Tag Archives: digital preservation

A project from Bhutan

(14 December 2017) On 17 December 1907, Ugyen Wangchuk, the first Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King), was coronated and the Kingdom of Bhutan has marked this day ever since as its National Day. The British Library has some photographs of Ugyen Wangchuk when he was crown prince dating from 1905, which were taken by John Claude […]


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3,500 occult manuscripts will be digitized & made freely available online, thanks to Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown

(20 December 2017) Dan Brown has recently donated €300,000 to Amsterdam’s Ritman Library, also known as the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica House of Living Books. The generous gift will enable the Ritman to digitize thousands of “pre-1900 texts on alchemy, astrology, magic, and theosophy,” reports Thu-Huong Ha at Quartz, including the Corpus Hermeticum (1472), “the source […]


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Joint Statement from Collaborating Digital Preservation Organizations

(12 December 2017) The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity.  Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations united in the commitment to digital preservation came together to explore how we can better communicate with each other and assist […]


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Annual appeal by the Buddhist Digital Resource Center

(16 November 2017) For nearly two decades, BDRC has sought out and preserved Buddhist literature in its digital library, making over 13.5 million pages of texts freely available online. Now, BDRC is taking the next step in its mission to greatly expand access to the treasures of Buddhist cultural heritage—and you can help! BDRC is […]


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International Digital Preservation Day, 30 November 2017

(4 August 2017) The first International Digital Preservation Day will be held on 30 November 2017 and will draw together individuals and institutions from across the world to celebrate the collections preserved, the access maintained and the understanding fostered by preserving digital materials. Pervasive, changing and ubiquitous, digital technologies are a defining feature of our age. Digital […]


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State Library of Western Australia hiring Manager Digital Preservation

(31 July 2017) The Manager Digital Preservation provides strategic leadership for the development of digitisation and digital preservation across the State Library by leading policy and research, developing partnerships of strategic importance and having oversight for the Library’s digitisation and digital preservation programs. As part of the Directorate’s management team, this position also participates in […]


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NLA hiring Assistant Director Digital Preservation

(6 July 2017) The Collections Management Branch has an ongoing opportunity to join the Preservations Team as the EL 1, Assistant Director, Digital Preservation. This role will lead the team responsible for implementing the Library’s digital preservation approach to ensure long-term access to digital collection material. The Library receives published digital content via its edeposit program and a […]


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Connecting Myanmar libraries to global academia

(23 June 2017) Roxanne Missingham writes that connections to the world through university libraries are an important feature of the rebirth of higher education. Libraries in Myanmar institutions have, together with the National Library, collected the memory of the nation, curated through many collections of palm leaf manuscripts and rare historic texts. The University libraries […]


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China uses space technologies to protect ancient books

(10 June 2017) China is repurposing breakthroughs in space technology to help safeguard the nation’s literary heritage after researchers developed special safes with astronautical characteristics to protect ancient books, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) has announced. The space launch vehicle manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the National Library of China […]


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Expanding library impact through open access digitization

(8 June 2017) Located in central Singapore, just minutes away from the city’s main shopping district, sits the first and only tropical botanic garden listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established at its present site in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) covers 82 hectares and is home to thousands of plant species. Since […]


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Government to digitise iconic Old Delhi library

(2 January 2017, New Delhi)  The new year promises to be a hopeful one for the iconic Hardinge Library in Old Delhi with plans afoot to revamp the historic institution through digitisation of rare books and restoration of its century-old building. Authorities are also endeavouring to put this city landmark on a tourism map, besides […]


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Working together to ensure the future of the digital scholarly record

(14 August 2016) EDINA and the ISSN International Centre have published Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship. View the statement here. Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record addresses […]


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Born Digital 2016: libraries launch inaugural digital preservation week and mark 25 years of life on the web

(8 August 2016) Libraries across Australia and New Zealand launch Born Digital 2016 this week (8-12 August), the inaugural digital preservation week – raising awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of 21st century history – 25 years to the week since the first public website went live. Beginning Monday […]


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Take this survey to help shape the future of preservation standards

(3 August 2016) IFLA’s Key Initiative 3.2 states that it will work on Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms.  In order to achieve this, a small committee of IFLA experts (from IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Core Activities and the wider network) has created a survey to collect standards/guidelines […]


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Digital Preservation Coalition open for international membership

(18 July 2016) The Digital Preservation Coalition is a not-for-profit membership agency which provides training, advocacy, capacity-building and partnerships in digital preservation, helping our members ensure our digital memory is accessible tomorrow. It’s a global endeavour. So from 1st August 2016 DPC will encourage and approve well-founded applications to join the Coalition as full or […]


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