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calling all web folks: are your library websites CC? Is the whole site CC or only sections (ie. guides)? Talking website, not libguides
Our website is not, not even guides. Some of us have put CC up on things. - kaijsa
Ours just says "© 2011 The William and Anita Newman Library. All Rights Reserved." - Stephen Francoeur
I wouldn't really see the point of CC for our website. - JffKrlsn from Android
Our guides and handouts are CC licensed - maʀtha
I can't get the site to load this morning to double check, but I believe the U of Iowa library site is all CC-BY: - laura x
Ours is CC-BY. Details are at A year or so later in a web redesign the full uni website followed suit: - Deborah Fitchett
i do wonder how useful most of the content is on our website and whether it warrants cc. martha - are the guides on the website or libguides. thanks deborah and laura - i'll check them out! - weelibrarian
Libguides - maʀtha
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What I hope FriendFeed doesn't look like on April 9 (trigger warning: apocalyptic end of 1988 movie, Miracle Mile)
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Mark Dehmlow, "Editorial Board Thoughts: A&I Databases--The Next Frontier to Discover," Information Technology and Libraries -
Pull quote: “I think a more useful technical requirement for discovery providers would be to provide pathways to specific A&I resources within the context of a user’s search—not dissimilar to how Google places sponsored content at the top of their search results, a kind of promotional widget. In this case, using metadata returned from the query, the systems could calculate which one or two specific resources would guide the user to more in depth research. By virtue of inclusion of the resource in the discovery system, those resources could become part of the promotional widget. This would guide users back to the native A&I resource which both libraries and A&I providers want, and it would do that in a more intuitive and meaningful way for the end user.” - Stephen Francoeur
I'm not sure I would really want an aggressive glass or mirror. Sounds dangerous. #NYC #latergram
I'm not sure I would really want an aggressive glass or mirror. Sounds dangerous. #NYC #latergram
RAAAR - Amit Patel
Maybe they're aggressive about getting customers (as in, they sneak around a night, smash your storefront window, and then mysteriously show up right when you discover the problem). - Stephen Francoeur
~Courtney F
Kanopy - opinions, thoughts?
We have it. When I get back to work, I'll ask my colleagues for thoughts. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
I liked it when we trialed it, except the part where you're only purchasing a 1- to 3-year license instead of perpetual access. - JffKrlsn
I'm having an issue with licensing single videos that have multi-year terms that begin/end on different dates. - Marie
We had it for a one year pilot and will likely revisit it. I like perpetual access in theory, but the work of Annie Erdmann, Simmons, and folks at UMass Amherst show that usage of purchased DVDs and streaming collections drops drastically after a short time. 3 years if I recall correctly. So I've been pondering the benefits of offering non-static leased streams vs. static purchased... more... - Galadriel C. from Android
We have a bit of stuff on Kanopy and the short-term model works for us. We often find we don't need something a few years after the original request. - Megan loves summer
Just got it. Does seem that useful in my area - Accountancy - aaron
Shibboleth access has been pretty reliable. MARC records available for titles in some packages but mysteriously not for others, which is a significant discovery weakness. - Deborah Fitchett
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My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Pokémon (9), The Gaslight Anthem (6) & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1)
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Pokémon (9), The Gaslight Anthem (6) & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1)
Dang kids. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
:) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
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.
yes. very much agree. i feel like financial databases are getting more and more granular in what/how you can search, but each one has to have their unique twist on how/what's available. - ellbeecee
Yes. I think they aren't putting as much effort into ux - Christina Pikas from iPhone
That too, Christina. I'm of the opinion they feel like the user needs to adapt to them, rather than the other way around. I'm looking at you in particular, ThomsonOne. - ellbeecee
i've been amazed at how poor Lexis-Nexis is for that matter. - Christina Pikas
abso-fucking-lutely! Let's not even talk about Thomson One, which has AMAZING info but *only* works on PC, and ONLY on Internet Explorer. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I'm so curious how/whether the market for these things affects their usability. Like, is the content really so unique that they can just do whatever they want with the interface/functionality? - Meg VMeg
Yes, absolutely! - Galadriel C.
