December 14, 2017

Rare, Once-Lost Pioneer Chinese Immigrant Docs Go Online

From Oregon Public Radio: Rare, once-lost historic records about pioneer Chinese immigrants to the Northwest have found a new life online. The digital archive is hosted by Oregon State University. A Chinese-American civic group hopes the document trove can help families locate ancestors gone missing early in the last century. This document collection includes names, […]

Vanderbilt Digital Archive Recovers Lost Civil Rights Voices, Digitized Recordings Now Online

From Vanderbilt University Digitized versions of the original reel-to-reel recordings that author Robert Penn Warren conducted with Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and other key leaders in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement are now searchable through the Who Speaks for the Negro website housed at Vanderbilt University. [Clip] The original recordings are held at […]

Canada: Edmonton City Archives Go Virtual

From The Edmonton Journal: The City of Edmonton Archives is going virtual with its first online exhibit profiling Edmonton author, artist and archive-advocate Ella May Walker. [Clip] The city’s move online is intended to give patrons faster access to the archives and to provide a narrative to the stories of Edmontonians that raw records couldn’t […]

More Tennessee Newspapers Available Online through ‘Chronicling America’ Project

From the Tennessee Secretary of State: Thanks to a recent partnership with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Tennessee, dozens of Tennessee newspaper titles have been scanned, indexed, and posted on the Internet. The focus is on papers from the Civil War era. All three of the […]

New York Public Library Launches John Cage Digital Archive

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From SSG Music: The New York Public Library has launched a John Cage digital archive project, John Cage Unbound: A Living Archive. On the archive, Cage fans can celebrate Cage’s centennial curated series of browsable Cage curios; Want to see him play an amplified cacti and plant matter with a feather, review his notes from […]

The New York City Department of Records Launches Database Containing More than 870,000 Digitized Items

From the AP: The city Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database Tuesday. A previously unpublicized link to the images has been live for about two weeks. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the photographs feature all manner of city […]

Einstein Archives Website Received Nearly 1 Million Unique Visitors in its First Month

From The Hebrew University in Jerusalem: In the month following its launch, the updated and expanded Einstein Archives website recorded tens of millions of hits and was visited by nearly 1 million people from around the world. Launched by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at a March 19 press conference, the site contains a catalog […]

Serial Solutions Will Make Europeana and European Library Material Discoveable via Summon Discovery Service

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From the Serial Solutions Web Site: In cooperation with the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL), the Summon Web-scale Discovery service from Serials Solutions will make the vast collections of The European Library and Europeana discoverable in the Summon unified index. Summon users will be able to search across hundreds of millions of records from […]

New Digital Collection of Historic Sound Recordings (Speeches, Debates, Lectures, Music)

From Pepperdine University Libraries: Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce the release of our latest digital collection. The Historic Sound Recordings collection features streaming recordings of memorable speeches and significant events that chart the history of Pepperdine University and, more broadly, Southern California. The collection includes archival recordings ranging from political speeches and debates […]

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 […]