Mobile Libraries: Culture on the Go

Unwritten Record

National Bookmobile Day is April 22, part of National Library Week (April 19-25). . A library is a place that stores information, a place where people from all walks of life have the opportunity to obtain textual and audiovisual material for education, entertainment, and enlightenment.

“Edited by Laura Thornburgh,” Pioneer of Motion Picture Education

Unwritten Record

It might be surprising to learn that there was a time when the case had to be made for the value of motion pictures in education. It may require digging into the USDA’s textual records, but we hope they will be uncovered someday.


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Archive-It Partner News, October 2021


by the Archive-It team. 60+ public libraries and cultural heritage organizations from across the US, Canada, and internationally have joined Community Webs to document local history and the lives of their patrons through web archiving. Archive-It 7.1 Archive-It Partner News

Archive-It Partner News, January 2021


by the Archive-It team. New opportunity for public libraries. We’re inviting 150+ more public libraries to join the Community Webs cohort of web archiving partners. In case you missed it, the latest Archive-It Advanced Training webinar is available to view anytime here.

Archive-It Partner News, December 2019


by the Archive-It team. Winter , Milner Library, Illinois State University. Next open call and year-in-review with Archive-It. All Archive-It partners are welcome and encouraged to participate in the State of the WARC Survey. Integrating Archive-It and ArchivesSpace.

Spotlight: Dorothea Lange

Unwritten Record

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives. The FSA photographs are located at the Library of Congress. It is the user’s responsibility to obtain all necessary clearances.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 330

Security Affairs

Enjoy it! Breaking News Cybercrime data breach Hacking hacking news IT Information Security malware Newsletter Pierluigi Paganini Security AffairsA new round of the weekly Security Affairs newsletter arrived!

Eggplant Activism: Philadelphia Community Gardens and COVID-19


The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society closed its headquarters in downtown Philadelphia and directed staff to work from home. McLean Library, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. McLean Library, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Incorporate archived materials from the Wayback Machine into your collections with the Waybackfill Service


by the Archive-It team. Archive-It empowers institutions to collect websites and digital materials from the current web and build collections that grow and evolve over time. Montana Department of Agriculture website in 1999 (left) and 2019 (right).

Unwrapping the Archives

The Texas Record

While that is an interesting popular image, the archives and archivists here at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are the protectors of documented history. The State Archives house some of the most important records of Texas history within its stacks.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

Don’t pay ransom on the promise your data will be deleted, because it won’t be Almost 11 million patients impacted by Blackbaud incident – and still counting Ticketmaster fined £1.25 We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records.

CILIP?s first Thai accreditation at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok


CILIP is delighted to announce that two courses at Chulalongkorn (Chula) University have been awarded CILIP accreditation, recognising that they provide solid preparation for professional practice and a suitable base for anybody entering the library, information and knowledge management professions. It is the second largest in the world and the only one with a Royal Charter. Its publishing arm, Facet , is the publisher of choice for the information profession. CILIP?s

Botany: one of FSU’s longest taught subjects

Archives Blogs

View object in the digital library here. It was established in 1916 with Alban Stewart as the professor at the time. View object in the digital library here. View object in the digital library here. View object in the digital library here.

Uncovering Local Sharecropping through a General Store: The Van Brunt Business Records

Archives Blogs

Sharecropping was an agricultural labor system that replaced slavery following the end of the Civil War. At the beginning of the agricultural year, sharecroppers bought their seeds and supplies on credit. While they could pay cash if they had it, sharecroppers paid their store balance down with agricultural goods as well. The 1911 Day Book and Sharecropping Contracts are also available for viewing in our digital library, DigiNole.

Visual Cues and Clues: Looking ON the Photo

Unwritten Record

Moreover, sometimes you can track down the archival institution that houses a photo you found online or in a book by simply examining what markings you can find on it. If you’re looking for information on the photo, typically it will be marked in the corners or along the sides of the image.

Calculating the Benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Schneier on Security

NIST has completed a study -- it was published last year, but I just saw it recently -- calculating the costs and benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard. The report contains lots of facts and figures relevant to crypto policy debates, including the chaotic nature of crypto markets in the mid-1990s, the number of approved devices and libraries of various kinds since then, other standards that invoke AES, and so on.

SAA Austin Recap #2! Acquisitions & Appraisal & Electronic Records Section Joint Section Meeting!

The Schedule

The first presentation of the meeting came from Christian Kelleher, Head of Special Collections at the University of Houston Libraries and was titled “Advocating for Appraisal.” Waugh found that less technically-savvy donors had difficulty using the appraisal module on their own, but it was still helpful for focusing conversations between donors and archivists about sensitive content that might be in the email. Author: Scott Kirycki.

