Stephen Francoeur

Stephen Francoeur

User experience librarian @ Baruch College (New York, NY). Interested in usability, information literacy, open access, & scholarly communication.
Orion Magazine | Defending Darwin https://orionmagazine.org/article... via @instapaper
What’s the Matter with Ebooks? http://www.dancohen.org/2015... via @instapaper
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Iggy Pop (9), Cloud Nothings (5) & Dinosaur Jr. (3) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Iggy Pop (9), Cloud Nothings (5) & Dinosaur Jr. (3) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Really let down by @DianeRavitch for not seeing dangers of doxxing women. See @audreywatters post http://hackeducation.com/2015...
Negotiating Librarianship | Peer to Peer Review http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015... via @instapaper
Negotiating Librarianship | Peer to Peer Review http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/negotiating-librarianship-peer-to-peer-review/ via @instapaper
Look where Blackboard is on this ranking by customer experience. https://experiencematters.wordpress.com/2015...
Look where Blackboard is on this ranking by customer experience. https://experiencematters.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/2015-temkin-experience-ratings/
that seems odd. - Meg VMeg
It cracks me up that Blackboard comes in below the cable companies. - Stephen Francoeur
Pearson, PARCC, Privacy, Surveillance, & Trust http://hackeducation.com/2015... via @instapaper
Can We Stop Manually Adding Ebooks to Our Catalog? - http://www.stephenfrancoeur.com/beating...
I can't bear to click through. I know just enough to know that I don't want to know more. - Meg VMeg
Hah. Actually, it's kind of interesting to me the way that discovery services are forcing libraries to rethink all sorts of workflows that they've relied on for years. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh God. We recently decided to add the terrible free MARC records from Overdrive. 1) Thry are terrible. 2) Some books expire after 26 checkouts, some expire after 1 year, some after 2. We know if we're going to buy them again, but we have no way to know if the other member of our consortium is going to buy them. So we never know whether to delete the records or not. - laura x from iPhone
I'm darkly gleeful that our closing means I won't have to have this conversation for the 18 billionth time. - Julie Kane
Can We Stop Manually Adding Ebooks to Our Catalog? http://wp.me/p3dz9b-5Q
Can We Stop Manually Adding Ebooks to Our Catalog? http://wp.me/p3dz9b-5Q
Research project for today: trying to understand which ebook platforms are searchable in Primo & how deep the linking is into the platform.
Vaya con Dios. - Catherine Pellegrino
And through this effort I find that our access to Cambridge Companions Online has evaporated. Off to Cambridge's tech support site. Sigh. - Stephen Francoeur
Technology. The near and far future of libraries http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes... via @instapaper
Technology. The near and far future of libraries http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/future/technology/168465-future-of-libraries via @instapaper
I'm especially impressed by the collection of "experts" with their profound knowledge of the reality of libraries. Sorry to be cynical here, but... - walt crawford
GSU Lawyers: No Do-Over in Key Copyright Case http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw...
GSU Lawyers: No Do-Over in Key Copyright Case http://bit.ly/1ATwXwZ
LISWiki and the Tragedy of the Non-Commons — Medium https://medium.com/@hubbar... via @instapaper
LISWiki and the Tragedy of the Non-Commons — Medium https://medium.com/@hubbard/liswiki-and-the-tragedy-of-the-non-commons-46f3c51a3002 via @instapaper
Huh, I didn't even know he made it. - Meg VMeg
I remember when he emailed me to see if he could copy my directory of digital reference services that I had been maintaining on my old Teaching Librarian website. It was a relief to give that solo effort up. It was around that time that the LibSuccess wiki started up, which I think really diverted attention from LIS Wiki, which was a shame. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Ah! Yes! That is what I was confusing it with. - Meg VMeg
I just wrote a long response to his post: https://medium.com/@s_fran... - Stephen Francoeur
Nice! I have a new theory that WYSIWIG heralded the death of the wiki. - Meg VMeg
How so, Meg? - Stephen Francoeur
How to Use the Science Citation Index Part 1 - Film from 1967 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
How to Use the Science Citation Index Part 1 - Film from 1967
Play
50 Years of Citation Indexing: A visit with Dr. Eugene Garfield - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
50 Years of Citation Indexing: A visit with Dr. Eugene Garfield
Play
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The xx (21), Mikal Cronin (7) & King Tuff (6) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The xx (21), Mikal Cronin (7) & King Tuff (6) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Barbara Fister, "Goodbye, FriendFeed," barbara fister's place - https://barbarafister.wordpress.com/
Pull quote: “It’s hard to know what makes a social media platform work for a group of people who come together in a community. It’s clearly not the infratructure itelf. The two FriendFeed rooms I participated in regularly used the affordances of the platform very differently. It really is the people and the way they develop a common identity through individual practices (choosing what to post and how to respond), a means of welcoming new members and celebrating membership, and the indirect development of group norms.” - Stephen Francoeur
Using and Experiencing the Academic Library: A Multi-Site Observational Study of Space and Place http://crl.acrl.org/content... via @instapaper
Why Governor Cuomo’s Education Proposals Are As Bad for Students As They Are for Teachers http://www.thenation.com/blog... via @instapaper
Why Governor Cuomo’s Education Proposals Are As Bad for Students As They Are for Teachers http://www.thenation.com/blog/201441/why-gov-cuomos-education-proposals-are-bad-students-they-are-teachers via @instapaper
Today's challenge: wrestling with our library's LibX toolbar so that it includes our instance of Primo. http://libx.org/edition...
