who writes the database / e-resource descriptions at your library?
Anyone else planning to attend ER&L in March? I currently have a room for 2 at the conference center, but if I don't find a roommate in the next couple days, I'll go with an Airbnb nearby instead...
Does anyone check the answers to reference questions? We track questions (and sometimes answers), and we use LibChat. I was reading chat transcripts today and realizing that some bits of info that librarians are telling students are incorrect....
so I received this request for research help today: "I am trying to analyze the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte's ethos. However, I am trying to do it from the perspective of his loyal followers because he is a tyrannical ruler in the Philippines." for COM 2200 (Persuasion). Any thoughts?
Anyone else having issues getting to Primo and/or Alma using TOR? We can't get it to load here, either via our library website (which is not HTTPS) or a direct link (which is HTTPS). See the image for the message I'm getting
No luck with Primo in Tor here either. I stopped using Tor a while ago to fake off campus access, as there were often enough issues like this one that made me search out another way to make my desktop look like I'm off campus. I now use the Opera browser, as there is a free VPN service built into the private mode. https://www.opera.com/computer/features/free-vpn· Stephen Francoeur 1
Huh. When I use Opera VPN, I only expected it to work for browser network connections. I'll be foolish to think it works system wise. The tracking persistant device_id part is odd though.· Aarontay
Did you know this? (From EBSCO support) "Please note that not all subject terms used in indexing are included in the product thesaurus. Terms are selected for inclusion based on relevance to the product's topic focus. You can find a complete list of terms assigned by looking on the "Indexes" tab and selecting "Subject Terms" in the Browse an Index dropdown"
If I were looking for equity research reports from sell-side investment research, where would I go? The student specifically mentions Thomson One, but we don't have access to that. I'm the temporary business librarian, so I have no clue. Any leads are appreciated!
What he probably means by thomson one is the Investext piece, but you all don't have that (and it's stupid expensive). Looking at what you do have, I'd suggest Morningstar or ValueLine, though I don't know that those will give the student what they need. Maybe also Capital IQ? And take a look in Biz src complete for those - they may come up.· ellbeecee 1
in case you haven't already noticed - OCLC hosted proxy servers may be down (we are, and they say it's affecting lots of folks)
@stephenfrancouer how goes the Blackboard + Springshare LTI integration? We are struggling with getting the LTI Parameter Name out of Blackboard...
Stalled. Haven't gotten it set up in sandbox environment yet. I got waylaid by an urgent project to help move the library website to WordPress this summer. I'll get back to the Blackboard/LibGuide integration one soon.· Stephen Francoeur
cool. I'll let you know what we learn about the LTI Parameter Name, then.· Courtney F
Please tell me about your favorite Bluetooth keyboard for iPads. Mine has died. (Links to purchase are encouraged!)
I like Logitech's K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard. It does not attach to a case, which I love but others hate. https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/multi-device-keyboard-k380?crid=1762· Soup
I also liked my Zagg Folio keyboard. I did *not* like my Logitech bluetooth keyboard; it did not do a good job of holding my iPad. The corners broke off almost immediately, and the iPad was never very secure inside.· Mr. Noodle
why is it so hard to understand that running a single laptop with Go To Meeting means that NO ONE can hear who's not in the room?
Talk to me about how instruction gets scheduled at your library. Specifically, gen ed instruction that doesn't go through a specific liaison... Our librarian who had been coordinating this is retiring, and we're trying to figure out a new system that's a little more official/easier to track than "email the librarian coordinator"
We have a form on our web site that is funneled to the coordinator: http://library.lmu.edu/forms/libraryinstructionrequestform/· orgmonkey
We have a Director of Research/Instructional Services who runs spreadsheets of classes we standardly go into, plus some extras where we'd like to target more tailored instruction--librarians go in sign up for sections/professors for areas they support until they're filled, then we conduct our standardized outreach. We have about 20 librarians across 7 campuses, plus online courses, but the system works pretty well--each librarian supports one or two "schools" rather than specific subjects, so for example, I'm one of a few who takes courses in our School of Liberal Arts, both standard and not. There is also a request form for professors to ask for instruction, and then a librarian is assigned according to location and subject area. I could absolutely put you in touch with our DRIS if you'd like more detail!· Lily
We are meeting tomorrow afternoon to discuss survey questions that we'd like to ask our users (faculty, students, and staff). Anyone got any resources on crafting good survey questions?
