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Marie
Do any LSWers have an ER&L proposal they would like to suggest we consider supporting? http://electroniclibrarian.org/confere...
Ours isn't showing up! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Introduction to Usus (me and some other folks from the Supervisory Board) - Holly's favorite Anna
After some quick work by Sandy, we're on: Libraries and Family: Is the Academic Library Community Supporting You? (I know, it's not a usual ER&L topic, which is sort of why we did it). - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Migrating to Intota: Updates and Dispatches from the Front (the speaker is pretty awesome and definitely on the front lines of this...and I may have suggested the subtitle in a late night phone call yesterday) - Holly's favorite Anna
Quick, somebody get me an "I voted" sticker! - Marie
MAPing Scopus and Web of Science: Using Massive Amounts of Data for Collection Analysis (And thank you Marie for inquiring!) - Galadriel C.
Holly's favorite Anna
Spinning the MP3s. (at @WRIR Richmond Independent Radio in Richmond, VA) https://www.swarmapp.com/c...
Spinning the MP3s. (at @WRIR Richmond Independent Radio in Richmond, VA) https://www.swarmapp.com/c/kjwEKZUmAog
You're in the red! - Marie
Take it to 11! - Steve C Team Marina
Heh. I try to stay out of the red. Not my photo. :) (BTW, if you missed it, you can always catch an archive copy of my show at http://wrir.org/tunein -- look for Monday Morning Breakfast Blend with Anna C.) - Holly's favorite Anna
Victor Ganata
Don't panic! (via Dr. S)
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Haha! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
love it! - Marie
Micah
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"You want chicken wings or chicken legs?" - Melly - #TeamMarina
wInGs a11 teh wAy¡ - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'll just have the dry white toast. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Much R.E.S.P.E.C.T. - Marie
And a Coke. - Melly - #TeamMarina
THINK!! - Xabaras (G.O.)
(lemme get my sax) - Xabaras (G.O.)
Definitivo - Federico Bolsoman
White meat please so no legs for me. - Steve C Team Marina
Catherine Pellegrino
Smooth, Gale. Really smooth.
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Why must you hate on U Name? I bet you're one of those Name College yahoos. - Pete : Team Marina
It is pronounced Nah may. - Joe
and now I have a customer survey in my inbox from ProQuest, labeled "Your Opinion Counts." #yeahRIGHT - Catherine Pellegrino
We got those too. - Marie
holly #ravingfangirl
Nessa says "why do you keep bugging me? jeez, Two Legs." http://t.co/bN7O3bTwsa
Nessa says "why do you keep bugging me? jeez, Two Legs." http://t.co/bN7O3bTwsa
please think good thoughts for nessa. she's not feeling so great. - holly #ravingfangirl
Poor kitty! Did she make it to the vet yet? - Katy S
twice, in fact. we are not 100% sure what's going on yet. will be starting antibiotics in case there is an underlying bacterial infection somewhere. her kidney/liver numbers yesterday were not good at all, so I am hoping it is the infection and not the more serious reason. she is stable at the moment, and the vet was pleased with how she is doing so far today, so we just have to watch and wait. - holly #ravingfangirl
Aw, poor girl. I hope she's feeling much better very soon. - Jennifer Dittrich
*pats gently* - Marie
I hope she is feeling better soon and it's "just" something that the antibiotics can knock out. - vicster: full-bodied
thanks, everyone. she has been moving around much more than yesterday, but hasn't really been interested in food today. sigh. - holly #ravingfangirl
Hugs, hugs - Meg VMeg
Some antibiotics upset the tumtum. Hoping that's the case here. - Marie
Sending good thoughts your way. Hope tomorrow brings eating. - Hedgehog
she ate a bit of food tonight! hoping i didn't just jinx things. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Good healing vibes to Nessa. - Corinne L
Glen Campbell
Wondering if there's anything to DO in Chicago
Nope. - Joe
Nah, skip it. - Marie
Improv. If sitting in the audience isn't enough for you, maybe you can find an open mic night and bound onto the stage. - Spidra Webster
Marie
Olive oil and toasted almond ice cream. (McConnell's, Grand Central Market)
Yes, all that made one (delicious) flavor. - Marie from iPhone
Marie
GOOOOOO IRISH.
We can be friends again in under 3 minutes! - Marie
Joe
Joe
Magic school bus going to netflix. Supposedly, the 14 yo is excited extremely about this.
