2017 08 01 tweets

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty, @MinotaurBooks and @agentmilburn

Ooooh! Super cool.

Tue Aug 01 12:54:28 +0000 2017

Thrilled to announce that the MLA has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation in support of Humanities Commons: https://news.mla.hcommons.org/2017/08/01/mla-receives-grant-for-humanities-commons/

Tue Aug 01 14:59:33 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

This grant is focused on ensuring the network’s future, and so has me thinking about sustainability: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/sustainability/

Tue Aug 01 15:00:51 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

I’m grateful to the team that has made Humanities Commons what it is — and to Mellon for its support of what it will be. @humcommons

Tue Aug 01 15:03:06 +0000 2017

Replying to @ernestopriego and @humcommons

Thank you! We are very excited to get this opportunity to think about the project’s future.

Tue Aug 01 15:05:14 +0000 2017

Replying to @LibSkrat

Srsly. :)

Tue Aug 01 15:05:26 +0000 2017

Replying to @mkgold

Thanks, Matt!

Tue Aug 01 15:10:42 +0000 2017

Replying to @dbvisel

Thank you, Dan — we’re really excited about where we’re headed.

Tue Aug 01 15:10:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @whitneytrettien

Thanks so much, Whitney! I think we’ve got some great opportunities ahead.

Tue Aug 01 15:11:19 +0000 2017

Replying to @captain_primate

Thanks, Ethan! Looking forward to bringing more MSU folks into the project soon. :)

Tue Aug 01 15:12:22 +0000 2017

Replying to @readywriting

Thanks, Lee!

Tue Aug 01 15:12:29 +0000 2017

Replying to @freifraufitz

Thank you!

Tue Aug 01 15:22:12 +0000 2017

Replying to @ahacker

Thanks so much; we’re really excited about getting to take these next steps.

Tue Aug 01 15:25:51 +0000 2017

Replying to @jadedid and @wynkenhimself

Thanks, you two! We’re looking forward to getting to think seriously about the community we’re building and how best to support it.

Tue Aug 01 15:29:07 +0000 2017

Fantastic! We’ll look forward to seeing you there. https://twitter.com/NathanHDize/status/892410676874006532

Tue Aug 01 15:47:35 +0000 2017

Replying to @katinalynn

Thanks, Katina! We’re super excited about the opportunity to expand our collaborations in the year ahead.

Tue Aug 01 15:56:15 +0000 2017

Replying to @lmrhody

Aw, thank you! It’s a real privilege to get to work on this project, not least with such great colleagues and collaborators.

Tue Aug 01 16:00:26 +0000 2017

Thanks so much, Sheila! We’re very excited — and we look forward to helping this community grow. https://twitter.com/sherah1918/status/892417423198093312

Tue Aug 01 16:14:42 +0000 2017

Replying to @jeroenson

Thank you so much! We’re very excited about the work we have ahead.

Tue Aug 01 16:59:24 +0000 2017

Thanks so much, Bethany! We very much look forward to bringing @CLIRDLF into this collaboration. https://twitter.com/nowviskie/status/892424270399361025

Tue Aug 01 17:00:00 +0000 2017

RT @SMDreller: Congratulations MLA & @humcommons on this fantastic news. And a sincere thank you to @MellonFdn for supporting #openaccess.…

Tue Aug 01 17:08:08 +0000 2017

Yes. Yesyesyes. https://twitter.com/CapitolClio/status/892432366597230592

Tue Aug 01 17:13:56 +0000 2017

Replying to @veek

Thanks, Vika! We’re very excited about what’s ahead.

Tue Aug 01 18:44:06 +0000 2017

Replying to @veek, @humcommons and @terrainsvagues


Tue Aug 01 18:46:06 +0000 2017

RT @cplong: @kfitz The vision of sustainability @kfitz articulates w/ re: @humcommons extends to a wide range of initiatives. We at #MSUCAL…

Wed Aug 02 03:06:40 +0000 2017

RT @jeroenson: "Real sustainability, after all, isn’t just about revenue generation and cost recovery." @kfitz on @humcommons https://t.co…

Wed Aug 02 09:23:37 +0000 2017

There are days when I think our new computer overlords aren’t even trying.

Wed Aug 02 11:00:08 +0000 2017

Replying to @laurien

Thanks, Laurie! We’re looking forward to the work ahead.

