Thursday, 8 January 2015

Vol. 8, no. 19

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
Library of Congress - 2014 Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Training Needs Assessment Survey

Library of Congress - Federal Government Strategic Sourcing of Information Products and Services (Revised Edition)

Transforming Document Recordation at the United States Copyright Office

UK National Archives - Welsh Government Information Management Assessment Report

State Records Office of Western Australia - Management of Information Following Administrative Change (Information Sheet)

De la communauté / From the community
Canadian Library Association - A Proposed New Vision for Our National Association

McGill University - Meetings with Books: Special Collections in the 21st Century

Dalhousie University - Guidelines for Transferring University Records to the Archives

Digital Public Library of America - Strategic Plan: 2015 through 2017

National Information Standards Organization - Revised Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Standard and Supporting Documentation

McKinsey Insights - Public-Sector Digitization: the Trillion-Dollar Challenge

Article - Cyberspace and the Sacralization of Information

Journal of Western Archives, vol. 6, no. 1, 2015 (Special Issue on Native American Archives)

Information Management, vol. 49, no. 1 (January/February 2015)

Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 4 (2014)

IFLA Journal, vol. 40, no. 4 (December 2014)

First Monday, vol. 20, no. 1 (January 2015)

Library of Congress Magazine, vol. 4, no. 1 (January-February 2015)

Silhouettes: the Associates of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Newsletter, no. 39 (Autumn 2014)

The Halcyon: the Newsletter of the Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (University of Toronto), no. 54 (December 2014)

Bulletin de l'Association françaises de détenteurs de documents audiovisuels et sonores, no. 40 (Automne-hiver 2014)

Book - The Good Digital Preservation Guide

Book - Beautiful Data: a History of Vision and Reason since 1945

Book - Aftermath: Genocide, Memory and History

Book - The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies

Book - Challenges of Information Management Beyond the Cloud

Book - Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Canadian Research Data Centre Network Webinar - New Research Opportunities Using Historical Census Micro-Data 
January 21, 2015

E-Records for the Public Sector: Essential Updates for Government Information and Records Managers
January 27-28, 2015, Ottawa

Ottawa University School of Information Studies - Information Crossroads
January 29 - March 19, 2015, Ottawa

Webinar - Disaster Readiness in Libraries
January 15, 2015

Digital Public Library of America: Metadata Aggregation Webinar
January 22, 2015

Webinar - Introduction to API Technical Writing
February 11, 2015

The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History
March 27, 2015, Washington D.C.

English Literary Heritage Conference
September 18-19, 2015, London

Sur le web / On the web
Library and Archives Canada Podcast - Let us be Canadians: Sir John A. Macdonald

Internet Archives - Software Library: MS-DOS Games

Metadata Explorer

Video - Data Management: the 3-2-1 Rule

Slidecast - Valuing Archives: from Non-Market Valuation to Input-Output Analysis

UK National Archives Podcast - Newly released files from 1985 and 1986

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

The Department of Canadian Heritage keeps buying foreign photos to promote Canadian culture

Government Censorship of Websites On the Rise: Unions

Canadians upset with Romanian website that exposes court case details

Liberal Party of Canada Science Critic: Restoring the long-form census will save money, boost the economy and improve our quality of life

Historic National Arts Centre Interviews Donated to Library and Archives Canada

New Saskatchewan privacy commissioner plans to continue pushing for police to be included in legislation

The first Newfoundlander, to die as a soldier in the service of this country

B.C. Museum installation addresses the lost art of letter-writing

Association of Ontario Archivists - 25,000 descriptions of archival materials in Archeion

Diary offers a personal view of wartime Ontario

Ryerson University - Kodak in Toronto, 1899-2005: a Century of Traces

University of Alberta - Two new collections add to online trove of Prairies history 

University of Waterloo - New archives open for research 2015

Toronto - Ossington restaurant bringing Canadian history back to life

Plus de morceaux du passé des Montréalais accessibles en ligne

Montreal - Fraser-Hickson Institute resurfaces with micro libraries

Les agendas des ministres et les données ouvertes: la démocratie contre l’histoire

George Daszkowski: passionate protector of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame's archives

Dématique et Système d'archivage électronique : politique de sécurité

Chronique: L’autre nourriture (contient une critique de l'Homme imbibé par Daniel J. Caron)

Afrique / Africa
The story of digital health records in Africa; let's clap for Zambia, Ghana and Kenya

The future of art: 3D printing could restore Africa's stolen history

Liberia - Challenges underscored at National Archives

Reviving the National Library: a great opportunity for Somali youth 

Nigeria - Linguist launches crowdsourcing campaign to create Yoruba language archive

Sénégal - Vers l’Opendata : la numérisation de l’information administrative devient impérative

Tunisie - Le Directeur général des Archives nationales appelle l’Institut vérité et dignité à revoir sa méthode de travail

Tunisie - Don des oeuvres complètes de Mongi Ben Yaïche aux Archives nationales

Despair over Timbuktu Manuscripts as Funding Pulled 

Amériques / Americas
Paraguay - Details of the Terror Archives

Her Task is to Wean the White House off Floppy Disks

Nixon presidential library chief greeted with relief, dismay

NARA - Declassified Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings, 1st Quarter

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Top Documentary Photographer Camilo José Vergara

One Powerful Law Helps us Learn the Military’s Secrets: in praise of the Freedom of Information Act

Fair Use is Working: 2014 in Review

Snapchat’s privacy practices to be monitored for the next 20 years

Levi’s Appoints Tracey Panek as New Archivist and Historian

How one company is trying to tackle Big Data’s big problem

Raising the dead: photographer aims to catch Alaska mining relics before they fade forever

Group explores Alabama history at Department of Archives

Northeastern University students uncover forgotten killings from Jim Crow era

Cornell University - Major New Archive From Jewish Babylonian Exile Released

Yale Library Obtains Archive of Paula Vogel, First Female Playwright Included in American Literature Collection

University of Iowa - Why let public employees choose which emails to conceal?

Digital Preservation in Mid-Michigan: an Interview with Ed Busch

Website maps thousands of unmarked mass graves on Hart Island, allows families to upload tributes to loved ones

Columbia Records wants to store classified information in Box using security add-ons

Teenager documents stories of U.S. veterans for Eagle Scout project

Who's the Guy Behind the Internet's Largest Image Platform?

Asie-Pacifique / Asia-Pacific
National Archives of Australia - Boost for little-known aspects of Australian history

Australia - Chief justice criticises often poor court transcriptions since outsourcing

Australia - Dusty newspaper archives throw up potential mineral riches

New Zealand - History in bin when the Prime Minister deletes texts

Museum of New Zealand - Autochromes from the Te Papa collection

Japan - New copyright protections, risks

Japan - 800 historical items shed light on Meiji-era railway progress

Cambodia - Archivist rejuvenates ageing reels

Les Coréens ont raison de montrer la qualité de leur papier

Citizens Archive of Pakistan brings Children’s Carnival to Karachi

Sainath’s Rural India archive to capture lives of everyday Indian

Europe / Europa
Top European Copyright Experts Urge Reform, Unification Of Copyright

Europeana Sound - Preserving our heritage is central to our identity: Meet with Eggo Müller

New Siberia detainee documents found

Slovakia - Personal Photos and Belongings of Holocaust Victims Found in Attic 70 Years Later

A Review of Archives in Hungary

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Turn to Soviet Archives in Border Talks

Dutch newspaper wipes out articles citing fabricated sources, Internet Archive to the rescue

Gibraltar - Evacuation Oral Histories on Line

Iceland: safe haven of information

Sweden’s museums aid openness of cultural heritage

Belgium Seeks to Have Fries Declared Cultural Heritage

France - Mémoires de Chateaubriand aux enchères : le commissaire priseur innocenté

Phonothèque de la Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l’homme (France) - Indexer des archives sonores sur Calames avec IdRef 

Slew of unpublished letters may explain the enigmatic death of Mrs. Oscar Wilde

Inside the vault’s of Belfast’s Public Record Office

Ireland - National Library seeks €12m for vault amid concern for collections

Winston Churchill's words live on in the digital age

UK - The 30-year rule documents they don’t want you to see

15 revelations that help show why the Freedom of Information Act is so vital

British Library - Future plans for Library of Birmingham being explored

York's new archive for 800 years of city documents

HMS Beagle sketchbooks added to Cambridge Digital Library 

Scrap of paper at Benjamin Britten's home shows start of Wilfred Owen inspiration for War Requiem

Archivist from Kensal Rise awarden a British Empire Medal

The most important cardboard box ever?

Northumberland film group's precious archive is saved

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Oman, Iran sign pact for research and restoration of historical documents

Israel - Declaration of Independence photographed with preservation technology

People of the (stolen) book: did Israel's National Library engage in systematic theft?

Mystery surrounds 1890s cholera antidote found in Zionist archive

Turkey - Government to provide researchers online access to archives since 1919

Turkish Foreign Ministry prioritizes technology with e-visa and e-archives

Turkey’s first film archive and cinema museum on the way

Why Collecting Matters: Citizen Archivists and the Battle for Future Pasts

The online battle for papyrus texts

Why your digital photos might die before your grandkids see them

Our Digital Memories are Languishing on Obsolete CD-Rs in our Closets

Les archives de photos numérisées ont changé la façon dont on regarde le monde

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