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Joe
Nice article - "Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries" By Meredith Gorran Farkas, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Amy Harris Houk http://crl.acrl.org/content...
Thanks for posting this Joe; the timing for an assessment project I'm planning couldn't be better! - Galadriel C.
I've been waiting for this since their presentation at the assessment conference. - kaijsa
Thanks! Kaijsa, this is the 4 year institution survey we presented at ACRL 2013. Not the 2 year survey we presented at LAC. - Lisa Hinchliffe
I just realized that! I went to both presentations, and I'm mostly interested in this one because it pertains to me. I'm glad to be reading it! - kaijsa
Stephen Francoeur
If I hadn't been paying close enough attention to Aaron Tay's posts, I might not have noticed this cool Android app for FriendFeed that he uses: Flucso.
Amused by "ggelardi.flucso." IIRC, I went to school with a Gerardo Flesca. - bentley
I switched to Android a few months back and this was the free app I found for android for LSW, what is everyone else using? - aaron
I use the phone browser, no app. - ellbeecee
I just use the mobile version on my iPad. Web version on my laptop. - Joe
Just realized I only look at FF on the computer. The only social networking I do on phone is twitter and instagram. - kaijsa
So far I've just used the browser on my android phone. friendfeed.com/iphone But I'm going to give the app a try. - lris
I use ffhound and like it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I use the browser most of the time, and FFHound for posting photos. - Holly's favorite Anna
Odd. The Google Play link works on my computer, but on Google Play Store on the phone it tells me that Flucso doesn't exist. EDIT: Oh. When I follow the above link on the phone, it does find it on Google Play Store, but it tells me, "Your device isn't compatible with this version." I wish it had said that all along, instead of telling me it doesn't exist. I still can't get it, but I wouldn't have wasted time wondering what was wrong with my phone. - bentley
Marie
I would love to see some LSW faces at this summer's Institute for Research Design in Librarianship. Consider submitting a proposal so you can hang out with me for two weeks and learn how to construct a research project? http://irdlonline.org
I am, and I'm crossing my fingers I get accepted! - kaijsa
i suppose the research project would need to be something more than "learn what it's like to hang out with Marie for two weeks" huh? - holly #ravingfangirl
Observation is a legit research technique... - Marie
Holly, you stole my topic! Also, passed this onto my awesome colleagues who would rock it. - Holly's favorite Anna
I'm applying!! I just have to find five spare minutes :) - Hedgehog
Spend more than five minutes on your proposal! Applications close on Feb. 1, 2015. - Marie
Just sent e-mail to colleagues about this awesome event! - Galadriel C.
^ thanks for spreading the word, Galadriel. - Marie
You're most welcome! - Galadriel C. from Android
Last call! The application center closes tomorrow night. - Marie
Submitted my app on weds! - LibrarianOnTheLoose
Couldn't make it this round but hope it's an amazing pool! - Hedgehog
Uploaded! - kaijsa
maʀtha
Happy Valentine's Day, Beloved Codpeople!
In honor of my codpeople, I named a Madagascar hissing cockroach at the Bronx Zoo. Its name is "Coddy." I thought the zoo would send me something more interesting than a thank you email that I could share here, but I guess not. Here are details on the program: http://bronxzoo.com/roach If you ever visit the zoo, remember to look for Coddy among the squirming, hissing mounds of roaches on display. - Stephen Francoeur
Coddles...? - Julian
Here's video of some of Coddy's friends and family at the zoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Stephen Francoeur
Sorry, Julian, too late. The deed is done. Coddles is a good name, though. Next year. - Stephen Francoeur
Thank you, Stephen! I hope you won't mind if I skip the video. - laura x
I'm sure Coddy will understand and won't take it personally. - Stephen Francoeur
So, I could name a roach anything, huh? If I wanted to name one Stephen Francoeur, I could do that. Or name one after my younger brother, which might be the perfect sibling birthday present... - ellbeecee
Stephen, you are THE BEST - maʀtha
(okay, now I'll have nightmares. do not watch the video!) - maʀtha
OMG, I just thought of a better name: Codroach. - Stephen Francoeur
Coddington - maʀtha
I have the urge to swing my boot... - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫ from Android
Ah, here's the official announcement I just got from the Bronx Zoo: http://e.wcs.org/site... - Stephen Francoeur
you are hillarious - maʀtha
Now I am regretting that I liked this earlier today, because it means that I can't like it now to show my admiration of Stephen's generosity and brilliance in this unique and meaningful gesture. - Catherine Pellegrino
This is awesome. - Marie
You guys, I'm tearing up. - Meg VMeg from Android
Awwwww. Me too. - laura x from iPhone
Three hisses for Mr. Francouer! hiss hiss hurrah! - barbara fister
Omg. That is so awesome! - Kirsten from Android
aaron
I will be moving on from my current position after 7.5 years to the Singapore Management University (SMU) as Library Analytics Manager in late Feb. Many exciting plans in store at my new University but currently trying not to think about it too much and enjoy my long vacation.
