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View Resource Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE: Sun Software, Information & Technology Exchange

University of California-Berkeley and Sun Microsystems have released the Berkeley Digital Library, with the goal of providing information and support for those building digital libraries, museums, and archives. The Digital Library has connections to over 30 digital text and image collections, hundreds of library catalogs, location aids for selected archival collections, and tools for clients and...

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/
View Resource Guides to Good Practice in the Creation and Use of Digital Resources

The UK's Arts and Humanities Data Service, a project of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), has made available the first of a series of Guides to Good Practice. These Guides are intended to "provid[e] the humanities research and teaching communities with practical instruction in applying recognized standards and good practice to the creation and use of digital resources." The first...

http://hds.essex.ac.uk/g2gp/digitising_history/summary.asp
View Resource An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

Created by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress as part of its American Memory digitized library project, this site will eventually offer "28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present," covering "key events and eras in American history." The current site offers "fifty items from fourteen American states, the District of...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/broadsides-and-other-printed...
View Resource Europe's Digital Library

This European website is dedicated to addressing digital preservation problems so that those involved can better plan for future research and development. A key concern is that digital information, and specifically "cultural heritage and scientific objects," will remain accessible and usable for future generations. Although Epranet does not conduct research and development, "it will create a...

http://www.erpanet.org/
View Resource Preserving Access to Digital Information

The growing concern over how best to preserve information in digital form continues to be of special interest to a number of federal library systems around the world, and the National Library of Australia is no exception. On its Preserving Access to Digital Information homepage, interested parties will find a very diverse set of materials related to these challenges, and a fairly broad set of...

http://pandora.nla.gov.au/tep/10691
View Resource National Digital Stewardship Alliance

Started as an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) is a "collaborative effort among government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and businesses to preserve a distributed national digital collection for the benefit of citizens now and in the future." Some of the...

http://ndsa.org/
View Resource The Signal: Digital Preservation Screenshot

Librarians, information technology specialists, and others will find much to enjoy on this excellent collaborative blog created by the Library of Congress. Called "The Signal," it covers "exciting new developments that have an impact on digital preservation and access." There are 12 experts who contribute posts to the blog on a regular basis and there are well over 400 posts to browse through...

http://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/
View Resource Digital Preservation Tools Showcase Screenshot

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program works with the Library of Congress to craft high-quality solutions to the problems facing a wide array of digital management initiatives across different sectors. Part of their work includes compiling a list of helpful tools for persons within the digital preservation community. On this site, visitors can examine over 40...

http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/tools/
View Resource Theodore Roosevelt Collection Photographs Screenshot

President Theodore Roosevelt was a complex man but one can get to know him through his writings, speeches, and policy initiatives. This digital collection offers up a realm of photographs that tell a different set of stories via his African safaris, visits to Brazil, and a trip to the Panama Canal. The offerings include formal portraits, newsreel stills, panoramic views, and even lantern slides....

http://hcl.harvard.edu/collections/digital_collections/roose...