It's always nice when you send an email and someone agrees to query their database for you instead of having to figure out a way to scrape their site. I've now got a 300+ url seed list to dig into!
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New favorite word - vainglorious (adj): Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful.
Seemed to have peaked in popularity in the late 19th century, but maybe that will change? https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=vainglorious&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cvainglorious%3B%2Cc0
oh hey, who knew readpst worked with ost files too. Yay mbox conversion 📬
GLAM friends! A friend let me know that there’s an opening for a records management job at the Vancouver company she works for. https://jobs.teck.com/job/Vancouver-Records-and-Information-Management-Analyst-BC/481097000/
Note: I'm not one of the organizers, so this is actually the first I'm hearing of it
"And here is a dark truth of planning for “climate resilience.” Decisions about which areas will be protected are not only about whose safety will be guaranteed; they also involve transnational concerns like reassuring global investors and preserving manufacturing supply chains."
A scheduled web archiving crawl contained a legacy scoping rule to accept all URLs containing "blogs" and has resulted in over 500,000 hosts from blogspot.com ... whoops
Found out about the dark-grey theme for MS 0ffice and my eyes are feeling better already 😎 🌚
I can only assume that the "SystemKernelPanic.rtf" file saved to the desktop on one of our processing computers is meant as a daily memento mori for me and other digital archivists to come
@joe @nkrabben @beet_keeper I finally managed to write this up, and linked back to this thread - I hope that’s okay?! http://anjackson.net/2018/03/15/story-of-a-bad-deed/
I've got a file that I can't open or identify that starts and ends with with the hex 0B AD DE ED. Is this some sort of hexspeak people have seen of before? Judging from the text that I can read, it might have been created in the late 80s
Anyone in the crowd have thoughts on a laptop that would be good for digital archiving or digital preservation tasks? 👨💻
"Lundgren does not deny that he made the discs, or hoped to sell them. But he says this was no profit-making scheme. By his account, he just wanted to make it easier to extend the usefulness of secondhand computers — keeping more of them out of the trash."
New to me from #c4l18 : Stanford uses their own data packaging transfer standard called moab https://github.com/sul-dlss/moab-versioning/wiki/Getting-Started-with-Moab-and-moab-versioning
Preserving these dynamic new logos will also most likely mean preserving the Processing app that generates them too https://libraries.mit.edu/news/libraries-unveil/26777/