I haven’t yet seen any official announcement from the AAA about the change,1 but if you now click on the “Login to use AnthroSource now” link from the top of the AAA website, you will get directed to this glorious webpage. Those who know me will be surprised to learn that I am not being … Continue reading The new AnthroSource is fantastic! Here’s why I won’t be using it.
The “new” Anthrosource came out in January of 2009, and made Chris Kelty cry. In three and a half years it still hasn’t been fixed. Why not? Do the following experiment. Pick a keyword and search for it on Anthrosource. Done? How many hits did you get? OK, now go to Wiley and search just … Continue reading Anthrosource is still #Fail
Ah, The American Anthropological Association’s sale of our intellectual property to Wiley-Blackwell just keeps getting better and better. Yesterday @AAApubs, the official Twitter presence of the AAA publication program (as far as I can tell) tweeted that a new issue of Cultural Anthropology had been published which featured an interview between Jean Comaroff and David … Continue reading Strangers in our own house: Want the latest issue of CA? Go to Wiley.com, not Anthrosource
Here is a blog post I was reading: Rebecca Bird and I recently wrote a brief essay in which we bemoaned this perspective, noting particularly in the case of indigenous peoples, the diagnosis of irrationality is the ticket to paternalism, allowing “marginalized people to be further marginalized and fail to reap the benefits of even … Continue reading Stumped by AnthroSource
is here. I would say something about it, but I would have to stop sobbing uncontrollably.
While the news has not been made official yet, many of us have already heard unofficially that “AnthroSource is dropping its contract with University of California Press and moving to Wiley-Blackwell”:http://www.library.gsu.edu/news/index.asp?view=details&ID=13571&typeID=62. We don’t know much about the deal so far, but at this point a couple of obvious things jump out that are worth mentioning. … Continue reading AnthroSource drops UC Press for Wiley-Blackwell
The latest edition of Peter Suber’s SOAN Newsletter is out and includes some coverage of the AnthroSource Steering Committee’s opposition to the AAA’s support of FRPAA. Given this fact and Kerim’s call for an open access event at AAA, I figured it was time for an update on the ASSC’s progress in this regard… I finally … Continue reading So much for open access: AnthroSource Steering Committee liquidated by AAA
Eric Kansa of Digging Digitally scoops our own AnthroSource Steering Committee member, Rex: the AnthroSource Steering Committee itself has made a public statement strongly and unambiguously in favor of FRPAA (Federal Research Public Access Act). Eric has more to say, but I’ll jump write to the contents of the AnthroSource statement, which I reproduce in … Continue reading AnthroSource Steering Committee Supports FRPAA
I’m not sure if anyone’s mentioned this, but in June AnthroSource added RSS feeds to each of their journals, piping tables of contents to you when each new journal comes out. This seems pretty neat, although the feeds are wacky — each post includes the title and the bibliographic details (a handful include snippets from … Continue reading RSS on AnthroSource
Last year I wrote a hint about using Google to search Anthrosource. I’ve found using Google often yields faster and better results if I’m looking for a specific article. However, I find it frustrating that half of the Google results link to the citation page, while the other half link directly to the PDF (all … Continue reading A Greased Up Platypus for Anthrosource-Google Synergy
From OSU’s Anthropology Resources web site: New AnthroSource content for 2006 The following four titles have now been added to AnthroSource. Culture and Agriculture City and Society Journal of Latin American Anthropology Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe Coverage runs from the inaugural to the current issue. Now, why can’t AnthroSource have … Continue reading New AnthroSource Titles
I can’t tell if this is a new feature or something that has always been there under my (admittedly large) nose, but I just discovered that all the journals listed in AnthroSource have RSS feeds! Just browse to the journal you want and the link for RSS feeds is listed right at the top of … Continue reading AnthroSource RSS Feeds
Thanks to the work of Brave Leader Richard Cameron and Uberprogrammer Peter Graif, AnthroSource now plays well with CiteULike after a period of recrimination and tears. Thanks so much to Richard and Peter for taking care of this and making this great tool work once more with AnthroSource!
Dan Segal has posted an excellent response and explanation of how sections work in the AAA. He makes several important points. First is that there is an accounting weirdness in distinguishing between Member Dues and Journal Subscriptions–because some people buy memberships in order to get the journal, but sections have no way of knowing how … Continue reading More on Anthrosource and the AAA
After reading Kerim’s tutorial on “how to Google AnthroSource”:http://savageminds.org/2005/11/28/googling-anthrosource/ I tried using both Google and AnthroSource’s own built-in search function and while each have their strengths, I think overall I prefer using Google as Kerim suggests. So I created a very quick and very dirty “Firefox search plugin for Googling AnthroSource”:http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?name=anthrosource&submitform=Search You can download it … Continue reading An AnthroSource search plugin for Firefox