Dear People Who Deal With Usage Statistics: If you hit a snag with a COUNTER report, please report it! There's a new site dedicated to collecting/resolving issues like this: http://www.usus.org.uk/usage-r...
This kinda cracks me up: the NYC Dept of Records and Information Services is trying to crowdsource the identification of people in one of its newly digitized photo collections http://www.nyc.gov/html...
Am feeling stumped and a bit thick, and think I may have exhausted my searching skills (using the sources I have....) so turning to the collective. Have a student looking for a copy of "Luo Maodeng's Sanbao's Expedition to the Western Ocean" Help!
Lazy spitballing here: Say I have to compile all the publications from the institute in the last decade. How do I organize/store/export them? Should I use Zotero? A database? A spreadsheet? We might track article level metrics.
Ok LSW, I need your help, bady. What happens when a former mentor, now more of an equal colleague, who you really really respect, and really really LIKE as a person gets all argumentative with you about a big philosophical issue in librarianship? I wanted to defend my position but kept trying to make nice. Colleague kept pressing...
Friday afternoon stumper: I have a student looking for the educational test Need for Achievement Scales by Albert Mehrabian, first published in 1968. I've found a couple of articles that report on using the test, but not the actual test itself (the test isn't an appendix on any I've seen so far). Any idea on how to get a hold of this?
Apparently, I am teaching "How to read for method" today. I know the homework (smart past me designed the homework in the actual coursemap) but am a little at a loss for actual in-class handling of the topic.
Stumper question from a prof: say you wanted to track over time the rise and fall of a specific word on the web on an annual basis, is there way to do that? Can you get a set of Google search results from 2001, 2002, 2003, etc.? I realize the very nature of the question is highly problematic, as the number of sites on the web grows exponentially.
academic libraries: is anyone else responsible for collecting / hosting syllabuses for their departments? I am for mine .. it's a headache. looking for better solution. here's the end result of mine: http://parklibrary.jomc.unc.edu/syllabi
ugh I can't find how to get an RSS feed out of RefWorks anymore. In, sure. I shared the database. I turned on the option to have a feed with 10 items - no feed url. It's not on the shared site, either. Ideas anyone? I'll e-mail their support if i have to
Now I'm less argybargy because ellbeecee made me laugh, but I still would like to raise the possibility of future argybargy at: streaming media purchase models. We are hearing that VHS and DVD are totally outmoded, so we should only buy streaming media moving forward, but you can't actually "buy" streaming media, just rent it for three years.