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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

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Ugh! No! That is horrible!

 ‎· k8s
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I had to post here to keep from following him to do a proper reference interview

 ‎· Christina Pikas 4
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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
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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
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@cpikas: I went through that same training program from Maryland (or at least the one based on the same research). :D

 ‎· holly 1
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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.

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THAT IS AMAZING. Activist states ftw!

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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@cogscilibrarian: As long as they're on the right side of history, definitely. Wasn't too happy when Virginia's attorney general was the first to file a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act; nor have I ever been happy about the way West Virginia treats the EPA.

 ‎· Mr. Noodle 2
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^ true. but dammit, if one side is doing it, the other side should too. (until SOMEONE helps us break the darn system)

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 1
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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?

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What's the title-ish?

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I don't like requesting the print from Cornell because I'm afraid they'll send the original work no back up. But here we are. I hope the engineer here treats it carefully

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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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.

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tbqh I'm feeling pretty hateful about it because these are government documents and mpow pays $$$ for Hathi access.

 ‎· Christina Pikas 2
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Did the thing

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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.

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I don't have a "good" answer, but my three go-to places are wikipedia (which often links out to the report) or HathiTrust, or good ol' google site:.gov searching.

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@cpikas: mine is a decent scan. lemme know.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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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

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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)

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Why on EARTH can't Outlook collapse those?

 ‎· hedgielib
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tempted to "ignore conversation" on those - but I don't know if that would screw up all chminf?

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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"what's the heck is going on here....." We are all Arindam Ganguly.

 ‎· John Dupuis 1
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so wait, LN just NOW added the ability to export references in RIS format? ffs. #hotmessnexis

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yep

 ‎· ellbeecee
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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>...

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missing... the... whole point... of gifts?

 ‎· LibSkrat 4
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Um...what? So, they only want to buy you things they want to buy you. Why even ask? Ack.

 ‎· ☺☼✿ jiLLi✿ ☼☺ 1
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Weird- the park in which the spies are making the trade in this novel - Palace of Treason- is the same park I play Pokemon go in while kids are in Saturday school.

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via marccold and daily otter

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who builds a dam and gives a damn

 ‎· хрипит о радостях дня
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#выдрывыдры (this is a russian tag for otter pictures, hope you'll excuse me for that)

 ‎· Дониматрикс 3
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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.

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Like one containing equipment manuals, best practices guides, and idea guides for the equipment in the space?

 ‎· Soup
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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
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Huh. Interesting.

 ‎· Soup
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I’m intrigued.

 ‎· k8s
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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)

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Title Leaf is the recto and verso if the title page, did I misunderstand the question?

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You're welcome! I remembered it in the corner of my brain.

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Beautiful invasive weeds here: New photo by Christina Pikas https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ww4STah1PtUhLUnaAutiful

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Some kind of Callicarpa? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callicarpa

 ‎· Spidra Webster
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The leaves we're almost grapey. 3 lobes, jagged.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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@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
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^porcelain berry definitely- thanks. In Bethesda where I was walking there are vines from the power lines down. They choke out every thing.

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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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/

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Dunno what you do with 10 bedrooms.

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 2
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Have a party?

 ‎· Christina Pikas 1
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have a Roman orgy

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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.

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bwahahahahaaha.....

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hahahahahahaha If a faculty member never gets a marketing call about JoVE again, I'll be very happy.

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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

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Should have for what purpose? For fixing the book itself? For citing the book? For cataloguing the book?

 ‎· Deborah Fitchett 1
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it's like nails on the blackboard to have someone put Thank you. in their signature.

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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!

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I don't want to work today.

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same here, sure goes for many

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"Today".

 ‎· Fabrizio Casu 4
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same here : / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLexgOxsZu0

 ‎· Yerdeniz Blüzcüsü 1
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We are to be impressed that Jack Ryan can write a SQL query. right-o. pretty sure Clancy would have been more fancy

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living life dangerously: the tupperware I brought was a casserole from before my vacation instead of yesterday. still tastes ok.

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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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Yes, yes you do. *sends oomph*

 ‎· Kirsten
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Oof

 ‎· lris
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oh dear. hope mom is ok.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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Ohiopyle and the Yough river. Beautiful

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