Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Esther Lorenz sent Librarian Raj a message on Facebook...

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Subject: Esther Lorenz sent you a message on Facebook...
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Date: Wednesday, 6 April, 2011, 5:16 PM

Esther sent you a message.
Esther Lorenz
Esther Lorenz5:16pm Apr 6th
Subject: hi
sorry, I haven't kept in touch with you more, but FB never seems to show me your interesting posts. I wish I could make it so I could see your posts more easily but once I start clicking on your page maybe it will come up more.
I've been very busy in school, nursing school for practical nursing for the last 1.5 years, so haven't had much time to write much or do much outside of school, study and work part time.
I will graduate in Dec, God willing.
My 26 yr old son is in Calgary, Alberta. He went out to do construction but it didn't work out well for him b/c his boss suffered a serious depression and never went to work for 2 months, so my son is returning home today. It is about 6000 km away. Since he is out of money, he plans to hithhike home. Temp is about 5C during the day. He plans to go to a truck stop and get a long ride with some truckers. I hope it works out for him.
I see you are a lib for a School of Business Management. I know you've been a lib for a long time but I didn't know you had this position. Is it a relatively new one for you or was I just not aware?
What is new with you and your family?
Well I must go now.
Take care.
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Fw: [MLOSC.13088] FYI | Copyright Clearance Center Launches Get It Now for Academic Institutions

Librarianship is a noble profession

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Subject: [MLOSC.13088] FYI | Copyright Clearance Center Launches Get It Now for Academic Institutions
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Date: Tuesday, 5 April, 2011, 12:21 PM

Copyright Clearance Center Launches Get It Now for Academic Institutions

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and provider of licensing solutions, announced the launch of Get It Now. The service complements academic institutions' interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing services by providing immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a single, cost-effective, and easy-to-use application, integrated directly into a user's workflow.

Get It Now was developed with the participation of The California State University system and the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project at The State University of New York at Geneseo. It includes content from leading journal publishers, including Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Wolters Kluwer, Nature Publishing Group, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Additional publishers are being added on an ongoing basis.

If patrons wish to read articles from a journal not currently subscribed to by their institution's library, they can either choose to borrow the articles via traditional ILL or click the Get It Now link within their search results and have the content emailed to them. Average turnaround time for Get It Now articles is less than five minutes. According to a recent study in the journal College and Research Libraries, the average time for a traditional ILL delivery is between five and seven days. Get It Now delivers high-quality, accessible, full-color PDFs of journal content in minutes. It eliminates the need for credit card transactions by offering monthly institutional invoicing and has several safeguards in place to prevent misuse. Get It Now can also be accessed by librarians via an "Addon" in OCLC's ILLiad application.

Get It Now supplements CCC's Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions, allowing institutions that hold the license to obtain content through the Get It Now service and share it internally in many ways, including email, postings to e-reserves and course management systems, inclusion in coursepacks or for classroom handouts and scholarly research.

Source: Copyright Clearance Center



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What say I have on Success, Digital Divide and Proposed ban on Josheph Lelyveld’s book on Mahatma Gandhi …. LibrarianRaj responds : April 6, 2011

What say I have on Success,  Digital Divide and Proposed ban on Josheph  Lelyveld's book on Mahatma Gandhi …. I respond : April 6, 2011
1.      I fully agree with Sukhabodhananda when he says …."irrespective of the best effort one puts in, you have to face both success and failure at different times."  Yes success and failures are part and parcel of our lives. We need to accept failures honestly …. to realize the importance of succeeding. One who has not failed … it is said has never passed.
2.       A new lesson for Librarians on Digital Divide : Digital divide has new avtar now with Russia's next president's advice on keeping abreast on people's aspirations and feelings. A whopping $220 will have to be shelled out for a project that intends to compile all the information that is elicited by common man in Russia by way of blogs and social networking sits. It is indeed a path breaking direction. Every one … every country in this regard will fall in line one day or the other … sooner or later. What do librarians learn out of this?
3.      Joseph Lelyveld's book on Mahatma has created one more furore. When do we become little tolerant of honest and artistic expressions of  creative people?

Illustration : Design by : Ms. C.R.Devarai , a budding designer (SNDT). Included with due acknowledgment.

References :
  1. Swami Sukhbodhananda / Of Success and Failure, Speaking Tree, Times of India, April 6, 2011.
  2. Digital Divide (Centre page)(news item), Times of India, April 5, 2011
  3. Of Books and Bans (Centre page), Times of India, April 5, 2011.

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