El extraño caso de los archivos reaparecidos / The Strange Case of the Reappeared Archives: Carta Abierta/Open Letter: Periódico de Poesía 2007-2018

[Leer y firmar carta aquí / read sign the letter here]

 

[English version below]

[He compartido aquí esta carta abierta para que quede registro de su existencia. Cuando recibí noticia de esta carta, iniciada por Jorge Fondebrider, el 29 de enero, el archivo de los números 2007-2018 del Periódico de Poesía no estaba disponible de manera clara y visible al visitar https://periodicodepoesia.unam.mx/.  Para mayor contexto sobre la genealogía de este misterioso caso de archivos desaparecidos y reaparecidos, ver el post de Jorge en https://buenosairespoetry.com/2019/01/30/carta-abierta-las-razones-de-un-texto-y-muchas-firmas-jorge-fondebrider/.

Es mi opinión que este es un caso que deja claro que cuestiones de infraestructura académica y humanística, que son casos de arquitectura de la información, son casos políticos. El diseño es político. Lo es porque este es un caso de mal diseño de la interface y del archivo, dejando 10 años (y probablemente más años) de trabajo humanísitico a la intemperie, en riesgo constante de accidente y desaparición. Por eso la carta sigue siendo relevante, pues la reaparición de los archivos desaparecidos no soluciona el problema: es hora de llamar a un experto en ciencias de la información (¡un bibliotecario y archivista!) para que ponga en orden las cosas en el sitio del Periódico de Poesía. Su futuro depende de que eso pase.

I have shared here this open letter for the record. At the time we began collecting the initial signatures, the 2007-2018 issues of Periódico de Poesía were not clearly and visibly available when visiting https://periodicodepoesia.unam.mx/. A day later, once the word had spread, they suddenly reappeared on its home page. For more context on the genealogy of this strange case of disappeared and reappeared archives, please read Jorge’s post at https://buenosairespoetry.com/2019/01/30/carta-abierta-las-razones-de-un-texto-y-muchas-firmas-jorge-fondebrider/.

In my opinion this is a case that proves that issues of academic infrastructure, which are issues of information architecture, are political issues. In other words, information architecture is political. Design is political. It is political because bad interface and archive design are endangering cultural heritage (particularly, but not only, in the Global South). The open letter below is still relevant because the sudden reappearance of the missing archives does not solve the main issue: it is time to call an information professional (a librarian and archivist!) to put things in order at the Periódico de Poesía site. Its future depends on it.]

Los abajo firmantes solicitamos a la UNAM volver a poner a disposición del público el archivo completo del Periódico de Poesía abierta y formalmente en línea, incluyendo todos los números publicados entre 2007 y 2018, los cuales hasta hace poco no aparecían en su archivo en línea, o aparecen/aparecían en locaciones confusas o poco adecuadas del sitio.

The undersigned request UNAM makes the complete archive of Periódico de Poesía (including all the issues published between 2007 and 2018, which until very recently were missing or misplaced) openly available to the public again in an appropriate location within the whole archive.

Para mayor contexto / more context at: https://buenosairespoetry.com/2019/01/30/carta-abierta-las-razones-de-un-texto-y-muchas-firmas-jorge-fondebrider/

[Firmar carta aquí / sign the letter here]

 

Periódico de Poesía: https://periodicodepoesia.unam.mx/

Texto completo de la carta abierta y firmantes iniciales / Full Open Letter in Spanish and initial signataries:

 

Carta Abierta

Periódico de Poesía 2007-2018: Solicitamos volver a poner a disposición del público el archivo completo del Periódico de Poesía en línea de manera formal, segura, sustentable y permanente.

Los abajo firmantes, colaboradores y lectores del Periódico de Poesía de la UNAM entre 2007 y 2018, solicitamos encarecidamente que se vuelva a poner a disposición del público, en formato PDF así como en HTML (ya que el Periódico también publicaba material interactivo) la totalidad de los números publicados en ese periodo, que actualmente no se encuentran donde corresponde, que es en el “Archivo de épocas anteriores de Periódico de Poesía” (http://www.archivopdp.unam.mx/index.php/del-papel-a-pdf).

Habiéndolos publicado ad honorem, los colaboradores entendemos que la única compensación posible por nuestros trabajos es permitir que los lectores, pasados, presentes y futuros, puedan acceder libremente al fruto de nuestros esfuerzos. Así mismo, dada la actual fragilidad del archivo, solicitamos que la UNAM resguarde todos los números del Periódico de Poesía de manera formal en su repositorio institucional, para así asegurar que el contenido esté disponible de manera segura, sustentable y permanente.

Nos sentimos orgullosos de haber colaborado en el Periódico de Poesía y de que nuestra labor sea parte de su patrimonio. Pedimos entonces que la UNAM atienda nuestro reclamo y corrija esta situación.

