Present: Pij Slater, Terry Simpkins, Joe Antonioli, Rachel Manning, Mike Roy, Joseph Watson, Joe Durante, Lisa Terrier, Rebekah Irwin, Chris Norris, David Ludwig, Petar Mitrevski, Jim Stuart, Mary Backus, Dan Frostman and Doreen Bernier
- New ILL Assistant Megan Burns has started work in LIS. Welcome Megan!
- Media Services now supporting events in McCullough and looking to set up a substitute pool to assist when media services staff are not available
- 9/20 Academic Roundtable in CTLR: all are invited
- A few staff moving offices next week: Ian, Cindy and Charlotte
- Language Schools end-of-summer report is complete and the Bread Loaf one is close.
This remainder of the meeting was dedicated to the discussion of professional development for LIS Staff. Mike will be sending out an all-LIS announcement shortly detailing a six-month pilot project called “Time To Learn” that will carve out time for ongoing professional development for all LIS staff.
Thanks for reading,
Doreen & Terry
Present: Mike Roy, Chris Norris, Mary Backus, Jim Stuart, David Ludwig, Terry Simpkins, and Doreen Bernier
We discussed a recent decision by UVM to place a freeze on new projects from Middlebury faculty for the UVM Vermont Advanced Computing Core (VACC). Continue reading
Present: Mike Roy, Jim Stuart, David Ludwig, Mary Backus, Rebekah Irwin, Chris Norris, Terry Simpkins, Carol Peddie and Doreen Bernier
We reviewed the Space Team’s proposal to address the short-term need for additional office space for newly hired positions. Continue reading
Present: Terry Simpkins, Rebekah Irwin, Mike Roy, Jim Stuart, Mary Backus, Carol Peddie (via Skype) and Doreen Bernier. Joe Antonioli (guest).
Joe Antonioli presented the results of the SANSSpace pilot survey recently completed by LS faculty and students. Continue reading
No more “20% time” at Google – “Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.”
Increasing public access to federally funded research – This is not new, but for researchers and data nerds alike it is worth reading again – and following developments! You can find the official memo here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/ostp_public_access_memo_2013.pdf
A tiny book! – from University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections.
Rosen, Rebecca J. “Revealed: A Book the Size of a Ladybug.” The Atlantic. 7 Aug. 2013. Web. 22 Aug. 2013.
The Getty launches Open Content Images: 4,687 images from their collection are now available for free use under their open content license.
WebKit Has Implemented srcset: Right now there’s no good way to switch the image in an HTML <img> tag for a different browser (for example, giving a smaller image to a mobile browser). The srcset attribute solves most of the issues with this. See also: Mat’s talk on the subject.
QR Codes vs. URLs. In related news, Microsoft Tag is shutting down. Did you even know that Microsoft Tag existed?
Internet Trends 2013
Present: Carrie, Joe A, Mike, Joseph, Ian B, Terry (notes), Pij, Joe D, Peggy, Mary, Dan, Jim
Mike will soon send out requests for volunteers to form two groups: Continue reading
Present: Joe Antonioli, Mike Roy, Carrie Macfarlane, Lisa Terrier, Pij Slater, Joe Durante, Jim Stuart, Rebekah Irwin, Peggy Fischel, Mary Backus, Carol Peddie, Rachel Manning, Terry Simpkins, Joseph Watson, Petar Mitrevski and Doreen Bernier
- Stacy Reardon has started as Librarian
- Susan Simmons has started as Business Systems Analyst
- David Wright has started as Media Services Specialist
- Brett Wells has started as Computing Specialist II
- We still have an open positions for Information Security Analyst, an ILL Assistant, and Curator of Special Collections & Archives Continue reading
Present: Joe Antonioli, Mike Roy, Jim Stuart, Carol Peddie, Mary Backus, Terry Simpkins, Rebekah Irwin and Doreen Bernier
Joe Antonioli joined the meeting to give an update on SANSSpace/Online Language Lab. Continue reading