Sign in or Join FriendFeed
FriendFeed is the easiest way to share online. Learn more »

Stephen Francoeur › Comments

J450N
Someone forgot to tell DeBlasio the fireworks aren't supposed to happen for another 2 1/2 months.
Did something go wrong? There were supposed to be fireworks over Ellis Island tonight, but...it's raining? And it sounded like everything went rather fast. Mostly I'm just writing this in case Stephen could hear it too. - Meg VMeg
I didn't hear them last night (just the sound of ice pellets on the windows). - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Anyone know anything about PhilPapers? Just got a weird email from them that seems a bit off in tone. Here's a snippet. "Those institutions that have not purchased a subscription by June 1, 2014 will have their access restricted in various ways explained on the site. Since PhilPapers replaces traditional commercial indexes, we believe that it is...
Since PhilPapers replaces traditional commercial indexes, we believe that it is appropriate for university libraries to support the service by purchasing subscriptions. This is why we write to you. " - Stephen Francoeur
Then, I'm told that 22 faculty and students use the site. As far as I can tell, there are no faculty. Just students. Anyone seen anything like this before? It reminds me a bit of the problem arXiv is having in getting institutions to pitch in with $$$ but I've never even heard of PhilPapers before. - Stephen Francoeur
I've never heard of it either. Looks like it is a free site that scrapes the content of various publishers. I'd guess that it replaces traditional commercial indexes the way Google Scholar has replaced traditional commercial indexes. Not quite yet. - Joe - Systems Analyst
MPOW hosts PhilPapers, starting last year when we recruited the guy that created it. Yeah, the group that runs it is having problems figuring out a stable funding situation, and they do think that the larger schools should be paying a bit for it. The people I know in the field find it very useful. - DJF
There's a certain tone-deafness in saying, "hey, we built this thing that you didn't ask for, or even know about, and some folks at your university may have kicked its tires once or twice to see what it does, so now we're going to send you a threatening email demanding that you pay for it." - Catherine Pellegrino
Wayne has updated his blog post following an email conversation he's had with Bourget. It also looks like the message that went out to people who subscribe to the PhilPapers newsletter might have had a slightly different tone from the one that librarians have received. - DJF
I guess they are working on users too, because I heard from one of my philosophy profs today that she wants us to make sure we retain access once this goes to a pay model. - Steele Lawman
Hi Everyone. PhilPapers is a very widely used service in philosophy. We have 65,000 registered members and half a million visitors per month, about half of which are returning users. This is huge for a research tool in philosophy. However, since PhilPapers has always been entirely free, there has never been any reason for librarians to be involved in setting up access to it. As a... more... - David Bourget
P.S. Sorry about the tone. We obviously got that wrong and should have explained more. For more background see my comment on Wayne's blog here: http://blogs.princeton.edu/librari... - David Chalmers
If only you'd talked to one of your local librarians before sending the message out. - DJF from Android
Hi David and David -- thank you for commenting here and explaining the situation more fully! I appreciate your taking the time to do that, and the situation sounds a lot more reasonable than I'd characterized it above, so I apologize for my snarky tone above. I've just taken on liaison duties to the Philosophy department at my college (which isn't on the list, despite being one of many... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
lris
POIDH
IMG_0843.jpg
It happened! - Stephen Francoeur
Yes, it did! - Julian
Stephen Francoeur
Catherine Pellegrino, "Walking the walk may be trickier than it first appears: An open access publishing story," Spurious Tuples - http://www.spurioustuples.net/...
