I just CRUSHED my presentation at work. I've been feeling a little less than stellar and like an awful librarian of late, but maybe this is the start of some new life. And if I can't do the work that I'd like to do here, then I'll just take myself on elsewhere.
note to all babybrarians: Document what you are doing throughout your career as a service to yourself. Don't think of it as a yearly thing admin needs for their records. Take detailed notes so you can reconstruct the different projects you were involved with in a clear concise manner. Trust me this will come in handy.
"The word 'reader' is asymmetric. I’d like to add another law such as, 'Every reader is an author and every author a reader.' This was not true in Ranganathan’s time – books were physical objects requiring much effort. But now everyone can take part at every level."
Having fun with the course blog for the class I'm teaching this spring, "Information and Society." The students are expected to write 5 original posts, 5 posts that will be tied to specific homework assignments, and 10 comments on the posts that others have written. I'm wondering how others have used course blogs to engage a classroom?...
I don't remember the rest of the dream, but just before I woke up this morning, I was emphatically trying to explain to the okapi's keeper, as I petted said okapi, that just because the okapi lurrrrrved me enough to act like a domesticated goat, did NOT mean that I was in any way equipped to look after it for the next week.
Random: I'm making a resolution not to talk to researchers about "sharing" their data. Instead I'm going to talk about "publishing" their data. You know, publishing it by putting it online in a non-paywalled archive so everyone can access and cite it. --It seems worth a try...
Interesting idea given to me for a user.. snap a reference say from a book or article reference list with a mobile library app..whichOCRs it..and here's the hard part, parses the reference regardless of style and then passes it to either article level searcher like Summon/GS and/or citation linker grabs the full text and emails the pdf to the user.