Nieman Lab: Ready to read the report?!? Despite decades of digital decay, The Washington Post’s 1998 copy of the Starr Report is still alive

Nieman Lab: Ready to read the report?!? Despite decades of digital decay, The Washington Post’s 1998 copy of the Starr Report is still alive. “As Attorney General William Barr fielded reporters at a presser (hours before releasing the actual report), the same ole Post link from 1998 made the rounds on Twitter. The only other complete file of it I could find was from the Government Publishing Office, available in plain text and PDF.”

The Atlantic: Obama’s Presidential Library Is Already Digital

The Atlantic: Obama’s Presidential Library Is Already Digital. “The debate about the Obama library exhibits a fundamental confusion. Given its origins and composition, the Obama library is already largely digital. The vast majority of the record his presidency left behind consists not of evocative handwritten notes, printed cable transmissions, and black-and-white photographs, but email, Word documents, and JPEGs. The question now is how to leverage its digital nature to make it maximally useful and used.”

New York Times: The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t

New York Times: The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t. “In a break with precedent, there will be no research library on site, and none of Mr. Obama’s official presidential records. Instead, the Obama Foundation will pay to digitize the roughly 30 million pages of unclassified paper records from the administration so they can be made available online.”

PR Newswire: Iron Mountain Renews Support for Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, Preserving and Protecting the Writings and Legacy of President Lincoln (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Iron Mountain Renews Support for Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, Preserving and Protecting the Writings and Legacy of President Lincoln (PRESS RELEASE). “Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced it has renewed its support of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Overseen by the Library, the project is dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing all documents written by, or to, Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. Iron Mountain’s grant is supported through the Living Legacy Initiative, the company’s commitment to preserve and make accessible cultural and historical information and artifacts.”

State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube (Google Blog)

Google Blog: State of the Union 2019: Live on YouTube. “As we have done since 2010, YouTube will live stream the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 p.m. ET, as well as the response. This year, you can tune in to live streams in both English and Spanish.”

Sixth Installment Available of “The Daily Summary: Informing President Truman” (CIA)

CIA: Sixth Installment Available of “The Daily Summary: Informing President Truman”. “The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) today released the last of six sets of declassified daily intelligence reports President Harry Truman received from CIA and its predecessor organization, the Central Intelligence Group. Known then as the Daily Summary, the product continues now as the President’s Daily Brief.”

Miami Herald: Lincoln papers project gets grant for tracking software

Miami Herald: Lincoln papers project gets grant for tracking software. “An ongoing project to digitize all of Abraham Lincoln’s papers has received a grant. Officials announced Tuesday that the Abraham Lincoln Association has given a $6,000 grant to the digitization project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum .”