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"We have every piece of human knowledge at our fingertips!"

Except we don't and a bunch of it is hidden behind paywalls.

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Hello! I'm an undergraduate in computer science and media studies at University ('19). My goal is to help make meaningful information useful and accessible through new media studies, social computing, and computational social science.

Long-term I am working toward pursuing a PhD related to Information Science and/or Computer-Human Interaction. Still figuring out how to navigate this whole process, but I'm learning a lot along the way!

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I think it might be a fun side project to build a simple front-end/host, but no need to reinvent the wheel if my exact use case already has a solution. A lot of what I have found so far seems designed for managing a personal library (i.e. to stream on your speaker or TV), rather than creators hosting their own works for public consumption.

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Seeking suggestions: self-hosted software or platforms to publish music files.

I have two years of pieces sitting in a folder. I'd like to make them accessible under a CC-BY license.

music 

This album is being slept on, but it's really good! Recommended if you like old-timey / country R&B music. youtube.com/watch?v=2tlvcTIUTy

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A Beautifully-Designed Edition of Euclid’s Elements from 1847 Gets Digitized.

Explore the New Online, Interactive Reproduction

openculture.com/?p=1059190 t.co/0uU0fEeEAe

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take me back to the GeoCities
where the text is green
and the songs are MIDIs

COVID-19 and PhD program selection. 

Two of my PhD admissions visits have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Making what was already a tough decisions even harder!

Does anyone have experience with doing this kind of thing remotely? I don't want to disadvantage programs who made the sensible call to move everything virtual just on the basis of missing that physical connection.

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After graduating in December, I'm currently waiting to hear back from PhD programs. Here's what I've been reading in the meantime: carlcolglazier.com/notes/readi

Scientists and creatives on Linux: what kind of setup are you using and what do you like about it?

Thinking about switching WM/DEs.

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@carlcolglazier You should also _definitely avoid_ add-ons that make use of SciHub. Wouldn't want you to find (un)helpful add-ons like github.com/ethanwillis/zotero- and github.com/zhang-hz/zotero-aut by accident

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@carlcolglazier As for add-ons:
* DOI Manager
* Storage Scanner
* Libre/Microsoft Office Integrations
* ZotFile

See zotero.org/support/plugins for more

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@carlcolglazier Similarly to what @bgcarlisle said, it was very useful for organizing documents when I first started doing a literature review and selecting a thesis topic.

I also use the RSS feeds feature to see when new articles are published by journals (avoid email spam from them).

I use the 1, 2, 3 hotkeys for "high", "med", and "low" priority papers to streamline my reading.

I also have a "reading list" collection, with subcollections for each week to organize what papers to read

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Do any of my mutuals use ? I have it downloaded for a class and would love to hear examples of putting it to good use!

Do any of my mutuals use ? I have it downloaded for a class and would love to hear examples of putting it to good use!

Reflection (+) 

Pretty amazing to look over the last few years and see how much I've learned and grown. Gives me hope for the next few years also.

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