Thursday 30 January 2014

Vol. 7, no. 22

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
Library and Archives Canada - Fact Sheet: Digitization of Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files
Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Checks and Controls: Reinforcing Privacy Protection and Oversight for the Canadian Intelligence Community in an Era of Cyber-Surveillance

De la communauté / From the community
Canadian Library Association -  Response to the Consultation of the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel on the Future of Canada’s Libraries and Archives 

Association of Chief Police Officers (UK) - Heritage and Cultural Property Crime: National Policing Strategic Assessment
Article - The Safeguard of Audio Collections: a Computer Science Based Approach to Quality Control

Information & Culture: a Journal of History, vol. 49, no. 1 (2014)

The Electronic Library, vol. 32, no. 1 (2014)

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal, no. 42 (2014)

New York Archives, vol. 13, no. 3 (Winter 2014)

Trent University Archives Newsletter, no. 48 (January 2014)

International Preservation News, no. 61 (December 2013)

TIMBUS Newsletter, vol. 3, no. 1 (2014)

Book - Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: the Power of Information

Book - From Knowledge Abstraction to Management: Using Ranganathan’s Faceted Schema to Develop Conceptual Frameworks for Digital Libraries

Book - Research Data Management: Practical Strategies for Information Professionals 

Book - The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy: Trace Your Roots, Share Your History, and Create Your Family Tree (Third Edition)

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Exhibition - We Will do our Share: the University of Toronto and the Great War
January 29 - May 2, 2014, Toronto

Vancouver Chapter of ARMA International - Painting the Information Landscape
April 4, 2014, Vancouver

1563 Basque Will Unveiling (the Oldest Original Civil Document Written in Canada)
May 15, 2014, Placentia (Newfoundland)

Massive Open Online Course - Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit
Starting February 19, 2014

Unofficial Histories 2014
June 2014, 7-8, 2014, Huddersfield (UK)

Webinar - Beyond EAD: Tools for Creating and Editing EAC-CPF Records and 'Remixing' Archival Metadata (Recording Available)
January 9, 2014

Sur le web / On the web
Video - Death of Evidence: a Funeral for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Canada

Video - A Conversation with David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

Video - Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age

Podcast - Data Protection and Information Governance

New Website - Europeana 1914-1918: Untold Stories & Official Histories of WW1

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Privy council withholds Senate records under access law

Ottawa firm wins federal email classification software contract

Librarians Protest Canada Cutbacks

Writers’ Union of Canada - Are Library Closings Damaging Canada’s Collective Memory?

Fisheries science books disposal costs Ottawa thousands

Fruits of the Library and Archives Canada and partnership starting to appear online

Canadian Heritage Information Network - Establishment of a Digital Preservation Discussion Group

Why Canada’s Open Data Initiative Matters to Historians

Un archiviste à Radio-Canada, ça fait quoi?

Alberta - Flood Relief Announcement (with Funding for the Archives Society of Alberta)

B.C.’s museum at the crossroads: Jack Lohman has dramatic new vision for the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Alberta - Galt Museum and Archives Artifacts Collection Now Searchable Online
Wellington County Museum and Archives (Ont.) searching for interesting tattoos and the stories behind them

Peace River (Alb.) - Record-Gazette archivist a pillar of volunteering

Association des archivistes du Québec: 4 pistes pour mieux vendre la gestion de l’information

Afrique / Africa
Tunisia on the path to safeguarding intangible heritage 

Amériques / Americas
Head of Lincoln Presidential Library announces preservation of documents, maps

Revelatory Archive of a Giant of Jazz: Library of Congress Acquires Max Roach’s Papers

The FBI is holding onto encrypted email archives after Freedom Hosting seizure

Thousands of Iowa newspapers pile up at archives after 2009 budget cuts halt microfilming

Colorado’s analog records laws lag behind digital practice

Stanford University - French Revolution Digital Archive

Secrets from Belfast: how Boston College’s oral history of the Troubles fell victim to an international murder investigation

Chabad Moves for $14.75 Million Judgment Against Russia over Jewish Archives

Maryland Institute if Technologies in the Humanities - The Shelley-Godwin Archive: From a Textual to a Digital Condition
Ohio University - New Ohio photo archive launched

Washington University Library Unveils 100+ Hours of Digitized Conversation About the Great Depression

Digital Archive to House 100 Years of Historical Documents from World’s First Black Mental Institution

Military expert uncovers Nazi criminal's passport

Poetry and art from the archives of Big Brother
Interface, Exhibition & Artwork: Geocities, Deleted City and the Future of Interfaces to Digital Collections

Machine Scale Analysis of Digital Collections: An Interview with Lisa Green of Common Crawl

