17 9 / 2014

"Black Chronicles II is a public showcase of Autograph ABP’s commitment to continuous critical enquiry into archive images which have been overlooked, under-researched or simply not recognised as significant previously, but which are highly relevant to black representational politics and cultural history today."

Black Chronicles II
12 September - 29 November 2014
Rivington Place, London (UK)
Free

(via Black Chronicles II | Autograph ABP)

"Black Chronicles II is a public showcase of Autograph ABP’s commitment to continuous critical enquiry into archive images which have been overlooked, under-researched or simply not recognised as significant previously, but which are highly relevant to black representational politics and cultural history today."

Black Chronicles II
12 September - 29 November 2014
Rivington Place, London (UK)
Free

(via Black Chronicles II | Autograph ABP)

17 9 / 2014

17 9 / 2014

"Thanks to a Dutch man, Ton Siedsma, we now have a glimpse of the type of information that can be squeezed from what officials would have us believe is “just” metadata."

17 9 / 2014

Guldi and Armiutage’s proposed course seems inspired by Big Data as much as by Braudel. Drawing on pools of scattered information about “weather, trade, agricultural production, food consumption, and other material realities,” historians could create broad but detailed accounts of how the social and environmental conditions change over long periods. 

(via Review of Jo Guldi and David Armitage, “The History Manifesto” @insidehighered)

Guldi and Armiutage’s proposed course seems inspired by Big Data as much as by Braudel. Drawing on pools of scattered information about “weather, trade, agricultural production, food consumption, and other material realities,” historians could create broad but detailed accounts of how the social and environmental conditions change over long periods.

(via Review of Jo Guldi and David Armitage, “The History Manifesto” @insidehighered)

17 9 / 2014

"Abstract—Issues related to searchability and ease of access have plagued fan fiction since its inception. This paper discusses the predominate forms of fan-mediated indexing and descriptive metadata, commonly referred to as folksonomy or tagging, and compares the benefits and disadvantages of each model. These models fall into three broad categories: free tagging, controlled vocabulary, and hybrid folksonomy. Each model has distinct advantages and shortcomings related to findability, results filtering, and creative empowerment. Examples for each are provided. Possible ramifications to fan fiction from improved metadata and access are also discussed."

17 9 / 2014

"Crucially, however, complaints about scholarship often seemed to be motivated by underlying complaints about political bias."

 (via One-Star Amazon Reviews of Pulitzer Winners « The Junto)

"Crucially, however, complaints about scholarship often seemed to be motivated by underlying complaints about political bias."

(via One-Star Amazon Reviews of Pulitzer Winners « The Junto)

14 9 / 2014

Call for papers
To celebrate the anniversary of the Philosophical Transactions, the world’s oldest scientific journal, the Royal Society will be hosting a major conference in spring 2015. At a time when the future of scientific publishing is in flux, this conference will take the long perspective by examining the transformations and challenges in the publishing of scientific journals over the last three and a half centuries, and into the future. We seek offers of papers, or proposals for three- or four-paper panels, which engage with any aspect of the commercial, editorial and distribution practices of scientific journal publishing, in any period since 1665, preferably with a comparative or longue durée perspective.

14 9 / 2014

The field of human information behaviour is multi-disciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines all contribute to this field of investigation.

ISIC: the Information Behaviour Conference intends to reflect this interdisciplinary character through attracting papers from researchers in all of these areas. The unifying characteristic, which we see as essential in developing a programme is the relationship between the needs or requirements of the information user, the means for the satisfaction of those needs and the uses to which those means are put in practice organizations or disciplines.

05 9 / 2014

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Everyone ends up with a partner who promises to teach them three things they need to know to thrive in the course.

Everyone has a responsibility for teaching someone else something vital, that they want. Everyone has a responsibility to learn something that is vital from someone else.

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05 9 / 2014

Specifically, though, Cappelli doesn’t blame either the supply or the demand side for the reasons good people aren’t getting hired. Instead, he turns to the hiring process itself. 

(via Debunking the “Skills Gap”)

Specifically, though, Cappelli doesn’t blame either the supply or the demand side for the reasons good people aren’t getting hired. Instead, he turns to the hiring process itself.

(via Debunking the “Skills Gap”)