This is interesting, first in North America, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) is joining cOAlition S, adopting Plan S so that publications from the research they fund immediately become open access #oa - https://www.coalition-s.org/coalition-s-expands-its-global-footprint-as-the-quebec-research-funds-adopt-plan-s/
Provincial and federal governments must step up and invest in post-secondary education so we can stop the corporatization of universities. #weloveOCADUlibrarians - https://utfa.medium.com/ocadus-decision-to-terminate-four-librarians-reflects-a-troubling-trend-in-the-post-secondary-4fdf11043cf1
Climate Change & Canadian Forests
Stark and eye-opening. Our forests have been overwhelmed for a number of years now... they're unable to absorb more CO2 than is emitted. No quick solution to this; planting billions of trees won't be enough. We need, broad, intense, systemic change. https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/05/07/news/canada-carbon-sink-managed-forests-circling-drain
The Zotero beta (thus upcoming versions) makes it possible to import your data from the online Mendeley. This is important if you want to switch but struggle getting out of Mendeley's database encryption lock-in. Here's the info: https://forums.zotero.org/discussion/89393/available-for-beta-testing-online-mendeley-importer
There is a "rally on wheels" this morning to protest
the decimation of Laurentian University https://www.scholarstrikecanada.ca/laurentian-university - Also sign a petition (or donate to spread the word) here https://www.change.org/p/those-responsible-for-the-ccaa-process-at-laurentian-laurentian-solidarity-call-to-action-appel-à-l-action-de-solidarité-de-la-laurentienne
All the #CULibraryForum posters are available to download here: https://library.concordia.ca/about/staff/forum/index.php and we can chat with their presenters now.
About to start our 2nd & final day of the annual Concordia University Library Research Forum #CULibraryForum with Emily Kopley's research into the statistics of anonymous publications. https://library.concordia.ca/about/staff/forum/index.php
Now we get to hear from Jeanette Hatherill about her research on deceptive publishers and scams #culibraryforum
Now learning about Canadian Federal Government Depository Publications at CARL Libraries with Michelle Lake, Graeme Campbell, and Catherine McGoveran #CULibraryForum
Next in the #CULibraryForum (at 2:30) Lynne Bowker will be presenting on machine translation literacy.
19th of April is #BicycleDay - learn more about Dr. Albert Hofmann and LSD https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/swiss-chemist-albert-hofmann-discovers-lsd
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