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GeoCities like you've never seen it before (because you're an investor in 1998).

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Looking at the small amount of records from internet companies that are available for public access, I'm more worried about that side of internet history at this point than I am about old web pages.

bbc.com/future/story/20190401-

There are quite a few stories about the last time someone saw an internet company's records: after a crash, after a merger, destroyed on a regular schedule for "compliance" reasons, gathered up to be saved but corporate legal counsel wouldn't sign off, etc.

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I know I should know this but.... is there a registry somewhere of public digital repositories that have significant born-digital institutional (preferably university) record content in them?

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In case someone here needs to hear it, telling someone "we literally cannot take everything you want to give to the archives because we have resourcing issues" is always a valid decision and a hill you *should* die on. Think of it as a favor to your future self.

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Memo to folks in helpful professions. Sometimes it’s good to remind yourself “you are not the asshole whisperer.”

You can’t actually fix people. You can just do your best.

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This morning University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign posted and then pulled a posting for Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer position IN SOCIAL WORK:

"This is a 0% FTE, unpaid position. If considered to teach future courses, salary will be offered."

... fuckity yikes.

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This GoFundMe is for the family of a woman who died unexpectedly. She worked at the same place as a good friend. They're raising the money for funeral expenses.

gofundme.com/vqvxda-angela039s

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SAA elections 

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@rekh127 OMG I found a Libguide which explains it. simmons.libguides.com/anti-opp

... for a non-librarian, this is... yeah a useful libguide? magic.

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If you boost this picture of my cat, then others will have the pleasure of viewing it

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Hi Rotten Tomatoes, I have not seen The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, and considering that it’s got a 30-something percent score, I probably never will, but I’m pretty sure that this was just a real horse named Prince

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From Netanel Ganin:

i never thought i'd see the policy office discuss the distinction between solo witches and a coven and the spectrum between the two wish i coulda been at that editorial meeting

loc.gov/aba/pcc/saco/cpsoed/ps

... I'm delighted.

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chicago, fire, dog tragedy, fundraisers for people and groups (this is really sad) 

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do you ever just think about academic librarianship and want to laugh/scream forever?

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If anyone else out there is #ApplyingWhileTrans with an unofficial name, I might have some helpful tips for you now that I'm done with the process. HMU if you want.

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NAACP returns Facebook donation, calls for boycott

Interesting: The NAACP has returned a donation from Facebook and called for a daylong boycott of the social network Tuesday following revelations of how its platform was used to manipulate black voters in the 2016 presidential election.

They want a boycott of fb and twit Tues, Dec. 18th.

axios.com/naacp-returns-facebo

I'd like to do my part, but I boycott 24/7/365 so I doubt they'd notice my absent absence :-)

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Anyone worked/published with a micropublication? I'd be curious to know what kind of value you found in it. I went to a talk a while ago about wormbase.org and how they got the publication going (working on peer review, becoming reputable, etc.). Not sure that I'm going anywhere with this but it keeps circling in the back of my mind what some other possibilities for micropublications might be.

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