THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH LIBRARIES RELEASED THEIR JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION COSTS 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘 🤘
46% of 80 million Canadian dollars go to Elsevier. F*cking A.
Link to article & data: http://www.carl-abrc.ca/news/carl-members-release-journal-subscription-cost-data/
What morning is complete without coffee and witchcraft
This is a really great blog post about
a problem with publishing which libraries and others struggle with. Publishers are actively hostile to users getting content which is either OA or even available through the library’s subscription (eg they’ll leave a “buy this” button when the user has the rights to just download it for free). This post uncovers even more... https://researchremix.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/wheres-waldo-with-public-access-links/
compelling thread about who certain fields of the humanities are for (in this case, 19th c. lit, but the point can be made more broadly)
lots of cool new people here! welcome all!
A programming historian tutorial by a student of mine https://programminghistorian.org/lessons/getting-started-with-mysql-using-r
Islamic Studies in Germany, Holocaust Show more
Berthold Spuler, chair of Islamic Studies 1948-1980 (and whose survey of Islamic history I read in school when I was like 17) also appears to have been a Nazi asshole:
"In 1967, when students unfurled a banner that read "Gowns hide the mildew of 1000 years", Spuler cried out: "You all belong in a concentration camp!"" ["Sie gehören alle in ein Konzentrationslager!"]
Arabic, Hans Wehr, Holocaust Show more
"Her work saves her from the deportation to Riga on 6.12.1941 that the Hamburg security police have planned for her. Five days previously, Schaade writes to the authorities that "The army and war propaganda office have a great interest in seeing this project finished." Fraulein Klein, he says, is "exceptionally well-qualified" for this work on the dictionary and "unfortunately the number of Aryan contributors is not sufficient.""
Arabic, Hans Wehr, Holocaust, swearing Show more
"Hedwig Klein analyses modern Arabic literature for the dictionary. She notes the meanings of words on slips of paper and sends them to the editorial office by post. She is paid 10 pfennigs for every slip. Wehr’s people praise "the excellent quality" of her entries. "Though of course it will be completely impossible for her to be credited as a contributor later," as one person involved in the project writes to Arthur Schaade on 8 August 1941."
Arabic, Hans Wehr, actual Nazis, Holocaust Show more
so that is depressing af: part of the original motivation for Hans Wehr's hugely successful dictionary of Arabic was to produce a translation of Mein Kampf into Arabic (Wehr, himself a Nazi from 1940, thought that the Arabs could be helpful against the Allies)
Hedwig Klein, one of his assistants, was ultimately killed in Auschwitz in 1942 (after being turned away by the US, NB)
Wehr was denazified after the war as a Mitläufer
Dear fediverse, I need your help. I'm going to do some research on YouTube comments. Is there someone with experience in this field? Can someone recommend a software solution to extract the entries from the website into a text file or something like this?
Plaintext is vastly underrated as a storage mechanism
so many promising discussions, on important subjects, in the local feed!
but so little energy this late in the spring semester! hold those thoughts!
I'm a member of the eresearch support group at the University of Technology Sydney: we do dedicated IT support and data management infrastructure, policy and training for researchers.
My primary masto account is @mikelynch
Hi scholar.social, I'm starting my PhD in American Culture at UM Ann Arbor this fall. I'm a Baby Academic!
- social media ethnography
- cultural studies
- internet historiography and narrative
- Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies
- surveillance capitalism
- prison abolition
Journal club Show more
I have randomly selected one article from among those suggested by users of https://scholar.social this month
We will be reading: "Hegemonic Heteronormativity: Toward a New Era of Queer Family Theory" by Allen and Mendez
The submitter is welcome to de-anonymise themself and introduce the paper and why it was suggested—or not!
Try to keep #journalclub to a single thread by replying to this post to add your thoughts
Have a read and a think and jump in :)
Journal Club Show more
Tomorrow (2018 March 31) is the last day to suggest a paper for this month's #journalclub
Participation is optional
Please only submit articles from *outside* your own field of study
Any https://scholar.social user may submit a paper by sending me a DM with the DOI
One will be chosen by random lottery and announced on 2018 April 1