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My bedroom ceiling is leaking and there's a whole other room above it already anyways. #hellastorm
Dang, take care. - Steve C Team Marina
oof, that's bad news. - Marie
If your electricity is still on, be careful. Stay safe, Andrew! - Jenny H. from Android
Guess who from the LSW has "Vision"? "The Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce the Vision Speakers for the 2015 NASIG Annual Conference."
I'm guessing it's not me, since I would probably know if I was a Vision Speaker. - John Dupuis
i'm wearing my reading glasses right now. it could be me? - Marie
Are we really guessing? Is there a prize? - maʀtha
Sadly, there is no prize, other than the satisfaction of knowing you were first to come back with the correct answer. - Joe
Oh, hey, RR! Yep, I'm a cheater and Googled. - maʀtha
Martha is the winner and #winning! - Joe
RR must be wearing the glasses! w00t! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I am always wearing the glasses. I can't see without the glasses. - RepoRat
(This is also that awful moment when I know I agreed on a talk theme with the conference organizers but I can't recall offhand what it is. Oh, well, I know it's in my Evernote.) - RepoRat
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
And now waiting to see if I might be fired at work. Okay, probably not but the fact I can think about it is scary. Event happened that could have negative revenue influence happened on my watch this weekend. While no one has ever been fired that I'm aware of, the event could be a big deal. I'm worried but mostly frustrated that it happened.
A preventable action that we had taken great pains to prevent still occurred. Nothing like being the place where the buck stops. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
And so now I wait to see how events roll out. Only emails at this point. If the phone rings, my heart may stop. I'm already planning to attend a Wednesday weekly meeting in person that I usually call in for since it's on a day off. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
And this wasn't even the issue that had me at work 3 hours after my 16 hour shift. And I wasn't tired and I thought I was being attentive. Just...<sigh> - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
I hope nothing serious comes from it, CAJ! - Jenny H. from Android
I hope you don't have to keep worrying all day, and that everything works out okay. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Hoping for the best for you. - Anne Bouey
I've been through these issues. In fact, had a pretty bad situation over the past couple of weeks. It all comes down to whether they want to address the actual problem or scapegoat it. I hope you don't get caught up in finger pointing. All the best on this. - Eric - ill subliminal
Thinking of you, CAJ. Hope it all works out! - The First NoeLB
I hope it works out for the best. - John (bird whisperer)
I hope it works out okay for you. *fingers crossed* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
good thoughts coming your way. - Marie
Well, based on group email that went out earlier this morning, it appears no one is fired. :) However, I was able to provide a corrective course of action that returns focus to the proper procedure. (Ha, that's so super vague but the details aren't really important.) If I've learned one thing, it's always better to bring a solution than just a problem. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
That's great that you brought a level-headed solution to the situation (and also great that no one was fired). I've been in a similar situation and you sometimes just have to let that initial wave of panic wash over you, then focus on the fix and prevention. - vicster: hon. canadian
Yik Yak on campus this week (finals) is killing me with laughter. I have learned that 1) there are not enough places open late for coffee, and 2) most people haven't studied and describe themselves as "fucked." LOL
I'll talk to our VP for Aux Services about the coffee but I can't help much with the not studying... - Marie
yeah, this final I'm writing will be way easier for people who came to class, and I feel absolutely no guilt about that. - RepoRat
The VHS issue is rearing its ugly head again. Unbeknownst to me, we didn't finish deaccessioning all the tapes and because I didn't install a VHS player in the new media screening room (was told we weren't supporting the format), a handful of people are irate. Do not want.
ah geez, so what now, deaccession all or buy a player? - Marie
deaccessioning may not solve the problem if people are bringing their own tapes. - RepoRat
Will some staff member (or other) donate/lend the VCR they have sitting in their garage? (Or you can buy a used VCR/DVD combo for $50-$100 or so, or a new one for $100 or less, e.g. - Walt Crawford
We can afford VCRs. The problem is that campus is moving away from VHS altogether, but two or three people are kicking up a fuss. People can bring in whatever they want, but that doesn't mean we have to support it (laser disc, anyone--actually, one prof brings in a LD player and discs on his own). - kaijsa
I guess as long as there are VHS resources that either aren't available on DVD/Blu-ray or that haven't been acquired on disc, the question is whether "moving away" justifies denying access? (I know my answer...) - Walt Crawford
^ this is why we still have VHS in our collection. Miserably-formatted access is better than none, in our media manager's opinion. - Marie
^ this is why my consorita is working on a last copy agreement for VHS. - Holly's favorite Anna
A few years ago, we went through our collection and identified all the VHS and ¾" tape. We determined what was still needed and found suitable replacements, or digitized the original if it was no longer available (this is allowed for educational and cultural institutions under Canadian copyright law), and then removed all the tape from the collection. - DJF from Android
There is demand for a tiny handful of stuff not available on DVD/streaming. I recommended looking into digitizing if we can do it semi-legally. - kaijsa
Anna, I'm interested in hearing what you all decide. The last copy agreements I know of specifically exclude VHS format. - kaijsa
If the VHS items are not reasonably available in commercial form, you may be covered for digitization by Section 108 of copyright law. Here's Mary Minow's commentary (IANAL, but she is): - Walt Crawford
Yeah, we can either digitize but have to keep that in-library, or more likely, deaccession and give the VHS tapes to the people who want to use them so they can show them in classrooms. We don't have large enough classrooms to make an LUO digital film workable for the affected classes. Distance learners are screwed either way. - kaijsa
^Giving the tapes to profs is still a band-aid. They will eventually break and campus will not replace VCRs as they go kaput. - kaijsa
Thank you, GOBI, for having 0 items waiting for me to review in this week's e-preferred approval bookshelf. I really don't think I could have made an intelligent collection decision today.
