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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 […]

Just Released: Free iPad App from IBM Reinvents Iconic ’60s-Era Infographic on History of Math

April 6, 2012 by

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From IBM: To celebrate the history of math and its impact on the world, IBM has released Minds of Modern Mathematics, an iPad app that re-imagines a classic 50-foot infographic on the history of math created by husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames and displayed at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. […]

Preprint: Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities?

April 6, 2012 by

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Title Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? Authors/Affiliations Marisa L. Ramirez Digital Repository Librarian, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Joan T. Dalton Associate University Librarian, University of Windsor Gail McMillan Director, Digital Library and Archives, Virginia Tech Max Read Associate Director of Student […]

British Library Acquires Original Manuscript of Benjamin Britten’s ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’

April 6, 2012 by

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From The British Library: The British Library has acquired the draft score of ‘The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’, one of the most famous compositions of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Completed on New Year’s Eve 1945, this original manuscript charts the composer’s earliest ideas for what has become one of the most frequently performed pieces […]

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 […]

Information Technology: IT History Society Adds New Research Database

April 5, 2012 by

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From the News Release: The IT History Society’s (IThistory.org) growing library of databases now includes a hardware database of all information technology hardware ever manufactured. The initial library consists of over 2,000 entries and it is growing by over 100 per day. The database is located on the web at http://ithistory.org/hardware/hardware-name.php “The IT History Society’s […]