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Galadriel C.
For those of you who have or are implementing Alma - How have you migrated you e-journals Knowledge Base to Alma? We're going from SerialsSolutions to Alma. So far, there's a spreadsheet we could fill in line-by line of resources/titles/holdings, but we're really hopeful that some automated manner of migrating data is possible.
(liking so i can find responses again) - weelibrarian
Well that sounds awful. Keep us posted. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Much of the Alma migration utilizes such spreadsheets. Can you extract data from SS in the format you need? - Jen
We were on SFX, so didn't have to do that, but yeah, I'd try downloading the info from SS and going from there. - Kirsten
It seems like I had heard that SS can send you the data in a spreadsheet format that you can then send to Alma. - ~Courtney F
We can extract a spreadsheet out of SS, but because Alma and SS use different names for resources (e.g. "EBSCO Academic Search Premier" vs. "Academic Search Premier") it becomes much more complicated -- a very manual process that utterly baffles me as in how can this not be more automated? Ex Libris is saying we have to complete their spreadsheet and that they can't do anything with the SS spreadsheet. Courtney do you know/are you able to share more about Alma doing something w/ the SS spreadsheet? - Galadriel C. from Android
Hey Galadriel - have you been over to to the Alma FF room? Deborah I think migrated from SS and may have help for you. Migrating to Alma is not a very pleasant process. I hear that life on the other side is good though. - Jen
WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY AND MUCH LAMENTATION. - Deborah Fitchett
I can in fact tell you a heap about how we did this and what to avoid and what problems can't be avoided. Might get a bit longwinded for here, unless everyone else is interested too, but email me - deborah.fitchett at lincoln.ac.nz probably the best address for this one. - Deborah Fitchett
Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, Primo, you never cease to amuse me.
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Primo knows best - lris
We need a "Damn You Auto-Suggest" tumblr. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh yes. Oh yes we do. - laura x from iPhone
We do!! - Meg VMeg
We need a Primo Knows Best Tumblr, really. - Zamms from iPhone
I will do this tomorrow. - laura x from iPhone
I just demonstrated this to a class of senior music majors. They were amused. - Catherine Pellegrino
Always show how the resource doesn't work. That's my rule. - Zamms
omg - perfect use for tumblr - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I still like the Ebsco autosuggest for cyber warfare to caber warfare - Christina Pikas
^^^ That is brilliant. - Catherine Pellegrino
Depending on how the vote has gone .... - barbara fister
I remember students posting some interesting ones for Encore.. I think one went "Singapore general elections" and it went "did you mean 'Singapore fairy tales' "..... Can't duplicate it anymore or find the screenshot. - aaron
I got "did you mean frocks" when I searched for frack*. submitted. also, why are there 2517 results for frack* and only 426 for "frack*" . #LeSigh - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oooh! And I got "did you mean frage?" for the same search! WTH is "frage"? (edit: Oh, right, German.) - Catherine Pellegrino
lris
Well! Turns out I'll be presenting a workshop at LOEX next spring. Wheee!
nice! - RepoRat
In Denver! Double-like! - Steele Lawman
Yay! - Joe
I would like to quadruple-like this, for reasons. - kaijsa
p.s. Iris didn't brag about this, but she's not just presenting a workshop. She's presenting THE INVITED pre-conference workshop. - kaijsa
Cool. - Joe
Woo hoo! - Galadriel C.
congrats! What are you presenting on? - YvonneM
lris
My favorite stapler-related exchange of the day (Ann is my department head).
