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
For 2019 I have been reflecting on how preservation helps everyone, often in unexpected ways.
A friend died very unexpectedly this year, and it’s because of (somewhat reluctant) digipres from a third party that we have videos she recorded & stories she wrote. We often think of preservation as saving humanity’s grand culture / history, but the mundane content of friends & fam is priceless in a different way. Her memory matters.
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: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bODNUR7shGKXemx
(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 MediaArea.net.
More info at https://mediaarea.net/NoTimeToWait3
Catch the livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3mthecCNRM
Hey, qualitative researchers! Try out the first release of this *FREE* and *OPEN SOURCE* qualitative research tool, Taguette!
Installers for macOS and Windows are here: https://taguette.fr/install.html and so are installation instructions for folks on Linux!
Love having a whiteboard again so I can peer into my own soul https://digipres.club/media/4fJiDqX4sobO0M49-tM
No I don't *need* to use the hockey puck mouse but how could I not https://digipres.club/media/1v4FIPEfPBXJQtum2Ck
Around and around and around we go https://digipres.club/media/77JPJy5tQLUrc0RQGg0
Just going to leave this here:
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 habits....how it will be numbered/sequenced??)
Software preservation for EaaSI. Moving image archivist/technician. Soviet Cinema enthusiast. Passionate about film, TV, audiovisual cables. He/him.
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