other than me) and which are coming into fruition... more... - Aaron the Librarian
The last few years have been a bit odd, career-wise. First was my last year as dept head, during which I was sort of waiting for that to be over. Then was a year keeping the AUL job warm for the guy on sabbatical, which was a mad scramble to not break anything while he was away. Then one year back to my "old job" which sort of felt like I was keeping the job warm for the person that was... more... - John Dupuis
RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Help me brainstorm? I need to come up with a title, ASAP, for our "Surveillance, Privacy & Intellectual Freedom Film Festival" (something catchier than that please!!) Your creativity requested!
Sell You Lies - Pete's Got To Go
Panopti Con - Pete's Got To Go
Snowed In - Pete's Got To Go
Refractions Through PRISM - Pete's Got To Go
Screened - Pete's Got To Go
I know what you did last summer - ellbeecee
"Private Eyes, Public Lies, and NSA Spies?" Good luck! - YvonneM
"I Know What You Did Last Summer." :-) - bentley
I like Yvonne's. - kaijsa
You want a SPIFFFy title? - Joe
Lisa Hinchliffe
Rumor - EBSCO purchasing YBP. Yes? No? Maybe?
Haven't heard a thing. EBSCO's on a total acquisitions tear, though, so I see no reason to rule it out. - RepoRat
So EBSCO would be buying YBP from Baker & Taylor? I suppose anything's possible. - walt crawford
Huh, I wonder if that would make our ebrary title acquisition situation a little awkward. - Meg VMeg
Hmmmm.... - Hedgehog
I can see the business case for doing so - but I'm leery of the end-user experience results. It quill at least make billing even easier - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Wello wello well. Guess we'll see how this goes... - Meg VMeg
Although that "And in the darkness bind them" bit of the rhyme makes a tad more sense now. GET IT? *BIND* THEM??? - Meg VMeg
wonder what this means for discovery layers, if anything - weelibrarian
Huh. We just saw our YBP rep this week & he didn't say anything. Whut. - YvonneM
i guess you've seen the email by now. - Marie
Just got the email after I saw this. - LB needs a break.
lol @ Meg VMeg i tend to make unintentional puns during instruction sessions. No one else is ever as excited about it as I am. :-) Our rep just got the email btw. - YvonneM
Your rep got the email at the same time I did then. Classy. - lris
I got that email x3. - Joe
"I’m writing to confirm that ProQuest is continuing our longstanding relationship with YBP. You will not see any disruptions to the ProQuest experience users have counted on for many years." - Meg VMeg
John Jackson
Dear LSW, please forgive my intrusion but I'm hoping your collective expertise can help MPOW with a policy decision. Faculty want us to rip DVDs and stream them through out CMS (Moodle). We understand that we can stream under the aegis of the TEACH Act but we don't know if we have permission (via copyright statute exemptions) to actually make a...
