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Next week, the eScience Centre celebrates the launch of the Research Software Directory!

The Directory is a big deal for accessibility and transparency in #ResearchSoftware - stoked to have played a small part in supporting its release.

Details on the event here:

Research Software Directory Launch, Nov 22, 2022 | Research Software Community Leiden

CfP Special Issue of Teknokultura: Emergence of critical experimental practices in publishing and digital posthumanities | Teknokultura. Revista de Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales

Hmm, a researcher contacted us to ask about Frontiers's request to submit a list of 30-40 potential authors with emails regarding a special issue they're contributing to (as a guest editor?), and they're wondering about the data protections and privacy regulations (GDPR). This is beyond my expertise (and the question was also addressed to our data protections officer so I'm hoping they will provide an answer), but I'm wondering if this is a common practice with publishers? #OpenAccess

FeDiHum is a brand new instance on the #fediverse devoted to #academicChatter among "researchers, teachers, students, and those interested in the field of #DigitalHumanities" – run by the fine folks at @DHd

This weekend, we’re hosting this year’s Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon. Register to join in person, or watch the livestream:

Way too warm for November, but a wonderful autumn-y late-afternoon mood here today in Somerset ... love it when the fog slowly takes over the valleys, and Glastonbury Tor still clearly visible on the horizon.

Update. Two days ago I asked for help pushing the primary @oatp feed to #Mastodon.

I'm happy to report a solution. #OATP ( already pushes its primary feed to #Twitter ( I'm now using the open-source #MOA Bridge ( to repost the OATP tweets as toots.

I thank @moaparty for its tool and thank @rrrichardzach for the suggestion.

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Okay, an #introduction . My name is Ronald Snijder, and I spend a lot of time working on #OpenAccess for #books. Working for the OAPEN Foundation (, and managing and

The thing about Twitter is that it really lacks a lot of the features you'd expect from a true Mastodon replacement.

For example, there's no way to edit your toots (which they, confusingly call "tweets"—let's face it, it's a bit of a silly name that's difficult to take seriously).

"Tweets" can't be covered by a content warning. There's no way to let the poster know you like their tweet without also sharing it, and no bookmark feature.

There's no way to set up your own instance, and you're basically stuck on a single instance of Twitter. That means there's no community moderators you can reach out to to quickly resolve issues. Also, you can't de-federate instances with a lot of problematic content.

It also doesn't Integrate with other fediverse platforms, and I couldn't find the option to turn the ads off.

Really, Twitter has made a good start, but it will need to add a lot of additional features before it gets to the point where it becomes a true Mastodon replacement for most users.

#twitter #mastodon #twittermigration

Useful. Who sees what, and why, on Mastodon. *You* are the algorithm.

How to Make the Fediverse Your Own:

A love letter for the Twitter exodus from your friends at

Hi, we are sub\urban. We are an academic journal for critical urban research. We are open-access, scholar-led and we publish (mainly) in German.
Happy to be here!

Humanities Commons Launches Mastodon Server Open to Scholars

such a smart move! I am so excited for this server and all the people using it. 🥰 🥰

Instead of uploading video directly in your Mastodon post, consider finding a peertube instance, uploading it there, and linking it in your Mastodon post.

Peertube will play directly in your Mastodon post.

Peertube works by distributing the load of the video to all viewers who are currently watching the video (bittorrent in the browser!).

Therefore it does not stress any individual server including your current Mastodon instance.

NOTE: Because it is bittorrent in the browser, your peers can see your IP address. - Consider that in your threat model and address as needed.
#feditips #peertube #videos

"All your data are belong to us: the weaponisation of library usage data and what we can do about it!" #data #libraries

Timely paper on #Mastodon and 'innovations in #platform
governance that go beyond the corporate/alt-right platform dichotomy' by @robertwgehl & Diana Zulli

Mastodon exclusive:
Have a site (lit database, library catalog, magazine, newspaper...) that you wish worked w #Zotero but doesn't?
I'll add import translators for the first 5 requested sites to Zotero before the end of the year. (Non-English sites very welcome, contingent on feasibility)

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