Thursday 27 December 2018

Vol. 12, no. 17

Ressources / Resources

De l'État / From the State
House of Commons - Democracy under Threat: Risks and Solutions in the Era of Disinformation and Data Monopoly: Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

De la communauté / From the community
Paper - Digital Preservation is People: Thinking about Digital Skills for Archivists

Paper - To See Ourselves as Others See us: on Archives, Visibility, and Value

Paper - Wikipedia Text Reuse: Within and Without

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Journal, no. 49 (2018)

Journal of Documentation, vol. 75, no. 1 (2019)

Library Management, vol. 40, no. 1-2 (2019)

Mémoire d'avenir : le journal des Archives nationales de France, no 33 (2019)

Archives & Public Culture Research Initiative - December 2018 Gazette

Mennonite Historian: a Publication of the Mennonite Heritage Archives (Manitoba), vol. 44, no. 4 (2018)

The Burlington Historical Society (Ontario) Gazette, vol. 15, no. 1 (2019)

Mémoire de fin d'études (Institut national du patrimoine) - Étude et conservation-restauration des 207 pièces d'archives rassemblées dans le registre BnF, MSS, Pièces Originales

Book - Afterlives of Abandoned Work: Creative Debris in the Archive

Book - Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive

Book - Polish War Veterans in Alberta: the Last Four Stories

Book - Collecting in the South Sea: the Voyage of Bruni d'Entrecasteaux 1791-1794

Book - Portraying the Aztec Past: the Codices Boturini, Azcatitlan, and Aubin

Book - New Media, Communication, and Society: a Fast, Straightforward Examination of Key Topics

Book - The Lost Library: the Legacy of Vilna's Strashun Library in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Book - The State of Museums: Voices from the Field

Book - An Introduction to Neural Information Retrieval

Livre - Personnaliser la bibliothèque : construire une stratégie de marque et augmenter sa réputation

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events
Association of Canadian Archivists @ University of British Columbia 11th Annual International Symposium
February 14-15, 2019, Vancouver

Webinar - Persistent Identifiers
January 10, 2019

Indigenous Language Preservation Seminar
January 19, 2019, Hingyon (Philippines) 

Decolonising African Studies: Questions and Dilemmas for Libraries, Archives and Collections
June 10, 2019, Edinburgh

Sur le web / On the web
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Video - Thank you for Supporting in 2018

Archives et Musée de la littérature (Belgique) - Nouveau site: Museum 

Archives de France - Mise en ligne des films pédagogiques sur la conservation préventive

Video - Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries - 2018 Year in Review Video

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world


Bryan Adams Warns Canadian Heritage Committee on Copyright Term Extension: Enriches Large Intermediaries, Not Creators

Federal departments and agencies reported 200 serious privacy breaches in 2017

Library and Archives Canada to preserve the Naughty & Nice Lists

Canadian Forces to investigate scheme designed to hide documents from admiral's lawyers

Alberta information commissioner says her office at breaking point

Donder and Blixem?: Mystery New Brunswick manuscript of the Night Before Christmas

A Christmas Past looks at unique Newfoundland holiday stories from the archives

Archives of Manitoba - Canadian Light Horse Christmas dinner

Announcing DuraCloud Canada: Linking Data Repositories to Preservation Storage

McGill University Library - It's a Slam Dunk: Inspiring a Nation of Youth

Des serveurs informatiques pour chauffer l'Université Laval

Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto - Celebrating Christmas Mass

Ottawa - Super library architects trying to balance civic focus with national prominence

Winnipeg - Art City pleads for return of digital archive stolen in Boxing Day break-in

As Quebec City reveals archaeological secrets, quest for founder's tomb remains

The abandoned cemetery that came back to life in Gatineau

Kitchener - Local libraries see surge in Indigenous materials being checked out

Centre d'archives régional des Îles-de-la-Madeleine - Nos meilleurs voeux des Fêtes 2019

Plonger dans le passé avec les archives audiovisuelles du Centre d'archives régional des Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Museum of Dufferin (Ontario) wraps up Archivist on the Road for 2018

German photographer Martin Weinhold shines a light on working Canadians

Fredericton photographer learns tough lesson after submitting pic to stock photography site

Le mystère du portrait de Jeanne Mance

Afrique / Africa
Ethiopia gets National Reconciliation Commission legislation

Why we're Building the Biggest African Food Recipe Database Online: Kevin Eze

Assassination of Thomas Sankara: the First French Archives Sent to the Justice of Burkina Faso

Affaire Sankara : satisfaction et prudence après la fourniture d'archives françaises déclassifiées à la justice burkinabè

Archives du Maroc : des centres régionaux pour bientôt

Amériques / Americas
U.S. Congress votes to make open government data the default in the United States

