CW: Confederate history, policing, false equivalence Show more
This article from CHE highlighting the UNC system's plan to create a mobile police force is wild. I don't know where to start, but let's just say that there is no equivalence between damage to a monument and neo-Nazis running around with torches. This kind of false equivalence is exactly what happens when you hire a member of the FBI to come up with a security plan.
Letter of Community Concern developed for the DPLA Board is now available for all to sign. Thanks to everyone who came together to write the letter! Please boost, sign and share:
Is #AcWriMo a thing? Anyone I know in the GLAM sector interested in being an Accountability buddy with me?
Birbsite but long detailed thread on one researcher's method with archives. Reference to vision limitations and accessibility.
super super excited that our research on mapping the exposure of American archives to climate change has now been assigned to an issue. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crm.2018.03.005
The dumbest thing that happens right before you submit a revised manuscript Show more
and of course you stumble across A PERFECT ARTICLE in line with your work full of citations you somehow didn't see before but now how are you going to read everything before tomorrow morning when the revision is due ARRRRGHGHGHGHGHGHHGHGH ARRRGHGHGH
academic twitter Show more
love this world where "radical" does not apparently apply to critical assessment of your own field
academic twitter Show more
reading about the latest academia birb site dust-up and good god am i glad I left it months ago. What an embarrassment https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-a-Twitter-Tussle-Exposed/243374?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest
2018 May Journal club Show more
I have randomly selected one article from those suggested by users of https://scholar.social this month
We will be reading "Evidence of Open Access of scientific publications in Google Scholar: a large-scale analysis" by Martín-Martín et al
The submitter is welcome to de-anonymise themself and introduce the paper and why it was suggested—or not!
Try to keep #journalclub to a single thread by replying to this post to add your thoughts
Archivist thoughts about May Day http://eiratansey.com/2018/05/01/mayday-on-may-day/
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 https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2018/04/18/essay-running-office-alt-ac-career
This is a delightful browser-based writing goal tool if you just need to sit down and grind out a few hundred words http://writtenkitten.co
Archivist from Cincinnati
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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 @email@example.com 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.