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Success in archiving social media | The National Archives

Success in archiving social media | The National Archives | European Archivist | Scoop.it

Our social media archive has been released today, as a collaborative effort between The National Archives and the Internet Memory Foundation, our web archiving supplier.

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TNA developed scalable solutions for Twitter and YouTube and can capture target accounts according to a regular schedule, and ensure this content remains available even after the original accounts have gone.

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The Dragon Order - the second secular order of Hungary. (FEATURED DOCUMENTS) - Archives Portal Europe

The Dragon Order - the second secular order of Hungary. (FEATURED DOCUMENTS) - Archives Portal Europe | European Archivist | Scoop.it
The Dragon Order - the second secular order of Hungary. (FEATURED DOCUMENTS) - Archives Portal Europe http://t.co/6AMJasAPrx via @sharethis
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Près de 300.000 actes de mariage dépouillés par les bénévoles du Brabant flamand : State Archives of Belgium

Près de 300.000 actes de mariage dépouillés par les bénévoles du Brabant flamand : State Archives of Belgium | European Archivist | Scoop.it

En Brabant flamand, plus de 100 bénévoles ont dépouillé ces sept dernières années plus de 300.000 actes de mariage du XIXe siècle (1796-1914), que ce soit au sein du dépôt des Archives de l’État à Louvain, via internet ou au sein des administrations communales du Brabant flamand. Les noms de plus de trois millions de mariés, parents et témoins de mariage du Brabant flamand ont ainsi été encodés dans le moteur de recherche « Rechercher des personnes » des Archives de l’État. A Leuven, le dépouillement des actes de mariage avait été lancé par les Archives de l’État, en collaboration avec le professeur Koen Matthijs, de la KU Leuven.

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You can search the names at http://search.arch.be/fr/rechercher-des-personnes 

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Golden Bull of Charles IV is also listed - Österreichisches Staasarchiv

Golden Bull of Charles IV is also listed - Österreichisches Staasarchiv | European Archivist | Scoop.it

Wien (OTS) - "Die Goldene Bulle ist ein Dokument von Weltrang und ich freue mich, dass dieses historische Kulturgut nun in die UNESCO-Liste des Weltdokumentenerbes, also das Gedächtnis der Welt, aufgenommen wurde", sagte Bundesminister Josef Ostermayer, am 16. Juni 2014, beim Festakt zur Aufnahme der Goldenen Bulle Kaiser Karls IV. in das "Memory oft he World"-Programm der UNESCO.

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The Golden Bull of 1356 is a law book in latin language and is considered as the most important constitutional document of the "Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation." The document regulated  the election of the Roman-German king by the elector by the end of the Old Kingdom in 1806. This makes it one of the oldest successional systems in Europe. 

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One Billion Images of Ancestral Historic Records Rebirthed Online | FamilySearch.org

One Billion Images of Ancestral Historic Records Rebirthed Online | FamilySearch.org | European Archivist | Scoop.it

FamilySearch International (FamilySearch.org) announced today the online publication of its one billionth image of historic records at
FamilySearch.org, a feat that took just 7 years to accomplish. “Although a few social sites like Flickr and Facebook can boast over a billion photos contributed by users, there is no site like FamilySearch.org that has

published over 1 billion images of historic records online,” remarked Rod DeGiulio, director, FamilySearch Records Division. “And a single digital image can have several historic records on it—which means there are actually billions of records in our browse image collections online for people to discover and volunteers to index.”

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It's overseas of course, but a real milestone indeed.

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Communist-era archive referendum - Slovenia

Communist-era archive referendum - Slovenia | European Archivist | Scoop.it
Controversial changes to a Slovenian law governing access to Communist-era secret services archives survived a referendum on Sunday as too few Slovenians turned up to vote.
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Although opponents of the new rules won the referendum, with around 67 percent of votes according to preliminary results, turnout was just 11.7 percent -- below the 20 percent threshold needed to change laws. 

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New Keeper in Kew | The National Archives

New Keeper in Kew | The National Archives | European Archivist | Scoop.it

Catherine Lee, Director General of Law and Access to Justice in the Ministry of Justice, has today announced that Jeff James has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive and Keeper, The National Archives. The appointment is the result of an open, external recruitment process, managed by the Ministry of Justice and overseen by the Civil Service Commission.

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The position was vacant since last November, when former Chief Executive, Oliver Morley had left for Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency.

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Treasures from the Royal Archives | Royal Collection Trust

Treasures from the Royal Archives | Royal Collection Trust | European Archivist | Scoop.it
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Documents from the Royal Family's private archive have been brought out of storage – some for the first time – to mark the centenary of the Royal Archives being housed in the castle's Round Tower. From Edward I. 13th century list of jewels to the purchase of Buckingham Palace beautiful and exciting documents can be seen online, with downloadable, printable version. Archivists provide detailed background stories for the documents if you want to know more about the future Queen Victoria's lonely childhood.

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Keeping our collective European memory alive - EU News

Keeping our collective European memory alive - EU News | European Archivist | Scoop.it

Barroso: "Let me just take a very few minutes to explain why I consider that your work in the European Institute and in the European Archives does matter so much for Europe and its citizens and why the...

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On Europe Day (9 May) José Manuel Barroso visited the historical archives of the EU in Florence.

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Archiving2014 - May 13-16, Berlin

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The first IS&T Archiving Conference was held in 2004, this years event will take place in the heart of Europe with a series of promising titles from European and overseas archivists.

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Files show confusion over Lusitania - TNA

Files show confusion over Lusitania - TNA | European Archivist | Scoop.it
Files released by the National Archives show confusion among British officials over whether dangerous materials were on board the Lusitania when it was torpedoed in 1915.
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New genealogy resources now online | National Archives of Ireland

New genealogy resources now online | National Archives of Ireland | European Archivist | Scoop.it
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Following last year publication of 1901 and 1911 censuses now 600,000 names go online on National Archives of Ireland website including 19th century censuses and soldiers wills from WWI. Digitization based on mormon microfilms and indexed by FindMyPast an Irish company. You can search the database free of charge.

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E-Ark opens consultation on best practice in digital preservation

E-Ark opens consultation on best practice in digital preservation | European Archivist | Scoop.it

The EC-founded  E-Ark Project (www. eark-project. eu) is conducting a survey on best practice in digital preservation online at: https://www. surveymonkey.

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Why participate?

The most profound survey of our years. Basis of the harmonization project of digital preservation in European National Archives. 

Who should participate?

All memory institutions, digital preservation or electronic records management solution providers and other related parties are welcome to participate. Don’t worry – questions are categorized by responder’s type. This means that you shouldn’t be bothered with questions that aren’t relevant for you.

Takes only 15 minutes. Let's contribute!

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Top secret MI5 files of First World War go online | The National Archives

Top secret MI5 files of First World War go online | The National Archives | European Archivist | Scoop.it

The National Archives is making over 150 top secret MI5 files available online for the first time. This forms part of The National Archives' First World War 100 programme of digitised releases and events to mark the centenary. The files contain a wealth of material about organisations and individuals involved in espionage or under surveillance during the period of the First World War. They are part of the wider security service personal file series (file reference KV 2) held by The National Archives.

Dr Stephen Twigge, Records Specialist at The National Archives said: 'The files in The National Archives' collection reveal the importance of the security service in safeguarding the nation during the First World War. Now that we have made the files available online as part of our First World War 100 programme, people across the globe can discover the secret history behind the war for themselves.'

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This release includes Mata Hari and Edith Cavell records. Unfortunately each download is 3.30 GBP.  :-(((

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Open document formats selected to meet user needs - GOV.UK

Open document formats selected to meet user needs - GOV.UK | European Archivist | Scoop.it

The open standards selected for sharing and viewing government documents have been announced by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude.

 

The selected standards, which are compatible with commonly used document applications, are:

PDF/A or HTML for viewing government documents

Open Document Format (ODF) for sharing or collaborating on government documents

 

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Call for papers | Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor

Call for papers | Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor | European Archivist | Scoop.it
The international conference Technical and Field Related Problems of Traditional and Electronic Archiving hosts professionals from the fields of archival science, records management and those active and working in these fields who wish to be up to date. The conference brings novelties in the field of theoretical and practical bases of archival science and records management, professional procedures, research, standards, guidelines, best practices, projects and programmes.
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The conference has a long tradition as a regional event, well organized by the Slovenian archivists and moreover Radenci is a thermal resort a friendly place in early Spring.
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Shakespeare documents gain prestigious UNESCO status | The National Archives

Shakespeare documents gain prestigious UNESCO status | The National Archives | European Archivist | Scoop.it
A unique series of Shakespeare documents held at The National Archives have been accepted onto the UNESCO Memory of the World UK Register.
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Archives of the Danish overseas companies,  The reconstruction of Warsaw after WWII, Kalman Tihanyi's Patent Application Radioskop, Final document of the Congress of Vienna, Original Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen are also on the list from European public archives. Visit UNESCO Memory of the World homepage at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/ ;

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How to preserve personal archives? - Girona, Catalonia

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You shouldn't keep your records in metal boxes! You shouldn't trust that media will last forever! - The most useful contribution to the International Archives Day from Girona Municipal Archives is a guideline about how to preserve your family records. For us, archivists most of these recommendations might be obvious, but for normal people this brochure is a great help in how they should or shouldn't handle their memories held on either papers, VHS or digital. 