Atentamente,

[Firmar carta aquí / sign the letter here]

Firmantes iniciales:

ADOLFO CASTAÑÓN (México)
ALEJANDRO SANDOVAL ÁVILA (México)
ALEXIS GÓMEZ ROSA (Rep. Dominicana)
ALFONSO ALEGRE (España)
ALFONSO OREJEL SORIA (México)
ALICIA GARCÍA BERGUA (México)
ÁLVARO VALVERDE (España)
ANA FRANCO (México)
ANDRÉS EHRENHAUS (Argentina)
ANNA CROWE (Escocia)
ANTONIO MARTÍN ALBALATE (España)
ARGEL CORPUS (México)
ARMANDO ROA VIAL (Chile)
AURELIO MAJOR (España/México/Canadá)
BÁRBARA BELLOC (Argentina)
BERNARDO RUÍZ (México)
BLANCA STREPPONI (Argentina / Venezuela)
BRENDA RÍOS (México)
CARLA FAESLER (México)
CARLOS LÓPEZ (México)
CARLOS LÓPEZ BELTRÁN (México)
CARLOS MAPES (México)
CARLOS VITALE (Argentina)
CARMEN SÁNCHEZ (México)
CITLALI GUERRERO (México)
CLAUDIA LUNA FUENTES (México)
CLAUDIA MELNIK (Argentina)
CORAL BRACHO (México)
DANA GELINAS (México)
DANIEL GOLDIN HALFON (México)
DARÍO JARAMILLO (Colombia)
DIANA BELLESSI (Argentina)
EDUARDO ESPINA (Uruguay)
EDUARDO GARCÍA AGUILAR (Colombia)
EDUARDO HURTADO (México)
EDUARDO MILÁN (Uruguay/México)
EDUARDO MOGA (España)
EDWARD HIRSCH (Estados Unidos)
ELIOT WEINBERGER (Estados Unidos)
ENRIQUE JUNCOSA (España)
ENRIQUE WINTER (Chile)
ERNESTO PRIEGO (México/Reino Unido)
FABIO JURADO VALENCIA (Colombia)
FABIO MORÁBITO (México)
FERNANDO HERRERA GÓMEZ (Colombia)
FRANCISCO JOSÉ CRUZ (España)
FRANCISCO SEGOVIA (México)
GASTÓN ALEJANDRO MARTÍNEZ SALDIERNA (México)
GERARDO PINA (México)
GOYA GUTIÉRREZ (España)
GUSTAVO GUERRERO (Venezuela)
GWEN KIRKPATRICK (Estados Unidos)
HARRYETTE MULLEN (Estados Unidos)
HÉCTOR CARRETO (México)
HÉLÈNE CARDONA (Estados Unidos/España)
HERMANN BELLINGHAUSEN (México)
HUGH HAZELTON (Estados Unidos)
IGNACIO DI TULIO (Argentina)
INÉS GARLAND (Argentina)
JAN DE JAGER (Argentina)
JOHN BURNSIDE (Escocia)
JORGE AGUILAR MORA (México)
JORGE AULICINO (Argentina – Premio Nacional de Poesía)
JORGE FONDEBRIDER (Argentina)
JORGE VALDÉZ DÍAZ-VÉLEZ (México)
JOSÉ CARLOS CATAÑO (Canarias-Cataluña)
JOSÉ LUIS BOBADILLA (México)
JOSÉ MARÍA ESPINASA (México)
JOSÉ RAMÓN RIPOLL (España)
JUAN ANTONIO MASOLIVER (España)
JUAN ANTONIO MONTIEL (México/España)
JUAN ARABIA (Argentina)
JUAN CARLOS ABRIL (España)
JUAN CARLOS MARSET (España)
JUAN ESMERIO NAVARRO (México)
JULIA PIERA (España)
JULIÁN HERBERT (México)
JULIO ORTEGA (Perú)
KATHERINE SILVER (Estados Unidos)
LOREA CANALES (México)
LUCRECIA ORENSANZ (México)
LUIS ARMENTA MALPICA (México)
LUIS BRAVO (Uruguay)
LUIS CORTES BARGALLÓ (México)
LUIS MIGUEL AGUILAR (México)
MAGNUS WILLIAM-OLSSON (Suecia)
MARCOS RICARDO BARNATÁN (España)
MARÍA RIVERA (México)
MARINA SERRANO (Argentina)
MARIO CAMPAÑA (Ecuador)
MARIO MONTALBETTI (Perú)
MARK SCHAFER (Estados Unidos)
MARTÍN ESPADA (Estados Unidos)
MATT BROGAN (Estados Unidos)
MERCEDES ÁLVAREZ (Argentina)
MICAELA CHIRIF (Perú)
MICHAEL O’LOUGHLIN (Irlanda)
MIGUEL ÁNGEL PETRECCA (Argentina)
MIGUEL ÁNGEL ZAPATA (Perú)
MIGUEL CASADO (España)
PEDRO POITEVIN (Estados Unidos)
RAFAEL JOSÉ DÍAZ (España)
RICHARD GWYN (Gales)
RODICA GRIGORE (Rumania)
RODOLFO MATA (México)
SAMUEL BOSSINI (Argentina)
SERGIO GASPAR (España)
SILVANA FRANZETTI (Argentina)
SILVIA CAMEROTTO (Argentina)
SILVIA EUGENIA CASTILLERO (México)
SONIA HERNÁNDEZ (España)
SUSANA CABUCHI (Argentina)
SUSANNA RAFART (España)
TANYA HUNTINGTON (Estados Unidos)
TERESA ARIJÓN (Argentina)
TOM POW (Escocia)
VERÓNICA GROSSI (México)
VERÓNICA ZONDEK (Chile)
VÍCTOR RODRÍGUEZ NÚÑEZ (Cuba)
W. H. HERBERT (Escocia)
XANATH CARAZA (México)
XIMENA ATRISTAIN LÓPEZ (México)
VICTOR SOTO FERREL (Tijuana, México)
YOLANDA PANTIN (Venezuela)
ZAZIL COLLINS (México)

