Hello! You may have heard about #Retribute, a project we're developping whith the Funkwhale collective and as part of our mission.
It's a set of lightweight standards and an app built from the ground-up to help you support creators on fedi and elsewhere, according to your activity and your budget.
Yesterday, we've launched our official website at https://retribute.me/! Our next milestone is to finish the first drafts for the specifications.
If you want to help with that, or simply want to know more about the project, we have weekly meeting at https://riot.im/app/#/room/#retribute:matrix.org and you can of course ask us any question you may have here!
For International #OpenAccessWeek Project Muse has put up a curated bibliography of #OpenAccess books and journals relevant to the theme of equity in #OA https://about.muse.jhu.edu/muse/open-access-week-2019/
Next week the Concordia University Library has a great line-up of events for #OpenAccessWeek. I'm offering a session on Using and Sharing #OpenAccess Content with #CreativeCommons Licenses. Most of our events are open to everyone (in Montreal): https://library.concordia.ca/research/open-access/open-access-week.php spread the word and join us!
This seems to me, to be essentially an argument from Nick Cave to embrace uncertainty and engage in continuous critical thinking. He's woven a brief, difficult, and eloquent path through some contemporary social/political issues to consider https://www.theredhandfiles.com/why-do-you-write/
Lisa Lamont's digitization work in www.detaineeallies.org project really stands out among the wonderful talks at #DLFforum 2019 #t2e. Letters from imprisoned migrants will prove important for things that we haven't even imagined. Complexity of the ethical issues to grapple with is immense. Repercussions? Identification via unique travel routes? What does repetition among routes tell us? Letters made public are good or will there be repercussions in the migrants' home? For-profit prisons? Ahh!
Heading to Florida in a couple days to present at the 2019 #DLFforum (Digital Library Federation). I attended for the first time last year and was impressed by how well organized it was and the great variety of interesting topics. One of my colleagues and I have a brief talk based on our digital scholarship needs gathering work at Concordia.
There's a great deal of information here about the state of #OpenAccess throughout Africa. https://blog.doaj.org/2019/10/11/guest-post-overview-of-the-african-open-access-landscape-with-a-focus-on-scholarly-publishing/
If you're in a teaching role (or other academic sort of position) beware of M-Journal citations. It's a fake article generator based on Wikipedia content. It's designed to give a realistic appearance. The link is: https://m-journal.org and there is an article about it here https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/wikipedia-fake-academic-journal
Though always well-considered, Thunberg’s recent speech powerfully conveys the urgency in which we all (every person and government) needs to act.
Transcript in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/23/world-leaders-generation-climate-breakdown-greta-thunberg
A prof wanted his class to build a collaborative annotated bibliography on the semiotics of nuclear waste. I had the class use Zotero's group functionality within the context of learning search strategies, being critical of sources, etc. and then to actually create the bibliographies... and it worked really nicely! It seems like so often, technology has glitches and difficulties, which get in the way, so it's refreshing when it just supports exactly what you want people to get from it.
Crowd-sourced publishing... nice post from the Library and Archives Canada blog discussing an example https://thediscoverblog.com/2019/09/05/a-novel-with-soul-or-at-least-half/
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