Pull quote: “Dear [Name]: Thank you for sending the publishing agreement for Johns Hopkins University Press and portal. I’m very pleased to see that I will retain the right to post a copy of the article on my personal or institutional repository or online site. Retaining the copyright to my professional work is also important to me, so I’m wondering if there is an alternate agreement, or if the current agreement can be altered, so that I retain the copyright but the Press still has the ability to do what it needs to do with the content. If not, the current agreement is fine and I will happily sign, [etc.]. But if an alternate agreement is possible, I would prefer to pursue that option. Sincerely, etc.” - Stephen Francoeur
I sometimes wonder whether almost every publisher has an Alternate Contract in hand (ALA divisional journals used to, before the best ones went straight OA, and all of the book publishers I've worked with do--the "you keep your copyright" clause is clearly, clearly well-prepared in advance). Actually, strike that: I now *assume* that all but the skeeviest publishers and the OA ones have Alternate Contracts ready. - Walt Crawford
["and the OA ones" because those shouldn't be asking for copyright assignment in any case, although some of them seem to.] - Walt Crawford
My dad just asked for and got a similar license for his forthcoming book. Woo! - lris
Great. This really is in the "it never hurts to ask" category, and that alternate agreement is likely to be there just waiting to be asked for. - Walt Crawford
To expand a little on the principle that "almost every [non-skeevy] publisher has an alternate contract in hand," when I first asked the managing editor, she honestly didn't know, and had to ask around. And the alternate contract that she eventually was able to find is clearly of an older vintage (she admitted to this up front) but is still apparently legally binding. (It also asked for... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
And then also, regarding the "never hurts to ask" principle: I really, REALLY have to see this as intimately connected to the "women don't negotiate because we're not idiots" principle. I added that footnote to the blog post about the whole Nazareth College fiasco precisely because I think it's relevant. An accepted article CAN be un-accepted. Which is why the wording and tone of the email I sent had to be so, so, SO carefully-calibrated. I really cannot emphasize this strongly enough. - Catherine Pellegrino
When I was initially casting about for homes for this article (I can't find the post now, because Friendfeed is a new service and they're still working out the kinks) I was given advice to submit it to various journals and "just add the SPARC addendum." Which was well-intentioned but not especially helpful: what if the journal said no to the SPARC addendum? (I had no way to efficiently... more... - Catherine Pellegrino
amazing how often bad unreflected-on advice contains the word "just." - RepoRat
I'd never suggest that my advice is good advice, but I wonder whether a journal that unaccepts a paper because you ask about an alternative contract is a journal you want to deal with. Easy for me to say, of course... - Walt Crawford
I asked for an alternate agreement from Springer and didn't get them, so I turned down doing the chapter. I did not even bother to ask the NYT, and I signed the draconian contract, because NYT. - laura x
Walt, by the time you discover it's a journal you don't want to deal with, you're already dealing with them. - Catherine Pellegrino
Ain't it the truth? It took me a year after LHT News was purchased by what's now Emerald before I realized that I had no business writing for them, even if the money was OK. - Walt Crawford
Stephen Francoeur
Tal Rozen, "Walkabout," UX Lab - http://wp.nyu.edu/library...
Pull quote: “Dear [Name]: Thank you for sending the publishing agreement for Johns Hopkins University Press and portal. I’m very pleased to see that I will retain the right to post a copy of the article on my personal or institutional repository or online site. Retaining the copyright to my professional work is also important to me, so I’m wondering if there is an alternate agreement, or if the current agreement can be altered, so that I retain the copyright but the Press still has the ability to do what it needs to do with the content. If not, the current agreement is fine and I will happily sign, [etc.]. But if an alternate agreement is possible, I would prefer to pursue that option. Sincerely, etc.” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Jessica Olin, "When the Answer is Always No (or at least it seems to be)," Letters to a Young Librarian - http://letterstoayounglibraria...
Pull quote: “Dear [Name]: Thank you for sending the publishing agreement for Johns Hopkins University Press and portal. I’m very pleased to see that I will retain the right to post a copy of the article on my personal or institutional repository or online site. Retaining the copyright to my professional work is also important to me, so I’m wondering if there is an alternate agreement, or if the current agreement can be altered, so that I retain the copyright but the Press still has the ability to do what it needs to do with the content. If not, the current agreement is fine and I will happily sign, [etc.]. But if an alternate agreement is possible, I would prefer to pursue that option. Sincerely, etc.” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Aaron Schmidt, "Give Them What They Want," The User Experience - http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014...
Pull quote: “Dear [Name]: Thank you for sending the publishing agreement for Johns Hopkins University Press and portal. I’m very pleased to see that I will retain the right to post a copy of the article on my personal or institutional repository or online site. Retaining the copyright to my professional work is also important to me, so I’m wondering if there is an alternate agreement, or if the current agreement can be altered, so that I retain the copyright but the Press still has the ability to do what it needs to do with the content. If not, the current agreement is fine and I will happily sign, [etc.]. But if an alternate agreement is possible, I would prefer to pursue that option. Sincerely, etc.” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Junior Tidal, "2014 LACUNY Institute," juniortidal.com - http://juniortidal.com/2014...