Basically article databases have to pull their socks up under pressure from Google Google Scholar which are perceived as substitutes. The financial databases (actually Capital IQ is not that bad compared to the rest), spot interfaces that look like they haven't been updated since the 80s or 90s. I would also guess the main customers for such tools are not academic libraries users but... more... - aaron
Meg, part of it is they've each cornered this (relatively) small portion of the financial information market, and when people need this particular piece of information, that's where they go. That said, I think they're moving closer together in the content they offer. I've heard rumblings that ThomsonOne will go away and institutions will be required to go to Thomson Reuters Eikon... more... - ellbeecee
Yeah, so maybe the question is why SciFinder Scholar works so much better, since they've also cornered a market. - Meg VMeg
Pressure from reaxys. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
True, but that's still only two key players. Maybe the financial databases have some sort of secret oligopolistic agreement to have sucky interfaces, because it's cheaper to have sucky interfaces? Like the flipside to price-fixing. - Meg VMeg
business inertia + high cost is my guess. If only a relatively few people in your organization have access to something because the cost is so high and they know how to use it just fine thankyouverymuch, where's the pressure to improve the interfaces at all? Academic users aren't the bread and butter for the owners of these databases. - ellbeecee
Especially if the ones who know how to use it see that skill as job security. - RepoRat
particularly in industries where job insecurity is the norm, RR. - ellbeecee
absolutely. - RepoRat
On bright side job security for us librarians. It looks so intimidating even some faculty ask for help. - aaron from Flucso
At a UX event last year featuring the lead UX person at Bloomberg, I asked if it was true that the finance types who spend all day on them liked the interfaces that way. He said yes, that there is a sense of pride in having mastered the screens and commands and that any effort to tinker in minor ways is met with lots of pushback from the users. Academic subscriptions to finance... more... - Stephen Francoeur from Android
That (what Stephen just said) makes sense for Bloomberg's clientele--not only the sense of pride but these people probably have the interface's intricacies in their "muscle memory." - walt crawford
Ditto all of this for many law databases, too, and the same applies with their primary market being outside academia - Megan loves summer
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.
Cheapest thing they have is $27/month. We could maybe run it on the one of the super cheap things at AWS or one of the other places, but my GUESS would be it'll be slow. (That guess could be wrong) [sorry, edited, that's $27.60 not $35) - Blake
Can someone email me and let me know? - Blake
What's the next cheapest? - Meg VMeg
digitalocean, aws, linode all probably have things that'll be cheaper by something significant. - Blake
Hmmmm...maybe I mean, what's faster? One level faster/expensiver? - Meg VMeg
Can we set up a PayPal donate thingy on the site? I'd be happy to donate annually. - Stephen Francoeur
I vote that we try out both things for...2 months. 2 months? And that we go for hosting that will be fast enough not to hate it? But maybe cheapest is fine? That would cost $100-150 to do both for 2 months, is that right? - Meg VMeg
I'm pretending to be decisive, though, I haven't really thought any of this through. - Meg VMeg
I like a two month trial on whatever Blake thinks word work best. That amount divided by a bunch of us should be affordable even for me. - laura x from iPhone
Yes. That. He seemed to be hinting that it would be too slow on the cheapest. - Meg VMeg
I should do research and have opinions, but I am tired and overwhelmed by work + kid, so my opinion is "whatever Blake says is good." - laura x from iPhone
$27/mo is $331/yr which doesn't seem unreasonable if there is a bunch of us chipping in. - Zamms
Is there an option to grab an lsw on ff archive to start off each instance? - Aaron the Librarian from Android
I'm happy to throw money at things too! Has anyone pulled the lsw room yet? Thought I'd heard some rumors of it - Hedgehog
happy to send $ - maʀtha
^ ^ - YvonneM
^^^ yes me, too; I'm not here as much as I used to be or as much as I'd like, but I still want to be able to reach out and hug all of you at once when I need to... - John: Thread Killer
I can go for that, sure. As for LSW room, I tried to turn the archiving script loose on it but it failed. Will try again tonight. - RepoRat
So are we agreed that there will be an instance of Discourse and of Commons in a Box on the site? Is that definitely where we'll be doing this? It's what makes sense to me, but I'm not the one who owns the domain or is an admin on the site, let alone someone with the skills to install the two services. - Stephen Francoeur
Blake hosts the site and owns the domain (I think)--I'm an admin from way back in the day and would be totally down with using it for this. - laura x
Laura, just double checked on You're right: Blake does own the domain. - Stephen Francoeur
Any other admins besides Blake & Laura? - Zamms
I'd be happy to be one, though I'm not one currently. - Meg VMeg from Android
Aaron, Blake, Rothman, Abigail, Iris, Joe, Kathryn, Laura H., Martha, RR, and Lawson are all currently admins at the old site. It was set up a LOOOOOONG time ago. - laura x
wow, okay. I don't even remember my username! - RepoRat
Huh, I guess I do remember my admin pwd there... Wooo! *goes and changes really insecure pwd* [eta: jut forum admin -- not admin for the underlying lishost account] - Aaron the Librarian
I can send deets to anyone who needs them tomorrow--too hard to do from my phone. - laura x from iPhone
me? I'm all for it - maʀtha
Action itm: recommendation in new thread here: - Aaron the Librarian
Kathryn as in me?? Cooool! - Kathryn is a free elf
Yup, you. - laura x
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Inspired by this Ross Mounce blog post,, 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?
