July 30, 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.

DPLA Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

From a DPLA Announcement: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Steering Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of five members to the inaugural DPLA Board of Directors. The inaugural Board will support the DPLA’s goal of creating and maintaining a free, open, and sustainable national digital library resource. The inaugural DPLA Board is […]

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 […]

Religion: Millions of LDS Documents, Images Now Online

From an Article in The Deseret News: Millions of documents and images in the extensive archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are now more accessible to anyone with a computer and Internet access, according to an announcement made Friday during the 47th annual conference of the Mormon History Association convening for […]

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 “Themed” Digital Collection from Calisphere: The Letters of John Muir

New from Calisphere, a resource that provides direct access to primary resources. Powered by California Digital Library. The Letters of John Muir: Themed Collection The images in this topic are scanned copies of correspondence to and from the naturalist John Muir (1838-1914). They show how Muir dedicated his life to revealing the complexity and beauty […]

Reference: Britain from Above Launches, A Collection of 16,000 Historical Aerial Images (1919-1953)

Images were taken between 1919-1953 From The Telegraph: More than 15,000 images from one of the earliest and most significant collections of aerial photography of Britain are now freely accessible online for the first time. The photos on the Britain from Above website, launched today, have gone through a painstaking process of conservation and cataloguing. […]

Gale Launches New Database Suite: National Geographic Virtual Library

From Gale: Gale and the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, today announced an extended agreement to create additional library products as part of a new product suite, National Geographic Virtual Library. Earlier this year, Gale announced the National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, for libraries, which included all […]

Reference: National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK Make Digitized World War II Art Available Online

Historic digitized art is being made available through a partnership between the National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK. The content is public domain. From Today’s Announcement: Hundreds of original wartime art works are going online following a partnership between The National Archives and Wikimedia UK. Photographed with a digitisation grant from Wikimedia UK, the collection […]