Agree or disagree? Financial databases like CapitalIQ, bloomberg, WRDS etc are generally harder to use then article databases/eJournal platforms eg Academic search Premier, Sciencedirect etc where things are getting standardised. EDIT I only noticed because my new place a Business Uni has tons more of such stuff than my old one.
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.
Inspired by this Ross Mounce blog post, http://rossmounce.co.uk/2015..., I'm looking into where ReadCube is offered as an "option." So far I have Wiley, SpringerLink, and Nature. Aside from the display issues and the previous conversations here in LSW about ReadCube, it seems like a bad thing for libraries, right?
So it seems like Discourse and Commons in a Box may be our two best options for the next home for the LSW. Is that the impression others have gotten from our flurry of pro/con comments here about different venues?
I know that some of you LSWers were around during my library's flood in 2009 and that a number of you pitched in to contribute to the recovery efforts. I wanted you all to know that this didn't go unnoticed and that LSW has been immortalized accordingly.
One of the things I love the most about having an extensive network of friends on the computer is that from time to time I finally get to meet people in person after years of lively online interaction. Last night, I met up with up with John Dupuis. So what do two OA advocates do to cap off the night? Why, take selfies in front of Elsevier's NA...
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).
Rebecca Halpern, Christopher Eaker, John Jackson and Daina Bouquin, "#DitchTheSurvey: Expanding Methodological Diversity in LIS Research," In the Library with the Lead Pipe - http://www.inthelibrarywiththe...