Pretty ambitious plans by Barcelona! https://www.barcelona.cat/digitalstandards/en/init/0.1/index.html
It's the third Thursday of November, which means it's #WorldPhilosophyDay. A message from Audrey Azoulay (Dir. General of UNESCO) talks about how practising philosophy equips & enables us for understanding & synthesizing knowledge, perceiving meaning & principle, exchanging views, and more. Read it here http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002661/266101e.pdf and UNESCO's page is here https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/philosophyday
Plusieurs chefs d'états ont publié une lettre au sujet du journalisme. Ils appellent "...à considérer l’espace mondial de la communication et de l’information comme un bien commun de l’humanité, dans lequel doivent être promus la liberté, le pluralisme et l’intégrité des informations."
par Justin Trudeau (Canada), Carlos Alvarado (Costa Rica), Emmanuel Macron (France), Saad Hariri (Liban), Erna Solberg (Norvège), Macky Sall (Sénégal), Béji Caïd Essebsi (Tunisie).
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There’s been a lot of concern about “deep fakes,” using machine learning to fabricate video & audio in ways that look & sound convincingly real. A related issue: can we prevent the historical record from being subtly changed without our knowledge? https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/10/managing-the-cultural-record-in-the-information-warfare-era
There's now a searchable database of retractions in scientific papers. http://retractiondatabase.org/
They explain it in this article http://retractionwatch.com/2018/10/25/were-officially-launching-our-database-today-heres-what-you-need-to-know/
Bookmark: metaknowledge http://networkslab.org/metaknowledge/ - metaknowledge is a Python3 package for doing computational research in bibliometrics, scientometrics, and network analysis. It can also be easily used to simplify the process of doing systematic reviews in any disciplinary context.
Wow, I just discovered that Zotero is now integrated with Google Docs. I know a lot of people aren't so crazy about Google these days but a huge number of students use Docs to collaborate and until now, there really wasn't a good way to manage citations and references from Google Docs. ❤️ #Zotero https://www.zotero.org/blog/google-docs-integration/
Halloween is around the corner & it's #OpenAccessWeek so I have to make the obvious play on words to mention this new #OA book "Internet Daemons: Digital Communications Possessed" from Concordia prof. Fenwick McKelvey — you can get it from our repository here https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/984629/
Hey, qualitative researchers! Try out the first release of this *FREE* and *OPEN SOURCE* qualitative research tool, Taguette!
Installers for macOS and Windows are here: https://taguette.fr/install.html and so are installation instructions for folks on Linux!
Looking for chapter authors for some parts of an Introduction to #Philosophy open textbook I'm helping to edit. Also looking for editor for Aesthetics section. Open textbook is free of cost, licensed to allow re-use (CC BY). This is a volunteer activity; we have no money, sadly, but a lot of enthusiasm!
Argh, typo in my URL... fixed here: http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/main/stories/2018/10/17/october-22-to-28-is-open-access-week.html?c=/news/stories
Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web
With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web hopes
it’s game on for corporate tech giants like Facebook and Google.
Documentation on Inrupt for developers:
Prepping for #OpenAccessWeek. I've been organzing w/ our Office of Research, a Q&A session about how Concordia supports researchers with OA (follows a free screening that we're offering of the Paywall film). More in this news article here http://www.concordia.ca/cunews/main/stories/2018/10/17/cctober-22-to-28-is-open-access-week.html?c=/news/stories
What's the appeal of markdown? I feel like I'm missing something. Every few years I try using a note-taking app or something that relies on it and I've never really figured out why I'd want to use it over, for example, HTML or a WYSIWYG editor. If I want to format some basic text and don't want to mark it up with code, then I like a simplistic WYSIWYG editor. If want to format some text using code, then it seems like Markdown is barely easier than HTML. What am I missing?
50 ways to start thinking about library and archive collections as data (PDF) #DLFforum https://collectionsasdata.github.io/50things/50_things.pdf
Inspiring start to the 2018 Digital Library Federation Forum #dlfforum w/ a talk by Anasuya Sengupta about decolonizing the Internet, good thinking on the perspectives producing & access knowledge. I'm hearing lots of interesting digital scholarship work, & nice to see the Concordia Library with so many other new DLF members welcomed.
If you're in Montreal today and interested in oral history and digital storytelling, drop by the Concordia Webster Library. There are a lot of free exhibits, presentations, and events as part of the Oral History Association’s annual conference. http://www.concordia.ca/cuevents/artsci/2018/10/10/conference-kickoff-oral-history-in-our-challenging-times.html
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