Signed 1926 Baseball Babe Ruth Sent to Ailing Child with Promise to ‘Knock a Homer’ Heads February 6 Auction of Little Johnny Sylvester Family Archive 

Asie-Pacifique / Asia-Pacific
South China Sea archives open in Hainan

Vatican Library, Japan institutes catalogue, digitize lost archive of persecuted Christians

Cambodia - Ancient culture goes online as National Museum digitises

Historical  Archives of Goa

India - 1947 Partition Archive Starts Online Crowd-Funding
1947 Partition Archive: how to Save Memories of the Traumatic Birth of India and Pakistan Before Time Runs Out

India - Rare artefacts, manuscripts rotting in archives department

Reserve Bank of India to digitise its old records

Europe / Europa
Slovenia - Parliament Tweaks Rules on Access to Archives

The National Archives of Estonia joins the Open Planets Foundation

Greek Public TV Archives Go Online

15th-Century Italian Manuscript Returned to Italy

Espagne - Le manuscrit retrouvé de Lope de Vega

Belgique - Bruxelles se met à l'heure de la Grande Guerre

France - Lettres chiffrées d'Henri IV à Jacques Bongars

Les Archives de la Révolution française sont en ligne

The Troubles gallery: 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland from the Belfast Telegraph archives

UK - Operation War Diary (Crowdsourcing project): 116,638 names tagged in first week

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Bomb damages Egypt's National Library and Archives

Himmler's personal letters found in Tel Aviv

Les lettres d'Heinrich Himmler à sa femme seront publiées en français

Babylonian tablet shows how Noah's ark could have been constructed

President: Turkey opens all of its archives for historians

Turkey - Ottoman and new republic era reveal with a family archive

Syrian Torture Archive: When Photographs of Atrocities Don’t Shock

How the Art World Caught Archive Fever
Words as a Barrier to Understanding. Is It Time to Evolve Beyond Library and Archives?

Identification of PDF preservation risks: analysis of Govdocs selected corpus

Digital optical technology system: a non-magnetic, 100 year, green solution for data storage

Dealing with the past is vital to peace, justice and reconciliation

Thursday 23 January 2014

Vol. 7, no. 21

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat - Whole of Government Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Solution

Archives de France - Les outils de conversion vers le format PDF : traitement de texte, dessins techniques, édition scientifique 

Public Record Office Victoria - Information Management Maturity Measure Tool

De la communauté / From the community
Archive and Records Association UK and Ireland - Managing Volunteering in Archives: Report
American National Standards Institute - Proposed ISO Standard on Knowledge Management Systems (Draft for Public Review)

Assessment of the Effectiveness of the Human Rights Web Archive at Columbia University

A Workflow Model for Curating Research Data in the University of Minnesota Libraries: Report from the 2013 Data Curation Pilot

Article - “Pretty Rad”: Explorations in User Satisfaction with a Discovery Layer at Ryerson University

Code4Lib Journal, no. 23 (2014)

OCLC Research Quarterly Highlights, no. 11 (October-December 2013)

International Council on Archives Human Rights Working Group Newsletter (December 2013)
Surrey’s (B.C.) Stories Newsletter: Sharing Community Stories of Surrey’s Past, Present and Future (Winter / Spring 2014)

Book - A Prisoner in the Garden: Opening Nelson Mandela's Prison Archive

Book - Handbook of Document Image Processing and Recognition

Book - Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending your Rights, and Protecting your Family

Society of American Archivists Sampler: Archival Advocacy 

Book - Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida: Back to the Future

Book - Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: the View from Inside

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Nova Scotia Archives: Frontier College Exhibit
Until February 3, 2014, Halifax

Exhibition - Canadian Centre for Architecture: Photographing the Arab City in the 19th Century
January 30 - May 25, 2014, Montreal

Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists 2014 Archives Week
February 2-8, 2014, Saskatchewan 

Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair 2014 (with Daniel J. Caron as Closing Keynote Speaker)
February 3, 2014, Ottawa

Association of Canadian Archivists McGill Student Chapter 6th Annual Winter Colloquium
February 21, 2014, Montreal

AV Archives: Why They Matter
May 26-30, 2014, Vientiane (Laos)

Sur le web / On the web
Library and Archives Canada Podcast - Pulp Canada: Between the Covers

Podcast - Jewish Public Library (Montreal): Archives and Rare Books on Display

Metadata Games (Games to Collect Metadata)

Europeana Open Culture App (Updated Version)

Slidecast - Improving Discovery of Digitised Collections: Above Campus and National Solutions