I'll be doing this in the very near future too. - Galadriel C. from Android
I got a nice response on the Primo list with a tip to check out the API documentation to get a URL that will work for our instance. https://developers.exlibrisgroup.com/primo... - Stephen Francoeur
Oooh, thanks for sharing! - Galadriel C. from Android
So did you get the URL to complete the search? Ours fills in the keyword search, but doesn't complete the search. - Jen
No, I didn't get a chance to figure it out. I'm pretty sure I'm going to need some help from the web services librarian at CUNY central (our Primo instance is part of a consortial purchase for all of the CUNY libraries). If you're on the Primo mailing list, you can see the response I got from Kevin Reiss at Princeton University, who not only offered me the link to the documentation but also the URL they use. - Stephen Francoeur
Teachers, students, alumni, parents, parents who are teachers: all out at PS 87 this morning to #protectourschools. http://t.co/iirm0sLC8i
Teachers, students, alumni, parents, parents who are teachers: all out at PS 87 this morning to #protectourschools. http://t.co/iirm0sLC8i
That's my Mr. 8yo on the far left. - Stephen Francoeur
RT @leoniehaimson: thanks #PS86 in the Bronx for showing up to #protectourschools #StopCuomo #stopprivatization http://t.co/ix8481uNaa
RT @leoniehaimson: thanks #PS86 in the Bronx for showing up to #protectourschools #StopCuomo #stopprivatization http://t.co/ix8481uNaa
RT @ebaltazar_nyc: PS 87 D3 Manhattan --we circled the block twice to #protectourschools cc @NYSAPE http://t.co/esJlGeHCzq
RT @ebaltazar_nyc: PS 87 D3 Manhattan --we circled the block twice to #protectourschools cc @NYSAPE http://t.co/esJlGeHCzq
Beyond Blue Links: Making Clickable Elements Recognizable http://www.nngroup.com/article... via @instapaper
Take the blue link or the red link? - Joe
RT @nancycauthen: Parents and students at PS/IS 187 in Washington Heights gather to #protectourschools @loriandfiesta3 @leoniehaimson http://t.co/wnlOaAZKRO
RT @nancycauthen: Parents and students at PS/IS 187 in Washington Heights gather to #protectourschools @loriandfiesta3 @leoniehaimson http://t.co/wnlOaAZKRO
Standing up for public schools. #protectourschools http://t.co/keWVbCuq3w
Standing up for public schools. #protectourschools http://t.co/keWVbCuq3w
That's my awesome wife, who has been going nonstop the past two weeks to plan our school's protest. In case anyone's interested in hearing why lots of parents and teachers think Gov. Cuomo's budget plans for NY state schools will be a disaster, this site offers a good overview:http://www.dnainfo.com/new-yor... - Stephen Francoeur
This is what an authentic grassroots school protest looks like. #protectourschools http://t.co/TTTt3irMFt
This is what an authentic grassroots school protest looks like.  #protectourschools http://t.co/TTTt3irMFt
RT @public_science: #ProtectOurSchools happening now @ ps20 & arts & letters! parents & teachers against @NYGovCuomo phony ed "reforms" http://t.co/Kqo0nGpom1
RT @public_science: #ProtectOurSchools happening now @ ps20 & arts & letters!  parents & teachers against @NYGovCuomo phony ed "reforms" http://t.co/Kqo0nGpom1
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