I am a computer scientist and an ancient historian by training, with interests in #geography, #epigraphy, administrative #history, #boundaries, and #digital scholarly communication. For the last decade, I've served as the Associate Director for Digital Programs at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Long-running projects include the #Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places and the #EpiDoc collaborative.
Links on my website at https://paregorios.org/about/
reading: DOIs, ORCID, DataCite, and digital numismatic data Show more
I am reading:
Gruber, Ethan. “Formalizing Editors and a Step toward Minting #DOIs for Nomisma.” Numishare, January 18, 2019. https://numishare.blogspot.com/2019/01/formalizing-editors-and-step-toward.html.
Bibliographic record: https://www.zotero.org/users/465/items/2IH43WRT
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i want to ask a question:
have yall started treating likes/favs as like. read receipts that you opt into instead of out of? cause i kinda love that.
like, hitting that fav to me now means "hey! thanks, i saw this, i'll get back to you asap" And "this is good stuff but i'm not ready to talk about it yet" And "we're good homie don't worry about if i took this the wrong way"
it's such a powerful reversal of the e-mail read receipt. it's all on the recipients terms
cfp: nomisma.org and European Coin Find Network Show more
The deadline for submission is 28th February 2019.
The Joint Meeting of nomisma.org and ECFN is an important annual event with the participation of scholars of Numismatics and related disciplines, academics, curators of coin collections and IT developers from the most prestigious universities, institutions and museums of Europe and the United States, involved in innovative projects in the field of Digital Numismatics ...
travel reimbursement paperwork (-) Show more
Hour 3. Darkness before and darkness behind.
I see that a research team at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is looking for #DigitalLibrary practitioners to evaluate design #guidelines they are preparing to "improve the #accessibility and #usability of digital libraries (DLs) for users who are #blind or #VisuallyImpaired"
Delighted that we will be hosting a conference on 3/25-26, sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information and the Association of Research Libraries, on how to set up and advance digital scholarship at universities. Registration is now open: https://dsg.neu.edu/cni_workshop/
Unexpected consequences of government shutdown: SSL certificate expiration https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/01/17/shutdown-is-steadily-devouring-us-government-websites/
"Big Win for Web #Accessibility in Domino’s Pizza Case", Law Office of Lainey Feingold, 2019-01-15, https://www.lflegal.com/2019/01/dominos-ninth-circuit/
bibliographic record: https://www.zotero.org/user/465/items/A4I9KSAV
hat tip: @balrogboogie
The theme for @TriangleSCI 2019 is "Equity in Scholarly Communications": https://trianglesci.org/2019-institute/equity-in-scholarly-communications/
RFP (Deadline April 24th, 2019): https://trianglesci.org/2019-institute/rfp-2019/
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And, just so we're clear, if any more of you smartbros want to toot-learn me about how removing racist, lost cause statues from our campuses and courthouse lawns "erases history", this historian will block and report your butt too.
Keeping those monuments in place doesn't teach anything of value about slavery, lynching, or Jim Crow. It just endorses the original power statement, emboldens fascists and racists, and endangers students, faculty, staff, and police officers.
Department of #Classics, Silver Center for the Arts and Science, Room 503, 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place
The schedule looks fantastic:
The Archaeological Institute of American has just published an updated version of the following document on its website:
Considerations Regarding the #Tenure and #Promotion of #Classical #Archaeologists Employed in Colleges and Universities, with Addendum, Guidelines for the #Evaluation of #Digital #Technology and #Scholarship in #Archaeology
"The application of digital technology has become central to archaeological practice...."
Call for Applications: Workshop on Digital and Practical Epigraphy (April 29–May 4)
Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 29 April – 4 May 2019
Apparently they have something similar to a , called ARK (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archival_Resource_Key). Now how do I include this in bibtex? 😕
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And now in the state (Alabama) where I live:
"Judge voids Alabama law protecting Confederate monuments. A ruling issued late Monday by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Michael Graffeo says a 2017 state law barring the removal or alteration of historical monuments violates the free speech rights of local communities."
There's a lot of chatter on birdsite about this, and about the judge's argument.
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On birdsite you can see pictures of the deconstruction and removal in progress last night:
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Last night, staff of my graduate alma mater UNC-CH, acting on the chancellor's orders, took down the stump of that racist lost cause statue on campus.
The chancellor announced her intended resignation.
The Board of Governors hissed.
I'm told students and faculty plan to dance on the site later this week.
Let us dance with them, honoring all those who fought and suffered to see this day. Let us stand in solidarity with them as the backlash gathers.
Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York University
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