Does anyone have a spare $187,000 lying around? "Complete your collection of SAGE journals with the 2014 SAGE Deep Backfile Package for $187,000*" and "save significantly off the list price value of $752,707.00"!
I just read the entire Springer ebook collection license for my internship site. First time I've ever read one of these suckers that I would be willing (not 100 percent SO OVERJOYED, but very willing), to adopt as a blanket license for every academic library ebook package ever. (Just the license terms, not the cost.)
Is there a (humane) way to create/collect quantified self data? I'm thinking of putting together a super beginner workshop on new info visualization and/or mapping tools. Audience is the general public with no experience. Would it be fun or creepy for people to somehow gather and play with their own data, about themselves?
I come to you again, Dear LSWers, asking for your expertise. I am charged with doing research on joint use facilities, specifically public libraries and community centers. A quick browse of LISTA gives me results that are heavily about Europe and Australia. Any personal experience you can tell me about. DM if you need.
Advice needed. We listened as someone with a high national profile presented on a project that they had done. The catch is, it's very lightly adapted work that WE did. How does one respond to this kind of thing?
I just saw an email which stated that a brand new 8 week 1 credit info lit class (17 students) is being supported by 2 librarians. Since my 1 credit info lit class of 18 students (and my colleague has 28 in his) is supported by just me, I got to wondering -- how do you staff/support a credit class, if you have one?
Just finished some independent "research" related to the Bohannon "sting." Results are interesting, and will be in the May 2014 C&I (as the last part of the second Ethics & Access "B" essay). Now I have this terrible desire to do the same "research" on Beall's list, but I'll try to avoid the urge...
Anyone using the new Artemis platform from Gale to direct users to things like MLA Intl. Bibliography, Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online, Twayne's Authors Series, LitFinder, etc.?
if you are missing your snuggle-pet (cat or dog), check out Christine's Kittens on livestream. The camera angle is excellent, and the kittehs are just starting to move around. http://new.livestream.com/christi...
I'm sure some of y'all will be offended that I find this opening sentence amusing: "Sometimes I think that we forget that library science is itself a science." There's an old saying about fields that have "science" as part of their name... Link: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014...
Am considering proposing two different ULS Hot Topics for discussion, both dear to my heart. Tell me: Would you rather come to a discussion about "The role of the library in supporting faculty data use in research and teaching", or on about "Liaison roles in an era of decreasing liaison staffing and subject specialization?"
When you are proud of yourself for finishing an hour-long, basic SPSS workshop exactly on time, and you wonder why the people aren't getting up, and you realize it must have been scheduled for 1.5 hours, and they want to see more, but it took you days to craft a data set that would let you teach them the basics of SPSS in just under an hour.
On this day, 5th of March 2014, for the first time, I deliberately crafted an entire proposal around the strategic planning initiatives it would support (and left out every other argument I might care to make). All By Myself. It feels like a career milestone.
Is it better to publish a column -- months later than I had originally been told -- and hold to an agreement I made under false information, or to say no and find another avenue for putting this article out there, and getting this conversation started? codicil: does a column count for much in tenure? I;m guessing it carries as much as blog post?