Category Archives: Preservation

Digital Preservation: Lost and Found Research

The fast pace of technology’s advance has left some data behind as data stored on tapes, floppy disks, and other media that is now unreadable by modern computers is essentially lost. In addition, file formats change as new programs are … Continue reading

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Yeats Lost and Found at Boston College

When he was just 18 or 19 years old, in 1884, Yeats wrote a play titled “Love and Death.’’  The work was hidden among boxes of his journals, notebooks, and correspondence purchased by Boston College in 1993 from Michael Yeats, … Continue reading

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Earliest Surviving Dated Printed Book

Today in 868, The Diamond Sutra was published in China. The copy in the British Library is “the world’s earliest complete survival of a dated printed book.”

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Lost and Found: American Silent Films Back from Russia

PRI’s Lisa Mullins talks to Patrick Loughney, director of the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation about the return of priceless American silent films from Russia.

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Lost and Found and Digitally Preserved: The Cairo Genizah

A hundred years ago today, The New York Times Sunday Magazine published an article titled “Important Jewish Manuscript Older than Gospel.” It tells of the debate between two scholars regarding the meaning of a fragment of a Hebrew manuscript:

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JFK Library’s Digital Preservation 1st Phase to Post Online January 13

Today’s Boston Globe on the planned revamping of the JFK Library and Museum’s website with the results of the first four years of digitizing its collection: “The amount of material to be posted online in January is huge — 200,000 … Continue reading

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Francine Berman Calls for a Research Data Census

In the December issue of Communications of the ACM, Francine Berman calls for a “Research Data Census, ” a reliable, cost-effective storage and preservation of research data on national scale.  Berman says: “Just as the U.S. Census drives planning for … Continue reading

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