“This library has every book ever published.” A visit to the British Library.
The role of libraries and archives as streaming grows, choice declines, and the death of the red envelopes arrives.
When the University of Michigan was forced to disconnect from the internet last week, it resulted in disruptions to several key services it provides to the broader research community, such as the University of Michigan Press, HathiTrust, and ICPSR. What can we learn from this experience?
An appeals court has ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to require deposit of published works in the Library of Congress
Studying the way we’ve studied the past is mutual work. Archivists and librarians, and scholars using their collections, have each been producing critical archives scholarship that too often remains within disciplinary and professional siloes.
This year, Ithaka S+R is examining the shared infrastructure for scholarly communication and will ultimately make recommendations for its future. This week, we issued a draft of our project report. Please share your comments, suggestions, and other feedback by the end of August.
Who holds the particular book needed by a reader? What is the balance between the personal library and the institutional collection?
What are the likely impacts of the OSTP’s Nelson Memo on data sharing for researchers and repositories?
Continuing our fascination with unique libraries, today we look at an archive in an active salt mine.
The restoration of a glorious portrait raises questions about the scholarly Version of Record.
A look at the NASIG Digital Preservation Policy and a request for comments.
Since 1996, the Internet Archive has been capturing the World Wide Web but also doing so much more to preserve our digital world behind the scenes.
Curation takes on many forms. Here, the remarkable work that went into the restoration of Mark Rothko’s “Black on Maroon” after it was vandalized.
Scholars are anxious about what materials will be preserved and made accessible. Whose priorities come first?
Looking back at a 2015 post on the musical “Hamilton”, which raises questions about history and historical practice that reflects what scholars are and aren’t doing.