New CFP for records management and climate change for a forthcoming issue of Records Management Journal. 500-word abstracts are due soon, but actual article deadline is months away. More information here: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/rmj/records-management-anthropocene
The CHE data on executive compensation at universities is very useful (and demoralizing) https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/executive-compensation#id=table_public_2018
@Cyborgneticz This is what sent me over the edge. Started out good ("hey why aren't we talking about cutting administration?") but then pivoted to, "oh well faculty cuts are coming we must accept it" yikes https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Address-the-Elephant-in/248692?cid=wsinglestory_hp_1a
my current article on recordkeeping failures with the 2010 Upper Big Branch and Deepwater Horizon disasters is currently un-paywalled for next month https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1algW,oMyQHL9K
@Cyborgneticz Students disliking a guy who has been repeatedly on the record with such open contempt for students is good praxis
i don't know who needs to hear this, but if you're a faculty member and you have your students do interesting projects and *then* you ask the archivist if they can preserve the projects.... this is the wrong order of steps. if you want us to preserve your class's projects, please ask us before you commence the project so we can give you advice about our capacity and designing it well.
@emacsomancer omg i can't believe I had not run across that XKCD cartoon, SO ACCURATE
for example, it used to be pretty easy to find other librarian faculty tenure and promotion docs on university library websites. That's rarely the case today.
Has anyone written smart stuff about how university websites all now look alike because the marketing has taken them over? The enclosure of university websites has really irritated me as an academic librarian who always used to look for "how other libraries do it" and get useful documents off their websites. Now all their stuff is also under intranets.
Attending a highly interdisciplinary conference only 2 hours away with a mix of academic & community practitioners. The moderators have not contacted me & the chair has not answered my question about presentation logistics or getting the moderator's info. I come from a field that usually uses basic PPT slide decks for conference talks. My topic is highly technical but also very interesting to a broad audience if presented well (which I am capable of). Reader, what would you do in my situation?
@platypus feels so good when you login and the numbers feel higher than last time
i'm happy to report the piece eventually got published elsewhere and got far better exposure as a result
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