May 16, 2021

World History: New Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland Now Available Online

From the YIVO Institute: The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is delighted to announce the launch of the YIVO Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland, at polishjews.yivoarchives.org. The website provides access to thousands of digitized documents, manuscripts, photographs, artworks, films, and audio recordings relating to the rich and vibrant Jewish community in Poland before […]

Digitization Projects: European Online Fashion Archive To Launch in May, a Europeana Project

From Vogue UK: A public archive of Europe’s extensive fashion history will soon become available from May 2 with the launch of a website called europeanafashion.eu. Cultural institutions from 12 different countries – including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and Paris’ Les Arts Décoratifs – will provide artefacts for the online project which will feature […]

Cool! Dalhousie LIS Students Build 3D Model Archive

From UNews.ca: On behalf of the Dalhousie University Library, [Michael] Groenendyk and his team are building a 3D model repository: an open database filled with three-dimensional scans of interesting objects in the university’s possession. The files can be freely downloaded in their full detail and viewed in most common 3D modelling applications. Groenendyk is one […]

Salman Rushdie: Digital Archive at Emory 'Allowed Me to Write' Memoir (Video)

From Emory News: When Salman Rushdie granted Emory University his archive — records that capture 40 years of his literary life — he wasn’t just opening the door to public examination of a writer and his process. Organizing his life’s writings — which range from scribbled notes and faded faxes to computer files — also […]

New e-Print: "Beyond the Boundaries of Open, Closed and Pirate Archives: Lessons from a Hybrid Approach"

A new e-Print via arXiv Full Text: “Beyond the Boundaries of Open, Closed and Pirate Archives: Lessons from a Hybrid Approach” (44 Pages; PDF) Authors: Prodromos Tsiavos (London School of Economics, UK), Petros Stefaneas (National Technical University of Athens, Greece) The creation of open archives i.e. archives where access is regulated by open licensing models (content, […]