August 26, 2014

All Media and Materials from DPLA West Event Now Available Online

The two day event took place on April 26, 2012 (workstream meetings at SFPL) and public plenary April 27, 2012 (at Internet Archive). All materials are linked on the DPLA Blog. What’s Available: Meetings Notes Steering Committee Meeting Notes Video (Also Available on YouTube) Graphics Podcast Interviews Photos Direct to Complete Blog Post/Links to Materials

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: […]

New Resource: National Postal Museum Announces Launch of Centralized Gateway to World’s Greatest Philatelic Research

From the Smithsonian Institution: The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum announces the launch of the Global Philatelic Library website, a centralized information gateway to the world’s greatest philatelic research. Founding partners include the National Postal Museum and Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, D.C., the Royal Philatelic Society London and the American Philatelic Research Library in Bellefonte, Pa. […]

University of Illinois Library: Addition of Historic Agriculture Newspaper to Ag Digital Repository

From the U of I Library: A gift from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna, M. Christine Wicklein Schwartz, through the T & C Schwartz Family Foundation, has made it possible to digitize issues of Farmer’s Weekly Review (Joliet, IL) from 1929 to 2010. This collection of historic agricultural newspapers is now accessible through Farm, […]

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 […]

Costa Rica’s National Printing Office Unveils New Digital Library

From the Costa Rica Star: Thanks to an initiative by the National Printing Office, public school students in Costa Rica will soon be able to access all their mandatory reading assignments online. The project named “Editorial Digital” was presented to the government weeks ago, and according to Jarmon Noguera Gonzalez of La Prensa Libre, the […]

New Resource: Library and Archives Canada Launches Portraits Portal

From LAC: Today, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launches its online Portrait Portal, making available more than nearly 15,000 high-quality digitized images from the national portrait collection. [Clip] The Portrait Portal showcases the largest collection of portraits in the country, which includes works acquired since the 1880s. This collection is comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, […]

A New Web Page Loaded With HathiTrust Instructional Materials Now Available

Heather Christenson from the California Digital Library Blogs: The HathiTrust Communications Working Group has just announced a new HathiTrust Resources and Guides Web page.  Here you can find overviews, instructional materials, and guides covering HathiTrust and its services.   These resources have been created by the HathiTrust Communications Working Group and by HathiTrust partner libraries… Materials […]

“The Memory of a Nation in a Digital World” by Dame Lynne Brindley

From an Op/Ed in New Statesman by Dame Lynne Brindley (CEO of The British Library): It has been estimated that less that 1 per cent of all online activity related to the London Olympics will be saved. Future generations of researchers will also search in vain for much of the reaction to major events such […]

Conference Presentation: “HIVE for LC Web Archives: Web Archives and Automatic Subject Indexing”

Presentation Given at: International Internet Preservation Consortium 2012 General Assembly; Washington DC, May 2012 By: Rick Fitzgerald, Library of Congress Libby Dechman, Library of Congress Craig Willis, Metadata Resource Center, University of North Carolina Direct to Presentation (18 Slides; PDF) See Also: All Presentations from the International Internet Preservation Consortium 2012 General Assembly