July 22, 2010
The National Archives of the United States has made available nearly 300 videos on YouTube. Their YouTube channel can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/usnationalarchives. David S. Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States, has chosen his favorites: http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=1264.
In addition, the National Archives and Records Administration website can be found at http://www.archives.gov. You can also explore their fascinating Flickr pages at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/ and their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/usnationalarchives.
May 5, 2009
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia has digitized many medical works from their collection dating from the 5th century BCE through the 19th century. Only a few pages from each book are available online, however. Among over 40 authors whose works are included are Hippocrates, Albertus Magnus, Rene Descartes and Benjamin Rush.
See the online exhibition: Vaulted Treasures
Read more at this blog: American Historical Association
September 11, 2008
This site from OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers) has many useful guides to cataloging materials such as streaming media, internet, DVDs and Blu-rays, and the newest guide for playaways: “Guide to Cataloging Playaway Devices Based on AACR2 Chapters 6 and 9.” The guides are available in PDF, HTML/Web, or MS Word formats. There is also a page of useful websites for catalogers available here.
September 9, 2008
“Presidential Elections: In History & Today” is a collection of history reference materials from ABC-CLIO which will help explore the history of election campaigns. Also included in the collection are biographies of the current candidates. It is a free site with project ideas, related references, and primary sources.*
“Presidential Elections: In History & Today” will be available free at www.abc-clio.com/ElectionReference through Election Day on Nov. 4.
Click here for the press release from ABC-CLIO.
*WARNING: Many topics are accessible only after you sign up for a “free 60-day school-wide preview of ABC-CLIO’s Online History Databases.” To register, click here: FREE Preview.