October 2015 Issue of IFLA Journal Now Available Online, Special Issue on Cultural Heritage | LJ INFOdocket

IFLA Journal (Volume 41, No.3; October 2015)

IFLA Journal is published by the International Federation of Library Associations.

Guest editorial
- IFLA Journal special issue on Cultural Heritage 191
- Douwe Drijfhout and Tanja de Boer


- Indigenous cultural heritage preservation: A review essay with ideas for the future
Loriene Roy

- The digital library in the re-inscription of African cultural heritage
Dale Peters, Matthias Brenzinger, Renate Meyer, Amanda Noble and Niklas Zimmer

Stewarding Academic and Research Content: An Interview with Bradley Daigle and Chip German about APTrust | The Signal

In this edition of the Insights Interview series for the NDSA Innovation Working Group, I was excited to talk with Bradley Daigle, director of digital curation services and digital strategist for special collections at the University of Virginia, and R. F. (Chip) German Jr., program director of the APTrust, about the Academic Preservation Trust.

Lauren: Tell us about the Academic Preservation Trust and how the organization addresses the needs of member institutions.

Publishers Initiate Predatory Pricing on e-Books to Destroy the Market | Goodreader

Major publishers have gained the ability to dictate their own prices on e-books and this has dramatically increased the cost to the customer. In many cases the hardcover is actually cheaper than the digital version and this is primarily due to predatory pricing.

oni Morrison’s Born-Digital Material | Mudd Manuscript Library Blog

By Elena Colon-Marrero and Allison Hughes
On October 14, 2014, Princeton University announced it had acquired the papers of author, emeritus faculty member, and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. The papers, which are currently being processed, consist of approximately 200 linear feet of material, including manuscripts, drafts, correspondence, working files, teaching material, and just over 150 floppy disks. The disks come in 2 varieties, 3.5” and 5.25”, pictured below:

Improving Technical Options for Audiovisual Collections Through the PREFORMA Project | The Signal

The digital preservation community is a connected and collaborative one. I first heard about the Europe-based PREFORMA project last summer at a Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative meeting when we were discussing the Digital File Formats for Videotape Reformatting comparison matrix. My interest was piqued because I heard about their incorporation of FFV1 and Matroska, both included in our matrix but not yet well adopted within the federal community.

Europeana Newspapers project special issue: final report | Australian Policy Online

Europeana Newspapers is a project funded by the European Commission's ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP).
The total project budget comprised €5.2 million, with a max. EC contribution of €4.1 million. The project consortium brought together a total of 18 partners, coordinated by the Berlin State Library (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin).
Over a duration of 38 months, starting in February 2012 and running until March 2015, the project strove for:

National Library of New Zealand Selects OCLC to Manage Several Online Tools and Services For NZ Libraries | LJ INFOdocket

The National Library of New Zealand has selected OCLC to host Te Puna Services, a collection of online tools and services created with New Zealand librarians to support daily workflows in searching, cataloguing, resource sharing and managing collections.

OCLC has previously had an agreement in place with the National Library to host Te Puna interlibrary loan services. By selecting OCLC to host and manage these other services, the National Library will significantly reduce its administrative workload and maintenance tasks.

Data Management and Curation in 21st Century Archives – Part 1 | hangingtogether.org

I attended the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) last month in Cleveland, Ohio and was invited to participate on the Research Libraries Roundtable panel on Data Management and Curation in 21st Century Archives. Dan Noonan, e-Records/Digital Resources Archivist, moderated the discussion. Wendy Hagenmaier, Digital Collections Archivist, Georgia Tech Library and Sammie Morris, Director, Archives and Special Collections & University Archivist, Purdue University Libraries joined me on the panel.

Caring for Photographs Webinar 3: Technological Development of Photography Part 2

Video Published on 2 Sep 2015
These sessions will focus on supplying a basic knowledge of the technological
developments of photography in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries with special focus on albumen, silver gelatin, and chromogenic, print materials, and glass plate and film base negatives.