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I think I've finally given up on AVP's Fixity. I don't know if it's the local network or the app itself, but I can't get it to successfully scan any of the large directories I used to scan regularly with the 0.5 version, which keeps reporting all files deleted because the network shares disconnect during every long scan.
I thought 1.2 might be better but it's a) not and b) closed source. Also, I suspect the "console" window they added to give visual feedback actually causes problems.
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Discussion going on at the birdsite about archiving US Congress members Instagrams. Not sure if any archivists have weighed in (onlu open gov advocates last I checked). Anyone doing this?
Still haven't finished an entirely new blog post, but I have reposted something I wrote back in 2013 when a grad student in the digital humanities emailed the reference desk asking to interview an archivist about the role of the archive in the "digital age".
Somehow I ended up being the one assigned to answer; I'd been an archivist for something like two months. I recently noticed the interview went offline, hence the re-post.
It's mostly about digitization:
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I told myself I wouldn't post another tweet until I wrote a new blog post and so far it's been a very effective way to get myself to stop tweeting.
(When I opened my drafts folder I found a post I started last January reflecting on the decline of non-publication-aligned individual and group blogs. I've started new drafts but haven't returned to that one.)
I'm trying to look past the yacht anecdote to the unfulfilled goals for institutional repositories as motivator for a distributed model of hiding emptiness.
I may start taking advantage of this: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/free-github-accounts-now-offer-private-repos/
The thing I've never understood about using github for a static site blog repo is how to keep drafts private. This might solve the issue and make it easier for me to work on multiple computers. The fewer excuses I have not to write, the better.
Tried to make a case for some non-technical things to think about when thinking about file formats for preservation https://groups.google.com/d/msg/archivematica/pJM3prjlsDE/XWQMIjoQDgAJ
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