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  1. Activist archiving in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
  2. Bookworms Rejoice
    Digital deal paves the way for online access

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Google and the US book industry struck a deal to sell digitized books online and distribute royalties to their authors and publishers through a third party.
  3. The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  4. Connexions Archive seeks a new home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
  5. Data storage device
    Resource Type: Article
    A data storage device is a device for recording (storing) information (data).
  6. The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded history of the West for 1000 years. But don't blame the Visigoths or the Vandals. The culprit is the ephemeral nature of digital recording devices. Remember all the stuff you stored on floppy discs, now lost forever? Over the last 25 years, we've seen big 8" floppies replaced by 5.25" medium replaced by little 3.5" floppies, Zip discs and CD-ROMs, external hard drives and now the Cloud -- and let's not forget memory sticks and also-rans like the DAT and Minidisc.
  7. Digital Domesday Book lasts 15 years not 100
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    It was meant to be a showcase for Britain's electronic prowess but 16 years after it was created, the £2.5 million BBC Domesday Project has achieved an unexpected and unwelcome status: it is now unreadable.
  8. Digital Preservation Management
    Impelementing Short-term Strategies for Long-term Problems

    Resource Type: Website
    The MIT Libraryis pleased to be the host institution for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop and Tutorial. This expanded program is based on the workshop curriculum initially developed at Cornell University and supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
  9. Docs Populi
    Documents for the public

    Resource Type: Website
    Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
  10. Double Fold
    Libraries and the Assault on Paper

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of hundreds of thousands of irreplacable bound originals including 19th-century illustrated dailies. He chronicles the attempts to find ways of preserving books from both the ravages of time and the librairies' lack of shelf space. He also explains how librairies use the spectre of disintegrating books as part of their fundraising stategy. Baker offers aternative solutions to these problems. His ultimate and pesuasive plea is for librairies to stop "executing" the originals.
  11. FoundSF
    Shaping San Francisco's Digital Archive

    Resource Type: Website
    FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,800 articles here presenting primary sources, essays, and images from history.
  12. Google a great painting
    Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
  13. Google can't be trusted to look after our books
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The author warns that Google's lack of accountability to the public could put its digital collection in jeopardy should it become too expensive to maintain. He argues that the protection of cultural resources should be in the hands of the public sector.
  14. Grassroots archive information sheet
    About your archive - collection - resource centre - library

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your basement/locker, etc., and would like to participate in an exploration of co-operative archiving and/or searching for shared space, please fill out this form and email it to Connexions.
  15. How to Access Digital Files from the Nineties
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    In this step-by-step, digital archivist Tim Walsh demonstrates how to access decades old files.
  16. IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
  17. IntelligentSearch.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring topics related to research and the Internet. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  18. Large Archive of Hannah Arendt's Papers Digitized by the Library of Congress
    Read Her Lectures, Drafts of Articles, Notes and Correspondence

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Many people read the German-Jewish political philosopher and journalist Hannah Arendt as something of an oracle, a secular prophet whose most famous works -- her essay on the trial of Adolf Eichmann and her 1951 Origins of Totalitarianism -- contain secrets about our own times of high nationalist fervor.
  19. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  20. People's History, Memory & Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A gateway to resources on people's history and grassroots archives.
  21. Radical Digressions 6
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
  22. Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding
    Project will engage communities in local history

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2012
  23. The treasures of Timbuktu
    The race is on to preserve papers dating back to a west African golden age

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    West African scholars are quickly discovering the wealth of manuscripts burried in and near Timbuktu dating from the 11th century. Governments and universities are building archives in which to house and digitize these important relics.

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