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On our way out to the @usopen. Yayayayay! Rain, stay away! #usopen
Iz jealous. - Stephen Francoeur
Meg VMeg
I am drinking a Fresca made with real sugar!
how is that even possible! - kendrak
I don't know! It could be really, really, really old! - Meg VMeg
Made in Honduras! - Meg VMeg
I was just going to ask if it was from Mexico. - Stephen Francoeur
Imported by someplace in Copiague, NY. - Meg VMeg
Oh man, I need a Fresca now. - Zamms
▶ The Many Stations of Book Preservation - YouTube -
Here's a training video for the ages. Harold B. Lee strikes again. - RepoRat from Bookmarklet
This is ridiculously awesome. - Zamms
Damn, they're good. - Kirsten
That's almost as good as their new website: - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Fun reading project for the day: pore over the config file for our EZproxy server so I can clean it up.
You're weird - DJF from Android
If he's weird, then so am I: I would *love* to take an afternoon to do this. - Catherine Pellegrino
doing it: not weird; loving the idea of doing it: not very weird; describing it as fun: totally weird. - DJF
It's the editor in me that gets excited when I spot typos, mistakes, cruft, duplication, etc. Something to fix! Yay! - Stephen Francoeur
When I pore over our config file I spend large amounts of time thinking "Do I not understand this, or did the person who wrote this make a giant mistake?" And it's really even odds so then I mostly close the file and do something else. - Deborah Fitchett
Time for another round of What's on Your Get Stuff Done Soundtrack! Go!
I just discovered Alice Smith: Two of her albums are free in Amazon Prime Music. - maʀtha
also, there are a bunch of Prince albums on Prime Music - maʀtha
The soundtrack to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. - WebGoddess
oooh, good suggestion - maʀtha
Though I'm not sure I could do sit-down work to that (the PQotD soundtrack). It does keep me moving on "oh my god I have to clean the house before I get buried in a pile of junk and end up on Hoarders" days. - WebGoddess
Listening to WWOZ online. New Orleans music FTW! - John Dupuis
Huh, I saw a wwoz sticker on a Colorado car yesterday. - Joe
Holy Fuck. - DJF
I was thinking to myself that it was odd to see an NO sticker on a car here. - Joe
The DeVotchKa Pandora station keeps me going. - Marie
Just to clarify, Holy fuck: - DJF
hahahaha - maʀtha
cleaning - Natural Born Killers soundtrack or ABBA - depending on the mood :) - Christina Pikas
Perfect song for cleaning: :) - L to tha B
Minor Threat. - Stephen Francoeur
Meg VMeg
Do you remember anything about your first week of college?
All I remember is the horror of living in a triple with two high school cheerleaders. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
I remember we did this at orientation: (warning: late '90s web design) which was fun and goofy and appropriate to the campus. - Catherine Pellegrino
About that week specifically, no. - RepoRat
I remember a great many things. Far from the whole kaboodle, but there's a lot that I do remember. - Marianne
I remember the COOT trip I was on - - and I remember pieces of things. I have little memory of the actual first week of classes though. - ellbeecee
I remember quite a bit from Orientation Week (including lots of trips to Target, as there was no IKEA then, and learning offensive chants that they don't teach them anymore), but very little about my first week of classes. - Meg VMeg
I remember a lot, too, including the first week of classes.This would have been fall 1984. We had a crazy system where you registered by showing up in the class you wanted to take and getting a card from the professor at the end of the first session, You could swap cards with other students if needed. After maybe another semester or so, we finally switched to computerized registration. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh oh oh, that's right! Registration happened in the gym, with cards and lines and frazzled administrative assistants. Also a crapton of surveys, with scantron sheets. - Catherine Pellegrino
My first week was an orientation class, too, the week before regular classes started. I remember that class very well. Taught by a married couple (she worked in admin somewhere, and he was an art prof). In addition to classroom time, we went out to the nearby state park, tot he Mennonite grocery store, and to the campus archive/museum. And I do have a few distinct memories from the... more... - Kirsten
We used cards with lots of carbon copy slips for registration (and Add/Drop) and had to take them to the registrar, and then maybe they printed something out for us? On dot matrix? - Meg VMeg
A few things very specifically, the rest impressionistically. - Steele Lawman
Playfair! So this was a thing - my campus did this too. This was in 1986. - Elizabeth Brown
Yes! (1988 for me.) It's still a thing - they had it here at MPOW this year. - Catherine Pellegrino