NARA - Christmas in Vienna, 1920: Part 1: a visit from Santa

NARA - Christmas in Vienna, 1920: Part 2: the Dorotheum

NARA - Christmas in Vienna, 1920: Part 3: Caring for the children

NARA - The Oval Office Roasting on a 1929 Christmas Fire

NARA - Early Civil Rights Protest and the Steamer Sue Case

Library of Congress - Page from the Past: Over the Rainbow, Into the Library

Utah Supreme Court rules on public records and what you have to pay to see them

Massachusetts - Her job: protect, share state's historical treasures

Ohio History Connection project captures untold WWI stories

Why the Eastern Orthodox Church is suing Princeton University

Google to open artificial intelligence lab in Princeton and collaborate with University researchers

University of Arkansas - Libraries Launch Digital Collection on American Old West

More than 75% of artists in US museums are white men, data mining reveals

New York Academy of Medicine - Digitizing the William S. Ladd Collection of Prints

When rebuilding San Francisco's 100-year-old cable cars, carpenters turn to new digital photo archive to nail the details

Cleveland Orchestra expands access to archives with two new digital tools

Vintage Los Angeles Forever: this Archivist Is Preserving Los Angeles Pop History in a Massive Digital Archive

Top 10 of 2018 – #5 – Archiving While Black

Miu Miu's Entire Image Archive Is Now Available Online

They're Digging in the Wrong Place: the Influence of Indiana Jones on the Archives

Asie-Pacifique / Asia-Pacific
State Library of Western Australia's photographic archives capture incredible growth of Perth

A verdict on Christmas Eve for little Ethel, my grandmother

A hairy book, a handprint and other strange finds in Darwin's archives

Japan - The National Diet Library releases a one-click search tool: the Best of National Diet Library's Digital Library Collections

Vietnam - Deputy PM describes Nguyen Dynasty archives as priceless

How digital age has forced Hong Kong's libraries and librarians to change ways they get us to read

Patrimoine : la Polynésie veut protéger ses trésors

Island Culture Archival Support - The Lobster and the Flounder

The Indian Approach to Audiovisual Digitisation and Digital Preservation

India - Kashmir: Hakeem Yaseen demands Truth and Reconciliation Commission

India - Jammu and Kashmir government constitutes heritage conservation, preservation authority

India - Archives on the anvil to preserve historical records at Maharaja's

Europe / Europa
Copyright reform still stalled, but there is some good news for the Public Domain

New Latvian Archives Show Ex-PM, Top Judge Had Ties to KGB

The National Archives of Finland wishes Merry Christmas

Flemish Institute for Archiving - A black-and-white Christmas

Suisse - Deux siècles d'archives de la presse vaudoise sont disponibles en ligne

Françoise Banat-Berger (Archives Nationales de France) : la généralisation des téléservices rend impératif de passer à l'échelle pour l'archivage numérique 

Manuscrits de l'extrême : prison, passion et péril à la Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bibliothèque nationale de France - Shoah et esclavage africain, dans les archives d'André et Simone Schwartz-Bart

Attentat de Strasbourg : des documents d'hommage conservés aux archives

Researcher uncovers first Scottish ship to sail to North America

UK National Archives - Releasing government records from 1994

UK National Archives - Dear diary, with Christmas wishes in wartime

UK National Archives - Plucky Pioneers: the 1918 General Election

UK National Archives - Festive foods from times gone by

National Archives keeper on how artificial intelligence and digital is changing the organisation's work

British Library - Discovered in a stable: the Anderson Pontifical

British Library Sound Archive: at the Water's Edge

British nuclear archive files withdrawn without explanation

Nuclear X-files? Academics baffled as UK government pulls docs from national archives

Architect's archives stored in Britain's largest salt mine in Winsford

Bodleian Libraries (Oxford University) - Introducing the new UK Web Archive website

Lost television: Meet the raiders of the lost broadcasting archives

War detectives get new lead on British dead from Korean war, thanks to Trump

Medieval carol to be performed for first time in 550 years

British Christmas spirit! Unearthed images show the wartime effort during the festive season as nurses sing carols, hang out stockings and deliver babies

North East Film Archive smashes one million views target

Moyen-Orient / Middle East
Iraq - Pope Francis appoints archivist archbishop of Mosul

Iran - Book of Hours of Louis XII to Be Unveiled in Tehran on Christmas

National Library of Israel - The Bullet Retrieved from a Famous Jewish Playwright in the Krakow Ghetto

National Library of Israel - How Eli Cohen, Israel's Man in Damascus, Was Captured

Israeli Military Censor to Post Officer in State Archive Office, Worrying Historians

Unpublished Elie Wiesel Manuscript Has Been Found After a Four-year Search

Egypt - Opera singer Hassan Kami's treasure trove of books to be saved by Bibliotheca Alexandrina


The Histories of Today's Wars Are Being Written on Facebook and YouTube. But what Happens when they Get Taken Down?

How we Saved Flash's Gaming Legacy and Started a Web Game Preservation Revolution

Library Neutrality: Keep it, Question it, or Forget it?

Archive or backup? Answer these four questions

A Colorful Interactive Version of Euclid's Elements Online for Free