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Going Digital: How to Prepare for the End of Optical Media

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RT @librarythingtim: How to Prepare for the End of Optical Media http://t.co/vYQAKBQs ;

 

Although written from a personal digitization viewpoint, it is also valid information for librarians and archivists.

- Audio discs

- DVDs

- Software

- Backups (including cloud)

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Einstein's Complete Archives to Go Online for the First Time - PC Magazine

Einstein's Complete Archives to Go Online for the First Time - PC Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Damon Poeter:

"CBS NewsEinstein's Complete Archives to Go Online for the First Time" - 

PC Magazine

 

"Over the next several years, Albert Einstein's complete archives will be made available online by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, curator of the Noble Prize-winning physicist's volumes of private and professional correspondence, research notes, travel diaries, scientific writings, and more.
Einstein's archives include some 80,000 items that have only recently been "cataloged and enhanced with cross referencing technology," according to the Associated Press."

"Knowledge is not about hiding. It's about openness," Hebrew University president Menachem Ben Sasson told the news agency. Former university president Hanoch Gutfreund added: "More than anyone else, [Einstein] expressed his views on every agenda of mankind. Now we have a complete and full picture of that person."
With the help of a grant from the Polonsky Foundation UK, the organization that also assisted in the digitization of Isaac Newton's papers, curators have been "pulling never-before seen items" from a climate-controlled safe and readying them for distribution online as high-resolution images.
The university's new Einstein Archives Online portal, which debuted earlier this week, currently offers visitors about 2,000 documents representing Einstein's life through the year 1921. Subsequent additions to the site will fill out the papers bequeathed by the German Jewish physicist, born in 1879, to Hebrew University upon his death in 1955."

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New state librarian leads digitization effort to expand reach of archives

New state librarian leads digitization effort to expand reach of archives | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Talwani:

"HELENA -- Not that long ago, the Montana State Library, in charge of making state documents available to the public, circulated just a few hundred publications outside its walls each year.
Now, in just the past three months, the library has circulated some 18,000 digital documents, and what's available is vast: state agency reports going back years, and data-rich natural resource and geographic information resources covering everything form moisture levels to property ownership to oil and gas leases.
Jennie Stapp, the state library director since Jan. 1, is driving that digital train. Just nine years out of graduate school, she figures she's the youngest state librarian in the nation. She was, most recently, the digital library director and library's chief information officer. She succeeded Darlene Staffeldt, who had worked at the library for 35 years."

Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/new-state-librarian-leads-digitization-effort-to-expand-reach-of/article_5224e554-4cf5-5f25-a77c-db7d86b20eff.html#ixzz1lsvOeViB 

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Vatican's Library begins to Digitize 80000 of Its Manuscripts With ...

The library is taking a giant leap to the web. By using NASA technology, it's planning on scanning 80000 of its manuscripts. The technology used is called FITS, which stands for Flexible Image Transport System.
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Information or Artifact: Digitizing a Book, Part 1 « The Signal: Digital Preservation

Information or Artifact: Digitizing a Book, Part 1 « The Signal: Digital Preservation | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @GSLISDom How to digitize a book http://t.co/eD3GRnuJ #libraries #archives...

 

"The following is a guest post by Carl Fleischhauer, a Digital Initiatives Project Manager in NDIIPP.

How do you reproduce a book in digital form? This may seem like a simple question until you pick up a book and page through it. You may be struck by “how” in the methodological sense, knowing you need to scan the, say, two hundred pages and, often, not wishing to cut the book into pieces to do so. This need has led to the development of a number of marvelous mechanical devices including the book scanner known as SCRIBE from the Internet Archive, and a scanner that turns the pages as it makes the pictures."

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DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » Best Practices for TEI in Libraries: A Guide for Mass Digitization, Automated Workflows, and Promotion of Interoperability with XML Using the TEI

DigitalKoans » Blog Archive » Best Practices for TEI in Libraries: A Guide for Mass Digitization, Automated Workflows, and Promotion of Interoperability with XML Using the TEI | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Best Practices for TEI in Libraries: A Guide for Mass Digitization, Automated Workflows, and…

 

The TEI Special Interest Group on Libraries has released version three of the Best Practices for TEI in Libraries: A Guide for Mass Digitization, Automated Workflows, and Promotion of Interoperability with XML Using the TEI.

Here's an excerpt from:

There are many different library text digitization projects, serving a variety of purposes. With this in mind, these Best Practices are meant to be as inclusive as possible by specifying five encoding levels. These levels are meant to allow for a range of practice, from wholly automated text creation and encoding, to encoding that requires expert content knowledge, analysis, and editing. The encoding levels are not strictly cumulative: while higher levels tend to build upon lower levels by including more elements, higher levels are not supersets because some elements used at lower levels are not used at higher levels—often because more specific elements replace generic elements.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

 

 

http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2011/10/16/best-practices-for-tei-in-libraries-a-guide-for-mass-digitization-automated-workflows-and-promotion-of-interoperability-with-xml-using-the-tei/

 

 

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Curiosity: How has the digital revolution affected libraries? : Video : Discovery Channel

How has the digital revolution affected libraries? University Librarian and Director of Academic Information Resources at Stanford University, Michael Keller, (Reading: "Curiosity: How has the digital revolution affected libraries?
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Libraries Rethink Digitization Effort After Authors Sue | The Cornell Daily Sun

Libraries Rethink Digitization Effort After Authors Sue - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun http://t.co/yAjP1jt7...
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Amid Library-Wide Digitization, Books Keep Foothold -YouTube video

"As libraries around the world transition from hardbound books to digital files, at California State University, Northridge, a massive infrastructure keeps things running. Mike O'Sullivan reports."

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Top 10 Library Stories of 2011 - Youtube

Top 10 Library Stories of 2011 - Youtube | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Youtube video edited by Greg Landgraf:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJ_wQn6mjE&feature=player_embedded

 

"American Libraries presents its list of the top 10 library news stories of 2011, covering digitization, privacy, copyright, advocacy, and much more."

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