NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) works to complete its ambitious, multi-year digitization project, it's partnering with industry leader ASG Software Solutions and its ASG-Digital Archive offering to complete and improve its archiving infrastructure. This will ensure that Canada's audiovisual legacy will be better preserved and safeguarded for generations to come.
Qatar Foundation and the British Library have joined hands for a project that will the see digitisation of over one million pages of historical documents about the Islamic world, Arab culture and the Gulf region.
British Library warns its collection of unique and important sound recordings, including extinct birds, First World War testimony's and the UK's most famous voices, could be lost forever within 15 years
Thanks in part to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Historic New England announces the completion of a digitization project that makes its extensive wallpaper collection more accessible.
Arquivo em Cartaz tem como objetivo refletir sobre preservação e difusão de acervos cinematográficos no Brasil, divulgar e incentivar a realização de filmes produzidos com imagens de arquivo, exibir filmes restaurados e raros, além de oferecer oficinas dedicadas à preservação e tratamento de arquivos cinematográficos.
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by Jennifer Zaino We’re all waiting to see what’s next for the Web of Data – that is, the Semantic Web – after a year that had numerous highlights including: the official publication of HTML5, which boasts the ability to describe the structure of a web document with standard semantics; a flurry of activity for schema.org, including a new actions vocabulary, new types such as roles, and several community- and partner-led improvements in areas from bibliographies to sports to events; and, the cont
As part of its vast collection of literary and historic treasures (the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci's notebook), the British Library owns some six million sound recordings, including significant theater productions, famous voices (like J.R.R. Tolkien's), and field recordings of extinct animals. Some of them date back to the earliest and most fragile days of recording technology.
NISO Publishes Revised SUSHI Standard and Supporting Documentation New filters and report attributes add to the SUSHI protocol’s flexibility in retrieving e-resource usage data
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a revision to the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2014). The SUSHI standard defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a Web services framework that can replace the user-mediated collection of usage data reports. It was designed as a generalized protocol extensible to a variety of usage reports. An extension designed specifically to work with COUNTER reports is provided. This new version of the SUSHI standard extends the filter support to allow multiple filters and/or report attributes to be included in the SUSHI Request. Use of these filters and attributes is optional, making the new version backwards compatible with the previous one. Additional documentation supporting SUSHI implementation has been updated including SUSHI schemas, COUNTER schemas, sample reports, selected SUSHI Harvesters tools, and the Server Registry.
“The SUSHI standard was created with the notion of filters; however, the only filter originally provided for was that of the date range for the report,” explains Oliver Pesch, Chief Product Strategist, EBSCO Information Services, and Co-chair of the SUSHI Standing Committee. “With use, a number of cases have surfaced where additional filters and other report attributes would be beneficial. The revised standard allows, for example, filtering by a particular platform for harvesting when a given SUSHI server provides usage for multiple platforms, or specifying that a report exclude items with zero usage to keep the report size smaller.”
“Both the core SUSHI schema and the COUNTER-SUSHI schema have been updated to version 1.7 of SUSHI to match the revised standard,” states Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University, and Co-chair of the SUSHI Standing Committee. “The SUSHI Standing Committee is also responsible for updating COUNTER-related schemas; the COUNTER-SUSHI schema, the COUNTER schema, and the COUNTER data element values have been updated to support COUNTER Release 4.1. Additionally, the SUSHI website has new sample reports in COUNTER Release 4 formats, updates to some of the SUSHI Harvester tools to allow the user to select “4” as the COUNTER Release, and Server Registry updates to display known COUNTER 4 support.”
The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library is collaborating with the Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva in digitizing pre-1993 UN documents. Documents in the six official languages are scanned, processed for full text retrieval, and uploaded to the ODS (UN Official Documents System). The updated checklist in PDF format of pre-1993 UN parliamentary documents that have been digitized and uploaded can be downloaded from the webpage of United Nations Depository Libraries with last update on December 2014.
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