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The National Jukebox at the Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

You can find out more about the project here .

This project often involves a painstaking process of analyzing various copies of the same 78rpm recording  and finding just the right one for digitization.

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Here is a slideshow example of the workflow process from beginning to end.

Media Hub site officially launched

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The MediaHub is a campus collaborative space that offers patrons support in creating, editing, and producing a wide range of multimedia, and now it’s website is officially launched!

Check it out here

Get access to Media Hub tutorials, peruse the listing of loanable Media Hub equipment, or take a look at some photos in the image gallery! If you have any feedback or suggestions for the Media Hub site do not hesitate to email them to dps@providence.edu.

 

Exploring Digital Curation

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Here in Digital Publishing Services (DPS) we work with digital objects every day.  We scan, process, store, and present a wide variety of digital content in many formats.  We are engaged in aspects of the digital curation process, but we don't often … [Continue reading]

Party & Society, Dr. Cedric de Leon

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Providence College’s Dr. Cedric de Leon from the Department of Sociology has published his first book, Party & Society, with Polity Press. Dr. de Leon examines the ways in which social scientists and other observers have imagined the relationship … [Continue reading]

Library E-Faire on April 1st!

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On Tuesday April 1st, Phillips Memorial Library will host an e-faire on the main level of the library, which will include food and prizes!  Stop by from 3-5pm to see what is new in the world of online resources, and enter for a chance to win an iPod … [Continue reading]

Browse articles from your tablet with BrowZine

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BrowZine is a great new service, available from the Phillips Memorial Library, that allows you to browse and read many of the library’s scholarly journals from an iPad or Android tablet. From the BrowZine website: BrowZine delivers thousands … [Continue reading]

Hoopla and borrowing digital media

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The Kansas City Public library has recently introduced a purely digital multimedia service for it's patrons with the help of Hoopla. Patrons can "borrow" multimedia from Hoopla's catalog of over 100,000 items including audio, video, and audiobooks … [Continue reading]

Digital Humantites Awards

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It's award season time of year, and we are always interested in the DH Awards!  These annual awards allow the public to nominate and vote on exemplary projects in the digital humanities community.  Here are 2013's winners: Best DH visualization or … [Continue reading]

Cultural Anthropology Goes Open Access

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This week, a prominent journal in anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, has gone open access. Cultural Anthropology is a peer-reviewed academic journal, which covers issues related to theory, research, public dissemination, and ethnography (across a … [Continue reading]

MediaHub Loanable Equipment

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We're excited to announce that an assortment of MediaHub hardware is available for patron loan later in the Spring 2014 semester! In the interest of expanding our multimedia services and facilities, patrons are now able to work on their multimedia … [Continue reading]

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