I had an upperclassman try to swap me rooms while I was moving into the freshman dorm (freshman dorm was the nicest at the time) and I remember a circle orientation activity. Don't remember anything about classes or registration. - Hedgehog
Yes. - Laura
From 52 years ago? I remember the orientation, I remember the feel of moving from a campus of 2,500 to a campus of 27,500, I remember figuring out how to fit into the "apartment" (oversize closet) I was living in before moving to the student co-op. And I remember falling in love with the Berkeley campus almost immediately. That's about it. - Walt Crawford
The marching band party out in the countryside with much pot and alcohol. my roommate's side of the room covered in Star Trek and Star Wars paraphernalia (including a Star Wars bedspread - He also literally believed he was Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, btw), experiencing true freedom for the first time. - Friar Will
I remember being so lonely and anticipating a horrible week since it was also my 18th birthday. The neighbors on my floor totally surprised me with presents and some time hanging out. It ended up being okay. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I remember going to orientation, meeting some of the people in my dorm, and starting my work-study job. I don't remember much about starting classes that fall. - John (bird whisperer)
We registered with cards filed in shoeboxes and swapped cards with people looking to trade. I took a bus and a streetcar until I found a ride. We had half-naked "posture pictures" taken in the gym. There were some evening events but they were mostly aimed at resident students, not "dayhops." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I remember feeling like I would never make any friends, and even my orientation group wasn't all that keen on me. - Holly's favorite Anna
So many things. The guy down the hall from me freaking out when they did a sex-ed talk in the chapel (he went to Catholic school). Camping for a couple of nights and talking with a girl about our favorite lines from On the Road. Thinking it was funny that my roommates both wore dresses/skirts when we were all moving in. Signing the aged matriculation book. Talking my way into year long Shakespeare. Thinking I might finally have come to a place where I was going to have friend for the first time in my life. - laura x
ya i remember that the senior's trying to haze /harass some of my buddies who went with me to school.. so I stood up to them.. kicked their butts.. I was street creed. nobody screwed around with our group /class - Peter Dawson
Flipping through the freshman facebook. - Stephen Francoeur
I remember waiting in an ungodly line to get my student ID thinking I'd have enough time to do it and get lunch in the three hours between calculus and physics, and ended up having to SPRINT across campus to the science wing to get to physics in time, completely missing lunch. I was a bit underwhelmed after the first day of classes, a bit overwhelmed after the second day of classes, and then leveled out by the weekend. Spent too much time figuring out the right Scantrons to buy at the bookstore. - Hookuh Tinypants
I remember a lot - the first week was 'Hell Week' for marching band. We practiced all day, every day, and then there were at least three parties and one road trip to perform at a high school (somewhere in the Tri-Cities.) We did an orientation, and that's when I figured out that one of my friends from high-school was transferring into my dorm, and by the end of the next week, we'd... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
As it was fairly recent, at least some. I remember all the weird icebreaker activities that took place on the quad. I still have some kind of distaste for them even though comparatively speaking, these were actually somewhat entertaining. - MariWeaver
In my first day of my freshman seminar, I thought I was super clever during the icebreaker. We were in Connecticut (Trinity, in Hartford), so when prompted to say something that was unique to me, I said "I was born in Rockford, Illinois." The guy next to me said, "Hey, me too!" We are friends to this day. - Jenica
Irony doesn't work when chatting up girls at a semi-legal beer hall in one's residence. - DJF
1982. Yikes. I went to Concordia while the vast majority of my friends went to McGill so I do remember feeling both incredibly excited yet a little apprehensive about feeling a bit isolated. Concordia CS at the time maxed out at about a class size of 50-60 so the actual experience didn't feel too different from CEGEP. - John Dupuis
I remember quite a bit - Soup in a TARDIS
First day: I met a very petite girl, Jenn, in my statistics class. She invited me back to her dorm room to hang out before I went to my next class (I was a commuter student). She sang along to "Teach Your Children Well" on her boom box, some random dude named Seth wearing a toothbrush and towel stopped by to say hello, and I thought, well, this college thing is pretty wild. - Corinne L
