Archive for July, 2011

Library of Congress Launches Digital Preservation Blog

July 20, 2011

The Library of Congress launched the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, or NDIIPP (pronounced “n-dip”) in 2000 and its blog, on May 31st, 2011.  As Bill LeFurgy writes: “You might find the acronym cryptic. But the name packs in a lot of meaning and a big mission. Plus, it kind of grows on you.”  

You can sign up for this blog (and plenty of others) from the Library of Congress via RSS feed or e-mail subscription.  Just click on the little RSS button by the word “Subscribe”   to make your choices.  And once you register for a Library of Congress subscription, you get more choices  including e-newsletters from NASA among other organizations. 

This is one of those blogs that might behoove us within the cultural heritage world to at least check once a week or so just to keep up with what’s happening elsewhere.  — Grace

This just in…

July 19, 2011

Significant Federal grants program for cultural heritage institutions – and one which the Beaufort District Collection has received benefits from via the SC Archives – is under scrutiny.  Read news alert from the History Coalition at http://historycoalition.org/2011/07/19/bill-to-abolish-the-nhprc-introduced-in-the-house/#more-4118.

 

SCAA Gazette

July 15, 2011

In case you haven’t read it yet, here’s  the June_2011_Scaazette of the South Carolina Archival Association Gazette. 

Heather South, the Preservation Officer at SC Department of Archives and History is the newsletter editor.  She wants “your events, news, and notes  by late August” for the September issue.  Contact her at Southh@SCDAH.STATE.SC.US or (803) 896-6112.

Save the Date: Nov. 7th

July 7, 2011

The BDC@ The Branches local history series and Penn Center are co-sponsoring a commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Port Royal on Monday evening, Nov. 7, 2011 at Frisell Community House.  Program begins at 6:30 pm.  Details later.   Please pencil this into your calendars.

1 Month to International Music & Movement Festival

July 5, 2011

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is hosting its annual International Music & Movement Festival on August 5th – 7th in Louisiana this year.  Click http://web.me.com/gullahgeecheenation/Gullah_Geechee_Nation_International_Music_%26_Movement_Festival%E2%84%A2_2011/2011_Gullah_Geechee_Nation_International_Music_%26_Movement_Festival%E2%84%A2.html to learn more about how to participate.