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Was looking for an awesome list for audiovisual archiving and re-discover this treasure trove 😍

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Hey, all! The deadline for submissions for the Museum Computer Network's Nov. conference is Monday!

The deadline for scholarship applications is also Monday:

Are You Really Facebook's Product? - Slate via @nuzzel

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We, you and I, have a chance to fix this. We, you and I, can rebuild and repair.

We can:
- 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.

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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?

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BREAKING!! Flickr --> SmugMug

Exclusive: Flickr bought by SmugMug, which vows to revitalize the photo service - USA TODAY via @nuzzel

"Everything is deeply intertwingled. In an important sense there are no ‘subjects’ at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided up neatly." - Ted Nelson, philosopher and sociologist.

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Who created it and what was their role? What influence and significance did that person or institution have? Under what circumstances was the record created, and to what end? Why was it selected for permanent preservation? How does its custodial history affect its value?

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An archivist might be interested in historical context but, fundamentally, we believed that wasn’t what the archive was here to deliver. Our job was to help the user of the record understand enough of the context of its creation and use to be able to make an assessment of its evidential value.

Digital Archiving: Context is Everything via @nuzzel

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Do you use ImageMagick for rote processing tasks? I'm collecting scripts to help #digipres folks by adding a new section to ffmprovisr! Do you have anything to share? (Or share this?)

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Learning or teaching #digipres? Here are free educational resources from my book #Re_collection with Rick Rinehart, including interactive infographics, video tutorials, and quizzes.

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hey masto i'm outsourcing my work again/looking for titles we might have missed

what are some of your favorite featuring *and* written by PoC? i think are the focus but i'll take non-superhero recs too!

plenary briefly discussed the AV Think Tank White Paper. Read it again today and I would love to have more discussions about the recommendations raised.


White Paper:
Towards a New Audiovisual Think Tank for Audiovisual Archivists and Cultural Heritage Professionals.

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And in today’s tech news, another journalist reinvents public library digital collections from first principles.


Photos of 1966-1967's Singapore, Kuching, Sabah, Fraser's Hill and Kuala Lumpur. Some of the colour ones are stunning.

Wakelet seems to be a good replacement for Storify. Anyone tried the import from Storify function yet? @erwin

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