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For the complete LSW tagline please refer to the print edition. [tagline approved by committee, see minutes for vote]
Better World Books: eDelivery -
Better World Books: eDelivery
So, BWB now has a "2 hour edelivery" option. Rather than mailing you the print copy you just purchased, you can have them destructively scan the book and email it to you. - DJF from Bookmarklet
Has anybody tried it? I'm curious. - DJF
I guess you'd have to pick just the right book to destroy. That could be tricky. - Stephen Francoeur
I'm going to pick something relatively inexpensive and very common. Probably something I already have in print. - DJF from Android
hmm. could be interesting for some things I have in print but would like an eversion of as well. - ellbeecee
US customers only. The rest of us get a confusing error message. - DJF
interesting implications for ILL?! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
1) it's an Internet Archive style book scan: a PDF of page images with unedited OCR text. 2) It's watermarked with the purchaser's contact info, so I wouldn't want it release it into the wild. - DJF
Somebody tell the author's guild so their heads can explode. - barbara fister
Walt Crawford
Here's a journal for which I had a great pseudotranslation: "INGINERIA ILUMINATULUI," Engineers among the Illuminati. No such luck--it's the Journal of Lighting Engineering, another fine Romanian Gold OA journal.
Sigh. And another one I can't process fully, as it only has full-issue PDF downloads, no ToC. (That puts it in my "opaque" category, new to the new project.) - Walt Crawford
Lee Rainie is in the building! He's good friends with one of my faculty buddies, and Lee is talking to my buddy's class. I got introduced to him in the mailroom before my 9 am class. And he's coming to my library later! *squee*
This is supercute. - Steele Lawman
Walt Crawford
Mild quandary (or not): Just got a request to use the last page (more or less) of the Journals, "Journals..." essay in a guide for faculty, with credit and a link to the C&I issue. I of course said "yes, that's great," but also noted (a) that the CC BY-NC license meant the person didn't need to ask and (b) that, as one page of a 24-page essay... was probably covered by fair use in any case. On one hand, I didn't want to lecture a librarian about not asking for permission when you don't need I tried to avoid a "lecture voice." (The librarian also addressed me as Professor Crawford, but then I used to be Doctor Crawford to anybody outside the U.S. asking about something, so I just noted that I'm several degrees away from being a qualified professor.) - Walt Crawford
While there are far fewer "professors" than there are "doctors", the latter is not (didn't used to be) a requirement to become the former. I've known a few professors who weren't doctors. - DJF
Good point. I'm neither, to be sure. - Walt Crawford
Abstracts - Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities -
Abstracts - Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
Worst journal page ever. Help me list the ways. - maʀtha from Bookmarklet
Wow. That's .... um, wow. - Catherine Pellegrino
first question - what's the name of the journal? - maʀtha
it's like a case study in how to make your content unfindable - maʀtha
I love this part "To order any article in pdf format, please fill-out the subscription form and mail or fax it" - Marianne
Not close to being the worst (trust me on this!), but a bit bizarre. (Possibly the worst from a U.S.-based higher-education-related source: a narrower field.) Still, bizarre, especially the "order" part since those articles open in PDF just fine. I guess "If you don't know how to use a link, then use this link to...oh, wait..." - Walt Crawford
Ereserves and copyright: So, if we own a print copy of a book, what's the current legal way for a library to do an online copy of a chapter for students in a course? Are we supposed to pay clearance fees? Can we scan our chapter and put it in the Moodle course shell? Do we have to put it on reserve physically?
Fair use. You can scan a chapter. - lris
What lris said. The GSU decision covers you pretty decently well for a single chapter, at present. (It is under appeal, of course, but chances that a publisher is gonna sue before that's resolved are pretty minimal, pragmatically speaking.) Definitely put it somewhere it's restricted only to students in the course. Physical reserve is optional, but not the world's worst idea either. - RepoRat
thank you! Some of our folks are very, very conservative about copyright, and I'm very very liberal, so a fact checking is appreciated. - Jenica
One chapter is fine. Two chapters or more is under debate. (Some libraries do it, some won't.) Also under question is the 10% vs 20% of a book. There are books with 39 or 50+ chapters. Why couldn't one place 3 or 5 chapters on reserve if it is less than the 10% (or 20%) threshold? Then there are the questions about scanning an appendix or supplemental material that really isn't a... more... - Joe
Also, for us ('cause, you know, GSU), the faculty member placing the request must complete the USG Fair Use checklist - - ellbeecee
Lee Rainie's advice to me about reaching mai students: bring the story to them. He said that to me! Right in mai office!! #ponders #Can'tBelieveIForgotToGetAPhoto
in related news, a prof. offered this suggestion for improving our library instr. to her students: "if there were a game or some fun challenge that students can do at the start (or at the end), it might engage them more. " - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Everyone please to wish Rachel a very happy birthday!