exciting! And yes, enjoy the long vacation. :) - ellbeecee
Congratulations! - bentley
wow, cool! congrats! - RepoRat
woot and congrats! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Congratulations! Here's hoping that the transition leads to adventures of only the very best kind! - Galadriel C.
That sounds like an awesome job - can't wait to hear about it! - Lisa Hinchliffe
They are awfully lucky to get you. - barbara fister
Congrats! - Meg VMeg
That sounds like fun! (The long vacation sounds good, too) - Aaron the Librarian from Android
congratulations!! I can't wait to see what you come up with while there! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Marie
Library sleeper triggers burglary alarm and hides in wheely cart | Grand Forks Herald - http://www.grandforksherald.com/news...
Sharing mainly for the headline. - Marie from Bookmarklet
lris
Oh say! It's Amy's birthday!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUTTERCUP! - laura x
Fuck yeah! - RepoRat
thanks, all. miss yer faces! - jambina
Happy Birthday! - Katy S from iPhone
happy birthday, Amy!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY! - maʀtha
Joyeux anniversaire! - Catherine Pellegrino
Happy birthday! - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
Courtney McGough's, too, according to my FB. :) - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
Belated but very happy birthday wishes to you Amy! - Galadriel C.
Late also but yay! birthday :) - Pete
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Presentation to Council of Deans about Open Access scheduled for next week. Everyone cross your fingers for us. #oa
Would love to hear more about what approach you are taking and how it is received. Fingers crossed for you. - Jen
bentley
Got $2.2 million? You can buy a golden cod from Newfoundland artist Ben Ploughman http://www.cbc.ca/asithap... Also: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places...
but will it be a golden cod OF ETHICS? - RepoRat
ha! - maʀtha
Galadriel C.
So very excited about UConn Libraries' new website! Hats off to my colleagues that moved mountains to make this great event happen! New Site: http://lib.uconn.edu/ | Old Site: http://137.99.31.144/.
Very nice! (my brain is struggling like hell with this on the new site: "Big Data: The Libraries’ is home to the CT State Data Center, managing CT’s U.S. Census Bureau data." . I understand that technically, it's correct, but it feels wrong to me. :) ) - ellbeecee
My first thought was: smooth! It flows well - kudos to your colleagues. - Jen
I like it, especially your find button and menu - maʀtha
Looks great! - laura x
lris
Major shout-out to Aaron and his work with NUS on discovery in this meeting I'm in. "One of our aspirational models" for working with discovery. :)
Thanks, wasn't all me. My colleagues did the work too. See my next blog post - aaron
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Oh ho! It's out! Here's the big deal we're cancelling. http://libraries.calstate.edu/equitab...
This was the publisher that tried to force us to sub to their ebooks in order to keep our current deal. Also, their idea of when a title could be cancelled is insane. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Just sent this to my head of collections. - Hedgehog
This is the first US consortium I've seen announcing a big Big Deal cancellation. Did I miss anything, or are y'all pioneers? - RepoRat
Also sent to mine.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Wow. Thanks for posting. Forcing subs to e-books to keep journal deal is indeed insane. - Galadriel C.
Head of CollDev sent it out to our faculty this morning - Hedgehog
With that budget cut, I imagine big deals are on the table? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
"the CSU libraries did not find the value of the additional content compelling" - Marie
Shared with our collection development librarian. - ellbeecee
shared with our peeps too - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Good for you for challenging the Big Deal. - maʀtha
booyah - Meg VMeg
I'll be curious to see how many campuses subscribe to Wiley packages on their own (I'm also at a CSU library and we've decided not to subscribe to any Wiley packages until the system can re-negotiate something). - Laura Krier
From my small sample of 4 people I've happened to talk to, no one is taking a package, just individual subs. That's at least 2 of 3 biggest ones, though. Can't wait for the report from EAR next week. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
barbara fister
Nice Christmas present from Library Link of the Day yesterday - a link to our Repo's "Beaten Before We Start." http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014...
