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Today I am happy to announce an important milestone for the Rogue Scholar science blog archive. Starting November 1st, all blog posts from participating blogs will automatically be archived by the Internet Archive. Front Matter has signed a contract with Internet Archive to use their Archive-It service, and archiving will start in November.

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The Rogue Scholar science blog archive is open to science blogs that want to be enhanced by adding long-term archiving, DOI registration, and full-text search. The currently 56 participating blogs represent a broad spectrum of topics, people, and communities. Today I want to go into more detail into one particular Rogue Scholar use case: science blogs for grant-funded projects.

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The Rogue Scholar science blog archive is adding important functionality to existing science blogs. The first step after a blog has signed up with Rogue Scholar is archiving the content. This is not only needed for long-term preservation but also enables full-text search and DOI registration with meaningful metadata.

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Today I am happy to announce the release of commonmeta-py v0.8, the next major release of the Python scholarly metadata conversion library. There are numerous changes in this release compared to v0.7.1 released in March, in particular: Added support for metadata conversions from the JSON Feed and InvenioRDM formats. Updated commonmeta JSON schema to v.10.1. The biggest changes are added support for file metadata and contributor roles.

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The Rogue Scholar science blog archive received a small update today with the following changes: optionally filter blog posts by language, added support for all OECD fields of science and technology, and searching by DOI. And it passed another big milestone: more than 5,000 (5,483 today) blog posts are now archived.

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The Rogue Scholar science blog archive continues to grow. It is closing in on 50 science blogs (currently 45), 3,000 blog posts (currently 2,944, of which 2,775 have a DOI), and 250 (currently 212) blog posts with references registered with Crossref. I have set up eleven Mastodon bots for Rogue Scholar blogs after announcing the feature last week.

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Today I am happy to announce that the Rogue Scholar science blog archive has joined the Fediverse, the federated social network that communicates using the ActivityPub protocol. I have launched a Mastodon instance at Rogue Scholar Social that accepts Science Blog bots as accounts, publishing summaries of blog posts. Science blogs are typically read by going to the blog homepage with a web browser or using an RSS reader.

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The Rogue Scholar science blog archive adds important functionality to existing blogs, namely long-term archiving, full-text search, and DOI registration. In this week's update, I focussed on improving functionality that is specific for blogs and not really found regularly with other formats for scholarly content. Tags Tags are a common way to categorize blog posts and help find content of interest.