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Hide and seek: Finding "hidden" collections

Once upon a time you made good wishes for every new year. You promised yourself to set one or more substantial goals to pursue with all your talents and capacities in order to obtain results that often would led to higher self-esteem and other lofty qualities. 2,000 more words

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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Research Library for Turkish Studies: The Jacob M. Landau Collection

In 2003, the University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt (ULB Halle) purchased parts of the private library of Prof. Jacob M. Landau (Jerusalem). The collection comprises 3.000 volumes of original source materials and secondary literature on the history of the  134 more words

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E.T.A. Hoffmann, writer, composer, draughtsman and lawyer

The huge influence of German science and culture on the development of history as an academic discipline in the nineteenth century is something taken for granted. 1,884 more words

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How #librarians can be #DigitalMentors for teens by #AlexandraSamuel @awsamuel

What is the role of librarians, archivists, media trainers, and other information professionals in fostering a healthy digital world for the next generation?

That’s the question I want to tackle this week, in response to a delightful letter I recently received. 300 more words


Encircled by knowledge: New life for old encyclopedias

In happy and carefree moments you can be tempted to think that only the internet made it possible to have all possible kinds of knowledge within you reach. 2,395 more words

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Website uses neural networks to enlarge small images, and the results are pretty magical | Mashable #images #digital #archives #machinelearning #AI #digitallibraries #libraries

Images archived in digital libraries are either born digital or scans/photos of hard copy originals. This technology may be useful in enhancing images of historical photos and documents that are of low quality. 94 more words


Participatory Cataloging and User-Generated Tags: A Brief Look at the Library of Congress and Flickr (An Academic Paper)

The collaborative pilot project, between the Library of Congress and, the popular photo sharing website, Flickr, represented a distinctive shift in the LOC’s approach towards making their collections more accessible to the general public. 1,564 more words