 

[Firmar carta aquí / sign the letter here]

Reference

Fondebrider, Jorge; Priego, Ernesto; et al. (2019): Carta Abierta/Open Letter: Periódico de Poesía 2007-2018. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.7657976.v1

 

#rfringe17: Top 230 Terms in Tweetage

 

 

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tl; dr

Repository Fringe is a gathering for repository managers and others interested in research data repositories and publication repositories.

I collected an archive of #rfringe17, containing 1118 Tweet IDs. I then analysed the text in the tweets with Voyant Tools to identify most frequent terms and manually refined the results to 230 terms.

I collected an archive of #rfringe17 tweets using TAGS. The key stats from the archive:

Number of Tweets in Archive 1,118
Number of usernames in Archive 215
First Tweet Collected 26/07/2017 14:58:12
Last Tweet Collected 05/08/2017 08:00:06

From http://www.repositoryfringe.org/:

Repository Fringe is a gathering for repository managers and others interested in research data repositories and publication repositories. Participation is a key element – the event is designed to encourage all attendees to share their repository experiences and expertise.

2017 marks the 10th Repo Fringe where we will be celebrating progress we have made over the last 10 years to share content beyond borders and debating future trends and challenges.

It took place in Edinburgh,  3 – 4 August 2017.

If you are not new to this blog you will then guess that I could not resist running the text of the tweets collected through Voyant Tools to obtain the term counts in the corpus with their Terms tool. As usual I applied the English stop words filter which I customised to include Twitter-specific terms (such as https, t.co, etc.) and the list of usernames.

I then manually refined the resulting data to remove smileys and any remaining usernames (some might have survived as it’s hard to disambiguate sometimes normal terms from usernames). I limited the results to 230 top terms.

Do take the counts with a pinch of salt as I did not clean the export from TAGS so Tweet duplicates and perhaps even some spam (who knows) might have remained.

