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Open Access: National Library of New Zealand Begins Streaming a Collection of Kiwi Music

April 2, 2012 by

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From a NLNZ Blog Post: Through a combination of Legal Deposit and actively seeking out New Zealand music across the internet, we are rapidly accumulating a huge collection of great tunes, which we are preserving for posterity in our National Digital Heritage Archive. Even better, an increasing number of artists are giving us permission to […]

Calgary Record Store Buys the CBC Calgary CD/LP Archives

March 13, 2012 by

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From Exclaim.ca: Earlier this year, the CBC revealed plans to digitize and dismantle their entire CD and vinyl archives due to budget cuts and other financial uncertainties. While there are undoubtedly some CBC staffers who are sad to say goodbye to so much physical media, Calgarians will rejoice in the fact that local record store […]

Folklorist’s Global Jukebox Goes Digital

January 31, 2012 by

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From The New York Times: The folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax was a prodigious collector of traditional music from all over the world and a tireless missionary for that cause. Long before the Internet existed, he envisioned a “global jukebox” to disseminate and analyze the material he had gathered during decades of fieldwork. A decade […]

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

January 22, 2012 by

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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

January 20, 2012 by

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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

January 18, 2012 by

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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

December 28, 2011 by

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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 […]