OK I only came online again to finish writing this, leaving again now:
Like, if the ESA truly thinks that public libraries will somehow become abandonware arcades overnight if given a DMCA exemption, why not just get out ahead of things and create a shi(tier) version of Stadia that only libraries can buy into for an exploitative institutional rate plus a per-stream flat fee, then send bullying emails out directly to patrons implying it's their beloved branch librarian's fault you can't play Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball or whatever
Further update - I don't know about Google Drive's status in general, but I am now only seeing this problem with certain shared folders and it can be solved by ->
opening each individual CSV as a Google Sheet ->
downloading the Google Sheet as a CSV. conversion and download to any other format (ODS, XSLX, zipping) is not working, but again, only for these files in certain folders
wait maybe Drive is just down? their Status Dashboard is showing bupkis though:
love it when my day's plans are thrown off b/c my boss "saw a tweet that google is down"
I'm often jealous of TBM conservators for the way those jobs generally encourage one to sit down and figure out *one* weird digital object/artwork at a time, but this is a place general archivists will have the sanity advantage
As long you find a USB-C cable, it's prob not going to matter much to get data off a hard drive or whatever, but you *know* some monster is out there designing a Nam June Paik-ish installation piece that requires 500 Thunderbolt 4-only 4K monitors
NYU Web Publishing blocked public access to Savannah Campbell's old student blog (i mean I get locking her out from the admin controls after graduating, I guess, but lolwut?) so I worked with her and Ben Turkus to get the content back and up on The Patch Bay. Some really nice posts about video deck repair and maintenance!
First one here, links through to the other two:
All the fuss over the Space Jam website over the weekend but do people realize that much of Universal's promotional site for The Lost World: Jurassic Park is still up?
There are the usual digital archivist job posting things that give me pause here, but my wife works for Five Colleges Inc and pretty closely with this unit, and says Smith is up to some exciting stuff (and is/has been hiring other staff and diverting resources to make sure this person is supported). Happy to put in touch for any inside-baseball questions if anyone's interested:
Come join me in the Valley 🥳
birdsite link, working group recruitment
ugh, I really don't need another volunteer committee/working group commitment in my life, but I'm really stoked BitCurator Consortium is putting this together:
I bet some super cool stuff can happen with the BitCurator distro just with a few people clearly defined to guide and pull in changes! maybe other folks here have capacity (hah)
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