Pinned toot

I've decided to use this account to toot my research process & progress, and more scholarly related stuff.

I'll use my @delibrarian account to toot about science education & communication (and to read bots).

I'll probably boost from one to another, but I'll try not to do that too often.

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

How to Spot Bullshit: A Primer by Princeton Philosopher Harry Frankfurt goo.gl/6eaKz9 t.co/8OhMVjjOWR

Public Domain Day Is Finally Here!.

Copyrighted Works Have Entered the Public Domain Today for the First Time in 21 Years: openculture.com/?p=1059485 t.co/DDetCRTt78

I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.
--Neil Gaiman, 2008
journal.neilgaiman.com/2008/12

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever. (2/2)

-Neil Gaiman, 2011
journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/12

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. (1/2)

-Neil Gaiman, 2011
journal.neilgaiman.com/2011/12

Library health/graphic novel webinar: Show more

Good points in this article about data and all that shapes its context to not actually be "raw" as implied. thenewatlantis.com/publication

#DataViz for Storytelling and Discovery Course Show more

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