Extremely excited. - Joe
Both. - Marie
Their excitement can't be contained in just one phrase? :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Zamms
Corn crepes with pumpkin filling
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Ooh, is that a little shpritzle of parm on top? - Marie
It is indeed! - Zamms
RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Hi all, I am getting ready to send out a survey to "all social sciences faculty in the US" and I'm wondering if any of you have done anything like that, and how you went about sending it out? My plan is to send via association listservs, but I'm finding many divisions have moved away from email lists, and many more hide the existence of an email...
I put together a list of all the library directors at carnegie designated master's granting universities for the dissertation. You might do the same for provosts at all US institutions and ask them to pass it to scosci faculty; we get many research surveys forwarded on by the Provost. Time consuming, but at least you'll have an idea of who you're hitting, methodologically. Everything else is sort of a crapshoot (and how would you measure participation as low or high? Or is it just informal?) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
oh, that's a great idea, and MUCH easier than trying to find association listservs! (and we just decided response rate would be something we have to do without, no matter how we distribute. Even if we send to Provosts, we won't know how many distribute it or how many eyeballs receive it, right?) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
You would know how many potential eyeballs you'd have only if you knew how many socsci fac were at each institution. - Marie
are there specific pockets of socsci fac you're interested in targeting? so many from R1s, so many from comm colleges, etc. How will you know if your respondents are representative of the population? - Marie
Marie, not specific pockets, but the whole of it. We're looking into how social sciences (and some overlap into humanities) faculty use data in their research and teaching. We'll be slicing the data every which way to see the story it tells (discipline, geography, type of college/university, age of respondent...). The population we're looking at is really social sciences faculty in the... more... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yeah, cant hurt to add the provosts to the association list you may get. You still wont know about saturation, but the likelihood of responses goes up :) ETA: goodluck! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I'm unclear why you need ALL the social sciences faculty. But, FYI, there are mailing lists you can purchase. FWIW, most of the data slicing you are describing requires knowing who got the survey and the response rate to meet the requirements of the cross-tab/stratification analysis you want to do. Otherwise, you can't claim anything about faculty generally - just "those who responded"... more... - Lisa Hinchliffe
Lisa, my coauthor is at ICPSR, and she will be handling the analysis. I'm completely confident she knows what she's doing statistically. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
I wouldn't touch a project like this without a coauthor who understands that side of it; I agree that librarians are embarrassingly bad, as a whole, at data-based research, and would never contribute to the hot mess. You know me better than that. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
I'll be happy to be schooled on how the statistics work here if you don't have a way of knowing the sample. - Lisa Hinchliffe
^. Especially since youd have to know how many socsci faculty are at each institution to even know if you have a representative sample from the school. Very interested in seeing this! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Joe
Joe
Flu shot got.
Ooh, I gots to do that - Marie
Starmama
I'm so traumatized by so many awful things happening in my life at once. I can't even think about my 25 years old earthquake stories, let alone put them into words. I can't even watch or read any of the retrospectives that are everywhere this week.
In fact, I'm more scattered & mentally exhausted than I've been in years. I can barely focus on anything, not even important stuff. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:( *hugs* I hope you can stay strong. - LB: Water Witch from Android
Courage, sister. - Corinne L
I'm sorry you're going through such a rough time. I hope your in-person network can help you shoulder some of the burden. Give yourself as many rest breaks and as much self-care as you think you can afford to. (((Starmama))) - Spidra Webster
I really don't have a network irl people either rely on me for help or get angry or distant when I panic. I'm so alone and I know I need to stfu & stop whining about my business on social media but it's either talk about it here or scream and cry by myself all day and night. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
The people you've helped before should be here for you now. I know it's not easy, but try not to panic as it usually saps you of the very will you need to cope. If a friend there is available, invite them to tea/coffee/whatever and ask them if they'll help you strategize. Let them know you need them now...not in a panicky way but in a calm honest way. Hopefully they'll be there for you... more... - Spidra Webster
There are Jewish organizations in the Bay Area that can help, I think. http://www.jfcs-eastbay.org/financi... http://www.oaklandsinai.org/emergen... And of course, there are non-sectarian organizations that may also have resources. So if you're having trouble getting your network to be supportive, you may be able to make an appt with someone from one of these orgs and... more... - Spidra Webster
Just checking in to say "hang in there" and don't feel you need to "stfu" - Steele Lawman
I'm so sorry that life is being so unkind to you, Starmama. You deserve better. And we're here for you. Don't feel bad about speaking your mind. *hug* - Jenny H. from Android
(((Hug))) - Marie
Mary Carmen
So Wednesday I am gonna go and give this fitness bootcamp a try. Gonna do the 28 days and if I like it and see some results I'm gonna stick with it. I am kinda excited about it. http://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/manteca...
