December 14, 2017

New Report: “EPUB for Archival Preservation”

New from the KB/National Library of the Netherlands Departments of Collection and Collection Care. Written by Johan van der Knijff. From the Introduction: Over the last few years, the EPUB format has become increasingly popular in the consumer market. A number of publishers have indicated their wish to use EPUB for supplying their electronic publications […]

Grateful Dead Archive Scheduled to Open June 29th at McHenry Library, U. of California Santa Cruz

From The Santa Cruz Sentinel: Visitors will explore the archive’s inaugural exhibit, “A Box of Rain: Archiving the Grateful Dead Phenomenon,” in the Brittingham Family Foundation Dead Central, the new exhibition space devoted to the archives. Members of the band announced in 2008 that they would donate their extensive collection to UCSC. Curated by Grateful […]

Vatican Reports Discovery of Ancient Documents in Bavarian State Library

From the AP: The Vatican newspaper reported Tuesday that 29 previously unpublished homilies said to be the work of one of the most important and prolific early church fathers have been discovered in a German library. The 3rd Century theologian Origen of Alexandria is considered to have played a critical role in the development of […]

NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) Releases Open Government Plan for 2012-2014

From the NARAtions Blog: On Friday, the National Archives released the updated Open Government Plan that will guide our efforts in transparency, participation, and collaboration for 2012-2014. Within our newly updated plan, you will see the specific items we plan to work on over the next two years, including: Strengthen our culture of open government […]

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: […]

1940 U.S. Census Records from New York State Now Searchable by Name

New York is the latest addition to states where 1940 U.S Census records are searchable by name via Ancestry.com. Records are free to search. Additional info/links in this blog post. Other states with records searchable by name (as of June 6, 2012): Delaware D.C. Maine Nevada But wait, that’s not all! More Records: New York […]

Canada: Record Collector Buys CBC Vancouver’s Vinyl Motherlode

From The Vancouver Sun: Jamie Anstey has just purchased the mother of all Vancouver record collections – CBC Vancouver’s record library. And that’s records, not com-pact discs. About 50,000, in fact: 37,913 LPs, 11,780 45s, 492 78s and 462 records that are listed as “miscellaneous.” The collection had been built up since 1958, but was […]

U.S. University Professor to Head Holocaust Archive

From the AP: A U.S. university professor has been appointed director of the International Tracing Service’s Holocaust-era archive in the German town of Bad Arolsen. The ITS said Wednesday its 11-member international commission had voted to name Rebecca Boehling, a professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, to head the archive starting Jan. 1, […]

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 […]

Old Dominion University Working to Digitize Historic Local Television News Footage

From HamptonRoads.com: The black handwriting scrawled on the outside of the tin is visible 55 years later: “6-29-57 Children Come First.” Inside is film of an education special, aired a year before six Norfolk schools closed rather than desegregate. It’s one of nearly 2,000 reels documenting local and national history that were almost lost – […]