December 19, 2014

Guggenheim Museum Receives Grant to Plan an E-Repository

From the Guggenheim Foundation: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently awarded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives a grant to begin work to establish an electronic records repository. Starting in early 2013, the 18-month project will develop a comprehensive plan to create and manage a repository of electronic records related to the […]

Georgia Governor Sets Aside $4.3 Million For State Archives

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Gov. Nathan Deal has taken the first step toward his pledge to keep the Georgia Archives open, setting aside $4.3 million for it in next year’s proposed budget. The proposal would also fund 10 positions to the Morrow institution, which lost five employees last fall to layoffs. Many more steps, however, […]

Canada: City of Montreal Archives Celebrates 100th Birthday

From The Montreal Gazette: The city of Montreal archives possess about four kilometres of historically significant records dating from as early as 1796. Among these are found vintage real estate evaluation rolls to the minutes of the very first council meeting held in 1833, at which Jacques Viger was selected as Montreal’s first mayor. The […]

The Library of Congress Posts Update and Releases Report About What’s Going On With Their Twitter Archive

Update Digital Preservation expert and Founder of LOCKSS, Dr. David Rosenthal offer some analysis of the amount of data the archive contains. Hat Tip: @lorcand — The Library of Congress is out with a blog post and white paper (embedded below) that provides info about the complete archive of  tweets that Twitter donated to The […]