Term Count
research 109
open 106
data 104
wikidata 75
oa 72
openscience 66
repository 63
repofringe 56
repositories 53
libraries 51
openresleeds 49
copyright 46
just 43
science 42
good 41
impact 41
thanks 41
day 39
access 38
poster 36
work 35
openaccess 34
talk 34
edinburgh 30
today 30
great 29
ucl 29
sherpa 28
read 27
want 27
event 26
project 26
really 26
time 26
cool 25
fringe 25
policy 24
metadata 23
publishers 23
publishing 23
says 23
colleague 22
policies 22
wikipedia 22
workflow 22
guide 21
millar 21
useful 21
comprehensive 20
content 20
fascinating 20
interesting 20
liveblogs 20
rdm 20
institutional 19
issue 19
it’s 19
liveblog 19
look 19
new 19
think 19
workshop 19
check 18
citizen 18
events 18
group 18
ip 18
management 18
need 18
outputs 18
presentation 18
rescue 18
session 18
trump 18
casrai 17
cycle 17
excellent 17
journal 17
lots 17
promotion 17
query 17
resource 17
uk 17
best 16
future 16
press 16
stuff 16
gallery 15
i’m 15
key 15
ref 15
showing 15
successful 15
support 15
thank 15
working 15
art 14
come 14
core 14
fun 14
miss 14
nice 14
process 14
provide 14
reminding 14
university 14
using 14
way 14
add 13
beautiful 13
demo 13
deposit 13
eprints 13
forward 13
funders 13
importance 13
keynote 13
looking 13
paper 13
phd 13
researchers 13
vote 13
e.g 12
era 12
especially 12
feedback 12
generation 12
got 12
let 12
needed 12
observation 12
recent 12
report 12
review 12
showcase 12
site2cite 12
star 12
theses 12
try 12
we’re 12
weirdness 12
advises 11
attendees 11
boat 11
broken 11
coar 11
control 11
criteria 11
exposure 11
global 11
institutions 11
like 11
model 11
prof 11
scholarly 11
survey 11
trek 11
use 11
years 11
articles 10
award 10
case 10
excited 10
exposing 10
figshare 10
gifts 10
hear 10
highlighted 10
important 10
initiative 10
integrating 10
introducing 10
live 10
opening 10
platform 10
ref2021 10
spend 10
vision 10
week 10
won 10
workshops 10
altmetric 9
colleagues 9
current 9
discussion 9
evidence 9
field 9
getting 9
i’ll 9
infrastructure 9
inspiring 9
library 9
link 9
list 9
local 9
long 9
make 9
meeting 9
peer 9
post 9
practice 9
preservation 9
problem 9
role 9
service 9
shoutout 9
shows 9
slides 9
sure 9
team 9
thought 9
touch 9
tweets 9
works 9
added 8
based 8
believe 8
better 8
change 8
conference 8
contributing 8
days 8
european 8
example 8
far 8
favourite 8
fully 8
here’s 8
image 8
included 8

Logically sharing this data as an HTML table is not the best way of doing it but hey. I have the source data if anyone is interested; Twitter developer guidelines allow the sharing of tweet IDs. In this case the source data is composed by the dataset of 1118 tweet ID strings (id_str).

Maybe I missed it but in the list above I could not find ‘bepress’ or ‘elsevier‘, by the way…

Open Repositories 2014, Helsinki. An #or2014 Archive

Open Repositories Conference in Helsinki in June 2014

The 9th International Conference on Open Repositories was held from 9 to 13 June, 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. It is the leading international conference in its field, with an attendance of around 400, with participants from all around the world.

The official hashtag was #or2014.

As part of my ongoing open research on academic conference Twitter backchannel data I have uploaded to figshare an XLS file contains an archive of Tweets tagged with #or2014 (case not sensitive).

Priego, Ernesto (2014): Open Repositories 2014, Helsinki. An #or2014 Archive. figshare.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1058927

The archive contains 5174 Tweets dated between 02/06/2014 22:32:41 and 13/06/2014 12:44:37.

Times (column E) are Helsinki, Finland times.

This file contains two sheets:

Sheet 0. A ‘Cite Me’ sheet, including procedence of the file, citation information, information about its contents, the methods employed and some context.

Sheet 1. The Archive containing 5174 Tweets dated between 02/06/2014 22:32:41 and 13/06/2014 12:44:37.

The tweets contained in the file were collected using Martin Hawksey’s TAGS 5.1. To avoid spam only users with at least 2 followers were included in the archive. Retweets have been included.

The usual information about methods and limitations in the file and the figshare page for the upload.

If you use or refer to the data in the file in any way please make sure you are using the latest version and please cite and link back using the citation information above.

#scholarAfrica Workshop: How to Catch Up

Group photo of participants of theDiscoverability Workshop: Nairobi, 10-11 March 2014
Group photo of participants of the Discoverability Workshop: Nairobi, 10-11 March 2014.       Can you spot the Mexican? ;-)

I had the privilege of participating in the Discoverability of African Scholarship Online workshop that took place in Nairobi, Kenya on 10-11 March 2014. It was organised by the OpenUCT Initiative and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

I am now back in London and already missing Kenya. There are many ways of catching up with what happened.

Most of the decks of slides from the presentations have been now added to the “Africa e-Science Commons” collection created by Bruce Becker on Zenodo (log in required but it’s easy, quick and free to register).

I am also putting together a fileset that will be uploaded to figshare as soon as possible.

On the way back from Nairobi I transcribed and uploaded as a text file some of the notes produced by the workshop participants and is available through the following DOI on fighsare: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.958929

You can also explore the live (while the Google spreadsheet allows) #scholarAfrica interactive tweets archive here.

The Facebook page of the OpenUCT Initiative (University of Cape Town, South Africa) also has some pictures of the event here (no Facebook login required).

You can make a difference to tackle the inequality in visibility and recognition of African research. Please help increasing the visibility of the work done by African scholars by sharing and attributing their resources online.

Sharing Research: My Latest Uploads to Figshare

Image via Figshare
Figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner.
It allows users to upload any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated in a way that the current scholarly publishing model does not allow.
I have listed below my most recent uploads.