Definitely still believe this but don't know how we get there:
Digital preservation can't be something that only "digital preservation professionals" do, it needs to be something within reach of individuals who want to keep their own stuff during their lifetimes and then pass it on to friends and family. You're probably not going to run some ISO-certified preservation repository at home, but you should be able to keep your photos and home videos for yourself for as long as you want to keep them
I could really use some help from someone who knows USB, HID, keyboards, the intricacies of PCs interacting with keyboards at POST and such.
I have a Raspberry Pi Zero emulating a USB keyboard. It works great. However if I connect it via my KVM, two of my older PCs will not complete POST. Unplugging the Pi from the KVM's keyboard port solves this. Connecting the Pi directly to the PC solves this. No real keyboard has this issue.
Code and more details: https://gist.github.com/QBFreak/b7bc6a7421c2df8da63a43324c25e372
Happy World Digital Preservation Day digipres.club! .💾 🍍 #WDPD2018
Hello all, the #iPRES2019 Call for Contributions opens 3 December. The program committee is excited to announce the conference themes & topics, based on the #digipres community's input. See the conference website for the full list and more conference info! https://ipres2019.org/call-for-contributions/
No Time to Wait 3: Rough Consensus and Running Archives is happening right now.
A FREE two-day symposium focused on open media, open standards, and digital audiovisual preservation hosted by British Film Institute and MediaArea.net.
More info at https://mediaarea.net/NoTimeToWait3
Catch the livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3mthecCNRM
Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:
When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.
When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.
@cedricchin oh hai!! Welcome to Mastodon! Awoooo! 🍍
Do you collect and preserve born digital materials? I am interested in appraising born digital material in special collections and archives. I also want to help other archives build scalable, robust workflows and policies for born digital collections. Please consider completing my 15-30 minute survey on the topic! #digipres
How do you define digital preservation? What is the relationship between that and a digital repository and management system? 🤔
(Inspired by @firstname.lastname@example.org tweet, thought digipres.club is the best place to ask this question.)
digipres.club 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 digipres.club. 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.