I remember going to all of the fraternity houses for the first time. Oh, and I remember my group winning a scavenger hunt that was part of orientation because we were the only group able to produce a used condom. - Katy S
Caltech sent us to 'frosh camp'. I remember one or two incidents from the whole thing. Also, I went to school a week early as part of the acclimatization program for international students. I vaguely remember they took us to Santa Monica. As for the first week of actual school, I don't remember anything. - Andrew C (✔)
Oh, I remember a ton about the first actual week of classes, particularly the part where I spilled coffee all over myself and the book I was reading right before my first class, which was baby Greek. I still have the book, with the coffee stain. - laura x
I don't remember first week of college but I remember that sometime that summer there was a special week for some kind of minority orientation. Wilma Rudolph came and spoke to us. I'd only been in the US for 10 or 11 months and I remember telling my mom how surprised I was to find out that blacks were a minority. Until then, I was the only Hispanic I knew in town. I remember one other Hispanic kid in the orientation group, and one Polish kid from Hamtramck. I don't remember anyone else. - Betsy
Yes. I remember more about freshman orientation (we moved in about a week before the upperclassmen returned) than about the classes I was taking. I met one of my dearest friends in a world civ class that semester. I think my other classes were college algebra, music appreciation, church history, and our freshman colloquium, the "here's how to cope with college" class we all had to take. - L to tha B from Android
I do remember that the entire first trimester of school felt like an entire year had passed. - Andrew C (✔)
I remember wearing a pair of J Crew flip-flops to class in the rain... funny thing about those J Crew flip-flops, they're really slippery when you hit a wet tiled floor. I wiped out on my way to Bible class... in a skirt. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
I guess my answer is a bit different, if I'm talking about classes. I remember quite a bit from there, too - especially my Psych 101 and Gen Ed (really World History) courses, where I found and sat with several other marching band folks (three of which are still great friends of mine.) Our Gen Ed class made the school paper after an argument between the author and my professor over race/ethnicity/nationalism in Egypt. - Jennifer Dittrich
I remember making friends with a guy in a Sewer Trout shirt. I remember napping. - kendrak
I don't remember much (not because I was getting blasted) about what it felt like. I remember how sophisticated and funny the conversations were at the UCHA Co-op where I was going to live and how weird it felt to be the only freshman there (they have a long waiting list so most freshmen don't know to get on it that far ahead of time). - Spidra Webster
More is coming back to me: I remember an orientation session with our RA and dorm director about sex and STDs, and one upper-class student quipping, "and remember: bedsprings squeak." I can't remember if we played laser tag in the dorm during that first week, but we definitely played it my first year, until campus security put the kibosh on it. Same with the Purity Test(s). - Catherine Pellegrino
I recall a fair bit. Ha, so I remember during o-week I was with a group of 6 or so, and we did that team building exercise where you fall backwards and THE TEAM catches you—I MEAN, AREN'T FRESHMEN UNI STUDENTS TRUSTWORTHY! Anyway, it's sort of my own damn fault, but as I stood on the picnic table, at night, ready to be caught, I instinctively did my backstroke spring off the start block... more... - Micah
Steele Lawman
Every now and then, my friend Jessy Randall makes me write a poem with her. And I enjoy it. And then she finds someone to publish it. We are published in the latest issue of "Industrial Lunch," sharing the cover with such luminaries as Jacques Lacan, Evelyn Waugh, and The Monkees....
The link to the online magazine is here, but I'll paste in the poem in the next comment: - Steele Lawman
WHEN I AM FLYING I like to drink Canadian whiskey. I used to drink it with Coke, but then I started to drink it with San Pellegrino, and I realized that it wasn't the Coke that I liked about the drink. But San Pellegrino is a bit expensive, so now I just get seltzer. So it's the whiskey and the sparkling water and maybe a little shpritz of lemon. Or motor oil. A little whiskey, some... more... - Steele Lawman
You got billing above Bataille! - Stephen Francoeur
holly #ravingfangirl
Meg VMeg
Today I got to show how bad an expensive thing's search algorithm/logic was, to the person who made the thing, in front of people much more important than I am.
