News and notes from elsewhere: Journalists and World War I; journalism history and digital archives; and 1968

The following announcements, culled from other H-Net lists as well as ICA's Communication History Discussion listserv, will interest JHistory subscribers. Please scroll down for information on a book review that touches on journalists in World War I, a call for papers for a special journal issue devoted to digital archives, and a call for conference papers for a 50-year retrospective on the turbulence of 1968.

 

MIT press and The Internet Archive agree to digitize books

Friends:
 
Below is a link to, and excerpt from, a story about a collaboration between MIT press and the Internet Archive to make part of MIT's backlist available in digital form.  The story appeared in the Library Journal earlier this summer.  H-Bibl alerted me to this story.
 
Margaret
 
 
 
"MIT Press,

Call for Contributions: Online Encyclopaedia and Archive of Igbo Studies

Call for Contributions: Online Encyclopaedia and Archive of Igbo Studies

 

The Igbo Studies Archive seeks to build up a free and robust online resource in the field of Igbo studies. We seek subject specialists to write articles of varying lengths (500 to 3000 words) on topics spanning Igbo studies including Igbo culture, history, arts and politics.

CONF: Document to Digital: How Does Digitisation Aid African Research. Edinburgh, 11 Sept 2017

This year the conference of SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa) discusses the theme

Document to Digital: How Does Digitisation Aid African Research?

For more details go to http://scolma.org/bookings-open-for-scolmas-document-to-digital-conference/.

Venue: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Monday, 11 September 2017

Programme

9.00        Registration

9.20        Welcome

Marmot Launches Digital Archive

"Marmot Library Network, the multi-type consortium based in Grand Junction, CO, has developed a Digital Archive and repository solution, enabling its member libraries to showcase digitized collections of images, postcards, books, magazines, videos, recorded oral histories and music, academic research, and more...  the new solution is designed to surface archive content alongside related books, ebooks, DVDs, and other content when patrons conduct searches of their library’s catalog."

Call for Contributions: Online Encyclopaedia and Archive of Igbo Studies

Call for Contributions: Online Encyclopaedia and Archive of Igbo Studies 

The Igbo Studies Archive seeks to build up a free and robust online resource in the field of Igbo studies. We seek subject specialists to write articles of varying lengths (500 to 3000 words) on topics spanning Igbo studies including Igbo culture, history, arts and politics.

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