Digitization

15,000 images of Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now online

(17 September 2018) The Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project, generously supported by Mr S P Lohia, aims to digitise 75 manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the British Library, and provide free online access through the British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts website. Full sets of the digital images will also be presented to the Archives […]

September 18, 2018 - 8:35 pm
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Digitizing the National Library of Mongolia

(11 September 2018) With support from Khyentse Foundation, the Asian Classics Input Project and the Buddhist Digital Resource Center have partnered to digitize, catalog, and make accessible all Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs held at the National Library of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar. This project is one of the largest in the history of both organizations, with […]

September 12, 2018 - 9:11 am
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Licensing as a solution to rights management? IFLA publishes extended collective licensing background paper

7 August 2018)  Libraries have a mission to maximize access to their collections, for culture, education and research. In doing so, they face challenges around clearing rights – i.e. how to make these books, articles, photos or other material available to the public without infringing copyright. Mass digitisation projects have brought this issue into focus, […]

August 9, 2018 - 2:36 pm
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See thousands of orchids in incredible detail in the Smithsonian’s newly digitized collection

(2 August 2018) More than 8,000 living specimens in the Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection have been digitized and are now available to see and study from anywhere in the world. The Smithsonian’s Mass Digitization Program, in association with the National Collections Program, started photographing the plants in December 2017 and recently put the complete collection […]

August 3, 2018 - 1:57 pm
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Indian Railways to digitise its archival records of about 25 million pages

(26 July 2018) The Indian Railways has kick-started a massive effort to digitise its archives across the country that will cover about 25 million pages of railway history. As an initial step, 2.2 million pages of the archival material of the National Rail Museum (NRM) in New Delhi and Rail Museum at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil […]

July 29, 2018 - 7:56 am
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Buddhist Digital Resource Center In Thailand

(28 June 2018) BDRC, with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation, has been working with the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation, Thailand, since 2016 to preserve their massive collection of palm leaf Buddhist manuscripts. These manuscripts are particularly important as primary sources for the scholarly study of Burmese and Theravāda Buddhism, Pali philology, history, and […]

July 13, 2018 - 12:02 pm
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Digital Dunhuang show to open in Hong Kong

(10 July 2018) The Heritage Museum will host the Digital Dunhuang – Tales of Heaven & Earth exhibition from July 11 to October 22. It uses the latest multimedia technology to show Dunhuang’s famous grottoes and cultural relics. It will feature more than 100 exhibits, including a replica of cave 285, the most vibrant cave […]

July 12, 2018 - 9:46 am
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Open Preservation Foundation launches new strategy

(4 July 2018) The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has today published its new strategy, setting out the long-term direction for the organisation. The strategy establishes the OPF’s position in the digital preservation landscape and guides the tasks, tools, and projects that the Foundation will address. New core values define the Foundation’s fundamental beliefs and how […]

July 6, 2018 - 11:51 am
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National Digital Library of India dedicated to the Nation

(19 June 2018) The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry. National Digital Library of India, on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi today. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the […]

June 20, 2018 - 9:33 am
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SAOA to digitize Indian Newspaper Reports for open access

(1 June 2018) The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has recently begun digitizing the Indian Newspaper Reports containing weekly translations and summaries of local Anglo-Indian and vernacular-language newspapers from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, from throughout South Asia. The digitization of 110 microfilm reels held by CRL […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:33 pm
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Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections

(22 May 2018) Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending.  The project, Unlocking University Press Books, will bring more than 15,000 titles online from university […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:54 pm
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NED is coming

(21 May 2018) National edeposit (NED) is an exciting collaboration between Australia’s NSLA member libraries, responding to the major challenge of capturing and preserving the digital documentary history of Australia for the future. Legal deposit legislation mandates national, state and territory libraries to collect the entire publications of individual jurisdictions. For many years NSLA libraries […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:42 pm
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The International Digital Curation Conference goes to Australia

(15 May 2018) The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has teamed up with the University of Melbourne to take the 14th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) to Australia. IDCC brings together researchers, librarians, data curators, publishers and other stakeholders to discuss all aspects of managing, sharing and reusing data. It is an opportunity […]

May 18, 2018 - 3:10 pm
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British Library vacancy: Project Manager, Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project

(20 April 2018) The British library wishes to appoint a project manager to develop and manage the externally-funded Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project, which will deliver full digitisation of approximately 800 Chinese manuscripts of the Lotus Sutra from the British Library’s Stein Collection.  The project manager will use traditional and innovative methodologies to create content […]

April 24, 2018 - 10:56 am
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Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project launched by Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

(21 March 2018) On 20 March 2018 Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, visited the British Library to launch the Javanese Manuscripts from Yogyakarta Digitisation Project. Through the generous support of Mr S P Lohia, over the next twelve months 75 Javanese manuscripts from Yogyakarta now held in the […]

March 22, 2018 - 8:13 am
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