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Audiovisual Preservation Conferences Recap

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Annual Conference 2016 Tre Berney and Karl Fitzke represented CUL at this year’s International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives annual conference, held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Karl is serving as a reviewer for IASA Journal and Tre participated in two panel sessions […]

Recently Launched: John Reps Bastides Collection

Cornell University Library (CUL) and Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services (DSPS) is pleased to announce the launch of the John Reps Bastides Collection. This collection presents six decades’ worth of photos taken by Cornell Professor Emeritus John Reps over a series of visits to these unusual planned towns in southwestern France which date back to […]

AV Streaming Group Recommendations

  As some may recall, an AV Streaming Policy Group was formed in Fall of 2014 to coordinate the development of streaming workflows and policies utilizing the existing Cornell services, including eCommons, MediaSpace, and Blackboard. I’d like to extend warm thanks to those involved in the group- Danielle Mericle (Chair, formerly DSPS), Peter Hirtle (formerly […]

Digital Image Collections Consolidation in Shared Shelf

For almost a decade, we have been supporting and maintaining the LUNA Insight and ARTstor visual image delivery platforms for various types of visual resources.  LUNA was added earlier as an asset manager for images, and many of our legacy collections were until very recently housed there.  The LUNA architecture was administrated in-house.  ARTstor was […]

Recently Launched: CUL Digital Collections Portal

The Digital Collections Portal Team, consisting of staff from Digital Scholarship & Preservation Services (DSPS), CUL Information Technology (CULIT) and Library Technical Services (LTS), recently released the beta version of the new Digital Collections portal. The portal provides access to several digital collections, including those being migrated from DLXS to Hydra, as well as selected Cornell collections […]

Invitation to Apply for Digital Scholarship Fellowships

We are pleased to invite applications for the Digital Scholarship Fellowship position. Hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, the fellowship program aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing digital scholarship services. It supports the CUL objectives of “empowering staff to explore gaps in their […]

Announcing the Preserving and Emulating Digital Art Objects White Paper

In 2013, Cornell University Library received a research and development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to design a framework for preserving access to digital art objects. The Preservation and Access Frameworks for Digital Art Objects project (PAFDAO) was undertaken in collaboration with Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities and the Rose Goldsen […]

Persuasive Cartography: The PJ Mode Collection

Launched in spring 2015, Persuasive Cartography: The PJ Mode Collection is a collection of “persuasive maps” — maps intended to influence beliefs or communicate opinions, rather than convey solely geographic information. The 310 maps were donated to the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections by alum PJ Mode ‘60, and were digitized by Digital Consulting […]

New Arts & Sciences Grants Announced

We are pleased to announce the following projects have been funded for the 2015 Arts & Sciences Grants Program for Digital Collections. These initiatives will expand our digital primary material collections for research and teaching. They will also contribute to the burgeoning field of scholarship in the digital humanities through the use of innovative digital […]

Preservation Week 2015: AV Edition

Michele Hamill of CUL’s fantastic Conservation Department asked me to guest blog about audiovisual preservation as part of Preservation Week 2015. Pardon the cross-posting, but I thought I’d share it here on the DSPS Press blog as well. Wishing you a happy birthday and a wonderful Charter Day, Cornell University, as well as a wonderful […]

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