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Depending on the "people years" benchmark chosen, those maths are spot on... time to change Gigi's name to Methuselah? - Aaron the Librarian
Joe
LSW: Joe
Thinking back to this exact date 6 years ago.... Thanks LSW Peeps Steve, LauraX, Josh, Kaijsa, and many others. http://librarycampwest.pbworks.com
Oh wow! I didn't realize we were at the anniversary. Thanks for the reminder, Joe. It wouldn't have happened without you. - Steele Lawman
Wow! I was just drinking from my LCOW mug this morning. - laura x from iPhone
Still waiting for promised LCOW mug from Steve :) - Kathryn is a free elf
That was my first unconf, and remains the best one I've attended. - kaijsa
I still have an extra one that hasn't cracked or gone kabloooey. Shipping to Australia can't be too expensive, right? Can you DM me your mailing address? - Joe
~Courtney F
So in relation to the Adobe thing (http://ff.im/1kqIxa) ...what, if anything, are you telling your patrons about it? And how? Social media? Tutorial videos?
DJF
LSW: DJF
If our users don't migrate away from RefWorks after seeing this login screen, I have NO sympathy for them at all.
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Pret' good warnng, there. - barbara fister
does the seconds box visibly decrement? - RepoRat
Yup. It's generated by javascript, so it's a live countdown to next august. - DJF from Android
When I sent a mass email out to the local RefWorks users (everybody who's logged in in the past year), I got a complaint from one grad student that we didn't give her enough notice. - DJF
She can keep her account, no? Or does that only happen if you graduate from a school that currently subscribes. Or did they drop that "it's yours forever" thing? - barbara fister
alumni from schools that currently subscribe... but I don't know how tough RefWorks is going to be on people. - Christina Pikas
Can you get the Mission Impossible music to autoplay.... kidding! #sorrynotsorry - John Dupuis
It's "forever, as long as the school subscribes" - DJF from Android
I need to show this to folk at MPOW -- I think we're a couple three years away from crossing this bridge but it's coming. - Heather
It really does take a year, because you need to start the school year with the librarians talking about "not RefWorks", and give lots of time so that people can pick a good time to transition their writing from one system to another, including folks who are writing books or dissertations. - DJF from Android
What are you offering instead of RefWorks? - Holly's favorite Anna
Wait, what? They gave an official date? - Meg VMeg
Oh, you are canceling it, it's not a switch to Flow. - Meg VMeg
I cannot tell you how much I love this. - Mari
lris
Student: "I can't read the page of this book I need because the page is, like, connected?" Explained about the way books used to be printed while taking her back to preservation to have the page slit. :)
LB creeps me out.
Survived honors class 5 of 5 today. On the upside, we did an activity with the last two classes that I think went well, but of course now I wish I'd done it with all of them. Also, I really like the classes better when the prof attends, too. The students are too quiet otherwise.
Holly's favorite Anna
"This is an automatic message to let you know that I've got your request, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can, generally within one business day, Monday to Friday, 9a-5pm EST (because at night I'm sleeping! if your paper is due in the morning, I'd suggest going to content.easybib.com to see if we've got an answer to your question there)."
Clearly they get a lot of support requests from students. :) - Holly's favorite Anna
Mr. The Jason Fleming
I answered the phone "learning commons desk" and they asked to be connected to Reference #headdesk
(Jason switches phone from right ear to left ear) "Reference Desk, how may I help you?" - Steele Lawman
+1 ^ - Marie
Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
So here's my engaging activity for this afternoon's class (for PhD student of prof who wanted more engagement in instruction): when we do the "think up keywords for your topic" portion of the class, I will have them type their search into a Google form. then i'll copy & paste all their searches into a Wordle. Then I'll search the big words from the
wordle in the appropriate EBSCO database. Then we will discuss pros & cons of those search terms. Curious to see if that engages them. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
also, curious to see 18 different search strings. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
How did it work out? - Soup in a TARDIS
Let us know how it goes! - YvonneM
it was fun - a little time-consuming, but effective. The students were definitely engaged. I would do it again. Will post the wordle tomorrow. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
cool! - YvonneM
now that might actually be a useful use for a Wordle! I might have to share that one - ~Courtney F
Very cool idea. - barbara fister
… wondering if I should attempt with 50 students on Thursday … … I think it will … #brave - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
colleague tried this just now. fell flat I think. - aaron from BuddyFeed
yeah, it's tricky. what didn't work, d'you think, aaron? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I was just observing, but i think almost everyone entered the same search terms. - aaron
mine seemed to like the activity of typing something. I'm not convinced it added anything but time … but they did seem to like it, so i'll try again. Plus it's kind of neat to see what they searched for -- like "Beyoncé and Jay Z's PR team, public statements, marriage issues Blue Ivy " - is what they'd type into Mr. Google. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
kaijsa
Just scheduled instruction for a class called "Apocalypse: The History of the End." I also got to work with " Mysticism, Yoga, and Enlightenment in the East," which was pretty fun. Humanities FTW.
