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I should probably get my #hair cut sometime soon. No idea when the last time was. #outofcontrol
I should probably get my #hair cut sometime soon. No idea when the last time was. #outofcontrol
I really like this picture of you! - Laura
aw, thanks! - Miriella
Mary Carmen
Little Nyce#2 is a girl. She's looking healthy and big. Due date 7/4/15.
<3 - Starmama
Exciting! - Anne Bouey
Awesome! - Stephen Mack
Stephen Francoeur
Trying to do some background reading for some research projects that will look at user experience and the search process. I need to read some notable works on information seeking behavior and have begun reading Carol Kuhlthau. I'm looking for models that I can use in my analysis of usabilty test results. Who should I be reading also or instead?
I see lots of intriguing models detailed in this book: - Stephen Francoeur
It would be ideal, of course, to read everything, but if I do that, I'll never get to the point of collecting my own data. So where should I begin? - Stephen Francoeur
I've looked at a previous edition of this book in the past, Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs and Behavior (Library and Information Science) Hardcover – April 19, 2012 by Donald O. Case - Joe
Lots of thing by Carol Tenopir, - Joe
Bates, M. J. (1989) The design of browsing and berrypicking techniques for the online search interface. Online Review, 13(5), 407-424. - Marie
Dervin, B. (1977) Useful theory for librarianship: Communication, not information. Drexel Library Quarterly,13(3), 16-32. - Marie
Wilson, T. D. (1981) On user studies and information needs. Journal of Documentation, 37, 3-15. - Marie
Marchionini, G. (1995) Information seeking in electronic environments. New York: Cambridge University Press. - Marie
What they said and I really do like Wilson so I'll recommend something different. How about Marti Hearst's book on search interfaces ? It's free on her site - Christina Pikas from iPhone
I'm wondering if anyone has tried to answer the question about whether the way we conceive of search (our mental model) has changed (and, if so, in what ways) since the web made the very concept of search a regular feature of our lives. - Stephen Francoeur
Maybe something from Weave or Matt Reidsma's work? One of my coworkers is working on some research into discovery tools comparisons--I can also put you in touch with her. - Hedgehog
I've got a backlog of articles to read in Weave. I've been reading Matthew Reidsma's blog since it started and trying to keep up with his presentations that he shares online. I'm thinking there must be someone who has written about search outside of libraryland. This book is on my to-read list and is in the ballpark: - Stephen Francoeur
Search outside of libraryland??? There are some JASIST articles on everyday information seeking, and a book, "Everyday Information: The Evolution of Information Seeking in America, ed. William Aspray and Barbara M. Hayes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011. p. $60 (ISBN 0-262-01501-3). - Joe
Visitors and Residents project - barbara fister
Though I think user experience is not the same thing as information seeking behavior. If made into a Venn diagram, a lot would fall outside how search platforms work (or don't). - barbara fister
Also interesting to think of how UX that's designed for marketing differs from good UX for research and how the different assumptions might influence the questions we ask and how we read the results. - barbara fister
Here are some others, and maybe from 10 years ago. - Joe
Barbara, one thing that's got me wondering is how search that is designed for non-research purposes affects how our students conceive of search and conduct them. How have their expectations been shaped by Google, eBay, Amazon, etc.? What can I learn from those commercial search experiences that can help us design better research interfaces? - Stephen Francoeur
Some of our librarians will say that we have Summon because it is the "libraries response to have a google-like interface" to academic content. I don't quite buy that, but that is what some of my coworkers have said. Something like that anyway. - Joe
I'm still pondering that the Memex Vanevar Bush imagined in 1945 looked very little like our databases, which look like indexes turned into shopping platforms. I want my trails of association! - barbara fister
this is hearsay, but I think that the Triangle Research LIbs Networks' shared catalog interface ( was created by the software that created B&N (or Amazon's) Interface. This is years ago, now, but I could poke around down here if you want to see who knows more about that. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
distinct from NCSU's use of Endeca? - RepoRat
Jasist is outside libraryland?! - Aaron the Librarian from Android
JASIST is information scientists. *They* sure think they're outside libraryland. - RepoRat
My hubby studies this area. He adds: Elfreda Chatman - ethnographic approaches to info seeking behaviour, esp underserved groups Also: David Ellis, Bryce Allen, R. S. Taylor - Megan loves summer
I meant that there are some articles in JASIST that talk about how non librarians and regular people (not students, not faculty) try to find information. - Joe
I totally believe dicovery layers are an attempt to be more Google-like. I am not convinced but I see the appeal. (All the money and time they require? Would people love them as much if they knew that's where limited library dollars go? I dunno.) - barbara fister
Holly's favorite Anna
For the record, I don't think Open Access is stupid. @jambina #erl15
Hope you were able to turn it into a faux-Valley Girl/Millennial complaint (without the sexist/ageist slant, of course...sorry, this comment got complicated, I'm sure you did great). - Meg VMeg
I said some hard truths couched in satire. It felt very Colbert/Stewart. - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
Wish I was there - congrats on your win! - Jen
Sarah G.
