New Directions in Scholarly Communication

New Directions in Scholarly Communication

Open Access Week has started off with a very good webinar, led by Joe Kraus and with presentions by John Wilbanks, Heather Piwowak and Molly Keener. And in the spirit of OA, their presentations are available on Slideshare! John Wilbanks Heather Piwowak – Open research data: fun, important, and in need of librarians Molly Keener – Scholarly Communication: A Changing Landscape Very informative, very interesting … if you’re involved with scholarly publishing or academic copyright, definitely take a look at…

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LLoPS Session: Managing Electronic Resources

LLoPS Session: Managing Electronic Resources

Managing Electronic Resources Merrill Chetok & Julie Fontenelle Microsoft Corporate/Law Library MS library services (in-house) customers worldwide – 180,000 customers JF MS Library & Legal Library were separate — now in the midst of merging How users access materials: MSLibrary site Broken out by resources Alerts available to push info to users Basic form provided for “customer reviews” Chat with MSLibrary Articles, podcasts and the blog Legal Resources tab on MSLibrary tab List of enterprise-wide resources by name AND Breakout…

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LLoPS Workshop Session: Mining SEC Documents

LLoPS Workshop Session: Mining SEC Documents

Session I: Mining SEC Documents Elizabeth Osbourne Authorized SEC Filing Agent Morningstar Document Research EMO EDGARizing Services   Most common types of SEC Documents Contents of Documents Frequency of Filing Who Files Q&A   Frequency: 10-K — Annual report 10-Q — Quarterly report 8-K — Unusual report issued between quarter – material disclosure/extraordinary event   Who files: All public companies A few privately-held companies with public debt will file Companies preparing to go public (optional)   Common: 10K 10Q 8K…

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The Great Grey North

The Great Grey North

So, my life got very busy last fall. A family member was hired by a Seattle-based tech company and we relocated here.  Since then, there’s been a lot of packing and unpacking … studying for a new bar exam … joining new orgs. Etc. For a native Californian, this has been a difficult winter, but hopefully spring is coming soon.  Still looking to get a professional foothold here, but I hear the music scene is nice.

Bits of Open Access

Bits of Open Access

So I’ve been officially registered at ALA for all of an hour, and already, my feet hurt. *grin* Since I’m not on a committee, and I may only see 1 or 2 people I know from past years who’d recognize me, I’m taking it easy this conference. If a session doesn’t relate to the job hunt (more on that another time) or tickle my fancy, I will not castigate myself for missing it.  One session I must make, however, is…

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Heading to San Diego

Heading to San Diego

It’s been a long, long while since I’ve been to an ALA conference.  I’m dipping my toe back in by going to ALA Midwinter in San Diego. Thing is — I don’t have any obligations there. I’m not on a single committee. So, since I have free time: what should I do at Midwinter?  What what I be sure to see/attend/crash? Who do I need to see for reconnections (or new ones)?

The Bright Future-Ready Future

The Bright Future-Ready Future

The Special Libraries Association has opened a new portal of content, until the brand/topic/theme of Future Ready 365.  The site is open to contributions/participation by librarians: Your contribution—250 words, a handful of images, even audio and video—will build a mosaic that offers this community actionable insights into the future of our profession and association. How do you join in? It’s easy: Submit your post to futureready365@sla.org. Done. We’ll take care of the rest. Soon, the registration for the 2011 conference will…

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Social Media and Privacy Presentation

Social Media and Privacy Presentation

Yesterday, at the joint CLA/CSLA conference in Sacramento, I gave a very, very early presentation on privacy and social media. Way, way too early. Trust me. I’m making the slides available as a PDF for now – hope to put up an HTML version once I get home. And I may add and take away some info to make it a short but useful guide on how to evaluate and navigate social media with an eye towards intellectual freedom issues….

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Catharsis burgers

Catharsis burgers

This has nothing whatsoever to do with librarianship. I passed the CA bar back in May.  I wanted to do a grand gesture to signify my triumph.  My idea: set my bar prep materials (outlines, testbooks, flash cards) ablaze in a bonfire, preferably at a beach with friends and small amounts of alcohol. However, figuring out the maze of requirements and prohibitions of various beaches in the area has left me confused and with 15 pounds of paper gathering dust…

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News Librarian in front of the camera

News Librarian in front of the camera

I know the interviewer, Chris Hardesty, via the News Division of the Special Libraries Association. Chris had been a news librarian for a number of papers over the years, but in his current position for the Wall Street Journal, he has the title of “Editor” … and apparently, he gets to interview subjects on-camera. Go, Chris! Congratulations!