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Lessons Learned from Open Media Board

In 2015, a couple of years after entering LibraryLand, I applied and became a board member at one of my favourite network activist groups, Open Media. Last week, just shy of three years later, I stepped down from the board. It has been a great learning experience for me. While I have worked as a […]

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How to Throw a CryptoParty

I had the pleasure of presenting to a gathering of library-types at the wonderful Vancouver Island Library Staff Conference today. Time did not actually permit to throw an actual CryptoParty, which would have been ideal, but I’m still hoping I may have sparked a few folks to try one at their own library and start […]


Open Source Contribution Fund

A week or so ago my old friend and colleague Clint Lalonde posted his annual update on “Supporting What He Uses,” his annual effort to support financially some of the free and open sites and tools he benefits from. It’s something I thoroughly support and have done for years, with annual donations to Wikimedia, Creative […]