Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Preserving 19th Century Newspapers

An interesting video from the people at Planets about the British Library project to digitise their 19th Century newpaper collection.  "The film is the first of four Planets case studies showing how national libraries and archives in Europe are using Planets tools to preserve large and valuable digital collections."

The video is also available on the Digital Preservation Europe youtube channel.

Friday, 9 April 2010

TNA joins Flickr commons

On 24th March, the National Archives joined the Flickr Commons group.  There's a post about it on the Flickr blog but really just go and check out their photostream as they've got some great stuff including Jane Austen's will from 1817!!!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Vatican archives online

The Vatican has put some of its documents covering a 142 year period online here.  The documents can be viewed with a very good zooming system and include lots of interesting things like the proceedings of the trial against Galileo Galilei and background information about the particular document here is the Galileo trial info.

Their site has other cool features like a virtual tour of their rooms.

Collector in chief

From ArchivesNext, the Archivist of the United States has a blog.  Trying to work out if collector in chief or keeper of the records of Scotland is a cooler title.  I think the 'keeper' has it as that's his real job title and I can't find anything that say that the 'collector' is official.

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