Cool! I hope you have an awesome time :D - Jennifer Dittrich
That's awesome - Stephen Mack
Sweet. Good luck and kick ass! - Tamara J. B.
Have fun. - bentley
Neat! Kick ass! - Marie
Cool! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Enjoy! But be careful. I have a number of friends who have done Fit Body Boot Camp and quality of instruction varies greatly by location. Be your own advocate every step of the way. The trainers may not always do so on your behalf (they are driven by turning out fast results to bring in more clients, not by ensuring your health and wellness). H.I.I.T. is hard but awesome! You're gonna love it! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
It was pretty fucking awesome. I'm in. I was very relieved to see that it was not Cross Fit. - Mary Carmen
Yay! :D (And I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets all >.> at Cross Fit...) - Hookuh Tinypants
Yay! Can't wait to see how you feel at the end! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
No way, Amanda. Cross fit looks like a great way to permanently injure yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
^^ - Janet from FFHound!
Walt Crawford
I *so much* want to tell this Visionary White Male Executive to shove it...well, anyway, you might or might not enjoy this, even with the "Library is dead, long live the library" oh-so-visionary/disruptive cliche subhead:...
Oh my stars, where do you find this stuff? - Marie
Somebody noted it on either Twitter or Facebook or Google+; most likely FB. - Walt Crawford
I saw it on Fb too, as well as this one: http://www.thenation.com/article... You can't fire a cannon down the street these days without hitting a education-disrupting venture capitalist. - John Dupuis
Summary: "I went to the library when I was a kid. My kid now goes to the library. The library is still around! How? I don't know. Maybe, "It appears that the library realized it was not in the business of checking out books, but of engaging in the process of accessing and applying knowledge." The end." - bentley
Oh, brother! - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
"innovative" and "excellence" are on my bullshit list. Also vionary and disruptive. They offer certificates in innovation. Does it require renewal every ten minutes? I mean, how long does that last? - barbara fister
"When my son started saying that he was going to the library with his girlfriend to study, I had to investigate if this was even possible." ಠ_ಠ - Andy
that he had a gf? or that he studies? - Aaron the Librarian
"There were literally people of all ages and they were all enjoying themselves." Tee. - Melissa M
Steve C Team Marina
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot - http://www.inquisitr.com/1541830...
$680,000 Home Wrong Lot: Dream Florida Beach House Built On Wrong Lot
"A $680,000 home was built on the wrong lot, leaving the new owners with quite a headache. According to The SpreadIt, Mark and Brenda Voss of Missouri wanted to build a fancy home near Palm Coast, right near the water. They hired a building company and got their plans underway. However, the company ended up building the beautiful home on the lot across the street… Oops? The beach house is absolutely stunning. It has “5.5 bathrooms, a home theater, game room and screened-in pool,” but it’s in the wrong location. The lot that the house was built on belongs to a couple from North Carolina. Andrew Massaro and Brooke Triplett now have a beautiful home on their property… that they didn’t put there. The $680,000 home on the wrong lot story gets even more interesting. Apparently the Voss’ — who own a “well-established” real estate company — own 18 different lots in the gated community. Unfortunately, their builders picked one lot that didn’t belong to them. According to FOX News, Mark and his wife are in “total disbelief” that something like this even happened." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Minor detail. - Joe
High-end land squatters? - bentley
I get that they've got a lot of properties, but how the heck do you not notice this? I mean, I can't imagine never checking up on the build. - Jennifer Dittrich
I still don't understand how the house got completely built before it was noticed. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Yes Jennifer the builder says "the buck stops here" I disagree if the owner can't come out one time in the planning or build of a home then it's their fault. Even if you live in another state. - Steve C Team Marina
I'm not sure which way you're arguing, butI think both parties share some of the blame, I just thought it was odd that the owners weren't interested enough to notice until the end, or able to visit (given the cash they were investing.) - Jennifer Dittrich
If there is no basement, just lift it up and move it. Simple. Problem solved. - Joe
^ - Marie
So plumbing, electrical, etc inspectors didn't notice either - Christina Pikas from iPhone
In places with actual building codes (not Florida) the plan check step would have examined building plans against setbacks and siting which would (very likely) have alerted folks to this issue while it was "paper" problem #regulationCANbeaverygoodthing . - WarLord
Maybe they did visit the property while it was being built and just didn't know it was the wrong lot, considering that they own a bunch of them. Perhaps they couldn't remember which lot was which, and which they did and did not own, till it was too late? - April Russo
Starmama
Stupid dogs stole and ate an entire package of Hawaiian rolls!
