@Bookladdy appreciate that, and yes your observations are correct for virtually every archivist I know!
@Bookladdy hi welcome, i work in an academic library!
@npd Eric Holthaus is a gem. I recently spent ~33 hours on a train from Chicago to Austin for a conference. It was a mix of good, bad, and ugly, but I would do it again!
@npd Greyhound is next-level low-carbon travel commitment, I salute you
@pettter Oh sorry, yes I can see how that phrasing doesn't translate well! It was mostly good, but also had some bad aspects. Overall I would do it again, but when I talk about doing this to other US academics they think I'm a combination of extremely silly and irrational
@pettter with respect, the US train travel system is laughable compared to anything in Europe, so this is why I specified US because taking a train here compared to a train in Europe is like comparing riding horseback to riding a Ford Mustang. Be thankful for what y'all have!
@generica Not sure if there is a direct line that you can take - you'd probably have to either go down to LA or to Chicago to connect. Might be pushing it given how long it takes simply to get from Chicago>LA or Chicago>Seattle (at least 48+ hours for both of those trips)
@logarithmic_function what do you mean by record? There is an increasing interest in climate change among archivists but not sure if that fits the bill for what you're asking about. Once upon a time our field was very into documentation strategy ('this institution will collect X, this one will collect Y') but that is less popular now. Too bad, it would be great for the times we live in.
Trying a similar request again: can anyone recommend a good #OpenAccess journal that covers environmental justice?
@koosli not quite, but thanks!
from the bird site - even if I could convince Elsevier to waive an OA APC, I'm not sure I'd trust them after reading this https://twitter.com/redlipblenny/status/1151053896204410881
It's pretty disconcerting how many energy policy journals are owned by Elsevier. If anyone can recommend any #OpenAccess alternatives, I'd be so grateful. Despite my librarian skills, I'm not finding a lot and I'm trying to avoid environmental law journals for the time being.
I love reading critiques of academic conference culture, and this is one of the best posts in ages about the trouble with conferencing from an environmental humanities perspective https://seeingthewoods.org/2019/07/03/2020-visions-for-environmental-history-the-trouble-with-conferences-part-1/
@dailyclay Hi Clay! I've hiked a bunch around Morehead State :)
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Never mind the fact that public universities are being stripped for parts, the real crisis in higher education is *checks notes* that elite universities are distancing themselves from elitism https://www.chronicle.com/article/Elite-Schools-Are-National/246657
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