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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.
Yikes!!! Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader http://the-digital-reader.com/2014...
Yikes!!! Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries - The Digital Reader http://bit.ly/1oMQ2fs
Carl Straumsheim, "New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery," Inside Higher Ed - https://www.insidehighered.com/news...
Pull quote: “’Is a single search box that doesn’t know anything about its user able to provide for all of those needs?; [Roger] Schonfeld said. ‘As you start to distinguish between both different institutions and different populations within any given institution, the opportunity to complicate what a single search box is and what it could be is one of the next steps that’s coming to this conversation.’” - Stephen Francoeur
Anyone else watching "Transparent" on Amazon? Liking it mostly but wondering about critiques being made of the show. Assume there must be a bit of conversation/discussion about this one.
I have not read one negative thing about it. I was in on pre-release surveying about the series, and had planned on avoiding it, since it didn't seem at all promising as a serious treatment. But, honestly, it seemed to me near perfect, and I love the fact that the main character appears to be the most centered of them all. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
everything that Rochelle said. Highly recommended -- and I haven't read anything substantively negative either. (in my circle of highly-educated, mostly-white, all liberal acquaintances & papers). - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I've heard good things about it, too - I haven't watched it yet but have heard the treatment of it was very reasonable, and am looking forward to watching it. - Laura
Finished up the series last night (there are only 10 episodes). It's great and not to be missed. - Stephen Francoeur
Orbis Casade Alliance calls out Ex Libris & EBSCO on failure to cooperate w/ sharing of metadata. https://www.orbiscascade.org/file_vi...
Op-ed on connection btw hedge funds & charter school funding debate. "Public schools need funding focus." Times Union http://www.timesunion.com/opinion...
Op-ed on connection btw hedge funds & charter school funding debate. "Public schools need funding focus." Times Union http://bit.ly/1rU2VYw
I just wrote a new blog post: "Troubleshooting Electronic Resource Problems Reported by Students" Beating the Bounds http://www.stephenfrancoeur.com/beating...
I just wrote a new blog post: "Troubleshooting Electronic Resource Problems Reported by Students" Beating the Bounds http://bit.ly/1s3ZyB4
And that is why I bang my head on the desk when I get emails saying "A student just said they can't get access to [database], can you fix it?" - Deborah Fitchett
(I've most recently been dealing with a special case of "authentication system is blocked by firewall/security settings on user’s computer or network" in the form of a departmental tech person playing around with their internal IP addresses in ways that make my ezproxy config utterly ineffectual.) - Deborah Fitchett
I can't get to this database called Proebscoquest. Something like that, anyway. - Joe
RT @gollydamn: The first issue of Weave: the [Open-Access] Journal of Library User Experience is published. http://weaveux.org/ #libux
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The Psychedelic Furs (12), Dead Stars (11) & The Babies (10) http://www.tweekly.fm/twitter...
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The Psychedelic Furs (12), Dead Stars (11) & The Babies (10) http://bit.ly/aBmvWE
Multigrain Discussion: Do we need two library landing pages? http://j.mp/Z1iYJT via @instapaper
Multigrain Discussion: Do we need two library landing pages? http://j.mp/Z1iYJT via @instapaper
Library instruction for undergraduate thesis writers http://j.mp/1vG03jL via @instapaper
Library instruction for undergraduate thesis writers http://j.mp/1vG03jL via @instapaper
It's time for the daily face off between holdings in our SFX knowledgebase and our Serials Solutions one. Who will win today?
Thunderdome! - Kirsten
The Mess of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review http://j.mp/1yBdBl2 via @instapaper
The Mess of Ebooks | Peer to Peer Review http://j.mp/1yBdBl2 via @instapaper
UX Companion. iOS app featuring a UX glossary. http://usabilitygeek.com/ux-comp... #libux
UX Companion. iOS app featuring a UX glossary. http://bit.ly/1ugUE39 #libux
RT @badassteachersa: If pub. schl supers conducted a political rally on a schl day they would lose $ & get fired #dontstealpossible .@NYGovCuomo @JohnKingNYSED
(2/2) @skalibrarian If info lit efforts were taken up fully by all faculty, then maybe education would be truly effective solution to jargon
(1/2) @skalibrarian Re jargon issue, library's info lit efforts (workshops, credit courses, ref interactions) reach fraction of our users.