... copy (sorry, looks like FF cut me off). - John Jackson from iPhone
Take a look at the AIME v. UCLA case; run it past your legal beagles. - RepoRat
my gut says no, but I agree with RR's legal beagle reco. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Thanks for the recommendation RR. For classes we offer entirely online, it seems the "time-shifting" argument in the AIME v UCLA case may suffice. I wonder if it gets complicated though for classes held on campus where time-shifting isn't necessary for normal class operations. Our faculty are clamoring for this. Lots of people wanting to flip the classroom and don't find DVD reserves convenient enough. - John Jackson
If it's homework, students are still time-shifting. The question then becomes whether your legal beagles are willing to back you up if AIME decides you're a target. *g* - RepoRat
I totally agree with having uni legal look at it. My gut says on-campus time shifters could be reasonably expected to view DVDs on-site or by checking them out, so I doubt streaming would be covered. IANAL, tho. - kaijsa
Oh how I wish we were a TEACH Act Compliant institution... - Lisa Hinchliffe from Android
Catherine Pellegrino
I just clicked on a link to ProQuest Statistical Insight and got prompted by Oxford University Press to log in to the Chinese Journal of International Law. This, ladies and gentlemen, is why my co-worker and I click every link on our A-Z list, from off-campus, monthly. #WTF
o.O - RepoRat
"click every link on our A-Z list, from off-campus, monthly" <- wut. - Marie
...it's not a very long list, you know. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh wait, it's Databases A-Z, not E-Journals A-Z. So actually much shorter than you're probably thinking: http://saintmarys.libguides.com/a-to-z - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm with Marie (although it's an excellent practice). We have almost 300 links on our DB A to Z, though - ~Courtney F
We keep telling ourselves that if we manage to get two months in a row with no errors, we can reduce the frequency to every-two-months, etc. We've never made it even ONE month with no errors. - Catherine Pellegrino
Yeah, clicking every database link we have would kill my will to live. We have more than 700. - kaijsa
This is what student workers are for. Just set them up on a computer that's had its IP address hidden from the proxy server, so it registers as off campus. - Kirsten
I... feel like... a lot of this ought to be automatable? If we know the URL to which a link should redirect, the computer can check that, eliminate a lot of "working fine, next?" and forward any "huh, that's weird" to human beings for further checking. - RepoRat
Also, they're WAY cheaper than those databases. - barbara fister
(GRRRRRR) - barbara fister
There was such a product/service that exhibited at ER&L last year, RR, but if it's a choice between that and another product... - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
bah, doesn't need a product, any half-competent scripter could hack that up -- I know because I'm pretty damn sure I could, and I'm half-competent at best. - RepoRat
I love that LibGuides has a link checker built-in, so we always know if something on a guide is wonky. I wish we used that to manage our e-stuff, but we have a homegrown database that the ERLs are loathe to abandon. So we duplicate effort and I hates it. - kaijsa
So, to answer the suggestions: 1. Hiding a computer's IP from the proxy server requires intervention from IT; our experience is that the fewer interventions from IT into the inner workings of the proxy server, the better (also, we'd need to ask them to hide it, and then un-hide it again, monthly, because we can't afford to have a workstation permanently register as "off campus"). - Catherine Pellegrino
2. the kind of error-checking that we're doing is a bit more complex than can generally be delegated to a student worker, in our experience. (For example, the issue that I described above displays different behaviors in different browsers and operating systems.) - Catherine Pellegrino
3. We're checking not only for 404s, but also for proxy errors, redirects to the wrong database, etc. so a scripted link-checker, such as is built into LibGuides, won't cut it. (We already considered and rejected LG's link checker for this reason.) - Catherine Pellegrino
4. We don't always know the URL to which the link should redirect; part of the problem that I describe above is that it goes through (from what I can tell) three or four redirects along the way, and vendors change their redirects all the time. What we're checking for is "does clicking on this link take the user to the place s/he expects to land," which is kind of hard to script. - Catherine Pellegrino
On roughly what number of databases do the problems in 4. arise? The stuff in 3. can be worked around, if the scripter is told the correct eventual target. - RepoRat
(And yeah, there are always gonna be edge cases. My half-competent self wouldn't dream of writing a script that could check every link. I could, however, write one that cut link-checking time by a lot by limiting human intervention to the edge cases, and that would be my goal.) - RepoRat
We have such a script. We did not write said script but it is freely available. It goes to a URL, looks for specific text on a page, and then reports back if that text was found. It is good for checking packages of eresources where the pages in each package have the same text. - Marie
Funnily enough I found two databases where URLs had changed and I didn't know about it today. While the redirects worked, the proxy drops out because it doesn't know the new URL. Bah and humbug. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Marie - can you give us a bit more direction to that script? - Lisa Hinchliffe
If you're on ezproxy, you can add a noip element (will get from work computer after lunch) and it will pretend you are not inside your ip range - Aaron the Librarian from Android
I use IncludeIP {internal IP address} in EZproxy, which forces me to login through ezproxy even though we've done ExcludeIP {full campus internal range} so on campus people go straight to the resource. But it sounded from the way Catherine wrote it that they're using a different proxy system under the control of IT? - Deborah Fitchett
hmmm. plus I have a campus developed layer between me and ezproxy itself, so the script looks for teh noip statement, not ezproxy :| - Aaron the Librarian
Here's an article introducing the script: http://journal.code4lib.org/article.... - Marie
Thank you! - Lisa Hinchliffe
lris
I'm still recovering from the near riots when we stopped providing staplers for a few months back in 2008 or 2009. Thankfully, change.org wasn't a Thing back then... https://www.change.org/p...
