Courtney F

librarian. knitter, sewer, runner, crafter, baker, reader and occasional blogger. TN Chapter Councilor to ALA. http://about.me/library_chic

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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

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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
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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
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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"

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doesn't that just mean "there's uncontrolled vocab in them thar hills"?

 ‎· LibSkrat 1
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^ Amen.

 ‎· kaijsa
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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!

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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
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@aarontay, yes, he seemed to have something very specific in mind, and particularly wanted historic stuff like his friend could get, so I don't think it was bulk downloading he was looking for

 ‎· Courtney F 1
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Anyone else noticing slowness in loading EBSCO databases this morning?

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Looks like ours are functioning as normal.

 ‎· Lily
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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)

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I'm seeing multiple reports/confirmations on Twitter, so yeah.

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@gchilton: I went home. I mean, it was 4:30, so...

 ‎· Catherine 1
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@stephenfrancouer how goes the Blackboard + Springshare LTI integration? We are struggling with getting the LTI Parameter Name out of Blackboard...

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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
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cool. I'll let you know what we learn about the LTI Parameter Name, then.

 ‎· Courtney F
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Please tell me about your favorite Bluetooth keyboard for iPads. Mine has died. (Links to purchase are encouraged!)

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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
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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
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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?

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and apparently one board member here in the room is going to refuse to go to the mic at all. lovely.

 ‎· Courtney F 1
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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"

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We have a form on our web site that is funneled to the coordinator: http://library.lmu.edu/forms/libraryinstructionrequestform/

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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
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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?

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I like Arlene Fink's book, How To Conduct Surveys.

 ‎· orgmonkey
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thanks! we have the 1985 edition here :) i'm thinking we should check for an update

 ‎· Courtney F
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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☀️
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ooh, we have that one too, thanks!

 ‎· Courtney F
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I have been asked to create a guideline for the running of surveys , focus groups (external facing). any tips?

 ‎· Aarontay
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any LibWizard users in here allow non-library users (like teaching faculty) to use LibWizard? If so, who handles training and administration for that?

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No, but I keep looking to see if anybody chimes in!

 ‎· kaijsa
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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
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I'm looking for your favorite OER readings for librarians (introductory or intermediate level), please!

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http://acrlog.org/2016/04/01/oer-part1/

 ‎· LibSkrat
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https://studentpirgs.org/sites/student/files/reports/The Billion Dollar Solution.pdf

 ‎· LibSkrat
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https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/11/21/oer-conference-speakers-push-academic-libraries-promote-adoption

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https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/affordable-course-materials-electronic-textbooks-and-open-educational-resources-alcts

 ‎· jsholman
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https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/textbooks-academic-libraries-selection-circulation-and-assessment-alcts-monograph

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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.

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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
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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

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Anyone interested in an LSW meetup at ER&L?

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Sadly, I won’t be at ER&L this year (first time since 2011). Please eat all the tacos and ER&L snacks for me!

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This was such fun!

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@lsw meetup at #erl18! @hnance @jethomes @jsholman amd @librarychic

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*waves*

 ‎· Kirsten 2
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*waves madly* Look at all you fine people and those lovely tacos!

 ‎· Galadriel 3
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Thank you, @jethomes @jsholman and @librarychic for letting me join the cool kids' lunch table!

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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

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O.O

 ‎· Soup
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So, so helpful :)

 ‎· jsholman
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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

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Thank you for reminding me of our hashtag: https://mokum.place/s?q=#hotmessnexis

 ‎· Stephen Francoeur
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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
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Anyone else having Springshare issues? Admin and public sides are both down for us...

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yep, got a 500 internal server error on the public side

 ‎· ellbeecee
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They've been tweeting updates for the past hour-ish ... should have just re-started.

 ‎· LisaLibrarian
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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
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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
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Can anyone tell me when http://mlahandbook.org went away? It's down, but I never received a notification that it was going away...

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no DNS entry found -- either their hosting expired, their domain expired, or they deleted their DNS entry

 ‎· awd
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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
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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 ...

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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!

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maybe sorta ethnographic? but weird?

 ‎· Christina Pikas
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Maybe they can get a student travel grant to go to ER&L

 ‎· Galadriel
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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
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Doesn't sound like what he's talking about but screen captures might make sense.

 ‎· Deborah Fitchett
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so.... anyone ever tried to do research on the Church of Scientology? I can't imagine there's much they've allowed out? Specifically a student wants to research "the topic of "fair game" within the Church of Scientology"

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Interesting! I've never had anyone researching this before. I threw it into Summon and only came back with 7 results. I wonder if LexisNexis might be good as most articles I've found are focused on litigation?

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There is a WIkipedia article on Fair Game that might provide one useful starting point. (It's got lots of links to related information. As with any online source, and particularly with online sources with complex, semi-anonymous authorship, engage your critical reading and evaluation accordingly: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Game_(Scientology)

 ‎· John Mark Ockerbloom
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new question about that EBSCO error message! Has anyone ever successfully corrected the info and found the article using that particular screen? I'm going to make some suggestions for how they should make that screen more useful, but I wanted to know if anyone's ever succeeded with it first.

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i think I have, but I don't remember the details.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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This interface looks at least 10 years old. I doubt they have touched it for a while.

 ‎· Aarontay
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has anyone else noticed that in the new Primo interface you can't actually sign out? Once you sign in, there's a sign out link, but I can't get it to actually sign me out.

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Cues Hotel California....

 ‎· jsholman 5
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Yes it works. It remains signed out.

 ‎· Aarontay
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E-resources libs (and others) - do you have a database or resource request form? if so, can you share it with me? Screenshots are cool if a link's not an option. My email is courtney.fuson[at]belmont.edu

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We don't have any forms - but bumping this up in case others do.

 ‎· jsholman
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(I uh. Tweet our acq librarian. I realize this is not a normal or sustainable workflow!)

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Today's research appointment says she has two possible topics for her master's thesis. Topic 1 - how to incentivize businesses to offer job placement to women being released from prison. Topic 2 - how to get individuals on a team to perform at their best most efficiently and effectively. When she contacted me a couple weeks ago, the only topic was the first one. This should be interesting.

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bless her heart.

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