Kirsten understands. - Marie
Oh, do I ever. - Kirsten
[tag] #openaccess "Small School, Big Reach: Open Access Outreach on a Liberal Arts College Campus" by Janelle L.…
shared with our OA working group. thanks for sharing! - Marie
Eric - ill subliminal
During yearly reviews, is there anything worse than doing your own self-evaluation?
Nuh uh, it's the worst. - Marie
Yes, I'm awesome and not hesitant to share it. - Steve C Team Marina
It's a trap! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I usually fill mine out with mathematical equations. - Steven Perez
Re watching Dazed and Confused. I didn't remember how many people were in this movie.
Mills Jovovich - Marie
Parker - Marie
All right, all right, all right. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
i love this movie so much. - holly #ravingfangirl
^ yep, him too. :) - Marie
RT @lmulibrary: Tonight, your LMU librarians are baking, just for you. #feelgoodfinals milk & cookies study break is tomorrow at 9pm!
I made a mountain of spritz cookies to contribute to this. - Marie
The First NoeLB
i love stuft peppers - Marie
These are easy to make and quite tasty. - The First NoeLB from Android
Does anyone need colored sugar sprinkled on their kitchen floor? I'm getting pretty good at it but could use more practice.
We have an in-house specialist for this function. Shall we subcontract him out to you for a while? - Catherine Pellegrino
That would be great. We still have some dry quinoa in the corners, too. - Marie
i have flax seeds stuck in my countertop crevices. FYI, an immersion blender does not work like a regular blender when trying to grind seeds. - ~Courtney F
Meg VMeg
Tahini is my nemesis.
Somewhat relatedly, it's amazing how far/fast burns can spread. - Meg VMeg
Uh oh. Are you okay? - Marie
I burned the fuck out of my hand :( I put it under cold water too late, because I thought I didn't touch that much of the oven rack. Tequila will help. - Meg VMeg
Dang. - Marie
In better news, I can't even remember the last time I burned myself on an oven! - Meg VMeg
burned the crap out of her arm on thanksgiving, courtesy of the oven. -----> - holly #ravingfangirl
:( - Katy S
Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks. It's good but I will need more practise... LOTS more. @ The Worthington…
Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks. It's good but I will need more practise... LOTS more. @ The Worthington…
Explain this? It needs some Aussieness. Let's add kangaroo. - Mo Kargas
That looks really good. Some people put mushrooms and pizza sauce on them (for your future attempts). - Marie
I had mushrooms in with capsicum and onions. I stuffed up the sauce a bit. On Saturday I tried the aged provolone just by itself but it didn't work well. Yesterday I got the non-aged stuff but used it in the Bobby Flay Cheesesteak sauce and it was too mild. Going to have another go soon with the aged stuff, some parmesan and maybe a rare roast beef sliced from the deli. - Johnny
Sounds awesome! - Marie
You can do it NJ style, with deep fried onions, peppers, & potatoes, and make it looks something like this, but with steak & cheese instead of a hot dog: It served on a round "pizza bread" cut into halves or quarters (depending on how big of a sandwich you want). pizza bread image: - April Russo
Best Philly cheesesteak recipe, go:
Which one? Pat's or Geno's? - Joe
Go for the non-discriminatory one, Pat's. - Marie
I've only ordered them at restaurants; I've never tried making one myself. - John (bird whisperer)
Steak-ums, provolone cheese, grilled onions. Haha! The 70's want their Steak-ums back! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I've used leftover thin sliced steak, with grilled onions, peppers and provolone toasted in the oven. No specific recipe - you just want to get the cheese all nice and melty and the bread toasty. - Jennifer Dittrich
Get some rib eye, slightly frozen, then cut thin almost paper strips. Mix with grilled onions, throw some provolone cheese on top and put that mess on a split roll you've been pan toasting with olive oil. - Eric - ill subliminal
Eric - ill subliminal
Hello - Marie
I couldn't pick them this week in the football pool. - Todd Hoff
They're not Detroit - Elena
Isn't that where the other Hellmouth is? - Steven Perez
A bubble bath cures the ills of the work day. ❤️
So does bourbon. - Katy S
+ bourbon in bathtub with a box of Bon Bon and a trashy romance with a clever heroine - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I agree with all of this. - Marie
Shannon - GlassMistress
So, I want to buy a toy for the USPS Toys for Tots drive. I'd like it to be for boys or girls and it needs to come from Target. Suggestions?
