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

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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. Around thirteen miles North from downtown Tallahassee is Lake Iamonia.

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.

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Calculating the Benefits of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Schneier on Security

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.

Archive-It Partner News, December 2019


Winter , Milner Library, Illinois State University. Untitled , Milner Library, Illinois State University. In case you missed it, the Teaching Archive-It webinar with Archive-It partners from New York University and Library and Archives Canada is now online here.

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.” The tools that Waugh and Venlet covered are open source; Cat Lea Holbrook, Archivist at the Schlesinger Library spoke about FTK, a paid program that has some functions similar to those in the other tools as well as functions that go beyond. Author: Scott Kirycki.

Stock Footage Spotlight: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in WWII

Unwritten Record

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.

Spotlight: Photographs Documenting the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Unwritten Record

In fact, photographs documenting CCC activities and companies are scattered throughout the United States and are housed within the collections of state libraries and archives, university libraries and archives, and within the collections of local historical societies.

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


The department is the third CILIP accredited learning provider in mainland China following Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou and Nanjing Agricultural University. CILIP?s s third Chinese accreditation at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST).

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.

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

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Library of Congress). NYWTS Collection Library of Congress). NAACP Director of Branches Robert Bagnall (Library of Congress). Department of Agriculture, where he was involved with research related to black farmers. Library of Congress). Carl Van Vecten/Library of Congress). Library of Congress). WNYC was one of the earliest broadcasters of a regularly scheduled program aimed at African-Americans.

A Strength of Snells

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William has been credited with the invention of the principle of the mechanical knotter or twine binder , which he sold to Appleby who made improvements and revolutionized American agriculture.”. A pounce of cats. A crash of rhinos. A gaze of raccoons. A prudence of vicars.

Web 2 Preview: DigitalGlobe: The World Is The Index

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There's NASA, there's NIH, there's Agriculture, you get the picture, no pun intended). With over 37 million km2 of 3 inch to 2 foot resolution color imagery of select American and international markets, DigitalGlobe’s Orthorectified Aerial Imagery is part of our complete offering of the most current high resolution aerial and satellite imagery and the largest library of earth imagery available anywhere. I had an extraordinary day yesterday, in terms of who I got to talk with.

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. We can all expand our practice by absorbing their experiences and ideas.