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 — Here's a video from Carl Malamud (founder of talking about it (also links to it)

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

Most of the playlist is accessible here which came from this article about the research -- 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.

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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 .

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."

Today is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (Sep. 28) — Important for free expression, free press, being well-informed citizens, improving our institutions/accountability, improving our societies, & more.

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 :

The #IPPC report was published today. Read what science wrote directly.

AR6 #ClimateChange 2021:
The Physical Science Basis

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 -

#1Lib1Ref, concours amical entre tous les #bibliothécaires du monde pour ajouter un maximum de références partout où il en manque, 2e session du 15 mai au 5 juin, c'est parti !

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.

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:

Wrapping up our , so many great speakers, many of which we've recorded and I hope will be availble in the near future. Our last speakers are Nadine Anderson & Raya Samet who are discussing Designing Student Research Opportunities Across Differences

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Next, looking forward to Camille-Hélène St-Aubin's research on Jeanne-Marguerite Saint-Pierre et la place des femmes dans le développement des bibliothèques au Québec

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Monique Flaccavento is telling us about hiring practices in academic libraries with respect to improving diversity now in the

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About to start our 2nd & final day of the annual Concordia University Library Research Forum with Emily Kopley's research into the statistics of anonymous publications.

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