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ElvisMovieMarathonRichard and Shelly told me to draw this.

 

Richard says my Elvis looks goth.

Salt & Straw Ice cream

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Our ice cricecreameam flavors basically created themselves based on the amazing produce available in September.

Source: Flavors – Salt & Straw

 

…they are so far away, so very very far.

I’m reading

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I’m reading an article as background research for an article that I am writing where the author is quoting me from an article I have already written. Yes.

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from:  Kluzek, M. (2014). A practical guide to e-journal and e-book supply – a UK perspective. Interlending & Document Supply, 42(1), 13. doi:10.1108/ILDS-09-2013-0026

Yay! street view photo taken just after mowing

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I am stupidly happy that Google street view finally has a new picture of our house, one that doesn’t include the for sale sign and general junkiness, and …it was taken when we were freshly mowed!  How awesome is that?!

 

 

computer coloring

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Concept for the day:  Paratext

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Paratext is a concept in literary interpretation. The main text of published authors (e.g. the story, non-fiction description, poems, etc.) is often surrounded by other material supplied by editors, printers, and publishers, which is known as the paratext. These added elements form a frame for the main text, and can change the reception of a text or its interpretation by the public.

Source: Paratext – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Items I Love by LeEtta on Etsy

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Curated by LeEtta Schmidt on Etsy

Source: Items I Love by LeEtta on Etsy

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Aging library video collections, copyright, and ?Betamax?

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This popped up into my email this week. Seriously.

Sony announces end of production of Betamax cassettes for March next year, 40 years after its introduction and 28 years after losing format war to VHS

Source: Betamax is dead, long live VHS | Technology | The Guardian

And all I could think of was the language from the ‘Limitations on exclusive rights:  Reproduction by libraries in archives’ in US Code Title 17 (yeah, I’m quoting copyright law) that says the specific reproduction allowed to libraries for preservation and such if the “existing format in which the work is stored has become obsolete.”  ‘Obsolete’ is later defined as the circumstance where “the machine or device necessary to render perceptible a work stored in that format is no longer manufactured or is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace.”

I realize the announcement was in regard to Betamax cassettes and not the players, but it makes me wonder how long a format clings to life when the regular consuming public leaves it behind, believes it to be dead.  If obsolete really boils down to commercially available, then Sony’s announcement is only a depressing assertion that the aging VHS collections of the library world, those that no one is willing or able to up-format commercially, are going to wither away.  Can’t we just move on already?   I say this, but then I have recently acquired a turntable, cassette, CD player combo, and  I know there is a growing nostalgic format movement (at least among my friends).

Reports from the professional LeEMS

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LeEtta Schmidt, Copyright Librarian, University of South Florida; Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University; and Calvin Manning, Managing Editor, Taylor & Francis discussed whether it is possible to be too open in an OA environment.

Source: Is There Such a Thing as Too Open in Open Access? at the Charleston Conference | Against The Grain

Episode 4 – Parts 1&2: Pirates Are The Best Customers | Copy-Me

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“Pirates” are actually positively contributing to markets. Our two part episode on piracy talks about real data and how pirates are the best customers.

Source: Episode 4 – Parts 1&2: Pirates Are The Best Customers | Copy-Me

site breakage

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I’m pretty sure that one of the last plug-in updates broke my image galleries. I don’t use them that much, but if you are perusing a post that has a big old blank spot in it, this is why. I am looking for the solution.

Karen Elson – THE TRUTH IS IN THE DIRT (Official Video) – YouTube

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updating the Halloween car mix for next year…

dragon

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Happy Halloween from Florida!

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