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jhove and mix

I’ve been meaning to write about using jhove to get mix records for some time now, and I promised some folks on the metadatalibrarians list that I would, so here it is (finally!).
MIX, as you may or may not know, is “an XML schema for a set of technical data elements required to manage [...]

Don’t Marry Career Women

I was all ready to stop talking about sexism for awhile and get back to writing about code, when Forbes magazine comes along, bonks me on the head with a club and drags me back to a cave by my ponytail. This article in Forbes is so misogynistic I don’t even know where to start. [...]

Librarianship and Human Rights

I see that Toni Samek, one of the wonderful professors from the University of Alberta SLIS, has a new book coming out right away called Librarianship and Human Rights. Story here.
How’s this for inspiring?

“There is a lack of understanding about the role of librarians in society,” said Dr. Toni Samek, a professor in the [...]