"serendipity engineering" ++Repo for writing it & +SecretAgentFister for calling it out as 1st comment - Aaron the Librarian
well, thank you all. :) - RepoRat
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
So, I read the Reframing Academic Leadership book and am partway through the Enhancing Campus Capacity one. The former book struck me as limited-use. It has a few useful scripts for common interpersonal issues, but several of its frames (the "symbolic" frame especially) are discussed so vaguely and handwavily that I don't really see the point. Also MAJOR demerits for taking as a Good... more... - RepoRat
The latter book is research-based, and much less rose-colored-glasses (which I personally appreciate; I really dislike books whose rhetorical stance is "do what we tell you and everything will be unicorns and kittens!"). The stories in it feel familiar, as does the pain and struggle and exhaustion coming off the page. Its message is muted, comparatively: "here's what tends to work, when anything does, but there are no guarantees, and here are some reasons why not." - RepoRat
lris
For my next meeting, I will be sewing a crocheted beard onto a hat. A colleague will then give this concoction to his 16-year-old son. Heeee
Mischief managed. Heeeeee - lris
I think knitty had a pattern like that? very cool. - Christina Pikas
Walt Crawford
Fair warning: A library person asked for my advice on finding library jobs in other countries (from Canadian and Australian perspectives). Since I know nothing at all about that, I suggested the most knowledgeable group of library folks I know...that is, LSW on FriendFeed. So another person might join the--good grief, 1,343?--small circle.
RepoRat
I have been howling about this on Twitter, so I'm sharing the love: "The peer-review scam" http://www.nature.com/news... Includes such gems as passwords stored and emailed in plain text.
Peer review: your guide to quality literature! *headdesk* - RepoRat
Lisa Hinchliffe
Hey all - today's the deadline for feedback on the ACRL IL Framework Draft 3. Hope everyone is sharing their views. I posted my comments to the Task Force at https://www.facebook.com/notes...
Thanks for sharing your comments, Lisa - maʀtha
And ... I just learned "public" on FB means "public in FB" so here's a different link for non-FB users: http://www.evernote.com/l... - Lisa Hinchliffe
Yes indeed, thank you! - Megan loves summer
Deborah Fitchett
This is awesome - Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand are working on a free legal notice that Māori can use to release cultural works more openly: http://creativecommons.org.nz/2014...
How do you feel about the "protection against culturally offensive uses", compared to the problems people see with a non-commercial CC license? - Meg VMeg
It is restrictive, yes; but it's less restrictive than no open release at all. Creators need the reassurance that, say, their photo of their granny isn't going to end up on someone's Cafepress teatowels, otherwise they're not going to go anywhere near open. At the moment there's huge amounts of information that is locked up for use by the iwi itself and in many cases people would be... more... - Deborah Fitchett
(It has been a journey for me, with a natural Western bent towards "Knowledge wants to be free!", to get my head around the fact that some knowledge *doesn't* and I have no right to it. Comparing with my thoughts about privacy has been a useful benchmark/triangulation point when my brain's otherwise been tending to flail in despair.) - Deborah Fitchett
What would be the benefit of this license over registered copyright? Is copyright not strong enough? I am not at all saying that indigenous knowledge needs to be free. I'm just curious what niche this license fills. - Meg VMeg
There was a wonderful talk at Access Vancouver about work that was done at University of Washington about designing systems for managing culturally sensitive information. - DJF from Android
Like, in the US we have laws against falsely ascribing Native American ownership/creatorship (e.g., http://jezebel.com/5848715... ), so I'm wondering if this is, like, the contrapositive to that. Or something. - Meg VMeg
yes! what djf said! huge community involvement in the collections for both authentication and access. i know that ubc has adopted some of the tech for their Xwi7xwa library. - jambina
It's not that copyright isn't strong enough; it doesn't replace that at all. Everyone gets copyright. It's that *creative commons licenses* don't give/withhold the appropriate permissions when it comes to indigenous knowledge. You can say "Go ahead and use it but attribute" (CC-BY) or "Go ahead and use it but not for commercial purposes" (CC-BY-NC) or "You can't use it at all without... more... - Deborah Fitchett
An example of the challenges of Creative Commons that are simpler for us to understand is the all the CC licences also waive the creators moral rights to restrict how material may be used. So, if you CC license something, you can't stop the KKK from using it. - DJF from Android
Sure, and I'm wondering whether people imagine it will face the same problems as NC. Because, in theory, NC is a good idea too. But, in other theory, NC is *not* a good idea, because no one knows what it means, so it's useless (e.g., https://www.techdirt.com/article... ). And "culturally offensive" seems even more ambiguous than NC. Ergo my initial question. - Meg VMeg