I like Arlene Fink's book, How To Conduct Surveys.· orgmonkey
thanks! we have the 1985 edition here :) i'm thinking we should check for an update· Courtney F
this an earlier editions are popular with my communication grad students: Internet, phone, mail, and mixed-mode surveys : the tailored design method by Don A. Dillman. Also: my boss. But you can't have her. :-)· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
ooh, we have that one too, thanks!· Courtney F
I have been asked to create a guideline for the running of surveys , focus groups (external facing). any tips?· Aarontay
any LibWizard users in here allow non-library users (like teaching faculty) to use LibWizard? If so, who handles training and administration for that?
No, but I keep looking to see if anybody chimes in!· kaijsa
We are definitely on a different scale. Library, archives, and law library faculty combined number around 50. It is a challenge to do everything we want with so few people, but it also makes it easier for the UWL to carry the smaller units on our licenses.· kaijsa
I'm looking for your favorite OER readings for librarians (introductory or intermediate level), please!
https://studentpirgs.org/sites/student/files/reports/The Billion Dollar Solution.pdf· LibSkrat
surely there's an easier way of doing an overlap analysis in Alma than having to search for each and every one of our electronic collections (databases) by hand.... am I missing something? I want to see how Database Z compares to our 300+ existing databases and how unique the content is.
There's overlap analysis, kinda like what was in SFX. But it's in an odd (to me) place: Resources --> Advance Tools --> Overlap and Collection Analysis. Documentation: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/Product_Documentation/010Alma_Online_Help_(English)/040Resource_Management/070Advanced_Tools/010Overlap_Analysis· Kirsten
yup that's what I'm trying to use.... seems like there should be an easier way to add my existing subscriptions though. i have to search for all of them individually amd add them that way· Courtney F 1
just got email from LexisNexis offering to help me move to Nexis Uni, since they don't have a record of us having moved. The email is from the *person who helped us migrate*. #hotmessnexis
just took a survey from Lexis Nexis on how our "transition" to Nexis Uni went. Since we haven't actually transitioned due to a lack of needed information, that's all I commented on in the survey. #hotmessnexis
Yes, if you're seeing a sign-in page, it's an IP issue. Evem with the hot mess, we decided to remove our link to the old interface and just provide Uni. I'm sort of grateful to Nexis Uni for forcing us to finally adopt EZproxy...· Jiffy Kurls
Anyone else having Springshare issues? Admin and public sides are both down for us...
yep, got a 500 internal server error on the public side· ellbeecee
They've been tweeting updates for the past hour-ish ... should have just re-started.· LisaLibrarian
yup, we just got back in. I wasn't seeing updates in their twitter feed, only funny stuff until about 10 minutes ago, though· Courtney F
Sorry - you are right. I get them as alerts and hadn't checked my phone for awhile and they were mixed in with a bunch of older alerts.· LisaLibrarian
Can anyone tell me when http://mlahandbook.org went away? It's down, but I never received a notification that it was going away...
no DNS entry found -- either their hosting expired, their domain expired, or they deleted their DNS entry· awd
so it's gone. but this was the site that the login information from the 7th (?) edition worked on. As I said - there was no notice that I received that it was going away...· Courtney F
their whois information looks reasonably current https://www.godaddy.com/whois/results.aspx?domain=mlahandbook.org&recaptchaResponse=03AMPJSYWchVe54oL4cYEpHnN2Z6FPtrTMvb9Brs-kGGu9BjoXa_dKuEuCyiVZcuiMUZVBgEPbgPFn44BH60usKtLgTcTHbv0B95WzX5h4fybcoc1Ssn-A6P8NpNsxFUts6WTFlGpgYgP9uqAd0KelEzH0qS6NFq0od5SjXcSVozm-h1KQZ0JMuAfgcJbeFw-Y4amxQ4e0--gRR3gbY-prHvtsIgZ_nOtlwk98dmBmgExEV8V9tFTf49eBqoQ5u1X0Wcsrp0y3COMluarAFpzSdb-22hJbNYzUmvMqmt9JinM8PdEZ-8BzdCR5Auy9Xb9dIGmYhaATuaW3&rd=1 so i'm betting that their hosting expired. looks like it might be in the amazon cloud ...· henry
Received a request from a library student to visit a library with dedicated e-resources personnel so he can "discuss, take pictures/video, and detail the overall ER processes and workflow". Video? Of what? Not me, I hope!
maybe sorta ethnographic? but weird?· Christina Pikas
Maybe they can get a student travel grant to go to ER&L· Galadriel
I bet he thinks he's onto a cool project and doesn't realize he's liable to end up with a bunch of pictures of people sitting at desks, frowning into a computer screen.· kaijsa 7
Doesn't sound like what he's talking about but screen captures might make sense.· Deborah Fitchett
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