Pull quote: “This then got me thinking about how database interfaces are just plain awful. They are not intuitive. I like to think that if they were, then we wouldn’t need to have classes on how to use them in the first place. Secondly, databases may not necessarily engage the user in a meaningful way. Look at Wikipedia for instance. Wikipedia links its pages back and forth throughout the site. If there is a term that a user sees on a Wikipedia page, 9 times out 10, a user can gain more information about that term and read about it. I feel there are very few resources that allow one to do that. I also feel that the database pages are so overwhelming. There are numerous fields, check mark boxes, and jargon labels that it can be a bit much for an incoming freshman who’s experience with online research may just be Google.com. What’s the solution? Already, it seems that APIs may be the best way to go. If there’s a coder who can construct a better interface, or even better yet, tailor it... more... - Stephen Francoeur
Meg VMeg
My neighborhood (borough?) is full of smoke. Picked the wrong day to start jogging again *cough*
I could smell smoke over on the Upper West Side. Wonder where the fire is? - Stephen Francoeur
Brush fire in Jersey? https://twitter.com/NotifyN... It definitely smells like autumn. - Meg VMeg
That must be it. - Stephen Francoeur
It's fine outside, but I can smell it in the atrium at work. - Meg VMeg
!!! - jambina
Stephen Francoeur
Iris Jastram, "Locations of Literacy: Information Literacy (plenary panel at MnWE 2014)," Pegasus Librarian - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
Pull quote: “No, information literacy is about negotiating understanding within a context. It means being able to map out the community of inquiry and the various conversations that community is having. And then, it means being able to show that community where new knowledge fits. Parroting back other people’s conversations is not an effective conversation tactic in real life, right, so why should it work here? This is where you get to expand the conversation in very real terms. But even this mapping is not yet enough. It helps us see the social and relational aspect of information literacy, but it doesn’t highlight the very real importance of the local culture of these conversations.” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Karen Harker, "Problems analyzing LIS data," Libraries are for Use - http://librariesareforuse.wordpress.com/2014...
Pull quote: “But there was precious little on analyzing count data. And in librarianship, there is a lot of data that are simply counts — reference questions, book use, journal use, citations, attendees at workshops, Twitter posts, students who graduate or stay in school or dropout. And these are not distributed normally. This data is severely skewed, usually to the right (think “long tail”). And the variance (standard deviation) is much greater than the mean – that’s because of the long tail, all those very high counts. How the heck are you supposed to analyze that?” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Krista Godfrey, "The website is everything," the wee librarian - http://www.weelibrarian.com/blog...
Pull quote: “What’s become even more apparent to me is that everything that is online/linked to from the library website is considered the website. I’d guess that about 1/3 to 1/2 of the comments so far have actually been about problems that are not the website but the OPAC, the discovery layer, our databases or the link resolver.” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Carl Grant, "The library automation company mergers resume," Thoughts from Carl Grant - http://thoughts.care-affiliates.com/2014...
Pull quote: “It is very unlikely that a new platform will happen more quickly and time is of the essence here because other organizations (OCLC, Ex Libris) do have LSP’s available that can be delivered and put into operation today. However, with Innovative/Polaris being combined, their first goal will be to merge operations, company cultures, customer services and sales. That involves some serious organizational disruption, overhead and thus time. Once that is achieved, they’ll start a more serious effort at combining the product plans. Customers of either company that believe their products of today will live on indefinitely are probably dreaming. Company mergers like this are ultimately dependent on re-consolidating the company offerings to one main product offering at some point in the not too distant future.” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
So glad I finally met Secret Agent Fister, who gave the keynote at a really great conference on critical information literacy: http://2014lacunyinst.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ I've been at CUNY as a librarian since 1999, but the last few years, I feel like our library association, LACUNY, has been hitting it out of the park with conferences and...
professional development opportunities. - Stephen Francoeur
:D - lris
Yep, you guys are great. I wish I could have been there! - Meg VMeg
It was amazing! And meeting Stephen was a big part of amazing. I agree that LACUNY (which has been around for decades) is holding fabulous conferences, so very happy to be part of it. My brain is full. - barbara fister
aaron
Query, anyone has gotten to LibGuides v2 to play with yet?
No :( - lris
Last I heard, it might be several months before our beta comes. - lris
No. Sort of a relief, as we're in the middle of a site redesign and not sure I'd have time to migrate. - JffKrlsn from Android
Nope. It does pretty much eliminate the problem of "are we going to upgrade in the middle of the semester?" - Rebecca Hedreen
We've got ours, but no one has had time to look at it yet. - Freeda B.
