Faculty member recently told me he was burned when he tried to open up his research data (survey data) because people attacked his methodologies. Anybody hear this complaint before? Trying to research non-science data stories.
I swear people drive berserk in Pasadena public parking structures. I just watched an SUV back up full speed right into a car behind it waiting for their spot. *crunch* The funny thing is I think the car only got a little scratched up but the SUV's left rear light got totally taken out.
Suggestions for databases to look for non-health outcomes of family planning services/programs in developing countries (educational attainment, workforce participation, etc.). Have tried EconLit, ERIC, Social Services Abstracts...what else could I be checking? Many thanks for ideas!
Have found: good research and online articles about how mainstream media favors white male expert sources and why this needs to change. Looking for: some kind of alternate viewpoint or justification, whether in an academic source or (more likely) online or in a conservative publication. Any help or suggestions?
A pipe burst in our main library penthouse overnight, flooding tech services plus our five floors of stacks. Water flowed down through the telecom runs, soaking each floor through those closets. Even though one faculty office was hit hard, most of the damage to the collection is confined to three boxes of gift books. It's amazing, and credit goes
question: (and I feel like I should know this as a grownup person, but) I have a thing plugged into an outlet that has room for three plugs, a green "ground" light and a red "surge" light. both the green and red lights are illumniated. Is that normal? They should both be lit up? Or is something wrong?
On the heels of the #libtechgender, I got curious and just did a little census of the bloggers and columnists for Library Journal and American Libraries. Library Journal: 13 total, all white, 3 women, 10 men. American Libraries: 5 total, all white, 2 women, 3 men.
I got one of these as a Christmas present and used it for the first time today. I like it. I'm not sure I see the huge benefit over the microwave, but it's good enough. It says you can't cook in it, but I'm wondering if I could use it to say, re-heat a baked potato, which doesn't turn out so well in the microwave. I'll have to try!
For a sekrit project I may or may not ever have time to actually do - does anyone know if there are any publishers out there that actually use a padlock logo for content one isn't allowed to access, or do they all use more euphemistic symbols/wordings?
current web design gripe: I really dislike the one scrolling column over a background image (see http://library.unc.edu/jobs... for an example, though that one at least lets you turn the background off). I'm seeing more and more of it, and I can't quite put my finger on what I dislike so much...
Last summer, I talked with several people about our need for better statistics knowledge/skill. I'd like to start recruiting teachers for this for LITA Ed. If you were taking a stats course, what level would you like to see, what would you like to learn?
Let's talk about pants layers. What works for you? For me, tights or long underwear under normal pants/jeans feels almost *colder* because all the warmth that these things conserve gets blown away. Is a windproof layer or ski/insulated pants the only option? Or have you found a different solution?