# 2018 07 01 tweets

After spending 14 of the last 18 days on the road, I am ecstatic to be sitting at the computer in my pajamas, finishing up some last edits on Generous Thinking. I had a great time at #CHCI18, #ELPUB2018, and #DH2019, but omg there’s no place like home. http://generousthinking.hcommons.org

Of course, it was #DH2018 I had a great time at. I may be ahead of the curve in some ways but I haven’t headed to Utrecht yet.

Best library swag ever. Thanks, @mchris4duke! #expectprivacy @mitlibraries

Huge congratulations, Jacque! I’ll be excited to see what you get up to there!

I wrapped things up on Generous Thinking this weekend, and am starting to think about what’s next. http://kfitz.info/wrapping-up/

Ha! I will be excited for both of those things!

I am hugely, hugely honored by this, @lesliekwchan! It was such a fantastic conference and I’m thrilled to have gotten to be part of it. #ELPUB2018 https://twitter.com/lesliekwchan/status/1013840364556505094

Sending all the best for the transition — I can’t wait to hear how it goes!

Huge, and well-deserved, congratulations!

Indeed! Humanities Commons is a SHARE Notify provider, so OSF has our feed. The trick is that we’re not all preprints, but I’m sure that could be dealt with…

We don’t have a specific designation for preprints, but we do have an item type designation of “article” that might work. I’m digging around to see if there are other possibilities.

Looking more closely, it appears that our OAI feed does not include item type. We’ll need to put this on our roadmap.

This is what gives me hope for the future of the institution: “These three imperatives—to keep the lessons of our current crisis in front of us, to interrogate and redress all unjust structures, and to create a culture of shared, empathetic ... http://kfitz.info/3148-2/

This is so true. It’s important to recognize those moments when the demand for consensus is a silencing of dissent. We need to know when disagreement must be allowed to linger despite the need to move forward.

These deans give me hope. Their call for a paradigm shift in higher ed is at the heart of Generous Thinking. https://generousthinking.hcommons.org/5-the-university/ https://twitter.com/CALMSU/status/1017040421845917696

Hahaha! No, I think your question is exactly the right one, and I’m not at all sure I have the answers. Maybe just one potential path forward.

Wow, this looks like a great new program. https://twitter.com/SSRC_org/status/1017068722312314881

RT @sferna109: People / Gente!!! @achdotorg is seeking peer reviewers for the inaugural ACH conference in Pittsburg in 2019. We need people…

Well, heck. We may have to make it so.

Okay, these are even cuter.

Hoo, does that status sound familiar. But yes, a definite sign of progress! Sending good retreat vibes your way.

Sending you and your family all my best thoughts, Chris.

I installed and set it up yesterday — it’s pretty fab! Not least that the developers are French, so “refresh” is “actualize.” :)

I have this far snuck into all three of my books $$those published and those forthcoming$$ by the back window. I’m not sure why I’m surprised to find that the thing I thought I would write next might not be welcoming me in via the front door. But that idea over there…?

Pondering the path forward, blog- and book-wise: http://kfitz.info/why-not-blog/

Oh my, yes. Nonlinear. Organic in its discovery practices. Yes.

Wow, this is fantastic — a lot to chew on! More as the thoughts coalesce…

I’ve been pondering this since yesterday. This overemphasis on research productivity is absolutely the case $$and an issue I’ve written a bit about$$. But my own personal case comes with a slight wrinkle:

Stepping out of the faculty and into an admin role for 6 years radically inverted my sense of what “productivity” is. And now, back in the faculty $$if in an admin\-intensive gig$$ I find myself feeling most guilty about days without meetings/reports/office face-time.

A day spent at home, or in the library, working on My Own Stuff feels like playing hooky. And it’s great! At least insofar as it makes research and writing a pleasure. But it’s still an imbalance.

Yay, happy pub day! So sorry I’m not there to celebrate with you.

Oof, I’m sort of a day early. Happy Pub Day Eve?

My modeling clay prototype for a project I hope to work on in the MSU Digital Scholarship Lab. #msudslab @humcommons

Ooh, now that is an interesting question…

RT @anniekjohn: Super interesting read. Has me thinking: are blog posts to humanists what preprints are to scientists? #scholcomm https://t…

I suspect you might find some folks among the various cohorts of CLIR postdocs. I’ve also done a bit of a back-and-forth, though my trajectory is a little different…

And this one, too. This is an issue I’m hoping to spend some time working on over the next couple of years. https://twitter.com/hcayless/status/1019675572899860481

I’ve spent the day with some smart MSU folks thinking about our Digital Presence and Public Scholarship Initiative and the ways it might help encourage more process-focused, publicly engaged, dialogic scholarly work: the core of the land-grant mission ... https://kfitz.info/3208-2/

On Monday, I spent a chunk of the day thinking with smart folks in our Digital Scholarship Lab thinking about the collaborations we might inspire and support. $$And playing with modeling clay\.$$ https://lib.msu.edu/dslab/

Insomnia is the worst. Woke up this morning at 1.52 and could not go back to sleep for anything. Finally got up and made coffee at 4.00. Tried to nap around 6.00, without much success. Am, shall we say, not at my sharpest today.

