Monthly Archives: July 2014

ALA 2014 Las Vegas!

I can’t get that Jimmy Buffet song outta my head, and that seems like a harsh punishment for walking past Margaritaville to the CVS for some yogurt and bottled water…. Yep, there I was with my vendor tote bag and … Continue reading

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Wish I was reading . . .

all the interesting looking books I saw in the ALA Bookstore, such as:

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…some ALA 2014 sessions, once over lightly

ARL Liaison Programs Discussion One of the  prompts for me to attend ALA this year was the opportunity to participate in an ARL-sponsored discussion about liaison programs.  The discussion was started at ALA-midwinter in Philly, and continued in Las Vegas. … Continue reading

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Role of Libraries in Data Management & Curation (ALA 2014)

Nicole Vasilevsky is a great speaker (Oregon Health & Science University).  By the third day of a conference, where you’ve gone madly from session to session, her presentation was a beautiful moment of intellectual repose because you never had to … Continue reading

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Data Driven Decision Making – LRRT Forum (ALA – 2014)

My former colleague, Jim Church, co-presented a study of what graduate students at Berkeley are citing – they did a study of about 45,000 citations in dissertations in 4 disciplines (poli sci, business, econ, and history) completed between 2008-2012.  They … Continue reading

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Data, Evidence, and Outcomes – What Does it All Mean? (ALA 2014)

There is a very cool statement associated with Joe Matthews, who presented this session.  I heard it years ago and it goes something like this: Strategy is about accomplishing more with less, and that requires focus! Matthews has done a … Continue reading

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Electronic Lab Notebooks (ALA 2014)

Speakers from Cornell and Yale talked about the product LabArchives and how they are supporting researchers on their campuses with electronic lab notebooks.  It was apparent how deeply they understood the kinds of things that researchers do with lab notebooks, … Continue reading

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