Genealogy Blog - Digitization - Archives 2014-12-18T16:59:14+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear Lute Manuscripts Uploaded to Cambridge Digital Library urn:md5:e5c98a6af7fa0707fdf08ddaac2a8b93 2014-12-11T11:15:00+01:00 2014-12-11T09:22:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_79624037_2638011.jpg" />A "remarkable" collection of lute manuscripts dating back to the 16th Century has been put online by the University of Cambridge.<br /> <br /> The 650 pieces include handwritten scores by John Dowland, Francis Cutting and other early modern composers. John Robinson of the Lute Society said the collection was "invaluable", with many works being lost over centuries. <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-30400165">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Lute-Manuscripts-Uploaded-to-Cambridge-Digital-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32888 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:54bbd188824fb6a4204a71904912e65e 2014-12-09T08:15:00+01:00 2014-12-09T09:10:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14479.jpg" />These collections come from Bolivia, Ukraine, Mali and Nicaragua.<br /> <br /> 'EAP160' digitised records relating to the indigenous population of Bolivia during the 19th century; 'EAP220' was a pilot project that searched for and catalogued all archival material from the archaeological studies carried out at the ancient Russ hillfort Rajki in Ukraine; 'EAP449' digitised the archives of two professional photographers from Mali, Abdourahmane Sakaly and Mamadou Cissé; 'EAP571' digitised newspapers from Nicaragua dating from the first half of the 20th century. <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2014/12/new-online-collections-december-2014.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/British-Library-Endangered-Archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32867 Historic Films from Russian State Archives To Be Released Worldwide urn:md5:e68e615999236589a30074ea06a05b64 2014-12-04T09:15:00+01:00 2014-12-04T09:22:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/141110_Telegraph_047_adam-468.jpg" />The home movies of the last of the Romanov emperors, shot before revolution changed Russia forever, are housed alongside footage recording the Gulag prison camps of the 1930s, the wartime siege of Leningrad, scenes from Gagarin's epic space flight, Bolshoi Ballet performances and rarely seen images of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and thousands of other priceless film footage cared for by the Russian State Archive.<br /> <br /> Housed in a guarded nondescript industrial building on the outskirts of Moscow, the Archive is an immense treasure trove of film and video documenting the history and culture of the country from the time of the tsars to the break-up of the Soviet Union.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://rbth.co.uk/arts/2014/12/03/historic_films_from_russian_state_archives_to_be_released_worldwide_41915.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/Historic-Films-from-Russian-State-Archives-To-Be-Released-Worldwide.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32805 The Secrets of Irish Parishes Will Be Online Soon urn:md5:803df6a88331754dba9f82899d22e4c0 2014-12-02T12:15:00+01:00 2014-12-02T11:13:22+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/p2434_226_clonfert_mullagh-abbeygorman-and-killoran_05_scr-390x285.jpg" />If you want to know more about your parish, then a new project from the National Library will help you out.<br /> <br /> It has set about working on its most ambitious digitisation project to date – putting its entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms online for free by summer 2015.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejournal.ie/digitisation-parish-records-ireland-national-library-1808912-Dec2014/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/12/The-Secrets-of-Irish-Parishes-Will-Be-Online-Soon.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32774 National Archive Show Launched in New Taipei City, Taiwan urn:md5:0551579df67048dc4a3500af7ce1a2fb 2014-11-26T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T09:15:16+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/4112613461271.jpg" />An exhibition of national archives kicked off Nov. 25 in New Taipei City as part of government efforts raising public awareness of the Republic of China’s storied past.<br /> <br /> “Archives serve as key indicators of a country’s history,” National Development Council Minister Kuan Chung-ming said at the launch ceremony. “Such an event aims to enhance understanding of government operations and landmark developments.” <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.taiwantoday.tw/ct.asp?xItem=224483&ctNode=445">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/National-Archive-Show-Launched-in-New-Taipei-City-Taiwan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32708 Library and Archives Canada Struggling With Backlog of Material urn:md5:3ae84b85b2ca16b626847a4e62924690 2014-11-26T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-26T09:11:09+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/archives.jpg.size.xxlarge.promo.jpg" />Auditor general says Library and Archives Canada has a backlog of approximately 98,000 boxes of unsorted files, including 24,000 boxes of military records.<br /> <br /> Library and Archives Canada say they scrapped a $15.4 million digital archive system because it would have been “too costly” to run. The archival department spent five years and over $15 million to develop its own “trusted digital repository” — a system for storing and preserving digital records — before shuttering the system in 2012.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/25/federal_library_struggling_with_backlog_key_records_poorly_filed_auditors_find.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Struggling-With-Backlog-of-Material.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32707 Texas Land Office Preserves History with Digital Maps urn:md5:d8197307da956684a14a43c52691c976 2014-11-21T09:15:00+01:00 2014-11-21T10:06:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2-dunningtom-office-jld7129_600xx5149-3433-0-123.jpg" />The General Land Office of Texas has made a collection of rare Texas maps available to the general public through a unique digitization process.<br /> <br /> High-quality digital reprints of the collection donated by Houston map collectors Frank and Carol Holcomb are now available for as little as $20 each. All proceeds from the sales will go to Save Texas History, a public-private effort to preserve and digitize historic maps and documents.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2014/11/19/texas-land-office-preserves-history-with-digital.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Texas-Land-Office-Preserves-History-with-Digital-Maps.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32659 Digitizing 1,000 Years of Gulf history urn:md5:2bb4cef6584c80d002df5525ad261b78 2014-11-18T11:15:00+01:00 2014-11-18T09:19:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Main_scaled.png" />A window to ten centuries of Gulf region history has been flung open to the public via the Qatar Digital Library. The new $13.9 million digital project gives free online access to 500,000 historical documents from the region, with some manuscripts dating back to the 9th century. <br /> <br /> Many rare and precious documents were previously only available to researchers who physically visited the British Library to browse archives in need of re-organization. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.natureasia.com/en/nmiddleeast/article/10.1038/nmiddleeast.2014.264">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Digitizing-1000-Years-of-Gulf-history.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32614 South Dakota Digitizing Historic Newspapers urn:md5:0250b1d5a2e4065779682478bef7ee89 2014-11-17T12:15:00+01:00 2014-11-17T08:56:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/newspaper18.jpg" />The South Dakota Historical Society is digitizing archival newspapers to preserve state history and give researchers online access.<br /> <br /> The Daily Republic reports the historical society is using a nearly $300,000, two-year federal grant to work with the Minnesota Historical Society to modernize the South Dakota records. The historical society will digitize 100 rolls of microfilm from newspapers that stopped publication in 1922 or earlier.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.blackhillsfox.com/news/headlines/South-Dakota-digitizing-historic-newspapers-282857381.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/South-Dakota-Digitizing-Historic-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32602 India: Bihar State Archives To Compile Banned Documents urn:md5:b04a6dd2b81dc8e45c4190d2ba4f197c 2014-11-10T14:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T09:28:50+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__14097.jpg" />In a first, the Bihar State Archives (BSA) has decided to compile the banned documents on Bihar during freedom movement. A special team is engaged in searching the rare classified political documents preserved in the state archives.<br /> <br /> "It would be a collector's item for researchers as well as history students to understand and analyse the British policy on press, peasants, terrorists and freedom movement. Some of the documents like the speeches made by the leaders during freedom struggle will also be documented," said BSA director Vijay Kumar.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/State-archives-to-compile-banned-documents/articleshow/45091560.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/India%3A-Bihar-State-Archives-To-Compile-Banned-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32524 Medieval English Law Manuscript Digitised urn:md5:55ef574c2860d61b8c1af82731ae3a91 2014-11-10T10:15:00+01:00 2014-11-10T09:23:05+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Textus-Roffensis.jpg" />A manuscript predating the Magna Carta is to be seen, in full, online, by the public for the first time thanks to a project involving digital experts at The University of Manchester working in partnership with Rochester Cathedral.<br /> <br /> The Textus Roffensis, a 12th century legal encyclopaedia compiled by a single scribe at Rochester Cathedral, in Kent, in the 1120s has been digitised by the University’s Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/11/07/medieval-english-law-manuscript-digitised/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/Medieval-English-Law-Manuscript-Digitised.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32522 800,000 Pages of British Patient Art and Mental Health Archives Are Going Online urn:md5:d6ee3895d90c9229e3748d6ae75648c6 2014-11-05T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-05T09:04:06+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/sidebottomart.jpg" />A few weeks ago, the Wellcome Library announced a new initiative to digitize more than 800,000 pages of material from British psychiatric hospitals. Dating between the 18th and 20th centuries, the trove includes examples of patient artwork and writing, as well as patient-produced publications.<br /> <br /> The digitizing starts this fall as part of a two-year project, and you can already explore materials from the York Retreat, St Luke’s Hospital Woodside, Crichton Royal Hospital, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, and Camberwell House Asylum.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://hyperallergic.com/157321/800000-pages-of-patient-art-and-mental-health-archives-are-going-online/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/800000-Pages-of-British-Patient-Art-and-Mental-Health-Archives-Are-Going-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32477 UK Museums Want Copyright Changes So They Can Display WWI Documents urn:md5:ceecff4a34115d044ebd383531aefb23 2014-11-04T08:15:00+01:00 2014-11-04T08:59:42+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/copyright1.jpg" />Thanks to overly severe copyright laws, museums, libraries and other UK institutions have been unable to show important historical documents to the public. <br /> <br /> The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 is currently stopping an estimated 1.74 million 'orphan works' from the Great War, such as diaries and letters, from being displayed until 2039.