Regular Amanda
Just in case you missed it, I think laura x knocked it out of the park on #teamharpy: http://www.newrambler.net/lisdom...
Goodness. Thank you. - laura x from iPhone
lris
Living and working with a chronic illness - http://pegasuslibrarian.com/2014...
Lovely post, Iris. Thank you for sharing. - Andy
I'm so sorry I missed this til today, brave, beautiful woman. Well written, and thank you for sharing! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤ from iPhone
Catherine Pellegrino
Hey, y'all, remember this? http://friendfeed.com/lsw... I forgot to mention that we're doing it. :D
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Dude! Awesome! - Marie
In the run-up to launching this, we learned that a) that printer prints more than any other printer on campus, including the two printers in the 24-hour computing lab COMBINED, b) last year it printed nearly half a million pages, or 377 pages per on-campus student, and c) the library spent $8000 on paper and toner last year. That's half of our non-endowed book budget. Holy crap on a cracker, people. - Catherine Pellegrino
But students like screens. Everything online! We can go paperless! - kaijsa
Tell that to the faculty who require students to bring printouts of each lecture's powerpoints to class... :-/ - Catherine Pellegrino
Yep. I want to lol every time an undergrad complains that we only have an ebook and not a print copy of something they want. - kaijsa
Skip printing the copyright notice page. Like it. - Joe
I came in this morning and the boxes were rearranged into a tall tower. Love it. - Catherine Pellegrino
I hope the tower was teetering. That would add drama to the display. - Stephen Francoeur
Mr. The Jason Fleming
I am so, over, the phrase "Google-like interface"
I'm still giggling over feedback on our new discovery layer that it looked too much like Bing - it should look like Google instead. (After discussion, we ended up changing the orange buttons to our institution's shade of green and everyone was happy.) - Deborah Fitchett
Give me google-like funding and google-like staffing and google-like infrastructure and I'll think about making that google-like interface. - lris
^^^ Memorised. - Deborah Fitchett
Ooh, Iris is good. - Marie
Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Yesterday's class learned that .org sites are not reliable. Yay! (in a class I did on searching the interwebs for first-year students)
many of the 250+ students said that they learned about "using quotes" to narrow results in Google, meaning that they didn't know that before. More Yay. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
love this comment, re CRAAP test: "The CRAPPY technique is really helpful and is an easy acronym to remember." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
and they liked that I showed 'em how to limit by date in Google searches. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I [heart] this one: I learned the importance of quotation marks in searches. They may not seem like they make a difference, but it could be crucial when you're looking for specific information. One simple phrase in quotation marks could narrow a search from over 100 million results to less than 1 million. I used quotation marks in the search queries for homework and I noticed the result number drop significantly and I found what I was looking for faster. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
and this: I learned how to get to the Park Library! Tomorrow, I'm going to go visit it, so I know where it is, and do some homework. I'm excited! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
this is true, tho' sort of sad: "I learned that nothing has really changed in the world of Boolean searching over the semesters it has taken for library employees to give me this lecture at least 5 times" - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
student in the class made this wikipedia entry while he was in hs - it's Totally Bogus! lol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*love* "Today I learned the method of CRAAP in determining the helpfulness of the article. CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevance, Accuracy, Authority, and Purpose. I also learned that the librarian is super cool, and I want to be her best friend." - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
jambina
huh, thought i posted this to LSW too earlier today but apparently not. happy to finally be able to announce that in early November i'll be starting a new gig at the University of Chicago as their IR manager. #fuckyeahChicago!