Soccer ball. - Kristin
That is a good suggestion. - Eric - ill subliminal
Nerf stuff is good. - Eric - ill subliminal
Bucket of Lego. - bentley
Puzzles, coloring books and colored markers, games - WarLord
Binoculars! I loved mine as a kid. - Marie
Playdough. Finger paint/drawing paper/markers. Doctor costume. Board games/puzzles. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Sometimes I get tired of being the one to ask the questions nobody else is going to ask.
I guess that means sometimes I'm just tired and should go take a bubble bath. - Marie
*heads toward the bath* have a good night! - Marie
Good night. - Joe
I would love to see some LSW faces at this summer's Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. Consider submitting a proposal so you can hang out with me for two weeks and learn how to construct a research project?
I am, and I'm crossing my fingers I get accepted! - kaijsa
i suppose the research project would need to be something more than "learn what it's like to hang out with Marie for two weeks" huh? - holly #ravingfangirl
Observation is a legit research technique... - Marie
Holly, you stole my topic! Also, passed this onto my awesome colleagues who would rock it. - Holly's favorite Anna
I'm applying!! I just have to find five spare minutes :) - Hedgehog
Spend more than five minutes on your proposal! Applications close on Feb. 1, 2015. - Marie
Just sent e-mail to colleagues about this awesome event! - Galadriel C.
^ thanks for spreading the word, Galadriel. - Marie
You're most welcome! - Galadriel C. from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
ways that i am an old-school librarian: i still go through print publisher catalogs. and i prefer to read book reviews in print also.
Should I send you my "you're blocked" notice via USPS? - Marie
If I were doing the sort of buying you do, I would keep to print as well. It just worked better when buying for a bookstore, at least. So much to go through--no way could I have done that online without triggering headaches. - Kirsten
related: publishers who put barcodes in their catalogs are the bee's knees. - holly #ravingfangirl
and i call baloney on that, marie. you wouldn't block me. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
I am also in favor of print for these things. - laura x
I like print for this, too. - Katy S from iPhone
Me too. I find physical piles of pages (catalog pages, choice cards, reviews...) so much easier to work with - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
ditto that. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Some of it is the format of the online versions. For example, School Library Journal's online reviews are dreadful to view online. - Katy S
update: i've finished going through all the catalogs i had piled up, including all the ones i picked up at ALA Annual. a whole month to spare before I go to Midwinter and they start piling up again. :P - holly #ravingfangirl
holly #ravingfangirl
DSW Shoes has a "Holly" character that they bring out every Christmas season. They are doing an #askholly twitter Q&A and I so want to butt in and be a smartass.
Doooo eeeet. - Kristin
#askholly why you like purple so much? - ellbeecee
#askholly does Butch Walker make you want to dance? - Marie
#askholly does this tweet make me look fat? - Corinne L
#askholly When are you going to make yummy stuff and gimmeh?! - Kristin
Walt Crawford
Sad OA Confession: I really, really want to be an Enthusiastic Supporter of Martin Eve and the Humanities Megajournal idea. And I find that I can't--that in a field where most OA journals are both narrow and free to authors as well as readers, I'm not convinced that One (heavily-funded) Journal to Rule Them All is a good idea. My bad, I suppose.
Probably not related: an email acquaintance at DOAJ congratulated me on the January 2015 C&I, says DOAJ will look at my suggested tweaks...and wondered why Beall gets so much attention and I apparently get so little. I didn't have good answers, because I don't. - Walt Crawford
^ nice that your efforts are acknowledged. - Marie
Marie: Yes, it is. I just wish they had more impact/exposure. Hard to know how that would happen without dumbing them down and being more bombastic. Well, and having a high-profile institutional affiliation. None of which is likely to happen. - Walt Crawford
Sometimes it's worth it to read the comments, such as in today's Chronicle piece on the missing brains.