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/03/uk-museums-want-copyright-laws-changed/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/11/UK-Museums-Want-Copyright-Changes-So-They-Can-Display-WWI-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32468 Portraits of Wounded Soldiers from the Civil War urn:md5:a967f531b7fa2526129dc6fcd1764af7 2014-10-29T14:15:00+01:00 2014-10-29T08:37:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/civilwarportraits12.jpg" />With a death toll estimated somewhere between 600k and 750k, the American Civil War was without a doubt the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. But even the soldiers who made it out alive didn’t always do so without sustaining serious injuries.<br /> <br /> On its Flickr page, the US National Library of Medicine has shared a handful of portraits that depict the war-torn bodies of soldiers who fought through the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/portraits-of-wounded-soldiers-from-the-civil-war/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Portraits-of-Wounded-Soldiers-from-the-Civil-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32407 Over 800,000 Pages of British Mental Health Records To Go Online urn:md5:c376ca6dfcde73f229f9759902995444 2014-10-27T15:15:00+01:00 2014-10-27T10:06:26+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/623x400xyork_retreat_623x400.jpg.pagespeed.ic.jHrQrAIB5D.jpg" />The Wellcome Library has announced that it is funding the scanning of over 800,000 pages of material relating to psychiatric hospitals across the UK, including the York Retreat, Crichton Royal Hospital and the Camberwell House Asylum.<br /> <br /> Made possible thanks to partnerships with repositories including Dumfries and Galloway Council Archives and London Metropolitan Archives, the project will see the digitisation of patient records, case notes and registers dating back to the 18th century.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/news/over-800000-pages-mental-health-records-go-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Over-800000-Pages-of-British-Mental-Health-Records-To-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32376 History and Genealogy Treasures Online at Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland urn:md5:7cc081cc45e29245e686f79956c35f2f 2014-10-27T09:15:00+01:00 2014-10-27T09:53:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/FT5S_Guinness_Storehouse_Archives_barrells_trucks.jpg" />The Guinness Archive, housed by the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, collects, preserves and makes accessible records and artifacts from the formation of the company in 1759 to the present day, including 20,000 individual personnel records of past employees.<br /> <br /> The foundation document of the Guinness Archive is the 9,000 year lease signed by Arthur Guinness on the St. James’s Gate Brewery in 1759.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/History-and-genealogy-treasures-online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-PHOTOS.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/History-and-Genealogy-Treasures-Online-at-Guinness-Storehouse-in-Dublin-Ireland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32373 The National Archive Seeks To Compile the List of Armenian Genocide Victims urn:md5:f7cd725d8d467feff67a72ed0e84ddf7 2014-10-24T15:15:00+02:00 2014-10-24T10:52:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Amatuni-Virabyan03-620x300.jpg" />A century ago the world was caught in the clutches of the First World War, and the Armenians did not stay apart. The Armenian Genocide was also the direct consequence of WWI.<br /> <br /> The Armenian National Archive has prepared a Russian book titled "The Participation of Armenians in the First World War," which was published in Moscow. A three-volume publication titled "The Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey" has also been released.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.armradio.am/en/2014/10/23/the-national-archive-seeks-to-compile-the-list-of-armenian-genocide-victims/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/The-National-Archive-Seeks-To-Compile-the-List-of-Armenian-Genocide-Victims.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32356 Vatican Library Making 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free urn:md5:2a3995d9d34567ef99b34b58b7a38e1b 2014-10-21T11:15:00+02:00 2014-10-21T08:40:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/bilingual-version-iliad-greek-text-latin-translation-double-facing-page.jpg" />The Vatican Apostolic Library is now digitising its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website, available for the public to view for free, as well as turning to crowdfunding to help it complete its work.<br /> <br /> The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and incunabula (books printed prior to 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/vatican-library-making-4000-ancient-manuscripts-available-online-free-photos-1470911">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Vatican-Library-Making-4000-Ancient-Manuscripts-Available-Online-For-Free.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32312 Library and Archives Canada: Soldiers of the First World War urn:md5:93334988057cd360f36027677191aa14 2014-10-17T08:15:00+02:00 2014-10-17T08:03:13+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/c029568k-v8.jpg" />The digitization of 640,000 Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel service files is under way. This project aims to provide access to high-quality digital copies of all service files, anytime and anywhere. <br /> <br /> To achieve this goal, LAC will be required to close portions of this collection as they undergo preparation, conservation, and digitization. LAC will not grant requests for direct consultation or copying of the records during these stages<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/canadian-expeditionary-force.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Soldiers-of-the-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32274 Hawaii State Archives Presents Digital Archives Update urn:md5:d8bf12244dc953a509e59d6170d26ce3 2014-10-13T12:15:00+02:00 2014-10-13T07:50:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/10-10-hawaii-state-archives.jpg" />The Hawaii State Archives has been storing paper records from various state agencies since 1906. Three years ago, it began building digital archives to better preserve these records. They say, the process has its challenges.<br /> <br /> “Paper can sit in a box. you don’t have to do anything with it. it can just sit there on a shelf and it’ll be fine, as long as you’re conditions are good around it 11.35 but with digital, no. it can’t just sit in a file in a folder on your computer. it has to be managed and managed continually,” state archivist Susan Shaner said.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://khon2.com/2014/10/10/hawaii-state-archives-presents-digital-archives-update/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Hawaii-State-Archives-Presents-Digital-Archives-Update.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32224 Cincinnati Archdiocese Renovates Building To Display Archives, Relics urn:md5:04ad6c766091c3f08aadb7dad6691848 2014-10-07T10:15:00+02:00 2014-10-07T07:47:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/archdiocese2738_304xx3600-2400-0-0.jpg" />The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is renovating a downtown building to house nearly two centuries of church history, from blueprints of nearly every local Catholic house of worship to ceremonial vestments worn by the city’s first bishop.<br /> <br /> Working with Danis Building Construction and Chameleon Architecture, the archdiocese is nearing completion of an extensive interior renovation of what was once a private residence at 25 E. Eighth St., constructed circa 1850.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2014/10/06/cincinnati-archdiocese-renovates-building-to.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/10/Cincinnati-Archdiocese-Renovates-Building-To-Display-Archives-Relics.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32170 New YIVO Project Digitizes, Reunites Ransacked Pre-War Archive urn:md5:7902e8decb7bd7041dafeffec4833f57 2014-09-30T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-30T07:40:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13928.jpg" />The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research announced Sept. 23 the launch of the Vilna Project, a seven-year international project digitize YIVO’s pre-war archives online. <br /> <br /> Though ransacked by the Nazis in 1941, the YIVO archives still possess the largest collection of materials on the thousand-year history of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Russia. The collections tell us how Jews lived, where they came from, how they raised and educated their families, how they created art, literature, music and language itself.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/international/new-project-seeks-digitize-1000-years-jewish-history">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/New-YIVO-Project-Digitizes-Reunites-Ransacked-Pre-War-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32107 National Archives of the United Arab Emirates To Open Corner in Kidzania Dubai urn:md5:acd7f8b58d790c4bec46a225dbcd7f41 2014-09-26T13:15:00+02:00 2014-09-26T09:14:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13917.jpg" />The National Archives of the United Arab Emirates signed with the children’s world city of education and entertainment ‘KidZania Dubai’ an agreement to allocate a corner to the National Archives in KidZania.<br /> <br /> This corner will open at the end of this year, thus the National Archives of the UAE’s will be the first archives in the world to have a branch in KidZania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://gulftoday.ae/portal/0b2dfb66-7375-471c-bf29-8acf79bf28c9.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/National-Archives-of-the-United-Arab-Emirates-To-Open-Corner-in-Kidzania-Dubai.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32065 National Archives of India Invites Applications for 86 Posts urn:md5:b9a9235e325396972dbd9dc1713cc952 2014-09-26T11:15:00+02:00 2014-09-26T09:09:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Pic53019601.jpg" />The National Archives of India, New Delhi has invited applications for recruitment from eligible and interested candidates for various Supervisors, Archival Assistant, Mender and other posts.<br /> <br /> The National Archives of India is the repository of the non-current records of the government of India and is holding them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/national-archives-of-india-new-delhi-invites-employment-applications-for-86-various-vacant-posts/1/392633.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/National-Archives-of-India-Invites-Applications-for-86-Posts.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32064 National Library of Australia Invests in Digital Future urn:md5:f24bef04c0a0ab76a3917adb9ac72c1b 2014-09-26T09:15:00+02:00 2014-09-26T09:07:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Dr_Marie-Louise_Ayres__1_.jpg" />Under an innovative digital library program, the National Library of Australia (NLA) is redeveloping infrastructure to manage its huge digital collections and provide access to collections from hundreds of libraries across its network.<br /> <br /> The library is expanding its online and mobile services for Australian and international users. More than 70,000 people use its Trove service each day and 22 million users were clocked up last year.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.cio.com.au/article/556019/national-library-australia-invests-digital-future/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/National-Library-of-Australia-Invests-in-Digital-Future.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32063 Help Support Digitizing Project for 106-Year-Old Sanford Herald urn:md5:c22b6a43620e9ad11edaf8ab06f8b2a9 2014-09-25T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-25T07:58:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/trooperpaper1.jpg" />Through a fortunate gathering of partners, the historic issues of the Sanford Herald will soon be available online with word-searching capabilities similar to Google. Imagine being able to access a website for free and to search for your great aunt’s obituary or your cousin’s high school football win, all from your home computer!<br /> <br /> When this project is completed, researchers, historians, students and the average reader can easily search for historic information that has been preserved in this most American of institutions, the local newspaper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mysanfordherald.com/view/full_story/25828943/article-Help-support-digitizing-project-for-106-year-old-Sanford-Herald?instance=home_news_1st_left">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Help-Support-Digitizing-Project-for-106-Year-Old-Sanford-Herald.