UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts

UCLA: UCLA Library to host digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts. “The UCLA Library and Early Manuscripts Electronic Library have partnered with St. Catherine’s Monastery to digitize and publish online on an open access basis some 1,100 rare and unique Syriac and Arabic manuscripts dating from the fourth to the 17th centuries.”

Press & Dakotan: SD Historical Society Receives Grant To Put More Historical Newspapers Online

Press & Dakotan: SD Historical Society Receives Grant To Put More Historical Newspapers Online. “The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives in Pierre was awarded a third round of grant funding in the amount of $280,200 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers.”

Creative Commons: Creative Commons awarded $800,000 from Arcadia to support discovery and collaboration in the global commons

Creative Commons: Creative Commons awarded $800,000 from Arcadia to support discovery and collaboration in the global commons . “Creative Commons is pleased to announce an award of new funding in the amount of $800,000 over two years from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, in support of CC Search, a Creative Commons technology project designed to maximize discovery and use of openly licensed content in the Commons.”

Washington Secretary of State: Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers

Washington Secretary of State: Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers. “With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers. The grant, announced this morning, will enable the Washington State Library’s Washington Digital Newspaper Project to add 100,000 pages of culturally and historically significant newspapers from Asian-American, African-American, and World War II-era publications to its free public archives.”

Northeastern: Northeastern Library Pioneers New Methods Of Big Data Scholarship In Effort To Digitize History

Northeastern: Northeastern Library Pioneers New Methods Of Big Data Scholarship In Effort To Digitize History. “Dan Cohen has a vision for the future of the Northeastern library. Cohen, dean of the libraries and vice provost for information collaboration, wants to transform Northeastern’s vast archive of print and photographic data into a standardized digital form that will allow scholars to use modern Big Data techniques to analyze 300-year-old information. And now, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Cohen will have the resources he needs to transform that vision into reality.”

Rutgers: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives Additional $219,609 Grant to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers

Rutgers: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives Additional $219,609 Grant to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers. “The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) has received an additional round of funding in the amount of $219,609 to digitize historical New Jersey newspapers and make them available to the public via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced today.”

University of North Carolina: University Libraries Receives $1.75 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

University of North Carolina: University Libraries Receives $1.75 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “Speeches that U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy delivered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recordings of Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, performances by North Carolina icons Andy Griffith and Doc Watson and street scenes filmed across North Carolina in the 1930s are among the items that global audiences and researchers will soon be able to hear and view online. A grant of $1.75 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at Carolina’s University Libraries to preserve, digitize and share unique audio and moving image recordings with the world.”