Tag Archives: digital age

This Replica of a Tlingit Killer Whale Hat Is Spurring Dialogue About Digitization

11 Sep

Collaboration between museums and indigenous groups provides educational opportunities, archival documentation—and ethical dilemmas. Read Meilan Solly’s report here at the Smithsonian: This Replica of a Tlingit Killer Whale Hat Is Spurring Dialogue About Digitization | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

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In 100 years, will today’s digital files be accessible? Planning for ‘digital obsolescence’

19 Aug

Are you planning ahead for accessing what has been digitized? Here’s some material to help you think about this: In 100 years, will today’s digital files be accessible? Planning for ‘digital obsolescence’ | St. Louis Public Radio

World’s Oldest Smiley Face May Decorate a Hittite Jug

24 Jul

We seem to have the Hittites to thank for the original emoji. Read about it here at the Smithsonian: World’s Oldest Smiley Face May Decorate a Hittite Jug | Smart News | Smithsonian

Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942-1946

8 May

Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Powell, WY

The Library of Congress announces its digitization of Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers: About this Collection – Japanese-American Internment Camp Newspapers, 1942-1946 | Digital Collections | Library of Congress

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

25 Apr

“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.” Read James Somers’ fascinating–and sobering–account of the Google library of scanned out-of-print books, posted at The Atlantic: Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria – The Atlantic

Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space

19 Apr

My old alma mater’s library–and the rethinking of libraries in the 21st century: Universities redesign libraries for the 21st century: fewer books, more space – LA Times

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

1 Mar

This is a fascinating Atlantic article reporting on some crucial archiving underway: The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS – The Atlantic

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