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“Two of Boston’s most venerable institutions are teaming up to create an online database of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholic Church documents to help people trace their family histories.The New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Archdiocese of Boston on Tuesday announced the project that was first talked about two years ago. It’s the first time a significant number of sacramental records from any U.S. diocese have been digitized on this scale, the organizations said.” (via The Associated Press)

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Gale Digitizes Archive of the American Civil Liberties Union

“Gale, a Cengage company, has launched Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990. The timely archive includes records from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and focuses on civil rights, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. Topics covered are intensely relevant to today’s curriculum and current debates at both national and local levels.Part of the growing Gale Primary Sources program, the archive represents Gale’s focus on publishing material that supports diversity studies and provides historical context around current topics.” (via Cengage)

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Axiell partners with CLIR to create the Digital Library of the Middle East

“Axiell, the leading vendor globally of collections management software to archives, libraries and museums, today announces its partnership with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. Together, the two organizations will explore collaborative opportunities to design and sustain the Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME), leveraging Axiell’s decade long experience in the Middle East, knowledge around preserving cultural heritage and innovative technology solutions for collection management and education.” (via Axiell)

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MSU Libraries digitize Civil War diaries and letters

“Mississippi State University Libraries has made available in its digital collections the Civil War era, first-hand accounts of the Orville Babcock Diaries and Letters of Pvt. Arthur McKinstry. The Babcock and McKinstry materials are a part of the overall Ulysses S. Grant Collection, which is housed at the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library on the first floor of Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU’s Starkville campus. MSU is one of only five universities in the nation that have the distinction of hosting a presidential library.” (via The Dispatch)

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USC to store, digitize 10,000 vintage Marine Corps films

“The rigorous military training that has taken place for decades at Parris Island in Beaufort County has made the basic training base synonomous with the U.S. Marine Corps.For most of the 20th Century, the Marine Corps archived film footage of that recruit training along with Marines fighting in wars, including World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars and various public relations activities.” (via The State)

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