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The New York Public Library Digitizes Early American History

April 6, 2012 by

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From the NYPL Announcement: Thousands of historical documents at The New York Public Library – including material handwritten by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and papers from authors such as Mark Twain – will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

April 4, 2012 by

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From the NewsObserver.com: 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

April 3, 2012 by

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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 […]

France Passes New Laws on the “Digital Exploitation of 20th Century Unavailable Books”

March 29, 2012 by

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The Global Legal Monitor from the Library of Congress provides a summary of the recently passed legislation but writer/tweeter @BlankTextField (based in France) says the article include a few inaccuracies. From the Global Legal Monitor This Law adds a new chapter to the French Intellectual Property Code, comprising articles L.134-1 to L.134-9. Article L. 134-1 […]

Baltimore: Walters Art Museum Receives $265,000 NEH Grant to Help Digitize Medieval Manuscripts

March 28, 2012 by

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From The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum has received a $265,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to put toward digitizing its collection of medieval manuscripts and making it available, via computer, to the general public. The three-year project, “Imaging the Hours: Creating a Digital Resource of Flemish Manuscripts,” includes 113 illustrated manuscripts, encompassing […]