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
Posts of librarychic
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!
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.
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.
Fellow e-resources and/or serials librarians! we have a volunteer with some data analysis skills and we'd like to have her look at our big deal journal packages to see if they're worth it. However! I don't even know where to start - anyone got a project plan or article or something like that that I can borrow to get us started?
In case you're wondering why I've been scarce, it has to do with the arrival of this fellow. He arrived on January 20 at 8:17pm, 7lb 10 oz, 20 in long. We're doing fine, but it's an adjustment :)
seriously, vendor? you want me to participate in a webinar on your product and you can't even bother looking up what majors we have? and then you think that my actual research question about how Disney/Pixar films are beneficial to kids with an emphasis on diversity of characters is "oddly specific"? if you hadn't read off the list of other schools you (presumably) work with in TN, i'd think you were new here
Fellow e-resources librarians.... does anyone have a workflow(s) that they're willing to share? We've transitioned to Alma and had some staff transitions, so I'd like to have some ideas of what a workflow looks like so we can actually have one.... thanks!
Dear adjunct professor who apparently told his students to use Google Scholar and then email me asking for access to their articles, Please stop! No love, Me. (I'm hoping that I can clear it up for him (for future classes) and the students (for now!) when I talk to his class tomorrow)
I welcome any ideas for help with this research question... "I am doing a presentation on the history of music in Spain with a focus on Folk music. At the moment I need to make an annotated bibliography of sources that are in Spanish. I have had no luck finding sources in Spanish on google scholar or the library website."
Dear Vendors, When I email you, that doesn't mean that you should call me in return. If you do call me (and alert me to a typo in my phone number), please make sure that your phone number works in return. No Love, Frustrated ER Librarian