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Judges Say Google Not Violating Copyright Laws by Publishing Snippets

The following excerpt is from an article posted October 16, 2015 at the Yahoo website. Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing millions of books so it can provide small portions of them to the public, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decade-long dispute by authors worried that the project would spoil […]

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Ancestry Announces Renewal of Their Digitization Partnership Agreement With NARA

I just got the following from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry. This is goods news. Ancestry & NARA had problems with their digitization projects a while back when it was found that an employee had destroyed records. That looks to have been resolved… Whew… We are pleased to announce the renewal of our digitization partnership agreement […]

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100,000 Original Mali Photographs to be Digitized

The following teaser is from an article posted April 21, 2015 at the Michigan State University website. Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating […]

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Online Digital Genealogy Data is a Fragile Thing

A thought-provoking article by Jon Christian has been posted at the Slate website. The article is titled Deleting the Family Tree – When shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years’ worth of my family’s correspondence and memories. The title alone is enough to jar a genealogist into considering the value and […]

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Digital Imaging Essentials: Techniques & Tips for Genealogists and Family Historians- with FREE PDF- 20% Off

From scanner or camera, digital images, namely photographs, have become a part of everyday life. Even older photographs, on paper or film, are commonly converted to digital format. Documents, letters, notes, books, and just about anything else on paper can be scanned and preserved in digital format. This include vital records. Opinions vary widely on […]

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Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane of Petersburg, VA Records to be Digitized

April 8, 2015 – AUSTIN, Texas — Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information have received a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop and field test a digital infrastructure for preserving and managing the historical public records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in Petersburg, […]

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The Lightening Talks of the BYU Family History Technology Workshop #Genealogy

The Lightening Talks just finished here at the BYU Family History Technology Workshop. Presenters had about two minutes to tell us what they were working on in the tech field. Wow! What a fascinating session. Following are the sessions given, with my notes. It’s not a perfect listing, in that I could not always get […]

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Donation to Conserve & Digitize Documents From the 1911 New York Capital Fire

In the very early morning hours of March 29, 1911, a fire got started in the 3rd floor Assembly Library of the New York Capital Building. The fire quickly spread throughout the third floor, then on to the fourth floor and both towers. Many thousands of manuscripts and books went up in flames. However, there […]

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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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Free Online Seven-Step Guide to Preserving Digital & Print Genealogy Records

The following news release is from PRNewswire. I found it interesting and the free 7-step guide useful. Keep in mind that this is from printing company, so they have a vested interest in printed paper records. But they have some good points, that it certainly couldn’t hurt to follow. Seven-Step Guide to Preserving Irreplaceable Digital […]

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Check Out the Crowley Company Scanning Equipment

The Crowley Company specializes in high-performance scanning, duplicating and processing equipment & software to suit most preservation and records management needs. One of the first firms in the capture industry, The Crowley Company (dba Crowley Micrographics) has embraced – and often shaped – changes in scanning and digitizing technology. Complemented by a full array of […]

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Organizing and Sharing Digital Images

Geoff Rasmussen is the host and regular presenter at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Topics he has covered shows his wide and experienced knowledge base in genealogical research as well as Internet and digital tools valuable to genealogists. One popular webinar given by Geoff was Organizing And Sharing Digital Images. The title alone provides a decent […]

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Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving – A Free eBook from the LOC

The Library of Congress has announced the publication of a new FREE e-book entitled “Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving.” It is a published compilation of selected blog posts published in the LOC online blog, The Signal. All of the posts incorporated into the new publication were written by NDIIPP staff as well as guest bloggers […]

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The Photo Restoration KwikGuide™ – A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements®

February 6, 2013, Carlsbad, CA.™, the leader in delivering historical photograph information to genealogists and collectors, has released their latest book titled Photo Restoration KwikGuide™, A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Repairing Photographs with Photoshop Elements®. Written for the experienced and novice users of Elements, this book guides the reader through the steps used to restore […]

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Minnesota Adoption Records to be Digitized.

The State of Minnesota has put out for bid a project entailing the digitizing of about 5 million pages of Minnesota adoption records. The records go back as early as the 1890s, but most will start about 1917, as that’s when the state started systematically collecting adoption records. The records run from the 1890s to […]

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