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Hey, I'm Kate (she/her), digital librarian and archivist living in Oregon, USA, occasional adjunct LIS professor, + beginner potter.

About me: katethornhill.carrd.co/

I'm down to talk about:
- research data
- digital special collections and archives research acquisitions
- developing and sustaining sponsored research projects
- supporting and managing limited duration employees
- being a library union steward
- community service
- getting into ceramics

12/8/22 things to do. It’s a project management day

- continue tackling setting up SharePoint
- start meeting kanban boards into Planner
- setup project pages for centralized organizing
- talk to a vendor about transcription and translation services for an interview-based project
- library union stewards meeting
- finish SAA proposal for submission tomorrow

Let's unionize our libraries! We welcome questions, discussion, #strategy, narratives of #struggle, calls for help, success stories, etc. So long as it is about both #unions AND #libraries, we want to hear about it. Let's build #solidarity in our field by talking shop about #organizing ✊🏾📚✊🏽👩🏾‍💻✊🏻https://www.reddit.com/r/OrganizingLibraries #labor #highered #publiclibraries #librarians #1u #LIS #library yes that was a #booleeanoperator

Re-sharing my upcoming GC CUNY course on Power, Precarity, & Care in Digital Humanities. I've shifted it to online in hopes that that works for more folks. Would appreciate a boost! Enrollment is low and it needs more signups to run. It's gonna be really good 🔥 https://dhprecarity.commons.gc.cuny.edu/ #DigitalHumanities #gradSchool #cuny #labor #higherEd

Coming in 2024—"Creating Ethical Temporary Positions in Archives: Best Practices and Case Studies" from the Council on Library and Information Resources' new Pocket Burgundy publication series #CLIR #archives #ArchivalLabor #ArchivalWorkers #LISPrecarity

https://www.clir.org/2022/12/clir-announces-pocket-burgundy-awards/

Time to do some mapping from spreadsheet to our local flavor of descriptive metadata.

If anyone is interested, this is the tool we use for this kind of work.

github.com/unt-libraries/m2m

It is very "local flavor" but might be useful for others as an idea.

12/6/22 Things to do

- finish Society of American Archivists conference proposal submission
- meet with research grad assistant
- register for a how to become an archives consultant webinar
- meet with program directors for digital humanities minor and cultural analytics data science program
- teach the last youth pottery class for the season until January

12/5/22 Things I did today because I didn't have time to make a real things to do list

- attended candidate meetings for a university archivist position
- worked on strategizing research data documentation for a couple public humanities projects
- answered a lot of emails
- recovered from a long weekend by drinking a lot of gatorade

Uncurled – everything I know and learned about running and maintaining Open Source projects for three decades - is a free (e)book: https://un.curl.dev/

Read it on the web, as epub or pdf.

11/30/22 Things to do today

- review digital repository ticket related to full-text searching and universal viewer
- Oregon Digital service managers mtg
- Write proposal for Society of American Archivist 2023
- Read Kilbride, W. (2015). Saving the Bits. In A New Companion to Digital Humanities doi.org/10.1002/9781118680605. because it's about and
- Start making a digital collection data management plan
- Attend university senate mtg

11/29/22 things to do. Today is a half day at work
- call my brother and his little family because my nephew turned 1 today
- 1:1 meeting with my manager
- meeting with the Digital Library of the Caribbean team to talk about research digital collection donations and partnership
- meet with colleague about digital project curation and preservation requirements
- drop off 12 dinner plates for bisque firing
- teach pottery to little kids this evening

The paper I presented at is now on Open Science Framework: osf.io/a56s9/

"Digital Preservation Pipeline for Data Storage Media At The Cinémathèque Suisse"

You can also find my beautiful slides illustrated with some of the nice images from the collections of the Swiss National Film Archive.

The Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon) is giving away $100K in grants for teaching and programming at the intersection of #DigitalHumanities & Ethnic Studies. Applications due January 13, 2023.

http://digitalethnicfutures.org/grants

Webinar: December 5th at 6pm EST/3pm PST

#AcademicMastodon

Do you post about GLAM, cultural heritage or Digital Humanities crowdsourcing / citizen science / citizen history on mastodon? Looking to connect with others? Add yourself here!

GLAM / DH crowdsourcing projects and people on Mastodon form https://forms.gle/LaC557tXWzhriW889

And the list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1phT792K3WqoHEGrlu6R2AVzqMH69t2gV5kvGkJ59UJk/htmlview

Please boost for reach!

#CitizenScience #CitizenHistory #crowdsourcing #DigitalParticipation #OnlineVolunteering

We’re about to launch Algorithm Governance Roundup. This will be a monthly newsletter to examine the field of assessing and auditing algorithms, mitigating algorithm harms, and championing accountability for everyone who interacts with algorithmic systems. Sign up to get the first issue on Wednesday! https://www.awo.agency/algorithm-governance-newsletter/ #ai #ml #machinelearning

A sentence I just wrote:

Of the 46 eligible [library learning-analytics] studies performed in the United States, eleven passed IRB review, four were declared exempt by their IRB, and the rest underwent no institutional ethical review at all. Of the 16 studies performed outside the United States, only one underwent ethical review.

We're looking for partners to pilot the Internet Archive's platform for web archive collection datasets, called ARCH: webservices.archive.org/pages/

Start by expressing your interest here: form.jotform.com/2224943490061

Today I'm working on instructions for exploring these data as networks, text corpora, and image galleries, and having way too much fun

New #podcast episode just dropped! 🗓️

This one is all about managing your #time as a #conservator: from drawing up estimates for treatments to figuring out what your day looks like as a #conservation #freelancer. 🕔

It might sound a little dry but I promise you naughty cats, people being excited by lists, and some really good ideas for tackling working life. 💜

You can listen to it here: https://thecword.show/2022/11/23/s12e06-time-management/

#podcasts #conservators #TimeManagement #TheCWordPodcast

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