I want this to be a clearcut awesome good thing. But NC-CC licensing has not at all been a clearcut awesome good thing (even though I would have thought that would be the case). So I'm wondering how/whether this can be a DIFFERENT clearcut awesome good thing. Or whether trademarks/law/something else are a better recourse. - Meg VMeg
I think it's a bit strong to say NC is "useless." "Not as useful as it might be," yes, but it's still useful. Half a loaf and all that. - Walt Crawford
Hence why they're consulting at the moment about what restrictions it should and shouldn't include. I think trademarks/law would do the exact opposite of opening things up. - Deborah Fitchett
Deborah, can you explain why things are not open currently? Is it something about Māori protectiveness, beyond whatever would or wouldn't be allowed by NZ law? The laws we have here prevent falsely ascribing ownership or creatorship to Native American tribes (and many of the tribes have registered trademarks for their names). So they don't close things down, exactly, but allow legal recourse when IP is used improperly. - Meg VMeg
Sorry, I am not trying to be contrarian. I would like this to be good news. I was excited until I remembered all the NC turmoil. - Meg VMeg
Two part answer: 1) Can you explain why a white person doesn't make their content open? It's because we want to retain certain rights. Sometimes I might want to make something open but I don't want a company to profit off that; NC was created (however imperfectly) to allay these concerns. Likewise a "no culturally offensive use" license can allow people to open their content up without... more... - Deborah Fitchett
That wandered so encompassed part of 2) which is the tikis on teatowels kind of thing. Some things do not belong in the wrong kind of context. Western law does not deal with this. Existing Creative Commons licenses don't deal with it. So the goal is to create a license that does deal with it, by (presumably) spelling out what uses are and are not appropriate. Then a creator can say "I... more... - Deborah Fitchett
I'm not sure if this clarifies things because I'm not sure where the gap is, because I've got all this cultural context you don't. But it's basically for the case where authors want to be open but also want safeguards. Existing CC licenses provide the safeguards that matter to Western creators (attribution, share-alike, non-commercial, no-derivatives) but they don't provide the... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Meg: Have you been following the furor here in Oklahoma surrounding the way Christina Fallin appropriated a plains tribe headdress? I know it's a physical object rather than knowledge, but to me, seems like this is the exact sort of thing that this license option is trying to protect against. American Indian tribes have always dealt with white people appropriating pieces of their... more... - Kirsten
I am not saying that protection isn't called for, or that I don't understand why it might be called for (my last question about the Māori was asking if there was something specific to their traditions/culture that made this different from a CC license for all indigenous people, because it seemed like Deborah was saying that). It is ABSOLUTELY called for, and I 100% understand why. What... more... - Meg VMeg
It seems like a way to put your hand up and say "hey, you can use this, but if I think you're using it in a way that offends me, I'm gonna revoke that right." I see the complexity of limits, but I also see why people may want "some rights reserved" defined in specific ways so that they can say yes while saying no to some uses. People would presumably still have uses that fall under fair dealing (?? is that the phrase in NZ for what yanks call fair use?) - barbara fister
Sorry, Meg. I wasn't reading closely enough. Teach me to skim pre-caffeine. Anyway, to the point: I doubt the Maori license would be able to avoid all those criticisms, since there would always be people (like Fallin) who would want to use items with that license in a way that was disrespectful. Such people often fall back on some combination of free speech and capitalism to justify... more... - Kirsten
Purely pragmatically, the problem I have with NC is that it overprotects -- it renders uses problematic that the licensor probably wouldn't have any problem with. I honestly don't think that's true in the indigenous-knowledge case! So I'm in favor (for the little my white-ass approval is worth), partly in the name of getting more truth out there and drowning out the noisy appropriators. - RepoRat
Back to the U Washington work that I mentioned above, "culturally offensive" probably isn't just a vague phrase, but has strong, well understood, restrictions on culturally appropriate use associated with it that are well understood by the culture in question. For example, letting the US flag touch the ground is (well, was) a simple example of a "culturally offensive" use. - DJF
Barbara's comment about "It seems like a way to put your hand up and say 'hey, you can use this, but if I think you're using it in a way that offends me, I'm gonna revoke that right.'" is exactly why the Creative Commons licenses explicitly waive the creators' moral rights. So, even where Western European culture has a way to control uses, the CC stops one from doing so. - DJF
