Tag Archives: digital archives

André Studios Digital Archive

Last week, Archivist Round Table hosted a great event, which focused on FIT and NYPL’s partnership to digitize and provide access to the André Studios archive of fashion sketches.

Tech meets textiles with the recent completion of the digital archive project presented in collaboration between the two institutions. They used Blacklight for the faceted search with Ruby on Rails and Solr indexing. Jpeg 2000 allows for unbelievable quality high res images with exceptional zoom capabilities.

Vogue Archive

(Via Vogue Archive)

The new digital Vogue Archive supported by WGSN provides access to 120 years worth of Vogue magazine’s materials! According to their website, subscribers can find:

More than 400,000 pages in full color.

Covers, advertisements, features, photographs, and illustrations in their original context.

Explore the work of major designers, models, and photographers.

Experience advertising genius from every decade.

Research and analyze uses and influences of detailing, garment types, and fabric.

This digital archive is a perfect example of the special kinds of jobs that are available for 21st century librarians. Hadass Blank, a Pratt Institute Library and Information Science graduate, focused her practicum project on the work and effort done by Conde Nast for the Vogue Digital Archive Project.



Shifts in Technology are Driving Professional Changes

Our friends down-under are facing the same challenges as we are. We need to learn to communicate with others outside the library.

RADICAL shifts in technology are driving enormous changes in the way users share and manage their information as paper documents are increasingly replaced with a wide range of digital media.

If we don’t work together now, much essential information that is important to business and the community will be lost.

Read more at The Australian.

Day of Digital Archives: Thurs, October 6, 2011

What: Day of Digital Archives

When: Thursday, October 6, 2011. All day.

Where: http://dayofdigitalarchives.blogspot.com/

Details from the Day of Digital Archives blog:

This Thursday, October 6th, is the first ever Day of Digital Archives. The Day of Digital Archives project has been created to raise awareness of digital archives among both users and managers. By collectively documenting what we do, we will be answering questions like: What are digital archives? Who uses them? How are they created and managed? Why are they important?

On the 6th, more than 30 archivists, librarians, scholars, and technologists will blog or tweet about their work with digital archives. Check out the project blog at http://dayofdigitalarchives.blogspot.com/ or look for the twitter hashtag #digitalArchivesDay

This is a great opportunity to not only learn about what others are doing in digital archives, but also to share what YOU are doing, or what you’d like to do. Promote your valuable skills to current and future employers!