When I was a community college student, I had a tiny stapler I carried in my bag because we got zero free supplies from the library or anywhere else. And I didn't expect them. Confession: sometimes I feel like a grumpy ol' jerk when I see stuff like this, but I suspect I'm just blue collar to my core. - kaijsa
It's funny because everyone I know who's around my age or older says "whadya MEAN you hand out staples?" But I'm becoming increasingly convinced that college students today don't know that staplers are personally ownable items. Like, they don't carry around their own toilet paper, and they don't carry around their own staplers. - lris
When I was a TA at Iowa, I used to bring a stapler with me every time my students had a paper due. It saved a lot of grief. - laura x
Wow. But I do love "How are you supposed to share your research if it's falling apart???" - Deborah Fitchett
Do ministaplers still exist? Are they a thing that campus PR could give out as swag? - RepoRat
Yes, we've given out branded ministaplers as swag. Very popular! http://www.4imprint.com/search... - kaijsa
Joe
Joe
Saw that Nature Plants came out. Because there are not enough journals that have articles about plants. http://www.nature.com/nplants/ Personal subscribers only $59. There is no list price for institutions/libraries. My guess is that it is 25-40X the personal sub price, like many other NPG journals.
Meg VMeg
What have you heard re: C&RL's turnover? Is it really 10-12 weeks from submission to preprint?
That's doable with fast review... but IME review is the sticking point. If C&RL cracks a heavier whip than I do, though, it's certainly possible. - RepoRat
Yeah, I'm wondering how well it works in practice #portfoliodeadlineapproachingsigh - Meg VMeg
Is in-press status good enough for tenure review where you are? It is for us. - kaijsa
Yeah, I'm conflating in-press with preprint, because they say that's a week after acceptance or something. - Meg VMeg
IME preprints go up fast after acceptance. The glacial sets in between preprint and final. - barbara fister
btw, recently talked an LIS prof into repo-deposting an article I admired - publisher allowed final PDF but she had no idea whether that would be allowed. in other news, I'm experiencing frustraion-pattern baldness. Plus good-deed-itis. - barbara fister
I feel you, SA Fister. LIS faculty are the worst OMG. I've learned it's a fight I shouldn't fight at MPOW, so I settle for being an example. - RepoRat
Provided accepted, it really is that fast (required of course that you make any revisions required promptly!) ... - Lisa Hinchliffe
Thanks! - Meg VMeg
lris
Ok, I'm moving my life into Asana. What's your favorite Asana trick?
It's on my list of things to investigate, so I will eavesdrop on your updates. ;) - kaijsa
so far I'm really liking it - lris
Catherine Pellegrino
Is anybody else seeing behavior like this in JSTOR today? A simple keyword search returns N results, but a keyword search limited by language returns many many many > N results. So for example, in our JSTOR collection, "tree frogs" --> 3705 results; "tree frogs" limited to English --> 178,916 results.
