So I just learned that Proquest dumped hundreds of thousands of dissertations into Turnitin. I think this is evil. I also learned, poking around, that many ETDs have a "run it through Turnitin" step. I don't think libraries should be supporting a private corporation that relies on a dubious fair use claim to build their empire of badness.
I was thinking somebody (or pref. group) really does need to start an ethical Predatory Publishers List--but a better definition of predatory is needed. Splitting journals, lots of new journals, phony "sponsored" journals, republishing articles, excessive page charges, double-dipping...
A senior from the college I went to contacted me to talk about library school and career advice. Aside from Lauren Pressley's book, So You Want to Be a Librarian, I'd like to recommend some things to read. Didn't some of you CodFolk write blog posts about what to expect in library school?
I recently submitted a co-authored chapter for an ACRL book. The contract arrived today, with this wonderful passage in the email: "This agreement basically allows you to retain copyright. If you would prefer *not* to retain copyright, please let us know and we will send you a different form that allows us to hold copyright of your chapter."
Stupid question for speakers who use PPT: Do you normally present using the Presenter View? (That is: slideshow on the projector, slides+notes+controls on the notebook.) [I haven't done PPT in a while...but will be doing it several times next month.]
Lately I've been trying to figure out where to submit the article I've been working on for the last year and a bit, and suddenly I have a lot more sympathy for some of the things faculty do and the choices they make. I've identified five potential journals whose scopes match the topic of the article to a greater or lesser degree:
Zotero-teaching-folks: do you separate your Zotero accounts into one for research, one for teaching? I'm afraid of confusing my own research stuff with the random nonsense I download during demos, but can't seem to keep two different accounts straight. (Am I over-thinking this?)
Hi folks: The Chronicle is reprising a feature we did last year on higher-ed innovators--people who have come up with a solution to a persistent problem or who are influencing others in their field in a notable way. I'd very much like to see someone from the academic-library world on the list and would welcome suggestions. --Jen
just been to a very, very well researched and argued paper about Hipster Librarians. Not lightweight & lots of useful work in it. anyone have an idea of a journal title I can point the author toward? Thought of Jnl Creative Librarianship, but think not.
According to the Cheerleader, her art teacher told her that if students in her class base their rural landscape painting on a photo from the internet (they do have to have a photo of the scene), it is plagiarism and can't be entered in the art competition, but she can use a photo that, say, her mom took. Does this make sense to anyone?
EndNote for international collaborators: I have a group of science authors working on the same EndNote document, how do they keep their references synced up? My first guess is that they all share the same EndNote Web account and link CWYW up to that EndNote Web account. Is that the best workflow?
Dearest LSWers, how would you feel about spies potentially visiting this group? My partner is a (new) prof in a library school, and he will be asking his students this semester to look at online communities where LIS professionals learn from each other. I've suggested LSW as a potential object of study...but I thought it might be polite to ask...