From Jim Henson to Patricia Piccinini: Brisbane’s Fairy Tales exhibition is spooky, perverse and delightful https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/dec/05/fairy-tales-exhibition-queensland-gallery-of-modern-art #art #glam #Brisbane
It's 2023, 75 years after the Nakba, 44 years after Edward Said published The Question of Palestine, the Library of Congress subject headings, a cataloguing standard used by libraries around the world, *finally* added an entry "Palestine question (1948-)".
Eine Dokumentation unserer Ausstellung bei der Berlin Science Week, mit Fotos und kurzen Texten zu den verschiedenen Beiträgen gibt es nun auf dem Blog von Museums and Society - Mapping the Social:
ok dumb vector #math question
Lets say i have a camera and a focal point like in the bigger picture below. how can i get a normalized 2d vec of which way its pointing, discarding the pitch? (Imagine the bottom right is a top view, and the arrow reps the 2d normalized vector I want to obtain) (using #bevy so this is within #glam) #rust
Emily Kam Kngwarray: stunning retrospective brings perspective – and agency – to an Australian great https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/dec/01/emily-kam-kngwarray-retrospective-the-national-gallery-of-australia-exhibition #art #IndigenousIP #GLAM
"After all, we’re the libraries. We have plenty of experience with corporate entities that don’t reflect our values. "
"We also know all too well the very worst of what humanity can create, because we collect it."
"We know that our collections as a whole are themselves the legacies of systems of oppression in what they do and do not contain."
"We also know the harms that our own workplace practices and culture have caused over the years."
Good news for anyone who needs help preserving a collection! DPOE is now offering grants to fund online training, including the #DigitalPreservation course I'm co-teaching starting 17 January.
Some of my past students have benefited from these grants 💸
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From the US National Library of Medicine.
I communicated with the editor prior during the process, so they knew my thoughts and my struggles with the book and review. To their credit, they published it with very minor edits. I really agonized over the whole thing.
But that was the last I heard from Notes!
I wonder if this ghosting has happened to others when reviewing books? Either with Notes or other GLAM publishing?
Sometimes I think about the last book review I did for MLA Notes years ago. It was not a favorable review (unlike an earlier one I wrote for another book, also for Notes). Though I half-heartedly recommended the book since it had some hard-to-find info in English, I provided examples and citations to counter the author's hyperbolic claims and language. I noted their unacknowledged bias, but tried to be gentle about it.
I'm not affiliated with this effort, but the panel seems pretty interesting!
Join the Open Copyright Education Advisory Network (OCEAN) for the next installment in the FREE Discussion Series!
Preservation, Research, and Learning with Video Games
Dec 1 @ 12p EST
Info and registration here:
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"This is on the Rhysida ransomware group's data leak site. Deadline is 27 November. They've included a sample with passports/other leaked docs as proof."
"BL has since confirmed the data leak is from internal HR files"
The things you find in the notes of the #Trove Strategic Advisory Committee: the NLA has started experimenting with HTR for extracting text from handwritten manuscripts. No indication of the technology they're using. https://trove.nla.gov.au/announcement/2023/10/19/handwritten-text-recognition-testing-testing-123 #GLAM #histodons #digitalHumanities
#artbyjolla # #ArtistofMastodon #mastodon #abstractart #creativetoots #artists #colorfulart #fediart #AYearForArt #artwork #TheArtDistrict #artgallery #painting #BuyIntoArt #FediGiftShop #springforart #artcollector #portrait #calla lilies #sophistication #glam
In the realm of timeless elegance, a portrait unfolds, capturing the essence of a sophisticated lady adorned in a black hat with a profusion of calla lilies.
My notes from the Fantastic Futures 2023 conference held in Vancouver by @AI4LAM last week https://www.openobjects.org.uk/2023/11/fantastic-futures-2023-ai4lam-in-vancouver/
Thanks again to the organisers and presenters!
My hubby was at this show! But he doesn't remember anything about it. 🤣 #TheDamned & T.Rex, 11th March 1977 at the Apollo, #Manchester. I found this info online: The Apollo had a seated capacity of around 2,700. It was built as a cinema in 1930. Dandy in the Underworld was released on this day to critical acclaim from most sections of the music press. This would be T Rex's last officially released album in Marc's lifetime. The tour party stayed the night at The Post House hotel. #punk #glam 1/2
Been prodding the new `/magazine/title` endpoint that was added to #Trove API v3. It provides details on periodical titles and issues (other than newspapers). So it's very useful, but also very not...
