The Scroll

Oct 27

Judaica Sound Archives -

In spite of its tacky design, clunky navigation, limited search capabilities, and inability to download audio files, the Judaica Sound Archives is otherwise cool (at least to those of us who grew up listening to Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band).  From Florida Atlantic University.

Oct 24

Digital Library on American Slavery -

Useful for historical research and African-American genealogy.

Bach's Bible -

Recently discovered, this bible proves Bach’s (previously unattested) religiosity.

Oct 16

Can't Wait to See This -

TILE [Text-Image Linking Environment] will be “an advanced suite of tools for linking texts and images, and developing image-based digital humanities resources…”

Harvard to Digitize 51,500 Rare Chinese Books

Oct 15

Yale to Digitize Syrian and Palestinian Government Records -

"The Yale University Library received a $650,000 four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education… and a $240,000 joint grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Joint Information Systems Committee…"

Oct 14

New York Philharmonic’s Archivist featured on NYTimes.com. The archives has received a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to digitize their archives.

New York Philharmonic’s Archivist featured on NYTimes.com. The archives has received a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to digitize their archives.

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This is actually one of my favourite Public History projects- Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936-1938 online.  Please go there

igather:

This is actually one of my favourite Public History projects- Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936-1938 online. Please go there

Great Correspondence Highlights at "Letters of Note"

Sep 25

Digital Collection of Artists’ Books. Reed College nicely cleared the hurdle of displaying artists’ books online. Great design, useful contextual information & a nice sampling — but, of course, the physical originals can’t be beat.

Digital Collection of Artists’ Books. Reed College nicely cleared the hurdle of displaying artists’ books online. Great design, useful contextual information & a nice sampling — but, of course, the physical originals can’t be beat.