while i'm cleaning out my desk, I think I'll use these DIALOG "Innovate" post-it notes ironically
more information coming about my temporary "office" relocation for the next few months: back to the stacks area of the building that used to be our library (shelving removed).... no dividers - just bull pen, no a/c (they're working on), elevator currently not working (they're working on), no ports for our computers (we'll have to use wi-fi and headsets), issue of being in the library building after we've spent almost 10 years convincing people we aren't there. priceless
OMG I think I had just totally spaced on a big research project. wow. I opened endnote for something else and and it was there in the recents... luckily it wasn't due until the end of the month. ...
UGH. ad on the UMd iSchool listserv for a researcher who will work - unfunded - to do a major literature review using UMd's library (which this unfunded research would have access to as a student), looks like hundreds of hours of work :( unfunded. for non-affiliated researchers.
Thinking of @easyice ' s talks on resilience - we had a colloquium speaker with a thesis that we should learn our leadership and resilience from the Hanoi Hilton POWs... from what Stockdale did, etc. but then... apparently some of the reasons they did so much better were 1) older, 2) better educated, 3) in communication with each other, 4) optimistic... sigh
aw. got introduced in an email thusly: "There is someone here at [ ] who is a delight, brilliant, and well informed: Christina Pikas. She is officially a librarian, but that title doesn’t scratch the surface. She could tell you anything you wanted to know about [topic redacted], if you want to ask her" *blushes*
I asked this on Twitter but didn't hear anything - anyone here have ideas? TIA: Hey text mining or NLP people: ever use KWIC followed by clustering or another method to stack up theories used in social sciences/humanities literature? pointers? tips?
whee finance merry go round - boss, 2 months ago: identify 5% decrease in subscription costs. boss yesterday: I'm 200k underspent, is there anything you all can buy in the next 3 work days?
Christina K. Pikas on Twitter “So who is responsible? App developer, app stores could test specifically, ftc could be funded and proactive, ad networks could enforce their own TOS” <-Those interested in privacy or with children, may be interested in this thread and the appcensus: https://twitter.com/cpikas/status/997491998184607745
I would really like to retrieve abstracts/descriptions/blurbs for a series of books given ISBNs (or titles but that's impossible) and also, if possible, see if I can pull down abstracts for journal articles for which I have the full citation and sometimes a DOI. I'm thinking this is a pipe dream. Would it be worth sticking in new refworks and then hitting the lightning bolt?
Vromis, Metadata She-Dragon on Twitter "“It's Friday, and you know what that means! *music sting* ANNOUNCER: And now, it's time for yet another episode of your favorite thrilling mystery of the air, BELLE CARDIGAN, LIBRARY SLEUTH! Starring @marccold. https://t.co/xlU8akZLxh”" https://twitter.com/marccold/status/995020372146905088
apparently every single manager in the lab and most of engineers need work from me right now.... arrrgh. OTOH, giving a technical talk today on network methods for tech watch/horizon scan... to a technical audience... so there's no stress there whatsoever