Happy happy, Rachel! And keep up the good fight. - laura x from iPhone
Happy birthday, Rachel! - Betsy
Happy birthday :) - Pete : Team Marina
Happy birthday, Rachel! - RepoRat
Many happy returns! - Megan loves summer
Happy birthday! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy Birthday! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy bday! - Joe
Hope it's a good one! - Stephen Francoeur
A very happy birthday to you Rachel! - Galadriel C.
Happy Birthday Rachel!! - Hedgehog
bonne fête, ma belle! - jambina
Happy birthday! - Jen
A belated but very enthusiastic thank you! - Rachel Walden
huh, thought i posted this to LSW too earlier today but apparently not. happy to finally be able to announce that in early November i'll be starting a new gig at the University of Chicago as their IR manager. #fuckyeahChicago!
Woo! - lris
Woo-hoo! - Betsy
Congrats! - Jen
Cool. - Joe
Hooray + Congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
I think it will soon be time for another LSW Midwest Meetup. *nods* - RepoRat
YAY! - maʀtha
@RR: YES! Are we heading to Chicago this time? I like Chicago - maʀtha
I could go for Chicago, sure. - RepoRat
Yay! - Betsy
Let me know when you're thinking, too, so I can see if it coincides with a trip home to see the family :) - Katie
so happy for you - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
congrats! Lots of luck in your new position. - Elizabeth Brown
laura x
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest -
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: - RepoRat
Meg VMeg
"The full text for selected articles from this publisher cannot be printed." Thanks, but no thanks, HBR.
"In fact, we'd prefer you don't even read them. But if you DO have to read them, please send us $250 for the privilege, per paragraph, at which point you will be required to read it through a blindfold." - lris
HATE - jambina
Wow. - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Yup. This is why we continue to purchase the print and will scan and put on reserve articles as needed for courses. - Holly's favorite Anna
yep, anna - ellbeecee
Hey, Heather's back! *waves at Heather* - Meg VMeg
:) *waves*. Lurking more than posting recently, but am here. FriendFeed makes me happy. Thanks for saying hi, am happy to see you too :) - Heather Piwowar from iPhone
Walt Crawford
Whew. Finished Pass 1 of the Beall list for the new project...and I wouldn't mind not seeing an International Journal of Anything for a few months. Now to take a break, then proceed with the remaining 840-or-so DOAJ items.
I KNOW! Let's start the International Journal of International Journals! - RepoRat
I thought I'd already used that line, but probably not. Anyway, let's not. (Must admit: going back to the DOAJ items feels good--not nearly so much boastfulness, frequently boastfulness in the same pseudoEnglish that others use. No, IJwhatever, you're *not* going to be The Most Trusted Source for Advances in Medicine and Pharmacy. Not even close. - Walt Crawford
So today I get a spam invitation to submit to a journal...but this time it's from a "List of International Journals" and features five or six different International Journals of... that are eagerly awaiting my world-class engineering or science or medicine or whatever paper. Gmail, as usual, trapped it as spam. As it would, no doubt, the International Journal of International Journals. - Walt Crawford
Regular Amanda
Ebooks what the what, edition 478: for those that have JSTOR ebooks, can you confirm that there is no way to search within a single ebook title? I see search within an ebook chapter, or across the entire JSTOR corpus, but not within a single ebook title. It's not like search is one of the basic benefits of an ebook or anything. Am I crazy?
Let me say that I largely appreciate the JSTOR ebook approach, this just seems like a really weird interface oversight. - Regular Amanda
Not in the way one would expect (which indeed seems odd!) but using Advanced Search I could put in the item title and then search on another term. Did also pull up reviews of said book that used keyword but that didn't cause too much noise. - Lisa Hinchliffe
I will have to check on this tomorrow. - Joe
Without having to go to the advanced search, I can search within a chapter. - Joe
Also, for an advanced search, it doesn't seem like JSTOR thinks that the subtitle is part of the title of this book. "Christian Monitors: The Church of England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680-1730" Doing a title search on that doesn't seem to find that title. - Joe
Thanks for sharing this! We haven't turned on JSTOR in GOBI yet but are in the process of reviewing pros/con's of publishers to add and it's helpful to have this detail. - Galadriel C. from Android
So it seems like you can either use the main JSTOR advanced search to combine item title with term, or search within individual chapters, but not search from the actual book home page. We just submitted an enhancement request for this, because usability-wise it seems like one would assume you could search through the ebook at the ebook's home page. Galadriel, we like JSTOR's pricing and... more... - Regular Amanda
Galadriel, did you encounter any issues with the license agreement? We're stuck waiting for JSTOR legal to approve our amendments. - Holly's favorite Anna
Anna, we haven't even gotten that far. If we can't activate in GOBI under an existing agreement, we probably won't pursue further until after the new year when I'm done with journal renewals. - Galadriel C. from Android
Me, to a student, making fun of my inability to follow alphabetical order: "No, really, I can alphabet."
