May 23, 2015

USC Shoah Foundation Completes Preservation/Digitization of Nearly 52,000 Holocaust Testimonies

From the USC Shoah Foundation (via PR Newswire): The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. [Clip] The Institute recorded the testimonies on 235,005 Betacam SP videotapes between 1994 […]

Well Deserved Praise for Brewster Kahle

The following comments (and more) appear in a Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) column by Dave Obee. Brewster and his wife were visiting Vancouver Island earlier this week. We 100% agree with what Obee has to say. From a Times Colonist Column: Brewster Kahle is the type of person we all should admire – he’s […]

“Maryland State Archives Running Out of Space”

From the AP: The agency first filled its Annapolis headquarters to capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at the Baltimore City Archives. All of the facilities are now full, and state archivists have been […]

Video Presentation: “Archiving Large Swaths of Digital Content: Lessons from Archiving the Occupy Movement”

Recently posted video from the CNI Spring 2012 Membership Meeting (April 2-3, 2012) in Baltimore. Speakers Howard Besser Director, Moving Image Archiving & Preservation MA Program New York University David Millman Director, Digital Library Technology Services New York University Sharon M. Leon Director of Public Projects, Center for History & New Media George Mason University […]

New Report: “EPUB for Archival Preservation”

New from the KB/National Library of the Netherlands Departments of Collection and Collection Care. Written by Johan van der Knijff. From the Introduction: Over the last few years, the EPUB format has become increasingly popular in the consumer market. A number of publishers have indicated their wish to use EPUB for supplying their electronic publications […]

Grateful Dead Archive Scheduled to Open June 29th at McHenry Library, U. of California Santa Cruz

From The Santa Cruz Sentinel: Visitors will explore the archive’s inaugural exhibit, “A Box of Rain: Archiving the Grateful Dead Phenomenon,” in the Brittingham Family Foundation Dead Central, the new exhibition space devoted to the archives. Members of the band announced in 2008 that they would donate their extensive collection to UCSC. Curated by Grateful […]

Vatican Reports Discovery of Ancient Documents in Bavarian State Library

From the AP: The Vatican newspaper reported Tuesday that 29 previously unpublished homilies said to be the work of one of the most important and prolific early church fathers have been discovered in a German library. The 3rd Century theologian Origen of Alexandria is considered to have played a critical role in the development of […]

NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) Releases Open Government Plan for 2012-2014

From the NARAtions Blog: On Friday, the National Archives released the updated Open Government Plan that will guide our efforts in transparency, participation, and collaboration for 2012-2014. Within our newly updated plan, you will see the specific items we plan to work on over the next two years, including: Strengthen our culture of open government […]

Historic Photography Project Dusted Off And Digitized By The NYPL

From Gothamist: Recently the New York Public Library released over 40,000 images digitally from the Great Depression, including some shot in New York City, and over 1,000 that have not been published in other collections documenting the era. This week The NY Times explained how the photos finally got dusted off for their digital debut: […]

1940 U.S. Census Records from New York State Now Searchable by Name

New York is the latest addition to states where 1940 U.S Census records are searchable by name via Ancestry.com. Records are free to search. Additional info/links in this blog post. Other states with records searchable by name (as of June 6, 2012): Delaware D.C. Maine Nevada But wait, that’s not all! More Records: New York […]