Woo! - lris
Woo-hoo! - bentley
Congrats! - Jen
Cool. - Joe
Hooray + Congratulations! - Galadriel C. from Android
I think it will soon be time for another LSW Midwest Meetup. *nods* - RepoRat
YAY! - maʀtha
@RR: YES! Are we heading to Chicago this time? I like Chicago - maʀtha
I could go for Chicago, sure. - RepoRat
Yay! - bentley
Let me know when you're thinking, too, so I can see if it coincides with a trip home to see the family :) - Katie
so happy for you - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
congrats! Lots of luck in your new position. - Elizabeth Brown
laura x
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest - http://damnyouautosuggest.tumblr.com/
Okay, folks. It exists. Please populate. Damn You Auto Suggest
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"or Primo Knows Best. Auto-suggest failures from library catalogs and databases." - laura x from Bookmarklet
Happy to contribute! - Zamms
Laura, you are a treasure. - kaijsa
Hey Laura, can I send you a revised Berlin All graphic? Just noticed my kid's name mentioned it so I want to crop it a little. - Zamms
And now it is also automatically fed into the LSW room. Heeeeeeeeeeee - lris
Well played! - Zamms
Zamms, yes, please do--or just go ahead and submit it and I'll delete the other one. - laura x
I found the avatar by searching for search fail, licensed for reuse with modification on Google images: http://bestandworstever.blogspot.com/2013... - laura x
"yoga poses" and "otitis externa" just made me guffaw at the reference desk. Damn you, Auto-Suggest! - Catherine Pellegrino
This is just so awesome. - Galadriel C.
Oh darn. Can't recreate my favorite. They turned of suggest globally in our ebscohost. Oh wait - publib! - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Delightful. - Marie
I am sending this link to MPOW's cataloger. *evil chuckle* - Catherine Pellegrino
I love this so much. - Meg VMeg
This definitely goes in my best thing ever file. - Megan loves summer
related, in a weird way: http://blogs.wsj.com/persona... - RepoRat
kaijsa
I'm probably a bad corporate citizen, but I just showed a first-year student how to find used print copies of her textbooks online for cheap. Textbook rentals through the bookstore are highway robbery.
… but a good librarian for giving the student what she needed. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Hey, if the used print copies are legal (helloooooo, First Sale Doctrine), then I'm all for it. - Catherine Pellegrino
Oh, yeah, I know I'm legal. I am having a crabby moment about the bookstore. - kaijsa
I think I'm actually just crabby with The Man in general. - kaijsa
I can get behind that. :) - Catherine Pellegrino
maʀtha
Maybe our next zine should be a cookbook
John Dupuis
For those that are interested, I ranted a little OA rant on twitter: https://twitter.com/dupuisj...