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32052 The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme: Call for Applications urn:md5:8db19faf87fb204e3371fb9699295345 2014-09-24T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-24T09:51:12+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13906.jpg" />The Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library is now accepting grant applications for the next round of funding. <br /> <br /> Detailed information on the timetable, criteria, eligibility and application procedures is available on the Programme’s website. Applications will be accepted in English or in French. The deadline for receipt of preliminary grant applications is 7 November 2014.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/40987/british-library%E2%80%99s-endangered-archives-programme-call-applications">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/The-British-Librarys-Endangered-Archives-Programme%3A-Call-for-Applications.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/32044 Archives Compilation of Chinese Laborers Forced to Japan Issued urn:md5:0c2cd041c781ac7adcc5306872e76519 2014-09-19T08:15:00+02:00 2014-09-19T08:25:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13892.jpg" />A staff member places original archives of Chinese laborers forced to Japan on a table during a seminar on issuing the archives compilation at the Museum of the War of the Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Beijing, China, Sept. 18, 2014. <br /> <br /> From 1943 to 1945, some 40,000 Chinese were captured and taken by the invaders to Japan, forcing them to work in mines and construction sites. A total of 6,830 died due to the ruthless exploitation, according to the data from Japan.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2014-09/18/c_133653725.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Archives-Compilation-of-Chinese-Laborers-Forced-to-Japan-Issued.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31988 China Reveals Archives of Victory Against Japan in WWII urn:md5:8cdfc48a572185b30bcb863f4a2e4f11 2014-09-15T12:15:00+02:00 2014-09-15T08:27:46+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/126981538_14105715479061n.jpg" />China released archives of an important military victory in 1939, in which the Chinese army killed more than 4,000 Japanese soldiers.<br /> <br /> This is the 19th part of the series released daily by the State Archives Administration from Aug. 25, as the country marks the 69th anniversary of victory against Japan's aggression.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-09/12/c_126981538.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/China-Reveals-Archives-of-Victory-Against-Japan-in-WWII.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31949 A New Project from Yale Invites Viewers To Explore Some 175,000 Images of America in the 1930s and '40s urn:md5:f8375191496b6fcd317e0841b53d0746 2014-09-04T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-04T07:30:38+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/1475f7e62.jpg" />For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, two of her children tucking their faces over her shoulders, a baby in her lap.<br /> <br /> Where that image comes from, there are many, many more: around 175,000 surviving portraits of America between 1935 and 1945 taken by the photographers of the government's Farm Security Administration. The Library of Congress, which houses the collection, has, remarkably, digitized all the negatives and tagged the records with loads of data, such as who took the picture and where it was taken.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/seeing-the-great-depression/379238/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/A-New-Project-from-Yale-Invites-Viewers-To-Explore-Some-175000-Images-of-America-in-the-1930s-and-40s.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31843 Archives New Zealand and National Library Open the Files on the First World War urn:md5:bfff05569b76301996cf648ea6287882 2014-09-01T10:15:00+02:00 2014-09-01T08:30:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Service_record-large-700-wide.jpg" />More than 141,000 First World War service files are now available online, adding to the wealth of information detailing New Zealanders experience of the war made available by Archives New Zealand and the National Library.<br /> <br /> In possibly the largest and most complicated digitisation project in New Zealand’s history, Archives New Zealand staff identified over 141,000 First World War files, scanned the often crumbling, fragile pages and then digitised them and published them online.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ww100.govt.nz/archives-new-zealand-and-national-library-open-the-files-on-the-first-world-war">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/09/Archives-New-Zealand-and-National-Library-Open-the-Files-on-the-First-World-War.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31815 Massive Photo Archive of Pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish Life Made Available to Public urn:md5:17362ac4b49b49e1674e4f256f5558ea 2014-08-28T14:15:00+02:00 2014-08-28T15:00:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/jews-1.jpg" />A vast U.S. archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.<br /> <br /> The International Center of Photography in New York and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday announced the joint creation of a digital database to facilitate access to photographer Roman Vishniac’s archive.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/08/26/massive-photo-archive-of-pre-holocaust-eastern-european-jewish-life-made-available-to-public/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Massive-Photo-Archive-of-Pre-Holocaust-Eastern-European-Jewish-Life-Made-Available-to-Public.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31795 Photos From the Los Angeles City Archives Now Online urn:md5:04449ebac6c02fede194914df105448e 2014-08-28T12:15:00+02:00 2014-08-28T14:59:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/lachs-tujungawash-1938-thumb-600x477-25633.jpg" />The Los Angeles City Historical Society has put a growing database online of selected photographs from the Los Angeles City Archives. There's more than 600 images online now, and the project's lead historian, author Anna Sklar, tells there are a lot more photos coming. <br /> <br /> The mission of the Los Angeles City Historical Society is to research, study and disseminate knowledge of the rich and diverse multicultural history of the city of Los Angeles; to serve as a resource of historical information; and to assist in the preservation of the city's historic records. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2014/08/photos_from_the_la_city_a.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Photos-From-the-Los-Angeles-City-Archives-Now-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31794 Experts Launch Project To Digitize Neglected Bosnian Heritage urn:md5:91bf2be0f38b625ae07a3d4b4c5d9e7a 2014-08-26T08:15:00+02:00 2014-08-26T07:44:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13766.jpg" />A group of Balkan experts have launched a high-tech project to digitize Bosnia's historical archives which were partly destroyed during its three wars last century and are still under threat from neglect and a lack of funding.<br /> <br /> The project promises to make available online a host of records and papers detailing Bosnia's turbulent past, most notably the events and atmosphere surrounding the 1914 Sarajevo assassination that triggered World War One.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-bosnia-archives-idUKKBN0GK1BU20140820">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Experts-Launch-Project-To-Digitize-Neglected-Bosnian-Heritage.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31774 Search the Entire 1914-19 Archives of the Celebrated Illustrated London News and the Great Eight Illustrated Magazines Collection urn:md5:03284751ccc7d44fae7da63864ae0d35 2014-08-25T22:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T09:53:43+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/The-Press-Gang-300x300.jpg" />With the centenary of the First World War upon us, ILN Ltd, the custodians of the celebrated Illustrated London News and Great Eight Illustrated Magazine collection archives, felt a responsibility to make the 1914-18 archives available to the public for research, education and pleasure. With the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Illustrated First World War website was created.<br /> <br /> Today, for the fist time in 100 years, the public are invited to search the First World War pages of The Illustrated London News.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.illustratedfirstworldwar.com">The Illustrated First World War</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/Search-the-Entire-1914-19-Archives-of-the-Celebrated-Illustrated-London-News-and-the-Great-Eight-Illustrated-Magazines-Collection.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31765 National Archives of the United Kingdom Piece Together the Records of 140,000 First World War officers urn:md5:795429560cab6c08badc100bf425a7cb 2014-08-25T14:15:00+02:00 2014-08-25T09:41:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/v0_master.jpg" />Volunteers have helped The National Archives piece together the paper records of nearly 140,000 officers who served in the First World War. They include the poignant letters written by Rudyard Kipling regarding his missing son Jack and even bandages and x-rays of the wounds officers received during their service in the trenches, and now thanks to the efforts of volunteers, they are available for the public to explore.<br /> <br /> The extensive cataloguing project now makes it even easier for people to uncover the stories of relatives who served in the War and research the stories of some of the famous names caught up in it.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/war-and-conflict/first-world-war/art496274-The-National-Archives-pieces-together-the-records-of-140000-First-World-War-officers">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/08/National-Archives-of-the-United-Kingdom-Piece-Together-the-Records-of-140000-First-World-War-officers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31761 How To Scan 50 Miles of Historical Documents Into an Online Archive urn:md5:7e4c52d39d6a1040b1aaa997f7ec19ef 2014-07-28T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-28T08:14:02+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13727.jpg" />Tracking the lightning quick development of modern cities is easy with Google Street View, but a big new project aims to provide context for the past 1,000 years of urban evolution in Venice, Italy. <br /> <br /> The Venice Time Machine will digitize and catalog a staggering amount of historical documents—a combined 50 miles worth of shelves!—then turn the data into an internet archive and adaptable 3D model.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://gizmodo.com/how-to-scan-50-miles-of-historical-documents-into-an-on-1609143001">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/How-To-Scan-50-Miles-of-Historical-Documents-Into-an-Online-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31598 Germany Puts 700,000 WWI Docs Online urn:md5:7ba5186e8a6f699407dd9f8e67ce1caf 2014-07-24T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-24T09:18:49+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/2ae25a270463534023778149955b002c8affebdf7453f4bb60405a3f59ff6b80.jpg" />Hundreds of thousands of rare records and images from World War I have been put online by the German government, ahead of Monday's 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.<br /> <br /> More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive's website. The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thelocal.de/20140723/german-government-wwi-archive-opened-to-public-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Germany-Puts-700000-WWI-Docs-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31555 AUB Libraries Joins US libraries To Create a Digital Library of Over 100,000 Arabic Volumes urn:md5:da2ab599d352ad88c15b2385a038ec97 2014-07-23T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-23T07:36:08+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AUB_zionism.jpg" />The American University of Beirut Libraries have joined Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a five-year project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi that aims to digitize and make accessible worldwide over 100,000 volumes of Arabic content. <br /> <br /> Along with New York University Libraries and its partners, the AUB libraries will create the Arabic Collections Online (ACO) project, a major digitization project funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, whose aim is to create a digital library of public-domain Arabic language content of over 100,000 volumes.