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🔖 WebAnnotation in the Browser –

> Very generally: annotations are _content about content_.

And I thought we had challenges describing metadata as data about data… Anyway, this is interesting, especially from the standpoint of annotation discovery and moderation. (

Thanks to all of you who attended my @calarchivists keynote in real time! I’m thrilled to announce that the recording is now available: (

🔖 Rally to Sell Shares of Rare Declaration of Independence | Art & Object –

> Rally … will offer 80,000 shares of a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence to the general public this month. … The copy is a Walsh 15 Broadside—printed in July 1776 in Exeter, New Hampshire … one of only 20 Walsh copies created and currently in private ownership.

Once again, I ask: How have the New Enclosures been worked? (

🔖 Digital Library Software Developer, Access and Discovery Team (3 positions) | Stanford Libraries –

We’re hiring for three software developer positions, at junior, mid-, and senior levels, to join our team at Stanford Libraries. Remote-friendly; great colleagues, and rewarding projects. Apply by May 28 for earliest consideration! (

please give me your favorite hawthorn recipes because we have a big tree

Really enjoying leaning into writing with Ulysses - it’s kind of a dream come true from the standpoint of working with Hugo. It’s nice on desktop/iPad, but wish the Working Copy integration on iOS were slightly smoother. (

Because my Sourcery post was so controversial^W popular I had to adjust the Webmention configuration to show more replies. Nice problem to have, I guess? (


[1] "What would it take for historians to be able to share archival material?"

[2] The difference between being a non-profit and not making a profit (while being supplied with venture capital) does seem important here. The fact is that there is already a contract researcher model for archives. The gig economy is less about creating new kinds of work than it is about setting the conditions under which people work.

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I'll admit it: I'm no futurist. When I wrote a blog post almost a decade ago about potential ways for historians to share copies of archival materials with each other[1], I hadn't thought about third-party image hosting supplied via the gig economy labor model[2], as @anarchivist writes about here:

do you ever think about how saying the name of a voice assistant before asking it to do something is basically the same as hitting the escape key in vim before typing a command

More than half our development and dev support teams plan to be 100% remote even after COVID restrictions have been lifted. The remaining will be remote 3-4 days a week.

MPOW has always been remote-friendly, but I think we've turned a corner on this. As a long time 100% remote worker, it's nice to see!

#worklife #remotework

shitpost, steal this idea 

Making a leftist energy drink and calling it Alerta

just did some quick and dirty math on ARL institutions from 1999-2019 and the average loss of jobs across that time period is 13% but the institutions vary wildly. Some institutions actually had small increases (5%) but others had serious decreases of like 40%. Love when my own data analysis validates my concerns that librarianship is at the precipice.

Yesterday, I gave the keynote at the . The session was recorded but not yet freely available. I’m hoping to rework the text for publication, but on request, I’m willing to share the text of my talk, so contact me accordingly.

The title was ‘Archives at Point Zero: Towards an Actually-Existing Archival Commons.’

Here’s aa mindmap of related topics from when I was first asked to give a talk for the canceled 2020 Western Archivists Meeting.

I used lots of images…

You can enjoy my amazing colleagues and myself presenting the new Rhizome ArtBase next Monday: -- if I survive the weekend of fixing the remaining issues 😉

This is a first step putting it all together: multiple versions per artwork, web archives, emulation, linked open data, SPARQL federation, post custodial infrastructure, etc. The legendary Annet Dekker of Networks of Care fame will be a respondent.

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