Are any abnormal? - Joe
Abby Normal. - Marie guys! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
holly #ravingfangirl
apparently my skin did not approve of the bandaid i put over my burn while at yoga. jeez. i know i am a delicate snowflake, but i'm not usually this delicate.
Oh, yikes. :( - Jennifer Dittrich
Bandaids are the worst. - Marie
I've finally accepted that I'm that delicate. it sucks. - ellbeecee
I haven't tried these but maybe? - Marie
Oddly, it appears is only the extra large bandages that seem to be doing this. This was 2 different brands even, I believe. Maybe a stronger adhesive is used on them? I had another bandage on one of my fingers that left no marks at all. - holly #ravingfangirl
laura x
New computer! Step 1) Download Firefox. Step 2) Open PhotoBooth. Step 3) Post to FF. Hi, all!
Photo on 11-29-14 at 5.07 PM.jpg
Air? - Meg VMeg from Android
Yup. 13" with extra gigs. - laura x
*waves* 👋 - Julian
Your hair looks great. - Meg VMeg from Android
Hi Julian! And thanks, Meg! My stylist is a genius. Also I am experimenting with leave-in conditioner. - laura x
Hi Laurax! - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Don't forget: 5) PROFIT! - imabonehead
The hair is stunning, kudos to your stylist and which leave-in conditioner? - Janet
Yes, love the hair!! - Mama Lawson
Pretty Laura is pretty. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Hooray for a new computer!!! - maʀtha
Hi and congratulations on the new computer! - Galadriel C. from Android
Janet, it's some hippie stuff from the coop. Whatever was on sale. Sadly, the waves fell out when my hair dried. Oh well. My stylist is still a genius, though, 'cause it still looks good. - laura x
hair looks great! … what computer did you end up getting? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
13" MacBook Air with extra memory and stuff. - laura x
JELLUS! - MoTO: #TeamMarina
yay you!! nice hair AND a MacBook Air!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*cuteness bump* - Marie
Still so cute! - Meg VMeg
incredibly so - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Alert to SerSol 360 linker customers! No open URL links are visible in Google Scholar until next week, possibly as late as Tuesday or Wednesday!!!
"For any Summon clients who are using 360 Link please be aware that 360 Link links are currently not appearing in Google Scholar. Google alerted us late Monday that they had a problem retrieving our 360 Link holdings files. This issue was resolved yesterday, but due to the timing that Google uses to update holdings on their end, 360 Link customers will not be seeing links appearing in Google Scholar until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes your customers and are working with Google to ensure this doesn’t happen again." - maʀtha
And may I just say, ACK!! - maʀtha
That explains it. - Joe
EEP - lris
ah geez. - Marie
also, I did not receive any communication about this from the company, so THANK YOU to martha for noting it here. - Marie
Blerg. - kaijsa
Marie -- the text Martha posted was sent to the Summon client listserv from someone at ProQuest. - Holly's favorite Anna
Yes. Got feedback on this early yesterday from many users. It's cold comfort to note we are not alone. Not sure if it is "good" though a small number of vendors are so dominant that when they go down they take out a fair number of the university libraries together. - aaron from Flucso
it's up! - aaron from Flucso
We just started seeing our links in Scholar again, too [eta: though there are some variances with former results - or my memory is faulty - or somehwere the data got munged improperly... plus a few holdings errors that I don't remember seeing before] - Aaron the Librarian
Me: (It looks like rain but it's not actually going to rain.) Rain: (Heh, a challenge.) Me: *soaked*
you wanted it to rain didn't you? - Sir Shuping is just sir
yeah, we need the rain so bad. - Marie
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lol, I love Iggy Pop. But, he's always reminded me of walking meat/sausage link. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
holly, my bad but not sorry. :))) - Micah
*gouges eyes* - holly #ravingfangirl
It hurts me to watch Iggy because I want to massage him. I can see the low spine is out of whack,etc. Makes me crazy. - Gabrielle
It hadn't occurred to me before, but does Iggy not have any tats? - Marie
'Lord of the Rings' trilogy to screen with live orchestra in San Jose - San Jose Mercury News -
'Lord of the Rings' trilogy to screen with live orchestra in San Jose - San Jose Mercury News
"Oh, ye lovers of Frodo and Gandalf, pay attention to the awesome news from Middle Earth: In a cultural coup for the West Coast, the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy will be screened in its entirety in San Jose next April, with the original score performed live by Symphony Silicon Valley. The film showings will be in HD on a giant screen, while the orchestra's 90 musicians and 160 choristers perform the music from the soundtrack in sync with the films." - Me from Bookmarklet
Ordered!!! WOO HOO! - Me
^ cool! - Marie
I have to imagine that would be quite the marathon to perform! Even with breaks, that is a long haul, but in a good way :) - Jennifer Dittrich
ooh! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
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