O-ho, and the editor's reply: "The biggest issue on our end is that we rely on the royalty payments we receive from MUSE and JSTOR to run the journal and our contracts require exclusivity."
$$$, and a possibly overly conservative reading of those contracts? I can't imagine every journal on MUSE/JSTOR is blocked from offering OA options.
My response: "This is indeed unfortunate, as it means that our faculty and students cannot comply with open access mandates from funding sources such as the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Non-compliance would render them ineligible for future grants. I will therefore have to recommend that they choose a different venue for publishing their work."
Journal's reply to a request to allow deposit of a post-print copy of an article to an institutional repository:
"Our experience has been that most university libraries have access to [Project MUSE or JSTOR] so our target audience usually has access"
This, despite pointing out SSHRC (amongst many other funders) "open access within one year" publication requirements.
Algebra refresher workshop
Side note: figured out how to use stem: blocks in Asciidoc so that I can continue taking notes on my laptop rather than scrawling in my notepad.
I think it helps to be able to express things in the required notation rather than just using symbols, e.g.
stem:[\forall x, y \in I, x > y => f(x) \lt f(y)]
Algebra refresher workshop
I survived day one. The agenda was... ambitious, and predictably the workshop leader began to start skipping through content. Which leads to shaky foundations, because of course almost all math builds on previous math.
So the next three days are going to be very challenging. But I can do it!
Algebra refresher workshop
Settling in as a student in what's going to be a heck of a day. Coming up: 200+ slides and associated exercises in set logic / basic algebra, and functions.
Workshop hasn't started yet but I've already pointed out a transposition error in one of the problems and a Markdown quirk (lettered list in source generating a numbered list output, screwing up references) to the instructor. Probably a nervous/defensive reaction on my part. Have to try not to be _that student_
I was about to recommend zenodo.org as a data repository then discovered it has been down for over three hours. #notGoodTiming.
Archiving conference programs
So you might think a PhD symposium on information studies research might a) archive the website & program and b) include links for presenters and their presentations but (at least in my most recent anecdotal case) you would be wrong.
I went ahead and saved the current site in the Wayback Machine, sent my links to the organizers, and suggested they might want to create folders for each year of the symposium. But I'm sure they're tired!
Academic writing: word counts
My relationship to "word count" has shifted over time
Before: start writing a day or two before a deadline (or a few hours...) stop writing when I reach the expected word count, slap on a title, intro, and conclusion that seem to match, done
Now: write everything I need to say, see I've doubled the expected word count, spend days revising/cutting/crafting and worrying about the removal of so much context and qualifiers
Interlibrary loan hijinks
Called it. Despite including the journal title, vol/iss, pub date, and pages in the ILL request, I received the conference paper of the same name (but different date, pages, pub venue...) instead of the journal article.
I had even put the DOI in the comments field.
But at least it was really fast? Less than 20 hour turnaround time for a request issued on a Sunday.
Plea to authors on titles for conf papers vs. articles
Please don't give the exact same title to your conference paper and journal article.
It can be a little hellish to track down the correct content, and if things get difficult for a researcher, they just might decide to skip over that resource.
(says person who just placed an ILL request for the article and fully expects to get the conf paper...)
Use of MARQUEE tag
Hello, computer science journal homepage straight out of the 90's (but issue 1 in 2005 and still publishing in 2019):
Tech and word processing in academia
I hardly ever see people making actual use of word processor styles in academia, is this just a Korean legal studies thing? (I really hope engineering and the sciences are better at this.) You save yourself soooo much work by taking a few minutes to set things up on a stylesheet, why do people insist on putting themselves through the misery of manually formatting everything and foregoing the benefit of automatic numbering, auto-generated TOC and more?
Icy icy branches day (a photo reply to https://scholar.social/@bgcarlisle/101892154082052918)
PhD student (Information Studies) focusing on linked data in library systems. And systems librarian at a university.
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