We have it for Nature. I need to look at the usage data to see how much we have spent. - Joe
Someone on ERIL last September from U of Utah mentioned about 700 articles being purchased at an average cost of $8.20. - Stephen Francoeur
And on the EZproxy list, I'm seeing reports from last summer of complications from it with respect to URLs that will work off campus. - Stephen Francoeur
I'm assuming that any articles you purchase are DRMed. - Stephen Francoeur
I believe you are correct. - Joe
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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?
Agreed. - Zamms
Yes, and like others, I'm happy to contribute to cover costs. - Galadriel C.
Yes. - ellbeecee
That's the sense I've gotten from listening in. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Yes - those two seem the most likely. - WebGoddess
Seems so. - lris
I defer to the decision of the platform change committee. - Joe
But, Joe, you're the Grand Poobah of the Platform Change Committee! Lead us out of this wilderness. - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, I didn't get the memo. Maybe it "accidentally" went into my spam folder. - Joe
Yes, and happy to contribute on costs too. - Deborah Fitchett
Do either allow RSS feeds? - Hedgehog
I second the motion to trust the PCC to decide. And I'm happy to contribute to costs as well. - Jen
Yep. - RepoRat
Yes, and happy to pitch in. - John Dupuis
What they all said. - laura x from iPhone
I agree again! Cos I've had whiskey and am in an agreeable mood! - Zamms
I'm feeling a little uncomfortable here, as I've been talking up all sorts of options but honestly don't feel like I really know enough to speak with authority about what would be good for this group in the long haul. I also am feeling discomfort because I'm not up to the task of installing and maintaining either of these options, although I'm more than willing to chip in $ to pay for... more... - Stephen Francoeur
Somebody gimme a server/ftp login and I'll get to installin'. *g* - RepoRat
Can we do both and see which one catches on? - Meg VMeg
^this. also, who is collecting the $? - maʀtha
Paypal payments to Blake? Modest Kickstarter? - Zamms
I'll be happy to help out too. Let me know. - aaron
Is this something we could run a Patreon to cover ongoing costs? Would that even fit their 'rules'? - John: Thread Killer
Maybe not Patreon, but Paypal can do subscriptions. - Holly's favorite Anna
We've had spme attrition here in ye olde LSW. Let's raise a glass to those who left
To the Carping Nerdboys! - maʀtha from Android
Hear, hear. - Marie
to Derrick! - maʀtha
to eagledawg! - maʀtha
But we'll always have Angelica Mc Sanson! #damnspammers - Stephen Francoeur
John Fink, Nancy Sims, and I are at LibTech! Anyone else?
Louise Alcorn is there I think. - Stephen Francoeur
yes, haven't spotted her yet - maʀtha
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Look where Blackboard is on this ranking by customer experience.
Look where Blackboard is on this ranking by customer experience.
that seems odd. - Meg VMeg
It cracks me up that Blackboard comes in below the cable companies. - Stephen Francoeur
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Can We Stop Manually Adding Ebooks to Our Catalog? -
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
Meg VMeg
Dreading Manhattan today.
What's going on today? - Jenny H.
St. Patrick's Day :( - Meg VMeg
Yikes. :| - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Oy! I didn't even think of that. It's not really a thing here (yet). - Jenny H.
