I signed up on the new GLAM instance: https://glammr.us/@John
I don’t know yet how I’ll use it compared to this one, but I love the idea of getting “library twitter” a place to migrate to on the fediverse!
Hey #librarians, #librarystudents, #archivists #curators ... the GLAMMrus (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, Memory Institutions, and Records Managers) instance is open to registration and tooting! we are glammr.us!
More about us here: https://glammr.us/about/more
We really want to welcome all kinds of folks working in this general area for professional and ordinary convos! Public, academic, big, small... students, techy types, reference wizes, circ workers come on over!
Popped up on my news feed today: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/
Haven't read the whole thing yet, but it has some interesting thoughts:
"After Gutenberg, the printing press was mostly used to mimic the calligraphy in bibles. It took nearly 100 years of technical and conceptual improvements to invent the modern book. "There was this entire period where they had the new technology of printing, but they were just using it to emulate the old media.""
This week was the first time I think I ever contributed code to an open source project (granted, in a very tiny way). It feels good!
For those wondering, it was Vienna: http://www.vienna-rss.com
If we were to push for a campaign of switching to Duck Duck Go, could we have a hashtag like #DuckingOutOfGoogle?
Getting ready for another session #PLA2018
The extremely venerable Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (of notable "Doomsday clock" fame) has made their current issue about climate change fully open-access for the next few months https://thebulletin.org/blog/whats-new-bulletin/resilience-and-climate-threat-guest-edited-alice-c-hill
@socrates I can't seem to change my email on scholar.social. When I try, it says it was "successfully changed," and my old email address gets an email saying it has been changed to the new address. However, nothing ever gets sent to the new email address, and the new one doesn't work to log in. The old one address still does though.
Thoughts on citation managers? Any likes/dislikes?
Personally, I've tried using Mendeley and Zotero, but I always just go back to my old-fashioned folder full of PDFs. Managers seem to create more friction for me than they reduce.
But for my grad program, I usually just need ~10 citations per project, at the most. I'm sure every discipline has different needs.
My research setup: 90% of my reading on an iPad with PDF Expert. 90% writing on MacBook with Ulysses.
One week until #PLA!
@elenarchivist Thanks for the follow-back! Good luck with the glammr.us instance. I love following other librarians on twitter and I always thought that would make a good Mastodon community!
Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"
(Participation is, of course, optional)
Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.