Thursday 29 July 2021

Vol. 14, no. 43

 Ressources / Resources

De l’État / From the State

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan – Annual Report 2020-2021

Public Records OFffice Victoria (Australia) – Service Victoria Records Disposition Authority

De la communauté / From the community

Fédération des milieux documentaires – Le profil de compétences des professionnels de l’information et portail des institutions

International Council on Archives – Records in Contexts Conceptual Model 0.2 (Public Release)

International Council on Archives – Universal Declaration on Archives: Oral History Toolkit

Digital Preservation Coalition – Preserving 3D, CAD and GIS: New Technology Watch Guidance Notes (Member Release)

Digital Preservation Coalition – EDRMS Preservation Toolkit (Member Release)


Reference Services Review, vol. 49. no. 2 (2021)

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience, vol. 4, no. 1 (2021)

Archives Association of Ontario – Off the Record, vol. 37, no. 3 (2021)

Chapter – On Complexity of GLAMs’ Digital Ecosystem: APIs as Change Makers for Opening up Knowledge

Free eBook – Virtual Heritage: a Guide

Book – Sustainable Enterprise Strategies for Optimizing Digital Stewardship: a Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Book – More Texts from the Archive of Socrates: Papyri from House 17, Level B, in Karanis – P. Cair. Mich. III

Book – Digital Civics and Citizenship: an Applied Approach

Book – The Inclusive Museum Leader

Book – Photography: a Critical Introduction (Sixth Edition)

Book – Knowledge and Information: the Potential and Peril of Human Intelligence

Book – Dead Men Telling Tales: Napoleonic War Veterans and the Military Memoir Industry, 1808-1914

Book – Secure Data Mining

Book – Software as Hermeneutics: a Philosophical and Historical Study

Livre – Y a-t-il un assassin dans votre arbre généalogique ?

Conférences et événements / Conferences and events

BC First Nations Data Governance Strategy Engagement Sessions
August 4 – September 1, 2021

Gustav Fritsch ca. 1900: Three-Color Photography, Nature, & Colonial Science
July 30, 2021

Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders: Leveraging Collaborative Scholarship and Handwritten Text Recognition Technology to Read the Spanish Colonial Archive
July 30, 2021

Intertwined Challenges: Competing Interests in the Archiving and Accessioning of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Records
August 3, 2021

What is Black about Black Bibliography?
August 3, 2021

European Symposium – Digital Transformation in Archival Science
August 10, 2021

Digitization and the Future of Archives: Network meeting III
August 24, 2021

Engaging with Web Archives for Digital Humanities
September 1, 2021

New Digital Exponential Technologies Towards the Generation of Business Models
September 2-3, 2021

What’s Past is Prologue: the NewsEye International Conference 2021 (Video Available)
March 16-17, 2021

Memoriav – Patrimoine audiovisuel et open glam ? (Vidéos disponibles)
24 juin 2021

Sur le web / On the web

From the Vaults: Audio from Edmonton’s Past – An Interview with Joseph Lamoureux

France – Collection de documents des fonds diplomatiques français portant sur le Rwanda (1990-1994)

Emulation for Archivists

Video – The Last Year of Digitization: Catching up with OMB/NARA Memorandum M-19-21 (Transition to Electronic Records) Deadlines after Covid

Video – Paper-Keeping: Women, Family, and Knowledge Work in the Early Modern British World

Video – Lessons from 5 years of Indigenous Language Transcription Projects

Internet Archives – 25th Anniversary

Nouvelles du monde / News from the world


Canada’s intellectual property strategy offers limited protection for cultural expression, traditional knowledge

Default Judgment Dire Doomsday for Downloaders?

Our digital world is a privacy nightmare

Immigration before 1865 at Library and Archives Canada Part 1

Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, and Ithaka S+R Launch Joint Project to Advance the Research and Learning Mission

How Do Alberta’s Archivists Work During a Pandemic?

Critères abaissés avant l’embauche de Marie Grégoire à la tête de BAnQ

Mi’kmaq man on quest to preserve traditional birchbark canoe craft

Call for Participation: the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition

Expanding the Covid-19 Pandemic and the University of British Columbia Web Archive

University of Waterloo – Transcription work at Special Collections & Archives and beyond

Ottawa City Archives News

City of Vancouver Archives – British Columbia Gay and Lesbian Archives Photograph Digitization Wraps Up

Demande accrue pour les archives des Oblats à la Société historique de Saint-Boniface

Writing in the margins: the story behind Kingston’s Prison for Women magazine

Local Indigenous archives and language revitalization underway at Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Ontario)

Buxton National Historic Site and Museum (Ontario) – Local archivist hopeful Emancipation Day uncovers Canada’s history

York Region opens online archives for 50th anniversary celebration

Whistler Museum and Archives Society – The village that ceased to exist, part two

Les mirages de la cartographie

Afrique / Africa

As Algerians push France to open its colonial archives, the family of a man who vanished long ago yearns for answers