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/aub-service-expansion-592246">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/AUB-Libraries-Joins-US-libraries-To-Create-a-Digital-Library-of-Over-100000-Arabic-Volumes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31541 Historical Society Opens Up Vast Collection in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Archives urn:md5:b3021d874f87461021b4920096b63f28 2014-07-17T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-17T09:39:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/AR-140717509.jpg_MaxW_650.jpg" />When Gavin Kleespies began his work at the Cambridge Historical Society, he was immediately blown away by the city’s breathtaking collections of photos, letters and diaries.<br /> <br /> Wanting to share these mostly unknown treasures with others, Kleespies, who is the Historical Society’s executive director, launched the annual Archives Tour in 2008. He took people on tours of the Historical Society, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Longfellow House collections.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/article/20140716/NEWS/140717509">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Historical-Society-Opens-Up-Vast-Collection-in-Cambridge-Massachusetts-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31498 Ruston and Hornsby Archive To Be Digitised with £100,000 Heritage Lottery Grant urn:md5:7cd1b71dcf4ec549289fbc49bc6c84a7 2014-07-16T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-16T07:51:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6318396-large.jpg" />Volunteers are needed to catalogue a huge archive of Lincoln's unique engineering heritage using a £100,000 lottery windfall. The vast archive covers 150 years of Lincoln-based engineering firm Ruston and Hornsby, which became part of Siemens in 2003.<br /> <br /> Around 150,000 photographic negatives, 150 reels of cine film and the recorded memories of former workers will all be digitised, catalogued and made available online in a project of national significance.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Archive-saved-100-000/story-21465578-detail/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Ruston-and-Hornsby-Archive-To-Be-Digitised-with-100000-Heritage-Lottery-Grant.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31477 New Hampshire Students Digitize Civil War Letters urn:md5:5e9df5e614277316472a27814a99285d 2014-07-15T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-15T09:01:31+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/keene-letter-jpg.jpg" />Seven score and 12 years ago, a Civil War soldier was packing on the freshman 15 - and then some. In cheerful letters sent to his family back home in Hillsborough, Pvt. Willard Templeton describes at length the food he ate and the weight he gained as he traveled and fought with the 11th New Hampshire Regiment.<br /> <br /> "My health has been very good. I have gained in flesh a good deal and never felt better in my life," he wrote to his brother on Oct. 3, 1862.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wmur.com/news/new-hampshire-students-digitize-civil-war-letters/26943152#!bflHqG">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/New-Hampshire-Students-Digitize-Civil-War-Letters.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31470 Arizona Homestead Records To Be Digitized urn:md5:289f8152b33fac38e535384244854149 2014-07-08T09:15:00+02:00 2014-07-08T06:39:29+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/homestead-record.jpg" />An important part of Arizona history will soon be available to view online. The Homestead National Monument of America is in the process of digitizing thousands of homestead records from the U.S. National Archive, and historian Blake Bell said Arizona's records will soon be complete.<br /> <br /> "These records are probably the most information-rich records I've ever come across as a historian," said Bell.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ktar.com/22/1748080/Arizona-homestead-records-to-be-digitized">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Arizona-Homestead-Records-To-Be-Digitized.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31413 Canadiana Organization Putting Canadian History Online urn:md5:734f0b86289fb393fb546a8962c3b814 2014-07-07T10:15:00+02:00 2014-07-07T09:28:44+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ottawa-ont-july-10-2009-monument-to-colonel-john-by-majors-hill-park1.jpg" />The shelves are literally groaning under the weight of cartloads of microfilm at Canadiana, an organization working to create a massive digital library of Canadian history.<br /> <br /> Established in 1978, the organization was involved in creating the same cartloads of microfilm images of documents from Library and Archives Canada. Since the early 2000s, it has kept pace with new technology, continuing its partnership with the library by digitizing documents and the already-created microfilms.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/canadiana-organization-putting-canadian-history-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Canadiana-Organization-Putting-Canadian-History-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31390 The U.S. National Archives Wants to Put Its Whole Collection on Wikimedia Commons urn:md5:92b3ecd760684273af0395d4d1f9f471 2014-07-04T13:15:00+02:00 2014-07-04T08:48:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/07_03_2014_national_archives.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpg" />The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has some amazing documents. But the collections don't only focus on the founding of the country—they're an incredibly varied lot. <br /> <br /> They include documents ranging from Robert E. Lee's resignation letter from the U.S. Army to thousands of books and documents describing the lives of Jewish people in Iraq that were discovered by the U.S. Army in 2003. And all of these documents and photographs and records should soon be available online—for free—as part of the Wikimedia Commons project.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-archives-wants-put-everything-wikimedia-commons-180951952/?no-ist">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/The-US-National-Archives-Wants-to-Put-Its-Whole-Collection-on-Wikimedia-Commons.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31366 Nebraska Is First To Digitize Homestead Records urn:md5:362064c681c46a192c7fd6bf59616511 2014-07-01T08:15:00+02:00 2014-07-01T07:46:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/53b21fdca3718.preview-620.jpg" />It's a task that would give even the most dedicated librarian gray hair: digitizing 30 million homesteading documents from 30 states. Where to start?<br /> <br /> How about Nebraska? Where 45 percent of all land was given to homesteaders -- the largest percentage of land distributed by any of the 30 states under the Homestead Act of 1862.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://journalstar.com/news/local/nebraska-is-first-to-digitize-homestead-records/article_a272e7ee-edac-504c-a6ad-b5e43ee5b371.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/07/Nebraska-Is-First-To-Digitize-Homestead-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31324 Toronto Star Donates More than One Million Archive Photos to Public Library urn:md5:180722e8a0faf3a6212f7f26eb7cb05b 2014-06-26T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-26T08:00:24+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/B821648728Z.1_20140625095942_000_G3H195OMH.1_Content.jpg" />The Toronto Star is donating more than one million vintage photographs — the contents of the Star's entire photo archive — to the Toronto Public Library.<br /> <br /> The images span the years 1900 to 1999, and offer a unique glimpse into how the city has changed and developed throughout the last century. Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank says the Toronto Public Library is "an extraordinary city institution," and will be a great place for the collection.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ourwindsor.ca/news-story/4597595-toronto-star-donates-more-than-one-million-archive-photos-to-public-library/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Toronto-Star-Donates-More-than-One-Million-Archive-Photos-to-Public-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31271 Dickinson Museum Center Creates Online Collection with 8,000 Photos; Thousands More Yet To Be Processed urn:md5:a68d4464e1c7602c621e18825dbd5633 2014-06-16T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-16T08:44:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13349.jpg" />In the 1930s, when Dickinson’s college was literally out of town — separated from the city by open spaces and a now long-gone golf course — amateur and professional photographers were taking pictures of those and other sights.<br /> <br /> Now, those thousands of images, some 19th century, but mostly 20th-century — everything from landscapes to Dickinson businesses, to wedding pictures, team photos and ranchers at work — have landed on one spot on the Internet.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/content/archived-moments-museum-creates-online-collection-8000-photos-thousands-more-yet-be">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Dickinson-Museum-Center-Creates-Online-Collection-with-8000-Photos-Thousands-More-Yet-To-Be-Processed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31169 Nat'l Archives Unveils List of Koreans Killed After 1923 Quake in Japan urn:md5:17b8a17426fafd16f1090fc53cfe030b 2014-06-02T10:15:00+02:00 2014-06-02T07:51:15+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/PYH2014060200860031500_P2.jpg" />South Korea's national archives released Monday a list of some of the Korean victims killed by Japan after a powerful earthquake in Japan in 1923.<br /> <br /> The list includes the names and addresses of 318 Koreans massacred by Japan following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake in Japan as well as the circumstances under which the victims were killed, according to the National Archives of Korea.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2014/06/02/86/0301000000AEN20140602002200315F.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/06/Nat-l-Archives-Unveils-List-of-Koreans-Killed-After-1923-Quake-in-Japan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/31013 Idaho State Archives Digitizing Historical Newspapers urn:md5:572e150fdf6e22e3f86cf2070cb7b38f 2014-05-30T13:15:00+02:00 2014-05-30T08:48:36+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/53881db709a0f.preview-300.jpg" />The Caldwell Tribune is among the first 11 Idaho newspaper titles to be digitized at the Idaho State Historical Society.<br /> <br /> The project is part of the National Digital Newspaper Project, managed by the Library of Congress and funded by a $277,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Idaho organization is partnering with the Montana Historical Society to digitize and prepare newspapers for posting online.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.idahopress.com/news/local/idaho-state-archives-digitizing-historical-newspapers/article_f9275bca-e7be-11e3-a3df-001a4bcf887a.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Idaho-State-Archives-Digitizing-Historical-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30993 Indiana Working To Digitize Historic Newspapers urn:md5:0f29f24de77f4604842b84dcdd726b4b 2014-05-27T00:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T09:18:07+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/53797d28e6b78.preview-620.jpg" />A staff of two at the Indiana State Library is working to preserve what is left of the printed record of Indiana's history as the yellowing, crumbling newspapers that chronicled Hoosiers' lives deteriorate with age.<br /> <br /> "We really want, for Indiana's bicentennial, to create a resource for all of Indiana to reflect state history as well as local history," said Connie Rendfeld, digital initiatives librarian for the Indiana State Library.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/munster/indiana-working-to-digitize-historic-newspapers/article_024c110e-dc6b-5eb8-b123-cbedc474751f.