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Hello! Here's my :

I'm a by training and calling. Currently I am a manager in a mid-sized public library, and have previously worked in academic and special libraries as well.

My other interests include , particularly the Jacobite Database of 1745. For more information on , follow its creator @funkyplaid.

In my spare time, I write fiction and dabble in other things, all catalogued earnestly at cygnoir.net.

This seems like a good time for a PSA:

If in the future you see something on a public-facing webpage you want to make a durable record of for use as evidence, don't take a screenshot. Those are -- understandably -- widely considered too easy to fabricate.

Instead, snapshot the page with the Internet Archive. It'll log a timestamped copy of the page to their servers. Highly tamper-resistant.

archive.org/web/ ("save page now", bottom-right)

Did you know that communitywiki.org/trunk exists?

It's a new project where you can find people in the Fediverse and follow them by topic.

Also, you can request to be included. It's a really cool idea.

If you are new to Mastodon or you are looking for more interesting people to follow, you should check it out.

Hello! Here's my :

I'm a by training and calling. Currently I am a manager in a mid-sized public library, and have previously worked in academic and special libraries as well.

My other interests include , particularly the Jacobite Database of 1745. For more information on , follow its creator @funkyplaid.

In my spare time, I write fiction and dabble in other things, all catalogued earnestly at cygnoir.net.

Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile 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 @socrates@scholar.social 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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