# 2014 05 01 tweets

I know, right?

Congratulations!

Whoa, I missed that announcement. Congrats!!!

Library friends: has your institution used SERU in lieu of licensing for electronic resources? I’d love to hear about your experiences.

Lean toward hopeful! There’s so much more to be done than that book could contain.

A re-query, for my library friends: Has your institution used a SERU agreement for digital resources? If so, what were your experiences?

For that matter, if you have made the decision not to use SERU, I’d love to hear anything you’re willing to share about that, too.

My epiphyte continues to thrive.

I wish I could take credit for that. Spike just happens to respond well to cycles of neglect and dousing.

I only wish my epiphany were thriving quite as well.

Oh no! :(

Just perfect. Thank you.

Congrats!

On my way to Rochester to give a talk at RIT tonight: https://facebook.com/events/559866947464025

Flight to ROC delayed. The good news: time for lunch at JFK!

At LGA, it would be cause for despair. In the JetBlue terminal at JFK, it’s cause for decent sushi!

Say hi to my friends in the 909!

DUDE. I am *thrilled*.

Nice!

Will do!

Indeed! // RT @CLIRnews: Congratulations to CLIR’s eight new Board members! http://bit.ly/1g0686R @dancohen @MaxCMarmor

Totally uncool.

Noooooooo! :(

Fingers crossed!

Futzing around with a new theme this morning. Here’s hoping it might result in more actual writing! http://www.plannedobsolescence.net

Yeah, my old sidebar was fixed, and I kinda got used to that. Will have to ponder.

I’m so sorry.

Mother’s Day morning turns out to be a good time to get unimpeded access to the laundry room.

Mistakes in the Texts http://wp.me/p2w8Sh-GA

Hey, Seth — what are you doing at work today?

RT @NEH_ODH: Congratulations to NEH proj director @trevormunoz for be being recognized as a 2014 NDSA Innovation Award Winner. http://t.co/…

Huge congrats @trevormunoz! Enormously well-deserved.

This has been part of 1Password’s pitch for quite some time.

N, I’ve been thinking about you since I heard. I’m glad you got to spend some time with her.

The MLA has sent an open letter to FCC Chrmn Tom Wheeler. Read it & an accompanying statement to the MLA membership: http://www.mla.org/ec_net_neutrality

We are happy to benefit from the model provided by the ACH and others!

Replying to @quinnanya, @cbox and @DHCommons

Congrats! That’s fabulous news!

I’ve always assumed that it was meant to be read “tah puh duh ritz.”

Nope, that was him.

Nothing I know of.

RT @MLAnews: The MLA Executive Council has approved a new forum structure; read about it and get involved! http://news.commons.mla.org/2014/05/14/new-mla-forum-structure/

RT @MLAnews: MLA members: find out what new forums have been proposed and how you can help launch these new areas of interest. http://t.co/…

The new @MLAnews forum structure was years in the making. Read about the process and see the results! http://news.commons.mla.org/2014/05/14/new-mla-forum-structure/

We hope you’ll help get those groups going!

Fantastic! Sign the petitions, and get others to do so as well!

It’s one of many compromises that the process required. The good news is that this structure is *way* more flexible than b4.

So things will be able to continue to evolve over time.

I like that! The good news is, though, that you have lots of possibilities, rather than one “media” group.

MT @meldalgleish: Excited about the new MLA forums, esp those under Higher Education and the Profession. #phd #altac http://executivecouncil.commons.mla.org/list-of-mla-forums

Have you taken a look at the new MLA forum structure? Read about the process, join new groups, and get involved! http://executivecouncil.commons.mla.org/2014/05/14/an-introduction-to-the-new-forum-structure/

Yes: if all annotations are triples $$base text, annotation text, relationship$$ citation is one relationship. #annopeer

Exactly!

RT @TAC_NISO: Wishing scholarly communications could get beyond the limited functionality resulting from the PDF distribution of science. #…

I have a talk I’ve been giving lately that grows out of my frustration with the PDF as safety blanket in digital communication.

