Thursday 26 January 2012

Vol. 5, no. 21

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada - Letter on open government for the President of the Treasury Board 

European Commission - Comprehensive reform of the data protection rules

NARA - Bi-annual Report on Operations of the National Declassification Center

De la communauté / From the community
Doctoral Thesis - The Long Reach of War: Canadian Records Management and the Public Archives

Business Archives Council - Managing Business Archives leaflet

Archival science, vol. 12, no. 1 (March 2012)

American Archivist Online Supplement to Volume 74

National Archives of Australia - Your Memento, no. 5 (January 2012)

Library Management, vol. 33, no. 1/2 (2012)

Book - The Library Catalogue as Social Space: Promoting Patron Driven Collections, Online Communities, and Enhanced Reference and Readers' Services

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Webinar - Steps in a Digital Preservation Workflow
March 7, 2012

Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Annual Conference
12-15 June 2012, Toronto

Digital Preservation - A Wicked Problem
February 15, 2012, Ottawa

Sur le web / On the web
Titanic in Nova Scotia

Paper through time: nondestructive analysis of 14th through 19th-century papers

App reveals never-before-seen media from Jacques Cousteau archive

US National Archives Transcription Pilot Project

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world


From iconic to obscure: the push to save Canadian commercials

Ottawa - City archives busting but not with treasures

Brock University - Staff member uses Special Collections and Archives to find War of 1812 link

Peterborough Museum and Archives seeking an extra $500,000 for more storage, archive space

Case closed: Library and Archives Canada Archivists solve mystery of Wolfe statuette

Afrique / Africa
Malawi - Moving National Archives to Lilongwe irrational: Friends of Zomba

Amériques / America
Cayman Island - Nostalgic moments from national archive

U.S. Naval Observatory Donates Rare Book to Library of Congress

Final JFK White House recordings released

National Geographic to Launch Content Archive for Library Use

Living the history: Archivist makes NAACP papers accessible

New Perspectives on Old Perspectives: How an Art Project Helped the New York Public Library Put Its 3D Stereograph Collection in Your Hands

Mongolia - An archival document exhibition to be held soon

Europe / Europa
Les archives diplomatiques suisses de la période 1933-1945 sont désormais disponibles sur Internet

France - Au secours de la mémoire du cinéma

Ireland National library gets digital

Ireland - Gerry Adams has 'nothing to fear' in Boston archives wins Public Sector Digital Award

Voltaire's English alter ego unmasked in letters discovered by Oxford University Professor

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Finding Kuwait's Missing National Archives

National Library and Archives of Iran concerned with Persian docs, manuscripts in Tanzania


Thursday 19 January 2012

Vol. 5, no. 20

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
New South Wales Government - System migrations to archives (a research paper from the digital archives team)

U.S. National Information Standards Organization (NISO) - Recommended Practice on Physical Delivery of Library Resources

De la communauté / From the community
Motion Picture Academy - The Digital Dilemma 2: Perspectives from Independent Filmmakers, Documentarians and Nonprofit Audiovisual Archives

Creative Commons Releases New Data FAQs

D-Lib Magazine, vol. 18, no. 1/2 (January/February 2012)

Government Information Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 1 (January 2012)

KEEP (Keeping emulation environments portable) Newsletter No.4 

Book - Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive

Book - Managing Research Data 

Book - The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z guide to 101 free Web 2.0 tools and other resources 

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Free webinar - Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs
April 26, 2012

Information Management Battledecks: “Imagining the Future: IM in Turbulent Times”
January 31, 2012, Ottawa

1st International Workshop on Open Data
May 25, 2012, Nantes (France)

Sur le web / On the web
McCarthy Tétrault Launches Understanding Canadian eDiscovery Video

Video - Digital Visitors and Residents: What Motivates Engagement with the Digital Information Environment? An Update on Current Findings

Outils / Tools
ICA-AtoM version 1.2 now available

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Canadians' access to information 'a very important right': legal counsel

Government library closing looming: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada materials to be dispersed

Open Data in BC – Good & Bad Examples from Bikes to Libraries

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Warner Bros. Games Montreal launch partnership

Cranbrook (BC) - Railway museum delves into archives in new interpretive project

University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University welcome $1.7M Videomatica film collection

Libraries, archives take centrestage in copyright debate

Part art, part archive: Voices at Hand performance piece at Trent University next month

Afrique / Africa
South Sudan: Ministry of Culture, Heritage Should Retrieve Nation's Archives

Algérie - 17 octobre 1961 : nouvelle demande d’accès aux archives prochainement formulée 

Amériques / America
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Law That Pulled Foreign Works Back Under Copyright

As technology evolves, military wrestles with preserving vital engineering data

George Clooney and the National Archives: One degree of separation

Partly Cloudy: Trends in Distributed and Remote Preservation Storage–More Results from the NDSA Storage Survey

Preservationists and archivists extend the lives of film for thousands of years

Group announces plans to create Winston Churchill library in DC

Huntington Bank discovers original checks signed by Lincoln, Washington, Edison, Twain and others 

Temple's new online database archives civil rights movement in Philadelphia

Creating the digital humanities

Europe / Europa
Ireland deputy first minister 'disturbed' by Boston College project

UK - House of Lords debates research data curation and disclosure

Behind the scenes of the British Library digital newspaper project

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
New IFLA Committee on Standards

Archivage électronique : la norme ISO/FDIS 14641-1 validée

How Safe Are Your Shredded Documents?