No, we asked for it but are still waiting. - kaijsa
What would it do for us again? #lazylibrarian - maʀtha
Yes, but like Freeda, I haven't had a chance to play with it yet - kristin buxton
Okay, so some libraries do have theirs already. That's what I wanted to know. Ours is going to be quite late too I suspect, since we are a relatively new account. The lack of a estimated rollout date makes it really hard to plan for us, hoping for Aug rollout... too optimistic? - aaron
We have it (we were one of their first customers and are also one of their biggest users as indicated by # of guides in system). We will be starting to plan our migration next week - either migrating in late March or mid-May is my thinking right now. Somewhat depends on how many policies we have to re-consider in light of new tech options. Is there something in particular that interests? - Lisa Hinchliffe
thanks Lisa nothing yet. just wanted to confirm if other libraries had it yet and there wasn't a delay. - aaron from BuddyFeed
I'm finally taking time today to play with our beta and I'm having trouble reimagining my guides with the new options even though I wanted them! If I convert my lit guide, I may post it here and let you all pick it apart. I'd be willing to do the same for others. Maybe I should start a new thread for that? - kaijsa
many betas are apparently built, there are 4643 instnaces of LibGuides (the most recent of which is Hookset School District (#4643) ... - awd
Stephen Francoeur
Anthropodermic bibliopegy. You don't want to know.
is this about the books bound with human skin, which suddenly became something "new", even though everybody's referencing an eight-year old article? - DJF
Yep. Seems to be making the rounds online again this week. - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
You'd think after 7 years on Twitter that I'd know this: what happens if I change my Twitter username from s_francoeur to something else? Does that affect any of my followers? Does that screw up services that I've connected Twitter to (reposting to Facebook, for example)?
Ah, nevermind. I see that all the good variations on my first and last name are already taken. I'll just stick with @s_francoeur. - Stephen Francoeur
I changed my account from 9 to 5 characters. The people who were following me, still follow me, but if someone put me in a web list with my old twitter handle, that now goes nowhere. The odd thing is, I still have some apps that show the old handle, and if I tell the app to post to that account, it still works. Odd. Now that my old account is available again, I might regrab it, and use it to tell people to go to the new acct. Maybe. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Best practice indicates that if you do change your twitter username, it's a good idea to also register your old name, so that you don't end up with somebody grabbing your old name and pretending to be you. - DJF
Yeah. I will do that today. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Stephen Francoeur
The reddit AMA with Tim Berners-Lee is fun. http://www.reddit.com/r...
Did somebody go "DUDE DRM WTF?" Hey, a girl can hope. - RepoRat
Who? Never heard of him. - Akiva
Mr. WorldWide, Akiva. - Not Me
P A N T S - Akiva
excellent. - RepoRat
"I think you just got burned on the web by its inventor. Very cool." - Micah
Al Gore was there? - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Sarah G.
RT @simoncan: Screenshot of amazon integration w/ library catalog. (via reddit). Anyone know how it works? http://j.mp/1k0jXU4
That's the Library Extension for Chrome. http://www.libraryextension.com/ - Stephen Francoeur
weelibrarian
"What’s become even more apparent to me is that everything that is online/linked to from the library website is considered the website." WORD. - Zamms
This even includes EBSCO. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Yep! "Why can't you do this?" "I'll need to talk to the vendor." "Oh, you can't fix that yourself?" "No..." - Zamms
I'd like to fix Elsevier. - Joe - Systems Analyst
And how! - Stephen Francoeur
"fix" - DJF
Stephen Francoeur
Nicholas Schiller, "One Shocking Tool Plus Two Simple Ideas That Will Forever Change How You Share Links," ACRL TechConnect Blog - http://acrl.ala.org/techcon...
Pull quote: “If we want to share information without donating our online reputation to the information’s owner, we can use donotlink.com to generate a link that does not improve their search engine ranking. If we want to go a step further, we can link to a cached version of the page or share a screenshot.” - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Jie Zhang and Nevin Mayer, "Proactive chat reference," College and Research Libraries News - http://crln.acrl.org/content...
