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Forgot to put this in the public timeline so--my presentation "Beyond Implementation: Positioning Maintenance as a Core Commitment in Libraries" is up on the CNI website:

and the full text is up on my site because text is better than video IMO:

Do you use #OpenRefine? Then help the community by filling in the two-yearly user survey. More answers from people doing #datajournalism and #openscience would be especially valuable, so please boost if you have followers in those fields.

I know very little about nuclear energy. What I really would like to understand is why, when new nuclear energy is proposed (like the small modular reactors in Canada) why do they always seem to focus on uranium? In my very very superficial understanding it seems like thorium waste becomes safer much more quickly than uranium, poses fewer other problems, and is more plentiful. That it doesn't seem to be talked about in popular news on the subject makes me think, am I missing something?

Want a distraction? Have a go at This Is Just Infinite, an endless deformance of William Carlos Williams' internet-famous poem, "This Is Just To Say." Features both an automatic and manual mode!

Creative Commons global report on the state of journalism. 

The Creative Commons published its global report on the state of . I haven't had a chance to read all of it yet but it has info regarding business models and problems with ensuring open access content and what can prevent quality journalism.

As I was showing some people what markdown is today, I remembered that just a few years ago I felt like it was a useless thing and that I might as well just use HTML. I'm not sure what shifted in my head there but now I just want everything in markdown.

I've updated my list of open educators on Mastodon at and now tuning in for my first #oer22 session of the day with CUNY folks talking about their great Commons in a Box platform as open courseware

I use machine learning to study literary history, and especially to reveal long-term trends that are otherwise hard to perceive. I teach both in the School of Information Science and in the Dept of English at the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Hi folks, I'm a librarian in the UK, working in a university in the north of England. I support students on nursing and allied health courses primarily. I'm interested in user experience research, my PhD was ethnographic based methodolgy looking at library space design and use.

I'm a philosopher. I work on philosophy of language, usually on questions that are closely connected to philosophy of language and metaphysics.

I'm most interested now in thinking about what we know when we know a language, and how we come to know it.

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I'm Michael. I'm an international political economist in London. Research interests tend to focus on institutions and economic policy and applied econometrics, but are quite varied, even outside political science and economics. I toot a lot about work-related things and followers-only stuff tends to also cover my various personal interests and the crazy adventure I've been on this year.

I should follow my own advice and write a new :

Hello! I'm a philosopher and historian of evolutionary biology. I also work in the digital humanities, as well as some in ethics, especially ethics of biotechnology. I'm a 🇺🇸 emigrant and a 🇧🇪 immigrant. I've taught for a few years at the Université catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve (donc parfois des posts en FR médiocre aussi).

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I am Puiyin, a learning technologist at the Royal College of Art. I am also doing my in at Lancaster University looking at peer learning etc.

I run a community group called where like minded peers meet once a month to discuss topics important to us.

I am also the founder of a webinar series called TEL Researchers at Lancaster where we invite a TEL researcher each month to talk about their research and their journey.

BTW, my cat is my boss! 😸

I think I missed posting an when I signed up here previously so... I'm a at Concordia University in Montreal. I like thinking about intellectual liberty (often in a digital context), the ethical care of information, knowledge, culture, and what we do for societies over a very long time.

Outside of my professional life, I write (novels/poems), invented a game, etc. Errant hallway wanderer.

How to find people to follow on Mastodon 

- Search for hashtags and follow people who use them
- Use your local and global timelines for people who have things in common with your instance
- Make sure replies are showing in your timeline to see who the people you follow usually interact with
- Follow someone when a good post is reshared in your timeline
- Go to specific instances and browse their member directory
- Introduce yourself using #introduction, follow back whoever follow you

Have fun!

The new version of Zotero was released! Among other things, it's got some very nice new note functionality (markdown support included!) and built-in PDF reader/ annotating features.

It's been 20 years of since the Budapest Open Access Statement. There are 4 new recommendations, which I think are important. You can read about them here: budapestopenaccessinitiative.o

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