Wed Aug 02 11:00:49 +0000 2017

Indeed! A great group of scholars doing a broad range of kinds of critical digital work today. https://twitter.com/mkgold/status/892746873261486081

Wed Aug 02 14:01:30 +0000 2017

Congratulations! This sounds like a fantastic institute! https://twitter.com/lmrhody/status/892764989118926848

Wed Aug 02 15:16:05 +0000 2017

Congratulations to all the @NEHgov grant recipients announced today. So many fantastic-sounding projects! https://www.neh.gov/files/press-release/neh_grants_august_2017_final.pdf

Wed Aug 02 15:16:56 +0000 2017

This… is big. That “they’re building a totally locked-in vertical” theory seems to be bearing out. https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/08/02/elsevier-acquires-bepress/

Wed Aug 02 15:19:52 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Happily, there are open-source, scholar-governed, community-oriented alternatives. @humcommons http://hcommons.org https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/892766908495388673

Wed Aug 02 15:21:20 +0000 2017

RT @zeynep: ie, they want to to smother open-access to \(largely publicly\-funded\) scientific research, in order to continue to profit at mon…

Wed Aug 02 15:48:29 +0000 2017

Yes, exactly. Overcoming that inertia may be the key problem we’re facing right now. We’ve got to make the costs of not doing so clear. https://twitter.com/swarthmoreburke/status/892774662152884224

Wed Aug 02 15:52:47 +0000 2017

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

It’s true. Outsourcing this kind of thing has been the norm for so long that it’s hard to reverse course. \(See Blackboard\.\)

Wed Aug 02 15:56:03 +0000 2017

A consortial, collective action model for building a truly not-for-profit scholarly communication infrastructure is our goal at @humcommons. https://twitter.com/swarthmoreburke/status/892775678684352512

Wed Aug 02 15:57:27 +0000 2017

Replying to @swarthmoreburke

Totally. And we mistakenly understand our institutions to be in competition with one another, making collaboration seem impossible.

Wed Aug 02 15:59:55 +0000 2017

A few thoughts on corporate raiders, scholarly communication, and institutional responsibility for taking action. +

Wed Aug 02 16:20:50 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

We mistakenly understand our institutions to be in competition with one another, making collaboration seem impossible. +

Wed Aug 02 16:20:56 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

But there are issues — the future of our scholarly communication infrastructure being one of them — on which we have to collaborate. +

Wed Aug 02 16:21:04 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

None of us can solve these problems alone. But consortial, collective action models provide a means of supporting key scholarly goals. +

Wed Aug 02 16:21:15 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

We have to get past inertia, past the convenience of current models, if we’re going to avoid catastrophic profiteering around our work. +

Wed Aug 02 16:21:23 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

But it’s going to take all of us, and all of our institutions, to make real change. So here’s the call to action: +

Wed Aug 02 16:21:33 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Support not-for-profit platforms and models like @humcommons. And support the not-for-profit organizations that are building them. +

Wed Aug 02 16:21:41 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Push your institutions and organizations to join the collectives supporting these models. +

Wed Aug 02 16:21:51 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

And let me know if you want to know more about these models and our goals. I can go on at far greater length!

Wed Aug 02 16:21:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @ferli90

Thank you! We’re very happy about the work ahead.

Wed Aug 02 16:33:38 +0000 2017

Replying to @LibSkrat

This is a key component of the Commons/CORE model: CBOX + Fedora, working fully interoperably. Publishing + repository + social network. +

Wed Aug 02 16:47:37 +0000 2017

Replying to @LibSkrat

Admittedly, it does not run itself. But we are also working toward a collective support model. So… soon?

Wed Aug 02 16:48:07 +0000 2017

Replying to @LibSkrat

Will get smarter people than me to start investigating! :)

Wed Aug 02 16:48:57 +0000 2017

Replying to @veek

I won’t, alas — those are my last days on the job here. But we can set up time to talk once the dust settles…

Wed Aug 02 16:51:50 +0000 2017

Replying to @JMDugan


Wed Aug 02 17:06:17 +0000 2017

This is devastating. https://twitter.com/martin_eve/status/892796572479762433

Wed Aug 02 17:19:54 +0000 2017

Replying to @briancroxall


Wed Aug 02 18:24:53 +0000 2017

Replying to @briancroxall

PS: Nice tie.

Wed Aug 02 18:25:07 +0000 2017

Replying to @brettbobley, @MellonFdn, @humcommons and @NEH_ODH

Thanks, Brett! We are very grateful for @NEH_ODH’s support, and we’re looking forward to sharing the next phases of the project.

