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ok so it's not GetTFR either, i guess (get the fucking research)

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branding is just... not the big pigs' strong suit

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to add to @Soup ' s collection Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong (VIDEO) "Music video by Sarah McLachlan performing Wintersong. (C) 2006 Arista Records, LLC, a unit of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT" https://youtu.be/tuTWA6SBupY

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My favorite tune of the same name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkOKCWDJ4iA

 ‎· Anna C.
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^that's the one I just heard on Freegal.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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and of course Sarah McLachlan - River (VIDEO) "Music video by Sarah McLachlan performing River. (C) 2006 Arista Records, a unit of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, LLC" https://youtu.be/E2t9J4YBI_0

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@cogscilibrarian Hey Stephanie - can you go to this? https://t.co/bE1hWNVYL5?amp=1 Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh folks. The awesome @tressiemcphd will be giving a talk at my department on December 3, 2019 at 10am. I'm just noting this now (will remind closer to the time!) so you can mark your calendars and make your arrangements. :-D

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er... isn't that today?

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oops. I think it was actually in progress when I posted. hopefully she already knew about it. I often don't know when I am.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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I saw Tressie and Stephanie at a thing a couple years ago. Some of my colleagues and I took a day trip down for it.

 ‎· Anna C. 1
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it was in progress and it was on my calendar and *lowers head in shame* i didn't go. too much of work.

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s'ok. gotta work. <pats back>

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via infoDOCKET (and Liblicense) Two reports. 1) via ABA Journal "Open Access: SCOTUS Will Consider Whether Publishers Can Copyright Annotated State Codes" http://www.abajournal.com/web/article/open-access-court-considers-whether-publishers-can-copyright-annotated-state-codes "Carl Malamud is a self-described techie and “open-source activist. This means that he works to improve public access to government records and primary legal materials. In pursuit of that mission, he has tussled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the major commercial legal publishers, private groups that develop model building codes and other technical standards, and any number of states. Malamud’s latest battle, with Georgia, is set to go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 2. The 60-year-old Californian would be the first to say the case is a bit wonky. It stems from a 2013 move by the nonprofit organization that he founded, Public.Resource.Org, to purchase a set of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, scan it and put it on the web." 2) via Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Who Owns The Law in Georgia?" https://www.ajc.com/news/local/high-court-decide-georgia-official-code-free-the-public/ThYNDjOg6V9nPZvtqf59MN/

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When he asked me to at my name to an amicus brief I nearly died. I hope SCOTUS doesn't screw this up.

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MPOW is SOOOOO COOOOL. The colloquium today was a sneak preview of Thursday's Nature article with the first new science from Parker Solar Probes. Very cool that they would share with us first! Too bad they're publishing in Nature and then on the 6th in Nature Astro :(

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IT person: how do you handle updates to to this?
me: we don't. we stopped work when directed and when the person doing it was laid off
IT person: but what if someone needs to add to it?
me: I don't know. management decided not to continue it
IT person: can I ask you...
me: e-mail the feedback e-mail on the site and see if anyone answers?

IT person: how do you handle updates to to this?
me: we don't. we stopped work when directed and when the person doing it was laid off
IT person: but what if someone needs to add to it?
me: I don't know. management decided not to continue it
IT person: can I ask you...
me: e-mail the feedback e-mail on the site and see if anyone answers?

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what is there about "go bother management" that you are not understanding, IT Person?

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I had to re-read that because I had the roles flipped around.

 ‎· Julian
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Weird. George Washington U (in DC) just put out an announcement of 9 openings... seems suspiciously high

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I smell a reorg somewhere in there. Possibly also emerging from a hiring freeze?

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yeah, that process don't make NO sense, yikes

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Is academia.edu out of the doghouse? i see it mentioned on a libguide not seeing recent publicity on it?

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It still comes up occasionally in conversation but I feel like most people (read faculty) have forgotten about it.

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some dude here is paying for it but i'm trying to give him the correct reasons (besides it's unnecessary)

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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A.edu seems to have pivoted to almost all value of their platform requiring a subscription. It still has a fair user based in parts of Europe where there was institutional investment but it seems on the decline. In contrast to ResearchGate which continues to grow and grow and grow...

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So O'Reilly going down because all the servers are in a fire zone... I guess they've learned nothing. Before 9/11, IEEE had 100% of their data centers, data, archives in the NYC suburbs. Now they have a western data center.

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The Internet Archive didn't think to replicate itself geographically (despite that being best practice in digipres circles for at least a decade) until 45 happened.

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I have a colleague that's looking for a co-author to write about the issues of preservation and climate change and data storage. If you're interested in talking with them, please let me know.

