Walking away from the American Chemical Society

There’s no gentle introduction to this, so I’ll get right to my point: Librarians, this is a call to action. tl;dr: SUNY Potsdam will not be subscribing to an American Chemical Society online journal package for 2013. We will instead be using a combination of the Royal Society of Chemistry…

Search Queries that get people here

Every  now and then I look at how people search and find this blog on Google. They usually make me chuckle. Here are some of the interesting ones from the last quarter: owning your shit, own your shit, ownyourshit. Yep. I believe in this one. If you did it, if…

Attempting Positivity

As part of our ongoing discussions with SAGE, I closed a recent email with a list of suggestions (rather than simply complaints or concerns) about how publishers might better approach libraries. This list is shaped, clearly, by the kind of institution that we are, and the kind of pressures and…

Speaking in Charleston

If you’ve been following my relationship and conversation with vendors, you may be interested to know that I’ll be giving Thursday morning’s opening plenary address at the Charleston Conference next week: Librarians In The Post-Digital Information Era: Reclaiming Our Rights and Responsibilities The best libraries were never simply buyers and…

New physicalities

The  .pdf file compiling all of my writing about the American Chemical Society from 2011 to 2013 is now available at Attempting Physicality.  Enjoy! (It doesn’t seem long enough to warrant the .epub treatment, but if you want it, drop me a line and I’ll do it.)

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