Tag Archives: Digital Archives

A Love Letter to the People Who Build the Internet Archive | Internet Archive Blogs

“When you visit a public library, you get to meet the librarians and others who build and care for those collections. You know there are people who empty the garbage cans, who put back the borrowed books, who maintain the computers, and who determine what ends up on the shelf.”

“A digital library, on the other hand, is “just” a web site.  You don’t really see the people who build it – we are often anonymous. But the Internet Archive wasn’t built by computers and algorithms.”

Editor’s Note: Visit the archive site at https://www.archive.org/

Source: A Love Letter to the People Who Build the Internet Archive | Internet Archive Blogs

Turning the Page | News | The Harvard Crimson

While Harvard’s library digitization efforts have presented new opportunities for scholars to access and preserve sources for posterity, they have also brought their own set of challenges.

Editor’s Note: Via Library Link of the Day

Source: Turning the Page | News | The Harvard Crimson

Libraries Digitize Thousands of Colonial Documents | News | The Harvard Crimson

The Harvard Law School library. Annie E. Schugart
The Harvard Law School library. Annie E. Schugart

Thousands of essays, journals, and other archival documents from the 17th and 18th centuries are now available online, after a group of Harvard libraries launched the Colonial North American Project website last week.The launch is part of a broader push to digitize the archives in the library system. The Law School library recently announced an effort to digitize its collection of United States case law, and the Harvard-wide library system is conducting a fundraising campaign to support digitization projects among other efforts.

Source: Libraries Digitize Thousands of Colonial Documents | News | The Harvard Crimson