The Associated Press is digitizing its corporate archives

By Dan Eldridge
April 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

This is something of a big story for old-school news geeks: Two days ago, an organization known as Gale, which is part of the Kentucky-based Cengage Learning, a digital solutions provider, announced an agreement with the Associated Press to digitize [its] corporate archives, “including [...]

Europeana digitizing contemporary art

By Paul Biba
January 31, 2011 // 0 Comments

From the press release: Today, the European Commission and the DCA consortium, comprising 25 partners from 10 EU member states and the 2 associated countries, Croatia and Iceland, have officially launched the project Digitising Contemporary Art (DCA) initiating a significant increase in the [...]

Calicut University digitizing palm leaf manuscripts

By Paul Biba
October 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

From MobyLives: The Calicut University in Kerala is scanning over 12,000 palm leaf manuscripts, which apparently comprise over 3,250 individual works and date from as early as 14th century to as lat as the 18th century. The smallest of these fascinating manuscripts is a mere 7cm by 3cm. The project [...]

Letters of Note – digitized letters`

By Paul Biba
September 28, 2010 // 1 Comment

From the site: Letters of Note is a blog-based archive of fascinating correspondence, complete with scans and transcripts of the original missives. For a little more background, I suggest reading this interview. I have a seemingly endless supply of correspondence to plough through, but your input [...]

Congrats! to the Internet Archive!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Paul Biba
September 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Archives website (bold added): Internet Archive just scanned its millionth book. A milestone for Internet Archive. yay! A lot of great work by a lot of great [...]

University of Toronto digitizes 250,000 books

By Paul Biba
September 27, 2010 // 2 Comments

From a post at the Internet Archive by Brewster Kahle: When I talked with Carole Moore, the fantastic librarian from University of Toronto, about 6 years ago, she had a vision of scanning 250,000 books from their libraries. Well, a few days ago she succeeded. ( [...]

The Personal Library of Sir Paul McCartney to Be Digitized

By Paul Biba
September 22, 2010 // 1 Comment

Late yesterday we posted an item about the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum continuing to gear up to digitize its holdings (including 3-D objects.) Today, we’ve read that HP is going to work with Sir Paul McCartney to digitize his personal library of images, artwork, paintings, film and [...]

India: more libraries going for digitization of knowledge, eresources

By libertyc
August 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Article: Leading educational institutes and libraries are making books immortal – virtually. Rare books and publications are now in the focus of many local and national-level projects of digitization. On academic front, projects like INFLIBNET, acronym for Information and Library [...]

Partnership aims to digitize Civil War items

By libertyc
July 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Article: The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are partnering with Wabash Valley Vision and Voices (WV3) to digitize more than 1,000 Civil War era items in an effort to preserve content of original documents and promote local renewed research as the nation prepares for the [...]

Vermont historic newspapers to go digital

By libertyc
July 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the Article: In the special collections department of the University of Vermont [UVM] library, you can find newspapers dating back to the mid 1800s. All those years of handling have left some of the papers damaged. So 10 years ago the library embarked on a project to convert as many newspapers [...]

William Faulkner’s lectures digitized and now online

By Paul Biba
July 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the NPR site: In the late 1950s, English students at the University of Virginia got the opportunity that most American literature scholars would kill for — to speak with William Faulkner. Faulkner spent two years as the writer-in-residence at UVA, where he gave lectures and readings and took [...]

London LIves 1690 – 1800 digital database of manuscripts

By Paul Biba
July 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

From the announcement: Hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century Londoners will be brought to life by a unique online resource… London Lives ( provides access to the largest set of handwritten manuscripts ever posted on the internet. The ‘London Lives’ website is a fully [...]

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