Odd and presumably coincidental nearness: I'm processing the "third group" of journals (DOAJ, English, not in the first two groups, not bio/biomed/medical--around 3,300 of them) in publisher alphabetic order (most publishers only have one journal). Two universities, Cologne and Colorado, are adjacent in the list, each with one journal....
Anyone know if something's up (or down!) at Univ. of Alberta Libraries? I've reached them as a publisher...and trying to follow any link from the journal home pages just spins and spins and spins. After five minutes, I mark that as "journal unreachable." Three spinning right now, including EBLIP.
Here's a journal for which I had a great pseudotranslation: "INGINERIA ILUMINATULUI," Engineers among the Illuminati. No such luck--it's the Journal of Lighting Engineering, another fine Romanian Gold OA journal.
Mild quandary (or not): Just got a request to use the last page (more or less) of the Journals, "Journals..." essay in a guide for faculty, with credit and a link to the C&I issue. I of course said "yes, that's great," but also noted (a) that the CC BY-NC license meant the person didn't need to ask and (b) that, as one page of a 24-page essay...
Whew. Finished Pass 1 of the Beall list for the new project...and I wouldn't mind not seeing an International Journal of Anything for a few months. Now to take a break, then proceed with the remaining 840-or-so DOAJ items.
I'm sure a Canadian librarian can explain this: Doing Partnership (the journal) and clicked on The Partnership, and got this popup: "In your browser options, specify a language that is not culture neutral as the first language." To which I can only respond: Huh?
Last night, went with wife, brother, sister-in-law to Campo di Bocce (restaurant & bocce ball courts), which my wife & I go to once a month or so, for my birthday dinner...partly because CdB gives people a full four-course dinner, anything on the menu (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert) for free on their birthday. And it's a pretty good restaurant.
Honest question: does GoDaddy just not offer autorenewal of domain registry--and fail to remind people that their domains need renewing? I'm seeing a large handful of Gold OA journals that have turned into parking pages, and they're almost always GoDaddy pages that weren't renewed. That shouldn't happen. Ever.
Doorbell rings. Usually, on weekdays, that's UPS dropping off an item and the truck's gone by the time I get to the door. But...today's Sunday. And there's a smiling USPS (not UPS!) employee, having just dropped off Gray's Anatomy Season 10, which we ordered with free ("5-8 day shipping") and which shipped on Friday.