Showing posts from December, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and happy New Year. I'm on break until CMU opens again January 4th. I hope 2018 is a better year for all of us.

hidden software

Hidden software that records every keystroke is in HP laptops has been found by a security researcher in nearly 500 models. This would allow a hacker to know everything the laptop uses types. There is a software patch available to fix it. Read more about it here

scholarships for students attending Ohio conference

the end of net neutrality

The  FCC voted in favor of repealing Obama  era rules regarding net neutrality. It will likely change how customers are billed for services, costs for some parts of your monthly service like Netflix may increase, it may negatively effect upstart companies. It will be a few months before the change goes into effect.  A number of tech giants opposed the changes and are unhappy the vote passed. Read more about it here

Digital POWRR Digital Preservation Professional Development Institute!

Apply NOW to the Digital POWRR Digital Preservation Professional Development Institute!
The Digital POWRR team invites applications for the second of five 2-day institutes, to be held on April 28-29, 2018 in Warm Springs, OR at the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa, in conjunction with the Northwest Archivists 2018 Annual Meeting. The institute is free to attend (no registration fee) and scholarships are available to help defray travel expenses. An ideal candidate for a POWRR institute may be someone who fits some of these descriptions: ·Someone who works in a “boots on the ground” role (this could be any range of positions in the cultural heritage sector, but the idea is that your primary role is not one as an administrator) ·Someone who has been exposed to basic digital preservation concepts, but who has struggled with moving from theory to practice ·Someone who represents or serves historically underrepresented populations ·Someone who is comfortable with basic technology, (navigating a basic co…

Students proposals for SAA joint meeting in Aug. 2018