McGill University’s illuminated Book of Remembrance

The McGill University Library and Archives just launched the digital version of the University’s illuminated Book of Remembrance in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of World War I.

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ICA SUV

2014 conference of the Section on University and Research Institution Archives
The theme of the conference is Archives and Research Data and participants have already given excellent presentations on the challenges facing archivists and how we deal with these records.
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Iowa online campus maps collection

Old Gold: Exploring history through maps
The University Archives’ online campus maps collection in the Iowa Digital Library reveals perspectives that shed light on campus features that have endured or are long gone.

Iowa Archives
The Old Gold series provides a look at University of Iowa history and tradition through materials housed in University Archives, Department of Special Collections

HKU Libraries Deacons Archives

Preserving the Past, Informing the Future Exhibition of the “Deacons Archives”

The Deacons Archives contains the bulk of the early surviving records of Deacons and its predecessors, including client deeds and papers, wills and probate, deceased estate client files, powers of attorney, business contracts and agreements, certificates, legal correspondence, accounting records, and more. The date range for the Archives is from 1846 to 2007, with a bulk date range between 1880s and 1950s. This surely provides valued information reflecting the social and economic conditions of Hong Kong particularly in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.

This exhibition intends to convey the depth, breadth and richness of the Archives’ holdings. The documents on display are various types of records relating to The University of Hong Kong, wills of local renowned entrepreneurs, land lease and land sale deeds, and other intriguing records ranging from the 1900s to the 1960s. A number of damaged documents which have been repaired and restored by our Preservation and Conservation team are also on display, along with images to illustrate the different repair processes.

The University of Hong Kong Libraries is deeply grateful to Deacons for depositing the firm’s archival records with us permanently, which is now formally named as the Deacons Archives. We appreciate very much Deacons’ belief in acknowledging the past, preserving the memory, and investing in the future. History is written with reference to the evidence of the past. We truly honour Deacons’ rationale for making the deposit, which does not only enable the Libraries to preserve the firm’s historical records perpetually, but also to make the Archives available for scholarly research and teaching purposes.

Deacons is Hong Kong’s premier law firm and provides an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international businesses. With roots in Hong Kong beginning in 1851, it has long and distinguished histories coupled with influential and prominent partners and clients. The firm’s archival records can help develop connections within our communities, commemorate and encourage philanthropic activities, and contribute to Hong Kong society’s understanding of itself.

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Macau history and Jesuit

濠江水悠悠 澳門五百年

第01集:東望洋山
播出日期: 2013-08-26
澳門的面積和人口,只有香港的四十分之一和十四分之一,但卻是賭博合法化的天堂,人人都想到這裡碰碰運氣。澳門這個彈丸之地,除了充滿刺激的博彩之外,還有什麼呢?本集用精闢的概述及珍貴的歷史鏡頭,講述澳門半島的起源及五百年來令無數學者著迷的歷史。

第02集:佛郎機東來
播出日期: 2013-08-27
五百年多前,大明帝國使臣鄭和率領龐大船隊七下西洋,但中國人在世界海洋時代來臨之際卻止步了,而萬里之外的歐洲小國葡萄牙人,卻用了一百五十年的探險奮鬥,來到中國並選擇了澳門。

第03集:海上絲銀之路
播出日期: 2013-08-28
葡萄牙人千辛萬苦叩開中華帝國貿易大門,並開闢了三條重要海上貿易航線,掀起了第一次全球化貿易高潮,但遭到後起的海上強國的眼紅,多次企圖攻佔澳門而以失敗告終。

**第04集:聖名之城
播出日期: 2013-08-29
隨著歐洲文藝復興和世界地理大發現,給人類帶來新知識、新貿易商機,亦帶了天主教傳播浪潮,跟隨葡國商船來到澳門的西方傳教士,無論在宗教上還是文化上對東方古老中國都帶來了深遠影響。
Jesuit | 利瑪竇 Ricci, Matteo, 1552-1610 | 湯若望 | 南懐仁

第06集:租地永居
播出日期: 2013-09-02
在沒有任何協議的情況下,葡萄牙人神話般地在中華帝國的土地上“築室建城,雄踞海畔若一國”,自治長達三百多年。在之後的一百多年裡,他們又是憑著一紙協議,把租地變成永居之地。

第07集:關閘風雲
播出日期: 2013-09-03
在澳門至拱北的口岸,每天人潮如鯽地往來於雄偉的關閘大樓,在它身旁默默矗立著一座歐式風格的關閘門,中國近代史就是在這裡掀開了悲愴的第一頁。關閘見證了澳門一系列風雲動蕩的歷史事件,是一部澳門與中國血脈相連的歷史。

第08集:潮起潮落
播出日期: 2013-09-04
澳門曾經是遠東最先進的西洋大炮製造中心,這裡生產的大炮曾擊傷清太祖努爾哈赤,也為推翻明王朝立下大功。四百多年來,澳門經濟在世界大潮中隨波逐浪,不斷轉型,走出一條艱奮圖存之路。

第11集:孤島之謎
播出日期: 2013-09-09
1937年「七.七盧溝橋事變」之後,日本軍大舉入侵中國,接連攻佔北平、上海、廣州等地,香港也隨之淪陷,但日軍始終沒有入侵彈丸之地的澳門,給歷史學家留下了謎團。雖然澳門未有受到戰火摧殘,但同樣飽受戰爭的煎熬,盡顯人間百態,上演了最戲劇性的傳奇。

第17集:遊子歸來
播出日期: 2013-09-16
1999年12月20日,在澳門居住了整整446年的葡萄牙人,終於降下了澳督府的綠紅國旗。澳門在歷史上曾多次面臨回歸中國的機會而又失去,最終在二十一世紀結束前實現了,期間也經歷了許多曲折困難,發生了鮮為人知的故事。

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New York Public Library Maps Online

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online

Warpping — a digital enhancement technology, also known as “georectification”
Warper — a special feature that helps place historical maps in a modern visual field

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NYPL blog
NYPL Map Warper

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Digital version of Western Books on China

Western Books on China in Libraries in Vienna/Austria, 1477-1939

Bibliotheca Sinica 2.0 explores Sino-Western encounters by ways of texts and images published before 1939 and is intended as an extension of the bibliography Western Books on China in Libraries in Vienna/Austria, 1477-1939.

Bibliotheca Sinica 2.0 aims to provide information on digitized books on China (published up to 1939) freely available in digital repositories all over the world.

Oxford Bodleian Libraries’ Selden Map on display at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum

針路藍縷:牛津大學珍藏明代海圖及外銷瓷

2014年3月21日至6月23日

展示英國牛津大學珍藏的十七世紀初明代海洋文化遺產,包括博德利圖書館珍藏的《東西洋航海圖》和《順風相送》是珍貴的明代海圖和航海文獻。

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Global Digital Libraries

Global Digital Libraries

University libraries and humanities centers are shifting many resources toward the development of digital libraries and archives, intended to foster scholarly research in networks that span both national and financial borders. Large-scale projects along these lines, such as Europeana and the Digital Public Library of America, have developed out of academic discussions and endeavors initiated by professors and librarians. At the same time, large-scale, international, collaborative initiatives present new organizational challenges for humanities departments and research libraries alike. This symposium will explore and critique the kinds of models that have emerged for building global digital libraries, and the kinds of comparative research that have been made possible through them.

source: UVA RBS

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