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trying not to recoil in revulsion: via IT person demonstrating new intranet search that now includes our publications... staff member wants us to subscribe to Academia edu because it lets him batch download all the articles of interest

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https://youtu.be/UrgpZ0fUixs this song pops into my head when I see what my spouse has done with his dirty dishes Denis Leary - Asshole (Official Uncensored Version) "Music video by Denis Leary performing Asshole. (C) 1993 A&M Records #DenisLeary #Asshole #Vevo"

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https://youtu.be/UrgpZ0fUixs this song often pops into my mind when I see what my spouse has done with his dirty dishes

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Yay for IAU naming 2014 MU69 Arrokoth instead of doubling down on the name that was offensive to many. And yay for getting Powhatan consent.

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I didn't hear about this. What's the story?

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^original crowdsourced name was Ultima Thule - which would be a super cool name if we could skip from ancient Norse (or whatever) to current day and just avoid the whole idea of the Nazis using it. Let me see if I can quickly find the article about it. The PI for NH loved the name and seemed to want to defend it to the death - that was the last I heard, and then this announcement.

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https://www.newsweek.com/nasa-named-its-next-new-horizons-target-ultima-thule-mythical-land-nazi-844318

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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Oh, seems like Mark Buie (the discoverer) actually gets naming rights - presumably with some check.

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anyone having problems with pq this morning? halfway through typing and it says lost comms with server 404

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and this search got 4,914,100 results in Policy File Index: (disaster* OR pandemic OR catastroph* OR flood OR "heat wave" OR outbreak OR landslide* OR fire* OR drought OR "storm surge" OR tsunami OR tornado OR hurricane OR hazard* OR terrorism OR accident OR "mass casualties" OR evacuation OR "surge capacity" ) AND (model* OR simulation*) AND (facilit* OR hospital* OR health OR laborator*)

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it ended up that the 4M were from the entire PQ pile o'crap. every morning it's a surprise how many databases we have on there. This morning it was 50. None of the 4M results - according to the facets - were from the database I actually searched.

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typo worth a chuckle - from Friday's STATplus newsletter - Google's Fibtit buy...

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I don't think my breasts are lying to me about anything, unlike Google!

 ‎· LibSkrat 4
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that would be a great name for a pushup bra line

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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*snerk* #iamtwelve

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looking for something cheerful to listen to for this data cleaning... hey my publib has Tool on freegal.... trying not to sing along

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I have an .iso from Internet Archive of the WHO Eastern Med unified medical dictionary - it's got a DBase folder... and setup and things. Running setup fails because of course I've got a 64-bit system. DBase should be readable by Access and, well, R and Python and things... but yeah, I don't see a .dbf file? I see https://archive.org/download/UnifiedMedicalDictionary that there's something labeled .sqlite but it doesn't appear to be the content... so help? first can I do something with this iso > DBase thingy or even better, is there really sqlite somewhere?

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Click the View Contents link on the .rar file, download it, and unrar it. There's another .iso in there that seems to have alla good stuff. I don't see any actual SQLite, but I do see things that look like they could be DBase table files. Also a bunch of pictures and whatnot.

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If I am not mistaken files are saved in a directory of your os'es fs.

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It occurs to me if IT crap worked as well as our stuff, my CIO would probably be fired. Our stuff just freaking breaks and vendors are like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Don't like, but what you said.

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^ what she said.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 1
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(A corollary: if we in the library behaved like some of our colleagues, our a$$es would be fired)

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The nature typography redesign is neat. The design decisions behind Nature’s new look "From custom typeface to digital-friendly logo, follow the journey to the redesign." https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03083-5 Makes sense they would design for italics, superscripts, and Greek letters.

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this all seems very well done to me, and the result's okay to my (only rudimentarily educated) eye.

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From Nature made of sticks and bones (it looks like) to Nature made of precise mathematical curves.

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I mean, as a rule I'm not a fan of big round serifs -- just not my thing -- but here they balance out the very humanist-y font features (which I DO like) rather well.

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ugh. have to come up with 2 pictures - one to represent what we do and one a headshot of me. Now if I had planned ahead, I could have signed up for one of a number of occasions where free headshots were available. All my selfies are like while hiking with wild hair and no makeup... and what we do - yeah, so no books, no real physical space... so yeah, people pointing at a monitor

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ugh. JASIST (among others) told the group studying "sleeping beauties" that they were getting a bit gross and to use different terms. They totally fought back and I guess now are publishing in PLOS continuing with that term. ugh.

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Yuck.

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"because many people know this creepy and sexualized fairy tale it isn't actually creepy and sexualized"

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Painting suckers on an octopus on my day off, as one does

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.... With carrots?

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#octopus_saturday

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https://christinaslisrant.scientopia.org/2019/10/18/google-book-update-includes-better-find-in-a-library/ Well I was trying to share the url where it would pull in info, but it kept failing. Google Books is updated, and it looks like a win to me

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Rest in peace dear Rep Elijah Cummings. Baltimore will miss you. The US benefited from his leadership on Oversight.

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