Those rolls are irresistible! - Marie
I don't wanna see what Chihuahuas are like on a sugar high. - Spidra Webster
Andrew C (✔)
RT @andykindler: The "Art of Shaving" store closed in Beverly Hills. Why do I live in a country that refuses to support the arts?
As long as the shaver repair store on Wilshire doesn't shut down there is hope for humanity. - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
I have lost a lot of Kangols over the years. I try to tell myself they're all at a big farm now, but it doesn't help much.
Plus side, I ended up finding the one I thought I lost yesterday! Sometimes good things really do happen to … adequate people. - Andrew C (✔)
*golf clap* - Marie
Zamms
Spent the day at Hershey Chocolate World. The best part of the factory tour ride is when the narrator says the milk in Hershey's milk chocolate gives it "extra nutritional value."
Wow, you are only 45 minutes from my home. - Janet from FFHound!
Where y'at? We're actually in DC and drove the 2 hours up! - Zamms from iPhone
i love that place! - Marie
I am on the outskirts of Denver, more toward Kleinfeltersville. - Janet
Probably not Denver, CO. - Joe from iPod
Jandy
I always forget this scene in Holy Grail, until I remember and crack up. "Make sure he doesn't leave." http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I always forget this scene in Holy Grail, until I remember and crack up. "Make sure he doesn't leave." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3YiPC91QUk&feature=youtu.be
Play
Not to leave the room... - Marie
My experience as a manager, right there. - Brent Schaus
lris
No house for me. The inspection was scary.
??? - Julian
:( that sucks, but at least the inspection caught it before you got in - Sir Shuping is just sir
:( Better to learn that up front, though. - LB: Water Witch from Android
:( but good on learning now - ellbeecee
dangit! - Meg VMeg
That's disappointing! - Marie
IME, all inspections are scary, even the ones that go well. - Big Joe Silence
Yeah, but some are scarier than others, and reveal expensive things when the house is being sold as is. - lris
Oh no! - Steele Lawman
I'm sorry, Iris. - Stephen Mack
How disappointing. - RepoRat
I'm sorry that this house didn't work out, but glad you won't get trapped in a money pit of repairs that will keep you from enjoying having your own home. - vicster: full-bodied
Oof. I'm sorry. - Marianne
Aww. At least you didn't get a money pit. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Congrats on finding out BEFORE you bought - Steve C Team Marina
What Steve said. It's disappointing to not be able to go ahead and get the house you wanted, but there's no hell like home money pit hell. - Spidra Webster
Yeah. I wondered how I would feel after sleeping on it, and I guess I feel like I made the right decision. It would have been a Project House when what I need is just a normal house. Normal houses are projects enough as it is without contemplating demo and rebuilding bits of them. - lris
Unfortunately true. Hoping you find your Normal House soon! - RepoRat
Congratulations and commiserations. (When we've sold houses, we've paid for independent inspections *beforehand* with the inspector's report available at open house; it's helped enormously. Usually, the buyer *still* gets their own inspection, but never finds anything new. It doesn't take much to turn a "great deal" into a money pit.) - Walt Crawford
Mr. The Jason Fleming
New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery @insidehighered - https://www.insidehighered.com/news...
