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A Collection Of LGBTQ History

Lyndsey D’arcangelo reports on a new online LGBTQ archive which “is the largest searchable digital archive of LGBTQ history [that] brings together 1.5 million pages of rare and unique content covering social, political, health and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world”.

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The Data That Can Outlive Humanity

G. Clay Whittaker reports on groundbreaking research that is working toward developing a digital data storage system that is capable of surviving for billions of years.

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Copyright & Cultural Memory Conference: 9th June 2016/The Lighthouse/ Glasgow

About the Conference How does copyright impact the access to, and use of, our shared cultural heritage across borders, and online? Copyright and Cultural Memory is a free one-day conference, organised by CREATe, designed to explore this essential question. It will take place on the 9th June 2016 at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. Specifically, the conference…

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York: Gateway to History – Community Archives Guidance Resources

York: Gateway to History – a two-year Heritage Lottery Funded project we collaborated with last year – has now officially ended. You can read all about the project highlights in the final blog post of the project’s Community Collections & Outreach Archivist – Sarah Tester here.  One of the main legacies of the project is…

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Reimagining Libraries In The Digital Era: Lessons From Data Mining The Internet Archive

In his continued engagement with work at the intersection between data and society, Kalev Leetaru’s latest piece discusses how libraries are grappling with how to reinvent themselves in an increasingly digital world in which they are no longer a primary gatekeeper to and/or of knowledge and what that may mean for us as library users…

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A Guide to Using Yarncommunity.com

As the formal launch of Yarncommunity.com draws nearer, users may find this instructional video helpful in telling their digital stories. Happy Storytelling!

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Going Beyond Digitisation Conference

“Many places seem to be digitising their collections at the moment but, often due to funding restraints, very few are considering what happens after digitisation. It’s fantastic to increase access to material using digital copies and a website but is this enough? Does innovation stop there before it has even started?”  To learn more about…

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Should Archivists Document Collective Memory?

“How do people assign meaning and weight to past events? Sociologists have coined the term “collective memory” to describe it. And it turns out that collective memory doesn’t just dictate the way groups recall the past en masse. Rather, wrote Jeannette A. Bastian, an event’s “memory trajectory” also influences the ways archivists preserve history—and opens…

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Scholarship Related to Transgender Issues to Benefit from First Digital Archive

Read about the first newly-launched Digital Transgender Archive whose mission is: “to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among…

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#ColorOurCollections

Interested in engaging artistically with artefacts and collections of some of the top libraries and museums worldwide for fun and at no cost? Find out more here and take part in the #ColorOurCollections campaign this week.

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