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Saturday, 21st August 2010

"Historic Collections Meet the 21st Century: Digitization Could be Lifesaver for Artifacts"

From an Article in the Boston Globe:

Historic New England has a huge trove of material that chronicles the domestic life of New Englanders over the centuries, including 400,000 photos and 65,000 square feet of artifacts. Think late 18th-century women’s shoes, a 1908 program of Pawnee Bill’s appearance at Revere Beach, and a ticket from the opening day of the Boston subway.

Now, with help from a three-year, $1 million anonymous grant, the nonprofit institution marks its 100th anniversary this year by launching a new website and software that allows the public to finally see online what it has stored for years at its headquarters on Cambridge Street in Boston and at a warehouse in Haverhill.

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Historic New England’s website includes a new software that allows people for the first time to access parts of both its vast archival and artifact material online. “We wanted to get a single system where everything was catalogued,’’ said David Dwiggins, systems librarian and archivist.

“As curators, we decide what to put online,’’ said Lorna Condon, curator of library and archives.

Much More Material in the Full Text Article

Source: The Boston Globe

See Also: Historic New England: Search and Browse Digitized Materials

See Also: Boston Public Library Photostream (via Flickr)

See Also: The Adams Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS)
Includes: Adams Family Papers and The Diaries of John Quincy Adams (14,000 pages)

Other Online Collections from MHS Include:

+ The Thomson Jefferson Collection

+ Coming of the American Revolution

+ Antislavery Images

+ African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts

+ Massachusetts Maps

+ Maps of the French and Indian War

+ MHS Gallery: Highlights from the Collections

+ Photographs of Native American

+ Battle of Bunker Hill

and Several Others.

All Digitized Material Can Be Found Here.

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