I have a number of issues from a British Philatelic Journal that are in A5 format. They came in these “binders” (if that’s what they’re called) which are in rough shape. I have started to try to repair some of them but hoping to find out…
1. What are these things called
2. Where can I get new ones in the US
3. Do you recommend any other methods of binding for storage/protection that would look good on my shelf?
I love spending time #gardening, listening to podcasts, wine tasting (read: drinking), reading, and being with my family.
We might buy a piano soon.
I was an avid user of the bird site since 2007 but stopped posting over a year ago. I miss the community of library folk I found there. 😢
I read this over the weekend and I highly recommend it !
Who Killed the Jingle?: How a Unique American Art Form Disappeared
It was nice to relive a few of the familiar jingles and see how they came about, the process to make a jingle, and ultimately how they went away.
#BookRecommendation #Libraries #Librarian #Library #Goodreads
They said only 11 people made over 60% of the 1000 book challenges. We need to block the relevance of out of jurisdiction challenges more and stop this kind of thing.
@carlile it's fake. it(#lbry) supposed to be decentralized but as it is it seems like the only "instance" existing is #odysee.com I heard it's very difficult/expensive to host so no one does it which is clear sign that something is very wrong with it. if I'm right it will not succeed. in addition it's very heavy, slow, has ads, and not open-source. there's #Librarian called "frontend" but it's just "odysee.com frontend" - not "lbry frontend". I also suspect they sensor worse than YouTube otherwise it would have become piracy haven. there nothing really good about it though it still more interesting content than #peertube from some youtubers who probably there for more money, not because thay excited about technology.
so it will never be anything like mastodon where anyone can host their own instance
A MIGHTY question for the book lovers here:
What book do you love with all your being, but hesitate to recommend because you don't want to risk seeing a NOPE "ducks arse" pursed mouth, or getting a "Meh" in response?
I only realized this morning that mine's always been Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!
Even though I write in the genre and it's obvious that I've gotta be a fan... there's still something in me that feels like it'll curl up in a corner and hide under a blanket if I hear someone say they hate it.
#TIH #OTD 06 Sep 1903: Death of Charles Ammi Cutter (b. 1837), US #librarian best remembered for Cutter Expansive Classification: a system of shelving by standardized class numbers so #books on related topics sit together. He also helped produce the US’ 1st public #CardCatalogue and played a major role in making card cataloguing—versus the old practice of chronologically listing titles in ledgers—the international model. #GLAM #BookHistory #Libraries
A blog post I wrote on library publishing just got published by the IFLA Library Publishing Special Interest Group
Would be thrilled if you read and shared
Any librarians here?
I can use some help finding two groundbreaking tropical medicine articles, probably published late 19th century.
1. First scientific article showing malaria is caused by a parasite.
2. First scientific article showing the malaria-causing parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes.
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This sounds like a cool job: the CBC is hiring a "media librarian, assigned to music."
(via the Vocal Fry Studios newsletter: https://us17.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=049d089195ea4376cf50c710a&id=3f78308731)
As a #librarian and one of the few people still masking in my library/on campus, I really appreciate this essay: “Dominant COVID Narratives and Implications for Information Literacy in the ‘Post-Pandemic’ United States”
So. No longer a #librarian on the off chance someone's following for that. I'll always be an information scientist, cause I paid out the ass for that degree, but I'm now a #socialist in a department of one (how do I keep my labor organizing going??) doing community outreach and engagement for a big state research university. Anyone else doing #CommunityEngagement work in higher ed?
I had another gamedev program at the library on Monday, this time it was to make an Asteroids clone in GDevelop. I always underestimate how much longer it's going to take when in the program, so we didn't get done, but the couple of people that came asked for my notes so they could finish it on their own, so I still considered it a win.
🔗 #LBRY : lbry://@blenderdumbass#f/the_real_steven_spielberg#6
🔗 #ODYSEE : https://odysee.com/@blenderdumbass:f/the_real_steven_spielberg:6
🔗 #LIBRARIAN : https://librarian.pussthecat.org/@blenderdumbass:f/the_real_steven_spielberg:6
🔗 #TOR : http://ttauyzmy4kbm5yxpujpnahy7uxwnb32hh3dja7uda64vefpkomf3s4yd.onion/articles/The_Real_Steven_Spielberg.md
I am #blind, but I do not listen to #audiobooks. If I tell you that, Madam #librarian, please take your assumptions about all blind people and stick them somewhere else. I value your knowledge about books and recommendations because of your experience. Please have the decency to let me decide how I wish to read.
'You must listen to the audiobook' is not a phrase that makes me feel warm happy thoughts toward you.
Some of my thoughts examining the cluster of new zombie journals and how they're connected to $APCs and "transformative agreements"
Boosts are appreciated!
I'm very happy to announce that MultiQC v1.15 was just released! 🎉
Also included is a ~5-7 fold speed-up in the initial file search. This will shave off a chunk of run-time off for people generating big reports 🏎💨
Thanks to Vlad Savelyev for this with a hat tip to Pontus Höjer at the end 🙏🏻
For anyone who thinks we don't need #libraries do you have any idea how many documents (books, magazines, newspapers, things like Congressional record) are NOT available digitally? I'm not talking about my eighth grade science notes. I'm talking about things held in libraries or archives somewhere.