Dat: GitHub for datasets. In development, and promising to be super cool. http://dat-data.com/

RT @rgfeal: #MLA is proud of its president, @margieemma Margie Ferguson, on being named to @americanacad of Arts and Sciences! http://t.co/…

Hey, laptops *were* amazing after only having 20lb “portable” computers. My first PowerBook was a revelation.

Things I love about my phone: I have dropped it repeatedly, and yet it shows only minor signs of abuse. Also, it mostly does what I want.

Things I loathe about it: a battery that is becoming flakier by the day. A stupid plan that won’t let me tether. International data roaming.

Those last two mean I’ll be changing providers soon. But the battery thing is making me antsy to get a new phone. And yet I want to hold out

until fall if I can, to get the next-gen device.

All this by way of saying that I am increasingly impatient, and I think it’s making my phone-dropping habit worse.

If I were going to go Android, I would probably do it for real now. I’m so deep in the iOS universe, though…

It’s partly inertia, partly keeping everything working together, and partly resentment at the idea of buying all my apps again.

Good point! I’ll ponder.

I hear that, too — and then I look at the how-to video & think maybe I don’t want to risk it. It’s a pretty delicate process.

Well, that’s a good point.

Let’s see if we can make that work. I’m away 28-29 May, though, so maybe on the later end?

We’re looking for a full-stack PHP developer. Come help build the future of scholarly communication at the MLA! https://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/57202/full-stack-php-developer-wordpress-experience-the-modern-language

RT @rgfeal: My #MLA colleague, David Laurence, writes on the problem of time to degree and opportunity costs. http://mlaresearch.commons.mla.org/2014/05/14/opportunity-costs-of-the-phd-the-problem-of-time-to-degree @mlaco…

Dude. How many meals a day did you eat?!?

The MLA Executive Council has pre-approved a number of new forums but your help is needed for them to be established: http://executivecouncil.commons.mla.org/instructions-for-establishing-new-forums/

Read the instructions for establishing new MLA forums, sign up to 5 petitions, and get involved! http://executivecouncil.commons.mla.org/instructions-for-establishing-new-forums/

Oh, please don’t tell me you guys are going to leave without finding out…

Surely you guys could have funded some kind of X-ray visualization project?

WHOA! You go! Huge congratulations.

UNBELIEVABLE. I am so, so happy for you!

Whoa. That’s gorgeous!

Thanks!

Indeed! Very much looking forward.

It's an issue of PMLA, so perhaps you might start there. I'm not sure if the PDF was left up in the convention archive or not.

RT @pushinghoops: rt if you've ever prolonged your interaction w a guy out of fear that rejecting him might enrage him further

I’m so sorry, Alan. My thoughts are with you and everyone there. #UCSB

I’m so sorry this is dragging on so! I hope you get relief soon.

RT @nowviskie: Released today, recommendations from our MLA task force on doctoral study reform: http://www.mla.org/report_doctoral_study_2014

RT @JenGranholm: The caged bird is now free, and singing exquisitely. RIP Maya Angelou.

Filled with sorrow over the loss of Maya Angelou, but also with gratitude to have had her in the world.

RT @candrews: What does frustrate me though is why do we have to PROVE we're constantly harassed? Lot of men don't seem to able to take our…

Chicago! I did not expect to see you today.

RT @sznk: Dear Maya Angelou,
Mission: Exceeded.
Love,
Humanity

THIS. // RT @katinalynn: @shanakimball Happy birthday! 🎉🎁🎂

Hey, happy birthday, @deanreh! You certainly seem to have a pretty day for it.

MLA members are petitioning to establish new forums and volunteering to help organize them. Join them! http://executivecouncil.commons.mla.org/instructions-for-establishing-new-forums/

RT @rgfeal: We are 4 #MLA members away from 4,000 on MLA Commons! People are signing up for new forums, making convention plans. http://t.c…

#MLA mbrs: as you sign up for new forums, volunteer to lead as well! New forums need 5 exec volunteers to go fwd. http://executivecouncil.commons.mla.org/instructions-for-establishing-new-forums/