I have some unknown magical money (expiring) of unspecified amount that I can't use for anything normal (jnl backfiles, ebook top ups, etc)... or anything like furniture... but would do fancy "library of the 21st" century things... also does not come with IT support money or integration money, etc.... any ideas? Can be subscription tool...
So Yay, ACM membership has mandated that ACM publishing go fully oa in 5 years but boo because the only way they can make up the 23M in revenue/expenses (detailed in May 2020 Comm ACM) is to do read to publish agreements. Tiers will be by # peer reviewed articles published so big CS schools could have an increase - which will be ramped up over a few years. but ouch. but yay
Joy, living with plague rats: New Evidence Suggests Young Children Spread Covid-19 More Efficiently Than Adults "Two new studies from different parts of the world arrived at the same conclusion: that young children not only transmit SARS-CoV-2 efficiently, but may be major drivers of the pandemic as well. " (by William A. Haseltine) https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhaseltine/2020/07/31/new-evidence-suggests-young-children-spread-covid-19-more-efficiently-than-adults/amp/
JFC: A Nevada library wanted to back Black Lives Matter. The sheriff said he wouldn’t respond to 911 calls there. "“Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 911 for help,” the sheriff wrote in a letter." https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/29/nevada-sheriff-911-blm/
I do not love local law enforcement, but at least they are not quite THIS self-foot-shooty.· LibSkrat
Margaret Sullivan's most recent column is pretty depressing, but I'm afraid is spot-on. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/this-was-the-week-america-lost-the-war-on-misinformation/2020/07/30/d8359e2e-d257-11ea-9038-af089b63ac21_story.html· secret agent Fister
serious q: can anyone tell me how to work NexisUni? I'm trying to find the dates of f/t coverage for a publication. and I can't get it to work.
do you see me in this picture? I think my buddy Aaron grabbed a picture from like 2007: https://www.esri.com/en-us/about/events/uc/experience/awards (Making a difference award)
fork. my larger institution's medical library laid off 3 and international studies school library lost 3 but then was able to unlose a support staff member. My buddy librarian is still laid off. main campus is able to do it with attrition and not filling open positions (they pay so poorly that they often have open positions, IMO). MPOW had RIFs, too, but I haven't heard who. Nobody in my dept.
in random governor as murder news, I noticed that Missouri repealed the state's motorcycle helmet law yesterday. I guess they have nothing better to do?
Are they... not getting enough organ donations?· hedgielib 3
That must be the new "Donorcycle Law."· Stephen Francoeur 12
Well, I suppose that's one way to free up a few ER and ICU beds for COVID-19 patients.· Galen Charlton 2
it's between two other states without helmet laws.· Kendra K 1
Just out Prince George's County MD schools will be online only first two quarters of the year.
about pgcps "Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. "· Christina Pikas
I think our county is the wealthiest or second wealthiest majority minority county? anyway, the schools ceo is really good. and this is the right decision. all schools will be lunch handout locations, there will be more chromebooks handed out, more realtime teaching, and more support for parents.· Christina Pikas 3
I hope the special ed support is increased. mr. 8 is sort of feral right now.· Christina Pikas 4
I'm glad you think this is the right decision. What does "more support for parents" look like?· Catherine
Ms 8's lily. She begged for this at the grocery store a couple years ago. The first year it was eaten to the ground by deer. This year it and its pair were knocked down and it was attacked by bugs. The spouse made her a soapy mixture to spray it and she took one of my fabric scraps to tie it up and now it's thriving (and stinky!) So yay, overcoming adversity.
oh, and note use of snapseed, thank you Stephanie :)· Christina Pikas 2
I love the brilliant colors! I've got a patch of tiger lilies that grow along our fence line. Those things are like weeds, but I love to see them bloom every year.· The Common Masked Jill 1
I have some day lilies that my father in law dug up from along the road (I hope it wasn't someone's lawn but you can't tell with him). I prefer those to the asiatic lilies because they fill in and aren't single stalks but these sure are pretty.· Christina Pikas
Oh, how beautiful! These are my favorites. The deer got all my lilies this year. I need to look up a recipe for deer repellent.· jsholman
It says something about 2020 that the BONHOMME RICHARD fire isn't even making the front page of the paper. If for no other reason than it would be a billion dollars to replace, it would required hundreds of millions to repair (which is looking less and less likely), and it's still got a million gallons of fuel that could go in the water in San Diego. But this is, apparently, NBD. Two Decks Are Thought To Separate Fire On USS Bonhomme Richard From 1M Gallons Of Fuel (Updated) "The Navy says it is throwing everything it has at fighting the blaze on the stricken amphibious assault ship as it enters into its 28th hour." (by Tyler Rogoway) https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/34801/two-decks-are-thought-to-separate-fire-on-uss-bonhomme-richard-from-1m-gallons-of-fuel
Has anyone had any discussions with I E E E about what will happen when I E T goes all OA in January? We asked about it and it's some major bs. What we heard is that we'll get a *one time* credit for.... 4k (credit that can only be applied on their stuff) and that none of the I E T journals will be available from X plore any more (only the conf proceedings).... This is so crap.
oh and my colleague said that licensing I E T journals separate from I E E E last year available was ...$57k· Christina Pikas
That is super crap. You should get a price reduction *and* ongoing indexing. (Maybe not a complete price reduction if indexing remains, but still substantial.) Will check if a colleague at an engineering library knows anything.· Deborah Fitchett
RT @deniswirtz: “Johns Hopkins files federal lawsuit in support of international students.” https://twitter.com/deniswirtz/status/1281702336910389248
https://twitter.com/LibnOfCongress/status/1281303248503296000 RT @LibnOfCongress: “Who wants to join me and watch #HamiltonFilm this Sunday, July 12 at 6pm? I'll be live tweeting and sharing items from the @librarycongress Hamilton collection. Let's tell his story. @nypl @smithsonian @SmithsonianSec @USNatArchives @dferriero @HamiltonGrngNPS #Hamilton”
NPR Choice page https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/06/887925764/phoenix-mayor-on-citys-efforts-to-manage-coronavirus-outbreak 3:34" As a mayor there's no one else to pass the buck to so that's why we've challenged our librarians, parks workers, and public works employees to step up and help with testing. But in the United States of America I have to think that there should be more resources and we shouldn't have to yet again depend on our librarians."
in other news, playing with turning layers on and off in photopea for these: https://fresh-folk.com/ is SO MUCH FUN and now I don't want to do work.
Manually resharing my blog post: https://christinaslisrant.scientopia.org/2020/07/07/what-do-you-do-when-you-have-defunded-all-public-services-for-decades-and-theres-a-public-health-emergency/
SMH. I go on to the UMD site to check the name of someone I know did work on libraries in emergencies and my name is not listed on the phd alumni page. It's not selected alumni, it's all. and I'm not there. SMH. (and yes they have people after me and 40 years before me)
How to mask https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMKgX3V3Y_k&feature=youtu.be < and this for fun
#hotmessnexis so I wanted to see if the TechCrunch articles hidden behind their paywall were in Nexis. (not in PQ, they just have the regular stuff). Click on publication search, put the publication in the publication block and get an error. How is anyone supposed to use this thing anyway.
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