September 26, 2017

Article: A Look at the The National Library of Norway’s Digital Newspaper Service

This following article appears in the latest issue of Scandinavian Libraries. From the Article: In 2011, the National Library of Norway launched a new digital newspaper service (www.nb.no/aviser). The service is free of charge, and all Norwegian libraries can access the newspapers with which the National Library has an agreement. Since the autumn of 2006, […]

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 […]

New Issue Alert: Research Library Issues (June 2012): Special Collections in the Digital Age

This issue features four “significant documents” assembled by the ARL Working Group on Transforming Special Collections in the the Digital Age. They are, “to serve as a community toolkit for navigating some of the decisions involved in expanding access to special collections via digitization.” Direct to Full Text of Pre-Publication Version of Research Library Issues […]

Google Ends Legal Dispute With French Authors Over Scans

From Bloomberg: Google, owner of the world’s largest search engine, ended legal disputes with a French publishing trade group and a French authors’ association over the U.S. company’s scanning of books. The Syndicat National de l’Edition, which represents more than 600 publishers, and the SGDL Society of Authors agreed with Google to end litigation over […]

New: HathiTrust Research Center Semi-Annual Report (October 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012)

Direct to Complete Report From the Introduction: The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) had a productive 6 months as it works out core issues in Phase I of its development effort.  Milestone wise, we are looking forward to and planning for a public demonstration of functionality that is tentatively scheduled for June 2012 as is in […]

European Medieval and WWI History Digital Archiving Project Gets €6.5m in EU Funding

From Silicon Republic: Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is leading a four-year collaborative project called CENDARI to digitise geographically dispersed historical data from the medieval European era and from World War I so scholars, and eventually the public, will be able to access everything from illuminated medieval gospels to WWI propaganda using one online portal. The […]

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 – […]

New Video: “Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress: Past, Present and Future”

This seven minute video was released earlier this month and is featured in a new post by Mike Ashenfelder on The Signal blog. It highlights, “the digital preservation work of the Library of Congress and its NDIIPP (National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program) and the NDSA (National Digital Stewardship Alliance) partners. The video includes […]

Medical Heritage Library Awarded NEH Grant for Digitization of Historical Medical Journals

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is among the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) member libraries participating in a project to digitize an estimated 6,000 volumes from 200 historical American medical journal titles published between 1797 and 1923. Funding for […]