Imaging & Archiving News is a monthly round up of the most interesting and informative articles we have come across in the last month plus a few of our own of course...
Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic
In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of the world, but one country, at least, is clinging to it tenaciously: the Czech Republic.
Do Maps Lose Their Magic When They're Converted to Digital Images?
The Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine is a treasure trove for the cartographically inclined. Its collection, which contains close to 450,000 items, spans the centuries, covering everything from a Ptolemaic chart of the world to a record of postal routes in the Dakota Territory.
The oldest library in the world just opened to the public — here's a look inside
1,157 years after it first opened, the world's oldest library has finally been restored and unveiled to the public. Located in Fez, Morocco, the al-Qarawiyyin library is part of the world's oldest continually operating university, al-Qarawiyyin University, which opened in 859.
Meet the Texas Scholar Who Unearthed Walt Whitman’s 19th Century Clickbait
In April, a University of Houston graduate student named Zachary Turpin, 32, scrolled through a reel of microfilm and found 13 previously unknown articles written by Walt Whitman, all on the topic of “Manly Health and Training.” It was as much of a Eureka! moment as any scholar, young or old, could dream of having.
Genus welcomes Anthony Bather to their Nuneaton based technical support team. Thanks to our constant expansion in the supply of archival imaging equipment and services, 2016 sees Genus announce a new member to further enhance our technical support team.
Fire! Fire! At the Museum of London marks 350th anniversary of Great Fire of London?
The exhibition, at the Museum of London, will focus on life on the eve of the fire, the dramatic events that took place as the blaze burned through a quarter of the city in 1666, and how London recovered from the devastation.