I felt bad, but what could I do? Socialization is a bitch. - Meg VMeg
Usually I only get to demonstrate how bad things are to vendor reps at conferences. They're always terribly distraught but so far it's never really helped anything. - Deborah Fitchett
Awesome. - laura x from iPhone
You're a good egg, Meg. - Stephen Francoeur
it's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. - RepoRat
If the person is interested in building a good Thing, you did him/her a huge favor. - barbara fister
Meg VMeg
I finally did it: I forgot to bring work shoes.
Remind me to tell the story about how I tried to buy work shoes later that day. - Meg VMeg
Remember to tell that story. - laura x from iPhone
You are great. - Meg VMeg
"Forgot." - Stephen Francoeur
ennui - Steele Lawman
tl;dr. - Joe
Weltschmerz. - Stephen Francoeur
meh - Marie from iPhone
*shrugs* - Katy S
indolence - Kirsten
Schadenfreude. - Uli
How to pronounce schadenfreude: - Marie
Danke. - Uli
Is anyone holding off on migrating to the LibGuides v2 because it's "too beta"? (Rather than because e.g. it's a big job that requires extra care.) I was planning on just doing it, and now getting a little worried that so much is not quite there yet...
We're migrating tomorrow. I guess we'll see how that goes. - kaijsa
How about both reasons you mention? - aaron
Our content was migrated at the end of June. We're scheduled (by us) to go live August 1. I haven't heard that it's too beta from my coworkers, but I might when we meet about it next week. - ~Courtney F
it's definitely too beta (I'd say still a wee bit alpha). We migrated in June, not sure when we're going live - because some essential components aren't built or ready yet. My Springshare love is pretty tainted by the way this rolled. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm holding off until the end of the year, partly because I'd like the dust to settle on the new platform first and partly because I want to use these intervening months as a time for us to clean up the guides on the current platform in advance of the migration. The longer we can spend on the latter, the better off we'll be. In other words, the migration is giving us a convenient excuse to do the kind of clean up work we should have been doing all along. - Stephen Francoeur
Our guides are still fairly small in number and only a few librarians are even creating them right now--I like the idea of switching over asap so as not to have to train folks twice... just now getting cold feet from the stuff I'm seeing (and in some cases, reporting) in their Ning (!) community. - JffKrlsn
Springshare's has a Ning community? - aaron from YouFeed is Ning, isn't it? - JffKrlsn from Android
Oh.. Right. - aaron
I finally decided that it wasn't a great idea to wait for everything to be great, since there will always be problems... went live today. Will be cleaning up CSS for several weeks. - JffKrlsn
we migrating in oct. live dec. - aaron from BuddyFeed
We've gone live. There are definitely "too beta" aspects that are annoying, but there are also new features that we really wanted, so...6 of one, half a dozen of the other. - Rebecca Hedreen
we're live. where are we talking about LG 2.0?? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
As I mentioned before, we migrated in July. We're going live next week. It's proven too hard to really know what needs to be fixed until we pull the trigger, so we're doing it before school starts. I'm just going to unpublish any of my stuff that needs help until I can get to it. - kaijsa
~Courtney F
added to today's to do list: find replacement for Google Calendar Sync. Need to sync Outlook (Exchange) + Gcal.
If you find something good I'd love to hear about it. I gave up. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
let us know what you find? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
Someone recommended this to me. Haven't set it up yet. - Stephen Francoeur
i found this: i can't get it to work quite yet, but i'm going to try again tomorrow, since GCal seems to have issues of some kind - ~Courtney F
wound up going with the free gSyncIt. we'll see how that goes. - ~Courtney F
Stephen Francoeur
I finally tried balut today at @JeepneyNYC. It wasn't at all like I imagined. The smoked bangus (milkfish) was yummy! Can't wait to go back.
