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Happy Public Domain Day!

What is Public Domain Day (PDD)?  Simply put, it is an annual celebration observed on the first of every year, marking the expiration of another year of copyrights, such that the affected works enter the public domain.  When works enter the public domain, they become widely available for a range of uses, including online access, […]

Arts & Sciences Grant Awards 2018 Announced

As you probably know, with Oya Reiger transitioning into new roles at Cornell and with digital scholarship at large with Ithaka S&R, I will be joining Eric Rebillard (Classics) in the role of Co-Chair of the Visual Resources Advisory Group. I’d like to thank Eric for his continued leadership and collaboration on this program. It […]

Invitation to Apply for CUL Fellowship (formerly Digital Scholarship Fellowship)

We are pleased to invite applications for the CUL Fellowship.  This year’s program builds on the Digital Scholarship Fellowship, which was hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, by expanding it to all library programs. It aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing services and […]

Updates from Digital Consulting & Production Services (DCAPS) – January 2018

News Your idea + our technical expertise = a great digital collection Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts & Sciences We are pleased to announce the ninth round of the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, a program funded by the College and coordinated by the Library. The goal is to […]

CUL Kaltura: Audiovisual and Accessibility Developments

As many of you may remember, DCAPS manages the Library’s installation of Kaltura, a platform for online delivery of audiovisual content. Kaltura allows users to store, catalog and publish videos and other media collections on the web. Included in our Kaltura installation is MediaSpace, a YouTube-like interface for discovery and delivery of media stored in […]

New Arts & Sciences Grants Announced

We were delighted to receive twelve strong proposals for the seventh year of the Visual Resources Grants Program and are pleased to support three exciting projects, including one from a graduate student.  Through these initiatives, we aim to expand our digital collections for research and teaching and contribute to the burgeoning field of scholarship in […]

Updates from Digital Consulting & Production Services (DCAPS) – June 2017

June 2017 Cornell University Library, a pioneer in the creation and management of digital resources, has assembled a team of experts to support digital scholarship initiatives for Cornell’s faculty, staff and community partners. Specializing in high-end digitization, metadata customization and creation, and online delivery, the DCAPS staff is recognized worldwide for creating innovative collections in support of instructional and research […]

AV Preservation Lab participates in Video QC software focus group

By Karl Fitzke Olin Library’s Audio-Visual Preservation Lab (AVPL) was honored with an invitation to participate in a focus group aimed at identifying potential improvements to QCTools, a well respected suite of video quality control tools developed under the umbrella of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in San Francisco’s Mission District.   In late April, […]

Digital Collections Promotions at CUL

By Marsha Taichman As part of a Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services (DSPS) fellowship, I examine how the library promotes digital collections. For more information, see a blog post about my broader goals for the project. At Cornell University Library, we excel at creating digital collections and refine our workflows on an ongoing basis to increase […]

Preserving one “Window on the Past” for the future

Cornell has recently deposited its Making of America (MOA) collection into HathiTrust.  Through this process, we have transitioned one of our oldest digital collections to contemporary architecture, improved the quality of both page images and optically recognized character (OCR) textflow, and made the content available to scholars using both traditional and computational methods.  Our experience […]

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