So, it's been a while since I did an #Introduction #ConnectionList #TwitterMigration post where, I find interesting people for you to follow on #Mastodon, and use my reach to more closely connect the #Fediverse :fediverse:
@drwaus is the new official account for Digital Rights Watch in Australia (h/t to all the good work Sam @floreani is doing in this space - don't forget to catch her #keynote at @email@example.com later this month!)
Folks working in #libraries and #preservation:
I have some small books that have a musty, mold like smell. There is no visible mold.
I'd like to try and get rid of the scent, they scan and shelve them all in sealed plastic containers.
My current idea is baking soda in a sealed container, put the book(s) in for up to 7 days.
Is this viable, or is some sort of other option better? Mini ozone generator? Some other powder to remove scents? Active carbon?
Great profile of the Howard University #Librarian Dorothy Porter by Zita Nunes. Over the course of a long and distinguished career, she helped change how books about and by #Black authors were catalogued.
Help me reach my library goal! By the end of the year I hope to have at least one library in every state carrying my debut novel. Most libraries have a suggest a book option. Comment your state if you request!
Trials of the Innermost
by Jonathan Fuller and Kristina Kelly Genre: Adult - Science Fantasy
Publishing Date: May 26, 2023
ISBN: 9781956037197 (hardcover) 9781956037203 (paperback)
Houston Independent School District in #Texas will nuke #librarian positions at 28 schools this upcoming year and convert the #libraries into ‘Team Centers,” disciplinary areas to deal with kids with behavioral issues.
Another distinctive feature or the Mark Funke book catalogues, especially when dealing with politically important or sensitive material:
prefatory explanations by the book seller, and sometimes forewords by outside specialists.
I'm a 35yo #librarian living in #Saskatchewan #Canada. I've had the #gayPirates of #OFMD dancing in my head for the past year plus. I love all the pairings, but I've got a particular softspot for #IzzyHands and his damage.
New server, new handle, so updated #introduction?
I live with my partner & two #bunnies, Hazel and Falkor.
Neat history of #librarian innovation in computer search techniques. Traces back to the late 1960s how librarians (particularly Pauline Atherton Cochrane's work) were coming up with full text searching & re-using search queries in ways that we still see in things like Google. I especially liked the mention of how they thought about users at terminals AWAY from librarians as needing this. Fascinating how spatial issues are invisible to things we now take for granted. https://aeon.co/essays/the-1970s-librarians-who-revolutionised-the-challenge-of-search?ref=thebrowser.com
What are some of your favorite #education hashtags for use on Mastodon? Here are a few. See the complete list online here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1beJHWsuB0MJDMqeg_q8pBRWRdQImY-n8E6PttoJLFaM/edit#gid=1361110101
Are you a U.S. citizen in #interiordesign or #graphicdesign? Or a #librarian? In #urbanplanning? Under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, 🇺🇸 citizens w degree in these and dozens of other professions, and w job offer in hand, can get a #canada work permit valid for 3 years + extend it indefinitely. Sharing this to all but especially to #LGBTQ community. Professions list here: https://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/cusma-aceum/text-texte/16.aspx?lang=eng
UNL Libraries in Lincoln, Nebraska are looking for a new Dean! I present to you the most detailed job search page I have ever seen https://executivevc.unl.edu/searches-appointments/library-dean/details
As always please reach out if you have any questions
tv show about a #librarian like me who does their job well but whose personal life is a shambles*
*books at home shelved chaotically
So, for US & Canadian #librarians:
Q1: Does your #library use this new feature to judge patron interest in particular ebooks/audiobooks? If not now, are you planning to use it?
Q2: From a #librarian perspective, is this new recommendation system better or worse than the previous one from OverDrive, and why?
(Again, I’d be grateful for boosts to reach more librarians on Mastodon. I really don’t want to have to try the birdsite <sob!>)
The Walrus - Have You Been to the Library Lately? Librarians once worried about shushing patrons. Now they have to deal with mental health episodes, the homelessness crisis, and random violence: https://thewalrus.ca/future-of-libraries/ (Archived version: https://archive.ph/NbPyO) #Libraries #Librarian @librarians
This is a beautiful read for anyone interested in #Libraries or in #GLAM - the story of Pauline Atherton Cochrane, a #Syracuse #librarian, who in the 1970s, worked on the #SUPARS project, one of the first #library search and information retrieval (#IR) systems.
It shows how the team anticipated shifts in how research would be conducted, and acted to support #researchers.
"Atherton’s team wasn’t predicting a world where expert librarians wouldn’t be needed; they were preparing for a world where research would take place in many disparate locations, too far from a reference desk for them to be able to help."
This is my Third Instance and third #introduction I like #books, #sff and #mystery especially. I’m a #librarian and #webmaster who can barely code, but I’m evangelical on #accessibility and #ux. I’m a newly minted #bookBlogger. I have ultra-clean websites and an ultra-dirty house. I’ve lived many lives. I still love #hairmetal. I’m a diehard #Anglophile. I have six kids and practice #yoga.
Why little children in a NSW town are reading thanks to Dolly Parton. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/how-dolly-parton-has-sparked-a-reading-revolution-in-central-western-nsw-20230523-p5dand.html. #australia #nsw #dollyparton #reading #kidsbooks #Gilgandra #Library #Libraries #Librarian #Smh #SydneyMorningHerald