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Stephen Francoeur

Stephen Francoeur

User experience librarian @ Baruch College (New York, NY). Interested in usability, information literacy, open access, & scholarly communication.
Peter Mendelsund, Book Designer, Debuts as a Writer http://j.mp/1s0dWII via @instapaper
Peter Mendelsund, Book Designer, Debuts as a Writer http://j.mp/1s0dWII via @instapaper
Resource discovery and hard-to-reach users http://wp.me/pax5Y-wq via @wordpressdotcom
Resource discovery and hard-to-reach users http://wp.me/pax5Y-wq via @wordpressdotcom
Cool! Encyclopedia of American Studies Goes Open Access https://networks.h-net.org/node...
Cool! Encyclopedia of American Studies Goes Open Access https://networks.h-net.org/node/2602/discussions/25067/encyclopedia-american-studies-goes-open-access
The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism http://j.mp/1rXLiqE via @instapaper
The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism http://j.mp/1rXLiqE 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. http://juliaserano.blogspot.com/2014... - Stephen Francoeur
Such a fascinating mess. - Meg VMeg
Report for round 2 usability testing of library hours project done. Can't wait to see next round of design changes to relevant pages. #libux
Has anyone ever tested the "___ & More" for their library search boxes? Wondering if users get what & More might include. #libux
Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Issue 5 is Live!: http://eepurl.com/ZSiNn
RT @nyplmilstein: Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind: Exhibit opens today @NYPL http://on.nypl.org/Ux7bB6
RT @mnylc: The Creative Commons is two titles stronger today: http://metro.org/article... #GlobalLibrarian #DigitizationInTheRealWorld
RT @mnylc: The Creative Commons is two titles stronger today: http://bit.ly/1mUyPyC #GlobalLibrarian #DigitizationInTheRealWorld
Given changes @foursquare, I've given up on the service and deleted my account. http://mashable.com/2014...
Given changes @foursquare, I've given up on the service and deleted my account. http://mashable.com/2014/07/24/foursquare-strategy-problem/
Fun read for those into #edtech "10 Technologies That Were Supposed to Change Education Forever" edUi Conference" http://eduiconf.org/10-tech...
Fun read for those into #edtech "10 Technologies That Were Supposed to Change Education Forever" edUi Conference" http://bit.ly/1rKAYVm
Annoying spam email from documentary film maker/producer of the day: http://www.silkroadmusicandart.com/ Who's behind this stream of spam for doc films?
Annoying spam email from documentary film maker/producer of the day: http://www.silkroadmusicandart.com/ 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
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The Orwells (54), Late Bloomer (32) & Dead Stars (18) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The Orwells (54), Late Bloomer (32) & Dead Stars (18) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
RT @kimmelman: Bus terminal--critical NYC facility serving 73m--struggles w half-baked $90 reno plan, while MoMA has $1b to spare for foolish expansion?
<3 new posts from one of my favorite blogs, Out of Eden Walk, by NatGeo jrnlist walking from Africa to S. America. http://outofedenwalk.nationalg...
<3 new posts from one of my favorite blogs, Out of Eden Walk, by NatGeo jrnlist walking from Africa to S. America. http://bit.ly/1pY9DKL
.@seshepley It was the first movie by him that made me cry (and I don't think that was even the point of the scene that did it to me).
Review from NY TImes of Boyhood: http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
I loved Richard Linklater's Boyhood. It's now tied with Dazed & Confused as my favorite film by that director.
Music in the plaza and fountain at Lincoln Center http://t.co/9n5HhYvLOY
Music in the plaza and fountain at Lincoln Center http://t.co/9n5HhYvLOY
Finally figured out that this free performance is part of the Mostly Mozart festival and is a new piece.http://mostlymozart.org/on-sila... - Stephen Francoeur from Android
Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League http://j.mp/1A2B7Wg via @instapaper
Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League http://j.mp/1A2B7Wg 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
Is authority constructed and contextual? http://j.mp/1lyYHQT via @instapaper
Is authority constructed and contextual? http://j.mp/1lyYHQT via @instapaper
Is research inquiry? http://j.mp/1z7dudX via @instapaper
Is research inquiry? http://j.mp/1z7dudX via @instapaper
The Baffler Makes Its Back Issues All Free to Read Online http://j.mp/1rDg5LI via @instapaper
The Baffler Makes Its Back Issues All Free to Read Online http://j.mp/1rDg5LI via @instapaper
Matt Roth's Amway story is fantastic: http://www.thebaffler.com/salvos... - Zamms
On tenure, after three years on the tenure track | Information Wants To Be Free http://j.mp/1kcXSlZ via @instapaper
Book Search in Yellow Search Bar Working Again - http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanr...
A good read: "How to Invent a Person Online" Curtis Wallen - The Atlantic http://theatln.tc/1nopUcX
A good read: "How to Invent a Person Online" Curtis Wallen - The Atlantic http://theatln.tc/1nopUcX
The author refers to this article, which is now on the "to read" pile. "Government Surveillance and Internet Search Behavior" http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3... - Stephen Francoeur
Books Search Not Working in the Yellow Search Bar (updated) - http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanr...
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. http://www.nytimes.com/2014... - Stephen Francoeur
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