December 14, 2017

U.S. History: William Clark Papers Collection Added to Kansas Historical Society’s Online Archives

From the KHS (PDF): The William Clark Papers Collection was recently added to Kansas Memory, the Kansas Historical Society’s online archives of documents, books, and photos. Clark, along with Meriwether Lewis, led an expedition west to the Pacific Ocean and was later appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Territory of Upper Louisiana. The collection […]

EBSCO Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society

From the EBSCO Announcement: Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). [Clip] Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is a diverse collection of […]

Digital Libraries: New Promo Video About Europeana from European Commission

The European Commission (via EC Audiovisual Services) has released a new video report/promo about Europeana. It focuses on several roadshows where EC residents can share materials and stories for inclusion in the Europeana database. The video runs 2:39. Direct to Video

Toronto Star Releases Digital Archive of Articles Written by Ernest Hemingway For the Newspaper (1920-1924)

Ernest Hemingway was a columnist for the Toronto Star from 1920-1924 where he wrote 191 stories. More than 70 of them are currently accessible via the digital archive (free). A newsprint version of the material is also available for sale. Direct to “The Hemingway Papers” Digital Archive The legendary writer’s reporting from the Toronto Star […]

British Council Releases New Online Archive Containing 120 Digitized Historical Films

From a British Council Announcement: Over 120 films providing fascinating snapshots of the UK’s cultural, sporting, industrial and political heritage have been launched online to the public thanks to funding from Google and the British Council. The films are from the British Council’s own film archive which dates back to late 1939 – and give […]

A New Collection of Digitized Historical Films from the National Library of Medicine

From the NLM News Release: The National Library of Medicine has produced a new digital collection, Tropical Disease Motion Pictures. The collection comprises 46 titles from the Library’s collections that illustrate the battle against tropical disease. The materials range from research documentaries, interviews with noted scientists, and public health education campaigns, to films shot on […]

EBSCO Discovery Service Adds the Complete Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset Released Last Week

The Harvard Library dataset was released on April 24th. Here’s our post and links to resources. Now, today’s news from EBSCO: Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset contains 12 million open-access catalog records from Harvard’s 73 libraries. The metadata in the Harvard Library Bibliographic Dataset has been created, acquired and modified over decades and includes bibliographic information […]

“A Peek Inside USDA’s Massive Digital Library Project”

From FierceGovernmentIT: Two and half years ago the Agriculture Department started work on a project it hopes will combine 10 databases of reference material, creating integrated search and alerts for at least 100 million records. Now, after bringing together seven legacy platforms–some utilizing systems that date back to the 1980’s–USDA’s DigiTop e-world houses a total […]

Law Firm Makes All of Lehman Brothers Bankruptcy Documents, Including Internal E-Mail, Available Online

Details and a couple of highlights via DealBreaker and Business Insider. Documents Available here (Browse Only) We’re not sure how many of the docs have been crawled by Google at this time. However, by using: site:http://www.jenner.com/lehman/docs/  [keyword(s)] in the search box should be able to do some keyword searching of the material.

Music: John Peel’s Record Collection Launches Online Tomorrow (Tuesday)

UPDATE: The site is now live. Video Introduction Direct to Site The digitized collection of the legendary BBC disc jockey and journalist goes live tomorrow (Tuesday). Learn more about John Peel. From The Guardian: John Peel‘s record collection is about to go online. Starting on Tuesday, the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts will begin […]