I don't miss the days when I worked in midtown at an office just steps off of Fifth Avenue. The worst are the subways, the PATH trains, and the commuter trains at night. Too much barf and boisterousness. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Yeah, there is little expectation that the people who take commuter trains will be at work today. The Village tends to be a mess all day. It's tied with Halloween as my least favorite NYC holiday. - Meg VMeg
I think the crowd outside the Today Show is already drunk. - Meg VMeg
there is no one on the train this morning and apparently the bars in wrigleyville opened at 7am - jambina from iPhone
CTA was quiet today, yesterday too. I think a significant portion of our stupid though happened Saturday. At least, for the commute home I hope so - Hedgehog
METRA was normal yesterday for me. today I could have had two seats! and I hear ya about the commute home! - jambina from iPhone
I need my ID today to get through police barricades to the block where I work, which is apparently roped off for a parade. - Lily
NJTransit was full as usual today. Unfortunately I forgot it was today otherwise I would've brought a cam to take photos of the parade. Think I'm gonna try to head home early though. - rønin
Stupid gang of louts around the corner from MPOW: just drink yourself silly on your bar crawl without trying to get a rise out of me when I'm out to get a bite for lunch. - Stephen Francoeur
They almost always schedule spring break here so that it includes St. Patrick's Day, but they didn't this year. That ... may not have been a prudent decision. - Catherine Pellegrino
I was thinking they should rename it "LeprechCon" and have it on a Saturday instead #apologiestothetraditionalists - Meg VMeg
Meg VMeg
What's your favorite movie, pre-1960?
"It's a Wonderful Life" or "Singin' in the Rain". There are TONS of pre-'60s films I like or love, but I return to those two again and again. - Spidra Webster
Hmmm. Probably "Rear Window" followed closely by "Notorious," "The Thin Man," "Philadelphia Story," and "Laura." - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
In my late teens, we went to see Singin' in the Rain once a semester, every semester. Guaranteed that some student film group -- there were many back then -- would be hosting a showing in some auditorium on campus. Yep, my favorite movie. - bentley
Too many to choose just one! I'm partial to Vertigo, All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard. Fun side note: I'm writing a series of sonnets that are from the perspective of characters in classic films. - Corinne L
Casablanca. - Bren from iPhone
Casablanca, though it's the same post-1960, too. - Mark Trapp
Gone with the Wind, I suppose? I'm not big on film, period, much less pre 1960s film - Soup in a TARDIS
Singin in the Rain. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
CASABLANCA. Also my all-time favorite movie. - Steven Perez
I'll say 'Sunset Boulevard' but that could change if I think about it a bit more. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
The Maltese Falcon; most Marx brothers films - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Casablanca / Maltese Falcon - DJF from Android
Either Arsenic and Old Lace or something by the Marx Brothers. - John (bird whisperer)
Oh, shoot. Arsenic and Old Lace. I can't believe I forgot that. - Jennifer Dittrich
All About Eve. And I'm straight :D - Gunneh-MoTo Calls me that
No Time for Sergeants. - LB needs a hero! from Android
Sunset Boulevard - Big Joe Silenced
Casablanca. This scene gets me every time: - John Dupuis
You guys are reminded me of all my favorites. Casablanca, of course. - bentley
Hmmm... Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Metropolis, All About Eve, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Those are the ones I will always watch. - vicster.
