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A repost in the event that the first announcement went astray last week (obviously in search of pie.)

New paper, "Slide Decks as Government Publications: Exploring Two Decades of PowerPoint Files Archived from U.S. Government Websites" with both links to the final version and an OA preprint -> trevorowens.org/2022/11/new-pa

Another great job opportunity!

Two openings for Digital Collections Specialists in the Library of Congress Digital Content Management Section. $61,947 - $80,532 per year with further built in promotion potential. usajobs.gov/job/690167000 Apply by 12/16/2022

Learn more about team's values here -> blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2019/0

This looks an interesting article by Ken Thibodeau of Inter Pares Trust A Foundation for Archival Engineering mdpi.com/1953144 Haven't fully digested it yet

"Slide decks as government publications: exploring two decades of PowerPoint files archived from US government websites" by @tjowens @Tjowens@indieweb.social and Jonah Estess link.springer.com/article/10.1

CW: opened the bird side, learned of Chili neighbor. 

I was curious. So I opened Twitter. I then spent a while trying to make any kind of sense of “chili neighbor discourse.” Hours later, it’s a good reminder that while there are things I will miss about Twitter, the whole “main character” thing is not something I will miss.

Another great job opportunity!

Two openings for Digital Collections Specialists in the Library of Congress Digital Content Management Section. $61,947 - $80,532 per year with further built in promotion potential. usajobs.gov/job/690167000 Apply by 12/16/2022

Learn more about team's values here -> blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2019/0

Huge job opportunities!

Multiple hires for Digital Projects Coordinators in the Library of Congress Collections Discovery and Metadata Services division.

Pays $126,233 - $164,102 per year

Apply by 12/09/2022

These jobs are a huge opportunity to play a key role in implementing
the new Library Collections Access Platform -> bit.ly/3XptbP4

usajobs.gov/job/690107400

"Mastodon Is 'Antiviral' Design"

My essay on this: https://clivethompson.medium.com/mastodon-is-antiviral-design-42f090ab8d51

Twitter (and most big social media) is laser-focused on creating virality -- i.e. training the joint attention of millions of people on one hot post/meme/story/event happening *right this instant* ... and doing it over and over and over again

Mastodon really isn't -- for lots of rich and interesting reasons

It's why some emigres from Twitter find Mastodon so baffling

This place embraces slowness and useful friction

Really useful (also humbling) for us Mastodon newbs on the cultural differences between this place and that other place, (via @dzorich) https://www.hughrundle.net/home-invasion/

CyberSpace must not become just another power-oriented frontier fraught with struggle and violence. ↯92MAR

@misty @joshuatj is there a Patreon or anything like that going where the digipres.club community members can set up ongoing subscription payments to y’all to help cover costs?

I'm really quite getting into this fediverse thing. Big props to @misty who set up the digipres instance already several years ago, and has been managing it ever since, together with @joshuatj. Thanks to both of you!

It’s funny, many of the “what you need to know about Mastodon” or “how to learn about the fediverse” pieces are focused on the technology and the implementation, when the hardest thing for people to understand about this context, if they’re used to traditional social media & tech, is that here we have an expectation of _consent_. Consent if you want to be included in a conversation, consent about being amplified, consent in the form of CWs on topics that you want to manage, etc. That’s it! 🎯

Have just realised that #academics can use @ORCID_Org to
#verify themselves.

Just include your full mastodon link (like this: https://mas.to/@marekmcgann) in the "Websites and Social Links" section in ORCID, then include link to your ORCID record in your Mastodon profile.

Hurray for distributed digital identities!

Every few years when I again type in “538” on my phone I briefly remember Dan Cohen’s post about the Ivory Tower and the Open Web and Nate Silver’s “Burrito Bracket” and am briefly drawn into the gapping void that is the passage of time. (dancohen.org/2011/07/26/the-iv)

Imagine paying tens of billion dollars go a thing and this happens.

I'm seeing some new folks express displeasure w/ #cw usage in the #fediverse. If so, at least in the web client, you can tweak your settings to auto-expand posts with content warnings. (Not sure about other clients.)

That might not be a solution you *love*, but it's a thoughtful feature that lets both lovers and haters of #cw to peacefully co-exist, I reckon.

As a newcomer, very much enjoying taking in and processing the various cultural clashes and inter-instance struggles around governance and policy in the . So much more vibrant and interesting here in the Upside Down.

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