[Air-L] Aaron's memorial - Air-L Digest, Vol 102, Issue 12
jschneider at pobox.com
Tue Jan 15 05:18:38 PST 2013
Since the list is archived, there already is a link. For danah's post, e.g.:
Thanks, danah, for putting to words what many of us were thinking.
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:10 AM, Natalya Godbold <ngodbold at gmail.com> wrote:
> danah, could you write this into a blog so I can send the link to my
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM, danah boyd <aoir.z3z at danah.org> wrote:
> > Forgive me for laughing, but there's a huge irony in all of this. Aaron
> > hated PDF. It is a commercial proprietary format that cannot be easily
> > parsed by bots. If your goal is to honor Aaron, don't just make your work
> > human readable; make it machine readable by using a text-based markup
> > language. Think: HMTL.
> > To the broader issues, you'd be amazed at how often you can negotiate
> > copyright with publishers if you try. Not all. Sage is particularly
> > unpleasant. But I've worked hard to keep copyright whenever possible and
> > have succeeded more often than I expected. It's also possible to
> > alternative licensing agreements with publishers or agreements that have
> > expiration dates where they revert to you. You just need to be proactive
> > about this. But if you look in many of your contracts, you'll see that
> > there's a three year expiration. Some even have an allowance for
> > on websites owned by your employer as the default. Read the legal forms
> > you sign when it comes to your work.
> > No matter what, if you're a scholar, make a darn website that lists all
> > your publications. Make it easy for search engines to find you and your
> > work, even if you can't put the article itself online. If you aren't just
> > publishing for the social capital and status games of academia, you have
> > responsibility to try to make it easier for the public (including the
> > machine public) to know about your work. Getting the articles out there
> > important but we all know there are institutional bullies that prevent
> > from being easy. But you can still do a lot to make your work broadly
> > accessible by making it easily findable both for curious humans and
> > machines. This isn't perfect, but it's a better machine-readable
> > organization scheme than just linking to articles on Twitter under an
> > ephemeral hashtag.
> > danah
> Natalya Godbold
> PhD Candidate (Human Information Behaviour / Health Communication)
> Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
> University of Technology, Sydney
> Autonomous, Responsible, Alone (Interdisciplinary Press):
> Social Information Research (Emerald)
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