November 26, 2020

A Video Archive of Western New York 1960s TV News Footage Now Available Online

From WBFO: Imagine watching an old television newscast from when you were a kid. Now, it’s a reality for Western New Yorkers. The first batch of archival news footage digitized by the Buffalo Broadcasters Association is available online. Local stories like the closing of Bethlehem Steel and the Attica uprising, as well as national stories […]

The First Library on a Celestial Body (30 Million Page Archive Being Sent to the Moon)

Two Reports. The First Library on a Celestial Body (via Archmisson.org) The Lunar Library represents the first in a series of lunar archives from the Arch Mission Foundation, designed to preserve the records of our civilization for up to billions of years. It is installed in the SpaceIL “Beresheet” lunar lander, scheduled to land on […]

Full Text Report: "Preserving News in the Digital Environment"

“Preserving News in the Digital Environment” was recently released by the Center for Research Libraries and the LC Office of Strategic Initiatives From a Summary: For the past half-century, CRL and the Library of Congress together have played an important role in preserving newspapers for scholarly research. Their combined holdings of U.S. and foreign newspapers […]

Watch Live Television News from Japan's NHK Television on Your Computer, Mobile

NHK (Japan’s sole public broadcaster) is offering a feed of their 24×7 English language coverage via NHK World. You can access NHK World from several services/sites including: 1. The NHK World Web Site 2. Via a FREE NHK iPhone/iPad/iTouch App 3. Via Livestation (Along with Feeds from Other Broadcasters and Organizations) Here’s a direct link […]

"The NYT Adds Recommendation Features To Its Article Pages"

From a Nieman Journalism Lab Article by Megan Garber We wrote a few weeks back about The New York Times’ new recommendation engine: a customized page that displays Times articles you’ve consumed over the past month, broken down by topic, and that suggests other articles you might be interested in. [Clip] the Recommendations feature is […]