Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted Orphan Works

https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/27840430 Reviewed by Chloé Pascual, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, California State University, Long Beach [PDF Full Text] The Orphan-Works Project at Harvard Library is a “project to identify no-risk or low-risk strategies for digitizing orphan works for open access, under US copyright law, giving special attention to strategies that do not depend on fair … Continue reading Digitizing Orphan Works: Legal Strategies to Reduce Risks for Open Access to Copyrighted Orphan Works

The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video

https://archiving.witness.org/archive-guide/ Reviewed by Jimi Jones, doctoral candidate and instructor at the School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [PDF Full Text] The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video is a free, downloadable guide developed by WITNESS, a nonprofit human rights organization located in New York City. The guide serves the organization’s mission to help “activists … Continue reading The Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video

The Bauhaus

http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections/special-collections/the-bauhaus Reviewed by Margot Note, Consultant  [PDF Full Text] 2019 will mark the centennial of the founding of the Bauhaus, the influential German school of art and design. Founded by architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus encouraged collaborations across creative disciplines and sought to bridge the divide between high and low culture, using design to improve … Continue reading The Bauhaus

Richard Pryor’s Peoria

Originally posted on 2016-04-27 http://www.becomingrichardpryor.com Reviewed by Emily Vinson, University of Houston [PDF Full Text] Created by Scott Saul, in collaboration with The Spatial History Project at Stanford University[1] and the University of California, Berkeley’s D-Lab,[2] Richard Pryor’s Peoria (RPP) serves as the digital companion to Saul’s biography Becoming Richard Pryor.[3] Building on the extensive … Continue reading Richard Pryor’s Peoria

EADiva.com

Originally posted on 2016-01-16 http://eadiva.com/ Reviewed by Alexis A. Antracoli, Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, Princeton University, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library [PDF Full Text] The EADiva.com website is an online Encoded Archival Description (EAD) resource created and maintained by Ruth Kitchin Tillman, Metadata Librarian at NASA Goddard (Cadence Group). Tillman created the site when … Continue reading EADiva.com

Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran

Originally posted on 2015-07-09 http://www.qajarwomen.org, accessed February 16, 2015. Reviewed by Sean McConnell, Archivist, Rosenberg Library [PDF Full Text] Digitization gives archivists the opportunity to showcase rare and oftentimes overlooked collections and provides researchers access at the click of a button. Such unprecedented access is proving to be a boon for historians, students, and those … Continue reading Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran

Bexar Archives Online

Originally posted on 2015-04-20 http://www.cah.utexas.edu/projects/bexar/index.php, Accessed October 24, 2014. Reviewed by Rosemary K. J. Davis, Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist Archives and Special Collections, Frost Library, Amherst College [PDF Full Text] The Bexar Archives Online is a digital archive that collects historical documents pertaining to the Spanish and Mexican cultures existing in Texas from 1717–1805. … Continue reading Bexar Archives Online