The good news: thanks to car troubles, I got to ease back into work today by writing a ton of emails from the comfort of home (and the car's all right in the end, too!)
The bad news: whirlwind 48-hour trip to New Orleans last weekend (featuring sick plane baby coughing straight into my face) has left me with a persistent cough that still endangers returning to the office tomorrow! 👍
RT @winnie For 2019 I have been reflecting on how preservation helps everyone, often in unexpected ways.
A friend died very unexpectedly this year, and it’s because of (somewhat reluctant) digipres from a third party that we have videos she recorded & stories she wrote. We often think of preservation as saving humanity’s grand culture / history, but the mundane content of friends & fam is priceless in a different way. Her memory matters.
I wonder if buying a space heater for my office is acceptable use of a p card
How do y'all keep track of terminal commands that are super handy but you will still probably only use them once every ~3 months and completely forget the flags/syntax/regex in the meantime
Librarians are awesome story:
About a year ago I was working on a research project and couldn't find a book - it was cited in another book, but had no WorldCat record, there was no online trace of its (Moscow-based) publisher, the Slavic-language specialist at the university library was even stumped. I put in a request for acquisition anyway with what info I had, because what the hell
SURVEY OPPORTUNITY. Library, Archives, and Museum workers! Have you held a position created through grant funding (US)? Was any of the work you did digital? We want to hear about your experience as a worker: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bODNUR7shGKXemx
(this is separate from forum participation)
This survey is gathering data for Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions, IMLS funding number LG-73-18-0236. Help us & share the survey w/friends and colleagues.
Are there any good blog posts/resources out there you know of that are like @bitsgalore 's Preserving Optical Media from the Command line guide but for hard drives?