Friday 30 December 2011

Vol. 5, no. 17

Ressources / Resources

De la communauté / From the community
Article - Predicting Searcher Frustration

Association of Research Libraries SPEC kit - Reconfiguring Service Delivery

Book - Academic Archives: Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections

Book - Sometimes You Have to Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Free IFLA Webinar - New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations
17 January 2012

Sur le web / On the web
NARA - Citizen Archivist Dashboard

Video - Tour of the Louisiana State Archives 

Video - A Brief Look at the Apple Collection, Part of the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University

ActuaLitté ouvre une bibliothèque pour tous sur Internet

Outils / Tools
Emulation Framework version 1.1.0

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Amériques / America
Haïti - Port-au-Prince : Restauration des archives du Palais de Justice

US Lobbying Against New European Privacy Law

Library of Congress - 25 Films Selected to the 2011 National Film Registry

The $4.5 million photo album

Woody Guthrie archive to land in his native Oklahoma, focusing on artistry instead of politics

Alexander Gardner: The mysteries of the Civil War’s photographic giant

Private Owner of George Washington's Letter to Jews Wants to be Left Alone

India - Archives Department takes up digitisation of Padmanabhaswamy temple records

India - The digital picture: from reel to HD

Europe / Europa
Netherlands - The National Library and the National Archives will be integrated into one organization

Germany - Reconciliation is the goal, says Stasi Archives' Commissioner

Vatican Uses NASA Technology to Preserve Ancient Tomes

France - Saint-Etienne : la Poste et les archives de l'Armée affectées par l'incendie géant

Ireland - RTÉ to open archives to celebrate 50th anniversary

Ireland - Dear Santa Letter sent 100 years ago found up chimney

Scotland - Festive historic shopping archive set to go online

UK - Freedom of information access to ministers' emails to be scrutinised

Freedom of Information requests cost councils £31million

Stasi files row as Britain refuses to return documents to Germany

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Zein Abdel-Hadi appointed head of the Egyptian Library and Archives

Rare Books Staff From American University of Cairo Help Restore Burned Institut d’Égypte Documents

Registration of Iran-Georgia joint cultural works highlighted

Oman - Minister to approve tools for documents management

Algérie - Le ministre de la Justice inaugure le premier centre régional des archives

The year in mobile apps: Where we’ve been, where we’re going

Today’s digital documents are tomorrow’s dinosaurs: replacing paper records contains as much peril as promise

As Web sites come and go, so too could the information you entrust them with

Friday 23 December 2011

Vol. 5, no. 16

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
European Commission - National open access and preservation policies in Europe: analysis of a questionnaire to the European Research Area Committee

France - Décret du 19 décembre 2011 relatif au dépôt légal de l'Internet

De la communauté / From the community
OCLC - Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives and Museums: Part 2: Survey Analysis

IFLA - Revisionism and Professional Ethics II

Ngā Tapuwae: newsletter of Archives New Zealand (December 2011)

Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (December 2011)

IFLA Section on Rare Books and Manuscripts Newsletter (January 2012)

Journal of Library Metadata, vol. 11, no. 3-4, July-December 2011 (Special Issue on Contextual Metadata)

Book - User Studies for Digital Library Development

Book - Complex Copyright: Mapping the Information Ecosystem

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
DLM Forum Triennal Conference (presentations available)
12-14 December 2011, Brussels

Sur le web / On the web
U.S. - Petition to the Obama Administration - Start A National Effort To Digitize All Public Government Info

Top Ten Stories of the Year - The Archives Year in Review

New Wiki for DROID Consultation
Video - Dr Sada Mire on digital preservation of Somali heritage

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Normand Charbonneau est nommé conservateur et directeur général des archives de BAnQ

Lanark Archives (Ont.) drawing researchers from far and wide

Derek Hayes has a passion for mapping our history

Afrique / Africa
Kenya - State unveils system that will manage public records

Amériques / America
Cuban Archive Works on Preservation of Colonial Notary Records

Archives Conservation in Haiti, Part 2: Audio and Video Collections

Boston College Must Release IRA Oral-History Records, but Court Will Review Them First

