Category Archives: Archive

Google Wins in France

After a four year legal battle Google has won its fight to scan the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.  Read more in the article, “Google bruises Gallic pride as national library does deal with search giant“, in the … Continue reading

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Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive, directed by WFMU, is “an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads.”  It currently has about 6,000 songs to offer.

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Ancient Petitions

The National Archives: Ancient Petitions http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/petitions.asp These days, online petitions, missives, and other such documents are pretty much ubiquitous across the web. Centuries ago, petitions were a bit more difficult to draw up, and usually they would not involve a … Continue reading

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Iraq War Web Archive

The Library of Congress has a new digital archive covering the Iraq War.  Coverage begins March 13th, 2003 and continues to the present.  The materials that are currently available in the archive are from March 13th, 2003 – June 30th, … Continue reading

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LOC Music Collection

The Library of Congress holds the most comprehensive collection of American music in the world, more than 5.5 million items. The collection includes an extensive assemblage of original manuscripts by composers of the American musical theater and the largest collection … Continue reading

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Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is donating his personal papers to the libraries at his alma mater, Purdue University.

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News archives

On September 8, 2008 Google launched “an initiative to make more old newspapers accessible and searchable online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize millions of pages of news archives”. You can find the Google news archive search here.  If you … Continue reading

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Web preservation

In July 2003, the Library of Congress and the national libraries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the British Library (UK), and the Internet Archive (USA) acknowledged the importance of international collaboration for preserving Internet content … Continue reading

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LOC Web archives

The Library of Congress preserves the nation’s cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library’s traditional functions of acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to the Congress and the American people to foster education … Continue reading

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HathiTrust

HathiTrust was launched on October 13, 2008 and consists of a 12-university consortium and the entire University of California system.   This will create the largest collaborative digital repository of books in the world.  Of course, all materials under copyright will … Continue reading

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