Just heard about this Early Carribbean Digital Archive (https://ecda.northeastern.edu) which does a really interesting job at extracting non-colonial voices in archival materials from within the records of slave-owners and others. Great start to the CNI/ARL Digital Scholarship Planning workshop at Northeastern! https://dsg.neu.edu/cni_workshop - @dancohen
Machine learning is becoming more useful for journalists' work as explained in this article. It also cautions journalists to take care in how they employ it. https://gijn.org/2019/03/19/how-machine-learning-can-and-cant-help-journalists/
The New England Journal of Medicine seems to be spreading odious commentary on #OpenAccess issues. Good rebuttal from Lenny Teytelman https://www.protocols.io/groups/protocolsio-news/news/data-and-open-access-parasites-nejm-is-at-it-again
Also, although protocols.io is not about publishing articles, that platform is an excellent concept for sharing specific methods from your research work . I went to a talk from the CEO (author of the article) last year and was really impressed with the thinking that went into building the platform.
Many good points on #copyright reform supporting Canadian innovation in this article (especially on digital locks)! Also concerning and relevant (though not mentioned) there's the issue of the new Canadian change to timeframe for works entering the #PublicDomain due to US pressure in the new NAFTA.
At supper tonight, my wife was telling our son and I about a talk she'll be giving. She started to explain that she was going to say something about meta humour but the kid burst into laughter before she could finish her sentence.
(For the record, he didn't actually know what meta means, but I've heard comedy is all about timing.)
Does anyone have readings off the top of their head along the lines of "don't refer to computers as 'magic' because it obscures the human decisions and biases and labor that go into making technology"
I want to start picking this bone and would like to be able to point immediately to more well-thought-out arguments ;)
@NightRose Hah! That's excellent.
Preparing your thesis or another research paper? Find out how to use and benefit from fair dealing at Concorda Library's info page: https://library.concordia.ca/help/copyright/theses.php?guid=fairdealing … — It's #FairDealingWeek / #FairUseWeek
Canadians have opposed extending #copyright in other trade agreements. Yet the government perversely agreed to that in the new NAFTA. When/if CUSMA gets ratified, it means a 20 year dry spell before new work enters Canada's public domain. Good read on #FairDealing here: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/publish/scholarly-publishing/radical-access/fair-dealing-and-cusma
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Operated on my Olympia Splendid 66 tonight. Some keys stopped before making it to the platen. This grooved metal piece (not sure what it's called) wasn't aligned. Rather than sliding into the grooves, the typebars hit the raised tongue portions of the metal. It was really hard to get to. Though it now works again, I need to find out how to secure this grooved metal piece so that it doesn't get out of place in the future.
Don't we Canadians love being validated by the *NY Times* and other outsiders...
Culture Shock for French in Quebec: ‘We Smoke Cigarettes, They Smoke Pot’ - The New York Times
@christianp wow now there's at least three of us.
@hvincent same here!
Confessing an irrational editing hang-up: When I replace a word or phrase that I've typed, I intentionally do not delete letters that will be used in the new word/phrase even though I could type more quickly if I did. I feel sorry for them every time I delete them. I feel sorry for their siblings that I've deleted. I usually write too much so I have to delete a lot. There, got that off my chest.
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