UKAuthority: National Archives aims to create digital preservation ‘ninjas’

UKAuthority: National Archives aims to create digital preservation ‘ninjas’. “National Archives has revealed a plan to create a cohort of ‘ninjas’ in the field of digital preservation. It is an element of its newly published strategy for building digital capacity in its sector, Plugged In, Powered Up, which focuses on engagement, access, preservation and the development of digital skills.”

Reddit: Help us save as many Yahoo! Groups as possible!

Reddit: Help us save as many Yahoo! Groups as possible!. “We need volunteers to manually join as many groups as they can, by filling out reCaptchas. We’ve written a Chrome extension that links to a tracker to coordinate efforts. If you’re up for completing a bunch of reCaptcha’s for us, you could really make a difference! If everyone reading this just completed a few, it would be an enormous help!”

Playbill: Betty Corwin, Creator of the Theater on Film and Tape Archive, Dies at 98

Playbill: Betty Corwin, Creator of the Theater on Film and Tape Archive, Dies at 98. “If you have watched a Broadway show from before you were born, you probably have Betty Corwin to thank. The force of nature behind the Theater on Film and Tape Archive, who earned a special Tony Award for her efforts in 2001, died September 10 at the age of 98.”

Religion News Service: Boston’s Catholic archdiocese expands effort to digitize archives

Religion News Service: Boston’s Catholic archdiocese expands effort to digitize archives. “When Thomas Lester began his job as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s archivist in 2014, he quickly noticed that many of the archdiocese’s bound archives containing centuries of records of sacraments performed by its clergy were beginning to fall apart.”

The Ultimate Digital Preservation Guide, Part Seven — Technological Challenges: Cameras (Genealogy’s Star)

Genealogy’s Star: The Ultimate Digital Preservation Guide, Part Seven — Technological Challenges: Cameras. “There are two main ways to digitize paper records: cameras and dedicated scanners. In this post, I am going to write about digital cameras as they may be used for document preservation.”

Genealogy’s Star: The Ultimate Digital Preservation Guide, Part Six — Deciding what to Preserve

Genealogy’s Star: The Ultimate Digital Preservation Guide, Part Six — Deciding what to Preserve. “As a result of the general availability of the technology, some genealogists have amassed huge files of photocopies. Because of the proliferation of photocopies, it is time for me to write about the issue of an original vs. a copy and from that, deciding what to preserve.”

GRAMMY Museum: GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program Awards $200,000 For Music Research And Sound Preservation

GRAMMY Museum: GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program Awards $200,000 For Music Research And Sound Preservation. “The GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program announced today that $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 15 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs…. Preservation projects include the archiving of uncirculated John Hartford jam tapes, 960 audio reels of Cajun and zydeco artists, and 221 rare interview recordings with African-American actors, performers, composers, musicians, and scholars, among many other preservation projects.”