Whoa, what? - Meg VMeg
Jeepney is a great Filipino gastropub on First and 13th. Went with Edith and ate all the things. - Stephen Francoeur
That sounds amazing. - Meg VMeg
Um, wait, I just clicked the first link. - Meg VMeg
Yeah, its something I've always taken a pass on but Edith was game for it, so I had a bite. - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen, what was it like? - Meg VMeg
Tasted like chicken, not egg. - Stephen Francoeur
Next Filipino food hurdle: dinuguan. - Stephen Francoeur
i've had civet de lievre - it's delicious. don't be scared of the blood. - jambina
I think I'd be more down with the blood than with the duck fetus. Just saying. - laura x
Meg VMeg
Maybe this weekend, I'll try some nance: It's in a bunch of markets near my house. Has anyone eaten it before?
Nope, but I'd try it. - Stephen Francoeur
what Stephen said - jambina
Stephen Francoeur
Kevin Smith, "Taming a Wild Country," Peer to Peer Review -
Pull quote: “As librarians, the best use of our energy and our resources is to support the development of open educational resources of all kinds in order to make the digital environment a richer, more robust place for students and scholars. We should be what most traditional publishers are not in a position to be—guides through the digital wilderness, of course, but also the homesteaders who will build new structures for digital learning and publishing that simultaneously tame part of that wilderness and use its possibilities and potential to the fullest.” - Stephen Francoeur
Love this. love love love. - Joe
Meg VMeg
Wah. No toy libraries in Manhattan. - Stephen Francoeur
Weirdly, the one I know about here isn't listed. - laura x
Meg VMeg
We take Christmas in July very seriously up here.
Movie set? - Stephen Francoeur
It's for "Flesh and Bone" which is apparently "an upcoming American drama television series created by Moira Walley-Beckett. Its first season will premiere in 2015 on the American cable television network Starz." Ballet-oriented. - Meg VMeg
Stephen Francoeur
The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism via @instapaper
The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism via @instapaper
It's worth noting that the author made some unfortunate decisions with some of the quotes and the way she framed some of the controversies. - Stephen Francoeur
Such a fascinating mess. - Meg VMeg
Meg VMeg
I'm sure your baby will look cute eventually.
But for now...nope. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
dang. that's rough. but sometimes, true. Once when Waif's namesake was presented with a new baby at her church she was stuck in the unenviable position of telling the truth, and hurt the parents feelings, or lying in the sanctuary (which she, unlike a lot of preachers, takes very seriously). Her quick and glorious mind came up with "Now that's a boy! That's a real boy!" - MoTO: Team Marina
My great grandfather, I am told, used to say, "My, that IS a baby!" - laura x
Sometimes they need a few months on them to fill out and get chubby. - Stephen Francoeur
^^this. - Corinne L
Steele Lawman
I don't think I know of a movie more wonderful than "A Room With a View"
Not even "The Room"? - Marie
That’s a view to a kill. - Akiva
Me either. I love it as much as I love the book, even. Maybe more. - laura x from iPhone
My college roommate contended that it was one of the rare films that was better than the book. (I haven't read the book, so I have no opinion.) - Steele Lawman
Is this the film with Helena Bonham-Carter? - Laura
Thinking I should rewatch it. Haven't seen it since it was in the theaters. Wonder what other films people might consider 'wonderful?" I'd put Dazed & Confused on the list for the ending that has the kids who've shucked responsibilities, embraced freedom, and are heading out on the Texas highway to get tickets for a concert in another town. - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Annoying spam email from documentary film maker/producer of the day: Who's behind this stream of spam for doc films?
Annoying spam email from documentary film maker/producer of the day: Who's behind this stream of spam for doc films?
Somebody sold a bunch of librarian email addresses to some marketing creeps. I wouldn't mind the emails so much if they were at least aligned with my subject areas I acquire in, but they have no connection. And it's only documentary films that I get spam for. Not random books, not random journals, not other kinds of films. Just documentaries. I have a soft spot in my heart for documentary films, but this stream of spam over the past few years has pissed me the hell off. - Stephen Francoeur
yeah I've getting a lot of those as well. I've been declaring them all spam and trying to unsub from the lists, but to no effect. Most of them are just such complete and utter crap and not even remotely aligned with what I do - Sir Shuping is just sir
I get those too. - RepoRat
Stephen Francoeur
Music in the plaza and fountain at Lincoln Center
Music in the plaza and fountain at Lincoln Center
Finally figured out that this free performance is part of the Mostly Mozart festival and is a new piece. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
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And a Senator snagged for some severe plagiarism: - his conclusions are taken nearly word for word with no attribution, but he doesn't believe he plagiarized because he "didn't do anything intentional." Oh, my.
