If you're interested in open media, open standards, digital audiovisual preservation, then you might want to check out the livestream of No Time to Wait 3: Rough Consensus and Running Archives symposium happening right now.
More info at https://mediaarea.net/NoTimeToWait3
Catch the livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3mthecCNRM
Digitization is the not panacea though.
"Why isn't library science in Brazil at a place where digitizing existing materials is as important as going out and collecting stuff?”
The Delicate Art of Being an Archivist: An Open Letter to Alice Dreger | librarylibby https://www.librarylibby.com/single-post/2018/07/31/The-Delicate-Art-of-Being-an-Archivist-An-Open-Letter-to-Alice-Dreger
NEW GAME! Why do groups of people act smart, dumb, kind, cruel? An interactive guide to networks & humans:
“The movies we collect are intimate, first-hand visual records of work and play, of traditions and spontaneous acts…and they activate memories, crucial knowledge and expertise that too often goes unrecognized.”
My #SEAPAVAA22 slides on Punching Above Your Weight: Levaraging Online Resources is finally up!
“This is the earliest moving image of an orchestra where you can hear them play.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-archives.html
The Windrush scandal reminds us of the value of archives https://www.ft.com/content/5cc54f2a-4882-11e8-8c77-ff51caedcde6
Hey, all! The deadline for submissions for the Museum Computer Network's Nov. conference is Monday! https://conference.mcn.edu/2018/callforproposals.cfm
The deadline for scholarship applications is also Monday: https://conference.mcn.edu/2018/scholarshipapplication.cfm
We, you and I, have a chance to fix this. We, you and I, can rebuild and repair.
- Make user friendly (not user hostile) devices and software
- Write documentation
- Refuse to buy tech that *we* can render safe to use, but that the average user can't
- Support people that do things correctly financially whenever possible.
In today's cataloging questions: If the package for a software item is missing the disks and only includes manuals should it be cataloged as text instead?
Most say yes, but I'm not so sure since I don't know how researchers search (or would search) for software manuals in our collection.
Call for presentations - National Digital Forum (NZ)
How can we work collaboratively and effectively with people outside the sector?
How does our sector work with educators and students in the digital realm? How should it?
How can we share experiences of things not going well and learn from our mistakes?
How can we embrace new modes of research?
How can we share the work we’re doing to make a tangible impact in our communities?
http://nzzl.us/lKeASRO via @firstname.lastname@example.org