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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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Fridge is hopefully fixed. Camping was good training. Jelly spilled so the vital wheat gluten is now just nice to have wheat gluten
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Inside of the fridge is 62f but hey, it's 44 outside
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uh-oh. fridge dead? ‎· LibSkrat
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:( ‎· jsholman
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Freaking school system reinstated spring break after we were already off and I already made work plans for the three days
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@cpikas: yeah, it sounds like a complete and total mess. ‎· Mr. Noodle
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"do we have access to any periodicals? I found this reference in Wikipedia but I couldn't find it under reference materials"
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Nope. No periodicals here. Sorry. ‎· lris ‎· 10
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this still gets me - that the word periodical must have resurfaced for this patron from some school information session... but then they looked under "reference" ‎· Christina Pikas
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Richard Kadrey on Twitter “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” for @barrywynn https://twitter.com/Richard_Kadrey/status/976275667678457856
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Mama cat be all "g'luck there, kiddo" ‎· LibSkrat ‎· 1
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"HALP I FORGOT HOW TO CAT" ‎· Ryssen kommer! ‎· 5
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cat | reverse ‎· 9000 ‎· 1
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Odin’s Childhood ‎· псы в рапиде ‎· 6
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searching for SIEM and (benchmarking OR evaluation OR selection) gets me articles on rectal cancer... .. ...
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wait what? you mean, like, a cybersec SIEM? is this some weird acronym collision? ‎· LibSkrat
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I don't actually know - it's also a place in Cambodia and a last name of a Cricket player - yes the cybersec one. ‎· Christina Pikas
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Closest connection I can find is a cancer researcher by the name of Siem A. Dingemans. ‎· LibSkrat
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Crap. I just volunteered myself.
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Better than the other way round... ‎· Pete Smith ‎· 2
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i read a different verb instead of volunteered. Which may be what @pete refers to ... ‎· Stephªnℹ︎e☀️CogScℹ︎Lℹ︎brªrℹ︎ªn☀️ ‎· 1
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I have these cookies in my lunch - they were discontinued so the package was 73c - it appears to be a nilla wafer with a marshmellow on top, coated in chocolate. i should have bought the remaining stock - be jealous.
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Like these: http://www.darefoods.com/ca_en/product/whippet-original/202 They were my favourite cookies when I was a little kid! ‎· John Dupuis
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Very strange. Schools and the federal government are closed for ... wind?
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Looks like there's gusts up to 60 mph in the Northern VA area: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2... ‎· Hey, it's CAJ!
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Sending good thoughts that you all stay safe and warm. ‎· jsholman ‎· 1
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tee-hee. reasonable people taking on climate denier on scisip. < grabs popcorn> <darn now really wants popcorn>
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Darn both of our conference rooms are booked during the time of the Falcon Heavy launch. I'd love to see that on the 80" tv.
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John Cook on Twitter “the citations in mike flynn’s book are precise and rigorous” Th https://twitter.com/johnjcook/status/958482564737576960 .... this is typical, but cringeworthy to librarians. Military people probably not shocked as generals haven't written their own stuff (except those with PhDs) for > 10 years, maybe 15.
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but her emails… ‎· Micah ‎· 1
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little baby twin boy b mr5 is throwing up at the frequency that I can do a lit search, but I can't see the results because the database times out. #librarianworkingfromhome #mommyworkingfromhome #mr5workingfromhome
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Aw, poor kiddo. Hope he's feeling better very soon. ‎· Kirsten
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:( ‎· Galen Charlton
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nice: instead of answering my questions about how MPOW was figured into a new institution-wide policy (and I asked repeatedly) they went directly from the office of the president of the institution to the director of my lab and our CIO. whatever!
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Lame. ‎· Meg Vmeg
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:-| ‎· Galadriel
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