Digital Commons

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Morning email - lots of email. oh joy! General project maintenance/managerial stuff. Investigate/fix workflow issues with the Mass Digitization project (the robotic book scanner). Hunt for a workstation for the contract worker that is working on the WWI digitization project. Do my due diligence on that massive black cloud looming. Today is Wednesday. Wednesday is my weekly research help desk shift. Each week I have mixed feelings about my time on the desk.


Meetings all day. Will everything go better than expected, or will I rage? Morning: email - nope, I’m in meetings all day. Got into work and discovered the contract worker for the giant 25,000 object digitization project started yesterday and nobody told me. LOOK OF DISAPPROVAL Checked in the worker and made sure that she was provided with proper documentation regarding file-naming convention, scanning requirements, and storage. Liaison meeting - teaching with iClickers.

The ultimate question when working from home - When do I put pants on?

I should just write a script that pulls from all of these librarydayinthelife & #libday4 tags and make it write a post for me. Morning: Email. Surprisingly not that much for the morning. Hopefully the trend stays that way through out the day. Podcast Monday! TWiT, Spark, Quirks & Quarks. Anybody else find Calacanis really annoying when he is on TWiT? Fink put me on to a Python course from MIT.

Richard Sylvan - Life and Works

We have launched a new (small) collection - Richard Sylvan - Life and Works. This is an ongoing collection, so materials will be added as they are digitized. The materials in this collection consist mainly of publications by the Australian philosopher Richard Sylvan/Routley. Additionally, we have tied the collection in with the IR. A community and series was setup for this special collection. The collection was put together during an independent study course by Alex Alvarez, and Nicholas Griffin.

Nexus: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology

We are launching another student journal in Digital Commons - Nexus: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology. The first few issues of the journal have been loaded today. The journal goes all the way back to 1980, so it will be a bit before it is all up online. Also of note, this is an open access journal. Nexus is a graduate student-run publication from the Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

New Journal - ESURIO

IR Update

It has been a while since I have done an IR update. So, the UPDATE: 3 new e-Journals, 2 in the works, and 2 books from the anthropology department have been published to the IR. Also, the big news is we have a Scholarly Communications Librarian now - Barbara McDonald - who will be the spokesperson for the IR. So, now I can concentrate more on the technical side of the project.