It seems as this particular effort a) is working very hard to come to a mutually-agreed-upon-by-creators, nuanced and detailed definition of "culturally offensive" (if you click through to Deborah's link, it includes a survey) - which I actually would expect to vary from indigenous tradition to indigenous tradition, given that their sacred / tapu / etc contexts also vary, and b) is... more... - Marianne
tl;dr: oooh, this is really interesting and shiny. - Marianne
An interesting discussion, but I must admit that my reaction to a "no culturally inappropriate uses" license would probably be "If you're not Maori (or Native American or whatever), stay the hell away." Because I would never be sure what was and wasn't culturally inappropriate, except that I'm not part of the culture. And maybe that's right? - Walt Crawford
Maybe museums and schools would be able to use more easily? - Christina Pikas
Walt, I think part of the idea is that the license would *tell* you what is and isn't inappropriate. Meg, yes, while indigenous peoples are in heaps of dialogue with each other for mutual support and sharing ideas on how to reclaim heritage in a coloniser-dominated world, their cultures and therefore needs are still very different from each other so I would expect licenses to vary... more... - Deborah Fitchett
Blast from the past - we got someone in to do a talk about this for us, and now have a video online at http://livingheritage.lincoln.ac.nz/nodes... - Deborah Fitchett
Kirsten
The straw that broke auto-suggest's back. We've turned it off, we're so frustrated by it.
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Yes! - Kirsten
I dunno, I know people who'd watch that movie. - RepoRat
i LOLed here and i had food in my mouth! there should be laugh warnings on these posts... - Marie
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLLLLLLLLL - Soup in a TARDIS
So is a penis labyrinth what the kids are calling a vagina these days? - Steve C, Team Marina
A penis labyrinth is the pentagon #satire - Pete
you two are just full of beans today, aren't you? Edit: though you are also near the top of your game - MoTO Boychick Devil
lololol - Rachel Walden
I suspected some of y'all would run with this one. - Kirsten
Somewhere someone is making a porn parody of Pan's Labyrinth with this title... - Pete
Rule 34, Pete - Aaron the Librarian
Do you have bX too? I'd hate to see what it would recommend... - Zamms
Wow. Our Did You Mean hasn't done anything near this interesting, to my knowledge: I'm a little sad. - Deborah Fitchett
This wins, like, everydamnthing. :D - Catherine Pellegrino
oh, thank you! I really needed that ROTFL today!!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
lris
Cod Signal! Our library (small liberal arts college library) is going to migrate to a Library Management System (e.g. Intota, WorldShare, Alma, Sierra, etc). If you have one of these and would be willing to answer a couple questions from our reference department, could you let me know? ijastram@carleton.edu
Thursday Bump. :) - lris
Email sent. And, more bumping. - Joe
email sent. #dumb. we don't have any of the above. please to ignore email, unless you want some useless info. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Rachel Walden
Random poking up of the head: I've been missing from the librarian interwebs for a while due to life stuff and figuring out my next step. Many of you already know, but starting in January I will be the new Associate Dean for Learning Resources in charge of the medical library and biomedical communications at ETSU in Johnson City, TN.
Congrats! - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Yay and hi again! Sounds like a great move -- wishing you the best! - RepoRat
hooray hooray hooray! You deserve the change, and you will be awesome. - Jenica
Congratulations! - bentley
congrats! Awesome news! - ellbeecee
awesome sauce - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫
Thanks all! :) I'm pretty excited. In addition to jobby goodness, I'll be about an hour from where I grew up/where my parents still live, and close to the mountains again. - Rachel Walden
Congrats! - John Dupuis
Tell us about the biomedical communications part. I'm curious. - maʀtha
Congratulations! - Jen
Right now, biomedical communications is a digital design and print shop housed inside the medical library. They design & print large-scale items like research posters (including the fabric ones!). They do other signs, displays, table tents, etc. One project they did was to work with a pediatrician to produce a book for his patients. I think there's actually a lot of potential there re:... more... - Rachel Walden
that sounds SO exciting, Rachel. - Jenica
that is cool! - RepoRat
That's awesome! Congratulations on the new gig and best wishes for it to be a great experience! - kaijsa
Oooh. You kinda have a built in makerspace. - maʀtha
Marianne
Tonight I am happy because a young community patron in her early 20s needed to print some forms for a job that starts tomorrow, and we are the only place around here where someone can print something that is still open at this hour on a Friday. #notinthemissionstatement #stillpartofmymission
jambina
there are a bunch of gigs open at McGill right now - i know a lot about most of 'em, so if you have any questions, let me know. you do not need to speak french for any except the copyright position. http://www.mcgill.ca/library...
