# 2017 12 01 tweets

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One can fantasize at this point about a whole flood of lawsuits from the Ds arguing that all action on presidential orders $$Including the signing of bills$$ must be held until it’s determined whether or not the president is a foreign agent, right? #please?

I went to grad school in NYC in the mid-90s. Every last one of us who wasn’t independently wealthy was working at least one outside job just to eat. +

This is not a “I had it just as bad as you did!” It’s more “all those reforms of grad funding that were going to make it better for those after me — didn’t.”

Woke up this morning remembering how nice it was to be really, really sad about losing David Bowie and Prince, rather than about the complete unraveling of the republic.

That’s… persuasive.

Being back in a faculty gig this fall has meant getting to do a good bit more reading, of late mostly some research into the future of higher ed.

In the last few weeks I read three books in a row that have profoundly affected the ways I look at my work: @cnewf’s The Great Mistake, @ayjay’s How to Think, and @tressiemcphd’s Lower Ed.

Replying to @cnewf, @ayjay and @tressiemcphd

I cannot say enough about them. The three will be with me for quite some time.

Absolutely. A huge part of what’s valuable for me in his book is finding ways to disagree profoundly and yet continue some kind of conversation.

Yep. The list came from the Committee on Information Technology: https://infotech.mla.hcommons.org/2017/mla-2018-digital-work-sessions/

Oh excellent! I’ll look forward to seeing you there.

She is, indeed! Congrats, @alicetiara!!! https://twitter.com/sivavaid/status/937726666343878657

RT @NEHgov: The NEH congratulates the Humanities Commons on their first Birthday! Discover the latest open-access scholarship and teaching…

We’re one! Reflections on our first year from the team and some friends are up at http://team.hcommons.org https://twitter.com/NEHgov/status/937735545018568704

RT @humcommons: We’re ONE! Check out our team blog, with new posts every day this week from our team, our members, and our fans! https://t.…

It’s been a year — and even in some good ways. https://team.hcommons.org/2017/12/04/this-year/

Thanks, Susan!

RT @terrainsvagues: You guys, @humcommons turns one this week. It’s been quite the ride. We’ll be sharing blog posts from team members and…

RT @humcommons: “I strongly believe that the humanities needs a trusted, library-quality repository on the web that is run by the scholarly…

RT @NEH_ODH: Congratulations, Humanities Commons! Check out today's 5 new @humcommons blog posts to mark the occasion, including one from…

Thanks, Dan! I hope all is well where you are.

RT @humcommons: We’re continuing our first birthday celebrations today with posts from @terrainsvagues (on the scholarly communication smor…

More Humanities Commons birthday week posts today, including technical lead Eric Knappe on preserving the NEH white papers in CORE: https://team.hcommons.org/2017/12/06/doing-what-you-can/

There isn’t — and there should be! We’ll see what we can put together. Thanks for the suggestion!

Not really. In the CommentPress Core settings, you can disable CP on posts, for instance, which makes the blog more blog-like, but it still uses the same theme $$just regular commenting$$.

Yeah, I think that’s a limitation of available plugins right now. I’ve been looking for more options; I’ll let you know if I find anything!

Wait: generally commentable or paragraph-level commentable?

Pages should be able to be set as commentable! In the dashboard, in the list of all pages, if you hit “quick edit” under a page title, is the “allow comments” box ticked?

No prob. That box has gone hiding from me in the past :)

RT @kate_sonka: Hey y'all! Here's your chance to do amazing #a11y and #edtech work with @CALmsu, @MSUBroadCollege, and yours truly! Feel fr…

Ah, enjoy!

RT @terrainsvagues: Agreed! Had just selected the very same part of her post to tweet. Thanks, @annetiquate, for shepherding this growing @…

RT @humcommons: Read our $$twitter\-shy$$ dev Ryan on why we implemented global search on our @cbox platform, & how we hope it might help impr…

Sorry to miss being there this morning!

On my way to DCA for #cni17f. Looking forward to connecting with scholcomm projects and colleagues. $$PS: I have @humcommons stickers, hmu\.$$

Cliff Lynch mentions scalability in moving from prototype to implementation as a key issue in scholarly communication — one thing we’re focused on this year at @humcommons. #cni17f

This is a seriously 2017 overview. #cni17f #needadrink

Fascinating results from an initial survey of library spending on OA, as part of @in4open initiative to build collective action. #cni17f

“Critics say.” No, @washingtonpost, the tweet IS an act of sexual harassment. #metoo https://twitter.com/mkirschenbaum/status/940660259710005250

I have thought that EVERY TIME.

I’m so sorry. I cannot imagine.

Or adjuncts, whose institutions often won’t archive their work.

Congratulations!!!

RT @mlastyle: MLA style: I'm going to document the meme I cite in my paper in proper MLA style.

Evil MLA style: Or just link to it.

Fin…

Replying to @cpcore, @veek and @humcommons

Ooh, nice. That would be super helpful.

RT @humcommons: Hi #AJS2017! Come visit us in the exhibit hall & learn about AJS Commons, a not-for-profit scholarly network and open acces…

Huge congratulations, @kshkim and @beccaquon — so well-deserved! https://twitter.com/CLIRDLF/status/942819393377067014

RT @wynkenhimself: Starting off my day with a little weeping. https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/943459778885545986

A fabulous opportunity to work with an amazing, committed community. https://twitter.com/nowviskie/status/943534188015341568

I’m so sorry. It’s all been very intensely personal, and painful. I’ll be thinking about you.

RT @kmapesy: The @CALMSU office in the Digital Scholarship Lab is under construction! #msudh

Thanks so much to everyone who has given me feedback and support in developing the project thus far. I'm really looking forward to the next phase!

