Downloading magazines from the Internet Archive (and making gifs from their covers)

I like reading old magazines and books over at the Internet Archive. They've got a great online reader that works just fine in the browser. But sometimes I want a local copy I can put on my tablet or other device. And reading locally saves them some bandwidth. Downloading individual items is simple, but it … Continue reading Downloading magazines from the Internet Archive (and making gifs from their covers)

What is collaborative maintenance of data? A short talk at the Royal Society

Following the publication of their report on data governance in the 21st century, the Royal Society are running a number of workshops to explore data governance in different sectors. In October 2019 year they ran one exploring data governance in the auto insurance sector. Last week they held a workshop looking at data governance in … Continue reading What is collaborative maintenance of data? A short talk at the Royal Society

Creating better checklists, a short review of the Checklist Manifesto

I've just finished reading The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande¬†(Cancer Research UK affiliate link).¬†It's been on my reading list for a while. In my work I've written quite a few checklists to help capture best practice or to provide advice. So I was curious about whether I could learn something about creating better checklists. I … Continue reading Creating better checklists, a short review of the Checklist Manifesto