Discovery and the Library's Role | Ithaka S+R http://j.mp/10lQI5W via @instapaper
Top 5 problems with library websites - a review of recent usability studies http://j.mp/1vvzKM3 via @instapaper
Top 5 problems with library websites - a review of recent usability studies http://j.mp/1vvzKM3 via @instapaper
I really want to see how that Chow et al. 2014 article defines "jargon-free" but RUSQ ISN'T OA ANY MORE GRAR. - Catherine Pellegrino
Short answer: they don't. Longer answer: I'll send you the file when I'm back on my laptop, instead of my ipad. - Steele Lawman
Awesome. Thank you! - Catherine Pellegrino
RT @jaclark: The @msulibrary people app is available at http://www.lib.montana.edu/people... #lod #lodlam #accessYYC
Parents Rip Success Academy for Not Sharing Locations of Proposed Charters http://dnain.fo/ZouArl
Parents Rip Success Academy for Not Sharing Locations of Proposed Charters http://dnain.fo/ZouArl
Ugh. Amanda Goodman at Darien PL writes about an ugly experience at ALA in 2011. "But he continues to be famous and I’m just a small fish in libraryland." http://www.godaisies.com/2014...
Let's not let Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries be the main voice of support on her post, please. - Stephen Francoeur
My comment is in moderation. Tellingly, after dithering for a long time, and even writing in the name, I ultimately took it out even though I already said there wasn't any inappropriate conduct directed specifically at me. - lris
mine is also in moderation; Iris' has been published. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Mine's in moderation as well. - Catherine Pellegrino
And a longer comment on my blog: http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014... - lris
Same here. (Also in moderation.) It's sad that nobody feels they can name names, although given #teamharpy it's not all that surprising. (Sigh: the "ignorant slut" case seems to show that a pseudo-apology followed by laying low for, what, two months means you can go right back to being a Hot Conference Speaker, although admittedly only on two programs at IL.) - Walt Crawford
It's not "sad" that nobody feels they can name names. It is precisely the objective of the strategy being currently employed by those in positions of power and privilege. - Catherine Pellegrino
^^yes - lris
Catherine: That's true. "Shameful" is a better word than "sad," but the shame is certainly not on those who feel they can't name names. - Walt Crawford
Interesting that the Annoyed One makes a pretty direct connection between the Murphy case and SA (penultimate paragraph): http://lj.libraryjournal.com/blogs... - Walt Crawford
Interesting how? Seems obvious to me. - lris
Interesting in that the Annoyed One did it... the connection's obvious enough to people paying attention. But are they? (Going to IL? Which clearly doesn't regard SA as damaged goods? You're probably not, but...) - Walt Crawford
I guess what I'm saying is that if "pseudo-apology, not suing, and laying low for a little while" is all it takes to be effectively cleansed of the problem, then there's nothing at all to discourage offenders from continuing to offend. - Walt Crawford
"It’s all vague, except that it has to do with the library future somehow, so perhaps he’s a seer" - kendrak
RT @godaisies: My experience with sexual harassment by a big name librarian: http://www.godaisies.com/2014... #teamharpy
Handout with Annotated Screenshot of Library Home Page - http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/newmanr...
Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities http://j.mp/1CFcAXO via @instapaper
Martin Eve: Building the Open Library of the Humanities http://j.mp/1CFcAXO via @instapaper
Migrating to LibGuides 2.0 http://j.mp/1sMeRPK via @instapaper
Migrating to LibGuides 2.0 http://j.mp/1sMeRPK via @instapaper
Guerilla Research Tactics and Tools http://j.mp/1te5678 via @instapaper
Guerilla Research Tactics and Tools http://j.mp/1te5678 via @instapaper
Joseph Murphy: Drop the lawsuit http://www.change.org/p... via @Change
Joseph Murphy: Drop the lawsuit http://www.change.org/p/joseph-murphy-drop-the-lawsuit?recruiter=2744818&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition via @Change
This 1954 video of how use new dial phones reminds me of challenges in changing library system interfaces. http://www.core77.com/blog... #libux
This 1954 video of how use new dial phones reminds me of challenges in changing library system interfaces. http://bit.ly/1xtUlo4 #libux
She calls both the six an "oh" as well as the number zero a letter o. I am sure that did not confuse anyone. - Joe
I noticed that, too. She's clearly not librarian material. - Stephen Francoeur
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