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Once more, we've been approved to accept students to work on #Inkscape through Google Summer of Code ( #GSOC ) 2020.

We are excited about offering students a chance to work with mentors on this open source project.

Interested?

Head here for more details: inkscape.org/news/2020/02/21/c

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Really useful blog post on how to add tracker-free commenting functionality to static Jekyll web sites using Github issues aristath.github.io/blog/static (I can confirm this actually works, as I used it for my own blog at bitsgalore.org/)

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Is tooting about conferences a thing here? Any tooters going to this week?

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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?

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@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.

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I'm also less familiar with tools for document formats. What's your favorite tools to run for PDF and office-style docs?

Note: I'm looking for tools that don't require java, and also not validation tools aimed at QC workflows.

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‪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.

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I try to be supportive on The Other Place but I’m finding if difficult right now.

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Took longer than I thought, but I finished my write up:

Spending less time looking things up with JSON and jq
blog.suppliedtitle.org/2020/02

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I was really late in advertising this to the fediverse, so so sorry!

but today I am helping to run a free and virtual half-day conference on #reproducibility for #librarians and #libraryWorkers !!

Program & zoom call-in info here: vickysteeves.gitlab.io/librari

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digipres crew: anyone know how to access/convert FoxPro DB datasets like these? ferc.gov/docs-filing/forms/for

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Anyone out there know of good diagrams/explanations about the various relationships between ICANN, IANA, IEEE, ARIN, IETF, etc.?

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Wanted: a Canadian librarian to give a keynote on digitization and metadata. Maybe my digipres.club friends can recommend some good candidates?

/cc @anna @ashley @sabrams

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job opportunity: UK 

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The Digital Preservation Handbook from @dpc_chat dpconline.org/handbook/content will be one place to start. Where else?

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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.

tinyletter.com/TuringWay/lette

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Hey folks, does anyone know if it's possible to set up a static website (e.g. hosted on Amazon S3) as an 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?

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"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?"

hybridpedagogy.org/pedagogy-of

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