Thursday 28 August 2014

Vol. 7, no. 52

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
NARA - Determining the Appropriate Age for Scheduling Permanent Records Transfers (Draft for Comments)

New Zealand -  Giving better effect to the Privacy Act: New Privacy Commissioner Naming Policy (Draft)

Texas State Library & Archives Commission - Change to Stage Agency Retention Schedule Recertification Rules

De la communauté / From the community
From Theory to Action: Good Enough Digital Preservation for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions

Religious Archives Group - Mapping Religion Related Audio-Visual Collections in the UK

The Smithsonian Interview Project: Questions on Technical Standards in the Care of Time-Based and Digital Art: Ten Insights from Artists and Experts in the Field
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - Linked Data Platform Best Practices and Guidelines

Article - Improved Typesetting Models for Historical OCR

Article - Comment faire admettre un document ou une information issus des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication à titre de preuve judiciaire ? (France)

Literary and Linguistic Computing, vol. 29, no. 3, September 2014 (Special Issue on Digital Humanities 2013: Freedom to Explore)

Library Hi Tech, vol. 32, no 3 (2014)

Broadsheet: Newsletter of the Scottish Council on Archives, no. 30 (2014)
Journal of the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates, vol. 6, no. 11 (2014)

Everything Old is New Again: News From the York University Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections (Fall 2014)

South Peace (Alberta) Regional Archives Society newsletter, vol. 5, no. 4 (September 2014)

Preserve: Quarterly Hallmark Heritage Society (B.C.) Newsletter, vol. 42, no. 2 (Autumn 2014)

Book - Heritage Crime: Progress, Prospects and Prevention

Book - The Philosophy of Information Quality

Book - Semantic Knowledge Representation for Information Retrieval

Book - Photography in Japan 1853-1912

Audio - First World War: 1914: Voices from the BBC Archive

Book - Classification in Theory and Practice (2nd Edition)

Brochure - Copyright and Unpublished Material 

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Portraits of the Great War: Archives Vignette Exhibition
August 20 - November 3, 2014, Medicine Hat (Alberta)

Reconciliation: in our City, in our Archives
September 15, 2014, Ottawa

Genealogy Courses in Toronto
September 20 - November 26, 2014, Toronto

Government Information Day (Registrations now Open)
October 16 2014, Ottawa
Outils stratégiques d’évaluation des archives
18 novembre 2014, Montréal

Feminist Libraries and Archives Gathering
September 13-14, 2014, Nottingham (UK)

Webinar - Encoded Archival Description 3 (EAD3): What's New?
October 23, 2014

2nd Workshop on Big Humanities Data
October 27 2014, Washington D.C.

Webinar - Open Data for the Social Sector (Recordings Available)

8th US Government Geospatial PDF Working Group (Presentations Available)
July 24, 2014, Washington D.C.

Webinar - Islandora: Archives & Special Collections (Recordings Available)
August 28, 2014

Sur le web / On the web
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Released as Linked Open Data

Archive of Digital Art is now Online

Vidéo - En quoi consistent les droits d'auteur associés à une oeuvre?
Video - Summer Camp for Book Nerds (at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School)

Slidecast - Audiovisual Alacrity: Managing Timely Access to Audiovisual Collections

Slidecast - Memento "Time Travel for the Web" 101

WebCultures Mailing List (a Focused List on Web History and "Allied Fields")

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world

To delete or not to delete e-mail? That is the federal question 
Directive to delete emails raises red flag for some

WWI: How Canada remembers its fallen

Canada struggled to produce official historical record of First World War

Victims of Communism memorial (to be built between LAC and the Supreme Court of Canada) cost jumps to $4M
Library and Archives Canada - Capital City Portraits: Faces from the Topley Collection

Pierre Trudeau's Arctic policy sparked friction with U.S.: Parts of 1980s CIA handbook on the Canadian Arctic released under Freedom of Information laws

3D printers widely accessible at libraries, makerspaces

The First Newfoundland Film

Toronto mayoral candidates debate heritage preservation

What bars used to look like in Toronto

University of Toronto - The Teresa and José Gavinha Júnior Collection of Portuguese Postcards

Archives de l’Archidiocèse de Montréal - Info-archives: la grande guerre

B.C. - Our history: recapturing the glory of a people

Chilliwack Museum and Archives (B.C.) - Almost a century of The Chilliwack Progress now online

City of Vaughan Archives (Ont.) - Engaging the Community

Corner Brook Museum & Archives (Newfoundland) - Walbourne-Gough talks importance of museum and archives in the arts

Crowds come out to celebrate Oshawa (Ont.) library’s 150th

Afrique / Africa
Congo - Musique : les archives de l’association Bisso na Bisso prennent feu

Archives nationales de Madagascar - Formation archivistique juillet 2014

Botswana - The hidden treasures in Philately Museum

South Africa - Cape Town initiative to restore old films

Amériques / Americas
Lifting the Sentence of Secrecy in Chile
Paraguay awaiting presidential sign off on what will be the world's 100th access to information law

