Wow! The General Index to over 107 million science articles is available in its 32 terabytes of glory. That's quite something in the midst of #OAweek #OpenAccess — Here's a video from Carl Malamud (founder of public.resource.org) talking about it (also links to it) https://archive.org/details/GeneralIndex
Internet Archive founder, Brewster Kahle's article in Time magazine calling out the problems with publishers holding libraries hostage over control of electronic resources. I'm glad to see this issue getting popular press https://time.com/6108581/internet-archive-future-books/
Most of the playlist is accessible here https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0gUDCB11A5jL1CyLM9h1fK which came from this article about the research https://qz.com/2071652/a-spotify-playlist-with-715-songs-known-to-give-people-chills/ -- I guess Spotify's API rules didn't permit the researchers to publish the entire list of music used though they provided their R script to use.
I'd like to hear more playlists created this way. :-) Fascinating research (using a large corpus of music from Spotify) on music that gives people the "chills." I was struck with the sophisticated/sad intense/happy characteristics. The full article is, fortunately, open access #OA. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/20416695211024680
I know I'm not supposed to but I always loved Lynch's Dune. This article nails so many reasons why. "Characters drift in and out, and their identities and relationships are unclear. A bear-sized scrotal mutant can move spaceships with drug-induced mind-magic... The pacing is leisurely, almost hypnotic. You're here for the wild sights... conversations so formal they border on liturgical. Just sit back and let them wash over you." https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/10/before-the-new-version-lets-revisit-1984s-dune-the-greatest-movie-ever-made/
Today is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (Sep. 28) #AccessToInfoDay #RightToKnow — Important for free expression, free press, being well-informed citizens, improving our institutions/accountability, improving our societies, & more. https://www.un.org/en/observances/information-access-day
This is a very worthy effort, I think, on raising awareness, developing new responsibility toward environmental concerns with respect to doing digital humanities work. See/collaborate on the manifesto fo the Digital Humanities and the Climate Crisis : https://dhc-barnard.github.io/envdh/
The #IPPC report was published today. Read what science wrote directly.
Everyone here should be able to read the Summary for Policy Makers, not? If policy makers can understand it. 😉
For people like me the Technical Summary is written.
The full report is enormous. TBH, I will only read parts near to my own studies. As an idealistic young researcher I once bought the full paper report, but it is just too much.
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
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