Tag Archives: digital preservation

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 […]


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RMIT selects Ex Libris Rosetta for preserving and providing access to digital collections in the long term

The Rosetta preservation solution will support RMIT’s ongoing project to digitize the library’s resources (5 September 2018, Adelaide, Australia) Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that RMIT University has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta™ digital asset management and preservation solution to handle RMIT’s digital resources more effectively. Approximately four years ago, the […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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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