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I decided to finally give a certain well-known library resource a try. One of those things that lots of libraries offer and I've been meaning to try anyway.

Great. Sign up, sign in, pick my topic, let's get started!

"You need to install Adobe Flash Player."

.....

Shit.

@joshuatj UPDATE: The upgrade and migration worked seamlessly 🎉. We're now at the latest stable release 2.7.2 and hosted by masto.host. Toot 🍍 me if you notice any issues.

Thank you @mastohost

@platypus yeapppp, was just about to announce to the world! Haha

Hello fellow glammr.us tooters, we are conducting some long overdue instance upgrading and server migration in a day or two. Expect some intermittent downtime.

If there's anything urgent, toot me at my digipres.club account @joshuatj

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 mediaarea.net/NoTimeToWait3

Catch the livestream at youtube.com/watch?v=M3mthecCNR

Digitization is the not panacea though.

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"Why isn't library science in Brazil at a place where digitizing existing materials is as important as going out and collecting stuff?”
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wired.com/story/brazil-museum-

@John IKR?! The author's other works are quite fun too!

Whoa, This is FUN! Must-try for those doing advocacy

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NEW GAME! Why do groups of people act smart, dumb, kind, cruel? An interactive guide to networks & humans:

THE WISDOM and/or MADNESS of CROWDS
😐 ncase.me/crowds 😐
source tweet: t.co/oRAQh7dSFt

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“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.”
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news.uchicago.edu/article/2018

Love articles like this where it let us take a peek at the behind the scenes processes.

"Developing a Membership Model, or: How to review everything you've ever done and who you talked to along the way" nzzl.us/meCKsdX via @nuzzel

Hey fediverse and beyond, anyone knows any good way to archive and display WhatsApp messages?

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If there's a moral to the story it is look after those backups – and the systems needed to run them. You never know when they might be needed.
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NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede • The Register - The Register nzzl.us/al2Sqn1 via @nuzzel

I would say it's similar in the other GLAMMR professions...

On the Mass Extinction of Museum Professionals & Why Trustees Should be Worried - Medium nzzl.us/ouJ76Cb via @nuzzel

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