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I've added @rebeccah to my account portfolio

So, that makes
@delibrarian for things related to being an academic librarian and biology graduate student/researcher
@delibrarian for general professional and science-y stuff not directly related to above
@rebeccah for non-professional stuff (knitting, cats, life-beyond-academia)
@rebeccah for photography

I'll be switching some follows to different accounts--nothing personal, folks!

have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on fedi.lynnesbian.space, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

Progress today + Show more

I'm doing this semester from 3-5pm Eastern (US), using the technique of 25 minute working sessions and 5 minute breaks.

It's #LoveDataWeek (lovedataweek.org/) !!

This year's themes are:

* open data: lovedataweek.org/about/open-da
* data justice: lovedataweek.org/about/data-ju
* data in everyday life: lovedataweek.org/about/data-in

I might be tooting some stuff (most like xposting across some social media channels) under #LoveDataWeek19 if anyone is interested!

Poster highlighting privacy tools in distance learning. Maybe. Show more

My poster from my thesis has been accepted at a regional conference!

Hey, Librarians of Mastodon!*

Do any of your branches have gender neutral restrooms? Add them to Refuge Restrooms!

Refuge Restrooms seeks to provide safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals. Users can search for restrooms by proximity to a search location, add new restroom listings, as well as comment and rate existing listings.

refugerestrooms.org/

*Librarians of Mastodon is going to be the name of my Finnish nerdcore symphonic metal band.

I've added @rebeccah to my account portfolio

So, that makes
@delibrarian for things related to being an academic librarian and biology graduate student/researcher
@delibrarian for general professional and science-y stuff not directly related to above
@rebeccah for non-professional stuff (knitting, cats, life-beyond-academia)
@rebeccah for photography

I'll be switching some follows to different accounts--nothing personal, folks!

Library folks: I'm looking for feedback on this article draft: Creatures in the Stacks: Library Archives and Historical Ecology
mfr.osf.io/render?url=https:// (slightly updated from the last draft I posted)

Is it interesting?
Have I gone on too long or not long enough?
What questions are you left with?

Thanks!

You can see the flecked paint through the ice on the railing (metal pipe) of my back steps.
#ice #winter #pipe #icicles #photo

I've got a sore throat still, but that might be because my house is at 25% humidity with this cold weather!

Blegh. 3 days back at work from vacation and I get sick.

Library folks: I'm looking for feedback on this article draft: Creatures in the Stacks: Library Archives and Historical Ecology
mfr.osf.io/render?url=https:// (slightly updated from the last draft I posted)

Is it interesting?
Have I gone on too long or not long enough?
What questions are you left with?

Thanks!

The Hu, a New Breakthrough Band from Mongolia, Plays Heavy Metal with Traditional Folk Instruments and Throat Singing openculture.com/?p=1059956 t.co/p6ZT4qTeYN

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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 @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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