November 18, 2014

European Medieval and WWI History Digital Archiving Project Gets €6.5m in EU Funding

From Silicon Republic: Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is leading a four-year collaborative project called CENDARI to digitise geographically dispersed historical data from the medieval European era and from World War I so scholars, and eventually the public, will be able to access everything from illuminated medieval gospels to WWI propaganda using one online portal. The […]

Princeton University: The Daily Princetononian Newspaper Digitization Project Nears Completion

From the Mudd Manuscript Library Blog: The Princeton University Archives, working in conjunction with the Princeton University Library Digital Initiatives, has nearly completed a monumental project that will change the way researchers investigate University history.  The student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, has been digitized from its inception in 1876 through 2002.  The site has been available […]

Old Dominion University Working to Digitize Historic Local Television News Footage

From HamptonRoads.com: The black handwriting scrawled on the outside of the tin is visible 55 years later: “6-29-57 Children Come First.” Inside is film of an education special, aired a year before six Norfolk schools closed rather than desegregate. It’s one of nearly 2,000 reels documenting local and national history that were almost lost – […]

New Video: “Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress: Past, Present and Future”

This seven minute video was released earlier this month and is featured in a new post by Mike Ashenfelder on The Signal blog. It highlights, “the digital preservation work of the Library of Congress and its NDIIPP (National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program) and the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) partners. The video includes […]

Medical Heritage Library Awarded NEH Grant for Digitization of Historical Medical Journals

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is among the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) member libraries participating in a project to digitize an estimated 6,000 volumes from 200 historical American medical journal titles published between 1797 and 1923. Funding for […]

Digital Libraries: New Promo Video About Europeana from European Commission

The European Commission (via EC Audiovisual Services) has released a new video report/promo about Europeana. It focuses on several roadshows where EC residents can share materials and stories for inclusion in the Europeana database. The video runs 2:39. Direct to Video

University of North Carolina: Grant Will Preserve More than 1600 Hours of Rare American Music Recordings

From UNC Library News: Dolly Parton’s first recording is among the items that the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) in the Wilson Special Collections Library will preserve, thanks to a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $131,765, three-year grant is called “From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music.” It […]

Israel’s National Library Director Pledges to Place Disputed Kafka Manuscripts on Internet

via Haaretz: The National Library in Jerusalem has prepared a program for handling Franz Kafka’s manuscripts and promises to make them and other rare collections available on the Internet. However, the court has yet to rule on the fate of the Czech writer’s manuscripts. The manuscripts, part of the literary estate of Kafka’s close friend […]

EBSCO Discovery Service Adds the Complete Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset Released Last Week

The Harvard Library dataset was released on April 24th. Here’s our post and links to resources. Now, today’s news from EBSCO: Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset contains 12 million open-access catalog records from Harvard’s 73 libraries. The metadata in the Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset has been created, acquired and modified over decades and includes bibliographic information […]

The Europeana Newspapers Project Website Goes Live

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The project was first announced in February. via LIBER: The newest LIBER’s project’s website has been launched in co-operation with the Berlin State Library, the Europeana Newspapers project leader. The Europeana Newspapers project aims at the aggregation and refinement of newspapers for The European Library and Europeana. Direct to the New Web Site See Also: Europe: More Than 10 Million […]