Video - Digitising Historical News Collections from Cuba

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

Ottawa pushes for St. Anne's residential school documents to stay secret

Canadian government accused of destroying environmental archives

Health Canada library changes leave scientists scrambling

Numérisation des archives : un patrimoine public… payant 

Observations from the Archives Summit

Judge upholds researchers’ right to protect research confidentiality

Laptop stolen with health information of 620,000 Albertans

L’interdiction de diffusion de la liste électorale sur le web est une limite raisonnable à la liberté d’expression

Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec: un document électronique non officiel n’est pas nécessairement une ébauche non accessible

University of Toronto - Marshall McLuhan Library Collection now Available 

The University of Toronto is now home to the largest collection of Allen Ginsberg photographs in the world

Dalhousie University - Natural history for the digital age

City of Vancouver in running for worst Freedom of Info response time

Vancouver - West End: Archivist ensures city’s queer history kept for posterity

79-year-old census resister found guilty

Canada Science and Technology Museum’s historic typewriter holds key to family’s long-forgotten past

Cramahe (Ont.) - Archives project shortlisted for provincial prize

Iron Mountain Canada Operations ULC Fined $90,000 After Worker Loses Arm

Afrique / Africa
What a lost prison manuscript reveals about the real Nelson Mandela

Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Committed to Recovering Rest of Archives From France 

Rwanda - Genocide archives being tailor-made to benefit youth, ‘Never Again’ spirit

Amériques / Americas
Des documents historiques de la Grenade sauvés par le Programme Information pour tous

George W. Bush library archives open to public

John F. Kennedy Library showcases gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny letters to JFK

Blacked-out documents: open records advocate receives unusual response from New Jersey board

New York State Library's tough calls on what to save, what to shred

Mormons indexing, digitizing old Ohio court documents

Martin Luther King Jr’s radicalism muted by MLK archives' corporate sponsors

Smithsonian archives preserve lost and dying languages
Unique documents related to US-Dakota War of 1862 located

Poet’s Archive Goes to University of Texas

University of Texas - Online Public Records, With a Hint of More to Come

In an historic move, Paramount becomes the first major studio to stop distributing film prints

Introducing the Boston Maps Project
Majority of comments favor release of Attica riot records

Mystery of iconic 1908 Lincolnton child labor photo is solved

AV Artifact Atlas: By the People, For the People (Interview)
Rare menu and book collection opens at the Culinary Institute of America 

The Decline of the American Book Lover

The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Asie-Pacifique / Asia-Pacific
Singapore - Public can stream National Archives' oral interviews from own computers

Pakistan - Destruction of ministries' record angers Public Accounts Committee

India Develops Standards for Digital Preservation of Records

India - No files were destroyed: Delhi government to Central Information Commission

India - Goa: Review of separation of archives and archaeology department urged

Europe / Europa
Announcing a research opportunity: new EU project Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage

Books go online for free in Norway

Pope may seek to unseal Holocaust-era archives

Polish archives show KGB smear campaign against bishop who was Solidarity chaplain

Archive documents show epic hunt for suit for dead Lenin

Denmark - PM's reprimand casts new light on freedom of information act

Malta - Cabinet minutes’ archives to be accessible to the public

Archives nationales de Luxembourg: des sources historiques uniques sur internet

France - Roubaix : Les Archives nationales du monde du travail fêtent leur vingtième anniversaire
France - Quand la Direction générale de la Sécurité extérieure (DGSE) vante ses capacités documentaires et archivistiques

France - La bibliothèque de Jacques Vergès dispersée lors d'une vente aux enchères

Ireland - In praise of archivists

Ireland - Government urged to release secret adoption files

Scotland has a goldmine of digital information

UK - Slave trade documents among illegal Foreign Office cache

UK - First World War conscription appeals go online

The British Library's ‘Voices of Science’ archive

British Library - Comic exhibition to inspire 'generation of naughtiness'
British Library acquires Hanif Kureishi archive

Nazi Degenerate Art Online: Victoria & Albert Museum to Release Unique Archive List

Institute of Historical Research project wins ‘big data’ funding to help historians access 200 years’ worth of international parliamentary proceedings

World war letters: soldiers' writings to loved ones reveal frustrations

Royal Opera House unveils rare collection of photos featuring Victorian dancers and singing stars of the early 20th century

First English Book on Women's Rights to Sell at Bonhams
Portrait of an archivist: Alison Kenney, Westminster City Archives

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
United Arab Emirates - Records management facility inaugurated at Dubai World Central

Digital Strorage: Losing our Visual Heritage

Enough with the Vinyl Already

Strategies for Better Linear Tape-Open Data Preservation

The Allure of the Map
JPEG Standard Gets a Boost, Supports 12-Bit Color Depth and Lossless Compression
You Won’t Find Emails in a Trunk in the Attic

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata