2. Documentation efforts must go beyond what can be collected without permission from the web and social media. Social media collected with the consent of content creators can form a part of richer documentation efforts that include the collection of oral histories, photographs, correspondence, and more. Simply telling the story of what happens in social media is not enough, but it can be a beginning.
1. Archivists must engage and work with the communities they wish to document on the web. Archives are often powerful institutions. Attention to the positionality of the archive vis-à-vis content creators, particularly in the case of protest, is a prime consideration that can guide efforts at preservation and access.
The Documenting the Now project (which I've been lucky to be a part of) published its ethics white paper today about archiving social media in times of protest.
The findings in short are:
Bruh! C’mon now! https://code4lib.social/media/9fOLFVa-V3b0YU1AhdI
Bring our children to Telework https://code4lib.social/media/Em1_HE5dFZtbetbQxKM
This will be interesting
> ICANN, the group in charge of the Domain Name System, is in a deadlock with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation over the WHOIS database
"When white people threaten to call the police on black people—out of anger, out of spite, out of pure vindictiveness—they are effectively saying, “I’ll kill you!”
They’re just using a legal extension of white supremacy to do it."
Only thing it was missing for me was the ability to inline video and audio as well, so I added a bit to do this.
Really good experience using backslide and happy to be using something other than my working but bespoke Pandoc & DZslides workflow.
Russian Court Bans Telegram App for refusing to hand over encryption keys.
Commendable they refuse to hand over keys but now no more Telegram in Russia... The issue with #centralization made clear again. Better #federate with #matrix #XMPP
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/world/europe/russia-telegram-encryption.html …pic.twitter.com/23r0kik4w4 #nextcloud
MPOW is going to be using Samvera / Hyrax, and since I'm completely new to the stack I thought I'd create a Packer build to better familiarize myself with its moving parts. So, here is that thing. It uses the Ansible roles that DCE has made available. At the moment, it's an all-in-one install and generates an AWS AMI or a Vagrant VirtualBox. It uses Nurax as its default Hyrax application but is configurable so, in theory, any other Hyrax GitHub repo could be swapped in.
code4lib.social is one server in the network