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Indiana-Working-To-Digitize-Historic-Newspapers.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30946 An Online Archive Sheds Light On WWII Japanese-American Internment urn:md5:a972020a0e7a477efb2289c326c442cd 2014-05-26T22:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T09:16:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13243.jpg" />The Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study Digital Archive is based on interdisciplinary academic research conducted by trained observers reporting from “war relocation centers.” <br /> <br /> The collection includes nearly 100,000 original manuscript items — among them personal narratives never before made public, due to restrictions on their release designed to protect individual internees who shared their experiences.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/05/19/an-online-archive-sheds-light-on-wwii-japanese-american-internment/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/An-Online-Archive-Sheds-Light-On-WWII-Japanese-American-Internment.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30945 A Retiree Digitizes 27 Million Old Newspaper Pages in His Living Room (and Libraries Fight to Catch Up) urn:md5:07a4798f25a61b30d78b58ac407added 2014-05-26T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-26T09:30:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13244.jpg" />Tom Tryniski, an eccentric retiree who has digitized (so far) about 27 million newspaper pages working alone in his living room and has made them free for anyone to search.<br /> <br /> The story offered an example of Tryniski’s prowess: In 2003, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) spent $400,000 digitizing the first 62 years of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which was among the most widely read and influential papers in 19th century America. A decade later, the library was still raising money to finish the remaining 52 years of the Daily Eagle's run. In the meantime, Tryniski digitized all 115 years of the paper in about five months working alone.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://reason.com/blog/2014/05/18/a-retiree-digitizes-27-million-old-newsp">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/A-Retiree-Digitizes-27-Million-Old-Newspaper-Pages-in-His-Living-Room-and-Libraries-Fight-to-Catch-Up.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30947 Digitizing 214,000 Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Documents Took 2,000 Hours urn:md5:68d78c3596008679afd97cd702afdfdb 2014-05-12T14:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T09:13:50+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/g0a0000000000000000ddb06db5c43db6ab898c2fd64c17915b998f9696.jpg" />It took Dauphin County nearly six months to scan and digitize 213,667 marriage licenses. It’s expected to take between two and three years to do the same for 10,000 descriptive property records awaiting the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.<br /> <br /> In Northumberland County, where there are boxes upon boxes of courthouse records sitting in the damp basement, government officials are looking for options to preserve those important historical documents.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.dailyitem.com/0100_news/x1396843994/Digitizing-214-000-Dauphin-County-documents-took-2-000-hours">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Digitizing-214000-Dauphin-County-Pennsylvania-Documents-Took-2000-Hours.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30812 British Digital Archive of WWI Stories urn:md5:f92b59113c05aff33d8e3aad89e6e86f 2014-05-12T10:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T09:09:01+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/PANews_BT_P-88a1ca03-899a-4db2-9f19-12bae4d61de2_I1.jpg" />The life stories of millions of people who served during the First World War are to be preserved in a permanent digital memorial.<br /> <br /> Lives of the First World War will use information from the public over the next five years to piece together the stories of more than eight million people from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served abroad and on the home front.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/digital-archive-of-wwi-stories-30265416.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/British-Digital-Archive-of-WWI-Stories.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30810 Israel: New Project Digitally Archives Testimonies of Hundreds of 1948 Veterans urn:md5:99f85d14bf904a8e87366f68d7e7f19e 2014-05-02T16:15:00+02:00 2014-05-02T09:29:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/ShowImage.ashx.jpg" />Toldot Yisrael, a Jerusalem- based nonprofit organization dedicated to recording the firsthand testimonies of men and women who helped found the State of Israel, unveiled on Wednesday a new partnership with the National Library of Israel.<br /> <br /> “These are people who are witnesses to history, people who were at the right place at the right time,” said Aryeh (Eric) Halivni, founder and executive director of Toldot Yisrael, at a press conference announcing the collaboration on Wednesday.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jpost.com/National-News/New-project-digitally-archives-testimonies-of-hundreds-of-1948-veterans-350923">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Israel%3A-New-Project-Digitally-Archives-Testimonies-of-Hundreds-of-1948-Veterans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30737 Irish Census: Northern Ireland Documents Among 'Lost' Records urn:md5:5ecb91d9cb7fc46df57d2d4ed3f1c689 2014-04-30T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-30T07:41:35+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_74517665_1911censusofireland.jpg" />Thousands of Irish census documents, many dating back to the early 19th Century, have been made available to the public online for the first time. The vast majority of pre-1922 records were destroyed by a fire at the Public Record Office in the Irish Civil War.<br /> <br /> But some of the documents that survived the fire, and others held elsewhere, have now been collated and put online. They include partial census records from 1821 to 1851, a substantial amount from counties now in Northern Ireland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-27205043">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Irish-Census%3A-Northern-Ireland-Documents-Among-Lost-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30717 China Releases Previously Confidential Japanese WWII Documents on 'Comfort Women' urn:md5:a39460b4825d00510f815cd7919aa22b 2014-04-28T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-28T07:56:57+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/cw-415x260.png" />The Chinese government has made public what was previously a confidential trove of Japanese wartime documents, including some that give detail women who were forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, this according to the country’s state-backed media. <br /> <br /> The publication of these documents comes during a time when Chinese courts have allowed individuals and groups to pursue lawsuits of war-related compensation from the Japanese government and some Japanese companies.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://japandailypress.com/china-releases-previously-confidential-japanese-wwii-documents-on-comfort-women-2847843/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/China-Releases-Previously-Confidential-Japanese-WWII-Documents-on-Comfort-Women.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30670 This is How the Vatican Will Digitize Millions of its Documents urn:md5:b6f409ebef11201c4eff56c5c9cabd12 2014-04-23T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-23T07:23:20+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/thumb4.jpg" />Digitizing the Vatican's 40 million pages of library archives will take 50 experts, five scanners and many, many years before the process comes to a close.<br /> <br /> The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 and has around 82,000 manuscripts, some of which date back about 1,800 years. It will work in tandem with NTT Data, a Japanese IT firm, to convert the first batch of 3,000 manuscripts. It is expected to take four years to digitize the initial round, though some of those documents will be online toward the end of 2014.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/04/20/vatican-digitize-documents/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/This-is-How-the-Vatican-Will-Digitize-Millions-of-its-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30625 Houghton Library: New Digitization January-March 2014 urn:md5:3bb53f73659d1d0b001baf1dfa12b10c 2014-04-22T17:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T08:54:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/47752429.jpg" />Here are the complete works and collections the Houghton Library have digitized in the last three months. <br /> <br /> Highlights include one of their most spectacular medieval manuscripts, the Emerson-White Hours, a 17th century manuscript on magic tricks, a sonata by Handel, and a 19th century book of paper dolls.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/houghton/2014/04/21/new-digitization-january-march-2014/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Houghton-Library%3A-New-Digitization-January-March-2014.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30605 Michigan Moves Digital Archive Records to Cloud urn:md5:9609bdc52ecce694f7736bcbdf0bf6d8 2014-04-22T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-22T08:46:32+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Bob1.jpg" />The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years' worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state's quarter released 10 years ago.<br /> <br /> The move to the cloud is expected to bolster a plan to help the public easily access some historical records without having to trek to the Archives' facility in Lansing.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/20/6338475/michigan-moves-digital-archive.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Michigan-Moves-Digital-Archive-Records-to-Cloud.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30603 British Pathé Publishes Archive On YouTube urn:md5:2afbe872f40fbb1199a8f0b53f23c796 2014-04-16T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-16T12:44:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/julie-andrews-king-george-1-522x293.jpg" />Film archive British Pathé has released its entire collection to YouTube, making more than 85,000 rare 20th Century videos available to the public.<br /> <br /> History enthusiasts are now able to browse more than 3,500 hours of some of the most significant moments of the last century. British Pathé says the films, which span from 1896 to 1976, cover every aspect of global culture and news.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.sky.com/story/1243055/british-pathe-publishes-archive-on-youtube">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/British-Pathe-Publishes-Archive-On-YouTube.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30553 British Library Endangered Archives: New Online Collections urn:md5:288e39248b34395f95098ca869d0c5a8 2014-04-15T15:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T08:03:03+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/6a00d8341c464853ef01a73da58ef6970d-800wi.jpg" />Four new collections are now available online:<br /> <br /> - EAP408: From the brink: identifying, collecting and digitising records of the Turks and Caicos Islands after the destruction of Hurricane Ike,<br /> - EAP450: Manuscripts of the Sri Lankan Malays,<br /> - EAP570: Digital documentation of Dongkala, Chizing, Dodedra and Phajoding temple archives,<br /> - EAP596: Safeguarding Anguilla's heritage: a survey of the endangered records of Anguilla.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/endangeredarchives/2014/04/new-online-collections-april-2014-part-2.html">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/British-Library-Endangered-archives%3A-New-Online-Collections.