Newark Advertiser (UK): More help needed to preserve our pictures from the past. “Thousands of images from the Advertiser’s photographic archive are now online thanks to a long-term project to safeguard them for future generations. They are working their way through thousands of old photographic negatives, some dating back to the 1940s. Because of their age, some of the negatives are becoming damaged or corroded so it is vital that they are digitalised.”
Mount Desert Islander: Museum makes historic fisheries photos accessible
. “Researchers and others interested in maritime and fishing history have a powerful new tool at their disposal. The publishers of ‘National Fisherman’ magazine donated the magazine’s entire predigital photographic archive to the Penobscot Marine Museum here.”
PetaPixel: I Just Had 20,000 Slides Returned from Sports Illustrated. “Here we are in 2017 and I am glad my obsession with keeping stuff carried over into my photography. This maniacal attitude combined with great advice I received early on from mentors like Neil Leifer taught me to fight like hell to keep my copyright and retain ownership and control of my images. In the old days, this meant my chromes — my 35mm color transparencies. There is nothing like a properly exposed, sharp, color slide viewed on a light table through a Schneider loupe. These magical squares are valuable, that’s why clients always tried to keep them.”
Armenpress: ARMENPRESS: HISTORY website launched, unique online archive offers exclusive historic photos. I had mentioned this in May but now it’s finally launched. There are currently 2500 photos online, 6500 have been digitized, and if I remember correctly the plan was to put at least 10000 photos online, so it’s still a work in progress.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) has launched a new photo archive. “As part of the Globe’s Canada 150 celebration, (the Globe hits 173 this year), we’ve pulled an eclectic selection of photos that range from a 1901 picture of the Forester’s Arch being erected on Bay and Richmond streets for a royal visit to a Canadian astronomical discovery in the late 1990s. You can search the archive by date or Globe photographer, and there are special collections that cover different aspects of Canadian life.” It looks like this is subscribers only; there are over 100,000 photos available at the moment with more to come.
Armenia news agency ARMENPRESS is getting a digital archive for its photos. “ARMENPRESS news agency, Beeline Armenia and the Technological Development Center Fund are announcing the launch of the ARMENPRESS: History project. The purpose of the project is to digitize the news agency’s unique photo archive: nearly 10,000 photos from the archive, and create the ARMENPRESS: History website.”
Latin American Herald Tribune: Epa Launches New Multimedia News Service for Europe’s Citizens and Media. “The European Pressphoto Agency (epa) launched on Saturday a new information tool targeted at European citizens and media, focusing on world news with an emphasis on events happening in Europe. Epa, which brings together nine news agencies from across Europe including Spain’s EFE, said in a statement that its new portal aimed to offer members of the public direct access to current events through the media.”