April 26, 2017

National Archives (NARA) Asks For Public Input on Prioritizing Materials to Digitize

From the NARAations Blog (National Archives and Records Administration): As the National Archives sets out on its ambitious goal to digitize all of its holdings, planning just how we’re going to accomplish this is critical to our success.  One of the first steps in that plan is prioritizing what will be digitized.  National Archives staff […]

Begins Today: A HathiTrust and DPLA Partnership

From the DPLA Blog: The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust’s public domain and other openly available content.

From STM, ALPSP, & PSP: “Safe Harbour Offers Clear Rules for Use of Out-of-Commerce Academic and Scholarly Journals”

From a Joint Statement (PDF): The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), and Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) [on Friday] issued a joint statement setting out clear rules for the digitisation of copyright works which are […]

New Report: ARL and Ithaka S+R Release Findings on Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections

New from the Association of Research Libraries and Ithaka S+R. From an ARL Announcement: ARL and Ithaka S+R today released Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries, a report on findings from an ARL-Ithaka S+R survey of ARL libraries on the range of activities and expenses that libraries undertake to support […]

Digitization Projects: European Online Fashion Archive To Launch in May, a Europeana Project

From Vogue UK: A public archive of Europe’s extensive fashion history will soon become available from May 2 with the launch of a website called europeanafashion.eu. Cultural institutions from 12 different countries – including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and Paris’ Les Arts Décoratifs – will provide artefacts for the online project which will feature […]

New Online: Israel’s Antiquities Authority and Google Release 5,000 Digitized Images of Dead Sea Scroll Segments

Note: Today’s release comes about 15 months after after Google and the IAA made hi-res images of five of the dead sea scrolls available online. More about that project here. Now, today’s news. From the Official Google Blog: The Israel Antiquities Authority is launching the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, an online collection […]

Digital Public Library of America Partners With iFactory to Design/Develop Prototype of DPLA Front End Web

From DPLA: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) will be partnering with Boston, MA-based interactive agency iFactory to design and develop a prototype front end portal, the companies announced today. iFactory will create a website that will facilitate the creative discovery, sharing, and use of multimedia library materials among the general public. This prototype […]

Highlights From HathiTrust Activities Update (June 2012)

The latest HathiTrust Update (June 2012) is now online. Here are a few highlights. You can access the complete issue here. HathiTrust has updated its bibliographic metadata specifications and minimum bibliographic metadata requirements in preparation for moving to Zephir (under development by California Digital Library) as the bibliographic metadata management system for HathiTrust. The requirements […]

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 […]

Digitization and Preservation of Newspaper Collections Are Focus of Latest Issue of International Preservation News

The May 2012 Issue of International Preservation News (No. 56) was made available online (via IFLA) a couple of days ago. The full text is available as a PDF file. It runs 40 pages. The issue features six articles that look at newspaper digitization and preservation. Articles Found in May 2012 Issue of IPN: Digitization […]