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Joshua Chalifour

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@bgcarlisle during our last discussion of the Librarian Research Institute, the topic came up of how to stay connected (people wondering about setting up groups on LinkedIn, hesitant over Facebook)... so... of course, I plugged (and Mastodon) as ways to connect with each other and other researchers. Maybe some of those ~30 people will try it out now.

I've been participating in an all-week long CARL research institute, which has been a super way to bring back to mind important considerations in the research process and reflect on my questions. It's been eye-opening too, to see how much the attitudes involving librarian research vary from institution to institution.

I enjoyed this read "How Digital Archives Delete the Human Experience" though I'm not sure its resolution gave us fully what the title promised. I also appreciate that it touched on digital preservation/access issues being regularly dealt with, but in an approachable way for a popular audience.

This study trained bees to recognize the value of less than 1 so this article says bees understand 0. It's the first time for an invertebrate insect.

The impending sale of GitHub to Microsoft is another example of what happens when we fixate on #opensource IP but not equitable corporate ownership models. How *should* the repository of most free, open software projects be owned?

Les #échecs, un jeu excellent pour la santé: "La longévité des joueurs d’échecs serait identique à celle des athlètes physiques et bien meilleure que celle de la population générale, avec une espérance de vie en moyenne de sept ans plus élevée" (payant)

It was our last day for our True North Science Boot Camp 2018 & we heard about developing a data visualization application for DNA from my colleague Tomasz Neugebauer, University of Rhode Island's library's new AI lab, U of Alberta's great ScienceLiteracyWeek collaborations, and it ended with a super talk w/ Concordia's Jeremy Clark on "Bitcoin & Blockchain: Landscape & Future Directions". I really enjoyed getting to hear about work from such a broad variety of subjects and disciplines.

today, we're at McGill university, starting with Nitika Pai and her HIV self testing app, then Najmeh Khalili-Mahani on a game clinic for stress prevention, and Catherine Guastavino on urban noise management.

yesterday at Concordia we had a talk on AI in systems development from Wahab Hamou-Lhadj, Who's doing great work preventing errors before they get committed to the code base and Carmela Cucuzzella, who's done fascinating work rethinking how we approach innovative, sustainable design in urban spaces.

I've been a member of the organizing committee for The True North Science Boot Camp , which is a science and engineering conference for librarians. On our first day, yesterday we had a flood in the building, then as I asked the audience if they'd like to ask our first presenter any questions about his talk, a fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate. Other than that it's been great--with thought provoking speakers. Hoping today and tomorrow are a bit less exciting though. :-)

The price of being (a dog). Don't look so forlorn, I told him. Work hard, save your money, you'll pay it off in no time.

This initiative, granting a million $ to the Internet Archive to university press publications sounds great! But, I'd be curious to know more about what the phrase "controlled digital lending" constitutes in the post—unfortunate if it means the digitized titles will be broken with .

Sheila Webber draws attention to a free webinar by the ACRL on June 6th in her Information Literacy Weblog [1]. Titel of the Webinar is "Critical Reading for Learning and Social Change". Unfortunatelly, a registration is needed:

[1] information-literacy.blogspot.

Every couple of months I like to share with new people or people on new instances how to add #Mastodon timelines into #rss feeds:

Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom

Could be worth trying if your favourite accounts are 8-16hrs away, or if you detect spotty synchronization issues between instances. #Mastodon101 #rss