That grant report you thought you were late on submitting that turns out to be due a year from now.

Ahhh.. I can procrastinate for another year.

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

Start by expressing your interest here:

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

@platypus I generally try to put the brakes on pushing for more undergraduate work going into the repository. For the same reasons you mention.

@RoxPoNinja the access system (which includes edit) and our preservation system (which we call Coda) are connected by reference with ARKs.

When you pull an item from Coda, if you need the updated descriptive metadata, you ask Aubrey (the access system) for the metadata.

Over the years we have seen most people just request the preservation copies of files and not ask about descriptive metadata.

@RoxPoNinja This is the interface we have built in-house that we call "Edit". We version all of the metadata so you can go back to previous versions to view exact changes as needed. We don't have a roll back to previous version feature but could add one in the future.

We've done a little work on metadata change over time with our versioned metadata as a dataset.

I don't think I've shared this improvement for our metadata record history page.

You can now see what fields changed and a hint on how (+ = added, - = removed, ^ = 'adjusted') they changed.

I would love to see the "back of house" interfaces others are creating for managing digital collections and metadata.

Release v0.6.0 of QA catalogue a metadata quality assessment tool for library catalogue records. The big thing: supports of PICA bibliographic metadata schema (a MARC alternative used in Germany, The Netherlands, and France).

The developments was sponsored by Verbundzentrale (VZG) des Gemeinsamen Bibliotheksverbundes (GBV). Many-many thanks for @nichtich for the cooperation!

Details, download links:

#code4lib #metadata #metadataquality #libtech

People don't believe me when I say that one of the biggest challenges folks have in digitization is just scanning all the pages and putting them in the right order.

@dsalo @cascode I think that algorithmic adjacency is going to play a role in allowing us to give the illusion a curated space for serendipitous discovery.

But as you have already said, that is going to take resources we generally aren't given.

@dsalo @cascode we also run into the “we want to be able to ‘browse the shelf’” in a digital library and discover system context that adds its own set of challenges to the bunch.

@CentralAndWesternArchiveGLAM this was sour first year with so many pepper plants. It was so hot this summer in Texas that the peppers didn’t start to produce until very late in the season, basically fall. But when they started they really produced. Peppers, peppers everywhere.

We had to pick the last of the peppers because of our first freeze this week. Time for some salsa.

While we are doing introductions, this is Ripley (in pink) and Kenai (in teal). Both are American Brittanys. Ripley is 10 years old while Kenai is 6 months old. They both want to say hello to the Mastodon world.

@autpost our dogs love fruits and vegetables. Probably the best treat is a baby carrot, or maybe the inside stem of a cauliflower.

I guess I will start off with an . I'm a librarian at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. I work with digital preservation, digitization, repository platforms, web archiving, and just about everything digital library related. Our main work is the Portal to Texas History, the UNT Digital Library and the Gateway to Oklahoma History. I love with and cameras. I love to travel with my wife Kristy and our two brittanys Ripley and Kenai

@CentralAndWesternArchiveGLAM I appreciate the suggestions. Feels like attending a social event for the first time and trying to figure out the lay of the land.

It doesn't seem like anyone has mentioned recently so that seems like a good start.

If anyone wants to give this tool for harvesting metadata a spin feel free. -

Recently updated (very late in the game) to python3.

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