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while i'm cleaning out my desk, I think I'll use these DIALOG "Innovate" post-it notes ironically
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the only possible way to use them ‎· LibSkrat
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I swear the military changes the name of things to f with me. how many terms do i need to OR now? grrr.
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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
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That sounds all kinds of yuuuuck. ‎· Kirsten ‎· 3
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^^they're very generous about remote work, but I like to meet customers/patrons, etc., in person so not sure. Maybe I will start working from home more. ‎· Christina Pikas ‎· 1
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so if your work laptop fan sounds like it's taxiing for take off... and the help desk's solution to reboot and wait until it dies entirely... work mayyyyy be delayed.
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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. ...
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Hello, adrenaline! ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 5
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^ Yes, enough adrenaline to save on caffeine for a bit? ‎· Galadriel ‎· 1
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Fuck cancer. Husband's favorite uncle died last night of a blood cancer. This was a bit of a surprise since we had all heard he was getting better and Mark had talked to him on the phone a couple of times in the past week about getting my father in law straightened out.
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:-( I’m so very sorry. Fuck cancer. ‎· Galadriel
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I’m so sorry. ‎· jsholman
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I have returned from the mountain. But I lost my sole there.
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yes, yes you did. ‎· LibSkrat
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*gigglesnort* ‎· Kirsten ‎· 2
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my boss just gave away the expensive keurig my colleague paid for with her own money and brought in. Colleague didn't want to say anything.
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o.O ‎· Mr. Noodle ‎· 3
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>:( ‎· LB! ッ ‎· 1
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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.
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Oh hell no ‎· hedgielib
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NOOOOOOOOOPE. ‎· LibSkrat
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That's such garbage. ‎· kaijsa
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That listserv is moderated. I think they should refuse to post things like this. I posted that once before and got into trouble so I'll just grumble to you all. ‎· Christina Pikas ‎· 5
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Nopetopus dot gif ‎· angela fixes things ‎· 2
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Can someone give me the PQ article number or your link I can dissect for the Laura Bush op-ed in the Washington Post? My pq-fu is failing and I'm outta WaPo articles. Thanks.
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Try pasting the URL into Google as a search. I can't remember if that works with WaPo. Or paste it into an incognito window? ‎· bentley
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If you're on a slow enough internet connection, I think WaPo is also one of those sites where you can stop the page load just after the text renders but just before the javascript loads to check your access. ‎· Deborah Fitchett
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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
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We're supposed to consider ourselves in our workplaces as though we are in a prison being tortured? ‎· hedgielib ‎· 4
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@hedgielib: yeah I was gonna say that's not the best scenario to work from. ‎· angela fixes things ‎· 1
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@hedgielib: like how in the entire world do you write a whole thing about this and not think "oh hey this might be an unhelpful framing?" ‎· angela fixes things ‎· 1
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Wait, was your speaker Kiland or Fretwell? ‎· Soup
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Well, that definitely says something about one's place of work. ‎· k8s ‎· 2
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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*
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Woohoo!!! ‎· lris
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Sounds about right. ‎· Aarontay ‎· 2
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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?
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apparently Copyright Taylor was an important man in history and political science :)
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this is kind of begging for a historical-fiction-style fic ‎· LibSkrat ‎· 3
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or a Western tall-tale fic ‎· LibSkrat
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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?
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I heard this week that the ccAdvisor database has reviews of things labeled as "one-time purchases." ‎· Stephen Francoeur
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^^nvivo would work, but I have maxqda already so prob not. I wonder about Tableau - I should ask around to see if people want that. ^we have most of the back files we could want, having been in this situation in previous years, so we're looking at topping up ebook purchases. ‎· Christina Pikas ‎· 1
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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
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using Microsoft Academic to fill in some abstracts. probably filling in about 5%. I wouldn't expect it to do books. Still looking for an option for those.
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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?
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Sure, why not? They use Summon. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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Actually, I'm not sure it pulls descriptions for books. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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I'm afraid to bork my personal refworks account with ~1k records... but hey, why not? ‎· Christina Pikas ‎· 1
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so now I'm trying to get these f-ing citations out of my account. who could have predicted this would be a problem? ‎· Christina Pikas ‎· 1
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:((( All my accounts are borked. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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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
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"SPONSOR: We are literally the only bibliographic utility left." *ded* ‎· LibSkrat ‎· 1
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omg and the sponsor bits ONLY GET BETTER FROM THERE ‎· LibSkrat
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Am I missing something? I only see the one sponsor, a single word at the very beginning. ‎· bentley
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there's a "commercial break" in the middle ;) https://twitter.com/marccold/status/995026973327020032 ‎· LibSkrat
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Oh, multiple threads. Okay. Thanks. ‎· bentley
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when get you get a read receipt for an e-mail sent in 2007
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Took his time. ‎· Fabrizio Casu ‎· 2
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the current use of "AF" has made reading about Air Force stuff much more interesting and amusing.
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"IR" has a very different meaning in cybersec than in scholcomm. *nods* ‎· LibSkrat ‎· 1
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oh thank heaven. after struggling through the first 3 reviews for ASIST the 4th was a delight. Well written. Interesting. Well done. And happily, I'm done until the poster submissions come in.
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doing my ASIST reviews an endeavoring to not be overly cranky
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like when they say no one has ever studied how public libraries use social media. ‎· Christina Pikas
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Such Spock eyebrow ‎· hedgielib
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^^ seriously?! ‎· LibSkrat
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For friends who like penzeys- today at the store 2 free 1/4c jars and an American souls collection free
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They sell souls? ‎· Spidra Webster ‎· 2
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$20, same as in town. ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 4
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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
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and yet, I'm doing reference work for @Megvmeg instead of multitudinous other stuff :) ‎· Christina Pikas ‎· 5
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And I appreciate it immensely! She's one of my favorite faculty, and I love being able to help her out. ‎· Meg Vmeg ‎· 2
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