I’ve been mulling over the idea of registering a RFC 1480-style locality domain under
.usfor a long, long while (think 20 years or more). However, it’s been pretty borked for over a good portion of that time. There’s a reasonable guide to obtaining a locality domain that was updated last year that relies heavily on archived websites (well, text files on HTTP servers) for critical resources.
It’s honestly a bit disappointing; if this process were smoother, I’d argue it was a good prospect for a process of commoning aligned with the Indieweb ethos, but instead, it’s experiencing a bunch of obsolescence and subject to organizational failures and privatization. Entirely disappointing, but fundamentally unsurprising.
🔖 Antonio Lafuente, "Los laboratorios ciudadanos y el anarchivo de los comunes" –
Necesitamos un archivo pero no a cualquier precio. Para ser clave en la configuración de lo colectivo tendrá que hacerse sensible a las dimensiones de lo común sin abandonar su origen como repositorio de lo público.
Watching #DLFForum’s collective response to our panel on defending the commons in libraries & archives is pretty amazing. Thanks to copanelists Thomas Padilla, Rosalyn Metz, Shannon O’Neill, and Eira Tansey!
See our slides and Zotero group library.
Open to All? Creatively Imagining, Realizing, and Defending the Commons in Libraries and Archives
Commons areas have been constituted through history as places open to all. The LAM sectors describe our work using the term. What if our work reflects a history of commodification? We explore the realization of the commons as an interdisciplinary goal and how to creatively respond to threats of enclosure.
On Sourcery, or the enclosure(?) of remote accessIn this post, I try to unpack some of my concerns around Sourcery as raised in my Society of California Archivists keynote, and how they relate to the visibility of archival labor, austerity, and enclosure.