Vogue launches online archive of every American issue in its 119-year history

Film archive craves Texas history films

Hong Kong - Exhibition of archival holdings on Kai Tak Airport

New Zealand - DigitalNZ's Mighty Big 2011

Indonesia - Lacking Archivist, City Lost at Court

Europe / Europa
EU - Public sector needs to improve quality of information, warns Eurim

NATO files on the Martial Law handed over to Poland

Spain - A New Andalucian Law for Records and Archives

National Library of Sweden - No deal with OCLC

Opening Government Data in Bulgaria

Innovation dans le processus de versement aux Archives fédérales suisses

Ireland - National Library gets visitor boost from its online activity

Seamus Heaney papers bound for National Library of Ireland 

Scotland - Archive body starts debate on smiling for photographs

UK - Unusual discoveries in the National Archives

Jane Austen family books made digital for first time

Scholar discovers 16th-century love poem written by an Englishwoman

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Library fire in Egypt clashes destroys 'irreplaceable' 200-year-old documents

Turkey ready to open its archives

Georgian manuscripts center director visits Iran National Library and Archives

Iran - As oral history: interviews with dignitaries, historical figures

Mapping Profits: Cartography and Fine Art Investment

How Smartphones Are Changing Photography: The Numbers Are In

Friday 16 December 2011

Vol. 5, no. 15

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State

France - Proposition de loi adoptée par le Sénat relative à l'exploitation numérique des livres indisponibles du XXe siècle

New South Wales Government - The problems of identifying which digital records to keep and which to throw away: survey shows digital disposal is hard

De la communauté / From the community
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - The PROV Ontology: Model and Formal Semantics

Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 38, no. 2 (December/January 2012)

Arbido (revue de l'Association des Archivistes suisse et de Bibliothèque Information Suisse), 4/11 (Décembre 2011)

Book - Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti

Book - Getting Started with GIS (Geographic information system): A Library and Information Technology Association Guide

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Actes - Congrès des milieux documentaires du Québec
30 novembre au 2 décembre 2011, Montréal

Society of American Archivists Webinar - Information Architecture for Electronic Records
February 09, 2012 

Archive numérique : un parcours à travers administrations et entreprises
9 février - 16 novembre 2012, France

Sur le web / On the web
Podcast - Copyright & Commerce: Orphan Works & Fair Use in a Digital Age

A new website for Asociación Latinoamericana de Archivos

Audio Slidecast - Creating a Blueprint for Building a National Digital Public Library

Outils / Tools
Archiving websites with the Web Curator Tool

OCLC releases FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) as Linked Data

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Canada gets moving on Open Government

Library and Archives Canada - New First World War digitized content available via the Microform Digitization application

British Columbia - Custody and control of Ministers electronic calendars

Dalhousie University - Recent Archival Acquisitions at Archives and Special Collections

Records privatization okayed: Niagara Region opts to hire out management of inactive files

Afrique / Africa
Amériques / America

The C-SPAN Campaign: How Online Video Archives Are Changing the Game in 2012

Eisenhower museum staffer honored by federal archivist for efforts to tell history

Washington State Archives - Budget cuts cause concerns over digital record preservation

Non-profit uses big data to track big government

Hollywood firm to help restore Cuban classic films

Apple founding papers sold at auction for nearly $1.6m

Taiwan -  National Archives must open files: association

India - Digitization of Books at National Library

New Delhi - Researchers to preserve city’s oral history

Australia’s Public Broadcaster (ABC) to Open Access to Digital Archives

Europe / Europa
The discovery of two rare 18th-century books from Amsterdam's Jewish community has left archivist Stefan Litt looking for answers

Suisse - Les archives russes proposées à l’Hôtel des Ventes centuplent leur estimation

France - Atos première grande société informatique agréée par le Ministère de la Culture et de la communication pour l'archivage de documents électroniques

Charlotte Brontë manuscript bought for £690,000 by Paris museum

International Cotton Association Liverpool Record Office to house ‘cotton archive’

Interactive maps reveal London’s history in unprecedented detail

Sir Isaac Newton's handwritten notes about momentous discovery of laws of motion and gravity now available online

