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How to become a self-taught Web Developer:

1๏ธโƒฃ Define clear goals and establish a roadmap for your web development journey. #ClearGoals ๐ŸŽฏ
2๏ธโƒฃ Find reliable learning resources like online courses, tutorials, and coding communities to support your self-learning. #LearningResources ๐Ÿ“š
3๏ธโƒฃ Master the essentials: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These form the foundation of web development. #HTML #CSS #JavaScript ๐Ÿ’ป
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When my book LISTEN TO THE ECHOES: THE RAY BRADBURY INTERVIEWS was published, there was an EXTREMELY pricey foil edition signed by myself and the contributors.
The legendary Margaret Atwood, the legendary alt-rock iconoclast Black Francis, and the equally legendary and reclusive filmmaker, Frank Darabont.
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"The established supply chain for scholarly books presents a major challenge for small or new #OA publishers to thrive. Specialised title management systems, for instance, are difficult to access and many systems are not oriented to #openaccess books." #ScalingSmall #OABooks
"@COPIMproject has dedicated time and attention to this issue developing @Thoth_metadata, a #metadata management system, that aims to level the playing field between large and small publishers by alleviating some of the difficulties faced by scholar-led presses."
@COPIMproject @Thoth_metadata Everything about @Thoth_metadata is #OpenSource on Github - the database includes chapter-level #metadata for #OABooks
Plus #DOIs #RORids #ORCids with mappings between multiple #metadata schema including MARC
#ScalingSmall Image
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If you care at all about your local library being fully staffed and fully stocked with the books and materials that offer the best, most comprehensive, diverse, and accurate information to serve all needs, DO NOT SLEEP ON YOUR UPCOMING #LIBRARY BOARD ELECTIONS. #libraries
In communities all over the country, municipal elections this April (next week!!!) include races for seats on public library boards and public school boards. There is a well-funded, well organized, aggressive, right wing movement to take over public board seats & kill libraries.
This movement is dedicated to defunding libraries, banning books that feature #LGBTQ content, any #representation of people of color, and books that deliver accurate physical health information to kids in grades 6 to 12 who absolutely need that information.
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Podcasting "Gig Work Is the Opposite of Steampunk"; and more!

Archived at:โ€ฆ

#Pluralistic 1/
Today (Mar 20), I'm doing a remote talk for the @Ostrom_Workshop's Beyond the Web Speaker Seriesโ€ฆ

On Weds (Mar 22), I'm doing a remote talk for the @IFTF's "Changing the Register" series:โ€ฆ 2/
Podcasting "Gig Work Is the Opposite of Steampunk": Why today's Luddites should be smashing apps.

3/  Image: Cryteria (modified)
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With the #ControlledDigitalLending #CDL case coming on Monday (3/20) @jziskina and I are excited to announce the release of โ€œThe Publisher Playbook: A Brief History of the Publishing Industryโ€™s Obstruction of the #Library Mission.โ€ [link at end of thread] /1
The purpose of this paper is to outline the legal & other obstructions that #libraries have encountered from the publishing industry. Libraries have continued to perform their routine activities or made advancements to increase #access to the public in innovative ways... /2
...yet, #libraries and their readers have routinely engaged in lengthy battles to defend the ability for libraries to fulfill their mission and serve the #publicgood.
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TRIVIA TUESDAY: The Victory Book Campaign

The Victory Book Campaign (VBC) was a nationwide book drive est. in 1941 by the American Library Association, the American Red Cross, and the United Service Organizations (USO). It provided books to those serving overseas during #WWII Image
The VBCโ€™s first national director was Althea Warren. She took a leave of absence from her job as head librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library to oversee the campaign. Warren contacted librarians across the country to volunteer with her. #WomensHistoryMonth @USArmy @TRADOC
Warren created specialized committees to handle the VBCโ€™s publicity, book collection, and book distribution. She got other organizations to participate in the VBC, including book publishers, universities, the Works Projects Association, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Image
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Biden set to appoint mass foreclosure cheerleader to the Fed; and more!

Archived at:โ€ฆ

#Pluralistic 1/ A bombed out neighborhood. Over the crumbling houses is the
Tomorrow (3/7) I'm doing a remote talk for #TUWien:

On 3/9, I'm in person in #Austin at @utsdct:โ€ฆ

And remote at #UManitoba:โ€ฆ

On 3/10, @Rgibli and I kick off @SXSW's readings:โ€ฆ 2/
Biden set to appoint mass foreclosure cheerleader to the Fed: Janice Eberly provided cover for Tim Geithner's policy of No Banker Left Behind.

3/  Image: Medill DC (modified)
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* Oracles
* We have developed a script that runs at any frequency to associate a Datum to an address
* We have found some restrictions: A Datum can write only integer information, but prices are floating. A conversion formula is needed.
* Exploration of MLabs libraries for contract testing. This will help us for a type of internal audit.

