I've found myself on a couple of committees looking at electronic resources stuff (and I'm a bit lost). Question: what usage stats products are all y'all using? I've heard of Ustat, JUSP, and EBSCO's Usage Consolidation. Are there others?
I can't believe I wrote this today: "So to answer your question, there's no particular way to look for rescinded disallowances. You can simply find out if there was a rescission by looking up the legislative instrument and reading the general comments."
Today's 'huh?' moment: I googled (NOT scholar) the title of an article and noticed one of the hits directed to ebsco. Thinking this was odd, I clicked and went to an ebsco record. There was a giant arrow saying "read this article courtesy of your local library." And my local library is apparently Manly Library (a joke waiting to happen).
Has anyone used or know someone who uses ResearchGate (a social network for researchers)? https://www.researchgate.net/ Useful? I'm curious about the "millions of publications" bit on the About page...
Fancy going to Guatemala? Asturias Academy is looking for a School Librarian for the 2013 academic year. The school (which I visited last year) is doing amazing work for marginalized people in its community. Check it out and share the word widely. http://lwb-online.org/?p=4592
Have Spanish skills? Please consider applying! The Miguel Angel Asturias Academy is an innovative Pre K-12 school in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We are seeking a librarian to begin work immediately. See http://lwb-online.org/?p=4592
Intrigued by Independent Voices: http://www.revealdigital.com/voices. "Open access promise...COST RECOVERY = OPEN ACCESS. Participating libraries enrolled in Independent Voices will be collectively paying only the cost to produce the database – no excess profits disbursed. Simply stated, once Independent Voices reaches the break-even point in...