Tag Archives: archives

Radical Collaboration in Research Data Management Explored in Research Library Issues

(20 December 2018)   The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI), gathers reflections by six archivists and librarians on the practice of radical collaboration applied to research data management (RDM). Archivist Nancy McGovern describes radical collaboration as “inclusive, involving commitment and effort by most or all members that are broadly representative of the various aspects of the common […]


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Dark Archive to protect 600 terabytes of ProQuest data

Company launches long-term preservation initiative with book content (12 February 2018, Ann Arbor, MI) ProQuest has launched a new initiative for the long-term archival storage of its digital content, creating a “dark archive” that protects the investments of its library customers. The ProQuest® SAFE™ (Secure Archives ForEver) service will ensure preservation and access to content […]


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Three Indonesian archives recognized as UNESCO Memory of the World

(13 December 2017) Three Indonesian archives, namely Borobudur Conservation Archives, the Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives and Panji tales manuscripts, have been recognized by UNESCO Memory of the World. Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) acting head Bambang Subiyanto said the documentations serve as important evidence in the history of mankind, adding that the archives are also related […]


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Hong Kong’s vanishing archives and the battle to preserve history

(6 September 2017, Hong Kong, Reuters) For anyone digging into Hong Kong’s history, the official archives might not be the place to look. The office of the chief executive, Hong Kong’s leader, failed to hand over any official records at all for eight of the 20 years since it came under Chinese rule in 1997, […]


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The Karger eJournal Archive Collection has been revised and expanded to include improved functionality and quality as well as 12 additional journals

(6 September 2017) The entire Karger eJournal Archive Collection has recently been re-digitized using semantic technology to provide the best possible user experience. The improved quality and functionality allow for efficient searching on both the Karger website and Google Scholar. The Collection now also includes 12 journals that have ceased publication or were merged into […]


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University of Hong Kong hiring Administrative Assistant I (holding the functional title of Reference and Outreach Archivist) in the University Archives

(13 May 2017) The appointee will be expected to: (a) provide guidance, access and research support to faculty, students and scholars in the use of archival collections; (b) provide expert and in-depth assistance in the use of collections when processed; (c) work with faculty to incorporate University Archives materials into their teaching and scholarship; (d) […]


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National Library of Korea launches archive with 192 million pre-1950s news articles

(17 February 2017) The National Library has launched a website containing a massive volume of Korean news articles published before 1950. The “Korea Newspaper Archive” has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers. The site is based on a Linked on Data (LOD) system that allows articles from different sources to be categorized by keywords […]


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New teaching approach brings more students into Stanford’s archives

(6 January 2017) Stanford faculty and librarians are working together to modify the curriculum of large undergraduate courses to bring more students to the special collections and archives of the libraries on campus. A new partnership between Stanford faculty and librarians is giving more undergraduate students hands-on opportunities to work with historical documents and artifacts […]


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Breakthrough in archival access: Googling through archives within reach

(10 November 2016, Amsterdam)  The ability to google through records is within reach, concludes the final report of the project Full Automatic Archival Access (FAAA). This project studied the opportunities to use new digital technologies to make paper based archives searchable at document-level. Four out of five words were correctly recognized by OCR- and NER-software. […]


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The Archive of Yogyakarta digitised

(10 October 2016) The Archive of Yogyakarta refers to a collection of some four hundred manuscript documents in Javanese dating from 1772 to 1813, originating from the court of Yogyakarta. A highly important source for the political, economic, social, administrative and legal history of central Java in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the archive […]


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A review of the National Library and Archives of Bhutan (འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་དཔེ་མཛོད་དང་ཡིག་རིགས་གཏན་འཇོག་ཁང་།) in Thimphu, Bhutan

(9 November 2015) In Bhutan, as with many Himalayan Buddhist cultures, key texts were considered auspicious objects that were traditionally kept in temples, monasteries and private homes, for ritual use and/or propitiation. When the National Library and Archives of Bhutan (འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་དཔེ་མཛོད་དང་ཡིག་རིགས་གཏན་འཇོག་ཁང་། or NLAB) was founded in 1967, the country did not yet possess a strong […]


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HKUST hiring Digital Scholarship & Archives Manager

(19 September 2015) Reporting to the Head of Systems and Digital Services, the appointee will be responsible for developing and managing the University Archives and Special Collections; and initiating and coordinating digital scholarship projects. The appointee will be responsible for appraising, acquiring, arranging and preserving Library’s special collections and University records of enduring value, and […]


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British Library turns down Taliban archive because of UK terror laws

(28 August 2015) The British Library is refusing to store a collection of Taliban material because of UK anti-terrorism legislation. It took the decision not to store the archive, which has been compiled over the past three years, on legal advice. The library was told that it could be in breach of the law if […]


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On the road: some user guides to libraries and archives

(30 July 2015) The British Library’s Asian and African Studies Blog has published a list of archives and libraries, often in out of the way places, of value to researchers. All have links to reviews published in the last couple of years of the 80 or so libraries. Most of the libraries are in Asia.  […]


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Work of Australian Libraries and Archives

(21 July 2015) Yvonne Perkins appreciates Australian libraries and archives in her Stumbling Through the Past blog. Participants at the recent Global Digital Humanities conference will remember the prominent contributions of Australian historians, Tim Sherratt, Julia Torpey and Peter Read. But I also want to highlight the more low profile but no less important contribution of Australian cultural […]


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