When writing a recommendation letter that references specific articles authored by that person, is it copacetic to footnote the letter, or is it preferable to do an inline reference?

Birbsite but long detailed thread on one researcher's method with archives. Reference to vision limitations and accessibility.

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(Excited is always a weird adjective to use in conjunction with climate change research, I know)

super super excited that our research on mapping the exposure of American archives to climate change has now been assigned to an issue. doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2018.03.

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I love this essay about running for office as an alt-ac, because I low-key have thought about doing this if I don't get tenure insidehighered.com/advice/2018

This is a delightful browser-based writing goal tool if you just need to sit down and grind out a few hundred words writtenkitten.co

I should clarify my requirements: Windows desktop. I mainly miss the visual reorganizing aspect of Scrivener.

Is anyone using a good alternative to Scrivener? I'm falling out of love with it between troubleshooting headaches and it being a little *too* feature-heavy, but the idea of going back to regular word processors for drafting makes me want to cry

Just was introduced to this Conserve the Sound Project, which has recordings of the sounds produced while interacting with a large variety of old devices. For example, typing on a typewriter or opening the lid of a laptop. I'm glad that people have thought to pay attention to these otherwise ephemeral sounds. conservethesound.de

It's a testament to the never-ending absurdly pernicious productivity of the American worker that so many of us continue to manage to show up to work each morning despite every day feeling like the worst historical cross-over of 1984, Shakespeare, and the Godfather

Article suggestion: the impact of cats on scholarly work

Wrote a few archivist/records manager thoughts on the New York Times ISIS files story saarmrt.wordpress.com/2018/04/

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: 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!

These orgs also play an outsize role in my local and professional identities and social circles, so I'm extra cranky right now. I'm also sleep deprived.

Really angry right now at two major orgs I support (one professional and one local) with massive amounts of unpaid labor that are embodying the worst of the nonprofit industrial complex: depending on our volunteer work to carry out the mission but not granting us the autonomy we need to do this unpaid labor effectively

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(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 @socrates@scholar.social 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.

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