Ok Open Access Experts: I need your help. #1: what are some quick reads to get me up-to-speed on the latest happenings in this area (I am familiar with some of the basics but need to take a deeper dive). #2: who are the good speakers on OA topics? Could be publishing, open data, repositories, anything related.
Hi all: could you share your favorite mentoring resources? I'm sure this has been discussed before, but because Friendfeed's service is new, and they are just working out the kinks, I can't search the LSW archive right now.
One of my absolute favorite sales reps is leaving Alexander Street Press for a different company/region. If you know of awesome, informative, and non-pushy sales people who are looking for a new job, please direct them here: http://alexanderstreet.com/careers...
So, somebody just sent me a JSTOR article and I noticed it embeds the time and IP address of the person downloading it. This bugs me in a big way. WRONG, JSTOR!! Has it always done that and I just didn't notice?
Pleased. Finally we got the web of science linkage in Google Scholar (yah, I know some of you in the US had it already). Had to turn on the proxy for it to work (we have no concept of in-campus ip ranges for technical reasons sigh), but pleased to see the idea worked. *happy dance*
Someone sent a message to the faculty listserv that was intended for one individual, and a flood of "why did I get this" came after, soon followed by "stop replying". Since I've primarily disengaged from most listservs, it took me back to the early 2000s. Oh, faculty.
My 15yo was going to turn in citations with EBSCO as source instead of actual journal titles. Happy to report that after a short reference consultation, she is now aware and quite happy with the cite function in EBSCOhost. I see Zotero in her future....
Anyone know how to get the Zotero bookmarklet to work in the Chrome browser on an Android phone? I see instructions that show how to set it up (you create a bookmark in the browser and then change the URL to the script that Zotero provides). But what I don't see on the Zotero site or on other websites that talk about it is how to get the thing...
Dear LSW - If there were a book entitled "Open Access in Practice: An implementation guide for institutions" would this be a thing that would pique your interest? If you imagine such a resource what would it have in it? Who would you want to have contributed to it?
Treadmill workstations - does anyone have one in their library for public use? If yes, is it used? Everyone I speak with either loves or hates the idea of a treadmill workstation, so I'm trying to determine if this would be a worthwhile expense.
Know anyone capable of enduring 40 hrs/wk of my company? I have a rare "librarian manager in an IT department" opening at LFPL. Somewhat generic job listing can be found at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/humanre... (currently the only Library position there). Hit me up at greg dot schwartz at lfpl dot org if you want to chat.