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first day back at work post-CNI post-Joshua Tree/Palm Springs vacation & still not out of my email hole. AHHH it never ends. But I got a cute card from @sabrams in the snail mail ๐ŸŽ‰

โ€ชJust landed in San Diego for where itโ€™s 8:30 am but Iโ€™ve been awake for over 8 hours, 5 spent on a flight with a barking dog behind me and child playing a keyboard in front of meโ€ฌ

has anyone had ftk imager throw wacky results (such as a 100 mb zipdisk being 'read' as many times that size in ftk)? The same disks are being imaged fine now in guymager but I'm trying to get to the bottom of what happened ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

Basically no one came to the park today because of the weather, so perfect time for a project on content thatโ€™s normally widely used by staff during the day. Standardizing the file naming on our 12,000+ item historic photos collection, in preparation of finally ingesting into DSpace ๐Ÿ’ซ

Sorry in advance to anyone who might hear my presentation at NEA on Friday. I โ€œstartedโ€ working on it today aka staring at my cover slide in PowerPoint...I normally love presenting and donโ€™t know why I care so little this time ๐Ÿค”

Anyone have any first or second hand knowledge of the lifespan of a FRED? Hypotheses will do, too.

I'm solely responsible for our web/digital archives activities (but not so much ~*collection development*~), and I have a strong sense this could be a really major series of events in the institution's history. I feel we should proactively document this time, but struggling with how do I act quickly and ethically and within the bounds of my position?

there's a lot of student-led activism on and off campus right now protesting the university administration's proposal for an armed police force ( - I think it's a tough thing to consider on any campus, and here is no exception with Baltimore's high gun violence rate, the police dept's widely known corruption, profiling, and brutality

I am accessioning content that is files -> zip -> folder -> zip. Why?!

Anyone else prefer comparing 38,000 checksums through Excel conditional formatting over using diff orrrr is that just me ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

If I sound ignorant about disk images it's because I am, but trying to learn.

The disk images are expert witness format. The other 4 files w diff checksums are .EGA, .EGY, .E01, .info. Not sure what if that is a solid indicator of dissimilarilty of the disk images? These bags are tarred and on preservation storage and I'm trying to do the least effort required to say 'yes they're the same (except for metadata assigned during accessioning)' without pulling them both back. Any thoughts appreciated!

I need help figuring out if 2 disk images contain the same content. Both are 558 GB, both have 281 files. Within each disk image, there are only 7 files where the checksums don't match. 3 of those 7 files are .txt files from the bagging process, makes sense given diff metadata assigned

Aaaaand it rebuilt successfully. Crisis averted โœ”๏ธ

My first toot is to say that yesterday my coworker pulled one of our RAID drives out of the FRED while it was turned on. It is still rebuilding but I really hope that redundancy thing pays off ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 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.