The good news: thanks to car troubles, I got to ease back into work today by writing a ton of emails from the comfort of home (and the car's all right in the end, too!)

The bad news: whirlwind 48-hour trip to New Orleans last weekend (featuring sick plane baby coughing straight into my face) has left me with a persistent cough that still endangers returning to the office tomorrow! 👍

Unexpected death & preserving their memories Show more

New tool klaxon red alert! First public pre-release of tapeimgr, a simple tape imaging and extraction tool (GUI + CLI). Details here:

I wonder if buying a space heater for my office is acceptable use of a p card

How do y'all keep track of terminal commands that are super handy but you will still probably only use them once every ~3 months and completely forget the flags/syntax/regex in the meantime

Yesterday a random Knowledge Services librarian found that book on hold for me in a random pile, probably put in limbo at some point since I left said university months ago

I have no idea who or how someone even found this book, but both they and this other librarian who personally walked it over to ILL for me are the best ❤️ (2/2)

Librarians are awesome story:

About a year ago I was working on a research project and couldn't find a book - it was cited in another book, but had no WorldCat record, there was no online trace of its (Moscow-based) publisher, the Slavic-language specialist at the university library was even stumped. I put in a request for acquisition anyway with what info I had, because what the hell


SURVEY OPPORTUNITY. Library, Archives, and Museum workers! Have you held a position created through grant funding (US)? Was any of the work you did digital? We want to hear about your experience as a worker:

(this is separate from forum participation)

This survey is gathering data for Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions, IMLS funding number LG-73-18-0236. Help us & share the survey w/friends and colleagues.

Are there any good blog posts/resources out there you know of that are like @bitsgalore 's Preserving Optical Media from the Command line guide but for hard drives?

No Time to Wait 3: Rough Consensus and Running Archives is happening right now.

A FREE two-day symposium focused on open media, open standards, and digital audiovisual preservation hosted by British Film Institute and

More info at

Catch the livestream at

Hey, qualitative researchers! Try out the first release of this *FREE* and *OPEN SOURCE* qualitative research tool, Taguette!

This is the first ever release of Taguette and dev is ongoing. You can read more: & look at the roadmap:

Installers for macOS and Windows are here: and so are installation instructions for folks on Linux!

Are there any existing/openly available controlled vocabularies for cataloging computer hardware?

Is it possible to have an Ubuntu desktop environment that doesn't eat ~1.5 GB of RAM out of the box *and* whose design looks fresher than 2010 or are those the options

After a couple months of giving Gmail's "improved" interface a shot, I switched my default view to "Basic HTML" and it's nice to remember that the web is supposed to be fast now

Got all excited about following the BitCurator User Forum via livestream today and then was frustrated for the past two hours that no links were appearing

Just remembered that they're on the West Coast

Might need to break my "no coffee after noon" rule

Severely disappointed by going to watch Netflix's new season of Great British Baking Show and realizing that "Collection 5" = Season 8, that is, the new Mary Berry-less edition

I distinctly recall seeing a piece that they had acquired distribution for Season 3 (which originally premiered prior to Netflix's "Collections 1-4") - anyone know when that is going to be available? (And more importantly for those of us who obsessively catalog their viewing it will be numbered/sequenced??)

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