December 14, 2017

New National Archives Video Gives an Inside Look at the Volunteer-Supported Civil War Widows’ Pension Digitization Project

From a NARA News Release: A team of more than 60 volunteers led by professional staff at the National Archives has crossed the 100,000 mark in a project to digitize Civil War widows’ pension files and is featured in a new National Archives video short. The National Archives holds 1.28 million case files of the […]

Research Article (Preprint): Trends in Image Use by Historians and the Implications for Librarians and Archivists

Title Trends in Image Use by Historians and the Implications for Librarians and Archivists Authors Valerie Harris University of Illinois, Chicago Peter Hepburn University of Illinois, Chicago Source C&RL News Anticipated Publication March 2013 Abstract For years libraries have offered reproduction services to users, with historians being the core audience. More recently, archives and special […]

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Asks NARA for Help Scanning Massive Backlog of Disability Claims

From NextGov: The Veterans Affairs Department has reached an agreement with the National Archives and Records Administration to help it scan disability claims into its electronic Veterans Benefits Management System, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker told reporters today. VA will roll out a paperless Veterans Benefit Management System at 16 regional offices by September […]

Video Report: National Library of Wales £1m War Records Project

Video report from the BBC includes a look at the scanning process. Uncovering the hidden history behind an event like World War I usually means trawling through thousands of records at a library. But a £1m project underway in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, will make all that available at the click of a mouse. The National Library […]

Digital Heritage: European Library Uses First Data from ENUMERATE

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via the Europeana Web: The European Library is pleased to announce that we were able to use the first set of data made available by the ENUMERATE project (www.enumerate.eu). The data provided by ENUMERATE helped The European Library identify digitised collections across Europe which will be essential for the newly-developed content strategy. This effort clearly […]

University of the Pacific Library Receives GRAMMY Foundation Grant to Digitize and Preserve Historic Brubeck Recordings

From a U. of the Pacific Announcement: Dave Brubeck’s legacy will continue to grow thanks to digital technology and the efforts of the Special Collections staff at the University of the Pacific Library. During the next year, recording experts will meticulously work with the staff of Special Collections to stabilize and digitize 49 highly endangered […]

Article: ‘As We May Digitize’ — Institutions and Documents Reconfigured

Title ‘As We May Digitize’ — Institutions and Documents Reconfigured Authors Mats Dahlström Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden Joacim Hansson Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden Ulrika Kjellman Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Sweden Source LIBER (Journal of European Research Libraries) […]

Collections Trust Secures €8m Investment to Bring Collections Online

From a CT News Release: The Collections Trust has secured major European Commission investment in projects worth a total of €8m to help museums, archives and libraries share their collections online safely and sustainably. EUROPEANA INSIDE is a €3.8million research and development project in partnership with 10 leading Collections Management Software providers, all of whom […]

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James Joyce Collection Published Free on Web

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From the The Irish Times: The National Library of Ireland has brought forward plans to publish a major collection of James Joyce manuscripts free on the web after a Joycean scholar published the material in editions priced at up to €250. It is the first such Joyce collection to be opened to the public in […]