September 30, 2014

PowerPoint Presentations from Last Week’s Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Symposium Now Available

The symposium took place in Berkeley, CA and was sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) Links to PPT slides for many presenters are now available and have been added to the agenda. Links to three white papers that were released by BCLT prior to the event are linked here. Speakers […]

California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) Announcens Plans to Add California Weekly Newspapers

From the University of California Riverside News Room: California’s weekly newspapers will be preserved in a searchable archive as UC Riverside expands its massive California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) to include the community chronicles of political, business and social history. Born Digital, a project of UCR’s Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, launched in the […]

3.7 Million Digitized (and Searchable) Newspaper Pages Now Accessible From "Chronicling America" Database

The 3.7 million page total was announced via the Chronicling America RSS feed the other day. It also said that 230,000 newspaper pages in various titles were just added to CA. Current Chronicling America Database Totals: “The site now provides access to more than 3.7 million searchable newspaper pages from 506 newspaper titles, published in […]

New Article: "HathiTrust: A Research Library at Web Scale"

This 10 page (PDF) article was written Heather Christenson, Project Manager-Mass Digitization at the California Digital Library in Oakland. This is a wonderful intro/review about all things HathiTrust. From the Abstract: Research libraries have a mission to build collections that will meet the research needs of their user communities over time, to curate these collections […]