Great tutorial series on protecting your family papers, photographs and essential records in an event of a natural or manmade disaster.
Very interesting letter…
Letter from Walt Disney to Richard Nixon, 07/25/1956. Item From: Pre-Presidential Papers of Richard M. Nixon. (1913-1994). When I Grow Up, Mr. Nixon, Why Should I Be a Republican? This is a letter…
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we present two Academy Award-winning documentaries.A Time for Justice(1994; 38 minutes) depicts the battle for civil rights as told by its foot soldiers. Directed by four-time Academy Award winner Charles Guggenheim, the film reveals the heroism of individuals who risked their lives for the cause of freedom and equality.Mighty Times: The Childrens March(2004; 40 minutes) tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees.
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Great News for Researchers…
The US National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) have committed to engaging with Wikimedia projects in their newest Open Government Plan. The biannual effort is a roadmap for how the agency will accomplish its goals in the digital age. In the first plan, issued in 2010, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero wrote “the cornerstone of the work that we do every day is the belief that citizens have the right to see, examine, and learn from the records that document the actions of their Government. But in this digital age, we have the opportunity to work and communicate more efficiently, effectively, and in completely new ways.”
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The African-American Resource Center is sponsoring a Personal Digital Archiving Day Workshop taught by Leonard Smith III on Saturday, May 3rd in the Main Auditorium of the New Orleans Main Library. The workshop time is 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Our photo albums, letters, home movies, and paper documents are a vital link to the past. The personal information we create today has the same value. The only difference is that much of it is now digital. Come to this workshop and learn how to digital and preserve your family records.
Why do this?
Do your partrons ask you for information about how to save their digital photos, documents or social media accounts? Are you looking to provie an innovative public program for your community?
By hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day you are creating a great outreach opportunity for your library or organization. These valuable resources on personal digital archiving are a perfect introduction for informing your users and the general public on important tips and strategies for preserving their digital files, photos, videos, emails and social media accounts. Helping us spread the word about personal digital archiving you are raising awareness to these every changing formats, technologies and techniques.
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