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Wanted: a Canadian librarian to give a keynote on digitization and metadata. Maybe my friends can recommend some good candidates?

/cc @anna @ashley @sabrams

Yay, our national library & archives was able to harvest our theses & dissertations collection, and I only had to tweak one thing in our DC-to-ETDMS stylesheet.

DSpace keeps throwing curves at us after ten years but it is still running and maintained, so there's that.

Turns out it was an amazing largely one-person performance by Matthew Heitl, with some assistance from puppets and shadow theatre.

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Off to see a local production of A Christmas Carol with the family. No idea what to expect!

I had been using a convoluted approach with an rPi 1 to provide a Google Cloud Print interface, but this is far better.

And Google Cloud Print is going away, of course:

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Last night I set up a Raspberry Pi 2 as a print server for our 13 year old (!) Brother HL 2040 printer at home.

The rPi is running Fedora Server 31 so it's getting regular updates, and provides a nice web-based management UI through Cockpit.

I relied on for the bulk of the printer setup info.

Should have been working on my research but was in a mood to solve this long-standing problem.

Dan Scott boosted

University printing user experience 

Library homepage maintenance woes 

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Library homepage maintenance woes 

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Library homepage maintenance woes 

Just turned off "Automatically display images in my email" (uni is a Google Suite operation, so Gmail) because a colleague has been using to track who has been opening / reading their email. So obnoxious.

Really should have turned that off long ago.

<subfield code="a">Indians of North America -- Canada -- Economic Autochtones -- Canada.</subfield>

No this is not how subject headings work!

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I replaced over 18,000 instances of the "Indians of North America" subject heading with "Indigenous peoples--North America" in our catalogue, based on:

Bone, Christine. (2016). Modifications to the Library of Congress Subject Headings for use by Manitoba archives. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH Retrieved from:

Now working on over a thousand other records with variations such as ending in a period...

Curse you MARC punctuation!

Linked data dev friends: job opening at @uOttawa Humanities Lab working on the LINCS project. 24 month contract, $69K-88K salary. Apply now, closes Nov. 17th!

Survey text length limits

If your survey/exercise asks me to explain why I chose a specific response, don't limit me to 255 characters! Argggggh

I learned about (and started following) I learned about (and started following) @privacytools today.

As states, they focus on transparency in their reviews and recommendations for privacy tools and invite the community to participate. Good stuff.

tsocks is gone, now using proxychains-ng

I guess I'm a relic, I've been using tsocks to SOCKSify applications for years, and it took me longer than I care to admit to find proxychains-ng has replaced it.

But now I'm good!

Help I ran a Pomodoro-based writing circle for grad students and the two hours was up 15 minutes ago and people are still writing in this room (yay) and I can't leave them because it's my job to oversee this room (boo) and it's awesome that they're getting shit done (yay) and I don't want to stop them but I also want to go home to my family and get some food

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