Here we are at the final day. Friday. Work from home. WIN. VPN, shell, type, type type, forward ports, oh man, email.
Morning soundtrack - Four Tet - Remixes, Plaid - Parts in the Post
Finally finished all of the field merges. Now on to some batch metadata field editing for the World War, 1939-1945, Jewish Underground Resistance Collection. Metadata must be accurate, metadata must be correct! Sorry, no link for this collection for the public yet since it is being populated on the dev version of the site.
Wow, day 4 already. This week seems to be going by fast. Worked from home for a bit this morning and then took the train in again. Email this week has been miraculously low. Probably from all the moves. The 5th floor eerily empty, absolutely bizarre up there now.
Morning soundtrack: BBC World Service podcast, Aphex Twin - Druqks, Metallica - Master of Puppets. (BTW, did you know Metallica did not produce any records after …And Justice for All.
Day three started off with a Go Train that decided to arrive 20 minutes late. Three cheers for mass transit. The delay was a good thing, it gave me 20 extra minutes and I was able to finish Calvino's, "Six Memos for the Next Millennium."
Morning soundtrack: BBC World Service podcast, Search Engine - Trolling 101, Funkstörung - Appendix
In the trenches of morning emails. ILL requests for theses to be made open access, therefore said theses are made open access.
Here goes day 2! Tuesday is generally my first day of the week physically at work, which generally means that I have lots of meetings. Thankfully i did not have an immediate morning meeting.
Morning soundtrack: Software Freedom Law Center - Episode 0x2C: Eben on Software Liability, Adult. - Resuscitation
Spent the entire morning working on more merges and trying to hunt down some expected deliverable item from a vendor.
So here we are again. Library Day in the Life number five! Monday is a work from home day. No audacious commute from Toronto to Hamilton today!
Morning soundtrack: BBC World Service podcast, TWiT - It’s The New Sex Talk, CBC Spark Daniel Pink on Motivation 3.0, The Protomen - The Protomen
Catch up a bunch of email from last week, and finally got around to setting up Drush. Don’t know why I never got around to it before, but it definitely worth the time of checking out if you manage a few Drupal sites.
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?
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.
I should just write a script that pulls from all of these librarydayinthelife & #libday4 tags and make it write a post for me.
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.
I have been trying to been a wee bit more bombastic in each post this week. However, today will be very difficult. A normal two hour commute to work today, took an amazing three hours! Other than that, I spent the ENTIRE day in meetings. The meeting were actually really good. And, no that is not sarcasm. You better be incredibly happy you read this post now, and pleased by the included LOLcat.
Got into work early to cover on Research Help Desk for a colleague. I always find my shift on the help desk quite comical. I get the feeling that students and faculty don’t know how the approach the guy covered in tattoos sitting at the help desk with a laptop. Once they find out that I am actually a librarian, and not a student, or some weirdo sitting there, they seem quite surprised.