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Cornell Digitizes The Sounds Of Biodiversity
2013-01-16 09:44:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a jungle out there, and a new online archive from Cornell University allows you to bring the sounds of that jungle into your own home. Archivists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have digitized all the analog recordings of biodiversity in their collection, going back to 1929, and posted them in the online Macaulay Library. "In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is...

2012-07-12 23:00:52

Physical Records Management Applications in Conjunction with ECM, Booth #205 Kensington, MD (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 Today, Infolinx System Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise physical records management software, announced that they would be exhibiting at the 76th Annual Society of American Archivists (SAA) premier education event of the year. Beyond Borders: San Diego 2012 is a great opportunity to meet, learn, grown and collaborate in the company of colleagues in archives and other...

2011-09-15 12:00:11

New model for speech and sound recognition People are adept at recognizing sensations such as sounds or smells, even when many stimuli appear simultaneously. But how the association works between the current event and memory is still poorly understood. Scientists at the Bernstein Center and the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) München have developed a mathematical model that accurately mimics this process with little computational effort and may explain...

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2011-04-06 09:29:00

With NSF support, the Texas Advanced Computer Center is finding solutions to keeping track of large amounts of data How does an archivist understand the relationship among billions of documents or search for a single record in a sea of data? With the proliferation of digital records, the task of the archivist has grown more complex. This problem is especially acute for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the government agency responsible for managing and preserving the...

2011-01-24 11:54:00

Thomas Lowry Confesses to Altering Lincoln Pardon to April 14, 1865 WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today that Thomas Lowry, a long-time Lincoln researcher from Woodbridge, VA, confessed on January 12, 2011, to altering an Abraham Lincoln Presidential pardon that is part of the permanent records of the U.S. National Archives. The pardon was for Patrick Murphy, a Civil War soldier in the Union Army who was...

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2011-01-14 12:25:00

Caroline Kennedy unveiled this week a $10 million project to digitize the most important papers, photographs and recordings of President John F Kennedy's days in office. Users can sort through the drafts of Kennedy's "Ask not what your country can do for you," speech, and also see how he tinkered with the words of that most famous line from his inauguration. Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President Kennedy, visited the National Archives and said that it reminds her the nation was built on...

2010-11-20 00:00:52

The IT History Society membership, IT Honor Roll, and searchable archival database expand. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 The IT History Society (http://www.IThistory.org) passes another milestone with a membership exceeding 600 members. The IT History Society, formerly known as the Charles Babbage Foundation, was created with the goal of enhancing and expanding works concerning the history of Information Technology, and demonstrating the value of IT history to the...

2010-05-21 07:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced the appointment of Sheryl Jasielum Shenberger as the first director of the National Archives National Declassification Center (NDC). Her appointment is effective June 7, 2010. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/DC35252LOGO ) Ms. Shenberger brings unique qualifications to the position of director of the NDC. She comes to the National Archives from the intelligence...

2010-04-08 08:53:00

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero today announced the publication of the National Archives and Records Administration's Open Government Plan (www.archives.gov/open/). The National Archives joins Federal departments and agencies in putting forward concrete plans for making operations and data more transparent and expanding opportunities for citizen participation, collaboration, and oversight. The agency's unique role as the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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