New tool klaxon red alert! First public pre-release of tapeimgr, a simple tape imaging and extraction tool (GUI + CLI). Details here: github.com/KBNLresearch/tapeim

Python-based tape extraction tool (GUI + CLI) is shaping up nicely (code will follow once I've sorted out some remaining details) ....
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Last fall I wrote a bunch of Apache Tika mimetype patterns for detecting various versions of Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro spreadsheets. Almost forgot about this, then I just saw they're finally merged into Tika's master branch github.com/apache/tika/pull/20

this rings so true omg "Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in [two field studies transitions to open office plans], with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM." rstb.royalsocietypublishing.or

Does anyone have any thoughts advice on how to crawl a website from localhost with wget, while preserving all files in the source directory? More context here: qanda.digipres.org/1166/crawl-

Thanks @joe for writing this incredibly useful FRED guide josephcarrano.wordpress.com/20 Looks like a must-read resource for anyone working on reading/imaging born-digital content from old media!

Semi-stealth launch of a new digpres blog from me.
nypl.github.io/digpres/
It's hosted on github pages so if you have any suggestions, contact me or log an issue on the repo.
github.com/NYPL/digpres

For those interested in the omSipCreator tool (which creates ingest-ready SIPS with METS files from batches of optical media images), I did some major refactoring on the code and added some more documentation. All available at github.com/KBNLresearch/omSipC

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