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Oregon St. University: Rare, Once-Lost Pioneer Chinese Immigrant Docs Go Online

April 28, 2012 by

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From Oregon Public Radio: Rare, once-lost historic records about pioneer Chinese immigrants to the Northwest have found a new life online. The digital archive is hosted by Oregon State University. A Chinese-American civic group hopes the document trove can help families locate ancestors gone missing early in the last century. This document collection includes names, […]

Vancouver’s History Goes Digital

April 7, 2012 by

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From the Vancouver Sun: West Vancouver’s photographic history went digital this month. Approximately 5,000 historical photos depicting more than 70 years of the district’s evolution are in the process of being converted to a digital format and posted online, thanks to the West Vancouver Memorial Library. “They really look good online,” said systems librarian Maryann […]

Digital Collection: History of Medicine: Osler Library Prints Collection From McGill University

March 27, 2012 by

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From the McGill University Announcements: The McGill Library [has launched (Feb. 2012)] the Osler Library Prints Collection, a searchable and browsable website of 2,500 visual documents related to the history of medicine, spanning several centuries, countries, and artistic media. Ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, the collection consists predominantly of prints, though it […]

American University in Cairo Launches Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library

March 27, 2012 by

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via Bikya Masr: To preserve and provide access to centuries of Egyptian and Middle East history, The American University in Cairo recently launched the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library (RBSCDL). [Clip] The digital library is open and globally accessible, and will feature ancient and medieval cultural-heritage materials, in addition to contemporary contributions from […]

Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Goes Live

March 27, 2012 by

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Direct to Nelson Mandela Digital Archive From News24.com Previously privileged information on Nelson Mandela is now available online – for free. The Mandela Digital Archive – an initiative by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) and the Google Cultural Institute – was launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday. From the Official News Release Google gave […]

Rutgers University: Librarians Create Digital Portal of International Posters That Trace the History of Women’s Activism

March 26, 2012 by

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From a Rutgers U. News Release: What was once a loose collection of 300 rolled-up and yellowing posters in an office of Rutgers’ Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) is now an award-winning digital portal offering insight into decades of women’s activism throughout the world. The vibrantly colored posters, newly available through RUCore, a Rutgers-based […]

New: Temple University Historical Dental Museum Collection

March 23, 2012 by

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From a Temple University News Release: The collection highlights the history of dentistry and the Kornberg School, beginning with its origins as the Philadelphia Dental College in 1863. It includes the cornerstone of the original building; a 19th century Victorian dental office outfitted with period objects and furniture; a varied collection of photographs, posters, dental […]