Wed Aug 02 20:26:09 +0000 2017

Replying to @karikraus, @humcommons and @MLAnews

Thanks, Kari!

Thu Aug 03 16:28:25 +0000 2017

RT @karikraus: @kfitz @humcommons @MLAnews Although @kfitz is speaking in this post about @humcommons, her comments on sustainability are p…

Thu Aug 03 16:28:32 +0000 2017

Attention artists, art historians, museum professionals, and more: CAA Commons is open! http://caa.hcommons.org https://twitter.com/collegeart/status/893187329162186753

Thu Aug 03 19:37:46 +0000 2017

RT @terrainsvagues: Think the academy has its values & incentives all wrong? Want openness, inclusivity, even \(gasp\) collegiality at its ce…

Fri Aug 04 12:40:27 +0000 2017

Replying to @kmapesy

We are? I guess this will help me avoid the posting in the wrong Slack team problem.

Fri Aug 04 15:01:59 +0000 2017

Replying to @kmapesy

Ah. Got it.

Fri Aug 04 16:52:32 +0000 2017

I’m super happy to get to tag along for this. The rest of you should definitely apply! \(Deadline tomorrow\!\) https://twitter.com/HuMetricsHSS/status/892826600844218372

Sat Aug 05 15:56:21 +0000 2017

Replying to @electricarchaeo

Eduroam is no kidding the best thing ever invented.

Sun Aug 06 18:15:42 +0000 2017

Replying to @hels

This is relevant to my interests!

Sun Aug 06 20:49:18 +0000 2017

Replying to @hels

Will look it upon arrival — thanks!

Sun Aug 06 20:50:42 +0000 2017

Wherein it becomes clear that I am not above asking for going-away presents: http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/parting-gifts/

Mon Aug 07 20:17:19 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: We're part scholarly network, part web host, part repository; a hodgepodge of open source parts \(hence \#hcplatypus\)! https:…

Mon Aug 07 20:25:56 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Hey, #dh2017 friends: I’m sorry I can’t be with you this week, but I’d be grateful if you’d help me make this happen. https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/894653705701568513

Mon Aug 07 20:31:23 +0000 2017

RT @whitneytrettien: I've deposited all my syllabuses on Humanities Commons & you should, too. https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/894653705701568513

Mon Aug 07 20:38:32 +0000 2017

RT @whitneytrettien: Seriously, this platform made it easy for PhD students to test ideas in a public & productive way. Use it! This is the…

Mon Aug 07 21:07:15 +0000 2017

Replying to @ftrain

Similarly, a good bit of the West Bank of New Orleans is east of the East Bank.

Tue Aug 08 01:08:43 +0000 2017

Replying to @BryanAlexander

Huh. I’m sorry I didn’t know about this last night!

Tue Aug 08 11:47:43 +0000 2017

Replying to @samplereality

I think the been-around-since-foreverness is part of it: it’s what those corporocratic families do.

Tue Aug 08 13:16:33 +0000 2017

RT @MLAnews: Help send off @kfitz in style and create an account at http://hcommons.org! \(It's open to everyone\-\-and free\!\) https://t.c…

Tue Aug 08 14:57:39 +0000 2017

She’s also been a fantastic, supportive program officer. #ThanksPerry https://twitter.com/JenServenti/status/894925253465526272

Tue Aug 08 15:00:32 +0000 2017

Replying to @cane51000

Ah, there are too many great things to choose from! Lately I’ve been paying attention to the DH syllabus collection: https://hcommons.org/deposits/?facets%5Bgenre_facet%5D%5B%5D=Syllabus&facets%5Bsubject_facet%5D%5B%5D=Digital+humanities

Tue Aug 08 16:15:16 +0000 2017

How are \(alt\)metrics being used in research assessment at your institution? @rrkennison and I are doing a study: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/altmetricsHSS

Tue Aug 08 19:53:43 +0000 2017

Replying to @cane51000

Let us know if we can help! @humcommons

Wed Aug 09 11:25:53 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: We're committed to working with libraries towards an interoperable, non-creepy, & truly open access future https://t.co/uAm…

Wed Aug 09 12:28:23 +0000 2017

Humanities Commons is sooo close to 10K members. I’ve got 2.5 days left at the MLA. I’d love us to hit that milestone before I go! @hcommons

Wed Aug 09 17:32:25 +0000 2017

Replying to @hcommons

Sign up for an account at http://hcommons.org, build your profile, share some work. Help us build a network for all of the humanities!

