I'm looking for literature (articles, blog posts, books) that covers "succession planning" for IT/sysadmin in activist groups. Like, for a volunteer group, what happens if your IT person just leaves? What are best practices so that the group isn't locked out of their web hosting etc (simply through lack of information rather than malice on the previous IT person's fault)
What I've been listening to this week: Jens Pauly (32), Wye Oak (15), Elbow (12) #lastfm
What I've been listening to this week: Moss Covered Technology (20), Strange Mountain II (17), Jens Pauly (16) #lastfm
It's significant to see Zuckerberg using archives here in the context of privacy. But is "expire" the same thing as "delete" & is "delete" actually delete?
It's almost as if "archive" is being used as a pseudonym for once public data that is no longer accessible, but still stored. As if real archives don't value access.
This portrayal also begs the question of whether deleted, or no longer public data, would still be subject to machine learning algos & data extraction?
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I'm glad I finally found Skim, an open source PDF reader for OS X that has tabs, notes, highlights, split screen for reading while looking at bibliography, etc. https://skim-app.sourceforge.io/
What I've been listening to this week: Talk Talk (45), The Green Kingdom (26), øjeRum (6) #lastfm
"University of California terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research"
Context for those not in the US: this is huge. UC is a uniquely enormous and influential university system in our country. When they do things, many other universities follow suit.
For those of us who ID as leftwing GLAMR workers we really ought to be pushing for user-defined retention policies for individual software/app/platform accounts. I dig this proposal from EFF re: Slack retention for free accounts https://fixitalready.eff.org/slack
Dianne Feinstein Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US Senate https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=885053998&oldid=885036339
What I've been listening to this week: Brian McBride (32), David Bowie (23), Jim Guthrie (19) #lastfm
If this PR gets merged it'll be resolvable at dat://2019.code4lib.org
(I could have merged it myself, but that seemed a bit presumptuous)
What I've been listening to this week: The Green Kingdom (19), Bob Dylan (15), Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea (9) #lastfm
I'm interested in how the web & archival practices meet in people's daily lives.
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