You know how my nightmares usually include family and close friends behaving in entirely uncharacteristic ways? Well last night one of my wonderful co-workers was moving into my tiny office. One of the things she absolutely needed to bring was her weird candle/table/woman.
Do any of you have any current charts/data on the costs of library materials (books/serials/databases) and trends? I'm trying to update a report for my VP that hasn't had any new data added since 2009.
If anyone happens to know of any recent Summon vs Primo comparisons that'd be fantastic. Also my lit search is making me ponder the pros/cons of convincing Google to sell libraries API access to Scholar so we could roll our own discover layer.
Help me think about this. I am very interested in reviewing bibliographies from state-level National History Day projects (from the students we work with) and comparing them with the resources and instruction/assistance we provide. Would teachers hate us for asking?
My nephew needs to have some more people fill out this survey about social media use and privacy issues. It is pretty short. Really. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s... If you fill it out, you will have the knowledge that you helped out a poor college student do his homework.
I'm wondering if anyone else who uses WebDAV to synch their Zotero is receiving synch errors? I synch to Box.net with mine, but I'm not sure which part of the statement (WebDAV, Zotero, Box) is the problem....
I am helping a student with research on how toilet paper contributes to deforestation, and you would not believe the fun headline writers are having with this: "Forests Being Wiped Out" or "Not a Square to Spare" or "Roll With the Changes".
Before I go Wednesday hiking, I must apologize. Some time back, I called two folks on another library-related group trolls. I was wrong, and was reminded of that when reading today's SFChronicle story about the troll hidden on the (old) Bay Bridge (now at the Oakland Museum--the troll was placed there by metalworkers to protect the bridge).
Anyone had any doings with Deltak (http://www.deltak-innovation.com/)? We are venturing forth into some online programs and I'll be working with people studying communications. Still not exactly sure if there will be degree programs (certainly certs. and prof/extended studies type work), but thought I'd ask here for context.
Calling film librarians! What is the practice at YPOW regarding film for large undergraduate classes? How is this managed? e.g. at MPOW, there are about 350 first year undergraduate film students. There is required viewing and these films are in our short loan/reserves area for in-library use. Interested in hearing what happens in YPOW.
I'll probably need to bump this on Monday, but while I'm thinking about it: has anyone used iPad apps to replace or add to print or e-resource reference? Are there apps for standard reference stuff? Just thinking out loud. All the middle schoolers now have iPads in town. Any way to lead them to decent sources?
Will anyone be attending LITA next week? If interested, I'll be presenting on accessibility of library media and technology services during concurrent session 1. Regardless, would love to see folks in Louisville!
For anyone looking for a cataloger position that has more responsibilities than just cataloging, I can vouch for this place: https://www.ecok.edu/adminis... as a good place to work. Since I no longer work there, I can answer whatever questions.