📝 📷 ➡️ 🖥❓What's your favorite software+hardware for scanning still images or digitizing archival docs—ideally open source? Uber-conservator @unstablearchive and uber-preservationist @ablwr would love Twitter replies or notes added to this Google Doc! https://bits.ashleyblewer.com/blog/2016/12/02/minimum-viable-transfer-station-documentation/ #digipres [repeated from Twitter]
Hooray, digipres.club is back! So now I can ask a question of any QEMU tinkerers and/or legacy Linux users:
Any suggestions for getting '90s-era Mandrake (5.x) to recognize sound and network cards? As far as I can tell from modprobe, Mandrake had native drivers for QEMU's emulated SB16 and NE2000 PCI devices, and they're loaded into the kernel, but the OS still won't see them.
Am I going to finally experience the joys of recompiling the Linux kernel???
New bloggage - a simple workflow tool for imaging optical media using readom and ddrescue https://www.bitsgalore.org/2019/03/22/a-simple-workflow-tool-for-imaging-optical-media-using-readom-and-ddrescue
@ashley I'm reading The Real World of Technology (!!!! it's so goooooood) and I feel like Franklin gets close at times but never quite says this in so many words
Does anyone have readings off the top of their head along the lines of "don't refer to computers as 'magic' because it obscures the human decisions and biases and labor that go into making technology"
I want to start picking this bone and would like to be able to point immediately to more well-thought-out arguments ;)
FB rant Show more
Ok, finally bothered to read Zuckerberg's letter. Lord, spare me.
The word "advertising" is in here....once? I think? And YET AGAIN he's put the onus on the users (oh YOU thought we wouldn't let every half-wit "researcher" and "startup" access your one-on-one chats? whatever gave YOU that impression?)
I still see nothing in here even suggesting they'll stop selling the shadow profile I'm quite sure they've kept and gathered on me in the past two years.
Code4Lib live streams available today, tomorrow and Friday on their youtube page!
Sarah Roberts' opening keynote on megatech content moderation has been bone-chilling but confirms that I want to be a part of a community that is putting issues like this front and center
Working on a lecture for next week inspired me to properly condense all my bookmarked emulation resources into one basket, and put the list out there for everyone.
If you've got favored blogs/papers/guides for emulation, please contribute and share!!
Veteran #Code4Lib -ers : what's the general protocol for lightning talks? I see there are blocks for them each of the three days, do we send in proposals day-of? Or is there an opening on the first day and all three get scheduled from there?
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.
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