RT @webinista: Mr. Snufflelupagus is on Twitter. His account is protected, but BIG BIRD CAN SEE IT. I see what you did there @sesamestreet team.
except for adults can see "snuffy" now - because someone complained that kids who report weird sightings shouldn't be ignored. - Christina Pikas
"someone complained" -> "In an interview on a Canadian telethon that was hosted by Bob McGrath, Snuffy's performer, Martin P. Robinson, revealed that Snuffy was finally introduced to the main human cast mainly due to a string of high profile and sometimes graphic stories of pedophilia and sexual abuse of children that had been aired on shows such as 60 Minutes and 20/20. The writers... more... - Johnny
Oh, that's really beautiful. I had no idea (I'm really behind on my Sesame Street). - joey
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: 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: - 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: - 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
holly #ravingfangirl
You're jelly of my cat shoes. Don't even try to pretend you're not.
You're jelly of my cat shoes. Don't even try to pretend you're not.
So you did get them! Very cute. - Corinne L
they make me happy. THANKS, T SWIZZLE! - holly #ravingfangirl
I need these, but in doggy style. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Sarah G.
Hehe. Yep. - SAM
Have you finished it yet? - sglassme
No but it's all smiley and I talk about. Think we'll finish when we go back to nwi - Sarah G.
Sarah G.
Just caught something in my oven on fire and I had to throw it out my kitchen door so I guess I've finally turned into a sitcom character.
At first glance I thought it said your OVEN caught on fire and you threw it out the door. And I was mega impressed and also a little frightened of you. - Hookuh Tinypants
The straw that broke auto-suggest's back. We've turned it off, we're so frustrated by it.
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
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
Only had one tiny jar of #nutella left. Thankfully I had the sense to replenish with a much larger jar.
Only had one tiny jar of #nutella left. Thankfully I had the sense to replenish with a much larger jar.
Merry, I had no idea you were so talented! - Laura
Me neither! I was thinking it was going to be crappy, and then I got kicked out of the children's program room when I was working, so I had to take a step back. It actually doesn't look terrible. I was actually only a few credits away from earning a BA in Studio Art in college (which I didn't find out until mid-junior year), but I had too much a full plate to be able to finish it. - Miriella
Stephen Francoeur
A long but essential read: Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: The Business of Ed-Tech
A long but essential read: Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014: The Business of Ed-Tech
Poor Edmodo - Amit Patel
Marked to read. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It just occurred to me that I could have BAGELS for breakfast tomorrow. BAGELS!!!!!
OMG do it do it! - Meg VMeg from Android
Bagels!! - Jenica from iPhone
So did you?!? - Catherine Pellegrino from iPod
I did! And they weren't perfect, but they tasted perfect enough to me, so I had 3. :) - lris
Stephen Francoeur
One of the things I love the most about having an extensive network of friends on the computer is that from time to time I finally get to meet people in person after years of lively online interaction. Last night, I met up with up with John Dupuis. So what do two OA advocates do to cap off the night? Why, take selfies in front of Elsevier's NA...
NA? - Joe
Joe: I'm guessing what got cut off was Elsevier's North America offices. - bentley
Ah. - Joe
Thanks. I usually think not affiliated or not applicable, but these two didn't seem applicable in his instance. - Joe
Dang mobile browsers. Yes, meant to say NA (North American) offices. Until about three years ago, Library Journal had its offices in the same building. - Stephen Francoeur from Android
laura x
New computer! Step 1) Download Firefox. Step 2) Open PhotoBooth. Step 3) Post to FF. Hi, all!
