October 10, 2015

E-Journals: NYU’s Fales Library Acquires Triple Canopy’s Archive

From Triple Canopy: Triple Canopy is pleased to announce the acquisition of its archive by New York University’s Fales Library & Special Collections. This novel initiative will guide the renowned library’s future efforts to archive the work of artists, writers, and organizations whose work exists primarily in—but cannot be reduced to—digital formats. A schedule of […]

Olympics: “IOC Preserves a Century of Olympics History”

From Agence France Presse (AFP): Sitting in a basement at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, some 33,000 hours of video, 500,000 pictures and 2,000 documents among other archives risked decay and being lost forever. But after a seven-year and 30 million euro ($33 million USD) conservation project involving experts from across the […]

Government Transparency: World Wide Web Foundation Releases 2nd Open Data Barometer Report

From the Report: A global movement to make government “open by default” picked up steam in 2013 when the G8 leaders signed an Open Data Charter – promising to make public sector data openly available, without charge and in re-useable formats. In 2014 the G20 largest industrial economies followed up by pledging to advance open […]

E-Rate Program Commits Over $450 Million In Funding For Broadband in Schools And Libraries

From the FCC: A record level of early financial support for broadband in schools and libraries has been approved by the E-rate program, the Federal Communications Commission’s program for supporting communications services in these institutions. Reflecting a dedicated effort by the FCC to get critical funding for broadband to schools and libraries as quickly as […]

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 […]

The Library of Congress and CLIR Release National Recording Preservation Plan

From a LC Announcement: The Library of Congress today unveiled “The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan,” a blueprint for saving America’s recorded sound heritage for future generations. The congressionally mandated plan spells out 32 short- and long-term recommendations involving both the public and private sectors and covering infrastructure, preservation, access, education and policy […]

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 […]

Digitization Projects: Stanford Releases Hundreds of Oral History Interviews Online

From Stanford University Library ReMix Newsletter: Accessible only at Special Collections for decades, hundreds of oral history interviews are now available online as a result of the work of the University Archives and Stanford Media Preservation Lab. The capturing of Stanford oral histories began in earnest in 1978 with the Stanford Oral History Project (now […]