Puerto Rico’s General Archives has been renamed in honor of the late historian Ricardo Alegría

New Snowden leak: how National Security Agency shared 850-billion-plus metadata records

Why PACER removed access to case archives of five courts

FBI Digitizes Millions of Files in Modernization Push

Declassification of the Manhattan District History at the Department of Energy
Library of Congress racing to preserve vast CD collection

US National Archives achieves conservation efforts with LED luminaires from Lumenpulse

National Library of Medicine Launches Pictures of Nursing: the Zwerdling Postcard Collection

Feds Creating Database to Track Hate Speech on Twitter

As Kodak Negotiates Film's Future With Studios, Archivists Seek Digital Options

Asserting Rights We Don’t Have: Libraries and Archives and Permission to Publish

The secret language of food: we analysed thousands of US menus and found we could predict prices just from the words

Archive of Pre-holocaust Jewish Images Digitized

State Archives of North Carolina - Approving Local Government Records Retention and Disposition Schedules

Utah - State records office denies Cedar Hills group's records request
Kentucky - More than 190,000 boxes with state history moved to new Frankfort building

Seeing the Great Depression: a new project from Yale University invites viewers to explore some 175,000 images of America in the 1930s and '40s
Cornell University archive seeks material about microbreweries

Kansas State University creating digital archive of agriculture writing

Natasha Tretheway Former Poet Laureate adds archives to Emory University library

Photos from the Los Angeles city archives now online

The Movie Crypt at the Top of the Stairs: at DuArt, Thousands of Unclaimed Films

First Superman issue sold for $3.5 million on eBay

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Archivist Diana Bertolini Uncovers Mrs. Lovett's Pie Shop

Interview with Roundabout Theatre Company Archivist, Tiffany Nixon

Startup Company Devises New Audio File Format

Asie-Pacifique / Asia-Pacific
National Library of Australia - Lassoing a hurricane: Rewriting Social Media Policy

National Archives of Australia - Boost for Australian archival research

Australia - National Film and Sound Archives preserves Gaywaves
Australia - Fears in the field as Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation shuts library doors
Australia - Federal police mistakenly publish metadata from criminal investigations

Australia - Mystery surrounds the discovery of a 19th century tintype portrait of a young Aboriginal woman

New Zealand - New Taranaki Maori archive and training centre

Hong Kong Martial Arts Living Archive - Campaign turns to the crowd to preserve Kung fu’s ancient heritage

Let the Khmer Rouge Record Show: Cambodia Shouldn’t Censor the Khmer Rouge Court's files

Borneo - The importance of proper record keeping

Philippine - University of Santo Tomas documents in ancient baybayin script declared a National Cultural Treasure

Chinese group appeals to Japan's emperor over artefact taken from China over a century ago

India - Oil Ministry to digitise files and important data 

India - Commerce Ministry weeds out 24,338 files during June-July

Europe / Europa
Europeana - Introducing the EUHeritageTOUR project

Eastern Ukraine’s museums told to hide their collections

Czech Republic - The Company that (Still) Feeds your Vinyl Record Obsession

President Andrej Kiska wants letter allowing 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion in Slovak archives

Les fonds des bibliothèques russes seront disponibles sur les smartphones en 2015 

Malta - Every day is Christmas at the Notarial Archives

Portugal government approves new copyright tax on digital devices

Researcher's mission to show Nazis' silencing of music during Holocaust

Linked Open Data at the National library of the Netherlands

Norwegian Mapping Authority releases 8000 historic maps under open creative commons license

La Bibliothèque nationale de France lance un appel aux dons pour acquérir un Trésor national

Interpol à la poursuite d'une lettre manuscrite de Napoléon

France - The Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine

France - Villeneuve-d’Ascq, une démarche volontaire et artisanale d’archivage électronique

France - Grande vente de documents d'écrivains du XXe siècle chez Sotheby's

Un maire noir de Paris en 1879, effacé des archives et de l’Histoire

National Archives of Ireland - 1923-1951 testamentary records searchable online

UK National Archives - The day the White House burned

UK National Archives - From airhead to Top Gun: researching Second World War RAF pilots

British Library - User driven digital preservation with Interject

Rare recording of Windsor soldier who fought during WW1

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Egypt - Culture, planning ministers urge opening national library and archives, Abdul Nasser museum soon

United Arab Emirates - Ministry of Labour adopts new techniques to archive data

Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage face new threat from fanatics: fears grow that social media savvy Islamic State is exploiting monitors’ lists

Open Government countries ranking 2013 (based on Open Government Partnership data)

Sharing the knowledge: taking notes on open data from records managers and archivists

The International Committee of the Red Crosse Archive is Opening its Records from 1966-1975
Untangling the Knot of CAD Preservation

Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank
Can computers replace historians?

The mistery of images: rare photographs often present an archival conundrum

Tumblr and why Archives Should Try it

The Invention of the “Snapshot” Changed the Way we Viewed the World

How to Track Climate Change? Digitize a Century's Worth of Moldy Old Records

When (not) to migrate a PDF to PDF/A

Will digitisation destroy libraries or make us stronger?