Spotlight: Happy Birthday, West Virginia

Unwritten Record

West Virginia officially became a state on June 20, 1863 and will celebrate its 157th birthday this year. The date of its admittance is known as West Virginia Day and it is traditionally celebrated with festivities across the state.

Updated SCA Page in Florida History Research Guide

Archives Blogs

One of our major projects this summer in light of Covid-19 and the need for expanded online services has been to update our presence on FSU Library research guides to better connect patrons with our materials remotely. This post was co-authored by Jennifer Fain.

Spotlight: Photographs Documenting the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Unwritten Record

It was signed just one month into Roosevelt’s presidency, making the CCC one of the earliest New Deal programs. According to John Salmond, author of The Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942: A New Deal Case Study , “during its life span of nine years more than 2.5

Now Showing: George Washington Carver on Kodachrome

Unwritten Record

During his time at Tuskegee, Dr. Carver published forty-four bulletins for farmers covering many agricultural topics, with the most popular being How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption. We see color that is as vibrant as the day it was processed. This collection, consisting of 150 hours of recordings, may be found at the Kalamazoo Public Library.

CILIP?s third Chinese accreditation at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology


It is the only high-level major of information management and information system with meteorological characteristics in China and is rated first class within the province. It is the second largest in the world and the only one with a Royal Charter. It is on the list of China?s

Stock Footage Spotlight: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in WWII

Unwritten Record

Because many USIA films dealt with similar topics, it was not always necessary to shoot entirely new footage for every title. In order to support its film production operations, the USIA maintained a library of stock footage, which could be quickly pulled and cut into its film projects. That library of stock shots is now held in the USIA record group at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Visual Cues and Clues: Picking the Right Record Group for Still Pictures

Unwritten Record

If you have a specific photograph you found in the course of your research and it is attributed to the National Archives, this “Visual Cues and Clues” guide to picking a Record Group may help you determine where exactly that photo is.

Collecting for continuity and for change: The web archiving experience in Westborough


By Anthony Vaver, Local History Librarian and Archivist, Westborough Public Library. Still, I struggled to come up with a reason why someone from our growing South Asian population should visit our public library’s local history room. We have little-league baseball records from the 1970s, but I had few ways to similarly document the the town’s new cricket club because it mostly functions online. Local history at our library is accordingly going through a bit of a renaissance.

One of the County’s Earliest African-American Radio Programs on WNYC 1929-1930

Archives Blogs

Every Wednesday between November 20, 1929 and July 16, 1930 the station opened its schedule to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for talks by black leaders on a variety of topics focusing on African-Americans and their views on race relations, women, workers, entertainment, politics, literature, and the economy. Library of Congress). NYWTS Collection Library of Congress). NAACP Director of Branches Robert Bagnall (Library of Congress).

Web 2 Preview: DigitalGlobe: The World Is The Index

John Battelle's Searchblog

And it's known for having the stalwarts of the Internet industry represented as well - leaders from Google, Twitter, Yahoo, AOL, Newscorp, and Microsoft will also be there. It sends super expensive satellites into space, and takes high resolution, geographic-data tagged pictures of every square foot of the earth. It then makes these images available to anyone willing to pay* (and sometimes to those who can't but really need the data, as it did with the recent LA fires).

The Hacker Mind Podcast: The Right To Repair


But now, I don’t want extra people in my house, so I’ll look it up on Google, right? Turns out there’s a filter on the kitchen sink, not the dishwasher, that when it gets clogged keeps the dishwasher from draining properly. It’s not. It's your car.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: The Right To Repair


But now, I don’t want extra people in my house, so I’ll look it up on Google, right? Turns out there’s a filter on the kitchen sink, not the dishwasher, that when it gets clogged keeps the dishwasher from draining properly. It’s not. It's your car.

A Strength of Snells

Archives Blogs

Something — maybe it’s from those early days as a big family in West Brookfield – bound them together, even when some of them ended up on the other side of the country. It’s not as colorful as “a murder of crows,” but it certainly describes the Snells. To make a long, complicated story short, a new college was finally formed in Amherst and Reverend Snell’s old friend President Zephaniah Swift Moore of Williams was chosen to lead it. A pounce of cats.

IDEA 2008


The “IDEA Conference&# :[link] took place in Chicago on October 7-9 at the Harold Washington Library Center. The speakers pushed the boundaries of what it means to design complex information spaces of all kinds. Linguistic User Interfaces – Chris Crawford Wouldn’t it be nice if, instead of digging through nested menus buried inside subpanes of dialogs, we could just talk to our computers in plain language? It’s everywhere.