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This site gathers Always Already Computational: Collections as Data final report and project deliverables. This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-73-16-0096-16). The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services or author host institutions.

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notebene  librarianship  library-services  opendata 
9 weeks ago by copystar
Who's the One Left Saying Sorry? Gender/tech/librarianship – Ruth Kitchin Tillman
This is one I expect to need permanently bookmarked, unfortunately.

Overpromising is a pattern I’ve come to recognize in library technology and, indeed, in other areas. In encountering this article, I was struck by another question…

How many women1 in libtech (and libraries generally) underestimate their own abilities because their work consists of following up on one of these overpromises and having to apologize over and over for not being able to deliver?

How does a woman feel about her skills, capacity, self, and accomplishments, if her work consists of cashing or voiding checks someone else wrote?2
feminisms  technology  notebene 
november 2019 by copystar
Ask Polly: ‘My Fear of Climate Change Is Eroding My Sanity!’
Today's Ask Polly is about the importance of doing small, seemingly meaningless things as the world burns down.
notebene  from twitter_favs
september 2019 by copystar
O whatever God or whatever ancestor that wins in the next life
Even later, as more and more of those names resurface, you will realize what happened to those women, what was happening to those women, what is happening to those women. You will realize who happened to those women.

And it begins to dawn on you that the stories were all myths and the epics were all narrated by the villains and the history books were written to rewrite the histories and that so much of what you thought defined excellence merely concealed grift.

(https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2019/09/13/friday-fermentations/)
notebene 
september 2019 by copystar
#DilettanteInChief on Twitter: "Questions I regularly ask myself when I'm outraged about injustice: 1. What resources exist so I can better educate myself? 2. Who's already doing work around this injustice? 3. Do I have the capacity to offer concrete supp
Questions I regularly ask myself when I'm outraged about injustice:
1. What resources exist so I can better educate myself?
2. Who's already doing work around this injustice?
3. Do I have the capacity to offer concrete support & help to them?
4. How can I be constructive?
UofWinds  notebene 
september 2019 by copystar
Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance — Jason Hickel
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can call a halt to the madness – throw a wrench in the juggernaut. By de-enclosing social goods and restoring the commons, we can ensure that people are able to access the things that they need to live a good life without having to generate piles of income in order to do so, and without feeding the never-ending growth machine. “Private riches” may shrink, as Lauderdale pointed out, but public wealth will increase.

In this sense, degrowth is the very opposite of austerity. While austerity calls for scarcity in order to generate growth, degrowth calls for abundance in order to render growth unnecessary.

Degrowth, at its core, is a demand for radical abundance.
ht https://thoughtshrapnel.com/2019/06/18/symmetry/
notebene  UofWinds 
september 2019 by copystar
Benefits of Weight Training: 3 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights
Just had a great talk about the value of sports vs. reading in life. Have you learned more from pushing yourself physically or mentally?

Many of you sent in great answers, but I particularly liked this one from Tom…

Not sure which — there's tremendous value in each. Mental teaches you about others, physical teaches you about yourself.

Tom explained what I hadn't quite been able to put my finger on: there is an incredible amount to be learned from both reading and playing sports, but you'll learn more about yourself when you push yourself physically. [evidently Shopclass as soulcraft makes a similar argument - when you must work with material that will not give]
UofWinds  notebene 
september 2019 by copystar
Connections, Conversations, and Visibility: How the Work of Academic Reference and Liaison Librarians Is Evolving | Johnson | Reference & User Services Quarterly
Additionally, libraries are reconsidering the structure of liaison programs including the roles of both functional and subject expertise. Functional experts include librarians with a high level of proficiency in areas such as online learning, technology, programming, scholarly communications, assessment, etc. Although a few libraries are moving away from a model of subject expertise, most seem to be retaining this model.71 The question then becomes twofold: (1) Do functional experts work within the same department, often a reference or instruction-type department, alongside subject experts or does this expertise exist elsewhere in the library? (2) If the latter, how is communication structured between these groups to support smooth and consistent customer service? One recommended approach is “teaming,” where groups of librarians come together over particular projects as opposed to being assigned to ongoing, fixed groups.72 Hansson and Johannesson discuss the competencies of liaisons versus functional specialists in their examination of the actual daily work of Swedish librarians in supporting faculty research and publication.73 Macaluso and Petruzzelli consider it best if functional expertise is in the reference department, but if it can’t be, everyone has to be on the same page about the type and level of service provided in that functional area to make appropriate referrals.74
libraries  notebene 
march 2019 by copystar
This year, talk about the future you want. - Overt intelligence
RT @MadelineAshby: I've expanded on this particular idea, here: (Thanks to @rakdaddy for the inspiration!)
UofWinds  notebene 
december 2017 by copystar
How Change Happens - OpenLab
Change flows
Top-down and bottom up
Labs are an under-utlilized resouce
Think big, start small, move fast
Use the power of conveners
notebene 
july 2017 by copystar
how to do nothing – Jenny Odell – Medium
This type of embarrassing discovery, in which something you thought was one thing is actually two things, and each of those two things is actually ten things, seems not only naturally cumulative but also a simple function of the duration and quality of one’s attention. With effort, we can become attuned to things, able to pick up and then hopefully differentiate finer and finer frequencies each time.
art  notebene  UofWinds 
june 2017 by copystar
Steinem is not a theorist
“Steinem is not a theorist, or even much interested in theory. “Feminist theory came from feminist activism—it wasn’t the other way around,” she said. “I accept that important theorists like Judith Butler may arrive at enlightening conclusions, but theory can be exclusionary, and that’s not my path. My path is to open the door to this house, to get out of the world I know, and to experience new worlds, new voices. It’s making connections, and using myself to listen, because you can’t empower women without listening to their stories.”
feminisms  notebene 
june 2017 by copystar
The new Canadian passport is pure Harperlandia: Mallick | Toronto Star
The passport contains 22 visual watermarks portraying the essence, the uniqueness of Harperlandia. There are, by my count, 98 images of males, six of females. There are various landscapes, from the north, the Prairies and Newfoundland, plus Niagara Falls. There are football players and hockey players, a warship, three war memorials, the RCMP and a soldier. But there is no image of Toronto or Vancouver and no aboriginal Canadian. Apparently only one Canadian verging on our lifetime (Terry Fox) has ever distinguished himself.

