Kansas State Collegian: K-State Libraries donate thousands of records to digital archive. “Faculty in K-State special collections department knew of The Great 78 Project before getting involved, [Keli] Rylance said. During the 2016-2017 academic year, faculty combed through their collections and decided two would be good candidates for the project. Rylance then contacted the project’s developer at the Archive of Contemporary Music in New York to arrange a partnership. Since then, students have joined faculty in preparing the nearly 8,000 sides of audio for shipment to George Blood, an audio and visual digitisation company in Philadelphia.”
Internet Archive: 78s Bring the Past to Life. “For many of us, music is an integral part of our memories. It evokes a period of time in our lives, or inspires specific recollections. Music can also conjure times long past, outside of our personal memories. When we watch this movie, we see and hear Argentina in the early 20th Century. The music in this clip came from a 78 collected in Buenos Aires by Tina Argumedo, part of her personal collection of hundreds of discs.”
Freedom of the Press Foundation: Archiving the alternative press threatened by wealthy buyers. “Freedom of the Press Foundation is launching an online archives collection in partnership with Archive-It, a service developed by the Internet Archive to help organizations preserve online content. Our collection, focusing on news outlets we deem to be especially vulnerable to ‘billionaire problem,’ aims to preserve sites in their entirety before their archives can be taken down or manipulated.”
Internet Archive: 5,000 78rpm sides for the Great 78 Project are now posted. “This month’s transfers of 5,000 78rpm sides for the Great 78 Project are now posted. Many are Latin American music from the David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection. Others are square dance music, with and without the calls, from the Larry Edelman Collection.”
The Register: Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church… oh, and a little fight to preserve truth. “At the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, technologists, educators, archivists, and others fact-oriented folks gathered to discuss how they and the like-minded can save news from the memory hole – a conceit conjured by George Orwell to describe a political mechanism for altering the truth.”
eHam: Free Back Issues of Ham Radio Horizons Online. “Would you like to travel back in time to the late 1970’s and be able to see and read all 36 complete issues of Ham Radio Horizons for FREE??? Well thanks to the fine folks at The Internet Archive you can…”
OCLC: OCLC and Internet Archive collaborate to expand library access to digital collections. “OCLC and Internet Archive are working together to make the Archive’s collection of 2.5 million digitized books easier to find and access online and through local libraries. OCLC will process metadata from the Internet Archive for its digital collection, matching to existing records in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections, or adding a new record if one does not exist. The WorldCat record will include a link leading back to the Archive.org record. From there, searchers can examine or potentially borrow the related digital item.” This is TERRIFIC news.