Of the 2,504 titles, 1,538 point to sets of parliamentary papers. I suppose annual reports count as periodicals, but it would be good to be able to separate them out. In any case I've already got a full harvest of PPs.
Of the 966 left, 114 have no issues. That seems to be either because they're actually issues rather than titles, or they're just brokened.
Another 124 titles have incomplete lists of issues, either because some of the issues have no date, or they're just brokened.
So as with just about everything involving Trove data, I'll have to develop a series of workarounds to deal with the problems and inconsistences. This is my life now. #TroveDataGuide #GLAM #digitalHumanities
There are 6,160 NLA oral histories online in #Trove – more than 14,000 hours of recordings to listen to. You can even download audio files and transcripts. I'm almost finished the oral histories section in the #TroveDataGuide to help researchers find and use them. https://wragge.github.io/trove-data-guide/other-digitised-resources/oral-histories/overview.html #GLAM #histodons #oralHistory #digitalHumanities
Attention Bibliographers & book historians affected by the BL cyber-attack: Nikolai Vogler has built a stopgap ESTC—fully searchable, 150,000 pre-1700 records, many with links to EEBO > estc.printprobability.org
#BookHistory #Bibliography #Cataloguing #GLAM #Libraries #Librarians
'Introducing the LC Labs Artificial Intelligence Planning Framework' by the fabulous people of the Library of Congress Labs https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2023/11/introducing-the-lc-labs-artificial-intelligence-planning-framework/
So I reckon about 14,277 hours of oral history interviews have been digitised by the NLA and made available for listening through #Trove. Everyone focuses on the newspapers, but there's so much other great stuff -- unfortunately it's a bit hidden away.
As a follow-up to the above post, have a little update on the responsive design initiative over at Bahaipedia.
Hey Australian #GLAM folk, if your institution has cool data that you'd like to open up for new, innovative digital research, you might want to register your interest in partnering with the ARDC in phase 2 of the Community Data Lab: https://ardc.edu.au/news-and-events/news/seeking-registration-for-potential-partnership-opportunity-ardc-community-data-lab-project-phase-2/ #GLAM #digitalHumanities
The ARDC's HASS Research Data Commons has received another $25 million in funding to carry it through to 2028: https://ardc.edu.au/article/hass-and-indigenous-research-data-commons-receives-25-million/
Cope is a museum technologist who's worked on lots of critical digital projects over the years, and in this talk, he addresses himself to the difference between the excitement of the #GalleriesLibrariesArchivesAndMuseums (#GLAM) sector over the possibilities of the #web, and why he doesn't feel the same excitement over the #metaverse, and its various guises - #XR, #VR, #MR and #AR.
The biggest reason to be excited about the web was - and is - the openness of disintermediation.
Externally, it seemed like Dr. Burnette made progress - or started - changing an organizational culture that needed changing. But many of us have experienced that painful disconnect between the positive affects others perceive from outside and the confusion and problems that persist inside the organization. Just adds to the stress and sadness.
I feel for everyone involved.
After what seems like a sudden departure of their newly arrived CEO, I feel terrible for folks I know and for all the staff at Newfields here in Indianapolis. I don't know what's going on as far as leadership - I'm guessing we'll find out soon, but that's not my main concern. Even without details, we all know this type of turmoil affects everyone. So much uncertainty, and probably a sense of loss. That's what I care about.
Hopefully @billt will post his talk notes soon, but in the meantime, I loved his provocation: we act like AI is the services layer, but what if it's the structure? We have an opportunity to rethink some of the core structures of the world around AI capabilities. What could a library be with these capabilities, what could it offer us? What might we want it to be? #LibrariesRewired #libraries #GLAM #AI
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
1970 USA Mercury #vinyl #music
I learn incredible stuff every time. Practical, useful, will make life easier daily and save your ass in a pinch sorts of stuff.
And I also learn fascinating AF arcana. Today it was the Hereford Mappa Mundi (I disappointed all in my utter innocence on the topic- it's a religious map with Jerusalem at the center and heaven, encircled by flames, anchored somewhere in the vicinity of Japan)...
AND ALSO THAT RESEARCH LIBRARIES LITERALLY DO NOT HAVE SPACE FOR EVERYONE TO RETURN THEIR BOOKS 🤯 #glam
Are you looking for a technology-ish job in the humanities or cultural heritage? Or looking to advertise a job? I've collated the sites I suggest to people, with some notes on applying for #DH #GLAM tech jobs
The Scottish Traditional Music Archive Directory is now live! 🥳
The directory brings together organisations in and outside Scotland with collections of Scottish traditional music.
Users can identify collection holders, find information on their catalogues, get in touch with them, and compare collections from different organisations.
