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Leftover Events

As part of our new experimental digital archiving project leftove.rs we will be running regular meet-ups to explore different ways to building databases and models for archival distribution, and reusing material.

Samiz-Dat Library
Wednesday 21st November
7-9.30pm

For this first session will focus on Samiz-Dat (formerly, Dat Library- https://github.com/samiz-dat/samiz-dat). Built on Dat Protocol (peer-to-peer protocol for syncing folders of data), Samiz Dat distributes libraries across many computers so that many people can provide disk and bandwidth, sharing the labour and responsibility of archival infrastructures. During the session we will be looking at installing Samiz-Dat both as a desktop app and a command line program so that any level of technical ability can get involved. Bring digital libraries of your own or use some of MDR’s digitised collections to built one. 

Please bring a laptop with either MacOS or Linux distribution. 
If you would like to come please email rosemary@maydayrooms.org so we can get an idea of numbers. 


56a Scanthon 
Thursday 6th December
Pop in any time between 7-10pm
(56a Infoshop, 56a Crampton Street, SE17 3AE)

In early December we will be combining two of our favourite things, 56a Infoshop and scanning! Come along to 56a for an evening of scanning, Raspberry Pi Mazi libraries (mazizone.eu) and more anarchist ephemera than you can eat.

Please bring a laptop if you have one as we don’t have enough computers to go around. 


MediaWiki Workshop
Thursday 20th December
7-9:30pm

As part of our new experimental digital archiving project leftove.rs we will be running regular meet-ups to explore different ways to building databases and models for archival distribution, and reusing material.

Join us for an evening of collective editing, tagging and learning about all things MediaWiki. During this session we will be starting to build an online repository of MayDay Rooms digitised archival  material, and exploring how the wiki software can help us forge collections between materials and histories.

Open to all. Please bring a laptop and email rosemary@maydayrooms.org if you wish to attend so we can get an idea of numbers.

Find out more about Mediawikis here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/