Also, what's the deal with a 14-page masters thesis? - Stephen Francoeur
We have a new plagiarism tutorial coming out this fall, and I got a little giddy reading about this - will provide a great way to capture student interest. - Jen
my question, how did it take them this long to figure it out? - Sir Shuping is just sir
why would anybody notice? - RepoRat
Yikes. "Intent isn't magic", dude. - YvonneM
How do you unintentionally copy someone else's work and claim it as your own? - MoTO: Team Marina
He was unintentionally intentional. - Joe
Stephen Francoeur
Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League via @instapaper
Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League via @instapaper
What did you think of this article, Stephen? I was sympathetic to some of his points, but I thought he didn't really marshall much convincing evidence. - Steele Lawman
I agree about the lack of evidence and the over-reliance on anecdotes and impressions. But I do agree that there seems to be a ridiculous ratcheting up of efforts by parents and kids to get their kids into these schools by any means necessary. Worse, those means are increasingly complex, time-consuming, and expensive, further widening the gulf between the haves and have-nots in this country. - Stephen Francoeur
"So extreme are the admission standards now that kids who manage to get into elite colleges have, by definition, never experienced anything but success. The prospect of not being successful terrifies them, disorients them" sounds very much like my experience of the people at Vassar. (I'm only partway through reading--I really like William Deresiewicz generally). - laura x
I was unclear by the end if he was advocating state universities or small liberal arts colleges, so yes, I agree about the wandering nature of the piece, but I still found myself nodding along. But then I'm one of those people who will ever be swayed by a Platonic idea of college. - laura x
I guess I'm most sympathetic to the points that Stephen brings out. Some of the stuff about the environment leading to students who aren't passionate about ideas or who have little interest in the broader goals of education leaves me more skeptical. - Steele Lawman
Well, I'm always skeptical about 18-22 year old having a great deal of interest in the broader goals of education--some are, of course, and some (like me) are intermittently, between friendships and crushes and learning to drink beer--but a lot of people are simply interested in getting through and getting on. I think he's talking about a very specific set of students, who strike me as... more... - laura x
Happy birthday! - Pete : Team Marina
happy happy birthday catherine! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Many happy returns! - Megan loves summer
happy birthday! - RepoRat
Sorry you already found my early birthday present (that surprise extra room in your house). Hope you're having a great day. - Stephen Francoeur
Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!! - lris
Happiest of Birthdays!!!! - Katy S from iPhone
Happy Birthday, Catherine! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Happiest of birthdays, Catherine! - laura x
Happy birthday to you! - Meg VMeg
Happy birthday! - Joe
YAY! Happy birthday! - Marianne
Happy birthday! - L to tha B
Happy, happy birthday! - Galadriel C.
Happy birthday! :-) - YvonneM
Happy birthday - hope you are off having fun! - Jen
Happy birthday! - Steele Lawman
Happy birthday!! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Thank you, everyone! We're at our annual week at the lake with family, and it's glorious. Yesterday I got my first sunburn in twenty-odd years, and today we picked 12.6 pounds of blueberries. - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday! (Also my son Daniel's 19th!) - John Dupuis
Hippo birdy, two ewes! - Deborah Fitchett
Many happy returns of the day!! - Lily
bonne fête, ma belle! - jambina
Happy Birthday Catherine! - Hedgehog
Stephen Francoeur
A good read: "How to Invent a Person Online" Curtis Wallen - The Atlantic
A good read: "How to Invent a Person Online" Curtis Wallen - The Atlantic
The author refers to this article, which is now on the "to read" pile. "Government Surveillance and Internet Search Behavior" - Stephen Francoeur
So was watching a interesting video on Openrefine. How do you guys use it in library work? hmm can't even get it to run on my work pc.