Wed Aug 09 17:32:47 +0000 2017

Replying to @mithulucraft

Michigan State University!

Wed Aug 09 18:00:19 +0000 2017

Concerned about uses of \(alt\)metrics in research assessment in humanities and social sciences? Help us with a study: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/altmetricsHSS

Wed Aug 09 18:26:06 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: Join this week's featured @humcommons group, Digital Humanists, to continue \(or join\) discussions held at #dh2017! https://…

Wed Aug 09 18:28:14 +0000 2017

Replying to @mkellypearson and @humcommons

It totally is! *sigh*

Wed Aug 09 21:27:36 +0000 2017

Happily Holly Commons hasn’t been on Twitter in a bit, but my apologies to her mentions anyhow. Related: Humanities Commons is @humcommons.

Thu Aug 10 09:37:41 +0000 2017


Thu Aug 10 09:37:48 +0000 2017

So, once more with the correct username…

Thu Aug 10 09:38:46 +0000 2017

Humanities Commons is sooo close to 10K members. I’ve got 2 days left at the MLA. I’d love us to hit that milestone before I go! @humcommons

Thu Aug 10 09:39:31 +0000 2017

Replying to @humcommons

Sign up for an account at http://hcommons.org, build your profile, share some work. Help us build a network for all of the humanities!

Thu Aug 10 09:40:09 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: If you want some extra inspiration to spruce up your profile, check out our video guide: https://support.hcommons.org/getting-started/profile/ https://t.…

Thu Aug 10 13:22:16 +0000 2017

Replying to @walshbr and @humcommons

Thank you!

Thu Aug 10 13:50:44 +0000 2017

Replying to @cane51000 and @humcommons

Thanks for letting us know! We’ll look into it and get back to you ASAP.

Thu Aug 10 14:20:37 +0000 2017

Replying to @jadedid and @tressiemcphd

Same with eyes. Why is vision not part of health?

Thu Aug 10 14:23:20 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: Hey #dh2017, people are asking for your slides and talks. Use our repo to upload / preserve, get a DOI, & we'll create a #d…

Thu Aug 10 19:10:09 +0000 2017

Replying to @terrainsvagues and @catsonatardis

Oh hey! I missed your birthday. I hope it was a great one!

Thu Aug 10 23:40:45 +0000 2017

Please do take the survey. We need your thoughts! https://twitter.com/rrkennison/status/895707129268645892

Thu Aug 10 23:43:04 +0000 2017

So, this is it. My last day at the MLA. It’s been a genuine privilege to work with fantastic colleagues and members on projects that matter.

Fri Aug 11 12:14:14 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Humanities Commons is only one of those projects, but it’s one that’s been near and dear. I’m thrilled that I’ll get to keep working on it.

Fri Aug 11 12:14:25 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

In the life of the project, today’s just another day. Our push to hit that membership milestone today has been in large part symbolic.

Fri Aug 11 12:14:40 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

But we hope that everyone interested in the future of the humanities will come join us, and that you’ll invite your colleagues to join too.

Fri Aug 11 12:14:53 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Humanities Commons is supported by scholarly societies, operating with a focus on scholars’ interests and values.

Fri Aug 11 12:15:06 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Like any membership organization, though, a peer-oriented network is only as strong as the peers who participate.

Fri Aug 11 12:15:21 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

So join us at http://hcommons.org. Build a profile, start a group, deposit & share your work. Contribute to what the humanities can be.

Fri Aug 11 12:15:33 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Thanks to all of our supporters thus far, especially @MellonFdn @NEH_ODH @jewish_studies @aseeestudies and @collegeart.

Fri Aug 11 12:15:46 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

And thanks from me to all of you, and to all my colleagues at @MLAnews. It’s been enormous fun — here’s to more ahead.

Fri Aug 11 12:16:01 +0000 2017

Replying to @sherah1918 and @sharonmleon

Thanks so much for this! I'll look forward to seeing what they might do!

