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Ok, I'm the only one who thought the ambulance labeled "independent hose" was hilarious #iamtwelve #mamatired

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A group here - think historians, political scientists, economists not engineers - has been asked to create condensed summaries or pocket guides to some of their ~300p books. They want to know if they should reproduce the extensive reference list in the guide. Looking at, for example, Skillsoft summaries, I would say no, but those are like "the authors say this that and the other thing" ... whereas these are like "here is the answer, for the reasoning check the big doc"... ideas where to look for how this should be approached? I'd like to point to some style guide

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For ALA - do vendors have exhibit passes to give away or is that not a thing?

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I thought they did. Or used to.

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got this email to a mailing list today: If you have plans to attend the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC and would like free exhibits-only passes, just send an inquiry to info@marcive.com. Note that the passes do not include the Friday opening night reception, and are only valid for Saturday, June 22 through Monday, June 24.

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The war to free science "How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls." https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/6/3/18271538/open-access-elsevier-california-sci-hub-academic-paywalls

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Celebrating the fine work of Scarlet, an honorary Pikas. Bravo!

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I might cry ❤️

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This is just beautiful @cpikas!

 ‎· Galadriel 4
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I left it on the fridge and it made me smile when I went to get out the milk for my cereal :)

 ‎· Christina Pikas 4
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i love you all. 💙👩🏼‍🏫 <- schoolgirl emoji

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 2
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Y'all heal my heart.

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I want to found the LSW Center of Mediocrity - we can sort of shrug at blockchain, ai, and technologies that *everyone* needs to know. Who's with me?

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I AM SO IN.

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Sure. I'll donate all my craptocurrency.

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swing dress + music on the headphones + standup desk mean it's a dance party over here. headphones have a pretty long cord so it's all good.

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if you use github, put one of your repository urls here: http://starlogs.net/

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tornado warning and big time severe thunderstorms - i was cocky about flashing power because laptop... but d'oh neglected docking station and impact of network on - off - wireless - cabled flipping eeek

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Uh oh

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This was a real weird one: https://christinaslisrant.scientopia.org/2019/05/23/the-citation-weirdness-when-publishers-make-2018-ebooks-of-1975-conference-proceedings/

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yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes

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wtaf

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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my interruptions are interrupting my other interruptions and I don't even know what I'm supposed to be doing and random people keep calling me from not their office phone and expecting me to recognize their voice.

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So, so annoying when people don't identify themselves on the phone.

 ‎· Kirsten 2
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Hi, it's me.

 ‎· bentley 6
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so much this.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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from a chief <> officer at my org: "You’re email is like a special gift. I can’t tell you how exciting/helpful this is. THANK YOU!!! Looking forward to seeing the other application areas as you are able ☺"

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btw it was from a mobile device so ignore the you're vs your

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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All the hoorays!

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Get the Research from Impact Story is now live http://gettheresearch.org/ (Heather is around here someplace if you have questions although I don't know how often she checks in) - this uses AI to extract information from articles to help non-experts make sense of the literature. Works a lot better on desktop than mobile right now. Give it a try!

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Thanks Christina! Yup, here sometimes, yay :) Yeah, if people have feedback we'd love to hear it!

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(is just biomed right now, plan is to expand later once we learn from this set)

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hmm I've been skeptical of the click a button and "summarise for you type" of systems emerging, but this actually seems to be the right approach since it's already preloaded. That said, it wasnt obvious to me it was already doing it, for a moment i thought it was just displaying abtracts...but I should know better...

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@researchremix: I'm curious to know about the corpus -- are you working from a title list? A feed from somewhere else? Several feeds?

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I was under the impression is the OA versions of papers harvested.

 ‎· Aarontay
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The laurels in Laurel are laureling

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Laurelous!

 ‎· LibSkrat 3
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ugh the survey going around STEM librarian lists - write 10 essay questions and upload a portfolio of documents. abandoned. I do wish them well, though.

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wut? what's the research about?

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Case of wrong tool for the job. If this were a structured-interview thing, I'd be a lot less salty.

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can someone just tell me the regex for things like: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. so begins with a copyright symbol upto and including the first period whatever numbers and letters in between? I will be ever so grateful.

