The future of the library is files in one place, description in another. It turns out there is an online copy:

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2022 is proving to be a year of many profound changes. There are two big transitions going in my life: one professional, and one personal.:

I'm hiring for a mid- to senior-level software developer to join our team at Stanford Libraries. We're very remote-friendly, and we have great colleagues. Apply by August 19 for earliest consideration! [updated for correct link 😅]

I've decided to set the submission deadline for Issue 2 of #fantomesZine on July 31st since submissions are coming in pretty regularly, I think I'll aim to have the zine ready around October, it would be really fitting ^^

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The submission are open for #fantomesZine second edition! Send along your writing, poetry, illustrations, photos or something else entirely on the theme of ghosts, hauntology, occultism or spooky folklore. There is no submission deadline yet but i think I'll leave them open for a month or two. Boosts appreciated, let your friends know about it and look up issue 1 for inspiration ~ 👻


We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!


Damaged Earth Catalog

A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.


Permacomputing wiki

A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!


Permacomputing in the Arts

A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.

#permacomputing #ecology #art #design #technology

Library vendor lawsuits 

OCLC v Clarivate 2:22-cv-02470, SD Ohio is a very, very interesting lawsuit.

It claims tortious interference with contractual and prospective business relationships and conspiracy to interfere with contractual and prospective biz relationships. OCLC alleges Ex Libris has been pitching Metadoor as a direct competitor to WorldCat and directly asking customers to violate OCLC policy.

* Infodocket:

Thrilled to receive such a thoughtful and complementary review from Frans de Waard for Black Tent’s Managed Retreat 10":

> “Active listening … ambient on edge, spacious and down to earth. Ritual music … for an urban environment.”

I’ve been mulling over the idea of registering a RFC 1480-style locality domain under `.us` for a long, long while (think 20 years or more). However, it’s been pretty borked for over a good portion of that time. There’s a reasonable guide to obtaining a locality domain that was updated last year that relies heavily on archived websites (well, text files on HTTP servers) for critical resources.

It’s honestly a bit disappointing; if this process were smoother, I’d argue…

I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.


For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.

- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium

More on

- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)

#zine #technology

brakence is queer and has loud kicks / snares / bass hits so brakence music counts as hyperpop

At one point I thought @anarchivist and I would be involved in some digital preservation projects together, but instead I started buying their records.

Web Archives in Repositories I’m fortunate to be back at code4lib again this year. It gives
me hope to see this conference working in the same spirit as it started
out with, albeit with much honed mechanics. It is also refreshing to be
talking about someone else’s work, in this case the work of the
Webrecorder project, rather than my own.

One of the dire pitfalls of PhD research, and academia more generally,
is the tendency to focus so much on your own int

Happy to announce that the slides and facilitator playbook from "Including and Unleashing Everyone: Facilitation with Liberating Structures," the workshop that Hillel Arnold and I taught, are now available:

Now available! :mastodon:

My in-depth comparative review of eight Mastodon apps for iPhone

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I wrote a thing to get it out of my system but am now wondering what I've missed from this list.

What would you add?

From the sales from May 1-15, I was able to donate $100.76 to the National Network of Abortion Funds! Thanks to all those who contributed.

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Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it:

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