According to the government, we are white guys, rural, warlike and sporty, but not literate. Our landscapes are bleak, our buildings drab, our statuary undistinguished. These are not propellant images. In most, we are either stationary or plodding.

Worse, not a single Canadian face is shown cracking a smile.
notebene 
june 2017 by copystar
Art Districts | Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything
Empty buildings, run down neighborhoods and cheap rents.
This is the bait you need to attract artists, speculators and urban revitalizers. But in order to attract pioneers you also need illusion and myth. We tour the art districts of New Orleans, Los Angeles and Detroit with writer Peter Moscowitz, activist Maga Miranda, and artist Maya Stovall.
notebene  detroit  UofWinds 
may 2017 by copystar
5 spectra for speculative knowledge design « Bethany Nowviskie
Transparency vs. Surveillance. Patron records have long been among the most closely-guarded and assiduously expunged datasets librarians hold. Responsible 21st century digital knowledge design must keep privacy concerns paramount. This is because technologies of sharing and of surveillance are a single, Janus-faced beast. It is up to us to create and fiercely guard mechanisms that protect users’ rights to read, explore, and assemble information unobserved. Our designs must also respect individual and community agency in determining whether historical or contemporary cultural records should be open to access and display in the first place—ideally fostering and encouraging local intellectual control. But here, again, the contradictory challenge is to build infrastructure that can shield while also opening up. We need our digital library platforms to contribute to watchdog and sunlight initiatives promoting transparency, accountability, and openness in government and corporate archives—while simultaneously upholding cultural and individual rights to privacy and local control.
notebene  librarianship  future 
april 2017 by copystar
The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women | New Republic
But The Handmaid’s Tale does more than present a possible future: It asks us to consider how we’d end up there. A form of feminism that celebrates power for power’s sake, instead of interrogating how it is concentrated and distributed, will usher us into fascism. Feminism means something. Some choices oppress the women who make them, and some beliefs, if enforced, would oppress everyone else, too. Allow an antichoice woman to call herself a feminist, and you have ceded political territory that you cannot afford to lose. Stripped of political meaning, “feminist” becomes an entirely subjective term that anyone with any agenda can use.
feminisms  notebene 
april 2017 by copystar
Everything's Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart | The Huffington Post
In that little junk shop on a quiet street in San Francisco, I held a relic from one of the great upheavals of the last millennium. It made me think of a remarkable statement the great feminist fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin had made only a few weeks earlier. In the course of a speech she gave while accepting a book award she noted, “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.”
RepairTheWorld  notebene 
april 2017 by copystar
Awakened grains of sand – Jon Udell
Remember: tagging means awakening grains of sand #ArtAndFeminism :
notebene  UofWinds 
march 2017 by copystar
[this is aaronland] mostly drawings of airports these days...
"I mention these stories because I want to start by laying my cards on the table for what will follow in this talk. That is: I fundamentally believe that the distinction between museums and libraries and archives, in the minds of people outside the cultural heritage sector is collapsing. Assuming they ever thought those distinctions existed in the first place."
museums  librarianship  notebene  Anthropocene_librarianship 
march 2017 by copystar
Reports and statistics
Library Dashboard driven by Alma Primo
alma  notebene 
february 2017 by copystar
Future-proofing the library.
Notes and slides for my talk: Future-proofing the library.
librarianship  notebene  from twitter_favs
january 2017 by copystar
How Jokes Won the Election - The New Yorker
RT @JHWilliamsIII: A profound read... long but worth the time: How Jokes Won the Election via @emilynussbaum
notebene  UofWinds 
january 2017 by copystar
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