@platypus Cool, I will keep my eyes open!
Heading to Florida in a couple days to present at the 2019 #DLFforum (Digital Library Federation). I attended for the first time last year and was impressed by how well organized it was and the great variety of interesting topics. One of my colleagues and I have a brief talk based on our digital scholarship needs gathering work at Concordia.
There's a great deal of information here about the state of #OpenAccess throughout Africa. https://blog.doaj.org/2019/10/11/guest-post-overview-of-the-african-open-access-landscape-with-a-focus-on-scholarly-publishing/
@esty Ah, I see your point.
@esty That's great, everyone that goes out helps, to spread the ideas and show that people want change.
If you're in a teaching role (or other academic sort of position) beware of M-Journal citations. It's a fake article generator based on Wikipedia content. It's designed to give a realistic appearance. The link is: https://m-journal.org and there is an article about it here https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/wikipedia-fake-academic-journal
Though always well-considered, Thunberg’s recent speech powerfully conveys the urgency in which we all (every person and government) needs to act.
Transcript in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/23/world-leaders-generation-climate-breakdown-greta-thunberg
@dbs yes, 1 hour would be pretty tough to cover what you need. Also, good point on the connector... when I've done workshops with Zotero where the browser setup wasn't done, it's surprisingly time-consuming to get everyone on the same page.
@dbs almost 3 hours, which was just right.
@meena nice idea. I'll see how the prof feels. It's a work in progress for his class so he might want to let it continue a bit first.
A prof wanted his class to build a collaborative annotated bibliography on the semiotics of nuclear waste. I had the class use Zotero's group functionality within the context of learning search strategies, being critical of sources, etc. and then to actually create the bibliographies... and it worked really nicely! It seems like so often, technology has glitches and difficulties, which get in the way, so it's refreshing when it just supports exactly what you want people to get from it.
Crowd-sourced publishing... nice post from the Library and Archives Canada blog discussing an example https://thediscoverblog.com/2019/09/05/a-novel-with-soul-or-at-least-half/
Canadian politics + taxes
This article says "We need collective solutions and big thinking, not individual giveaways..." as it discusses tax cuts that diminish our capacity to enact collective solutions and that shift debate toward market solutions. https://ricochet.media/en/2725/scheers-tax-cuts-favour-the-rich-and-diminish-our-capacity-to-solve-big-problems #cdnpoli
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