Photo on 11-29-14 at 5.07 PM.jpg
Air? - Meg VMeg from Android
Yup. 13" with extra gigs. - laura x
*waves* 👋 - Julian
Your hair looks great. - Meg VMeg from Android
Hi Julian! And thanks, Meg! My stylist is a genius. Also I am experimenting with leave-in conditioner. - laura x
Hi Laurax! - Aaron the Librarian from Android
Don't forget: 5) PROFIT! - imabonehead
The hair is stunning, kudos to your stylist and which leave-in conditioner? - Janet
Yes, love the hair!! - Mama Lawson
Pretty Laura is pretty. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Hooray for a new computer!!! - maʀtha
Hi and congratulations on the new computer! - Galadriel C. from Android
Janet, it's some hippie stuff from the coop. Whatever was on sale. Sadly, the waves fell out when my hair dried. Oh well. My stylist is still a genius, though, 'cause it still looks good. - laura x
hair looks great! … what computer did you end up getting? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
13" MacBook Air with extra memory and stuff. - laura x
yay you!! nice hair AND a MacBook Air!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*cuteness bump* - Marie
Still so cute! - Meg VMeg
incredibly so - MoTO Boychick Devil
Meg VMeg
"A WAY THAT WE CAN *PROFIT* FROM THIS"?? Burn it to the ground.
Surely he could have phrased that better. - Meg VMeg
such a patronizing fucker. - jambina
I like it when he said he didn't want to bore people with details. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
holly #ravingfangirl
saw an ad for @LibrariansTNT on tv tonight and clapped like the world's biggest nerd. because i am the world's biggest nerd.
Stephen Francoeur
Let Univ. of Mich. School of Info. students conduct needs assessment & usability eval. of your website. #LibUX
laura x
Megan loves summer
This was good for a giggle.
Sometimes I can make a wild guess at what the autocorrect is doing. This... is not one of those times. - RepoRat
Susan? (did you add this to the tumblr) - Christina Pikas
Yup, submitted - Megan loves summer
Desperately Seeking... - RepoRat
I will get it posted later today! - laura x from iPhone
(I need to get Tumblr on my phone, aka my home computer) - laura x from iPhone
Which tumblr? - bentley
Sorry, I need to bump this RIGHT NOW. - Zamms
Thanks, Laura. I just giggled a lot. - bentley
Sarah G.
RT @unvirtuousabbey: For those who, in this moment, are thinking about giving up, we pray.
RT @unvirtuousabbey: For those who, in this moment, are thinking about giving up, we pray.
Sarah G.
Hells yes! My Lego pirate keychain is on its last legs, and they now have batgirl ones!!! (Batgirl was a librarian)
Hells yes! My Lego pirate keychain is on its last legs, and they now have batgirl ones!!! (Batgirl was a librarian)
Stephen Francoeur
Not my library, but MIT Libraries has usable search box w/ drop downs instead of tabs. #LibUX HT @deirdre_lyon
Not my library, but MIT Libraries has usable search box w/ drop downs instead of tabs. #LibUX HT @deirdre_lyon
For what it's worth, I helped design the search bar as sentence for the Conifer version of Evergreen: - copystar
Although it should have been, IMHO: Search [format] for [blank] by [modifier] in [system] - copystar
Stephen Francoeur
Not my library, but I like the search box @ Columbia U because it suggests search scopes as you type. #LibUX
Not my library, but I like the search box @ Columbia U because it suggests search scopes as you type. #LibUX
Sarah G.
Not only am I hosting 7 family members at my house for Thanksgiving, but I got us all matching t-shirts to wear to dinner. Yes.
Sigh. - sglassme
Mr. 13 has proclaimed that he is not wearing the shirt. - Sarah G.
It isn't a holiday if someone isn't upset. - sglassme
What's on the shirt? - Corinne L
What is really going to be fun is when Grandpa's OCD gets huffy at Mr 13 for not wearing his shirt. BTW, does the restaurant have a liquor license? - sglassme
Yes, it has a bar. I suggest pre-gaming, tho. - Sarah G.
Love the shirt. - Corinne L
I don't know what Mr. 13's problem is. - Sarah G.
I just showed P the shirt. I think he is very glad he is not coming up, too. - sglassme
Meg VMeg
Whenever people enthusiastically agree with me, I assume they're drunk.
Oh yes, absolutely. - bentley
beyond the slightest shadow of a hint of doubt. - Big Joe Silence
*tips glass* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Omg I could die from the adorable thank you card. #StarWarsReads
Omg I could die from the adorable thank you card. #StarWarsReads
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