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30528 Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Library and Archives Canada urn:md5:a4338d0cd45cb7ca0583bb7296ff9207 2014-04-15T11:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T07:48:33+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13034.jpg" />Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014. <br /> <br /> "Having a person of Dr. Berthiaume's calibre leading Library and Archives Canada will be a solid asset to the organization. His extensive experience in the management of large cultural organizations and his strong leadership are important qualifications for this position." said Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/200083372/government-of-canada-announces-appointment-to-library-and-archives-canada">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Government-of-Canada-Announces-Appointment-to-Library-and-Archives-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30526 All Russian World War I Documents Available Online urn:md5:e94decd2eeb89698cff4eaae7545a132 2014-04-15T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T07:44:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/thumb_5469_atlas_big.jpeg" />More than 300,000 documents from Russian military archives on World War I have been made available online, a senior archivist said Monday.<br /> <br /> The archival military records have been digitized and entered into a database on the website of the Military Historical Archive, said Andrei Artizov, head of the Federal Archive Agency. "Not a single record is being kept secret," Artizov said, Interfax reported. "Access it from Paris, Vilnius, Warsaw — wherever you want."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/all-russian-world-war-i-documents-available-online/498026.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/All-Russian-World-War-I-Documents-Available-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30524 Marching Into Digital Age at Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office urn:md5:b84a9f004f3aa83caff5bdb2d5e3724d 2014-04-14T10:15:00+02:00 2014-04-14T08:09:23+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/r0_412_4416_2895_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg" />Crowds line the street waving flags and cheering as an army band marches down a road in Deloraine. The band is followed by a parade of men with rifles, trucks, tanks and motorbikes.<br /> <br /> The sight is one you would probably expect to see on Anzac Day, but instead this is from a video circa 1941 that has recently been uploaded online by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, which is part of LINC Tasmania.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/2215669/scape-marching-into-digital-age-at-tasmanian-archive-and-heritage-office/?cs=86">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Marching-Into-Digital-Age-at-Tasmanian-Archive-and-Heritage-Office.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30507 Top Secret MI5 Files of First World War Go Online urn:md5:186c5b629ad38ae4992860e58507335a 2014-04-10T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-10T08:06:22+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/kv-2-mata-hari.jpg" />The National Archives of the UK is making over 150 top secret MI5 files available online for the first time. This forms part of The National Archives' First World War 100 programme of digitised releases and events to mark the centenary.<br /> <br /> The files contain a wealth of material about organisations and individuals involved in espionage or under surveillance during the period of the First World War. They are part of the wider security service personal file series (file reference KV 2) held by The National Archives.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/924.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Top-Secret-MI5-Files-of-First-World-War-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30480 New Hampshire To Digitize Historic Records, Photos urn:md5:b9a6c6d3ba4792572d7c565eaa3a36d7 2014-04-07T20:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T08:14:17+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/20140405_122343_10d3103d63527c0d500f6a70670070ec_300.jpg" />Civil War nurse Sarah Low met Abraham Lincoln on April 20, 1864, writing in her diary that the president shook hands with everyone at a crowded White House reception. One year later, the Dover woman would see Lincoln again, this time as he lay in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.<br /> <br /> "The flowers on the coffin that had been beautiful the day before were faded and it seemed forlorn that they had not been replaced by fresh ones," she wrote on April 20, 1865. "Lincoln's face looked very thin and shrunken, the face was dark and it seemed to me that he looked like a murdered man." <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.reformer.com/state/ci_25500210/new-hampshire-digitize-historic-records-photos">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/New-Hampshire-To-Digitize-Historic-Records-Photos.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30446 National Archives of India Notified Recruitment for 15 Archival Assistant urn:md5:d423e3d331c9915f7de88c409cdf2d64 2014-04-07T10:15:00+02:00 2014-04-07T07:54:59+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/tn_6352_sodelhi-the-great-kabab-factory08-1373617203.jpg" />National Archives of India, New Delhi under Ministry of Culture, Government of India issued notification inviting application for filling up 15 posts of Archival Assistant on contract basis for the period up to 31 March 2015 for the project on "Survey and Inspection of Records/ Records Rooms, Appraisal and Transfer of Public Records from various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices etc." <br /> <br /> Interested candidates should send their applications, in the prescribed format, to the NIA office within 15 days from the date of publication of this advertisement in Employment News i.e. till 12 April 2014 as the advertisement was published in Employment News dated 29 March 2014 – 4 April 2014.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jagranjosh.com/articles/national-archives-of-india-notified-recruitment-for-15-archival-assistant-vacancies-2014-1396697881-1">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/National-Archives-of-India-Notified-Recruitment-for-15-Archival-Assistant.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30441 Library and Archives Canada Moves To Outsource National Catalogue urn:md5:689326d5070556d9694b9200923cec39 2014-04-02T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-02T07:26:42+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/9687462.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada is outsourcing AMICUS, the venerable free national catalogue that lists and describes its holdings and those of more than 1,300 libraries across Canada.<br /> <br /> LAC proposes to use a sole-source contract to hire U.S.-based Online Computer Library Centre Inc. (OCLC), the world’s largest library co-operative, to replace the outdated system. Library and Archives signalled the long-anticipated move by publishing a detailed advance contract award notice on the government’s tender website last week.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Library+Archives+Canada+moves+outsource+national+catalogue/9687461/story.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Library-and-Archives-Canada-Moves-To-Outsource-National-Catalogue.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30398 Open Access Maps at New York Public Library urn:md5:20cdba73861d8220c62d676eb1bf1368 2014-04-01T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-01T07:30:34+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Open_Access_Maps_at_NYPL_.jpg" />The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.<br /> <br /> To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded, through the Map Warper.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/03/28/open-access-maps">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Open-Access-Maps-at-New-York-Public-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30385 Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Is Launching a Photo Set of Alberta Residential Schools urn:md5:beb374d7313a92c659effe45df6b8b9e 2014-03-28T16:15:00+01:00 2014-03-28T10:51:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/image4.jpeg" />Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a single portal to provide access to photos related to Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. Some 150,000 Aboriginal children attended over 130 residential schools located across the country.<br /> <br /> The first set of published photos comprises about 65 images associated with the Residential Schools of Alberta. LAC will add photos for the other provinces and territories as they become available. The Residential Schools Photos page will make it easy to select the province or territory of your choice, and save or print the images you wish to view.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2014/launch-photo-set-alberta-residential-schools.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Library-and-Archives-Canada-LAC-Is-Launching-a-Photo-Set-of-Alberta-Residential-Schools.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30346 Treasures of Family Histories at National Archives Center in Lower Manhattan urn:md5:95d35d48e54fb47a9620d5e1f4c60cfc 2014-03-28T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-28T10:42:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/IMG_0270.png" />After visiting the National Archives and Records Administration in Lower Manhattan, an Italian couple found out that the husband’s grandfather returned to Italy after his arrival in America, so he could get married and bring his wife back to the states.<br /> <br /> Volunteer Heather Morrison helped the couple by finding the ship manifests and photos for the trips that Angelo, the man’s grandfather, took between Italy and America. They found that he came alone on the first trip and came back with a wife on the second.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.downtownexpress.com/2014/03/27/treasures-of-family-histories-at-national-archives-center/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Treasures-of-Family-Histories-at-National-Archives-Center-in-Lower-Manhattan.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30344 Project To Digitize Library Archives of India urn:md5:50f7c603151015396d5cab6d97869207 2014-03-26T09:15:00+01:00 2014-03-26T08:31:28+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/640px-National_Library_of_India_02303.JPG" />National Library is tying up with British Library for a unique digitization project. The two heritage institutions will digitize, archive and exchange surrogate copies of early Bengali printed material dating from 1778 till 1914. Roly Keating, chief executive of British Library, is currently in the city "shaping the ambitious project and defining its first phase".<br /> <br /> Talking to TOI, 18 months after taking charge of the world's second largest library and helping it reinvent itself, Keating said, "A digitization programme between the two libraries has been on the cards since 2011.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Project-to-digitize-library-archives/articleshow/32694111.cms">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Project-To-Digitize-Library-Archives-of-India.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30325 Book Scanner Preserves Volumes of History in Pittston, Pennsylvania urn:md5:defb40186b207985d85b86585b6f6fb1 2014-03-24T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-24T08:50:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12933.jpg" />Pittston's history being preserved for digital access. With the push of a foot pedal and the click of two digital cameras, Mike Lizonitz can preserve Pittston City Council minutes from the early 20th century. "So many people are going to be excited by this," he said.<br /> <br /> He takes books of handwritten meeting minutes, tax assessments and all of the written records of the city to his Hughestown home and places them on the steel and aluminum book scanner in his basement.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/book-scanner-preserves-volumes-of-history-1.1655556">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Book-Scanner-Preserves-Volumes-of-History-in-Pittston-Pennsylvania.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30286 Vatican To Digitize Ancient Archives and Put Them Online urn:md5:f52d9e6b3f77f266c3dde854f17b8f85 2014-03-21T13:15:00+01:00 2014-03-21T09:38:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/140320-vatican-digital-139p_48ea9f7b77c919e5259aaa75f93ca54e.nbcnews-ux-960-800.jpg" />The Vatican library began a project on Thursday to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts, dating from the origins of the Church to the 20th century, and make them available online.<br /> <br /> Working with the Japanese technology group NTT Data, the library intends to scan and digitally archive about 1.5 million pages from the library's collection of manuscripts, which comprises some 82,000 items and 41 million pages. The initial project will take four years and may be extended.