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Umbra: Search African American History

Umbra: Search African American History (currently in beta phase) is a freely available discovery tool, created for use by the public for the research and study of African American history and culture. It assembles a national collection of digital materials--images, videos, books, and more--for use by scholars, artists, parents, students, and educators.

National Archives transcription drive


The National Archives turned to Twitter to raise a volunteer workforce of citizen archivists to help transcribe some of millions of digitized documents—including thousands of declassified CIA and Department of Defense files. The goal of the Transcription Challenge: 1000 transcribed pages of documents between March 16 and 23. In fact, over 2000 pages were transcribed.

National Archive of Cuba begins scanning its collections

Experts from the National Archives of the Republic of Cuba (ARNAC), headquartered in Havana, began digitizing 300 maps of their holdings and collections of the institution...

Related to the war of independence of Cuba in 1895 and the Revolutionary Party created in 1892 by the hero of the island, José Martí, documents are among those that pass to electronic format, explained the director of the National Archives, Martha Ferriol.

UC Press and the CDL Receive $750K Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of California Press (UC Press) and the California Digital Library (CDL), have received a grant of $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a web-based, open source content and workflow management system to support the publication of open access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences. When complete, this system will be made available to the community of academic publishers, especially university presses and library publishers.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-HistBibl: 16 March - 23 March

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 9 March 2015 to 16 March 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-HistBibl.

See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.


The HistoryMakers - Oral History Researcher