New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery @insidehighered
"As faculty members and students find new ways to locate scholarly research, a new report encourages college and university libraries to re-evaluate whether their efforts to connect users with content are money well-spent." - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Bookmarklet
This article makes my head explode. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
seriously.. - Mr. The Jason Fleming
oh wow, that's great advice. why hadn't we thought about doing this before now? - Marie
Seems like there are a lot of red herrings in here. Ithaks's survey has statements like "It is strategically important that my library be seen by its users as the first place they go to discover scholarly content” and "My library is always the best place for researchers at my institution to start their search for scholarly information.” "First?" "Always?" What kind of control freaks do they think we are? - Steele Lawman
More important that they get there easily but know that we are the reason they were able to get there - Mr. The Jason Fleming from Android
Yet look at how many directors indicate strong agreement with those strongly worded statements... - Lisa Hinchliffe
I guess I think it's a Catch-22 of a statement, making directors think "am I admitting defeat if I don't agree?" - Steele Lawman
I think directors aren't the ones getting requests from patrons asking for help in connecting to resources. - kaijsa
well until the patron needing help is someone who knows someone in campus administration and then the problem goes straight to the director #butIdigress - Mr. The Jason Fleming
Utrecht is already trying it: http://libereurope.eu/news... - RepoRat
"Electronic articles can generally be found on the Internet. Google books and Worldcat provide a reasonable alternative to our own catalogue as far as printed books are concerned. " I guess I just live in a totally different universe than the author of that report does. - Steele Lawman
The problem I come across with users using Google Scholar is that they hit a paywall for articles we don't have access to instead of a link to a populated ILL form - Mr. The Jason Fleming
^yep, that^ - Aaron the Librarian
GS probably would run into friction from publishers supplying them with the content if they made it too easy to have an alternative to purchse. Then again, would be neat to know how many people searching GS actually purchase the articles they find there. (Not many, my guess.) - barbara fister
I actually kind of agree that we exaggerate the discovery function of libraries and overinvest in trying to be discovery engines. And that too many people in positions of power get upset at the idea that discovery isn't a library thing, that we're "falling behind." Libraries never were the primary place where discovery happened for scholars, though it has been and still is pretty good at "five scholarly articles, stat." - barbara fister
Let me change that "kind of agree" to "agree strongly." - barbara fister
This, by the way, is something that has interesting instruction implications. Is it all about discovery? Not if by "discovery" we mean "searching for a subject and finding some sources." - barbara fister
^^ heh - barbara fister
Marie
Today at LMU we bid farewell to the dreaded "filed with" procedure. (Now accepting high fives from my serial librarian friends)
*high five* But, can you tell me more about what this procedure entailed? - Holly's favorite Anna
We are pulling everything that is currently filed with something else. Then we are going to make a coll dev decision: does this thing add value to our collection? If yes, catalog fully, file independently. If not, pulp. - Marie
We never had a ser lib before me so when something came with something else the check in person just made a separate check-in box and put it with the thing it came with. Now when something comes with something else we made a decision as it is received. There were a bunch of these old historical ones still out in the stacks. - Marie
*high five* (ETA: I cannot type today) - Kirsten
holly #ravingfangirl
oh hello, new holly that doesn't know her own email address. muttergrumble
i now know your name, address, and bra size. - holly #ravingfangirl
All the crucial information. - Mary Carmen
This sort of thing never happens to me. - Zamms
just use someone else's, they won't mind. - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
Why don't they make the whole straw out of the bendy part?
now THAT would be a straw i would like. - Marie
Dangit, I was going for a riff on the airplane/black box joke, but this one has already been done, and not even as a joke: http://www.reddit.com/r... - Andrew C (✔)
It's corrugations all the way down. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Joe
Joe
So, all we have to do is change the Tenure and Promotion policies for hundreds of institutions. No problem.
i have an unscheduled half hour at the end of the day. should i just go ahead and make that change, then? - Marie
the good old "who bells cat?" problem. - RepoRat
Jessie
Police arrest tar-covered man atop Daytona Beach store | News-JournalOnline.com - http://www.news-journalonline.com/article...
Police arrest tar-covered man atop Daytona Beach store | News-JournalOnline.com
"Police did not buy a tar-smeared man’s story that he was visiting family on the roof of a convenience store at 3 a.m. Tuesday. Joshue Holoman, 30, covered in roofing tar from trying to break into the Sunoco at 645 N. Atlantic Ave. through an air conditioning shaft, was charged with two counts of attempted burglary of an unoccupied structure, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief, an arrest report shows. Holoman of Orlando was also seen earlier on the roof of another business on Grandview Avenue, the comedy club Grandview Live, police said. Officers were called to the closed business by a witness who heard a strange noises like whistling, snorting, a torch sound and rattling fence coming from the back of the business, police said. When police arrived, they saw Holoman on the roof, covered in tar. He first said he was visiting family and then changed his story, saying he was an air conditioning technician trying to fix the units because he could hear them making noise from... more... - Jessie from Bookmarklet
He comes from a family of raccons. - Steve C Team Marina
Florida. - Marie
Andrew C (✔)
Due to work, I have been thinking ALL DAY. This has been awful.
My condolences. - Spidra Webster
Thank you for your support in this difficult time. - Andrew C (✔)
Ugh, the worst. - Marie
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