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/vatican-digitize-ancient-archives-put-them-online-n57856">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Vatican-To-Digitize-Ancient-Archives-and-Put-Them-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30264 Stanford Libraries Online Archive Expands Access to French Revolution Treasures urn:md5:9c12669ffc1546db92dffa6004daee08 2014-03-20T09:15:00+01:00 2014-03-20T08:42:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/13641-french_slideshow.jpg" />Participants, spectators and critics produced scores of historical documents during the French Revolution. These items are now available in the French Revolution Digital Archive, a digital collection recently released by Stanford Libraries.<br /> <br /> FRDA brings together two foundational sources for French Revolution research: the Archives parlementaires, a day-to-day record of parliamentary debates and discussions held between 1789 and 1794, and Images de la Révolution française, a vast visual corpus from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/online-french-revolution-031914.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Stanford-Libraries-Online-Archive-Expands-Access-to-French-Revolution-Treasures.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30243 Good News for Fans of Medieval Maps at the British Library urn:md5:7f580089b885453bbae04e036e09d5f9 2014-03-18T10:15:00+01:00 2014-03-18T08:36:37+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/6a00d8341c464853ef01a3fcd52a9b970b-800wi.jpg" />A new British Library collaboration called the Virtual Mappa project is well under way, using digital images of a selection of medieval world maps - mappaemundi - and some excellent new annotation software (more on that at a later date). <br /> <br /> High-resolution images of these maps will be available online for public use, with transcribed and translated text, notes, links to outside resources and other tools for understanding these marvellous mappaemundi. I'm the BL intern charged with annotating the maps and organising all this extra data.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps/2014/03/good-news-for-fans-of-medieval-maps.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Good-News-for-Fans-of-Medieval-Maps-at-the-British-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30227 World Digital Library Collection Grows To 10,000 Items with Manuscripts from Baltimore Museum urn:md5:e24d24a3b8701a3d636c554a3b134e28 2014-03-13T13:15:00+01:00 2014-03-13T08:22:29+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/world-digital-library1.jpg" />The World Digital Library led by the Library of Congress is reaching a milestone of 10,000 items with the addition of ancient manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.<br /> <br /> Officials say Thursday that the World Digital Library now holds more than 10,000 digitized manuscripts, maps, books, prints, photographs, films, sound recordings and other cultural items. The growing collection is a collaborative project that includes contributions from 102 institutions in 46 different countries.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/travel/248747841.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/World-Digital-Library-Collection-Grows-To-10000-Items-with-Manuscripts-from-Baltimore-Museum.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30177 U.S. National Archives Plans Closure of Alaska Facility urn:md5:8f23a81ce41caa3af590b1382d68aae5 2014-03-13T09:15:00+01:00 2014-03-13T08:13:31+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/pyxg3.AuSt.7.jpg" />The National Archives and Records Administration plans to close its facility in Anchorage this year, and aims to move the millions of pages of documents housed there to Seattle.<br /> <br /> The closure, expected to be announced Tuesday, comes as part of a cost-cutting effort that the agency says will save more than $1 million annually, and includes consolidating other facilities in Philadelphia and Fort Worth, Tex.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.adn.com/2014/03/10/3368100/national-archives-plans-closure.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/US-National-Archives-Plans-Closure-of-Alaska-Facility.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30175 British National Archives Puts First World War Diaries Online with MongoDB urn:md5:375db37d5e09dd16708d7000c6ef7f41 2014-03-12T09:15:00+01:00 2014-03-12T09:05:14+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/SDN_468.jpg" />MongoDB's open source document database has helped various archives and data systems to digitize Britian's history including The National Archives First World War diaries. The documents have now been made available digitally to the public through The National Archives' Discovery Platform allowing more people to explore the diaries. <br /> <br /> The archive scales to many terabytes of data and will continue to grow as more is digitized and made available to the public. MongoDB's built-in horizontal scalability enables the Platform to scale to meet these demands and uses the rich querying capability of the database for search and filtering.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sys-con.com/node/3007559">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/British-National-Archives-Puts-First-World-War-Diaries-Online-with-MongoDB.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30164 Tennessee Archivists To Record Civil War Artifacts in Cleveland urn:md5:bd90cf2284f981a39e0d65b9acac5ef8 2014-03-11T08:15:00+01:00 2014-03-11T08:07:58+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/24931719_BG1.jpg" />State archivists will be on hand this week at the Museum Center at Five Points to digitally record Civil War memorabilia presented by local residents.<br /> <br /> "The Civil War was a major event in our state's history, so we need to take appropriate steps to make sure these treasures are properly preserved for future generations," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said in a recent announcement.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/24931719/tennessee-archivists-to-record-civil-war-artifacts-in-cleveland">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Tennessee-Archivists-To-Record-Civil-War-Artifacts-in-Cleveland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30155 Forever Accessible Archives? Michigan Moves Its Records To The Cloud urn:md5:bf3ca2725d73e70e68ddcc95e299549c 2014-03-06T15:15:00+01:00 2014-03-06T11:49:00+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/archivists_in_Michigan.jpg" />Since 1974, archivists in Michigan have been looking for ways to preserve the state’s electronic records in such a way that they could both last for hundreds of years and always be easily searchable by government officials and the public at large. But until very recently, there simply wasn't an available system that would allow that vision to be realized.<br /> <br /> Archivist Mark Harvey said that over the years the state figured out piecemeal ways to preserve data, such as storing files on network drives, CDs, DVDs and other portable media.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://gcn.com/articles/2014/03/05/michigan-archives.aspx">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Forever-Accessible-Archives-Michigan-Moves-Its-Records-To-The-Cloud.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30100 Brill Publishers (Leiden, Netherlands) and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina to Conduct an Arabic Texts Digitization Workshop urn:md5:3702c85d1ada7ce45ca9df608c7a1328 2014-03-06T11:15:00+01:00 2014-03-06T09:17:34+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/2ED6321EE-9DA7-D9E6-250032BF09643E60.jpg" />Next week, in the framework of celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Leiden chair of Arabic, Brill Publishers and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) will conduct a training workshop on digitization of Arabic texts.<br /> <br /> In the year 1613, Leiden University established one of Europe's very first chairs of Arabic Language and Culture. Its first occupant, Thomas Erpenius (1584-1624), laid out the rationale in his inaugural lecture 'Arab culture has a world of wisdom to teach'. This has defined the guiding principles of the study of Arabic at Leiden University ever since.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Brill-and-the-Bibliotheca-Alexandrina-to-Conduct-an-Arabic-Texts-Digitization-Workshop-20140214">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Brill-Publishers-Leiden-Netherlands-and-the-Bibliotheca-Alexandrina-to-Conduct-an-Arabic-Texts-Digitization-Workshop.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30099 Boy Scouts' 'Founding Papers' Digitized by Brigham Young University Library urn:md5:a6075c6fff91f028fa0bd75a93f8971a 2014-03-06T09:15:00+01:00 2014-03-06T10:08:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/gilwell.jpg" />Among all of the artifacts found in the archives at British Scouting headquarters, one handwritten document caught a historian’s curiosity and ultimately brought together the British Scouting Association and Brigham Young University.<br /> <br /> The rough draft of “Scouting for Boys,” written by scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell, contains literary excerpts from authors Alexander Dumas, James Fenimore Cooper and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Although these excerpts didn’t make it into the version that was published as the first scouting handbook, BYU history professor Paul Kerry says stories of adventure were one of many ways Baden-Powell sought to create a community of common ground and mutual respect.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/14036">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Boy-Scouts-Founding-Papers-Digitized-by-Brigham-Young-University-Library.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30098 More Than a Century of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives Now Available to the Public Online urn:md5:0d2772384a503521e94fd428b4fac6a7 2014-03-04T12:15:00+01:00 2014-03-04T09:46:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/2014-0228-polywomen.jpeg" />The staff of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives has digitized more than a century of The Polytechnic student newspaper. The Poly archive is available online through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Digital Collections, and can be searched by date or keyword.<br /> <br /> The archive offers a window into the way Rensselaer students saw themselves and their Institute through history. The earliest editions of The Poly include challenging math problems, news from other universities in the Northeast including Harvard, Yale, and Cornell, short fiction, poems, alumni news, athletic scores, and social news.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://news.rpi.edu/content/2014/02/24/student-newspaper-offers-window-students%E2%80%99-views-themselves-their-campus">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/More-Than-a-Century-of-Rensselaer-Polytechnic-Institute-Archives-Now-Available-to-the-Public-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30077 Scottish Soldiers’ Wills To Go Online urn:md5:b9e27f1c4bb2df1561c05436684f4b6a 2014-03-03T14:15:00+01:00 2014-03-03T10:34:00+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/soldiers-wills-image.jpg" />The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available by the National Records of Scotland via ScotlandsPeople.<br /> <br /> In May 2014 these poignant historical records will go online for the first time as part of commemorations of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The release has been announced on 24 February by the First Minister, Alex Salmond, at Portlethen near Aberdeen. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/news/2014/scottish-soldiers-wills-to-go-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/03/Scottish-Soldiers-Wills-To-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30065 Wills of Scottish Soldiers Killed in WWI To Be Made Available Online urn:md5:a701b8f714f5e919ef5897fe0dd39a25 2014-02-26T11:15:00+01:00 2014-02-26T10:58:11+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__12525.jpg" />The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of WWI, the First Minister Alex Salmond announced.<br /> <br /> Among the 26,000 individual wills are 2,584 from the Gordon Highlanders, including those of Privates Alexander Craig and John Wood from Portlethen, just two of about 9,500 men who died during the conflict.