Fri Aug 11 13:24:36 +0000 2017

RT @wynkenhimself: One project that I'm grateful for is @humcommons. As an unaffiliated scholar, having a resource & repository across disc…

Fri Aug 11 14:03:38 +0000 2017

RT @wynkenhimself: Here I am on @humcommons. You could be here, too! My work has gotten exposure through it, and I love having DOIs https:/…

Fri Aug 11 14:03:43 +0000 2017

RT @miriamkp: .@alison_booth and I are coordinating a special issue of PMLA on "varieties of DH." Papers due 3/18. https://www.mla.org/Publications/Journals/PMLA/Submitting-Manuscripts-to-PMLA…

Fri Aug 11 15:20:48 +0000 2017

Genius. Definitely. https://twitter.com/samplereality/status/896094865867497473

Fri Aug 11 20:17:36 +0000 2017

Congratulations @amandalicastro! https://twitter.com/briancroxall/status/896123600431759360

Fri Aug 11 21:55:08 +0000 2017

RT @nowviskie: Don't think this evil can't come to your town. Don't think it's not already there. https://twitter.com/cvillenews_desk/status/896431361308991489

Sat Aug 12 20:40:46 +0000 2017

Replying to @edrabinski

Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land tries to answer exactly this question in petrochem industry devastated SW Louisiana.

Sun Aug 13 19:53:49 +0000 2017

Replying to @edrabinski and @kdrabinski

It really is. And politically equally difficult to comprehend.

Sun Aug 13 20:01:38 +0000 2017

This thread. https://twitter.com/goldietaylor/status/896843900924698631

Sun Aug 13 22:51:20 +0000 2017

Replying to @MellonFdn and @dianne_s_harris

Dianne! Such wonderful news! Congratulations to all!

Tue Aug 15 00:01:27 +0000 2017

RT @amandalicastro: Uploaded my Cyborg Apocalypse syllabus to @humcommons as a gift to @kfitz and you should too #openaccess https://t.co/T…

Thu Aug 17 18:19:29 +0000 2017

RT @amandalicastro: Also, just deposited my #FYC #composition syllabus on @humcommons in honor of @kfitz. Feel free to reuse/remix #open ht…

Thu Aug 17 18:19:40 +0000 2017

Your input needed! https://twitter.com/rrkennison/status/898536208405540866

Fri Aug 18 14:23:27 +0000 2017

You know, my birthday is this week, and it’s a big round number, too… \(PS: There are now 9\.981 of you\!\) https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/899458974256332802

Mon Aug 21 17:54:32 +0000 2017

Have opinions about uses of #altmetrics in HSS? Two days left to take our survey! @rrkennison & I need your help. http://surveymonkey.com/r/altmetricsHSS

Wed Aug 23 14:53:18 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: Are you going to a conference this year? Tomorrow's webinar on HC + conferences is free & open to all: https://t.co/DzzKgL7…

Wed Aug 23 15:53:26 +0000 2017

Replying to @kfitz

Congratulations, @billhd! Very happy to be working with you @CALmsu. https://twitter.com/CALmsu/status/900435141566361600

Wed Aug 23 20:41:09 +0000 2017

Replying to @LizaPotts

Thanks, Liza! Really happy to be here.

Thu Aug 24 09:53:38 +0000 2017

We are super excited about this, needless to say! Now setting our sights on the next milestone… https://twitter.com/perrycollins/status/900762573053861888

Thu Aug 24 17:52:50 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: Starting in 15 minutes--join us and @aseeestudies for a webinar on making the most of your conferences! https://t.co/HX2v15…

Thu Aug 24 18:45:22 +0000 2017

RT @brettbobley: Agreed! Plus, did you know NEH white papers are deposited in @humcommons? https://hcommons.org/deposits/?tag=neh+white+papers https://twitter.com/perrycollins/status/900762573053861888

Fri Aug 25 09:02:34 +0000 2017

How are metrics used to assess research at your institution? How *should* they be used? Let us know your thoughts! https://twitter.com/rrkennison/status/901097721523838976

Fri Aug 25 15:09:11 +0000 2017

Replying to @electricarchaeo

This is *exactly* the kind of thought we want to see represented. If you haven’t responded to the survey, would you?

Fri Aug 25 15:12:16 +0000 2017

Replying to @AprilHathcock

That is the *greatest* story. Happy anniversary to them!

Mon Aug 28 18:35:04 +0000 2017

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

It is soooooo good to know there’s something to look forward to in 2018.

Wed Aug 30 16:31:04 +0000 2017

RT @humcommons: Want to add an HC icon to your social media links on your page? @diyclassics to the rescue! https://twitter.com/diyclassics/status/902899530722660352

Wed Aug 30 16:32:22 +0000 2017

Replying to @CJ_Daugherty

I am hearting this but only because there is no weeping option.

Wed Aug 30 17:19:12 +0000 2017