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I am serving on the program committee for the Creative Commons Global Summit in Lisbon in May 2019. Reading many proposals for the conference right now. Best part is learning about all the really cool open edu, open science, openly licensed creative and other works, and similar projects around the world I had no idea existed!

@pettter Maybe, but a thread highlighting some of the things I found particularly interesting is a good idea. Doesn’t mean they will or won’t make it into the conference (my views alone don’t decide that of course!) but it could be valuable to others to see these.

Still, it’s bedtime for me so that will have to wait...

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

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 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.

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