Pull quote: “These data indicate that for the period between October 2012 and March 2013, our trigger-initiated chats are more reference and research related than are our patron-initiated chats; while our patron-initiated chats are more direction oriented. Clearly, for us, the initiation of a business model with trigger-initiated chat reached students online with complex research questions, who might not have otherwise known where to go for help.” - Stephen Francoeur
lris
This? is WAY more amazing than anything I ever do at work: http://vimeo.com/36167291
How does he DO it? - lris
What font is that? - Joe - Systems Analyst
dude! - Marie
by the end I was wondering why the other dude even bothered with the stick thing. - Catherine Pellegrino
Moral support. - lris
*jaw drops* I'm also impressed that he managed to never step on the wet paint. - Betsy
That's a thing of beauty. - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Anyone seeing Translate to Emoji option on mobile Chrome browsers yet? http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014...
Anyone seeing Translate to Emoji option on mobile Chrome browsers yet? http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-faster-mobiler-web-with-emoji.html
I noticed it yesterday. - Holly's favorite Anna
I'm not seeing it today. I missed the announcement yesterday and am wondering if it was a one-day only thing. - Stephen Francoeur
Maybe it was an April Fool's Joke? - Laura
Yes, I assume so but I kinda hoped it would stay for a while. - Stephen Francoeur
lris
Good things, please list yours for today:
The smile on a prof's face when I told him that a fan of his had been too shy to ask for his autograph when she passed him on the street recently. - lris
Sunshine and temps (briefly) above 60F. It's been a long winter. - Katy S
My co-workers. - lris
Swimming was easier today, and I did 7 laps rather than 6. - lris
Screaming green monk parrots, this morning, in the tree outside my house. So pretty, so angry. They've been gone all winter! - Meg VMeg
Birds chirping on my walk across campus. Plus cats on mai lap now. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Starting a book and knowing, from the start, that it's going to be good (I just started Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things and it is wonderful). - Katy S
Don Lanzarote curled up under a blanket next to my knee. - RepoRat
My dentist used a pencil eraser to scrub off the coffee stain from my snaggle tooth. It took 5 seconds. - kendrak
errmmm....I'm sending all the emails to explore options along multiple fronts - Sir Shuping is just sir
Friends, coffee, music, love. - Steele Lawman
The adorable faces of students realizing that I was there to immortalize their chair fort in a picture, not shoo them out from under it. Also, sweet fatty carbs. And what Steele said, minus the coffee. - Marianne
My cats went crazy with delight when they realized they were being fed early this morning. - Marianne
Realizing one of my favorite 10 year olds is FINALLY old enough for the Beastie Boys (I think he will super-<3<3<3<3 them). - Marianne
Lunch for my coworker who just got back from maternity leave. - laura x from iPhone
I wrote to a woman whose book I just read to tell her how fabulous it was (California by Edan Lepucki, out in July), and she wrote back! - laura x from iPhone
Dropped off the tax stuff. Went for a walk with a friend. Ate some bacon. - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Work inbox was over 1,500 this morning and is now at 803. - Galadriel C. from Android
Stopped by a cop, got a warning because a light was out. First day of baseball. Last day of spring break for the kid. - Joe - Systems Analyst
My kids. - Akiva
Client that said, "Keep that guy around." to my j-man. - Micah
I love my office. And I went to a great event at work today - maʀtha
All 4 cats in my bedroom, all crunching on their Greenies at the same time. It's always the favorite part of my day.. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
An early-morning chat with one of my favourite colleagues. - Kirsten
My students are doing an awesome job of building a wiki about the text by Clay Shirky that we're reading this semester. - Stephen Francoeur
Here comes everybody? Never thought of using Shirty stuff as a text. - Joe - Systems Analyst
Yep, that's the one. The class is called Information and Society. The course website I made is open and offers links to the wiki and to the class blog: http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/lib3040... - Stephen Francoeur
Quitting time in 2 hours. First learning experience remotely logging into someone's computer who was halfway across the world. - Uli
Sun! And warm enough to walk home tonight! - Rebecca Hedreen
Having breakfast at our co-op that just opened a retail store and cafe and where the wifi password is "cagefreeeggs". - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I'm calling him Shirty from now on :) - maʀtha
Nice Shirty! - Stephen Francoeur
awesome lecture by amazing educ. prof about learning styles (not proven) and how to effectively teach. aimed at librarians. mind pleasantly buzzed with great ideas on improving instruction. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
A dentist's appointment that ended with "well, everything looks good. You just really need to be flossing." - Hedgehog
Finally saw PRETTY IN PINK. - Steven Perez
Stephen Francoeur
If you have access to Web of Science, can you check to see if the "View Citation Map" feature works? I can't get maps to load on PCs here.
