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We have 7 spaces remaining at the first @durham_uni @LibCarpentry workshop on 11 December. Do you know any people in the north east of England who may be interested? We are doing an intro to data and .

Have started 5:2 dieting and on a “2” (low calorie intake) day today. Hardest thing is not having my morning lattes!

Especially proud of our kids this week following their respective school parents’ evenings

RT Also! has built a reconciliation service for, is building out previews to make this more useful, is working with CS students at to write an OpenRefine extension to push data directly into SNAC

Every candidate list for every constituency has now been published!

Volunteers have worked through them, double-checked them…

🎉 And we can announce that there are 3,323 people standing at on 12 December! 🎉

Find your candidates at

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards USD 200,000 to through the Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science program 🎉🎉 Press Release 👈 Our Announcement: 👈

Researchers need the best tools to advance their work in science and medicine. We’re proud to fund 40+ software projects used by thousands of scientists daily

V pleased to say this includes OpenRefine - so looking forward to working on this. We're going to be working to attract new contributors by improving documentation, and implementing a new data model to improve the scalability, transparency, and reproducibility of OR workflows.
Researchers need the best tools to advance their work in science and medicine. We’re proud to fund 40+ software…

Looking for examples of excellent documentation for applications - does anyone have great examples?

Sing it Loud’s next concert- 30th November in St Mary’s church Warwick. Raising money for the Cleft Lip and Palate Association @ St Mary’S Church

Son has an excellent stash of bday books , the Illustrated World of Mortal Engines is pretty glorious, no wonder he was always coveting it whenever we visited

Eventful birthday for B as we broke down on the way to his bday meal, but thanks to the AA and nice people at Ask in Cheltenham still had a great meal. Now (unexpectedly) train home

Screaming at KBART. WHY WHY WHY? Now sobbing :``(

Announcing a programme of Library Carpentry workshops at, hosted in collaboration with,, &
Workshops on Python and R for Libraries, OpenRefine, and more.
Book a place (UoE login required):

A few weeks ago spent a week in Qatar to co-write a book in five days. The book titled 'Open A GLAM Lab' is launched today!

Read everything you ever wanted to know about opening, maintaining and innovating through GLAM Labs here:

F doing some Python for the first time. Tutorial uses an apostrophe in print statement to show how to escape it. F decides “that’s too much fuss” and just writes the word out in full without the apostrophe instead :D

New (since we last came) Egyptian gallery declared “awesome” @ Bolton Library and Museum Services

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