March 17, 2018

Unique Seashell Reference Collection Digitized by U. of Hawaii Museum Consortium, Images Available Online

From the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa: The University of Hawaiʻi Museum Consortium has completed the digitization of a unique natural science specimen collection from UH Mānoa’s Anthropology Department’s Archaeology laboratory. “The collection is fairly comprehensive for much of the archeological shell midden material commonly found in the Hawaiian landscape,” said Dr. Michael Thomas of the UH Museum Consortium. Beachcombers and […]

Collections Trust Secures €8m Investment to Bring Collections Online

From a CT News Release: The Collections Trust has secured major European Commission investment in projects worth a total of €8m to help museums, archives and libraries share their collections online safely and sustainably. EUROPEANA INSIDE is a €3.8million research and development project in partnership with 10 leading Collections Management Software providers, all of whom […]

Science: The Royal Society Introduces Online Picture Library (Free)

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From an Introductory Blog Post: We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new online picture library containing digital images of paintings, photographs, drawings and prints held in our collections. Browse our special themed galleries or dive straight into the advanced search and explore by subject, date and more! [Clip] Pictures have been […]

National Library of Australia’s Trove Database Releases API


One of the most impressive resources out there is Trove from the National Library of Australia. Trove allows users to search multiple online databases simultaneously and easily. Plus, its design, technology, and marketing are several more reason enough to stop by when you can. They Trove team seems to always be adding new features or […]

New Advanced Options Added to HathiTrust’s Full Text Search


Some Advanced Search options were added to HathiTrust Full Text Search in February. From the the MLibrary (University of Michigan) Blog for Library Technology. Advanced search allows users to combine a full-text search with searches within specific metadata fields such as Title, Author, or Subject. Example searches can be seen in the blog post. Today, […]

Track New and Updated Content as It’s Added to Europeana

This page (an RSS feed is also available) will alert you to new and updated items as they’re are added to the Europeana database. You’ll also be alerted to new collections. Each entry includes a direct link to the item.          

Web Preservation: UK Web Archive Improves Full Text Search Filters

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From a UK Web Archive Blog Post: Search results are now grouped by domain, making it easier to immediately see which websites contain references to the search term(s) and easily identifying the context in which the search term appears. For domain results we group URLs by date. This eliminates duplicate entries in results but still […]

A Roundup of R.M.S. Titanic Resources

New on Search Engine Land (where I’m a contributing editor) is a post listing a bunch of Titanic-related resources (databases, video, images, etc.). As you know, Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the ships sinking. The roundup includes resources from the Library of Congress, BBC, National Archives (UK), NARA, C-SPAN, and others. Direct to Article: […]

New Digital Resource From Carnegie Library: Pittsburgh Iron and Steel Heritage Collection

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From The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has opened a digital archive that will let Internet users worldwide view more than a half million pages of historical documents about the city’s iron and steel heritage. The library’s Pittsburgh Iron and Steel Heritage Collection — now online at — contains more than 500,000 […]

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 […]