First bike ride of spring 

The Bixi bike-share rolled out its program one day early this year so I gladly jumped on a bike and rode.

Now it truly feels like spring. Next: THE RAIN!

Soaking libraries / library users? 

I'm currently at McGill University, and using the library proxy to access journals, as one does.

I wanted

Through the McGill proxy, the Semantic Web Journal throws up a paywall of 27.50 EUR / article, but <shrug>. There are OA versions of the articles.

Then I noticed when I access the same article *without* using the library proxy, it's freely available online.

This seems like a special kind of greed?

I went to a show last night! Mother Mother were in town, and they were in fine form.

Ryan (l) referred to the collective energy in the audience and the shared experience as a form of group therapy (just before the band launched into "It's Alright") and he's not wrong. I had been in a funk for most of the past week and I needed that show.

I got to hang out just a metre away from Jasmin, and I could hear her vocals over the amplified sound. Amazing pipes!

So I figured out why I couldn't log into our university's financial system.

Apparently my password was too strong.

I've suggested they add this info to their (already long) list of password requirements. They force everyone to change their passwords every 6 months. Some of us are bound to be outliers, particularly in academia.

BIBFRAME related work (758) concerns 

MARC field 758 (, which was added to support explicit relationships between works, is instead so undefined that the MARC-to-BIBFRAME conversion specs make no attempt to use it.

Which is a shame, I think it could be useful if it had a prescriptive definition. is a GLAM-themed Mastodon Instance.