It's World Digital Preservation Day, and I'm lucky to be one of the teachers again for the spring #DigitalPreservation course offered by @DigitCurator. I've always been energized by the subjects we cover, from nuts-and-bolts like checksums and emulation to out-of-the-box ideas like preserving history in DNA or folk stories.
Registration is now open for this online course running 17 Jan to 26 Apr.
I love this provocation for libraries: 'Because archival methodology accommodates lower quality descriptive records, this also makes it a perfect fit for automated approaches that derive description from digital materials. This includes full text, technical metadata, or the output of computational techniques such as entities extracted using Natural Language Processing (NLP). Archival description is also a perfect fit for using emerging machine learning techniques for extracting meaningful information from digital images and documents for discovery if these tools can be used without causing harm'
Unesco planning virtual museum of stolen cultural artefacts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/06/unesco-planning-virtual-museum-of-stolen-cultural-artefacts “Behind every stolen work or fragment lies a piece of history, identity and humanity that has been wrenched from its custodians, rendered inaccessible to research, and now risks falling into oblivion,” said the Unesco director general, Audrey Azoulay. “Our objective with this is to place these works back in the spotlight, and to restore the right of societies to access their heritage, experience it, and recognise themselves in it.” #culture #heritage #GLAM
Das hier sollten alle in und aus #Berlin unterzeichnen - eine einmalige Chance für diese Stadt es EINMAL richtig zu machen und nicht wieder zum Gespött des Landes zu werden weil alles verstolpert wird.
Alle anderen sollten AUCH unterschreiben, da endlich einmal #bibliotheken räumlich der Platz zugewiesen würde, den sie gesellschaftlich seit Jahrhunderten einnehmen. Gerne boosten, denn: die #ZLB muss in die #Friedrichsstraße!
We were a little confused why this Introduction to University Programme career workshop photograph from 1992 was the most-viewed Flickr Commons image on Wikimedia Commons last month until we looked a little closer and realized it showed a sixteen year old Cillian Murphy.
"By early 2000s the... [Ministry of Defense] decided to close the UFO desk stating 'for more than 50 years of reporting no UFO sighting had indicated the existence of any military threat to the UFO or evidence of extra-terrestrial life visiting UK airspace'."
More details about this time in history: https://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php/cold-war-ufos/
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Does anyone have any favorite blog posts/short articles on writing documentation? Extra points for ones about documenting metadata schemes or writing documentation in a GLAM-context! A lot of what I've found has been too specific to documenting code or it is documenting projects using very basic metadata. #documentation #metadata #libraries #archives #GLAM #DH
About ten years ago I downloaded details of 4 million articles from the front pages of digitised #newspapers in #Trove to explore changes in the contents of front pages over time. I've just repeated the experiment using #Jupyter notebooks and a fresh harvest of 19 million articles. Here's a short post about it with links to notebooks, datasets, visualisations, the works: https://updates.timsherratt.org/2023/08/08/exploring-the-front.html #GLAM #digitalHumanities #histodons @histodons
Do you use the term “memory worker”? If so, what does this mean to you?
I’ve been using it (and hearing it) as a useful generalized term to include all folks who work in history/memory fields
Really curious if it’s widely used and if so, with which groups, and if there are any meanings I might be missing
So, it's been a while since I did an #Introduction #ConnectionList #TwitterMigration post where, I find interesting people for you to follow on #Mastodon, and use my reach to more closely connect the #Fediverse :fediverse:
@drwaus is the new official account for Digital Rights Watch in Australia (h/t to all the good work Sam @floreani is doing in this space - don't forget to catch her #keynote at @email@example.com later this month!)
Image credit: Pan-Am postcard from the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
I'm daniel and I'm the politics curator working at the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK.
I do engagement work with archives. I'm also a librarian & working towards archivist registration with the ARA.
I like psychoanalysis, italian, archives & words.
I'm helping 2 faculty develop an u-grad Library & Archival Studies Concentration in Africana Studies, in part to encourage students to pursue their MLIS. We're creating an intro LIS foundations class & I'm helping to craft a module on the history of the profession. I have 3 broad categories of content:
1) History of LIBRARIES: establishment of public libraries, efforts to integrate libraries, collections (whose voice gets included/excluded)
2) History of LIBRARY WORKERS: feminized/white; race, racism, segregation; professionalization
3) History of LIBRARY WORK: collection building & description, evolution of subject classification; consortial collections/reference, resource sharing; technology and the transformation of library work; labor/unionization
I'd love to hear what y'all think are essential topics + readings. You can share here👇 or DM for access to my draft. Thx!