We are excited about offering students a chance to work with mentors on this open source project.
Head here for more details: https://inkscape.org/news/2020/02/21/come-gsoc-code-experience-stay-os-collaborative-te/
Offline digital data carriers in the KB deposit collection, new blog https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/02/20/offline-digital-carriers-kb-deposit-collection
Really useful blog post on how to add tracker-free commenting functionality to static Jekyll web sites using Github issues https://aristath.github.io/blog/static-site-comments-using-github-issues-api (I can confirm this actually works, as I used it for my own blog at https://www.bitsgalore.org/)
Question for the "real" librarians, archivists and other Glam folks out there: does "finding aid" have a special, generally accepted meaning, or some historical usage that leads to assumptions about what is and isn't a finding aid? Or is it literally just anything other than the main catalogue that helps you find stuff? #tw
@andrewjbtw I think the tendency to keep it all comes from trying to avoid deciding what’s worth knowing.
For me, critical DP issue is dependency analysis. From ‘what software do i need to access this’ aka format identification, to ‘what external resources are required’ like non-embedded fonts.
I've been thinking about technical metadata extraction from common file formats and what you would like to know about a file without having to look at it every time, but also without knowing too much.
I think there's a historical tendency in digipres to take full and/or verbose output of various tools, but that all adds up.
New bloggage - web domain geolocation and spatial analysis with QGIS https://www.bitsgalore.org/2020/02/11/web-domain-geolocation-and-spatial-analysis
Took longer than I thought, but I finished my write up:
Spending less time looking things up with JSON and jq
I was really late in advertising this to the fediverse, so so sorry!
Program & zoom call-in info here: https://vickysteeves.gitlab.io/librarians-reproducibility/program/
digipres crew: anyone know how to access/convert FoxPro DB datasets like these? https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms/form-1/data.asp
job opportunity: UK
We're looking for a Project Lead to join our team at the British Library to work on the advancinghyku.io project, funded by Arcadia and led by University of Virginia in collaboration with Ubiquity press. Fixed term part time, 18 h/week for 18 months, closing date 29 Jan. https://britishlibrary.recruitment.zellis.com/birl/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01002166
I've had the pleasure of having some involvement in this project over the last year: The Turing Way is dedicated to building a "mildly opinionated" handbook for reproducible data science, with the aim of making reproducibility "too easy not to do". Their last newsletter of 2019 is out if you want to know more.
Hey folks, does anyone know if it's possible to set up a static website (e.g. hosted on Amazon S3) as an #ActivityPub actor that could be subscribed to from Masto etc?
Or does AP absolutely require an active server-side component? Would a minimal implementation using e.g. Azure Serverless or AWS Lambda backed by a static RSS or h-feed work?
"No one had ever asked me to defend my pedagogical choices before, and once they did, I found much of my pedagogy indefensible. I felt regret and no small amount of embarrassment. My teaching was undone by the presence of a question that was never articulated quite this directly but was everywhere around me: Why not be kind?"
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