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       [1] From: "danna c. bell-russel" <dbell@loc.gov> (58)
             Subject: New Collections in American Memory

       [2] From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org> (65)
             Subject: FIRST MONDAY: Papers from IMLS WebWise conference

             Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 06:33:16 +0100
             From: "danna c. bell-russel" <dbell@loc.gov>
             Subject: New Collections in American Memory

    Good afternoon,

    This announcement is being sent to a number of lists. Please accept our
    apologies for duplicate postings.

    The American Memory online collections announces the addition of two new
    collections to the over 100 currently available on the website

    Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting presents
    approximately 500 interview excerpts and approximately 3800 photographs
    from the Working in Paterson Folklife Project of the American Folklife
    Center <http://lcweb.loc.gov/folklife> at the Library of Congress. This
    collection can be found at the following URL:

    The four-month study of occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey, was
    conducted in 1994. Paterson is considered to be the cradle of the
    Industrial Revolution in America. It was founded in 1791 by the Society
    for Establishing Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.), a group that had U.S.
    Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton as an advocate. The basis for
    Paterson's manufacturing potential was the Great Falls on the Passaic
    River. Paterson went on to become the largest silk manufacturing center in
    the nation as well as a leader in the manufacture of many other products,
    from railroad locomotives to firearms.

    The documentary materials presented in this online collection explore how
    this industrial heritage expresses itself in Paterson today: in its work
    sites, work processes, and memories of workers. The online presentation
    also includes interpretive essays exploring such topics as work in the
    African-American community, a distinctive food tradition (the Hot Texas
    Wiener), the ethnography of a single work place (Watson Machine
    International), business life along a single street in Paterson (21st
    Avenue), and narratives told by retired workers.

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was created by
    Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife." The Center
    incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, which was established at the
    Library in 1928 as a repository for American folk music. The Center and its
    collections have grown to encompass all aspects of folklife from this
    country and around the world.

    The second new American Memory collection is Emile Berliner and the Birth
    of the Recording
    Industry. Available at <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/berlhtml/>, the
    collection is a selection of more than 400 items from the Emile Berliner
    Papers and 108 Berliner sound recordings from the Library of Congress's
    Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. Berliner
    (1851-1929), an immigrant and a largely self-educated man, was responsible
    for the development of the microphone, the flat recording disc and the
    gramophone player. Although the focus of this online collection is on the
    gramophone and its recordings, it includes much evidence of Berliner's
    other interests, such as information on his businesses, his crusades for
    public-health issues, his philanthropy, his musical composition, and even
    his poetry. Spanning the years 1870 to 1956, the collection comprises
    correspondence, articles, lectures, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs,
    catalogs, clippings, experiment notes, and rare sound recordings.

    More than 100 sound recordings from the Berliner Gramophone Co. are
    featured on the site, demonstrating the various genres produced in the
    1890s, including band music, instrumentals, comedy, spoken word, popular
    songs, opera, and foreign-language songs. Noted performers such as the
    Sousa Band appear, and rarities are featured such as a recording of Buffalo
    Bill giving his Sentiments on the Cuban Question just prior to the
    Spanish-American War and Native-American ghost dances recorded by the noted
    ethnologist James Mooney.

    Please direct any questions to <http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-memory.html>

             Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 06:37:11 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: FIRST MONDAY: Papers from IMLS WebWise conference

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    May 6, 2002

                        First Monday: May 2002 issue available
                      Features Papers from IMLS WebWise Meeting:
         Third Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World

    The May issue of FIRST MONDAY is dedicated to the memory of Sharon Hogan,
    University Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who died
    suddenly Saturday, April 27.

    David Green

    >Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 08:16:49 -0500
    >From: "Edward J. Valauskas" <ejv@uic.edu>
    >>Comments: To: firstmonday@uic.edu

    Table of Contents

    Volume 7, Number 5 - May 6th 2002

    In Dedication: Sharon Hogan, 1945-2002

    Building Digital Communities: Web-Wise 2002
    Papers from the Third Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in
    the Digital World sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Museum and
    Library Services (IMLS) and Johns Hopkins University, 20-22 March
    2002, Baltimore.

    Digital Collections, Digital Libraries and the Digitization of
    Cultural Heritage Information
    by Clifford Lynch

    Rochester Images: From Institutional to Production Models of Collaboration
    by Rodney Perry

    Voices: Bringing Multimedia Museum Exhibits to the World Wide Web
    by Matthew Nickerson

    Museums in the Online Archive of California (MOAC): Building Digital
    Collections Across Libraries and Museums
    by Robin L. Chandler

    Museums and the Online Archive of California
    by Richard Rinehart

    Feeding America: Lessons from a Project Demonstration
    by Michael Seadle

    Creating a Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections
    by Timothy W. Cole

    vPlants: a Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region
    by Matthew Schaub and Christopher P. Dunn


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