There's other weirdness as well, but this is the most obvious, testable, and WTFy. - Catherine Pellegrino
I'm seeing the same with language as limiter. When I limit by item type or discipline, though, it seems to work (get a lower number of results, anyway). ETA: Ok, wait. Now the language limiter is working. - Kirsten
Woah. Okay, thanks, Kirsten. Another of the WTFy things that we noticed this morning suddenly started working again while we were testing it, so I'm wondering if they're tinkering behind the scenes. ETA: the language limiter is still wonky on my end, but I'll test it again later today and see what's happening. And the thing that got fixed this morning is now busted again. - Catherine Pellegrino
After you've run a search, if you click the link to "modify search" from the results page, does it take you back to the Advanced Search screen or the Basic search screen? - Catherine Pellegrino
Hmmm...this is weird. Generally, the language limiter seems to work on single word searches, but not on multiple word searches. So "flamenco" and "kindergarten" limited by language just fine (whether English or Spanish/German) but "artificial intelligence" and "chinese opera mask" go fubar. - Kirsten
Original search, the modify went back to Basic. After that, I was working from Advanced screen and it went back to there just fine. - Kirsten
Huh. We always start from Advanced, but the modify search link was taking us back to Basic (NOT HELPFUL). That got fixed earlier this morning, but now it's going back to Basic again. - Catherine Pellegrino
Our database person is contacting someone at JSTOR to report this (the language limiter thing) and ask if others are reporting it as well. Whenever stuff like this happens, I have this mental image of a room somewhere at JSTOR that looks a lot like an old-old-school phone switchboard, and there's someone in there messing around, plugging things in and unplugging other things and swapping cables and just generally flipping switches and buttons randomly. - Catherine Pellegrino
Like this, but for articles: http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~rapapo... (My mom, the neuroscientist, had a t-shirt with this design on it.) - Catherine Pellegrino
(NTS: Liking for the t-shirt.) - bentley
At least he's wearing overalls instead of loose-waisted jeans - Aaron the Librarian
message back from JSTOR: it's a known issue. "Your initial search looked for (college AND students AND sleeping), but when you modified the search, because college students wasn't identified as an exact phrase ("college students"), the system re-ran the search as (college OR students AND sleeping AND la:English) which then increased the number of results." Or, in the tree frogs example... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
Good to know. Thanks for the update. - Kirsten
Meg VMeg
Thought this was neato: https://usopendata.org/2015...
"Today we’re releasing Let Me Get That Data For You (LMGTDFY), a free, open source tool that quickly and automatically creates a machine-readable inventory of all the data files found on a given website." - Meg VMeg
YvonneM
I know I can get kvetch-y on here sometimes, but y'all are the best and I appreciate your posts. :-)
GOUP HUG - lris
Regular Amanda
Oh hai ebook platform that wraps even public domain material in crappo DRM.
that's the best kind of everything - lris
Ugh. Reminds me of those snippets of public domain gov docs in GBooks because HuRRY HURRY. - barbara fister
ellbeecee
I renewed my ALA membership last week, and got my new membership card via email overnight. I've been a continuous member for 12 years? I don't quite know how that happened.
You managed to renew on time 11 times (That's all it takes). I otoh have managed to forget to renew 3 times so my continuous years and anniversary date are awry. (I forgot so often that I saved up plus used second job income to do life membership - I'll save about $600 if I remain working until I'm 65) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
ok, mr pedantic. :) It's the 12 years thing, more so than the I managed to renew on time thing. ;) - ellbeecee
i think i'd be 12 years, maybe 13, if i hadn't let it lapse after i started here. not sure if i'll pick it up again. - Katie
I'm in the same boat as Aaron. I used to have to renew in January, back when I was both poorer and unwilling to spend a couple hundred bucks right after holiday travel. Now that I renew in March and am paid more, I've racked up 7 years continuous. It's really more like 10. - kaijsa
i'm at 12 years too! - holly #ravingfangirl
Mr. The Jason Fleming
The mobile display cart in action
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I had mentioned this a little while ago, so I thought I would send an update. This is an example where we wanted to have video running to augment a display for Black History Month - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Joe
Joe
Justin wonderin'. How did people hear about the LSW?
