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.
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 email@example.com so we can get an idea of numbers.