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/scottish-news/in-brief/8783-wills-of-scottish-soldiers-killed-in-wwi-to-be-made-available-online">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Wills-of-Scottish-Soldiers-Killed-in-WWI-To-Be-Made-Available-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30025 National Archives of Singapore Pioneer Lily Tan Dies at Age 70 urn:md5:7d3eccc6d3852fc06ec78bad26e5a747 2014-02-20T12:15:00+01:00 2014-02-20T10:19:39+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/ST_20140219_MZLILYPIX2_4036946e.jpg" />Colleagues and relatives paid tribute to Mrs Lily Tan yesterday, recalling how the former director of the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) had a "great passion" for documenting the Republic's history.<br /> <br /> Mrs Tan died at her Bukit Timah home after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. She was 70. She is known for being one of the archives' major driving forces after spending 33 years with the organisation - including 22 as its director from 1979.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/national-archives-pioneer-lily-tan-dies-age-70-20140219">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/National-Archives-of-Singapore-Pioneer-Lily-Tan-Dies-at-Age-70.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29972 Illinois State University History Behind Archive Doors urn:md5:3624d8a9222253023d2dd7e339488234 2014-02-20T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-20T10:14:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/ISUarchivephoto-500x319.jpg" />The Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives help preserve many items that make up ISU’s history. In honor of Founders Day, it’s important for students to see what goes on behind the archive doors. <br /> <br /> Located off-campus on 2016 Warehouse Road, this repository holds any and all objects, documents, and information pertaining to the history of ISU. According to University Archivist April Karlene Anderson, who has worked with the department since 2011, items in the archives include “things like the first course catalogs, yearbooks, faculty papers, and administrative records from colleges and departments.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.videtteonline.com/index.php/2014/02/19/illinois-state-university-history-behind-archive-doors/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Illinois-State-University-History-Behind-Archive-Doors.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29971 Archives Reveal One of Britain's First Female Police Officers - But She Wasn't Allowed To Arrest Anyone urn:md5:cd83425b0867a3c1dba32b4f8610607f 2014-02-12T13:15:00+01:00 2014-02-12T11:26:43+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Evelyn-Miles_2818179b.jpg" />Police have opened up the archives to reveal the fascinating story of one of the first ever female police officers - who was not allowed to arrest anyone. West Midlands Police has released pictures of Evelyn Miles, who was the first woman constable to join Birmingham City Police in 1917 at the age of 50.<br /> <br /> Before 1916, there were no women police officers in the region at all, but the outbreak of the First World War saw more than 50 per cent of the city's male population leave for the forces.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10630278/Archives-reveal-one-of-Britains-first-female-police-officers-but-she-wasnt-allowed-to-arrest-anyone.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Archives-Reveal-One-of-Britain-s-First-Female-Police-Officers-But-She-Wasn-t-Allowed-To-Arrest-Anyone.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29885 National Archives of the UK: Newly Released Files from 1984 Include Miners' Strike urn:md5:6ee2948593a6f6e1193f24d67a9f089f 2014-02-05T13:15:00+01:00 2014-02-05T09:35:04+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/prem-19-1310.jpg" />The National Archives has released almost 500 files from 1984, including papers from the Prime Minister's Office and the Cabinet Office.<br /> <br /> The government's handling of the miners' strike is revealed in greater detail than ever before in papers released today. The strike by Arthur Scargill's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) presented Mrs Thatcher's government with one of its most serious challenges and divided opinion in the country.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/901.htm">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/National-Archives-of-the-UK%3A-Newly-Released-Files-from-1984-Include-Miners-Strike.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29811 Real 'Monuments Men' Records Go on Display in Washington, D.C. urn:md5:5c6c440a699701b65b42b73805d47346 2014-02-05T11:15:00+01:00 2014-02-05T09:32:33+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/628x471.jpg" />When art historians saw Paris fall to the Nazis in World War II, they immediately realized Europe's vast monuments, art, cathedrals and architecture were at risk and began mobilizing to protect such treasures.<br /> <br /> In Washington, the newly opened National Gallery of Art became the U.S. museum world's epicenter for lobbying President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Allied forces in 1941 to prevent the destruction of Europe's monuments. Their efforts would create a corps of U.S. and British soldiers who worked to protect cultural sites and recover looted art after the war.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Real-Monuments-Men-records-go-on-display-in-DC-5204449.php">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Real-Monuments-Men-Records-Go-on-Display-in-Washington-DC.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29810 Trove of Images From the French Revolution Now Available Online urn:md5:f8ec7f6e8cefd90ad2e066ab971b14be 2014-02-04T15:15:00+01:00 2014-02-04T09:18:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/frenchrevolutionarchive4.jpeg" />The Images are composed of high-resolution digital images of approximately 14 000 individual visual items, primarily prints, but also illustrations, medals, coins, and other objects, which display aspects of the Revolution. <br /> <br /> These materials were selected, mainly from the collections of the Département des Estampes et de la photographie, but also from other BnF departments, and include thousands of images for the important collections entitled Hennin and De Vinck. Detailed metadata exists for the images, so that researchers can search by artist, subject, genre, and place. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/trove_of_images_from_the_french_revolution_now_available_online_20140203">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Trove-of-Images-From-the-French-Revolution-Now-Available-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29793 National Virtual Library of India Planned urn:md5:14eaea608754985365dcaf7489f00adf 2014-02-04T13:15:00+01:00 2014-02-04T09:15:28+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/National-Library-Kolkata.jpg" />The Indian government has taken up an ambitious project of digitizing public libraries to ensure ease of access of books to the people. <br /> <br /> The National Mission on Libraries – as the scheme has been termed – also entails the creation of the National Virtual Library of India which will act as a comprehensive collection of information generated within the country. The rich repository of information, it is believed will act to spur reading habit among the masses besides of course facilitating research and information sharing.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/national-virtual-library-india-planned">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/National-Virtual-Library-of-India-Planned.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29792 'Unique' WW1 Ledger From Folkestone, England, Published Online urn:md5:0a44a7ab9dcca2e88aeca9bd1c5c3717 2014-02-03T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-03T09:09:52+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/_72598673_72598668.jpg" />Relatives of more than 40,000 people who passed through Folkestone on their way to war in France between 1915 and 1919 can now search for their names. Eight visitors books were kept at the Harbour Canteen and signed by some of the soldiers, nurses and others who passed through.<br /> <br /> The pages have all been scanned and the details transcribed by volunteers. The 42,000 names in the books include Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and Arthur Conan Doyle.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-25947649">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Unique-WW1-Ledger-From-Folkestone-England-Published-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29778 Europeana 1914-1918 Website Relaunched! urn:md5:cbe20e776fbdad084d5946f78b1b6a18 2014-01-30T09:15:00+01:00 2014-01-30T10:53:01+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Eleanor_shot_WW1_1.jpg" />Europeana 1914-1918 now brings together resources from three major European projects each dealing with different types of First World War material. That means that national collections from libraries now sit alongside personal stories and treasures as well as important film archives. <br /> <br /> Together, this creates a unique perspective of the First World War, showing it from every side of the battle lines and with insights from every point of view. Over time, even more material will be added to this archive so please keep coming back!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://blog.europeana.eu/2014/01/europeana-1914-1918-website-relaunched/">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/Europeana-1914-1918-Website-Relaunched.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29741 British National Archives Reveals Conscription Appeals of World War I Middlesex Men urn:md5:45f263fbce942edfb47de2c0eafa6f09 2014-01-24T11:15:00+01:00 2014-01-24T08:59:32+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/v0_master.jpg" />Charles Rubens Busby, a butcher from Cricklewood who asked to avoid conscription so that he could continue to run his shop during the First World War, had an unwelcome note of caution added to his appeal letter: writing anonymously, a local resident called Busby "a proper rotter of a man" and a "rotten shirker".<br /> <br /> The Middlesex Appeal Tribunal was swayed by the critic, who questioned why Busby should stay while "married men have had to shut up their shop and go".<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/war-and-conflict/first-world-war/art464904">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/British-National-Archives-Reveals-Conscription-Appeals-of-World-War-I-Middlesex-Men.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29679 A Wellcome Trove of Images urn:md5:16ff41c39dc3cad091069e42da036302 2014-01-22T13:15:00+01:00 2014-01-22T08:56:38+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/L0033500-217x300.jpg" />The highly regarded Wellcome Library in the United Kingdom has released a new web site with over 100,000 digital images for viewing, and in some cases, downloading. The images include “manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements,” as well as contemporary images.<br /> <br /> Unlike most web sites that provide access to digital or digitized images, the Wellcome Library is upfront about whether a given image is “rights-managed” or not, and any image that is not can be downloaded in full.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014/01/roy-tennant-digital-libraries/wellcome-trove-images/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/A-Wellcome-Trove-of-Images.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29651 The Allies at Anzio: Rare Photos From WWII’s Italian Campaign urn:md5:51e6cbf4d2bb819a088804403b64373b 2014-01-22T09:15:00+01:00 2014-01-22T08:51:53+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Digitization - Archives <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/Screenshot__11921.jpg" />On January 22, 1944, six months after the Allied invasion of Sicily, American and British troops swarmed ashore at Anzio, roughly 30 miles south of Rome. <br /> <br /> The brainchild of Winston Churchill and dubbed Operation Shingle, the attack caught German troops stationed along the Italian coast largely by surprise; but after the initial onslaught, the Germans dug in. The next four months saw some of the fiercest, most prolonged fighting in World War II’s European Theater, as the Allies battled German troops for control of the region.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://life.time.com/history/anzio-unpublished-photos-italian-campaign-world-war-ii/#1">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/01/The-Allies-at-Anzio%3A-Rare-Photos-From-WWIIs-Italian-Campaign.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29649