Josh's blog, I think. - Pete's Got To Go
Twitter - ellbeecee
It was whispered to me in an elevator at CIL in DC 2008. By Josh Neff. Also the picture from CIL2008 in Meredeth's article makes me miss a whole bunch of folks who I don't see enough anymore. Let me get this stuff out of my eye. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
Iris and Martha, back when LSW was still in a meebo room - Sir Shuping is just sir
From Ruth at SLA - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I'm not sure. Probably Josh's blog, too. - bentley
I was in the Meebo room on the day it was born. Cigars were handed 'round; there was a brandy toast. It was a beautiful baby. *dabs at eyes* - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I think I couldn't get on Meebo because I had the ancient computer then or something. :-( - bentley
I think from Rochelle's blog post about it, which also led me to getting onto Twitter in the first place. Almost 8 years there now. - Katie
blake had a tweet in his feed that led to a link to here, and to see what the link actually said, i had to sign up... - LibrarianOnTheLoose
From some pamphlets my doctor gave me when I asked about spells of dizziness. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Meebo... oh look, Rochelle Said It Better Than I Could. Summer of 2007, iirc - Aaron the Librarian
I don't believe you Stephen... - Joe
As you shouldn't, because actually I heard about it in a vision. I was in the Zs, dusting some of my favorite library science titles, when a flash of light blinded me and knocked me to the floor. A booming voice told me, "Go ye online to find ye brethren, like minded folk who, enticed by calls for slatterns and powders of mystery, make sport of all that is sacred." - Stephen Francoeur
I do remember the Meebo room from the summer if 2007...mainly because I'd pop in the evening from whichever hotel as I drove cross country from Youngstown to Tucson for the new job. Terre Haute, Joplin, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Tucson. It was gone by the time I moved back east in 2010. That was Van Horn, Tyler, Birmingham, Atlanta. (the things that stick in my head...) - ellbeecee
From laurax, I think. It's so hard to remember. - kaijsa
Actually, Stephen's recounting might mirror what happened for some of us - especially the description provided by the Great Cataloguer. - Aaron the Librarian from Android
I don't remember specifically, but I do know that at a conference sometime before CiL 2009, there was a small crowd of people having entirely Too Much Fun, and I kinda-sorta recognized some of them from their blogs, and thought "that right there? That's the LSW." And then at CiL 2009 I was sitting on the floor in the hotel lobby with 'em. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
Roundabout way. I was invited to a crime & mystery fiction FF group by Maxine Clarke (super-crimeficfan and Nature editor who sadly is gone now but did a lot of Nature's media stuff and was a good online friend). Then I browsed around and thought "wait, I think Iris mentioned this Library Society of the World thing..." AND THEN A VOICE SAID .... like Stephen, only not in the Zs. - barbara fister
I'm guessing one of the founders mentioned it to me *or* I picked up on it from an early blog post. I don't believe I was one of the really early folks, but probably among the first 200. - walt crawford
I remember your posts from your drive too, LBC! - laura x from iPhone
Meebo room. I'm going to with probably Rochelle dragged me in :) - Hedgehog
Meebo room, mentioned by Steve? - Megan loves summer
I came across LSW through Friendfeed. Wish I could remember exactly what/when/where the connection was made but...see para 8/9 in http://book-shaped-object.came... - Cameron Neylon
It's all Rochelle's fault circa 2008/2009. - Galadriel C.
^^ that. All my friends are here, even if I'm mostly silent. - Louise "Weezy" Alcorn
*takes a bow* - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I was there at the beginning...? - Julian
I think it was probably Mark Lindner. Meebo was definitely involved. I was looking for a way to stay connected to libraries while I lived abroad. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Iris was my college librarian and showed me the light when I began applying to library schools. - Lily
Meebo room, but I forget how I found that. It was 2007, probably, and I was lonely at work. Sort of what stephen said, only in the basement with the shelf list catalog. We called it "the B level." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I found this on the earlier version of my blog: http://jdupuis.blogspot.ca/2008... It seems that it was the science gang that got me on FF not the librarians. No idea how I ended up in LSW at this point, probably just by accident or following the trail from someone I already knew. - John Dupuis
I found it when the group was raising funds for Walt to attend ALA...and I'm not sure where I saw that, probably on LIS News? - John: Thread Killer
I think maybe Josh's blog? - maʀtha
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