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.

Super disappointing.

Well hey there journal website don't you think that maybe you should post your ISSN(s) somewhere?

Algebra refresher workshop 

Algebra refresher workshop 

Algebra refresher workshop 

I was about to recommend zenodo.org as a data repository then discovered it has been down for over three hours. .

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my university counselor asked me for recommendations for trans literature to put in the counseling library

do you know any really good books about gender? please let me know!

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(boosts appreciated too)

Archiving conference programs 

Academic writing: word counts 

Academic writing 

Rapid decay of the academic web 

Interlibrary loan hijinks 

"Qualitative tools that have been demonstrated reliable and applicable in several domains are Likert Scale surveys, that […]" - from a 2008 paper

No, no, please stop!

Plea to authors on titles for conf papers vs. articles 

Use of MARQUEE tag 

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Tech and word processing in academia 

Good fortune ($) 

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