Korea: Korean War documents designated as cultural assets

(24 Jun 2020)  From Korean Herald: Military documents produced during the 1950-53 Korean War have been designated as cultural assets and will be open to the public this week in line with the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict, the Army said Wednesday. The 7,521 documents — mainly of operational plans, orders and […]

June 27, 2020 - 5:25 pm

National Library of Australia launches new and improved Trove, the digital collection of Australia

(27 Jun 2020) From the Canberran Times:  Canberrans will now have access to a new and improved treasure trove of information as the National Library launched its new program on Friday. More than 3000 Australians contributed to a new and improved Trove system, which was unveiled after four years of work. The federal government announced a […]

June 27, 2020 - 5:10 pm

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 […]

June 27, 2020 - 4:58 pm

India’s National Digital Library caters to students in all languages

(6 Jun 2020)  From India: A National Digital Library has been set up by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry for all students in the country. The library includes subjects such as elementary education, law, medicine and engineering. It provides more than 40.5 million text resources. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: “This library is […]

June 19, 2020 - 10:02 am

EDUCAUSE releases report on digital transformation in higher education

(15 Jun 2020)  The EDUCAUSE Digital Transformation (Dx) research project is our first attempt to gather data on how the Dx phenomenon is playing out in higher education. The goal of this project is to enrich the collective understanding of Dx in higher education and explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead on the […]

June 18, 2020 - 8:48 am

DREAMSEA: A programme to digitise Southeast Asian manuscripts and to safeguard cultural diversity

(13 May 2020) DREAMSEA stands for Digital Repository of Endangered and Affected Manuscripts in Southeast Asia, which is a Programme that strives to preserve the content of manuscripts in the entire region of Southeast Asia by way of digitisation, and to make this content fully and openly accessible online. The Programme is carried out by the Center for […]

May 15, 2020 - 1:56 pm

National Library of Australia’s collection of performing arts scrapbooks is now available online

(9 May 2020)  From National Library of Australia: Eighteen scrapbooks of our theatrical past contain insights into performances by Dame Nellie Melba, concerts by the Essendon Musical Society and the acts of circus and vaudeville performers. They were compiled by a number of dedicated and, sometimes, unknown fans across the late 18th to the mid […]

May 11, 2020 - 9:11 am

Behind the scene: making of ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive

(1 Mar 2020)  From Indonesia’s 14th century La Galigo script, which is listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World registry, to a collection of gilded manuscript cabinets from Thailand, 160 items have been digitized and were published online in the ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive this week. NTT Data has provided its Advanced Museum Library […]

March 10, 2020 - 11:13 am

ASEAN launches Cultural Heritage Digital Archive website

(27 Feb 2020) ASEAN has launched the first phase of their ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) website in the ASEAN Secretariat Building, South Jakarta, on Thursday, February 27, 2020. With support from the Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai governments, the ACHDA have managed to digitize 160 cultural heritage artefacts through their collaboration with many museums […]

March 4, 2020 - 8:48 am

45,000 images from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is now available

(27 Jan 2020) The Open Artstor: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Collection is now available, featuring a selection of more than 45,000 images under Creative Commons licenses. This is part of a new, free initiative to aggregate open museum, library, and archive collections across disciplines on the Artstor platform — already a destination for […]

February 11, 2020 - 1:45 pm

New in NLM Digital Collections: fully-digitized manuscript collections

(17 Jan 2020) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of its first fully-digitized manuscript collections in NLM Digital Collections. Complete with finding aids—detailed research guides to assist individuals in exploring and understanding these archival materials—this initial release of six manuscript collections encompasses more than 43,500 pages and represents a milestone in […]

January 27, 2020 - 9:59 am

GPO completes digitization of 1,300 Congressional Hearings

(13 Nov 2019) The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has digitized more than 1,300 historical Congressional Hearings dating back to 1958 and made them available on govinfo, GPO’s one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. Through these digitization efforts, the public can access records of Congressional Hearings for free. These include the transcripts from meetings or sessions […]

November 14, 2019 - 10:31 am

120,000 Books going online for first time as part of historic National Library of Israel – Google collaboration

(7 Nov 2019) The National Library of Israel (NLI) and Google have announced that 120,000 books from the NLI collection are going online for the first time, as part of an historic collaboration. The books include all of the NLI’s out-of-copyright books which have not yet been digitized. About 45% of them are in Hebrew and […]

November 8, 2019 - 9:08 am

Million-page science collection to be digitised

(14 Oct 2019) The not-for-profit technology provider for research and education, Jisc, and the publisher Wiley, are to digitise a one-million-page collection on the history of science. The collection will largely comprise content from the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), now the British Science Association (BSA). Universities in the UK will also be […]

October 15, 2019 - 8:50 am

More than 1,700 maps added to USGS historical topographic map collection

(11 Oct 2019) In collaboration with the US Geological Survey (USGS), Esri recently updated the online USGS historical topographic map collection with over 1,700 new maps. Esri’s USGS topographic map collection now contains 177,061 historical quadrangle maps dating from 1882 to 2006. Previously available only as printed lithographic copies, high-resolution images of these maps are freely available online […]

October 14, 2019 - 9:39 am