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/©[^.]*\./ or /©.*?\./

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(yikes)

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I am the queen of the world! I successfully did a pull request that got accepted to add affiliation and abstract to the bibtex file created by rscopus, then i queried the scopus api and exported all the records to bibtext - that actually imports successfully into endnote!!!

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you may bask in my glory.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 9
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done: https://christinaslisrant.scientopia.org/2019/05/17/using-rscopus-to-go-from-api-to-bibtex/

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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I am unreasonably tickled with the LilNasX song. nope on Twitter “see he left and came back with help lol” https://twitter.com/LilNasX/status/1114084650597539840

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ho88VXJTBg

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I just learned about this song from the 11yo yesterday - he introduced it to me by sharing a YouTube of LilNasX describing the story behind the song!

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Oops!...I Dad It Again on Twitter "“God: you’re a cuttlefish. Cuttlefish: yay I love hugs. God: that’s not what I meant. Cuttlefish: oh. God: you have 8 arms and 2 tentacles. Cuttlefish: for hugs? God: [sigh] no not for hugs. Cuttlefish: oh. God: also you’re venomous. Cuttlefish: [happy gasp] danger hugs!”" https://twitter.com/NewDadNotes/status/1118341323290025985?s=19

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Mf son if a bitch ow ow ow. Hornet family living in the wreath in my front door. Only one sting but ow. Looked like this Image: Hornet - Wikipedia "Found on Google from en.wikipedia.org" https://images.app.goo.gl/yvhN5oiPABQachYG9

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Ouch! >__<

 ‎· Jennifer D. 1
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Yeah, no. If you're the one taking care of it, then you get veto power. Toss that sucker.

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argh. so theoretically my larger place of work acquires eresources with like a central person and then subject committees. we can't pay in a flat % because our auditors so there are a couple of big packages we're heavy users of that we just buy for everyone and that's our share. anyhoo. central eresources lady won't send me metrics for "their" journals... even though i'm actually a selector as part of the committee and i pay my share. (some metrics got forwarded by other members of the committee so that's why I know they're sending them around) SMH.

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Maybe ask for database-level stats so that they aren't tied to journal titles?

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^but see, we're looking at making individual decisions. She went on to say that we shouldn't base collections decisions solely on usage or cost per use... which we're not and she should know us better than that.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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I think we're all getting tired of trust me and ship all your money to this address

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that's crazy.

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Opinion | What ‘Good’ Dads Get Away With "Division of labor in the home is one of the most important equity issues of our time. Yet at this rate it will be another 75 years before men do half the work." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/opinion/sunday/men-parenting.html

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"The optimistic tale of the modern, involved dad has been greatly exaggerated. The amount of child care men performed rose throughout the 1980s and ’90s, but then began to level off without ever reaching parity. Mothers still shoulder 65 percent of child-care work. In academic journals, family researchers caution that the “culture of fatherhood” has changed more than fathers’ actual behavior."

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^^ my mom did it alone, too, and we were both better off for it! especially because in our case "alone" meant a wonderful support network of non-spouse people, most of whom are still in my life.

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I was in scopus and I'm like Wow, those folks at the National Sleep Foundation sponsor a lot of work on AI.... then I was like. oh.

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ha!

 ‎· orgmonkey
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do some journals limit the number of authors? i have some public health/medical informatics researchers who want to know those limits for a few journals, but I've never heard of that.

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yep, it can happen. I feel like it's mostly physics and other srsly hard-sci journals where the lists otherwise get into the hundreds?

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Someone else--don't remember which journal (after 12,415 and 4000+ revisits, they're a blur) but I think it was a relatively obscure one.

 ‎· Walt Crawford
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what is fb doing? this: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716671859/facebook-recruits-surveillance-hawk-to-be-its-top-lawyer and at the same time https://www.newamerica.org/oti/blog/passing-the-torch-to-otis-next-generation-an-open-letter-from-the-director/ and just recently: https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-hires-privacy-critics/ what are they actually doing?

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maybe take them out to a private island and have them play a survivor game?

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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being assholes. what does Facebook ever do?

 ‎· LibSkrat
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^hiring to silence? or have access to their arguments so new gov't patriot act lawyer can tear them down or... ?

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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I think some of this may be left-hand-right-hand. The Zuck can't stay of the same mind two days running. That said, I think the honest privacy advocates they're hiring will shortly leave and either tell all or say "NDA." Facebook-the-org isn't ready to hear how full of shit it is.

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