These are chat archives for weaverbel/LibraryCarpentry

13th
Apr 2017
Richard Vankoningsveld
@richyvk
Apr 13 2017 00:51
@ostephens I think that means we'd get on well :)
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Apr 13 2017 01:32
Yes @mkuzak it was funny but I thought maybe he was married to a librarian or had family or friends who worked in libraries. Anyway, we had the word 'library' first, didn't we @drjwbaker ?
Hey @richvyk Did you see I dobbed you in as a potential leader of the python work for the sprint? Did you die a thousand deaths or think 'OK'? I think @drjwbaker asked you if you were willing. I can pitch in and help but don't know Python as well as you. I think it makes sense for Australia to lead the python action as we will be online hours before anyone else and we wouldn't want keen southern hemi pythonistas twiddling their thumbs while our northern hemi colleaugues are still peacefully slumbering.
@drjwbaker I've had Mozilla etherpads die on me quite quickly so, if that happens, feel free to create one on pad.software-carpentry.org
Erika Mias
@erikamias_twitter
Apr 13 2017 04:42
Thanks @cmacdonell We're really excited about it too!
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Apr 13 2017 05:58
Hi @erikamias_twitter I am happy to help if you have questions/want to talk things through. @anelda has my contact details.
Erika Mias
@erikamias_twitter
Apr 13 2017 06:23
Much appreciated @weaverbel my collaegue Kayleigh will contact you next week if we have any questions after our planning meeting with Isak from UP.
James Baker
@drjwbaker
Apr 13 2017 07:34

@drjwbaker I've had Mozilla etherpads die on me quite quickly so, if that happens, feel free to create one on pad.software-carpentry.org

Oh. Well migrate / backup if you like.

James Baker
@drjwbaker
Apr 13 2017 07:44
Is anyone in the Library Carpentry community in a position to apply for the Mozilla Fellowship for Science https://science.mozilla.org/programs/fellowships ? Library Science is explicitly one of the sciences that are eligible. $60k stipend. 10 months. Must already have a job at a 'research institution'. Deadline 14 May. If anyone is willing and able to do this with a LC angle, I'm happy to support the application where I can (at which point, we can take the discussion offline)
Owen Stephens
@ostephens
Apr 13 2017 08:16
Can someone remind me of the cloud options for OpenRefine. I know about RefinePro, but I think some workshops have used an alternative way of setting up OpenRefine without the need for a local install?
Jenny Bunn
@JnyBn1_twitter
Apr 13 2017 09:32
@drjwbaker @ostephens Thanks for the welcome and sorry for the radio silence - been on holiday for a few days. In response to all the questions/comments. Archives Hub are much loved and are as technical as it gets in archives in the UK. I would be loathe to speak on their behalf as Jane Stevenson (https://www.jisc.ac.uk/staff/jane-stevenson) is more than capable of speaking for herself, but for an idea of some of the things they have been involved in see http://data.archiveshub.ac.uk/about.html. I guess their engagement in this area is explained in part by their status as an aggregator - they have no collections of their own, just other people's data so their focus can be solely on that data, how it is stored, imported, exported, shared etc. I'd be happy to help out by looking at the feedback on Archives Carpentry, but in answer to the initial questions. The technical skill/context that is most relevant to archives is probably around data cleansing - this in particular since dealing with born digital records became more common place. At the moment smaller archives favour tools like DROID (developed by The National Archives) but they tend to take the data from that and put it into Excel - indeed many archivists I have spoken to would just like better Excel skills. There is also recognition though that this sort of hand cranked process is not going to work at scale. So the main context is born digital records and digital preservation mainly and the skills are around just dealing with data. There is another side though that sees archives as interested in how they can use technology for recordkeeping aims, e.g. the use of block chain technology in service of the archival aim of authenticity and linked data/semantic technologies in service of encoding/preserving meaning. That is a bit more out there at the moment though. Anyway, hope that helps and if you send me the link, I will look at the feedback.
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Apr 13 2017 09:35
Hi @ostephens I have done this using DIT4C https://github.com/dit4c/dit4c - I have launched images with shell, git and OpenRefine through a browser interface. Also have used images that are shell, git, RStudio, and shell, Git with iPython Notebook. Really great tool. Also includes file manager across all images, and with the latest functionality (just before UniMelb withdrew funding for more development) you could actually launch an image, upload all the files you want to teach from, save that image and then have attendees launch that image with the files pre-loaded. Really great for workshops where people can't install software because of admin problems or where too many different operating systems make it hard to teach the material properly. I am pretty sure you can use DIR4C if you can BYO cloud.
@drjwbaker I might take a look at the MSL fellow thing - though I am possibly a little on the elderly side compared to other applicants ! Also I am not really in libraries any more. I have certainly tweeted it and will see if I can rustle up someone who might want to put their hand up.
Owen Stephens
@ostephens
Apr 13 2017 10:38
Thanks @weaverbel I knew I’d seen something about this. At the moment DIT4C website seems to be down :(
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Apr 13 2017 20:46
Which website @ostephens ? They have closed down the ResBaz cloud one where I used to launch images but this was working https://dit4c.github.io/
Ryan Johnson
@remerjohnson
Apr 13 2017 22:18
yup, Refine as a docker container is great. There's a few different images out there which come with different extras/plugins