Tag Archives: digital collections

Opening up cultural data in Indonesia

(24 Jun 2020)  Cultural institutions, creative minds and tech enthusiasts have teamed up to provide integrated data on Indonesian cultures, but problems remain. The Education and Culture Ministry (of Indonesia) will set up a data portal that features a range of information in varied forms — text, photos and videos — collected by both the […]


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Cultural, historical and scientific collections you can explore online

(23 Mar 2020)  As efforts to contain the effects of the COVID-19 crisis ramp up, millions of people around the globe are social distancing and self-quarantining themselves in their own homes. To support those in search of diversion from the relentless news cycle, Smithsonian magazine has compiled a collection of 68 online culture, history and science collections […]


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Beijing publishing houses offer free digital content to public

(5 Feb 2020) Seventy-six publishing houses in Beijing have opened up their digital libraries, putting free online courses, digital music, e-books, and audiobooks on the internet for the public. With abundant digital teaching materials, the Beijing Publishing Group has offered free e-books and online courses to teachers and students on its Jing Ban Cloud (http://www.jingbanyun.com/), […]


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UCSB Library digitizes works by renowned Chinese author Kenneth Pai

(14 January 2019) Original, handwritten manuscripts by an author who has been called a Nobel Prize contender and compared to Ernest Hemingway are now available for everyone around the world to see. Pai Hsien-yung (白先勇), also known as Kenneth Pai, was a professor of Chinese literature at UCSB from 1965 to 1994. “Kenneth Pai is probably […]


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Inside Brazil’s National Museum on Google Arts & Culture

(18 December 2018)  On September 2nd 2018, a fire struck the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, one of the largest collections of natural history in the world. An estimated 20 million pieces were lost, including indigenous artifacts, dinosaur remains and the oldest human skeleton ever discovered in the Americas. Starting back in 2016, Google Arts & […]


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New digital portal makes thousands of Hoover’s rare materials available online

(17 February 2017) The Hoover Institution Library & Archives is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital collections portal that contains more than 55,000 digitized posters, photographs, documents, sound recordings, and moving images from Hoover collections, with new items frequently added. The portal will allow remote users from around the globe to access […]


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ProQuest releases results of its 2016 Space Reclamation Survey

(28 October 2016, Mountain View, CA) A newly released ProQuest survey of more than 600 libraries found that 82 percent of academic libraries consider space reclamation a priority or believe it will be in the near future. More than a third have prioritized repurposing space for more than five years. The survey revealed the innovative […]


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Geelong libraries turn over new leaf with expansion of digital collections

(6 October 2015) Geelong libraries are rapidly expanding their digital collections, as they cater for massive growth in demand for electronic books and audiobooks. The explosion in e-materials has seen paper borrowings drop for the first time, with Geelong Regional Library Corporation recording a six per cent fall for physical items in 2014-15. The opening […]


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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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State-of-the-art medical library opens without books

(7 August 2015) The University of Michigan’s $55m renovation of the Taubman Health Sciences Library brings a range of new spaces and functions, but no books. The new library features state-of-the-art technology, a wide range of small and medium-sized classrooms, spaces for students from a variety of disciplines to work together and a floor dedicated […]


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OverDrive launches the first two public library digital collections in Japan

(14 July 2015) This week Ryugasaki Public Library launched their OverDrive digital collection, becoming the first Japanese public library to do so. Ryugasaki offers their users everything from children’s and young adult literature, graphic novels, manga and nonfiction titles for health and fitness, arts and crafts and much more. In the coming days, Itako Public Library will also launch […]


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BL Labs Competition and Awards Roadshow 2015

(17 March 2015) The 2015 BL Labs Competition has been launched for the third time. Researchers are invited to submit their ideas for projects that highlight the Library’s digital collections. Winners work in residence with the Labs team to make their ideas real. The competition is open to all. Previous finalists of the British Library […]


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BL hiring a Repository Manager

(February 2015) This role is a rare and exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge of repository management and help ensure the British Library can preserve its digital collections far into the future. This is a fixed term post for two years, based at Boston Spa. Closing date is 19 February 2015. A lot […]


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Model licenses revised and downloadable

(8 December 2014) The LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement is part of an ongoing effort to provide timely and responsive information and assistance to librarians involved in licensing and maintaining digital collections. The terms of the initial 2001 Standard License Agreement (revised through 2008) have now formed the basis for a completely updated revision. In November […]


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