Reviewing something in my field that is well-written, novel, and totally compelling (where you ask yourself, this is such an obvious and important topic, how has no one tackled this before?!) is such a profound joy.

I have gotten 3 desk rejections in a row for an article that I think is one of the best things I've ever written. This is the first time I'm trying to introduce some core aspects of my discipline into other journals, and this experience has been incredibly demoralizing. Any words of advice from other interdisciplinary folks?

Radical Open Access Collective: folks looks like they're up to interesting stuff: radicaloa.disruptivemedia.org.

i think there is a cogent argument to make that aside from institutions specifically created to serve populations traditionally excluded from higher ed (like HBCUs or work colleges like Berea), the US private higher ed landscape specifically drains off money and enrollment that could be used to stabilize public higher ed.

*far fewer private institutions compared with the US, that is

After spending several days at a mostly academic library conference in Canada where the college and university landscape has far fewer private players, it's fascinating to read this. You treat education like a commodity and not a public good, and you end up with only market-influenced answers chronicle.com/interactives/201

Utterly thrilled to see my work on archives & climate change so respectfully and wonderfully profiled (in VICE of all places!) vice.com/en_us/article/j5yg3g/

I haven't read anything by Vandana Shiva and think I probably need to start. Suggestions of where to begin with her many works?

Happy Birthday to Ursula Franklin, who is shockingly underappreciated but whose work is eternally relevant and prophetic. Start with "Every Tool Shapes The Task" and work your way up to her 1989 Massey lectures lazarapress.ca/wp-content/uplo

On the down side I just got a third rejection for one of the best articles I've ever written, on the upside I start my sabbatical next week

Like, I understand that the transition from feudalism to enclosing the commons is a large part of it. But what am I missing is why some capitalist economies' legal systems seem to be so deferential to private business interests while other capitalist economies seem to adhere more towards ideas of public protection.

Legal/economic scholars: who are the *foundational* people or texts I need to read for understanding how most Western legal systems undergird capitalism and ideas of private property?

Campus housing inequality 

Wrote a little overview about how I review tons of PDFs in one go as part of my research on recordkeeping and environmental regulation libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblo

GIS and politicians 

I am taking my first sabbatical beginning next week (culture among faculty librarians here is to stretch our 6 months across a year, alternating months on and off site). I am completely freaking out and welcome your collective advice, everyone.

After two desk rejections in a row for a manuscript I'm trying to use to get my interdisciplinary sea legs, I'm crossing my fingers that the third submission will be a charm 🤞

Any other US academics taking Amtrak long distances outside the NE corridor to get to conferences? I took Texas Eagle last week from Chicago to Austin as I begin experimenting with reducing my professional carbon footprint. It was a heck of an experience!

Trying a similar request again: can anyone recommend a good journal that covers environmental justice?

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