I like Brief Encounter, the Elizabeth Taylor Little Women, - Heleninstitches #teamff
My favorite CASABLANCA moment: - Steven Perez
Some have already been mentioned: Casablanca, Maltese Falcon, Roman Holiday, Sabrina (Paris is always a good idea.), An Affair to Remember ... and I'm sure there are more that I'm forgetting. - Kristin
North by Northwest. - Colette from iPhone
^Same. - Jenny H. from Android
Maltese Falcon - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Desk Set. Wizard of Oz - DJF from Android
Desk Set! - bentley
You Can't Take It With You - Heather
Paths of Glory. - Stephen Francoeur
Sweet Smell of Success, Man With the Movie Camera, Strike, City Lights, Our Hospitality. My Man Godfrey - JffKrlsn from Android
Imitation of Life! I thought it was 1960 but just looked it up & it's from 1959. - Starmama
The Philadelphia Story. epic dancing scene - t-ra needs this place
Bringing Up Baby. - bentley
'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane' - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Casablanca - MisterQ
An American in Paris, but it's a tough call. So many good musicals to choose from. And the Heburn-Tracy films, too. - Kirsten from Android
Flying Down to Rio, Top Hat, Silk Stockings, Funny Face...Fred The Man Astaire - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Gaslight. - Deborah Fitchett
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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
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LISWiki and the Tragedy of the Non-Commons — Medium via @instapaper
LISWiki and the Tragedy of the Non-Commons — Medium 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: - Stephen Francoeur
Nice! I have a new theory that WYSIWIG heralded the death of the wiki. - Meg VMeg
How so, Meg? - Stephen Francoeur
Meg VMeg
Love that there's already an information explosion/flood in 1967. - Meg VMeg
The Web of Science rep who was here last week talked about seeing him in the office regularly (Garfield is 90 years old). - Stephen Francoeur
The opening sequence to this film is the best thing I've seen all week: - Stephen Francoeur
I'm loving all the retro technology in this one: - Stephen Francoeur
I tripped on this myself the other day also. - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Greg Schwartz
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.
I love it! - Stephen Francoeur
Centuries from now, when that plaque is excavated by archeologists, they will learn that the LSW was awesome. - lris
The LSW won't be around in 100-200 years? - Joe
This is just really, really cool. - Catherine Pellegrino
Dang, that's sweet. - Marie
That's for real now. - wow. - Jen
<3 <3 <3 - laura x
Also, are we an individual, a corporation, or a foundation? - laura x
So close to the top of the second row! Cool! - Aaron the Librarian
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Barbara Fister, "Goodbye, FriendFeed," barbara fister's place -
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
Blog 2015 - ProQuest Calls Integrated Ebook Platform ProQuest Ebook Central™ -
Because God forbid they not brand their products with the ProQuest name. - Holly's favorite Anna
They're the Tyler Perry of the library world. - Marie
Or maybe the Donald Trump. - Stephen Francoeur
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Today's challenge: wrestling with our library's LibX toolbar so that it includes our instance of Primo.
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. - 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
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Teachers, students, alumni, parents, parents who are teachers: all out at PS 87 this morning to #protectourschools.
Teachers, students, alumni, parents, parents who are teachers: all out at PS 87 this morning to #protectourschools.
That's my Mr. 8yo on the far left. - Stephen Francoeur
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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...
NA? - Joe
Joe: I'm guessing what got cut off was Elsevier's North America offices. - bentley
Ah. - Joe
Thanks. I usually think not affiliated or not applicable, but these two didn't seem applicable in his instance. - Joe
Dang mobile browsers. Yes, meant to say NA (North American) offices. Until about three years ago, Library Journal had its offices in the same building. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
*bump* - John Dupuis
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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: - Stephen Francoeur
Jason P
#askmeanything the answer is likely to be a confession of a crush.
Do you prefer Crush or Sunkist? - Kristin
Cubed ice or crushed? - Meg VMeg
BOTH - Jason P
Krush Groove or Wild Style? - Stephen Francoeur
Pretty much whatever the question the answer is fifty percent likely to be both. - Jason P
Spill it! - Micah
Both. Bisexual, polyamorous, can I have both please. - Jason P
But obviously krush groovin body movin. - Jason P
What is the worst movie you have ever sat through? No redeeming qualities whatsoever. - Mary Carmen
Jesus. Deadgirl. Do not watch it. - Jason P
I haven't confessed a crush in like three comments. - Jason P
Clearly you're losing your touch. ;-) - Mary Carmen
Who do you have a crush on? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
i've confessed crushes to 3 different FFers since 2008. they all still seem to like me well enough. go on and get it off your chest, dude. :) - Big Joe Silenced
Eh, they know. - Jason P
*thumbs up* - Big Joe Silenced
Stephen Francoeur
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).
