I have been summoned by Twitter... so my professional opinion would be we should put you people on your own server (cloud instance, VPS, droplet, call it whatever you want). We could run Discourse and Commons in a Box on the same thing, maybe each on a subdomain, then maybe choose one? I'd like to stay at SoftLayer if I'm doing the server.
Because I am a crazy person and maintain a spreadsheet detailing every social networking site I've joined (and there's a lot), I just realized that when FriendFeed shuts down on April 9, it will have been close to exactly seven years since the day I joined (April 8, 2008).
I received an email with the header "Calling for Origianl Papers" ... and the text for some wolves in Open Access clothing is in the same vein. Not surprised that the same academics who believe impact factor means anything would use the logic based on this sample of one to conclude Open Access is evil ...
Style question: Do you think of open access as a proper noun? That is, should I be referring to it as Open Access in writing? I tend to think of it the same way I do information literacy, as in, not something to capitalize. I would write " open-access PDF" or "let's talk about open access." I'm open to correction!
Z is for Zotero! Has anyone ended up paying for storage for files? See http://www.zotero.org/support.... For those of your libraries that have dropped RefWorks, has this come up as an issue for your patrons?
Aw, I just got my first "We're a totes reputable publishing house who want to publish your work which we appear to think is postgrad research" spam. I feel like I should be celebrating this important milestone. Or posting a warning to other researchers on our library homepage.
Okay, librarians, I have a "uh, it was red..." puzzle for you. When I was a kid and not long into reading (say, age 4 or 5, which would have been 1982-3ish), I had a series of hardback books that each explained a main concept or thing. They were large (roughly 8x12) but only a 1/2-1 cm thick. One of them was called, simply, "Time." I think it was..
This might be one of the most generic vendor emails I've ever gotten - "Dear Librarian, Your institution subscribes to somewhere between none and not much of our content. Yet many similar research oriented institutions around the world subscribe to somewhere between most and all of it."
OMG, I love Evernote. And Skitch. Am I the last one to this party? If you use either/both, what's your favorite thing? I'm thinking Skitch will be very helpful in preparing instructions for doing library-type things.
So...ummm...it looks like I'm having lunch tomorrow with Herb Richardson of the Edwin Mellen Press. For real. Other than the obvious (drop the Askey suit), what would you want to say/ask if you had the opportunity?