Indeed.

Sadly, my representative was not a help in this regard. That’s okay; I’ll remember this fall. https://twitter.com/HumanitiesAll/status/1019943401981202432

It failed, thank goodness. No thanks to my representative.

I didn’t whine enough before, apparently, so I’m doing it now. https://kfitz.info/insomnia/

Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that! A cruel case of adding insult to injury.

Bad news, is what I call it, if you’ve found yourself standing in front of one of those. :(

Thinking about connections across a decentralized, distributed web: https://kfitz.info/connections/

Yes, so much!

Earlier today, I did a bit of musing about the decentralized, distributed, and yet radically interconnected future that I hope scholarly communication might have, and a few small steps I’ve been taking in that direction. $$Hint: this is one of them\.$$ https://kfitz.info/connections/

I’ll look forward to following!

Yes, exactly! And http://kfitz.info is Reclaim-hosted, so it’s very much of a piece.

It’s an open question, but one that I think these protocols $$Solid/Webmentions$$ are pointing toward: ways of building intentional online conversations and communities.

Somewhere this all connects around to @dancohen’s post the other day on what email got right: https://dancohen.org/2018/07/17/in-praise-of-email/

Thanks for that link, Kathi — just goes to show that the problem isn’t a new one, at all, and that lots of us are trying to figure out a better path. I’ll look forward to seeing your new site!

More thinking this morning about the distributed web: Feeds and Gardens. https://kfitz.info/feeds-and-gardens/

Replying to @jgmac1106, @aaronpk and @ChrisAldrich

Ooh, thanks for that link! That’s Aperture that Aaron is writing about?

Replying to @jgmac1106, @aaronpk and @ChrisAldrich

Hey, I resemble that remark.

From earlier today, thinking about RSS and cultivating community on the decentralized web: Feeds and Gardens. https://kfitz.info/feeds-and-gardens/

Thank you!

More smart thinking on feeds and the decentralized web. https://twitter.com/samplereality/status/1021529767152103426

RT @K_Leonard_PhD: Also, my next book is going to be published on @humcommons and be 100% open access for everyone. Yes, it's still going t…

For the last week-plus, I’ve had The Bee Gees’ “Nights on Broadway” on repeat in my head. It’s not the worst earworm I’ve ever had, but it did finally drive me to look up the lyrics so I had something more coherent than “Blay menemah $$blay menemah$$ mmhm nights on Broadway…”

Happy to share! :)

You know, for years my earworm cure has been one rousing chorus of “Lonesome Loser.” For some reason it drives whatever’s in there out without sticking. But I haven’t deployed it, which seems to imply I’m enjoying the infestation.

Thinking this morning about social commitments as a prerequisite for sustainability. https://kfitz.info/sustainability-and-solidarity/

I’m mostly thinking about complex systems. But even simpler ones can have hidden complexities, making it difficult for a single organization to commit resources to their ongoing maintenance.

RT @samplereality: Did you know? Humanities Commons' CORE has an RSS feed $$https://hcommons\.org/deposits/feed/$$, making it easy to see new deposits, li…

I just finished Track Changes this weekend and can absolutely vouch for this. It’s a compellingly structured and engagingly written book that propels you through its arguments and interventions. https://twitter.com/mkirschenbaum/status/1022169356350971907

Speaking from $$very, very$$ recent experience: this is HARD. https://twitter.com/mkirschenbaum/status/1022174710212317185

Word to the wise: Gutenberg, at least at the moment, does not permit writing in Markdown. Nor does it accept incoming Markdown from, say, http://micro.blog. Ask me how I know. https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/

So, trying this again: I posted a few preliminary thoughts this morning about the relationship between sustainability and solidarity. I’d love to hear your ideas, and in particular suggestions for things I ought to be reading. https://kfitz.info/sustainability-and-solidarity/

Fantastic — this is super helpful!

This strikes me as *spectacularly* ill-timed. https://twitter.com/Dropbox/status/1022183927308419072

Indeed!

Seriously one of the two best things I read last year. https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1022548399609065472

I think I can say, but we’ll find out: @tressiemcphd’s Lower Ed. https://twitter.com/gmbritton/status/1022550393048457218

I totally believe you!

The WP-Markdown plugin does the trick — assuming you’re not also using the Gutenberg plugin.

New tools become tenable only if the attendant social organization of labor changes in concert with the development of the tools, if adjustments are made to the ways that labor and expertise are divided and that resources and rewards are distributed. ... https://kfitz.info/3268-2/

Dear Internet Services That Allow Account Creation Via Self-Reported Email Addresses:

For the love of Pete, please require email verification before creating the account.

Love,
Not the @kfitz who created & is using that @TripAdvisor account, but the one who will be deleting it.

RT @cplong: Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem $$TOME$$ data repository: http://cplong.net/scholcomm/toward-an-open-monograph-ecosystem-tome-data-repository/