This is a video of the problem I'm running into. I suspect that it is security setting on my PC that needs to be adjusted (or a network setting here on campus) http://screencast.com/t... - Stephen Francoeur
doesn't look like it. I tried in Safari & Chrome on the Mac & gave up after ~5 minutes. I'm sure it's a java issue on my end (I've disabled it on both browsers). if I were a student, I'd have given up after ~30 seconds. helpful?! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I got it to work on mine, but i also got the message about java. I'm pretty sure that it's a network setting for us, because of some issues with the last java update because it also caused us to adjust settings on sierra (if i'm remembering correctly)...let me dig a bit more, i may be able to find something - Sir Shuping is just sir
In Chrome & Firefox get a message that my security settings have blocked an unknown app from loading. (Star Tree Applet) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
ah found the note from my sys librarian, it appears that you'll have to make an exception in java for the citation map by adding this url: http://cm.webofknowledge.com/viewCit... as an exception - Sir Shuping is just sir
I got it to work in Chrome on Win7, but with the error message that my java was blocked is out of date and did I want to run it this time. - ellbeecee
Andrew, thanks! I'll give it a go later. - Stephen Francoeur
Andrew: your suggestion worked like a charm! Downside: I don't think I'll be able to convince campus IT to somehow make this change globally across campus (probably not even possible). - Stephen Francoeur
Here's a screenshot of the Java Control Panel showing where you add the exception that Andrew mentioned: http://screencast.com/t... - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen Francoeur
Anyone else seen a problem in Web of Science with citation map feature? Java applet issue I think. Video of problem: http://screencast.com/t...
Anyone else seen a problem in Web of Science with citation map feature? Java applet issue I think. Video of problem: http://screencast.com/t/6WV1zwk6w1
Java? Well, there's your problem. - RepoRat
No shit. Going to have campus IT see if there's some setting that can be tweaked. If not, then Thomson Reuters can expect a support ticket from me. - Stephen Francoeur
Oh, RR, re-reading my comment, I didn't mean "No shit" in a sarcastic way; it was meant in the manner of "yeah, we both know Java is a PITA and can commiserate." - Stephen Francoeur
that's what I figured, it's all good :) - RepoRat
Stephen Francoeur
Filmmaker Errol Morris Discusses His New http://j.mp/O9RnAK via @instapaper
Filmmaker Errol Morris Discusses His New http://j.mp/O9RnAK via @instapaper
Instapaper cut off the full title of this awesome interview: Filmmaker Errol Morris Discusses His New "Horror Movie" Starring Donald Rumsfeld. I'm eager to see the movie even though it will thoroughly demoralize me. - Stephen Francoeur
Ditto. Saw Morris on The Colbert Report discussing it. I'd like to watch it, but it was also demoralize me. - Jed from iPhone
DJF
Top 10 catalogue searches:
10 web of science - DJF
9 ophea (Ontario physical education and health association, probably searched for by people in the faculty of education) - DJF
8 2217 (A civil engineering course number) - DJF
7 google scholar - DJF
6 naxos - DJF
5 library literature and information science full text - DJF
4 nature - DJF
3 jstor - DJF
2 pubmed - DJF
1 uptodate - DJF
I think we need to teach people how to bookmark things. - DJF
We catalogued all of our databases/packages/eresources because of this phenomenon. It was quite a feat to do all 700+. - kaijsa
we have all those things in Summon. for that reason. #VeryHelpful - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Now I'm terrifically curious what our top 10 are. And how I would go about finding that out. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, all our databases have always been in the catalogue, so these searches will all work. I got the info out of Google analytics, but there are probably usage numbers somewhere in the staff view of the ils - DJF from Android
*shakes fist at uptodate* - maʀtha
I think most academic libraries top 10 will look very similar, so DJF's list looks almost exactly like mine. I am pulling mine from google analytics too, just easier than using ILS/Discovery stats. The problem with Summon as I said before is if the user types a slight variant of the database name.... - aaron
Stephen Francoeur
Working in bk publishing industry taught me that a table of contents is labeled just "Contents." Why do my ebooks use "Table of Contents?"
One guess: some (most, I think) of the automatic designs for inserting contents into Word documents based on heading styles use the label "Table of Contents" and I'd bet other programs do the same. - Walt Crawford
Maybe it's just a Kindle thing. I had noticed this just today while reading an Amazon ebook. But just now I looked at the ebooks I've bought via Google and there just "Contents" is used within individual ebooks. - Stephen Francoeur
Other ways to read this feed:Feed readerFacebook