I'm in the midst of wrapping up the draft and planning the open review process, which we'll host at Humanities Commons. @humcommons

I am delighted to get to tell you today that Generous Thinking is officially under contract with Johns Hopkins UP! @JHUPress @gmbritton http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/generous-thinking-the-university-and-the-public-good/

This is a super exciting project. Congrats @DawnOpel and @jrhodes! #MSUDH https://twitter.com/CALMSU/status/943580726863237120

Replying to @LibSkrat, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks! I’m pretty excited about it, and really looking forward to the discussion.

Replying to @dancohen, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Dan!

Aw, thank you. I hope I can live up to that!

Thanks, Tim!

Thanks, Whitney! I’m looking forward to the project being out there.

Replying to @JenHoward, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to it, too.

Replying to @abbistani, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Ha! Seemed like a good moment to enlarge my brand. :)

Replying to @mkgold, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Matt!

I cannot tell you how much that means to me, Alan — How to Think and The Pleasures of Reading have been important touchstones in the project!

Thanks, Ethan! I’m looking forward to having it out there.

Replying to @BerondaM, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks so much, Beronda! Working on this project has been such a positive experience — I can’t wait to share it!

I could not agree more!

Replying to @peripatesis, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thank you!

Thanks so much! I’m really thrilled about the conversations that lie ahead.

That’s the way: share the thing! https://twitter.com/BerondaM/status/943899003418181632

Replying to @fraistat, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Neil!

Thank you! I’ll look forward to continuing the discussion.

Replying to @seedpods, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thank you!

Replying to @nkelber, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks so much!

Thanks, Danica!

Replying to @jbj, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Me too!

Thanks, Katina! I’m very much looking forward to it as well!

Replying to @philnel, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Phil!

RT @JHUPress: We couldn't have better news to end the year! https://twitter.com/kfitz/status/943860181674414080

$$That was a blatant yay\-me RT, I admit it\. But yay me\!$$

Thanks, Jeff! I’m looking forward to getting the project out there!

Replying to @abhumphreys, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Alex! I’m quite excited about it, and looking forward to getting the discussion started.

Thanks, Liza!

Replying to @CathyNDavidson, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks so much, Cathy. Looking forward to the conversation ahead!

Thanks, Jason!

Replying to @sharonmleon, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Sharon!

Replying to @lynnegoldstein, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Lynne!

Replying to @walshbr, @JHUPress and @gmbritton

Thanks, Brandon! I’m looking forward to the conversation.

As I’m wrapping up the last chapter of Generous Thinking, I’m pondering the potential for recentering the university as a community in itself as well as in connection to the broader community.

If you have good examples, let me know? I'd be most grateful.

I'd like to look at as many experiments in that kind of institutional recentering as possible: how they're imagined, how they're structured, how they're received.

Thanks for these suggestions, Sherman!

Both? Probably? But mostly I need to look at some examples of real experimentation — the university stretching beyond itself, building bridges, becoming outwardly rather than inwardly focused.

Just to clarify my thoughts here a bit: I’m hoping to examine experimental initiatives in which the university stretches beyond itself, builds bridges, becomes outwardly rather than inwardly focused.

So examples might be @CALMSU’s Citizen Scholars program $$http://www\.cal\.msu\.edu/citizenscholars$$. Or @UMBCHumanities’s Baltimore Stories project $$https://dreshercenter\.umbc\.edu/multiple\-communities\-multiple\-stories/$$.

Thank you for the kind words!

Ooh excellent. Thank you for the pointer!

Oh PERFECT!

I have been biting my tongue, but can’t continue to do so. What those of you passing around that open letter about the MLA’s data sharing practices haven’t been told is that the org has informed the author repeatedly that it’s developing a new platform with an open API +

that is designed support exactly the kind of research the author wants to do. That sort of development takes time, and the org has asked for $$and obviously not received$$ his patience.

There’s more to be said about valuing the work that a non-profit scholarly organization undertakes to support the profession and research within it appropriately, but I’m just going to leave it there.

Exactly. And one really tires of the leap to public outrage.

I’m referring to past precedents but mostly right now wanting to look at contemporary experiments…

Tell me more?

Thanks for this, Paige! It’s an ongoing frustration, and one that I can be a little more up-front about now that I am back on the scholar side of things.

Andrew, I was copied on multiple email messages in which my former colleagues told you what they were working toward. You would not hear them.

And scholarly orgs do have a responsibility to make data as open as they can while still making it possible to do the work. And producing something like the Bib requires a LOT of work.

So the MLA, as my colleagues told you, is seeking a sustainable means of making the data open to researchers. But it’s an enormous, expensive project. And the org has a responsibility to the field as a whole to ensure that it, and the project, can survive.

You are the one blaming the org, Andrew.

By all means.

I would love to hear about that! More TK.

Replying to @lesliekwchan, @buddhall and @RTandon_PRIA

Thanks for this, Leslie! I certainly don’t mean “recentering” in the sense of “returning to the center” — rather, I’m thinking about a new focus within the university.

Replying to @lesliekwchan, @buddhall and @RTandon_PRIA

And that kind of partnership is exactly what I’m writing about! I’ll look forward to continuing this conversation.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s amazing! 🍾🎉💃

I am really, really sorry to hear this. I came late to Kinsey Millhone but just adore her. https://twitter.com/AP/status/946826809454325760

One of my favorite moments is when VI Warshawski says how jealous she is of Kinsey Millhone’s ability to keep organized. :)

I remember seeing those on your shelves and COVETING.

I just got a pile of email notifications from Diaspora reminding me of several friends’ birthdays. Alas, none of their birthdays are actually today.

Also, I totally forgot about Diaspora.

Pardon me. Diaspora*.

Though at least there were once things happening on MySpace. $$PS: Happy New Year\!$$