https://shadowlibraries.club

a Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) community of shadow libraries: for discussing theory and techniques on electronic books, digitization, publishing, sharing, discovery and archiving.

for invites write root@shadowlibraries.club

behind the scene: go-ssb-room https://github.com/ssb-ngi-pointer/go-ssb-room

<rant> FFS MAKE AN HTML SITE WITH notepad.exe AND GIVE ME YOUR PAYPAL IF YOU WANT DONATION

"Through a decentralized, user-owned, crypto-based network, Mirror’s publishing platform revolutionizes the way we express, share and monetize our thoughts."
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🔖 WebAnnotation in the Browser –

> Very generally: annotations are _content about content_.

And I thought we had challenges describing metadata as data about data… Anyway, this is interesting, especially from the standpoint of annotation discovery and moderation. (https://matienzo.org/2021/132/waib/)

Bookmarked: Rhizome Artbase https://artbase.rhizome.org/wiki/Main_Page "Rhizome’s custom Wikibase installation provides an opportunity to explore how LOD can benefit archiving and preservation in a heterogeneous born-digital archive. Crucially, Wikibase enables the ArtBase to remain under active development while users interact with it. This facilitates iterative improvement over time by allowing input from various user communities and the broader digital preservation field to be taken into con

The Last Page of the Web

Attention:

You have reached the very last page of the Web.

We hope you have enjoyed your browsing.

Now turn off your computer and go outside.

https://users.csc.calpoly.edu/~jdalbey/TheLastWebPage.html

You can enjoy my amazing colleagues and myself presenting the new Rhizome ArtBase next Monday: rhizome.org/events/from-black- -- if I survive the weekend of fixing the remaining issues 😉

This is a first step putting it all together: multiple versions per artwork, web archives, emulation, linked open data, SPARQL federation, post custodial infrastructure, etc. The legendary Annet Dekker of Networks of Care fame will be a respondent.

ear this: in the Malagasy language (Madagascar) the future is imagined to be behind us since no one can see it, while the past is in front of our eyes because it is known and therefore visibile.

i think that using this paradigm we could improve the way we think of archival future and preservation

source: youtu.be/E6kBOTy-Rak (eng subs available)

It’s very funny to me that over the past ~15 years, internet libertarianism has moved from “copyright is obsolete, information wants to be free” to recreating copyright from first principles, except the copyright registry sets the planet on fire.

yesterday i learned for the first time of NFT en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-fung via this post (italian only) not.neroeditions.com/gatti-ran

how bad is this?
apart from non-sustainability of blockchain environments, is this the beginning to stop reproducibility of digital? should we expect new DRMs based on this?

also today in my timeline
laughingsquid.com/i-can-has-ch
opensea.io/
is this the new internet bad hype?

If a web page in 2021 won't let you highlight, cut and paste text then this television from 1983 might be an improvement:

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