OA Hulk just retweeted it in toto. - RepoRat
Thanks. The ACM thing was just killing me. - John Dupuis
Another slightly unhinged rant: https://twitter.com/dupuisj... - John Dupuis
Thank you for doing that. I've been preaching "libraries shouldn't be subsidizing non-publishing society activities" for years now, not that anybody's listening. You may have a wider audience and definitely a more succinct style. - Walt Crawford
Come to think of it, on Twitter at least, you *definitely* have a much wider audience. - Walt Crawford
Thanks, Walt. Hard to compare Twitter vs C&I, but it's probably at least a different audience. And thank you for all your work on OA. - John Dupuis
Rants collected for your reading pleasure: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... - John Dupuis
Liking this again. - Joe
Apparently it's going to be a trilogy. Third installment later this week. - John Dupuis
With the grand finale here: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... - John Dupuis
Bolman/Gallos ideas? I would like to read these. - RepoRat
This book: http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCD... Pretty good way of looking at the kinds of attitudes you need in academia beyond "command and control." - John Dupuis
Cool, I will try to get my hands on that! - RepoRat
If you do read it, I'd be interested in hearing your impressions. - John Dupuis
Sure. I don't know how useful it'll be, though. I am SO BAD at leadership stuff. SO VERY VERY BAD. - RepoRat
Thinking you're bad at leadership stuff will probably make your impressions even more interesting. The book tries to define leadership in a way that would be broadly accessible in academia. I'm not sure how successful they are, but the attempt is definitely worthwhile. Which reminds me that I want to dig this book up and give it a read as well: http://www.sup.org/book... - John Dupuis
Huh. I will too. - RepoRat
'Sup. - Joe
lris
When punchy librarians come up with session titles for upcoming drop-in workshops? You end up with Buzzfeed style session titles: "15 ways to get to full text in your twenties -- WITHOUT PAYING A CENT" or "48 Reference works you'll NEVER BELIEVE THEY WROTE (number 12 will haunt your sleep)"
Run with it! Heck, this could be a theme for the next round of your library's trading cards. - RepoRat
Well, we already have tabloid covers at the moment, so we're pretty close! - lris
this is brilliant! - maʀtha
Last spring, YYY students graduated from Carleton college. You'll NEVER BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. - Catherine Pellegrino
You should do it, Iris. Heck, I want to click on that Reference Works link. *click click click click click* - bentley
Oh, we're doing it. :) - lris
Love this! - Lisa Hinchliffe
Yay! - bentley
(So what are the 48 Reference Works You'll NEVER BELIEVE THEY WROTE?) - bentley
I'm still kind of fond of the Biographical Dictionary of Neo-Marxism, from my library-school days. - RepoRat
I've found using such titles for blog posts can be insanely successful. The classic one is 5 things freshman should know about NUS Libraries but usually dont. I easily get a couple of thousand views, when the average post gets 50-100. Using them for workshop titles is new to me. hmm will try that... - aaron
aaron
Depositing articles into Institutional repositories isn't Open Access because it usually isn't CC-BY? http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Must say I am so confused on practical matters beyond definitional issues. So for Pre-prints you can generally choose the licenses you want including CC-BY, while for post prints and final versions you are limited to what the publishers allow and almost always they don't allow CC-BY? - aaron
Say for example i have a paper in Library Management and I check Sherpa-romeo it says okay post-print in IRs. Can I use CC-BY or any other CC license (CC-BY-NC etc) for that matter? - aaron
The whole piece starts from the wrong perspective. It sets up an opposition between journal-mediated OA and repository-mediated OA on the basis that repositories can't choose licenses. Repositories can, of course, choose licenses (or let authors do so) if they ensure that authors retain sufficient rights. Whether its done through journals or repositories, getting liberal licensing requires some political will on part of the community to tell publishers how its going to be. - Cameron Neylon
Short answer: To post anything anywhere under any license you need the rights to do so. If you've given them away you can't. If you don't give them away you can. There is some confusion over whether differing versions of the manuscript are subject to copyright transfer agreements. - Cameron Neylon
My frustration is that the tenor of the argument (publishers are pushing for CC BY) is absolutely wrong. The traditional publishers are pushing for CC NC with them owning the copyright. Picking fights amongst ourselves over licensing, rather than working together to ensure authors retain copyright is playing right into their hands. - Cameron Neylon
