Webinars for State Government Electronic Records

Update: Thanks to all who attended these webinars. For those who requested copies of the slides, and for those who could not attend but would like to see the slides used during the webinar, they are available here: SGER2015   NHPRC will be hosting two webinars to answer questions of those interested in the State Government … Continue reading Webinars for State Government Electronic Records

Webinars for Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections

Update: Thanks to all who attended these webinars. For those who requested copies of the slides, and for those who could not attend but would like to see the slides used during the webinar, they are available here: DDACJune2015   NHPRC will be hosting two webinars to answer questions of those interested in the Digital Dissemination … Continue reading Webinars for Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections

Helping Smaller Archival Repositories Preserve Their Collections and Make Them Accessible

As I mentioned in a previous blog, the NHPRC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs) in 2015. The SHRABs in many of the states have received funding for regrant programs that permit them to make small grants of their own. These regrant funds are often awarded to smaller … Continue reading Helping Smaller Archival Repositories Preserve Their Collections and Make Them Accessible

Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

I would like to bring to your attention three upcoming webinars regarding NHPRC's Access to Historical Records grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of the message. To view slides from the webinar, please click this link: AccessToHistoricalRecordsWebinar1. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for this grant program to … Continue reading Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

Former NHPRC Grantee Discusses the Human Element of Digital Preservation

Each year NHPRC receives dozens of project proposals to digitize and provide public access to nationally significant records. Often times an applicant expends a great amount of time discussing the technological ins-and-outs of how their digitization work will proceed. In each proposal, reviewers will usually read about specific scanners, various analog conversion equipment, TB hard … Continue reading Former NHPRC Grantee Discusses the Human Element of Digital Preservation

From Brooding to Marveling: possibilities of Online Resources

In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, “What Could Be Lost as Einstein’s Papers Go Online,” Walter Isaacson wondered whether people will still visit the physical archives once everything is digitized and goes online. Recalling his own research visits to the archives at CalTech and his journey to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, Isaacson wrote … Continue reading From Brooding to Marveling: possibilities of Online Resources

UGA Nears Completion of Political Parties Processing Project

The following article, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of UGA Libraries' magazine Beyond the Pages, details a recently funded Access to Historical Records grant project to process and make available the records of the Georgia Democratic and Republican Parties. The records demonstrate the changing face of Georgia politics and present a microcosm of the shift … Continue reading UGA Nears Completion of Political Parties Processing Project