sitting at the local publib last week the librarian was excellent - really great work. This one... waived broadly with her hand and said "maybe try the 900s".... eek. I know that's not the standard for public librarians in our state
Ugh! No! That is horrible!· k8s
I had to post here to keep from following him to do a proper reference interview· Christina Pikas 4
And just in terms of proper customer service, walk the person over to the book. Seriously. And even before that, look up items to make sure they’re not checked out so that you don’t send someone over just to be disappointed.· k8s 2
yes - i went through 40 hours of training to do reference at a maryland public library (separate from library school)- the 55% rule was from research about maryland. Correct, complete, with a citation, walk to the stacks and then ask, "did this completely answer your question?" that last is difficult to get used to but it's amazing how many near misses it catches· Christina Pikas 3
NPR Choice page https://www.npr.org/2018/11/12/667180873/maryland-says-matthew-whitaker-appointment-as-acting-attorney-general-is-unlawfu This is my state.
THAT IS AMAZING. Activist states ftw!· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
I'm having trouble librarianing on a Friday afternoon - looking for a technical report that is listed in OSTI, but they don't apparently have it (?), is print only in NTIS/NTRL (can't request print/digitization from them anymore?), is not listed in DTIC (although it was commissioned by AFOSR), and is in worldcat as being only at LindaHall and University of Maryland.... It's from 1959 and it has a PB number. Would it be hiding in lots of engineering libraries in some magical microfiche collection that's not cataloged? I know LoC has a big report collection but you can't get them to give you stuff from it. I've requested in print from Cornell, but ... seems like... any other ideas?
Does anyone else have problems with portions of their campus/users/affiliated organizations not being able to download partner only pdfs from Hathi? This is the second time I've been cut off and the rest of my institution has access. I can authenticate, but it will not give me the documents.
Federal Advisory Committee reports - where are they kept? For example, Grace Commission - 47 volume report? Lots of articles about it in JSTOR. but I don't see where I get the text? Maybe only in fdlp? also need older ones like 1949 Hoover Commission - so if you know more generally which rocks to turn over i would appreciate.
Georgia Domestic Workers Mobilize For Stacey Abrams In The Birthplace Of Their Movement "Long erased from the popular narrative of the civil rights and labor movements, household workers are at the heart of a historic bid for governor." https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stacey-abrams-georgia-domestic-workers_us_5bd8a9cbe4b0da7bfc14a210?3fe
and... if I ever wanted an e-mail from every subscriber to chminf... this morning I'm getting them. NTS: never try to recall a message sent to a listserv. (something I probably learned in the '90s)
me to my family: here's my wish list, what I want for gifts. my sister: you need to update your list. me: it is. my sister: i want to get you things you want from <online retailer of clothes that don't fit me, or come in my size>...
I don't even ... in today's news, the executive council at MPOW has indicated that they want to have a "reference library" included in the new expanded maker space to be built/relocated in the old library building (that we got kicked out of in 2009). Yay... I guess? confused.
Like one containing equipment manuals, best practices guides, and idea guides for the equipment in the space?· Soup
I don't think so. That's the funny thing. We already had that sort of stuff in the old space. I think they're talking like electronics, materials, other stuff... but I don't know. Obviously we'll jump on it.· Christina Pikas
Huh. Interesting.· Soup
I’m intrigued.· k8s
What reference do I use to say what should be on a title page and verso? AACR? or is that gone (library school was a looong time ago)
Beautiful invasive weeds here: New photo by Christina Pikas https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ww4STah1PtUhLUnaAutiful
The leaves we're almost grapey. 3 lobes, jagged.· Christina Pikas
@cpikas: Might be Ampelopsis then (total wild-assed guess). (EDIT: looks like that could be it: https://www.fws.gov/delawarebay/Pdfs/Porcelain-berry_Fact_Sheet .pdf )· Spidra Webster
This is the kind of house near where the kids attend Ukrainian school. I underestimated the asking price by 75% https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3911-Bradley-Ln-Chevy-Chase-MD-20815/37169050_zpid/
in a SpringerNature survey they asked a question along the lines of: how to you feel about us marketing our stuff directly to your faculty... I told them how I feel about that.
A long-running project here produced a number of book-type thingies. They also re-published a bunch of reports written by another organization in the '60s. The problem is that none of these materials have proper title pages (some don't actually list authors) and the re-published things have new covers but nothing besides a new intro inside. Here comes the question: is there a reference I can use to say - here's the minimum information each "book" should have? here's what you call the thing with the new cover that's the old content? Would something like Chicago have that? TIA
tales of awesomeness: researcher here wanted to share a paper he published in 1987. We don't have online access (it's in a donut hole) but we do have it in a bound reprint volume. Anyhoo, he dug up his original copyright agreement and there in #3 is the express permission to share within MPOW so long as the copyright statement is there. YAY!
Where is Christina? Last week camping at Ohiopyle. Monday and Tuesday at an NIH bibliometrics symposium. Today ICU with Mom. I need time off!
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