March 19, 2018

New European Project Will Digitize Up to 650 Hours of World War I Film Footage

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From europeana: Films about World War 1 that have never been seen outside a cinema or on television are to be made available on the internet for the first time ever. The European Film Gateway 1914 (EFG1914) plans to digitise up to 650 hours of footage and make it freely accessible via, Europe’s digital […]

Brown University: John Carter Brown Library Puts Historic Documents Online

John Carter Brown Library

From The Brown Daily Herald: The John Carter Brown Library is home to more than 50,000 rare books and 16,000 reference books and secondary sources. But due to the changing nature of students’ study habits and library restrictions to protect its books, most of these resources remain vastly underused. In an effort to make its […]

Oxford University, Vatican Libraries to Digitize Works


via Reuters: The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) said on Thursday they intended to digitize 1.5 million pages of ancient texts and make them freely available online. The libraries said the digitized collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts […]

LA Times: A Digitized Collection of Hi-Res Art Images that Includes The Mona Lisa


Last week we posted about a MAJOR expansion of the Google Art digitization program. Today, we’re pointing out an LA Times article titled, “Mona Lisa doesn’t need Google Art Project” that offers a quick look at another art digitization program and resource from France. From the Article: Since Google Art Project launched, art lovers have […]

Crowdsourcing: NYS Museum Volunteers Digitize World War II Soldier Data, Access Database Online

From the Troy Record: When 28,969 New York National Guard soldiers mobilized in the fall of 1940 as the United States prepared for war, clerks filled out six-by-four inch cards on each individual. Now, thanks to a team of 15 volunteers, those records — listing names, serial number, home and unit, and later annotated with […]

University of Delaware Library Joins HathiTrust


From UDaily: The University of Delaware Library has become one of the newest members of the HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary digital library initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital form. [Clip] The HathiTrust serves a dual role. First, as a trusted […]

Newspaper Digitization: Nyack (NY) Librarian Turns to Web for ‘Experiment in Fundraising’


From When librarian Brian Jennings decided he wanted to digitize a bit of Rockland’s historical connection to famed American painter Edward Hopper, he took a unique approach to raise money. As the local history librarian at the Nyack Library, Jennings’ plan was take microfilm copies of the Rockland County Journal from 1890 to 1892 […]

The New York Public Library Digitizes Early American History

From the NYPL Announcement: Thousands of historical documents at The New York Public Library – including material handwritten by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and papers from authors such as Mark Twain – will soon be accessible to the public online, thanks in large part due to a generous gift of $500,000 from The Polonsky […]

North Carolina: State Preserves Trove of Digitized Lore

From the History and genealogy fans who overwhelmed federal computer systems at Monday’s release of the 1940s U.S. Census data will find easier going in the history-rich North Carolina Digital Collections. Tar Heel images contained in the online collection range from downtown Raleigh storefronts decorated for a 1930s Christmas to family milestones recorded in […]

HathiTrust Announces New Board of Governors

From MLibrary News: HathiTrust is announcing the composition of its new 12-member Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase. The board, which replaces the Executive Committee that was established by the founding members in 2008, will oversee HathiTrust’s 10-million volume digital preservation repository, research center, and other initiatives. The […]