February 24, 2021

Rock On! HP Extends Access to Paul McCartney's Digital Library to the Public

From Hewlett-Packard: HP [recently] announced that music fans now have unprecedented access to Paul McCartney’s new portal destination, www.paulmccartney.com, which hosts the musician’s vast digital library of music, lyrics, photos, collections, merchandise, blogs and more. Over the past year, HP and Paul McCartney’s MPL Communications, Ltd. worked closely to design, deploy and maintain a private […]

Coming Monday: UN & USC Shoah Foundation Institute To Formally Debut iWitness Holocaust Testimony Video Database

What is IWitness? IWitness is an online application for educators and students, giving them access to watch, search, and learn from over 1,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. IWitness is unique by bringing educators and their students (ages 13-18) together at the intersection of Holocaust education and the development of […]

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archives Opens to the Public

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Books about everyone from the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix to Elvis Presley line row after row of shelves. “When it comes to, say, the Beatles, I wouldn’t be surprised if our collection is the deepest among all public libraries in the country,” said Andy Leach, director of the facility. There […]

Tulsa: George Kaiser Family Foundation Purchases Woody Guthrie Archives

From KRJH: The George Kaiser Family Foundation has recently purchased legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie’s comprehensive archives. The archives will be housed in the Mathews warehouse near Brady and Boston Avenue and include original musical recordings, books by and about Guthrie and personal journals. [Clip] The Woody Guthrie Center is slated to open in late […]

Infographic: How Students Listen to Music

Focus: High School and College Students. Published by AdAge on December 13, 2011. Data from YPULSE Report. Click to Access Larger Versions of Infographic (on AdAge Site)

U. of Texas at Austin: Digital Archive of Guatemala’s Police Force Launched at Conference

From the The Daily Texan: A digital archive featuring millions of images and documents from the National Police of Guatemala could help people searching for family and friends who have disappeared, said Karen Engle, law professor and co-director and founder of the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. The Rapoport Center, the Teresa Lozano […]

Pop Culture: ProQuest Will Release Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive in 2012

From ProQuest: For the first time, researchers will be able to explore every edition, cover-to-cover of nearly 30 major entertainment trade and consumer magazines in a single online search. The Archive’s 2.5 million full-color pages will be accessible in the ProQuest research environment, enabling it to be easily searched, managed, shared and used to create […]

Digitization Projects: ProQuest Announces Plans to Digitize NAACP Archives

From a Company Announcement: ProQuest and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are teaming to digitize the association’s archives, bringing one of the most famous records of the civil rights movement to the online world. The collection — nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries […]

Paper — Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster

Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster (PDF) Recent technological changes may have altered the balance between technology and copyright law for digital products. While file-sharing has reduced revenue, other technological changes have reduced the costs of bringing creative works to market. As a result, we […]

New Science Reference Guide From LC: History of Media Technology and Opera

From the Science Reference Section Science, Technology, and Business Division Library of Congress The guide includes: Definitions Brief History Books Additional Readings Online Stuff Access the Complete Guide