Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.
Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.
This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.
CFPs are up for sessions on teaching and learning in #philosophy at the APA/AAPT Teaching Hub Central meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Abstracts sought for sessions on teaching w/o canonical texts, working conditions for philosophy teachers, grad students in teaching, and more. Due Sept. 1. https://www.apaonline.org/page/TeachingHub2020CFP#central
philosophy, job offer, phd
My center has just opened a position for a 4-year PhD on formal epistemology and the limits of knowledge (esp. around the problems of the notion of knowability).
It partially overlaps with my research, so I'm looking forward to having more people working on this around. Please share for visibility!
We're going to be Virtually Connecting from #etug this week. Sign up and join us in the Virtual Connecting sessions on Thursday http://virtuallyconnecting.org/blog/2019/06/12/virtually-connecting-at-etug/
Grateful to those at the conference I'm attending who use the microphone instead of asking those of us with hearing difficulties to raise our hands if we can't hear. (& then half the time people speak up for a short period & then speak quietly again).
A gentle reminder that it's really not about whether one likes using the mic, or thinks one is loud enough w/o it, but rather about how one sounds to others, & there are lots of folks w/different levels of hearing out here!
For the afternoon / evening / tomorrow morning crowd:
“A Model for WordPress Accessibility” http://adrianroselli.com/2019/05/a-model-for-wordpress-accessibility.html
A set of ideas based on my experience and lessons learned from Gutenberg.
Recommended software for DIY video from #CNIE2019: Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Free and fast but can't edit. Also Davinci Resolve: free version has 90% of functionality of paid. See more: https://nursekillam.com/video/recommended-software/
Now learning more about Mukurtu CMS: built with needs of Indigenous communities in mind as part of digital preservation system. Grew out of need to manage protocols for who should have access to content and when. http://www.mukurtuarchive.org/
Includes traditional knowledge labels, which are ways of clearly labeling how certain items can be seen and used and by whom. Part of Local Contexts initiative http://localcontexts.org
Here's a reason to go open-source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3xk3p/adobe-tells-users-they-can-get-sued-for-using-old-versions-of-photoshop
Need help negotiating #OpenAccess publishing rights (or simply retaining your authorial rights) for your article? CARL just released an update of its Canadian Author Addendum to Publication Agreement along with two guides on using it. http://www.carl-abrc.ca/news/updated-canadian-author-addendum-and-author-rights-guide/
Tonight there is a plenary with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, which I’m also excited about. Have read Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back and plan to read more of her work. https://www.leannesimpson.ca/book/dancing-on-our-turtles-back #HASTAC2019
All the plenary talks are by amazing Indigenous women! Just heard Alana Sayers speak about the really difficult time she had getting English department at her uni yo accept a reading list (for comps maybe?) with almost all Indigenous authors. There weren’t enough “experts”. She fought & won, though.
Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada
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