Cloud computing — where is our stuff?

November 6, 2009

so, where does all of that stuff you upload go? Interesting…
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/11/04/cloud.computing.hunt/index.html

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New historical resources

August 10, 2009

lots of cool stuff.
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The Digital Library of Georgia and its partners have recently released several new digital collections as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative:

Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive, 1808-1920 http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/milledgeville/

Columbus Enquirer, 1828-1890 http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/enquirer/

Macon Telegraph, 1826-1908 http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/telegraph/

(These newspaper databases require a one-time free plug-in download to view images.)

Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960 (in partnership with the Middle Georgia Archives, Middle Georgia Regional Library) http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/gastatefair/

African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library (in partnership with ECGRL) http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/funeral/

Also, reintroducing:

Hall County Georgia Historical Photograph Collection (in partnership with Hall County Public Library) http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/hchp_search.html

Black History Society Photograph Collection (in partnership with Hall County Public Library) http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/bhsp_search.html

Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

The Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu).


New social networking site for genealogists

August 4, 2009

This is for my mom šŸ˜‰

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GenealogyWise.com is a brand new social networking site, similar to Facebook, but dedicated to genealogists. In fact, it was officially announced the first part of July.

GenealogyWise.com is a site with forums, blogs, videos, RSS feeds and more – again, all related to genealogy. Developed by WorldVitalRecords.com, it looks to be a great tool to help us stay and
get connected with other researchers.


Going to the Movies (NC Archives)

July 24, 2009

sounds cool!
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Going to the Show (http://docsouth.unc.edu/gtts/) documents and illuminates the experience of movies and moviegoing in North Carolina from the introduction of projected motion pictures (1896) to the end of the silent film era (circa 1930).

Through its innovative use of more than 750 SanbornĀ® Fire Insurance maps of forty-five towns and cities between 1896 and 1922, the project situates early moviegoing within the experience of urban life in the state’s big cities and small towns. It highlights the ways that race conditioned the experience of moviegoing for all North Carolinians- white, African American, and American Indian. Its collection inventories every known N.C. African American movie theater in operation between 1908 and 1963.

Supporting its documentation of more than 1300 movies venues across 200 communities is a searchable archive of thousands of contemporaneous artifacts: newspaper ads and articles, photographs, postcards, city directories, and original architectural drawings for 24 movie theaters built between 1922 and 1952.

An in-depth case study of moviegoing in Wilmington, North Carolina, takes you back to 1906 and the experience of attending one of the state’s earliest movie theaters, the Bijou. A time line displays profiles of every known movie venue to operate in the city between 1897 and 1950.


Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & more

July 20, 2009


Link roundup… Lots to read and consider and ponder….

Very cool…Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.
http://academicearth.org/

a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term.
http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/strategy/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability

Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the past
http://www.physorg.com/news166943362.html

LC tests cloud storage
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10286280-62.html

Yahoo pipes… if you haven’t played, you should!
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/

Data rot. sigh.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/01/sunday/main4836569.shtml

Google to launch operating system to compete with Windows
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8139711.stm
Yay? I don’t know — both are still commercial companies.

An unofficial Q and A about the Discontinuation of the XHTML2 WG
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/xhtml2-html5-q-and-a/


iphones and digital libraries

July 12, 2009

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/dli/projects/wolfwalk/

“WolfWalk
Overview

A pilot project to create a mobile application that enables users to explore NC State campus history using a location-aware map-based interface. The application supports a map view (using Google Maps) with geotagged placemarks for approximately 60 major sites of interest on the NCSU campus, and a browse view for quickly locating a known site by name. Each site has several historical images associated with it that are sourced from NCSU Special Collections Research Center digital archives. The first phase of the WolfWalk project will focus on deploying a “native” iPhone application available for free download from the iTunes App Store. Subsequent phases will explore the creation of a mobile website interface for non-iPhone mobile devices, and expanding the content included in the digital collection.”


archiving the internet your way

February 19, 2007

Okay, I love the wayback machine. I love the internet archive.
…and here is a new contender to field, a website offering archiving of websites, etc (files on the internet) which allows for simple tagging.

www.archive-it.org

A real-time example, North Carolina State Govt Web site collection:
www.archive-it.org/collections/194