SUPER delighted to announce that we're hiring an Open Science Librarian at New York University Libraries

This is a new position working to build up our science research services, with openness as a core value 🔓

Apply here:

Preference given to applications before March 15th; must be able to work in the US. I'm chairing the search & may be able to answer some of your questions about it!

#academic #library #librarian #openscience #job

Apparently, since version 94, #Mozilla #Firefox no longer asks you for confirmation before losing multiple tabs. Somehow I made it until 95.0.2 before noticing.
I just lost a bunch of tabs because of a badly-placed alt+f4. So if you also didn't know about this change, you can enable the old behavior in the preferences (Confirm before closing multiple tabs) or about:config (browser.tabs.warnOnClose).

Mutable Mobiles One of the topics we’ve been discussing while thinking about the design of the WACZ format and how it is used in tools like and is the issue of trust. This post isn’t about all the angles on this issue, because it is a big one, that will be addressed more fully as the work progresses. This post just demonstrates a short little experiment to illustrate how distributed web archives could be (will be? are?) used a

climate, webdev, rant, looking for something else 

2021 has been a big year for our group founded in the fall of 2020. During this year we refined our structure & our vision, and grew our community. Learn more about our journey from the highlights of our 2021 community meetings. (1/12)

[2021 gif via Giffy]

The web component lets you interact with the web content as part of the page. But you can put contextual/curatorial information around it on the page detailing what it is you are looking at.

It's also pretty amazing to just make the replay-web-page component go full screen and interact with it like you would a browser!

new EaaSI release just dropped, check out some details on the >600 (!!!) tickets and bug fixes closed from 2020.03 to now:

Visualizing Citation Networks Back in 2018 I wrote a small Python program called étudier which scrapes citation data out of Google Scholar and presented the network as a GEXF file for use in Gephi. It also wrote the network data out as an HTML file that included a very rudimentary D3 visualization.
At the time I left a note in the README saying that I was looking for ideas on how to improve the D3 visualization. A year later I actually got a pull request

Reminder that the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, and The Internet Archive are all shilling cryptocurrencies now.

For people who are interested in web standards, open source software and libraries/archives there's a good lineup of talks at the virtual SWiB conference next week:

I'm planning to tune into parts of it. I want to lean more about Linked Data Notifications, Oxford Common File Layout, JSKOS and how their conference "virtual booth" works out (basically small demos running in parallel on Day 4).

@SuricrasiaOnline *takesdeepbreath* The tale about the study with the monkeys that get sprayed with water when they try to climb a pole with a banana on top and then keep each other from doing that and learn from each other and when you succesively exchange them one by one and then they keep on keeping each other away from the pole (by using violence) even though none of the monkeys remember the first monkey that climbed the pole. It's made up. *gasps*

Web Archives on, of, and off, the Web Last month Webrecorder announced a new effort to improve browser support for web archives by initiating three new streams of work: standardization, design research and browser integration. They are soliciting use cases for the Web Archive Collection Zipped (WACZ) format, which could be of interest if you use, create or publish web archives…or develop tools to support those activities.

Webrecorder’s next community call

🔖 Now is the time to work together toward open infrastructures for scholarly metadata Discussing the impending loss of Microsoft Academic, the need for more sustainable infrastructures and the contributions these can make to research equity, they outline how stakeholders across the scholarly communications ecosystem can contribute to making open metadata

I just noticed that cURL is thinking about what happens when public-key-cryptography can be broken with quantum computers?!

Are other tools doing this kind of work already?

The Wikibase Stakeholder Group is now represented on the Fediverse: @wbstakeholders

The British Library is still trying to hire senior developers while paying junior developer salaries. I’m so tired. britishlibrary.recruitment.zel

I did a lorra tweets for World Digital Preservation Day and Olga from the IIPC very kindly turned it into a blog

Show more is a space for folks interested in productive conversations about, well, digital preservation! If you enjoy talking about how to do memory work with computers, or even with cardboard boxes of old photos, you belong with us on Many of us are/were Twitter users looking for an inclusive and community supported approach to social media. If any of these things sound good to you, consider joining us now.