H-HistBibl is an international network of librarians, archivists, curators, and scholars interested in the practice and study of bibliographic and library services to support the study and teaching of history.
New report of interest from the ACRL Assessment in Action project : Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success:
Assessment in Action is an attempt involving over 200 institutions to see how libraries contribute to student learning and how we can measure that contribution.
Among the results:
The New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division has digitized 11 Hebrew manuscripts and two early printed books. The documents -- which span over 400 years from the late medieval period to early modern history -- cover Kaballah, literature and playwriting, science and medicine, and philosophical and astrological commentary.
More than 2,000 digitized pages chronicle early Jewish scholarship and are now available on NYPL’s Digital Collections website.
For nearly a decade, the world's most exhaustive record of transgender history sat in boxes in the University of Victoria's library in Canada.