The network I've been on longest is, where I've been since March 25, 2004. - Stephen Francoeur
I was on MySpace before that, but I nuked that account years ago and have no info on when I joined exactly. - Stephen Francoeur
That is a great idea. - Joe
It's a hoot to scan the list in chronological order beginning with the oldest ones. Remember All Consuming? iLike? Bebo? Pronetos? Profilactic? - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, but nope on all five counts. But, I didn't look around as much as you did. - Joe
"Look around?" Leap around like a nut job is more accurate way of describing my willingness to try different sites. ;-) - Stephen Francoeur
and now we benefit from that expertise as you suggest new places for us to land! :) - ~Courtney F
Think that was the time of "life streaming".Some libraries were trying friendfeed out at the time to consolidate social media streams. Think that was how I found friendfeed, though I can't remeber how I found LSW. Depending on how you count "network" the free Internet chess server which I joined in 1997 is still around and I still have the password. - aaron from Flucso
I vaguely recall the name Bebo but struggling to remember what it did. Was it a MyFaceSpaceBook type place? - Deborah Fitchett
Parents place "Feb 98 babies " joined when preggo in June 97. At a time when all the preggy mummies worldwide who were using the Internet could fit comfortably on one bulletin board. - Kathryn is a free elf from iPhone
I think Bebo was a MySpace like service that was most popular in England. Speaking of Bebo, here's a fun old song (1985!) by the Chills I like, "Bee Bah Bee Bee Bee Boe." - Stephen Francoeur
"Profilactic"!! Hahahahahah!! - Brent Schaus
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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...
Pull quote: “We believe that our reluctance to answer the question why and our over-reliance on answering the questions how many and how often is crippling our ability to effectively deepen our understanding of the profession and communicate our value. While increases in user satisfaction levels, higher reported grade point averages, and improved reference statistics are certainly important metrics for measuring the effect of library services, by additionally answering why and how the library impacts these areas, we can dig more deeply into these determinants of student success and satisfaction to discover more than mere correlation.” - Stephen Francoeur
FF replacement options: what features matter to us?
pseudonyms - lris
ability to have private/direct messages - Stephen Francoeur
searchability - Stephen Francoeur
hide unwanted posts/people - lris
public links for threads - Stephen Francoeur
float new comments - lris
EASY - lris
"float new comments" is absolutely essential. I hate looking for the new content. - Stephen Francoeur
preferred feature: ability to import feeds [either that, or Stephen Francoeur has to pledge to cross post his feeds] - lris
Not likely to go belly up in next 2-3 years. - Stephen Francoeur
holding conversations together. I hate threading within threads, but I want a post to stay with its comments and the comments to stay in order. - lris
^^^Yes! - Galadriel C. from Android
the majority of my Ffeeps are there, and it's easy to deal with - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Even the view conversations in twitter don't hold conversations together. Prob because people may not click reply the same way to get posted in the conversation. - Joe
Right, that's why I don't really do twitter. - lris
publicly accessible is actually important to me -- it's hard to be a newbie in a world of closed networks. I don't want it to be in the same networks with the profs I work with, but I do want it to be really easy to say to new folks "here's a link." - lris
Nthing floating new comments and keeping conversations together. Really, I just want FF. - laura x
Ability to edit posts and comments. - Stephen Francoeur
My two biggest requests are threaded conversations and floating the latest content back to the top of the screen (whether that's a new post or a new comment on an older post). - Stephen Francoeur
Something Pete will use - maʀtha from Android
*stirs from bath chair* Wassat? - Pete's Got To Go
Ability to create new private or public rooms on a whim - maʀtha from Android
Threaded conversations & floating new conversations. Pseudonyms too. One of the thinks I like best about FF is that the interface hasn't changed in so long. It's clean and predictable and stable, unlike Fb which changes around whenever you get used to it. - John Dupuis
Another vote for threaded and floating. I like the near-real-time abilities of FF, but also the persistence so I can catch up on things that happened in another timezone while I was sleeping. - Deborah Fitchett
Agree with floating new stuff and also threading. I like keeping convos together. I don't like the idea of FB at all, but also hate the chaos of G+. I would be willing to kick in some dollars if we try to pay for something hosted. ETA: I just saw the Discourse post. - kaijsa
Good search capabilities. - April Russo (FForever!)
None of that "you can only subscribe to people you know and it has to be mutual" BS. - April Russo (FForever!)
Ability to edit/delete one's posts. - Galadriel C. from Android
Not facebook. - ♫Maurice the Dolphin♫
No prudish censorship like Facebook has. - April Russo (FForever!)
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