Single best professional experience of my life! #PeMento: Peer Mentoring for Mid-career Library Workers is now open for Cohort 2023 sign-ups! Want to know more? Check out https://pemento.org/ and sign-up. Happy to talk about my experience!
ChatGPT is six months old today - it was released to the public on November 30th last year
The May 2023 issue of #ReviewsInDH is here! Jennifer Guiliano & I offer you a sneak peak behind-the-scenes at Reviews and bring you four fantastic projects that creatively engage public audiences through digital humanities, from our open submission process. #DigitalHumanities #AcademicMastodon https://reviewsindh.pubpub.org/v4-n5
Scholarship applications for #FSCI23 are open! FSCI has set aside 100 complementary seats to ensure costs are not a barrier to participation. Applications are due June 5th https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-JR5Hm5Tn-uiiZrUZIUJ_tItzDAQAfCvWmZ03q7T7uY29dg/formResponse
I'll have a blog entry about it soon, but before then, you get to hear about it first: A full transfer of the USC Cinema sound effects library, which includes the work of Sunset Editorial and their hundreds of sound effects.
You can browse the collection here:
TOMORROW (5/16)at 4:30 p.m., join @princetoncitp and @ruha9’s Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab for “Critical Technology Ecologies and the Future of Repair” with @climateincolour, @grace_akese, @alieemmanuel, @fixitclinic. @kenia_hale will moderate: https://citp.princeton.edu/event/tech-in-conversation-critical-technology-ecologies-and-the-future-of-repair/
My article, "Origins of the U.S. Genre-Fiction System, 1890–1956" is now out in Book History.
Published version here:
If you want to know what's so special about 1956, you'll have to read the essay, or at least the blog post:
“The Library of Congress has completed a yearslong effort to digitize the Yongle Encyclopedia (Yongle dadian 永樂大典), the largest reference work created in pre-modern China, and possibly the world.” Via @Researchbuzz
happy belated #caturday from some snoozy boys. hope you’re having a relaxing day.
This week, Science published a stunningly irresponsible news story entitled "Fake scientific papers are alarmingly common" and claiming that upward of 30% of the scientific literature is fake.
Below, the first two paragraphs of the story.
Headline and intro notwithstanding, the story itself later notes that the detector doesn't actually work and flags nearly half of real papers as fake. Does the reporter just not understand that?
I'm starting to collect examples of something like hyperlinking in books - creative, print-based designs for linking one section to another. please send your favs, esp. the most detailed and/or wildest examples! #othernetworks
The House of Commons has released a thoughtful, critical report on UK research quality
The recommendations to government are excellent, both practical and progressive
Make all research open access
Require data and code accompany all publications
Move peer-review and publication acceptance before data collection
Specifically fund replications
Remove “originality” from REF, instead require transparency
Impose a 3-year minimum term for all postdocs
Glass Cliff: When a woman is hired to fix an organization in decline. But she will be blamed and let go when she fails to do the miraculous.
As we enter the season of parental-focused holidays here in the US (and any other countries that sync up with the US), here’s a gentle reminder that many people have fraught relationships with parents, dead parents, or the combo whammy of both. Be kind.
content moderation is hard and thankless
check out this new game on content moderation by @mmasnick
@phette23 i have a lengthy question / research project related to this and library as workspace that i need an additional 40 hours a week to think about. so interesting!!!