I often use threads that I see on Friendfeed as a source for my posts. I tried once to cross-post conversations I mark there to Twitter but Peta bought it to my attention that, as I was locked there, she couldn’t follow the links. Automating cross posting can be fraught. I have an RSS feed from my discussions in FF to my GReader. The feed seems to break from time to time and a conversation that I thought was a DM appeared there. So I thought I would try a sort of edited summary link post to bring to your attention conversations of recent interest there. It’s way more time consuming but less dangerous. Unfortunately I haven’t yet found a way to embed these conversations on a WordPress.com blog (no iframe embed allowed) but I have tested these links and you should be able to follow them without joining up.
As with all social networks the value lies in the people that you follow. On Friendfeed I have managed to find a community of librarian and scientists both interested in scholarly communication and both contributing to a joint conversation. The links here are to the threads not the source posts as it’s the conversations that are of interest and often contain links themselves. Unfortunately the titles do not necessarily give an indication of the turn that conversations can take.
So conversations that you may find of interest from the last couple of weeks:
- Peer review provides £209,976,000 public subsidy to commercial publishers
- Useful use of wordle to help folks decide which presentations they want to see
- Create your own Google Scholar RSS feed
- Web of Science Campus Letter | Robertson Library
- Abundance Obsoletes Peer Review, so Drop It
- Boycotting Nature?
- The mefites discuss reports from the front on the war between UC and Nature
- Why not submit your scientific poster or presentation to a public repository?
- @rdmpage: My God is the science publishing system broken. Why can’t I just submit a list of DOIs cited, rather than fuss with bibliographic formats?
- Stunningly high proposed price hike by Nature Publishing 4 Univ o California, may boycott
There were others that originated from locked accounts that I can’t link to. If I had more time I should find a way to format these better to attribute the post authors and post commentary about why they were interesting to me. Let me know if you find this useful and I may make this a regular thing and solve those issues. Mind you this was a particularly interesting couple of weeks in the scholarly publishing/library space.
And one last one not on scholarly publishing but that I liked – please follow the link- the last comment I found relevant.
And I know I owe you all another post for yesterday. Mea culpa.