Archives of beauty and pain: a century of African women in photos

Amériques / Americas

NARA – Email in PDF: Pushing the (email) envelope

NARA – The Importance of Acknowledging Our History: the National Archives and Federal Records Center in Denver, Colorado

NARA – Inside the Still Imaging Lab: Digitization of the Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722-1869

NARA – Visual Cues and Clues: Cracking the Code of Glass Negatives

NARA – Problems with Mutiny on the Bounty, 1960

Lawmakers Tell National Archives to Use Tech Modernization Funding to Fix Veterans’ Backlog

Library of Congress – Recommended Formats Statement 2.0: a Year On

Library of Congress – Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud: how we’re Working with Researchers

Speculative Annotation Invites Public to Interact with Digitized Collections at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress – All Hyped Up for HyperCard: Further Adventures with an Apple Legacy Format

Library of Congress – Jade Snow Wong: the Legacy of Fifth Chinese Daughter

National Library of Medicine – Preparing for the Best Future we Can Imagine

United States Seizes Funeral Scrolls and Manuscripts Taken from Pre-Holocaust Jewish Communities in Eastern Europe

Rare Cuneiform Tablet Bearing Portion of Epic of Gilgamesh Forfeited to United States

American Library Association adopts new Code of Ethics principle on racial and social justice

Texas State Library and Archives Commission – Getting the Most Out of your State Records Retention Schedule, Part III: Records Series Item Numbers

Digitized photos from Montana State University Libraries’ Holder Collection unveil beauty of Montana’s Crow Indian tribe

University of Texas’ Briscoe Center acquires Robert Polidori photo archive worth $30 million

University of Notre Dame launches platform for online access to library, museum holdings

Historic Karamu House donates treasured archives to Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library

Papers of seminal African filmmaker Paulin Vieyra acquired by Indiana University Black Film Center/Archive

Tribes enter into MOA with Western Carolina University for language preservation

A Jewish library’s treasure surfaced at auction. How did it get there?

Researchers are pulling movements out of microfilm with digital history

Remembering Genoa: Museum, digital archives preserve history of Nebraska Indian Boarding School

Cordova Historical Museum (Alaska) will digitize 117 years’ worth of newspapers

Library wants help finding the faces in the photos of Williamsburg’s first licensed African American photographer

Rarely-seen photos tell the story of America’s Black Civil War soldiers

Asie-Pacifique / Asia-Pacific

Deeply unsettling: National Archives of Australia request backlog grows as thousands seek unanswered questions

Queensland State Archives (Australia) Appoints First Nations Advisor

Anniversary celebrations at Queensland State Archives (Australia)

National Library of New Zealand – Processing the Evening Post International Collection: an update

International forum of history teachers seeks ways to preserve legacy of Korean War veterans

Calligraphy of Japanese ex-PM donated to Shanghai city archives

India – Plea to acquire papers of Bhagat Singh’s trial from Pakistan

India – A digital archive on Feroza Begum all set to be launched on her birthday

Europe / Europa

Italy Has a Mobile Game to Promote Italy’s Cultural Heritage

Luxembourg – Dramatic rescue of national literary archive

Belgium – Flooding claims another victim: state archives

Belgique – Les Archives de l’État sur le front des inondations

They became my children too: the Multi-layered meanings of family letters from the Jewish Maquis in France

Cannes Docs Talk: Working with Archives: Jean-Gabriel Périot’s method

Cannes regular Sergei Loznitsa on his archive documentary Babi Yar. Context

National Records of Scotland – Objects, Archives and Diseased Potato Tubers

Obama letter among Annie Ross memorabilia bequeathed to Scottish archive

Scotland’s Catholic Museum launches interactive virtual site

UK National Archives – The Archivist’s Guide to Film: Target for Tonight

UK National Archives – Fighting the ‘flu, 1918-1919 (Part one)

UK National Archives – A Magna Carta for refugees

UK National Archives – Dude, where art thine quill?

UK National Archives – The rebel councillors: the 1921 Poplar Rates Rebellion

British Library – The Paradoxes of Power: Photographic records and postwar nuclear testing

British Library – Shape-shifting: Creative research and the Owner of the Sea

British Library – Researching community online

Victoria & Albert Museum – Tackling racist language in collections


Discover International Committee of the Red Cross’ Strategy on its Archives, Records and Library Collections

Arolsen Archives: International Center on Nazi Persecution – Nazi persecution of queer people

FromthePage – Make a “Small Bet” on Crowdsourcing

Basics of Born-Digital Preservation

Managing Electronic Records in Archives

Research Libraries Ensure Trustworthiness in Times of Need

Freaking out About Nazi Content on the Internet Archive Is Totally Missing the Point

The online data that’s being deleted

The lack of people of colour in science images must be fixed: archives, libraries, photo agencies and publishers need to do better to reflect science’s true past and present