Participants in the Cooperative Acquisitions Program (CAP, or ‘LC Coop’) regularly receive print publications from around the world, expanding existing library collections and putting a focus on international acquisitions. These materials, some of which are in non-Roman character sets, need to be catalogued and processed before they can be used within the library, and members […]
When you’re looking to start your first digitization project, file type options can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re not familiar with their advantages and disadvantages. Backstage can help you understand the different types of deliverables common for digital imaging projects and make sure you are getting the most out of your files. Choosing the best […]
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides $4,415,000 to support CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices
CLIR has announced the latest phase of its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, called Amplifying Unheard Voices, supported by a $4,415,000 investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
$15M Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant from the Library of Congress Announced for Minority Communities
The Library of Congress has announced a new, multiyear initiative, called Of The People, in support of Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities to enable storytelling through technology, internships, and fellowship opportunities, and supported by a $15 million investment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This initiative represents the largest grant from a private […]
You’ve created archival microfilm from your original source materials. Your microfilm collection is a valuable asset to your researchers. Once properly created and processed, microforms require very little active preservation beyond storage, careful handling, and occasional surveying to evaluate condition. Keeping master reels safe and accessible is a key element of your collection management strategy. […]