The Data-Mining's The Thing: Shakespeare Takes Center Stage In The Digital Age

UK - 104,000 paintings from the nation's collection now online

Moyen-Orient / Middle East

Mahfouz materials withdrawn from Sotheby's auction

Iran - New national library branches to open

Deal on Shoah-era archive expands access

Supporting Open Source Tools for Digital Preservation and Access

UNESCO endorses the IFLA Manifesto for Digital Libraries

Pangea Archival Network embarks on Docu/Trip

Recording Everything: Digital Storage as an Enabler of Authoritarian Governments

Thursday 8 December 2011

Vol. 5, no. 14

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State

NARA - FAQ About Presidential Memorandum

De la communauté / From the community
Redefining the Academic Library: Managing the Migration to Digital Information Services

HathiTrust Defendents - Joint answers and response with Court

OCLC - Libraries at Webscale


Research paper - Research on Model of E-government Archive Knowledge Management Based on Semantic Ontology

Book - Archives on the Web: Experiences, Challenges, Visions

Book - Defending Professionalism: A Resource for Librarians, Information Specialists, Knowledge Managers, and Archivists

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
With Constant Care… the Business Archivist in the 21st Century
16-17 April 2012, Copenhagen

Sur le web / On the web
National Library of Sweden - From Grolier binding to book object: The history of book bindings in pictures

Outils / Tools
EADitor December 2011 (.1112) beta (XForms framework for Encoded Archival Description)

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat - Expansion of Open Data Portal

Library and Archives Canada digitizes the Lord Elgin Collection

Records storage contract eyed: private records management could save Niagara Region $563,000 over five years

Chatham (Ont.) - 'A Queer Archive' to kick off

Don d’archives inestimable pour la Société d’histoire et de généalogie Maria-Chapdelaine (Lac St-Jean)

Afrique / Africa
Freedom of Information, poverty and promotion of Freedoms in Zambia

Côte d'Ivoire - Protection des documents : Les archivistes au secours de l’administration

Amériques / America
Guatemala - Archives on Decades of Police Terror Accessible Online

Library of Congress to receive entire Twitter archive

Diversity of Access to Digital Preservation Collections; first results from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Storage Survey

Smithsonian Institution Archives - Digital Dilemma: Preserving Computer Aided Design (CAD) Files
Smithsonian museum collects Occupy Wall Street memorabilia: Cultural timepieces or archival ephemera?

Documenting the Occupy protests: Data mining for instant history

New Digital Collection From Pepperdine University Libraries: Anti-Communism Films of the Early 1960s

An Interactive Digital Archive of the Japan Earthquake

Japan to send 1,200 Korean royal archives to S. Korea on Tuesday

China - Hangzhou Municipal Archives

Vietnam - Communiqué sur les lois sur les archives, mesures, réclamations et dénonciations

New Zealand social media policy world's best: Gartner

Victoria (Australia) - New watchdog to guard public right to information

Europe / Europa
Poles shot in Katyn have not been legally rehabilitated due to lack of documents

Vatican's Secret Archives to show documents of the Immaculate Conception and of St. Bernadette

Summary of the inaugural event of the Swiss Chapter of ARMA 

UK - Foreign and Commonwealth Office to release colonial administration records

UK National Archives -  Cataloguing grants awarded to open up valuable archive collections

British Library plans website overhaul

UK Web Archive - Twittervane: Crowdsourcing selection of websites

Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister

Dickens manuscript illuminates author's workings

York to create online database of city archives

Christmas card history on display at Shropshire museum

France Numérique 2012 : objectif zéro papier pour 2020

France - Les Archives nationales s’apprêtent à quitter Paris pour Pierrefitte

France - La Toile retrouve la mémoire (sur l'archivage du web)

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Preserve the state security records, Arab Spring countries urged

Israel's National Library puts collection online

Oman - Education minister approves archives system

Maroc - Valorisation et promotion des archives nationales : des experts appellent à Rabat à une action intense et soutenue

Library and Archive Groups Delighted by Conclusions on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions at WIPO

International Council on Archives - Archives and Human rights in Malaga: a fruitful seminar

OCLC introduces OCLC WorldShare

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