I have to say, though, I'm with Royster on "the OA movement has repeatedly and callously screwed IR managers and libraries." But you knew that. - RepoRat
...not all OA advocates</sarcasm>...or is that</irony>? not sure... - Cameron Neylon
...but more seriously, a lot of that screwing has come from precisely the people pushing Royster's agenda (and a lot from others not pushing that agenda to be fair). But I don't see why we can't celebrate Royster's success (and others) as a model that takes us some distance but not the whole way. While exploring the options for going the whole way through repositories (via rights retention and licensing) and through journals and licensing. - Cameron Neylon
Put it this way. Elsevier folks are approvingly retweeting Poynder on this... - Cameron Neylon
Well, I agree, Cameron, but Paul's right that this is exactly what SPARC and the CC-BYnauts refuse to do. (I will say that I do *not* understand Paul's infatuation with H-rn-d. If there's a more anti-library voice anywhere in OA, it's Poynder himself.) - RepoRat
As for "Royster's agenda," it strikes me as an "actually get shit done" agenda, and I approve... especially having been hamstrung by my own workplaces as far as the shit they would actually allow me to get done. Now, what Royster doesn't completely get is that his success is rather sui generis -- even I, whose skills parallel his, couldn't do what he has -- but he's 100% right that he got shit done because he blew all the way past the parameters of what an IR is "supposed" to do. - RepoRat
Yeh, sorry, "agenda" is a loaded term and I shouldn't have used it. And I completely agree with the "gsd" idea. But I can't help but feel that he is over-reacting to a mis-interpretation of the SPARC position (exacerbated to be fair by anti-repo folks, who in turn are frustrated by non-delivery by many IRs which in turn is due to a lack of institutional support/vision/understanding). - Cameron Neylon
...or to put it another way, everyone is frustrated by the limitations of progress. While in fact in diverse ways there is lots of progress. But the frustration has us shouting at each other rather than combining to take on the real problem. - Cameron Neylon
True enough. I still think Royster is more sinned against than sinning, however. - RepoRat
Yeh, I don't know the history there. But I was there in Kansas City. Heather's point was always that with good progress towards public access we need to ensure that traditional publishers don't grab a rhetorical position around equating ability to read with 'Open Access' and from there to the idea that we're finished. It's precisely about combatting CHORUS and trad publisher initiatives... more... - Cameron Neylon
tl;dr I think we're burning a lot of energy on each other rather than focussing it where needed. And Poynder seems to fan the flames. What we'll be left with is some good repositories where we can read stuff and everything else is CC NC with copyright held by Elsevier. - Cameron Neylon
Agree that we need to focus on authors who should keep the copyright. However, from surveys I've seen, most/many authors would want to license their work CC-BY-NC, so in a way it is a positive for many OA publishers to license their works as CC-BY. - Joe
Of only it were the case that AUTHORS retained control over the commercial uses when journals publish with the CC-BY-NC license. Usually, it's the publisher that retains control over future commercial uses. - DJF from Android
Which points to the real root problem, IMO: ignorance, mostly though not exclusively among faculty. (I ain't never gon' get over Mike "can't trust IRs! they're run by libraries! let's put everything in arXiv!" Taylor.) - RepoRat
" If there's a more anti-library voice anywhere in OA, it's Poynder himself." Sigh and I thought I was finally starting to understand the complexities of Open Access by reading through the State of Open Access interviews. Poynder reads very librarian friendly to me, a newbie to this area..... harnad makes sense to me though dont get the repetition thing he does. - aaron
"What we'll be left with is some good repositories where we can read stuff and everything else is CC NC with copyright held by Elsevier." Sorry, another newbie question. This is bad because? datamining? - aaron
This is bad because authors are the ones who should have the final say in how their work is used, not Elsevier. And the model you quote eliminates A LOT of uses. A friend of mine just published an edited collection of papers on bioethics, and she had to leave out a core article because the PUBLISHER wanted too high a licensing fee. Which means that the original author isn't being read. - DJF from Android
Poynder's interviewees are well-selected and the interviews are worth reading, but he can certainly slant a question when he wants to. (Shieber in particular calls him on it several times.) He also periodically writes some damn thing slamming libraries for Not Doing Enough for OA. I largely quit reading everything except his interviews in, like, 2008 or so because of that. When POYNDER loses a career for caring too much about OA, he can tell me I ain't done enough. Until then, he can STFU. - RepoRat