I used it to clean up student entered backlogs of reference desk data. I have taught a couple workshops on it, would you like the handouts? - Hedgehog
We use it to find the searches in our discovery layer of databases, websites, etc and add them to best bets. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Hedgehog definitely would be interested. Jaclyn, that a great idea, since I have access to Summon's logs and various Google analytics accounts etc - aaron
I've used it to clean up a list of journal names - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Our GIS librarian just published this article in Code4Lib about using it to clean up ZipCode data. - Stephen Francoeur
The handouts would be loverly... - Aaron the Librarian
Meg VMeg
Maybe there's a kaiju approaching from the Atlantic. #toomanymonstermovies - Stephen Francoeur
two minds, Stephen...with one thought. - Big Joe Silence
i sort of want an airhorn now. - kendrak
I instantly thought of you. - Meg VMeg
you know what i like. being loud and obnoxious for the world to love. - kendrak
I would have paid good money if it were a minimalist Scandinavian performer/composer and not kids. - Meg VMeg
OMG Stephen, have you ever heard this: (have to listen through 0:40) - Meg VMeg
Kendra, you'll like too, if you haven't heard, though the airhorn isn't until 2:43 - Meg VMeg
why haven't we started the librarian nowave band to make all the $$$$$$$$? - kendrak
because we're the only ones who would buy the records? - Meg VMeg
I mean, I'm open to a SWOT analysis. - Meg VMeg
Obviously. - Meg VMeg
We could be called OMGCLC. But it's not offensively grammatically/technically incorrect enough. - Meg VMeg
there would be other librarians who buy the records. they are the ones who slouch and look annoyed at the librarians who karaoke to taylor swift. - kendrak
I love you all. - laura x from iPhone
that's too many letters for my knuckles :( - kendrak
have to include thumbs :( - Meg VMeg
OMGCLC ... that's so underground :p - Hedgehog
Meg, the DJ Detweiler song is awesome. The recorders reminds me of when Mr. 11yo was in 4th grade and they learned a number of songs on recorder that year, although nothing as much fun as this. - Stephen Francoeur
I found the DJ for our band: - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Can you click this link for what I hope is a stable URL for my search in our not-yet-launched instance of Primo and let me know if you are seeing the results for a search for "turtles?" Thanks....
seems to have worked for me - lris
Great! Thnx. - Stephen Francoeur
Yep, looks good. - Steele Lawman
turtles all the way down! - RepoRat
^ - Marie
all turtles. - Lnorigb
Awww, no pics. Just turtles. - Alix May
...Okay, so how did you do that? - Deborah Fitchett
Do what? Get a stable URL for the search? I just copied the one in the address bar. If I'm not mistaken, in most discovery services this works. - Stephen Francoeur
Ours is defigured by a session id. (Bloody session ids.) Seems to work in the short term, will see if the session timeout breaks it. Extracting the session id from it works fine too of course, just harder to explain to lecturers. - Deborah Fitchett
Deborah, are you talking about Summon at your library? http://lincolnnz.summon.serial... - Stephen Francoeur
No, about our own not-yet-launched Primo: http://primo-direct-apac.hoste... ...Which now does a search for me without session id. What? I swear it was there before. - Deborah Fitchett
Are you guys switching from Summon? I think one of the discovery services that don't have stable URL is EDS. very annoying. - aaron
EDS is same as all other EBSCOhost: permalinks are available but copying url from address bar doesn't work - JffKrlsn from Android
Yes really annoying, I always forget. - aaron
Yeah we're migrating from Voyager/Summon to Alma/Primo. - Deborah Fitchett
We're sticking with our ILS, Ex Libris Aleph, but are dropping Summon locally (later on) and picking up Primo consortially. While other schools in our consortium (the City University of New York) may provide Primo fairly quickly, we're going to keep going with Summon for a while until the Primo instance is as good (in terns of UX) as our Summon v1 instance is. - Stephen Francoeur
Turtles on Arrested Development! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
One of the reasons why I use turtles as my default search term is my sister, who helps keep the little fellers out of harm's way at JFK. - Stephen Francoeur
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