The Evil Overlibrarian

Aspiring Evil Overlord, Actual Librarian

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gov-info:

LOC Gov Doc: Personal Archiving: Preserving Your Digital Memories 
Did anyone make it to the Personal Digital Archiving Conference?
Overview:
“The Library of Congress and Personal Digital Archiving”
How to Scan Your Personal Collections
Personal Archiving Brochure
Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving
The Signal, LOC’s Digital Preservation Blog
How to Preserve Your Own Digital Materials:
Digital Photographs
Digital Audio
Digital Video
Electronic Mail
Personal Digital Records
Websites
Plan a Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit for planning guidance and relevant information resources you can use to develop your own program. Includes presentations, handouts, publicity materials, reference, videos & more.

gov-info:

LOC Gov Doc: Personal Archiving: Preserving Your Digital Memories

Did anyone make it to the Personal Digital Archiving Conference?

Overview:

How to Preserve Your Own Digital Materials:

Plan a Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit for planning guidance and relevant information resources you can use to develop your own program. Includes presentations, handouts, publicity materials, reference, videos & more.

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My undergrad faculty members came by to chat and wish me luck.  They were like “WE’RE SO PROUD OF YOU YOU SHOULD GET THIS JOB.”

and it was weird. Because I wasn’t a great student or anything or super smart or successful..

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poisondartwolf asked: Odd request but there was a time when radium was in everything. Was it used much in snake oil type stuff?

biomedicalephemera:

Very very yes. I actually have tons on that that apparently I haven’t posted (or at least haven’t tagged - I know I’ve had this stuff for a LONG time and I wasn’t great at tagging at first), but I have a bit on radiation…just not much on radium, itself, outside of radium toothpaste.

Have a few minutes? Or an hour? Sawbones is great, funny, and has episodes on both patent medicines and quack-a-rific radiation therapy (mostly involving radium). Now that I know I haven’t posted much on the subject, I’m definitely gonna get back to that.

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faeriviera:

silvershrike:

This is a photo of Idris freakin’ Elba in a goddamn Viking helmet wearing a shirt that has the Oscar Wilde quote “I have nothing to declare but my genius”.
This is a glorious fucking photo.

"There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character?" he told TV Times. "Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?"


I also love how he sums up why “historical accuracy” purists (aka racists) are full of shit. ^_^

faeriviera:

silvershrike:

This is a photo of Idris freakin’ Elba in a goddamn Viking helmet wearing a shirt that has the Oscar Wilde quote “I have nothing to declare but my genius”.

This is a glorious fucking photo.

"There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character?" he told TV Times. "Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?"

I also love how he sums up why “historical accuracy” purists (aka racists) are full of shit. ^_^

(Source: theguardian.com, via silencewhippersnapper)