* Rebalancing current portfolio of Cardano Index
* AGIX valuation increased considerably
* Selling half to get profits and rebalance with other tokens
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Joining @SCURLScottish and @cigscot for their EDI Network Conference featuring @infogamerist and #EthicalMetadata and a Keynote from DeLa Dos, Senior Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion @ARLnews
Ellie Muniandy, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, @natlibscot speaks eloquently about #EDI Workforce Development and how implementing EDI requires a deep and meaningful change in perspective and working culture #SCURLEDI
@natlibscot Organisational culture change can take a long time - there are different levels to implementing EDI from 'quick wins' in libraries like mandatory EDI training for all, to long-term objectives like changing the way we talk about and describe our collections. #SCURLEDI
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For 2023, I'm going to spend much more time thinking and acting on the principles of human rights - the more we make them everyday life, the more chance we have of getting them. They are amazing, but hardly anyone even knows what rights they- or others- have. Let's get started๐Ÿ‘‡
"Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind,
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Interesting/thought-provoking conversation recently with a retired professional who had spent 30-35 years as national policy lead for several Government departments incl. Home Office & DWP. Short #Thread 1/n
Naturally, our conversation fell to where #libraries stand in the world of policymaking. My first observation was that as soon as you say "library", 2 things happen: 1) people instantly default to *public* libraries and 2) the fog of nostalgia descends. 2/n
It took a good 5 minutes to explain the scope of the library and information sector - people are aware of school libraries and possibly University libraries if they went, but after that it always becomes hazy. That there were LKS in Health came as a surprise to this person. 3/n
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Free, open access resources to historical American Samoa primary sources - a thread.

#AmericanSamoa #twitterstorians #Archives #libraries #Genealogy

American Samoan Digital Archives

University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library - "American Samoa"

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Free, open access resources to historical Guam primary sources - a thread.

#Guam #twitterstorians #Archives #libraries #Genealogy

University of Guam Libraries Digital Repository

Loyola University Chicago Special Collections Catholic Church Extension Society

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Free, open access resources to historical Northern Mariana Islands primary sources - a thread.

#NorthernMarianaIslands #twitterstorians #Archives #libraries #Genealogy

Northern Marianas Humanities Council Digital Archive

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Oral History Project

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I was trying to support #education and #employment in #Escondido earlier this week @escolibrary @ehscougars @cityofescondido @EscondidoChambe @EUSD @EUHSD @VisitEscondido @escondidoreport @EscondidoDems by posting notice of this new service of #libraries
โ€ฆโ€ฆ looks like an incredible service, don't you think? So I shared it with many communities that I belong to on #Facebook. That URL is embedded on this page:โ€ฆ
It has stayed up in every other community (probably around 10) that I posted it except one:
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Another month has passed so weโ€™re back with the most watched #Angular #meetups from June.

Dive right into internationalization, inject services, smart apps, libraries, providers and much more. Extend your knowledge with the highest-rated #techtalks.โ€ฆ
Introduction to Internationalization in Angular via @marktechson

Mark Thompson covers in 15 minutes how to internationalize and localize an #application in #Angular to do exactly what you wish for!โ€ฆ
New Way to Inject Services in #Angular 14 via @DecodedFrontend
Letโ€™s have a look at some base use cases.โ€ฆ
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Finally, the #GoldacreReview is published! (During Parliamentary Easter holidays, mid-ping-pong on the #HealthAndCareBill...)

It's 221 pages - each PDF page is a double page spread - so this could be a lo-o-o-ong [Thread].

Here goes...
First point to note, in the Terms of Reference (p5), is that this is about "access to #NHSdata by #researchers, #commissioners, and #innovators" - i.e. #Planning and #CommercialReUse - so it is directly relevant to the operation of millions of people's #NationalDataOptOuts... Terms of reference for the review  1. How do we facilitate a
"185 wide-ranging recommendations for us to explore", says @sajidjavid (p6). Gulp! Time for some coffee...

"systems that ensure #underrepresented groups are well represented" may (partly) refer to this "landmark review", which got off to a slow start:โ€ฆ The far-reaching independent review into potential ethnic bi
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๐Ÿ’ก Top 6 Python Libraries for Machine Learning:โ€ฆ

#MachineLearning #Python #Libraries Image
1. Numpy is a library that handles data, particularly one that helps us to manage large multidimensional arrays along with a huge collection of mathematical operations.
2. TensorFlow is an end-to-end python machine learning library to run numerical high-end computations.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNetย 12/07/2021โ€ฆ
Book checked out for 110 years returned to Boise Public Libraryโ€ฆ

#StrangerThanFiction #libraries
1431-1449: The Final Ecumenical Council - Two Churches, One Traditionโ€ฆ

#WesternTheology #pluralism #scholasticism #traditions
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'The 2017 select committee inquiry into #parks got a staggering response from the public', says Clive Betts MP, opening #ParksAndGreenSpacesAPPG meeting reviewing what has happened since its report was published...
Betts points out that the funding of councils is a big element in the success of #parks - as the cost of social care (a statutory service) goes up, there is less ยฃยฃ for green spaces (which are not statutory)...
Betts: 'We didn't think making #parks a statutory service would help - after all, #libraries are a statutory service, but that didn't protect them from closure...' #ParksAndGreenSpacesAPPG
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10 good reasons to digitize every #book in our #libraries:

1/ 2021 - Cape Town Library: Today's tragic fire at the @UCTLibrary has destroyed its Special Collections in African Studies, including some of the oldest & rarest materials about Africa.
2/ 2018 - Nat'l Museum of Brazil in #Rio: fire destroyed much of this 200-year-old institution's collections, including its scientific library.โ€ฆ
3/ 1992 - National Library of Bosnia & Herzegovina was completely destroyed by bombing during the Siege of Sarajevoโ€ฆ
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A thread of book awards 1/?
Book awards are great. They help bring attention to less mainstream titles, provide useful starting points for finding new books to read, give recognition to quality work of #authors and #illustrators, bring together great books on thematically, ...
... help us discover wonderful materials to recommend to readers, fill libraries with, use in lessons. Here are a bunch of UK-based (I've avoided local and intenational) awards that are worth a look, with the list featuring awards from the genral to the specific, & covering ...
... fiction; non-fiction; graphic novels; poetry; funny and more, across all the age ranges from EYFS all the way to post-16. Again, not comprehensive or intentionally exclusive, but ones that I think are useful to be aware of if you are in the business of teaching, working ...
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