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My Valentine's gift to myself is a reminder that my productivity as a grad student and scholar is not a measure of my worth

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Collaborative writing argh Show more

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I'm hiring someone to work with me in the new lab we're creating Plymouth State University (NH) to support engaged pedagogies! Please share this listing with your best instructional designers & pedagogues, esp. those with passion for interdisciplinarity & open education! jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31996

Research ethics, online tutorials, Flash Show more

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For me, it’s very hard to think on command. I think a lot, and deeply. But the command will often shut it all down. And I can check tasks off under the stress of a deadline, but that’s not how I do good deep thinking. I keep all this in mind when I see my students struggle with assignments.

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Rebuttals to incorrect assertions in articles Show more

Rebuttals to incorrect assertions in articles Show more

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Citation inflation Show more

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Please do not subject your students to course readings consisting of misaligned images of books you captured with your low-quality phone camera in low-light conditions.

My eyes are bleeding. This does not help my brain process the info.

Signed,
A student

Mostly brainstorming ideas for using this transition to maybe build not just the minimum possible information silo, but collective library infrastructure that enables new possible services.

I have a long way to go before I reach anything tangible or compelling.

MARC -> BIBFRAME/RDA transitions

The library world will be making a transition to a linked data format over the next number of years. The Library of Congress is leading the way with BIBFRAME and RDA is a thing too.

This is going to require a lot of new infrastructure at the core of library systems. Maybe we could take the time to (over-)engineer them with version control + provenance for the metadata. And serve it up with Memento, so that we can query description at different points in time?

Evince, Okular, and highlighting / annotating PDF Show more

PDF gripes, n/∞ Show more

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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, 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 @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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