Marianne
My version of patron-driven acquisitions continues to consist of saying to patrons (esp but not always faculty / staff patrons), "Yes! We would totally love to buy that book for the library! If you would like I will write an email to your liaison and the acquisitions person right now! I don't mind AT ALL." #slaclife #handsellingisahardhabittoshake
(we have, you know, a form. and also they could just email the people. which I also make sure they know. but when someone expresses "want book," my reflex is BUY BOOK NOW RIGHT NOW YAYAYAYAYAY.) - Marianne
(it's pretty awesome when we get visiting faculty who just finished or are finishing a ph.d. at some R1. "I can... order stuff?? ALL THIS STUFF??? Even though I'm just a visitor??" And it is pretty awesome to be able to point out that they are enriching our collection and we're actively grateful to them.) - Marianne
jambina
if you will be at ACRL, consider coming a day early to unconference with Char Booth and moi. we'll be talking about scholarly communication and trying to fix the world. http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlins...
Joe
LSW: Joe
Aaron gets cited by Ben Wagner on PAMnet. Not a full-blown study, but a very thoughtful (I think brilliant) blog post is here: "Why Nested Boolean search statements may not work as well as they did" http://musingsaboutlibrariansh... by Aaron Tay of the National University...
of Singapore. Basically, the argument is that databases are now so very, very large, searching the full text is now so common negating the need for truncation/synonyms, etc., and relevant ranking/search query processing has gotten so sophisticated, that there are many cases were one gets better search results by ignoring Boolean and/or putting in a bunch of synonyms. The bunch of synonyms and liberal use of truncation actually degrade the results given how relevance web engines work. He gives a number of specific search examples (so in that limited sense, a study). - Joe
I will get the link to the archive once I stop using this iPad. - Joe
I just sent this to our library faculty. Let's see how long it takes for them to come to my door with torches and pitchforks! - LibrarianOnTheLoose
This is excellent, Aaron, and reiterates some of the frustrations we're having with our web-scale service as well as lays out some great examples to illustrate how things work. I'm going to share this with colleagues. - kaijsa
A great piece. Now if there was just a way to determine whether it is the RIGHT set of results rather than how many ... (not at all a criticism of Aaron's work ... just a challenge for the group I'm co-leading at our library). - Lisa Hinchliffe
This is where I grabbed the text above. https://listserv.nd.edu/cgi-bin... - Joe
Oh dear. I was really feeling warm and fuzzy when I read your kind words. I respect you guys so much, so this means a lot. - aaron
reviewing article now, as I review S 2.0. Thanks, Aaron for writing it, and Joe for pointing to it. Oh, and the LSW / FF for just being you. :-) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
maʀtha
Galadriel C.
Hi Folks! Do you happen to know of other "free the e-books" initiatives like Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/), Knowledge Unlatched (http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/), and Unglue.It (https://unglue.it/)?
Plus some folks use the usual suspect crowdfunding sites, Kickstarter or Indiegogo or Patreon or whatever. - RepoRat
Thanks RR! - Galadriel C.
np, they were just the ones I happened to have bookmarked. - RepoRat
Thanks Jen! - Galadriel C.
Librivox for audiobooks, in case it's relevant: https://librivox.org/ - Lily
The Internet Archive has an interesting project of scanning books that then become available to lending libraries under a one-user basis. To join, you send a book to scan. It's only available to member libraries but it's an interesting copyright/first sale challenge. https://openlibrary.org/subject... - barbara fister
Also some born-OA projects like Ubiquity Press book - http://www.ubiquitypress.com/site... - and Open Library of the Humanities https://www.openlibhums.org/2014... etc etc. - barbara fister
Thank you, thank - you all are awesome! - Galadriel C.
Mr. The Jason Fleming
One of my former students is one too! Rad! - Meg VMeg
WOOHOOOOOO - lris
You mean THE LSW DERRICK? - Aaron the Librarian
PDF;dr (KIDDING) - Zamms
ooooh, another Buckland. awesome. (poor woman.) - jambina
😎 - Julian
Yay Derrick!! - Laura
HEY I KNOW THAT GUY - Andy
Whoa! Awesome! - laura x
Hooray! - Galadriel C.
our incoming (in January) librarian is on there. :) - ellbeecee
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