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Creative Commons Officially Launches a Search Engine That Indexes 300+ Million Public Domain Images

Creative Commons has officially launched CC Search, a search engine that indexes over 300 million images from 19 image collections, "including cultural works from museums (the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art), graphic designs and art works (Behance, DeviantArt), photos from Flickr, and an initial set of CC0 3D designs from Thingiverse."

Executive Guide on Digital Preservation Released

IFLA (the International Federation of Library Associations) has announced the release of an Executive Guide on Digital Preservation "intended to assist in convincing senior managers, government officials, and policy- and decision-makers of the importance of preserving their digital assets."

IFLA News, May 21, 2019, https://www.ifla.org/node/92184

Brooklyn Library Digitizes Thousands of Historic Newspaper Articles

"In a move sure to get history-loving hearts racing, Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library is making more than 40 borough-specific newspapers available for online hunting.

Their digital archive of Brooklyn Daily Eagle articles is already an essential tool in borough research and the latest project adds thousands more newspaper pages for history buffs to hunt through."

Digital Public Humanities Panel

On March 21, the NULab and Humanities Center co-sponsored a panel, “Digital Public Humanities,"  featuring presentations by four scholars who work in the digital public humanities.  They "explored the public impact of digital projects, asking what digital public humanities methods are and can be used for, who benefits from this work, and where to locate the experiential and political in digital public humanities."