April 23, 2014

Begins Today: A HathiTrust and DPLA Partnership

From the DPLA Blog: The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content.

Digital Public Library of America Partners With iFactory to Design/Develop Prototype of DPLA Front End Web

From DPLA: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be partnering with Boston, MA-based interactive agency iFactory to design and develop a prototype front end portal, the companies announced today. iFactory will create a website that will facilitate the creative discovery, sharing, and use of multimedia library materials among the general public. This prototype […]

Highlights From HathiTrust Activities Update (June 2012)

The latest HathiTrust Update (June 2012) is now online. Here are a few highlights. You can access the complete issue here. HathiTrust has updated its bibliographic metadata specifications and minimum bibliographic metadata requirements in preparation for moving to Zephir (under development by California Digital Library) as the bibliographic metadata management system for HathiTrust. The requirements […]

Assessment Leads to Strategic New Directions for OAC (Online Archive of California) and Calisphere

From the California Digital Library: The CDL has recently completed a multi-faceted assessment of the Online Archive of California (OAC) and Calisphere, in order to plan for the continued development of these platforms–especially as relates to hosting and providing access to digitized special collections materials. [Clip] The assessment uncovered immensely valuable information about the OAC […]

Digitization and Preservation of Newspaper Collections Are Focus of Latest Issue of International Preservation News

The May 2012 Issue of International Preservation News (No. 56) was made available online (via IFLA) a couple of days ago. The full text is available as a PDF file. It runs 40 pages. The issue features six articles that look at newspaper digitization and preservation. Articles Found in May 2012 Issue of IPN: Digitization […]

Article: A Look at the The National Library of Norway’s Digital Newspaper Service

This following article appears in the latest issue of Scandinavian Libraries. From the Article: In 2011, the National Library of Norway launched a new digital newspaper service (www.nb.no/aviser). The service is free of charge, and all Norwegian libraries can access the newspapers with which the National Library has an agreement. Since the autumn of 2006, […]

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 […]

New Issue Alert: Research Library Issues (June 2012): Special Collections in the Digital Age

This issue features four “significant documents” assembled by the ARL Working Group on Transforming Special Collections in the the Digital Age. They are, “to serve as a community toolkit for navigating some of the decisions involved in expanding access to special collections via digitization.” Direct to Full Text of Pre-Publication Version of Research Library Issues […]

Google Ends Legal Dispute With French Authors Over Scans

From Bloomberg: Google, owner of the world’s largest search engine, ended legal disputes with a French publishing trade group and a French authors’ association over the U.S. company’s scanning of books. The Syndicat National de l’Edition, which represents more than 600 publishers, and the SGDL Society of Authors agreed with Google to end litigation over […]

New: HathiTrust Research Center Semi-Annual Report (October 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012)

Direct to Complete Report From the Introduction: The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) had a productive 6 months as it works out core issues in Phase I of its development effort.  Milestone wise, we are looking forward to and planning for a public demonstration of functionality that is tentatively scheduled for June 2012 as is in […]