I alphanumeric at a collegiate level. - Julian
No really! I acn tyope! - Aaron the Librarian
…and then clicking on the link tells you there were no... -
is this some other well-known list which I hadn’t heard of... -
It stopped suggesting this one in the two years since I took the... -
It offers this as a suggestion even though the book is in the... -
Oh wait. I can get sex videos via licensed databases? -
This is just awesome. - Galadriel C.
My co-worker has a library session in every class period tomorrow. yeow.
Okay, that just invalidated my argument. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, that's not good. - kaijsa
so 2 in 18 hours doesn't hold much water, does it? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Regular Amanda
Would anyone else like to join my EndNote drinking club? I think everyone has reserved their most difficult questions for this week.
Me! Does yours involve WoS or am I just lucky? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
So far mine mostly involves the "Find Full Text" feature. I am going to pretend that WoS doesn't exist, until next week at least. Oh, and also, I would like people to only ever use one version of one web browser, thanks. - Regular Amanda
FFT only works about 50% of the time for us, because we have so many targets turned on in SFX. If that helps. - Meg VMeg
Yes, please sign me up. Not this week in particular; just in general. Oh, EndNote. - Megan loves summer
Could we develop some EN-themed cocktails? - Marie
This is why the library will not be purchasing a license for EndNote. If IS wants to pay for it, then we can direct support questions to the Help Desk. - Holly's favorite Anna
"Will changing preferences so that keyword term lists aren't updated when importing affect journal title whatnot?" DRINK - Meg VMeg
Oh, you said "club". I was thinking "game". - Meg VMeg
Club or game, either one works. I would like to enter for consideration the Find Full Alcohol cocktail, where the bartender can only find alcohol to put in your drink 50% of the time. - Regular Amanda
I propose for our EN cocktail list: a dirty martini. Dirty, just like the data. - Marie
Revised Berlin All.
Fixed! - laura x
Awesome, thanks! - Zamms
…is it possible for those to be internal? -
Stephen Francoeur
The big list of "Did you mean?" messages you wish you could program in your library's catalog, discovery service, site search, or article databases:
Like, "You probably didn't mean..."? - Meg VMeg
Did you mean to search for something as banal as that? - Stephen Francoeur from Android
"American history?" Srsly? - Stephen Francoeur from Android
"Harvard Business School Case Study"? let me tell you about those asses. - ellbeecee from Android
"This is not a phone directory." - Zamms
"Stress in the workplace?" Just try managing this library's electronic resources. I'll tell you all about stress in the workplace. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
"Library hours? WRONG SEARCH BOX, braintrust." - RepoRat
WTF? Maybe you should see someone real, and not just try to figure it out yourself. - Christina Pikas
What you're asking for is physically impossible, despite what any vendor may have told you - Christina Pikas
"Rent a book from the library?" We're not that desperate for cash...yet. - Stephen Francoeur
I LOVE YOU PEOPLE. - Catherine Pellegrino
"um, ouch?" - Christina Pikas
"Bio 532? Yeah, your professor's stuck in 1983. Go to the desk for the assignment cheat codes, 'k?" - RepoRat
"'Messianic claimants'? Go talk to a librarian; we've been fielding this assignment every semester for YEARS." - Catherine Pellegrino
Did you mean "United States relations Nigeria" instead of "Dear blessed sir, I would like to find out more about the relationship the United States has had with Nigeria over the years. Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. THE LORD BE WITH YOU!" - Zamms
"controversial topic" Did you mean "gun control" "assault weapons" "open carry" "same sex marriage" "health care" "minimum wage increase" abortion - ellbeecee
write down the call number of that reserve book, because we take the unusual position of shelving our books by call number, not by class nmber - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
"What am I, spellcheck?" - YvonneM
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