September 26, 2017

Reference: Britain from Above Launches, A Collection of 16,000 Historical Aerial Images (1919-1953)

Images were taken between 1919-1953 From The Telegraph: More than 15,000 images from one of the earliest and most significant collections of aerial photography of Britain are now freely accessible online for the first time. The photos on the Britain from Above website, launched today, have gone through a painstaking process of conservation and cataloguing. […]

Roundup: New Services and Digitized Content From ProQuest, OCLC, and EBSCO

Some of the many company announcements out of ALA 2012. ProQuest Releases More Digitized NAACP Archives Material Ahead of Schedule 12 New Publishers Sign With OCLC To Provide Metadata and Full Text to Several WorldCat Services EBSCO Partners With Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix, and OCLC for Enhanced Discovery

National Library of Medicine and National Endownment for Humanities Announce New Partnership

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are forming a new partnership. They will collaborate to develop initiatives that bring together scholars, scientists, librarians, doctors and cultural heritage professionals from the humanities and biomedical communities in order to share expertise and develop new research agendas. Representatives […]

Library of Congress Acquires Large Collection of Recorded Interviews With Music Superstars

From Today’s Announcement: More than 25 years ago, retired music executive Joe Smith accomplished a Herculean feat—he got more than 200 celebrated singers, musicians and industry icons to talk about their lives, music, experiences and contemporaries. The Library of Congress announced today that Smith has donated this treasure trove of unedited sound recordings to the […]

Grateful Dead Archive Scheduled to Open June 29th at McHenry Library, U. of California Santa Cruz

From The Santa Cruz Sentinel: Visitors will explore the archive’s inaugural exhibit, “A Box of Rain: Archiving the Grateful Dead Phenomenon,” in the Brittingham Family Foundation Dead Central, the new exhibition space devoted to the archives. Members of the band announced in 2008 that they would donate their extensive collection to UCSC. Curated by Grateful […]

Acquisitions: Library of Congress Will Acquire 4,000 Digital Images of California by Carol Highsmith

From LC: The Library of Congress is acquiring 4,000 digital images documenting present-day California from distinguished photographer Carol M. Highsmith, who is traveling throughout the Golden State. Highsmith is photographing California during the next several months, in cities large and small, from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary celebration to El Centro’s vegetable fields […]

National Library of Ireland: Digitized James Joyce Manuscripts Now Available Online

From the NLI BLog: Over the past while the National Library of Ireland has been developing its enhanced catalogue and what better way to demonstrate its capabilities than with one of its most important collections, the James Joyce manuscripts. After a long time of planning, organising, cataloguing, digitising, building the technical infrastructure, testing and re-testing, […]

Reference: National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK Make Digitized World War II Art Available Online

Historic digitized art is being made available through a partnership between the National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK. The content is public domain. From Today’s Announcement: Hundreds of original wartime art works are going online following a partnership between The National Archives and Wikimedia UK. Photographed with a digitisation grant from Wikimedia UK, the collection […]

New Report and Case Studies from CLIR: “One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences”

Title One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge Authors Christa Williford and Charles Henry Research Design by Amy Friedlander Source Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Abstract This report culminates two years of work by CLIR […]

Reference: Folger Shakespeare Library Launches Book Bindings Database

From a Letter to Colleagues Shared on Book_Arts-L. Discovered via Twitter. The Folger Bindings Image Collection provides access to high resolution images and descriptions of bindings from the rare book and manuscript collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Bindings are chosen from the collection for photography and description not only because of decorative tooling but […]