Thursday 12 January 2012

Vol. 5, no. 19

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
U.S. National Information Standards Organization - SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (Draft for public comment)

Archaeological archives in Northern Ireland: legislation, guidance and comparison with other jurisdictions

California Office of Legislative Counsel - Authentication of Primary Legal: Materials and Pricing Options

Bibliothèque nationale de France - Pour un humanisme numérique : culture et démocratie à l'heure du numérique (Bibliographie)

De la communauté / From the community
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - Microdata to RDF Guide and HTML Data Guide
Microdata to RDF Guide:
HTML Data Guide:

Association for Manitoba Archives Newsletter (Fall 2011/Winter 2012)

Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (January 2012)

Book - The Lone Arranger: Succeeding in a Small Repository (Society of American Archivists)

Book - Engaging Colonial Knowledge: Reading European Archives in World History

Book - Transforming Information Literacy Instruction Using Learner-Centered Teaching 

Livre - Comment le numérique transforme les lieux de savoirs: le numérique au service du bien commun et de l’accès au savoir pour tous

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Information Without Borders Conference
February 9, 2012, Halifax

Nitrate Treasures: A Special Screening of Archival HBC Films
January 21, 2012, Edmonton

Personal Digital Archiving 2012
February 24-25, 2012, San Francisco

Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives
September 29, 2011, Berlin

Sur le web / On the web

Slidecast - Linked data for Libraries, Archives, Museums

Slidecast - Designing functions for mass transfer and preservation of records in ERM systems: case of the National Archives of Korea

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Government's online information access plan falls short

Library and Archives Canada - Sir John A. Macdonald Flickr Image Set is Now Available

Yellowknife - Water, smoke damage keep museum closed; archives re-opened

Le personnel de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec vote pour la grève

Afrique / Africa
Amériques / America
American Historical Associations Annual Meeting: Government Secrecy May Be a Relic From the Cold War and a Wave of the Future

NARA - Freedom of Information Act Portal Moving from Idea to Reality

Alaska State Hires Archivist to Sort Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Lawsuit Files

New York - Unbinding the Atlas: Working with Digital Maps

The King Center Imaging Project Goes Live on Monday, Thousands of Never-Before-Seen Images Will Be Available Online

The Guggenheim Museum has digitized a ton of its out-of-print publications and is offering them free

'Speed archivists' make quick work of organizing Philly area collections

Europe / Europa
Czech Republic - National Digital Library project under heavy fire

Letter penned by Beethoven uncovered in Germany

Hungary Makes Open Standards Default

Funding Dispute Threatens Bosnia's National Library

L'histoire du climat revisitée par les archives de Météo France

Scotland’s Freedom of Information powers ‘falling behind in UK’

Thatcher's Britain revealed in Mass Observation Archive

UK’s National Archive is to Digitise 165 Years Worth of British Telecom’s and its Predecessors’ Historical Documents

UK National Archives - Closure of Your Archives

'Jack the Ripper' manuscript to be published worldwide

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Egypt - Library chief requests investigation into smuggling of Mahfouz archives 

Emirates eGovernment urges government entities to enhance open data on their websites


Thursday 5 January 2012

Vol. 5, no. 18

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
U.S. Copyright Office - Federal Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

De la communauté / From the community
President of the American Historical Association: The Public Practice of History in and for a Digital Age

Centre d'animation et de recherche en écologie politique (Belgique) - Les archives, un médicament générique pour la démocratie

International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications, vol. 1, no. 2 (February 2012)

Book - Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials

Book - Digital Libraries and Archives: 7th Italian Research Conference, IRCDL 2011

Book - Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Free Webinar - 10 Ways To Jump Start Your Genealogy In 2012
January 10, 2012

Sur le web / On the web
Start the New Year Right with Tips from the Smithsonian Institution Archives

NARA - Genealogy "how to" workshops now available as online videos

Library of Congress Podcast - Conversations about Digital Preservation

New Digital Preservation Videos From Archipel Steal the Show

Outils / Tools
8 Simple Digital Tools for Scanning Documents

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world


Bureau of Canadian Archivists - New gun bill erases archival record

International Council on Archives Section for Local, Municipal and Territorial Archives - The Archives of Ontario Remembers an Eaton's Christmas

Multiculturalism Trudeau's gift to Canada (on the Multicultural History Society of Ontario)

Ontario - Freedom of information to apply to hospitals

QuébecLeaks se dégonfle, faute de fuites

University of Waterloo - New archives open for research

Afrique / Africa
Amériques / America
How Brazil is opening up access to official information

Internet Archives - Government archives: Scan and deliver

Boston D.A. Subpoenas Twitter Over Occupy Boston, Anonymous

Lazarus archive: St. Louis facility restores burned or otherwise damaged records 

Scientists scan damaged audio discs, resurrect fresh beats

Kansas - After years of uncertainty, Black Archives has found its way

Archives of American Art announces the opening of Carnegie Institute exhibition records for research

Scorsese talks preservation: director still passionate about protecting film history


National Diet Library - Building the Digital Archive of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Launching New Services

German mould-warriors help to save Thailand's wet books 

Europe / Europa
Dutch National Archives repositioning in the digital world

Estonia - National Archive Comes Under Education Ministry Jurisidiction

Germans remember 20 years' access to Stasi archives

Sweden recognises new file-sharing religion Kopimism

Papers of Europe's first female professor to become available online, with help from Stanford's libraries

Ireland's Military Archives go online

UK - Gems from National Archives unearthed after the 30-year rule

The Blue Cross opens archives to remember real war horses

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Tunisie: Le rôle des archives dans la lutte contre la corruption

Iran, Afghanistan seal library MOU

Does The Discovery of ‘Lost’ Materials Help Or Harm The Archival Field?

Archives New Zealand and the University of Freiburg (Germany) - Digital Archaeology and Forensics