@Aaron So some (many) authors don't want commercial use of their work and so they get slanted towards an NC license. If they hold the rights then I'm kind of ok with this because when we convince them of the one true way (TM) they have the option to relicense. Or if someone comes along with a commercial use that they like they can specifically license that. Not great, but not so bad.... more... - Cameron Neylon
Cameron, I've come to the conclusion that owning the copyright is a red herring. It's common for large publishers to say, "author keeps the copyright, we publish it NC, and we are the ones who license commercial uses." So I talk about control and decision-making, not copyright, because it's me general and avoids the confusion caused by publishers going for the "author retains copyright" checkbox. - DJF from Android
@DJF, yes you're quite right. We've just changed wording in an updated version of the Open Access Spectrum for precisely that reason. 'Author retains full rights to assign rights' is a bit of a mouthful though :-) - Cameron Neylon
So if authors never ever sign over copyrights... the whole argument abt green vs gold is mostly moot and we all live happily ever after? - aaron
Life would be a lot easier, yeah. A simple author permission, which isn't too hard to come by, would let a librarian or a grant agency grab up manuscripts to make OA, and all the tedious arguments about text-mining wouldn't come up. Much bizarro permissions stuff would also vanish, though in fairness it must be said that skeevy republication outlets would likely become much more of a thing. - RepoRat
Yep, and that's the core of my issue with the dustup. There's nothing in principle stopping an institution ensuring that it or its authors can make docs available on a repository under any desired license. There's nothing inherent in publisher-route OA that makes licensing easier. In both cases the community needs to demand either the licenses they want or the right to license as they... more... - Cameron Neylon
This is one of those surprisingly meaty FF threads that I hope stays around. Dunno that I have much to add, except that I find that thinking of Poynder as "Harnad with less repetition and a little more subtlety" makes it easier to understand his posts. - Walt Crawford
RepoRat
Per LJ, Ferguson PL's selectors set up a Powell's wishlist. There's still stuff on it nobody's gotten for them. https://www.powells.com/cgi-bin...
Bump. Weirdly, my tweet about this got picked up by a couple of connectors and went viral. Pretty sure it got some books bought for Ferguson, at least! - RepoRat
ellbeecee
Georgia State University Library releases Library Instruction Recorder plugin as Open Source | University Library Blog - http://homer.gsu.edu/blogs...
Georgia State University Library releases Library Instruction Recorder plugin as Open Source | University Library Blog
Hey, look at the neat thing we built! - ellbeecee from Bookmarklet
John Dupuis
I wiiiiiiish there were a systematic way to do this... even on a "sudden change; check it" basis... - RepoRat
I just wish Beall wasn't the go-to for every journalist writing about this topic. - John Dupuis
Yyyyyyyyup. OA movement needs to own that and fix it. Will we/they? Hell if I know. It would take something like a systematic sting program. - RepoRat
I've given up on getting Beall discredited. If what has come out of his mouth so far hasn't done it... ain't nothin' gonna. - RepoRat
Isn't the more common case a society selling out/outsourcing to a commercial publisher who then jacks up the subscription fee? Any case studies of that handy? Would be nice to send that to the author of the piece. - John Dupuis
yeah, but it tends to happen under the radar. best evidence might actually be searching on "wiley" or "elsevier" in LSW, frankly. - RepoRat
And this one, by someone whose name seems familiar: http://www.istl.org/08-summ... - John Dupuis
That was done before I knew how much "profit" the ACS made. - Joe
Need to look at this more closely: http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Documen... - John Dupuis
Sir Shuping is just sir
happy happy happy hippy hoppy birthday to the one and only awesome holly! creators of holly's famous mac and cheese!
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Meg VMeg
Today I got to show how bad an expensive thing's search algorithm/logic was, to the person who made the thing, in front of people much more important than I am.
I felt bad, but what could I do? Socialization is a bitch. - Meg VMeg
Usually I only get to demonstrate how bad things are to vendor reps at conferences. They're always terribly distraught but so far it's never really helped anything. - Deborah Fitchett
Awesome. - laura x from iPhone
You're a good egg, Meg. - Stephen Francoeur
it's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it. - RepoRat
If the person is interested in building a good Thing, you did him/her a huge favor. - barbara fister
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