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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 […]

arXiv Annual Update

arXiv started 2015 with an important milestone as we added the one-millionth paper at the end of December 2014 (press release & video). Since its inception in 1991 with a focus on the high energy physics community, arXiv has significantly expanded both its subject coverage and user base. During 2015, the repository saw 105,000 new submissions and over 139 million […]

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 […]

Using Wikipedia to Increase the Visibility of CUL- Digital Collections: Take One

As part of an ongoing effort to better promote CUL’s digital collections, we have embarked on an initiative to strategically link newly digitized content to appropriate entries within Wikipedia. Going forward, this will be integrated into our overall digital project workflow, to guarantee broader points of access to our collections. Wikipedia is ideologically aligned with […]

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp2015

The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) held its third annual UnCamp over March 30 and 31. The HTRC has continued to demonstrate its commitment to the evolution of tools of tools and functionality of interest to scholars in the digital humanities, this year adding two additional tools to the environments, algorithms and datasets that it already […]

Google Books Digitization – wrap-up report

This is a follow up to Oya Rieger’s announcement to CU-LIB on 2/18/2015. In the early weeks of January of 2015, the last book from Cornell’s last shipment to Google for digitization was reshelved, bringing to a conclusion a long and successful collaborative effort by Cornell and Google to digitize well over 500,000 books. Digitization […]

DCAPS/Kheel Center Collaboration Begins

It is with much enthusiasm that we begin digitization of the Kheel Center’s collection of Collective Bargaining Agreements. Over the next two years, Digital Consulting & Production Services (DCAPS) will digitize upwards of 2000 agreements, representing contracts from the American educational services and retail industries. The series selected range in length from two pages to […]

Summer Graduate Fellowship Program in Digital Scholarship

In July-August 2014, Cornell University Library (CUL) and the Society for the Humanities co-sponsored a second year of its five-week summer fellowship program for graduate students in the humanities. Piloted as an internship in Summer 2013, this program was inspired by the recognition that humanities graduate students at Cornell need additional opportunities to develop digital skills and […]

Interactive Digital Media Art Survey: Key Findings and Observations

In February of 2013, Cornell University Library in collaboration with the Society for the Humanities began a two-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to preserve access to complex born-digital new media art objects. The project aims to develop a technical framework and associated tools to facilitate enduring access to interactive […]

Ongoing Considerations in AV Preservation at CUL

In an audiovisual preservation workflow, there is a bit of a wormhole effect to each decision you make. For instance, when choosing whether to accommodate the digitization of a new format in-house, one must consider long-term support for the equipment involved, including cleaning, maintenance, tools and supplies, as well as technical expertise. All of these things add […]

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