Why you can believe in and be doing a great job of open access, but still not be willing to fully implement Plan S: programminghistorian.org/posts

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Whiteness in libraries 

This document about how white culture manifests in predominantly white organizations is very eye opening and helping me parse out some of my understanding about how this is operationalized especially in libraries collectiveliberation.org/wp-co

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Currently reading "Building a Critical Culture: How Critical Librarianship Falls Short in the Workplace" by Jennifer Ferretti.

or how much of attempting critical practice is reading, theory, etc., and how much gets dropped in terms of our relationships to each other


An open letter to the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) on racism in fandom, calling for them to take action to make the Archive of Our Own (AO3) a safer place for Black and Indigenous fans: docs.google.com/document/d/e/2

Wow, my partner was explaining that one of his rings was a Sankofa design, based on Adinkra cloth symbols and sent me a link with more information: adinkra.org/htmls/adinkra_inde
Taking a look, I realised that the symbols used for the chapter headings in Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, which I'm currently reading, are Adinkra symbols, and the meanings of the symbols relate to the person in that chapter.

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Just attended a meeting with a research project group in which they chose a hashtag for the project and decided to attribute all publications arising from the project to the hashtag. Disrupt the scholarly publication system!

Anyone interested in joining an AU/NZ chapter of AI4LAM (artificial intelligence for libraries, archives, and museums) can sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

Thanks for the interesting discussion this evening everyone!

With regards to just getting on with it without waiting for government, this is what marginalised communities have been doing for a very long time. Current systems of democracy (and policing) fail many groups of people in society and many of us take care of our own and have been doing since forever.

I hadn't read the underlying theory before, but it seems to fit quite nicely with the transition town movement, which aims to build up local community networks for climate resilience.

Interesting that the question is about how things look, not how things are. That suggests thinking about what is visible, not the hidden underlying structures. The old white men in suits and ties are what's visible now and that would have to change to make room for a much wider range of people. But what are the structures underneath that enable this?

Hi all in the group. I'm Gene, living on Boon Wurrung land. I have a migraine tonight, so may not be that articulate.

Was just wondering if *I'd* got the time of the discussion wrong

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Free online event:

"Developing and Delivering #Indigenous #Queer Studies"

Wed, 24 June 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AEST


"Presented by Andrew Farrel, Indigenous Early Career Academic Fellow, Department of Indigenous Studies , Macquarie University. Andrew's research is multidisciplinary with a focus on #Aboriginal LGBTIQ gender and sexualities, media and online studies, and drag performance."

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It only took 12 years, but I finally have legal documents issued by two of the three countries of which I am a citizen that affirm I am who I say I am. Which means there are no more legal impediments to me and my partner getting married. (Let's just ignore the third country and the public health and religious impediments to having the wedding we actually want...)

Useful resources on best practices in digital archiving, ethically documenting protest, and safely organising online: rhizome.org/editorial/2020/jun

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