If anyone wants to follow the livetweeting of the YorkU shitstorm senate meeting where they're discussing the admin's decision to resume all classes during the strike: https://twitter.com/search...
RT @GaviaLib: The Loon endorses this analysis by @CameronNeylon in its entirety: http://cameronneylon.net/blog...
High praise indeed. The Loon is, as we all know, a very picky bird. :-) - Bill Hooker
+1 Bill. It was the "in its entirety" that gives me a warm inner glow :-) - Cameron Neylon
I hear that you saved the Loon having to write such a post herself, Cameron. *g* - RepoRat
Wow. I got this a bit wrong didn't I? "The notion that Elsevier could flip to an author pays model by charging $US3000 an article is absurd." - Cameron Neylon
Boing Boing traffic boost: http://extremetracking.com/open...
Pretty impressive in Google Analytics real time too, with 37 people currently reading my blog. - John Dupuis
2100+ page views in the last two days. - John Dupuis
Mystery tunnel found near Pan Am Games venue: Digging tools and generator found in tunnel near Rexall Centre and York University campus http://www.cbc.ca/news...
My university is stranger than your university. - John Dupuis
I find it quite unsettling. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
To say the least. Lots of uncomfortable gallows humour floating around twitter right now. - John Dupuis
Something about a neutrino observatory? :D - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Yeah, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory was built at the bottom of a tapped out nickel mine, if I recall correctly. - John Dupuis
it's the chipmunks! the chipmunks I tell you! - RepoRat
Oh, John, that's a very tricky statement (if "my university" is either Berkeley or UC as a whole--actually, when you combine Berkeley, Davis and Santa Cruz, it's damn difficult for any other university to even come close on the strangeness scale). - walt crawford
LOL, yes, definitely York is an amateur when it comes to long-term weirdness... - John Dupuis
"So because John Dupuis from York University says so I'm just supposed to believe it? You'll have to do better than that."
This might be the best thing ever: http://t.co/WrrLbYrOJC - John Dupuis
For those that are interested, I turned it into a kind of a new years' post: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... - John Dupuis
That's great :) - Christina Pikas from iPhone
For those that are interested, I ranted a little OA rant on twitter: https://twitter.com/dupuisj...
OA Hulk just retweeted it in toto. - RepoRat
Thanks. The ACM thing was just killing me. - John Dupuis
Another slightly unhinged rant: https://twitter.com/dupuisj... - John Dupuis
Thank you for doing that. I've been preaching "libraries shouldn't be subsidizing non-publishing society activities" for years now, not that anybody's listening. You may have a wider audience and definitely a more succinct style. - walt crawford
Come to think of it, on Twitter at least, you *definitely* have a much wider audience. - walt crawford
Thanks, Walt. Hard to compare Twitter vs C&I, but it's probably at least a different audience. And thank you for all your work on OA. - John Dupuis
Rants collected for your reading pleasure: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... - John Dupuis
Liking this again. - Joe
Apparently it's going to be a trilogy. Third installment later this week. - John Dupuis
With the grand finale here: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... - John Dupuis
Bolman/Gallos ideas? I would like to read these. - RepoRat
This book: http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCD... Pretty good way of looking at the kinds of attitudes you need in academia beyond "command and control." - John Dupuis
Cool, I will try to get my hands on that! - RepoRat
If you do read it, I'd be interested in hearing your impressions. - John Dupuis
Sure. I don't know how useful it'll be, though. I am SO BAD at leadership stuff. SO VERY VERY BAD. - RepoRat
Thinking you're bad at leadership stuff will probably make your impressions even more interesting. The book tries to define leadership in a way that would be broadly accessible in academia. I'm not sure how successful they are, but the attempt is definitely worthwhile. Which reminds me that I want to dig this book up and give it a read as well: http://www.sup.org/book... - John Dupuis
Huh. I will too. - RepoRat
'Sup. - Joe
So, I read the Reframing Academic Leadership book and am partway through the Enhancing Campus Capacity one. The former book struck me as limited-use. It has a few useful scripts for common interpersonal issues, but several of its frames (the "symbolic" frame especially) are discussed so vaguely and handwavily that I don't really see the point. Also MAJOR demerits for taking as a Good... more... - RepoRat
The latter book is research-based, and much less rose-colored-glasses (which I personally appreciate; I really dislike books whose rhetorical stance is "do what we tell you and everything will be unicorns and kittens!"). The stories in it feel familiar, as does the pain and struggle and exhaustion coming off the page. Its message is muted, comparatively: "here's what tends to work, when anything does, but there are no guarantees, and here are some reasons why not." - RepoRat
My very odd little streak is intact. I am now up to 6 straight cases where when I have provided a reference for a person, they have gotten the job. The streak has stretched over several years. Also, for it to count I have to actually give a phone or written reference.
