SOURCE: The Conversation
Building a digital archive for decaying paper documents, preserving centuries of records about enslaved people
by Daniel Genkins
Paper archives are vulnerable to flooding, humidity, insects, and rodents, among other threats. Political instability can cut off money used to maintain archives and institutional neglect can transform precious records into moldy rubbish.
SOURCE: The National Archives AOTUS Blog
by David Ferriero
Ferriero discusses how the National Archives has advanced their digital access for their records through collaboration, innovation, and learning.
SOURCE: Washington Post
The National Archives is restoring the color home movies made by Hitler’s girlfriend Eva Braun.
SOURCE: National Security Archive
The annual award goes to publications deemed especially worthy of attention from academic librarians seeking to build research collections.
SOURCE: The Health/PAC Digital Archive
Before there was an internet, with blogs, listservs and web pages to turn to, there was the Health/PAC Bulletin, the hard-hitting and muckraking journal of health activism and health care system analyses and critiques. A new web site, www.healthpacbulletin.org, is a complete and searchable digital collection of Health/PAC’s influential publication, which was published from 1968 through 1993. Health/PAC staffers and authors in New York City and briefly, a West Coast office in San Francisco, wrote and spoke to health activists across the country on every issue from free clinics to women’s health struggles to health worker organizing to environmental justice. Health/PAC both reported on what was going on and reflected back on a wide variety of strategies and tactics to build a more just health care system – a conversation that continues today.
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