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Connexions Archive seeks a new home
2009-11-18
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Grassroots Archives: Preservation as subversion?
2012-10-08
Ulli Diemer of Connexions, a social justice library and archive - www.connexions.org - discusses problems facing grassroots archives at a talk sponsored by the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT).
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
2009-10-30
International Federation of Journalists
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).

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Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
Alternative Archive
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
Archival Science
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Article
The theory and study of the safe storage, cataloguing and retrieval of documents and items.
Bookworms Rejoice
Digital deal paves the way for online access
Johnson, Bobbie
Article
2008
Guardian Weekly
Google and the US book industry struck a deal to sell digitized books online and distribute royalties to their authors and publishers through a third party.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Data storage device
Article
A data storage device is a device for recording (storing) information (data).
The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
Rall, Ted
Article
2015
Counterpunch
Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded his...
Digital Domesday Book lasts 15 years not 100
McKie, Robin; Thorpe, Vanessa
Article
2002
The Guardian
It was meant to be a showcase for Britain's electronic prowess but 16 years after it was created, the £2.5 million BBC Domesday Project has achieved an unexpected and unwelcome status: it is now unrea...
Digital Preservation
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Article
The active management of digital information over time to ensure its accessibility.
Digital Preservation Management
Impelementing Short-term Strategies for Long-term Problems
Website
The MIT Libraryis pleased to be the host institution for the Digital Preservation Management Workshop and Tutorial. This expanded program is based on the workshop curriculum initially developed at Cor...
FoundSF
Shaping San Francisco's Digital Archive
Website
FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,800 a...
Google a great painting
Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums
Brown, Mark
Article
2011
Guardian
Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
Google can't be trusted to look after our books
Barron, Simon
Article
2011
The Guardian
The author warns that Google's lack of accountability to the public could put its digital collection in jeopardy should it become too expensive to maintain. He argues that the protection of cultural r...
Grassroots archive information sheet
About your archive - collection - resource centre - library
Article
2012
Connexions
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your bas...
IFJ Calls on Writers to Demand Their Rights from Google
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on all journalists who have had their books scanned by Google through its Google Book Search to claim their rights to payment.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
Connexions and Beit Zatoun
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding
Project will engage communities in local history
Unclassified
2012
The treasures of Timbuktu
The race is on to preserve papers dating back to a west African golden age
Rice, Xan
Article
2007
The Guardian Weekly
West African scholars are quickly discovering the wealth of manuscripts burried in and near Timbuktu dating from the 11th century. Governments and universities are building archives in which to house ...

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Double Fold
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Book
2001
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...


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