Of course, I'm under no illusion that they got the various jobs *because* of my reference. They all got their jobs because they deserved them in and of themselves. But at the same time, this little streak pleases me very much. - John Dupuis
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Open Access Policy: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/how-we-...
2. Publication Will Be On “Open Access” Terms. All publications shall be published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Generic License (CC BY 4.0) or an equivalent license. This will permit all users of the publication to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and transform and build upon the material, including for any purpose (including commercial) without further permission or fees being required. - John Dupuis
RT @jimdanahy: Ottawa to cut powers of Canada’s top doctor, the chief public health officer in an omnibus bill #publichealth http://www.msn.com/en-ca...
RT @Carolyn_Bennett: "Bad News" Ottawa to limit power of Canada’s top doctor http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news... #CPHOC @PHAC_GC #cdnpoli #publichealth
RT @nspector4: ! Ottawa to limit power of Canada’s top doctors [if you keep reading: similar to the arrangements in most provinces] http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...
RT @iamdavidmiller: Tundra selfie, with bare behind. https://twitter.com/iamdavi...
New book on changes in American higher education and the role of the intellectual @insidehighered https://www.insidehighered.com/news...
Interview abt forging yr own career path w a PhD-- applied physics rather than usual humanities focus @insidehighered https://www.insidehighered.com/advice...
#Gamergate supporters attack Digital Games Research Association @insidehighered https://www.insidehighered.com/news...
RT @PachecoKevin: Can't believe my eyes. @StViateurBagel in #Toronto? This was worth every penny #MTLinTO https://twitter.com/Pacheco...
RT @MtlJazzFestival: A book for jazz lovers: Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression http://www.jazzfm.com/news... via @jazzfm
The SSP has a call for participation out for it's conference in Arlington next May: http://www.sspnet.org/communi... The theme is The New Big Picture: Connecting Diverse Perspectives.
Am I crazy or is there scope here for an LSW submission/series of submissions. - John Dupuis
i'm in. (almost spoke at it last year but had to bail due to $$) - jambina
Although I'm raising this as a possibility, I'm not actually in. I'll be in Paris all next May.... - John Dupuis
you suck ; ) - jambina
Yes, I suck. Fortunately, I'll be in Paris so the sucking will be less, ah, painful. - John Dupuis
You suck this much... http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Joe
Did not like ssp. Will not ever speak there again. - Christina Pikas from iPhone
<tiny threadjack> John, I expect to be in Paris in late May. Perhaps a meetup? - Marie
Wednesday is a combined day with NASIG, so plan to stay the whole week! Proposal deadline for NASIG is November 15th. http://proposalspace.com/calls... - Holly's favorite Anna
<tiny threadjack> Marie, absolutely! My wife and I will be in Paris for all of May and then we're spending a week each in Amsterdam and Berlin before returning to Toronto. Note that children are being left behind.... - John Dupuis
Music Mondays: Gaga, Bennett, Bowie & Blue: The jazz conversation continues: http://scienceblogs.com/confess...
RT @bmquine: Thanks to @StJohnsTelegram for this article highlighting our CEO @caroberts0 and the missions Newfoundland connection http://www.thetelegram.com/News...
RT @TheMarsSociety: The Space Review: Making the case for space science as a national priority http://thespacereview.com/article...
Music Mondays: Gaga, Bennett, Bowie & Blue: The jazz conversation continues: http://scienceblogs.com/confess... / @tedgioia @peterhum
Coltrane’s Free Jazz Wasn’t Just “A Lot of Noise” http://www.newyorker.com/culture... via @newyorker
RT @keanbirch: My talk: Evidence vs. Ideology: The Canadian Conservative Government’s War on Science http://scienceblogs.com/confess... via @Scienceblogs
RT @Bibliocracy: In case you were wondering, the "action plan on open government" is an utter farce. Here's a brief synopsis: http://www.thestar.com/opinion... #cdnpoli
RT @SpotOnLondon: Find out more about "The right to be forgotten" at the @SpotOnLondon panel discussion http://www.nature.com/spoton... #solo14forget
Honoured to be serving on the first @ScienceBorealis Board of Directors with @hannahh and @CMBuddle: http://blog.scienceborealis.ca/science...
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