November 17, 2017

History: French Holocaust Records Exhibited For 1st Time

From the AP (via AJC): They are among France’s darkest days: Police dragged over 13,000 Jews from their homes, confined them in a Paris cycling stadium with little food or water, and then deported them to their deaths in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. But even in France, one of the most brazen collaborations between […]

Georgia: Home Movie in U. of Georgia Library May Be State’s Oldest Film Images

From the Athens Banner-Herald: Archivists at the University of Georgia believe they have found the earliest movie footage shot in the state, part of a collection of home movies and other films that belonged to the wealthy owners of a Thomasville plantation. “We think it’s not just the earliest home movie shot in Georgia, but […]

Western Michigan University Scheduled to Break Ground For New Archives Facility Next Week

From WMU: After years of planning and fundraising, Western Michigan University will break ground at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 19, for a facility that will house the University’s archives as well as historical records for all of Southwest Michigan. The 16,000-square-foot, $8.3 million Legacy Collections Center, officially part of University Libraries, will be built on […]

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 […]

Article: Shaking Up Israel’s National Archives (Interview with Israel’s Chief Archivist)

In a New Article From Tablet Magazine: The state archives are home to everything from top-secret government deliberations to countless cultural artifacts to, apparently, footage of pre-state soccer matches. All this and more will soon become daily Internet fodder, as the blog begins releasing much of this hitherto inaccessible information online. To find out more […]

NARA: George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Launches New Website

From a NARA News Release: The National Archives’ George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has launched its newly designed website: www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu. The website is hosted by Southern Methodist University (SMU), the site of the Library’s future facility and an important partner for the institution. While the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is […]

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 […]

Well Deserved Praise for Brewster Kahle

The following comments (and more) appear in a Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia) column by Dave Obee. Brewster and his wife were visiting Vancouver Island earlier this week. We 100% agree with what Obee has to say. From a Times Colonist Column: Brewster Kahle is the type of person we all should admire – he’s […]

“Maryland State Archives Running Out of Space”

From the AP: The agency first filled its Annapolis headquarters to capacity in 2000, then leased and filled a warehouse. It leased a second warehouse and a third before brokering a deal to store some of its property at the Baltimore City Archives. All of the facilities are now full, and state archivists have been […]

Video Presentation: “Archiving Large Swaths of Digital Content: Lessons from Archiving the Occupy Movement”

Recently posted video from the CNI Spring 2012 Membership Meeting (April 2-3, 2012) in Baltimore. Speakers Howard Besser Director, Moving Image Archiving & Preservation MA Program New York University David Millman Director, Digital Library Technology Services New York University Sharon M. Leon Director of Public Projects, Center for History & New Media George Mason University […]