Morocco World News: Morocco’s National Library, Museum Foundation to Digitize Moroccan Art

Morocco World News: Morocco’s National Library, Museum Foundation to Digitize Moroccan Art. “The National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) and the National Foundation of Museums (FNM) have signed a partnership agreement to accelerate the project of digitizing art collections created by Moroccan artists.”

University of Northern Colorado: Professor Receives $6,500 Grant to Create Digital Archive for Artifacts

University of Northern Colorado: Professor Receives $6,500 Grant to Create Digital Archive for Artifacts. “In May of 2019, Andy Creekmore, Ph.D., an associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Northern Colorado, received a $6,500 grant from the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Micro-Grant Program. The grant is being used to make UNC’s collection of more than 3,000 southwestern and plains prehistoric and historic artifacts publicly accessible through an online database that’ll be searchable and Google indexed through Digital UNC.”

PODCAST: Moving a Hundred-Year-Old Series Online: Getty’s Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Getty Iris)

Getty Iris: PODCAST: Moving a Hundred-Year-Old Series Online: Getty’s Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. “How do you reimagine a century-old reference series for the digital age? In 1919, a French archaeologist started the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, or CVA, with the ambitious goal of cataloging every ancient painted vase in the world. Nearly 400 volumes, compiling some 100,000 vases, have been published to date, making the CVA one of the most important resources for researchers working on ancient Greek art and culture. Getty’s most recent addition to the CVA is the first born-digital, open-access volume of this essential series. In this episode, Despoina Tsiafakis, the author of Getty’s new CVA volume and the director of research at the Athena Research and Innovation Center in Greece, speaks with Getty curator David Saunders and Getty digital publications manager Greg Albers about the history of the CVA and the process of bringing the series to a new digital platform.” Podcast with transcript.

Public Radio of Armenia: Armenian Museum of America to digitize Garabed Gospel dated 1207 AD

Public Radio of Armenia: Armenian Museum of America to digitize Garabed Gospel dated 1207 AD. “The Armenian Museum of America will digitize one of the most important piece in its collection, the Garabed Gospel, 1207 AD.”

Yonhap News Agency: S. Korea approves 680 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean excavation project

Yonhap News Agency: S. Korea approves 680 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean excavation project . “The government on Monday approved the spending of 688 million won (US$565,000) on creating a digital archive of relics found from a historical site in North Korea through an inter-Korean excavation project, the unification ministry said. The Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council approved the expenditure plan necessary to build the archive, including fees for data processing, creating content and consulting, according to the ministry.”

CNN: Kansas City’s WWI Museum is avoiding layoffs by giving employees thousands of pages from its archives to digitize

CNN: Kansas City’s WWI Museum is avoiding layoffs by giving employees thousands of pages from its archives to digitize. “A museum in Kansas City, Missouri is avoiding laying off its employees during the coronavirus pandemic by giving some of them a big project to take on. The National WWI Museum and Memorial said it is moving 10 of its employees to a team dedicated to digitizing thousands of letters, diaries and journals.”

The Sociable: Pentagon plans to digitize the largest repository of disease-related medical data in the world

The Sociable: Pentagon plans to digitize the largest repository of disease-related medical data in the world. “The ultimate goal of the Pentagon’s Joint Pathology Center (JPC), part of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), is to create a fully digitized and accessible repository of the ‘approximately 55 million glass slides, 31 million paraffin embedded tissue blocks, and over 500,000 wet tissue samples that have been collected over the last 100+ years,’ according to the JPC recommendations report released on Thursday.”

UC Davis: Renowned Viticulturist’s Papers to Be Digitized

UC Davis: Renowned Viticulturist’s Papers to Be Digitized. “With a recent gift of $200,000 from Cameron ‘Cam’ Baker and Kate Solari Baker, owners of Larkmead Vineyards, the library will further preserve and share the Harold Paul Olmo Papers — by digitizing them, thus allowing broader access to his work in grape breeding and the suitability of grape varieties to different climates and terrains around the world.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: South Milwaukee wants to digitize its newspapers to preserve the city’s history. But it needs $15,000 to do it.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: South Milwaukee wants to digitize its newspapers to preserve the city’s history. But it needs $15,000 to do it.. “More than 100 rolls of 35mm microfilm containing South Milwaukee newspapers from 1892 to 2006 are currently not readable. The reader and printer at the South Milwaukee Public Library, 1907 10th Ave., failed and the South Milwaukee Historical Society is working with the library and a local business owner to save the city’s history.”

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: KMUW and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Historic Public Television and Radio Programs from Across Kansas

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: KMUW and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Historic Public Television and Radio Programs from Across Kansas. “KMUW 89.1 – FM and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced today a collaborative effort to preserve and make accessible historic television and radio programs produced by Kansas public media stations. The resulting online collection, to be digitized from deteriorating and obsolete formats, will showcase statewide coverage of social issues, commentary, public reporting and history from more than 60 years of Kansas public media archival collections.”

Rutgers Today: Rutgers, Google Partnership Will Provide Online Access to Nearly 190,000 Books

Rutgers Today: Rutgers, Google Partnership Will Provide Online Access to Nearly 190,000 Books. “Candidates for digitization include publications by federal, state and city organizations ranging from the U.S. Geological Survey to the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Documents capturing Rutgers’ rich history are also represented, such as Rutgers College alumni publications and songbooks from the New Jersey College for Women, the predecessor to Douglass College. Literary classics from Jane Austen, Jorge Luis Borges, George Eliot, John Milton, Walt Whitman and several others populate the list as well.”

AVL Today: The Asheville Art Museum takes Black Mountain College online

AVL Today: The Asheville Art Museum takes Black Mountain College online. “The Asheville Art Museum (2 S. Pack Square) just received a major grant of $163,694 to create the Digital BMC Collection and Interconnective Timeline, which will allow them to digitize their collection of Black Mountain College materials to make it public + accessible.”

Indiana University Bloomington: Grant aids project by IU, other institutions to digitize medieval manuscripts

Indiana University Bloomington: Grant aids project by IU, other institutions to digitize medieval manuscripts. “Indiana University Bloomington and a consortium of higher-learning institutions have received a three-year grant for The Peripheral Manuscripts Project: Digitizing Medieval Manuscript Collections in the Midwest, which will create a digital repository and catalog of medieval manuscripts across Midwestern collections.”

Sydney Morning Herald: Digitisation is putting the world’s greatest works within reach

Sydney Morning Herald: Digitisation is putting the world’s greatest works within reach. “One of the greatest changes in the art world in recent years won’t be seen in galleries because it is happening online. Digitisation programs have accelerated in the past five years and most state art institutions now have more than half of their collections online, changing the way we approach art and rapidly turning the world into a virtual gallery.”