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29th EBNA, Athens, General State Archives 5-6th June

29th EBNA, Athens, General State Archives 5-6th June | European Archivist | Scoop.it
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Karel Velle spoke about the impact of governmental reforms on NA, Retiring Ivar Fonnes, from Norway introduced a working model of Open Data, see: https://www.oep.no/ or in more general http://www.opengovpartnership.org/  Charles Farugia emphasized the importance of users expectations in building services, one of their most successfull program is related to the famous English photographer, Richard Ellis moved to Malta in 1861. see the image above or see this youtube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Iz-RO38V2g 

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Testament of Alfonso the Fat - Torre do Tombo

Testament of Alfonso the Fat - Torre do Tombo | European Archivist | Scoop.it
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The National Archives of Torre do Tombo joins the celebrations of Eight Centuries of Portuguese. These celebrations mark the eight centuries of knowledge of the earliest texts in Portuguese and have as reference the Will of Alfonso II nicknamed "the Fat" (o Gordo in Portuguese), dated 1214.

Alongside the testament of King Alfonso II held in the Portuguese National Archives, Torre do Tombo other two documents also considered as the oldest written in Portuguese. All the three documents are available also with Portuguese transcriptions.

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Spring Members Meeting, Athens 10-11th June 2014

Spring Members Meeting, Athens 10-11th June 2014 | European Archivist | Scoop.it

Twice every year the members of the DLM Forum Foundation meet for a two-day members’ meeting. These meetings are traditionally hosted by the country that holds the EU presidency. In June we will meet in Greece, where we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the DLM Forum. 

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The 20yo DLM Foundation holds its next AGM in Athens. Now the program is available online.

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Free access for schools and libraries in Sweden - Riksarkivet

Free access for schools and libraries in Sweden - Riksarkivet | European Archivist | Scoop.it

The Swedish Government has adopted a new instruction for the National Archives. The amendment shall enter into force on 1 July 2014 and means that public libraries, schools, universities and colleges are given free access to the National Archives digital images via the Internet.

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Success in archiving social media | The National Archives

Success in archiving social media | The National Archives | European Archivist | Scoop.it

Our social media archive has been released today, as a collaborative effort between The National Archives and the Internet Memory Foundation, our web archiving supplier.

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TNA developed scalable solutions for Twitter and YouTube and can capture target accounts according to a regular schedule, and ensure this content remains available even after the original accounts have gone.

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Digital Preservation Awards 2014 | Digital Preservation Coalition

Digital Preservation Awards 2014 | Digital Preservation Coalition | European Archivist | Scoop.it

The Digital Preservation Awards were created by the Digital Preservation Coalition to celebrate the excellence and innovation that will help to ensure our digital memory is available tomorrow.   In 2014 five awards are offered to initiatives or projects completed since the last round, i.e. between 1st August 2012 and 31st July 2014.

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Witchcraft Commission protocols available until May 19 - Riksarkivet

Witchcraft Commission protocols available until May 19 - Riksarkivet | European Archivist | Scoop.it

 Until May 19, you can freely study the digitized documents of 17th century Witchcraft Commission from Norrland Region, Sweden. The records are available in Swedish National Archives' digital research room (SVAR). Witch trials accelerated with the charge against the then eleven year old girl, Gertrude Svensdotter born in Lillhärdal. It was alleged that she could walk on water because of a supernatural ointment that the devil had sealed her feet. In order to consult the latin language protocols of the court chaired by Carl Larsson Sparre, you also have to download the viewer.

 

 

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Archives Portal Europe News Bulletin

This is our first news bulletin of 2014. The Archives Portal Europe news bulletin appears quarterly.
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An insight to the European Archives Portal project (APEX) with a special tribute to the Greek presidency. The issue presents the country manager system and highlights the new features of the portal like articles or featured documents. 125 million documents are available on APE, indicating that archivists are among the most dedicated supporters of Europe. 

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