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2011-07-30 00:01:03

Built on the success of our DT RG3040 Reprographic System is a new book capture system that will redefine the way bound materials are digitized. The new BC100 will meet the high demands of cultural institutions by providing the preservation-grade image quality, speed, and reliability needed to capture a wide variety of bound and loose materials - all while protecting their integrity. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Digital Transitions through its Division of Cultural Heritage unveiled a...

2011-06-13 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian Institution's process to repatriate thousands of Native American human remains and funerary objects in its collections is lengthy and resource intensive and it may take several more decades to return items to tribes under its current system, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). This GAO report is the second of a two-part, three-year effort to examine how publicly funded institutions are...

2011-04-25 09:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will begin a series of Statewide Preservation Planning Forums on Tuesday, April 26. These meetings will allow the public to help shape the next Statewide Historic Preservation Plan. Every five years, PHMC's Bureau for Historic Preservation is required to develop a comprehensive preservation plan that does the following: Meets the preservation circumstances of the state;...

2011-04-03 07:30:00

ATLANTA, April 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented 23 awards recognizing the best of preservation in Georgia during its 34th annual Preservation Awards ceremony in Macon on April 1. The Hardman Farm in Sautee, Ga. received the Marguerite Williams Award, presented annually to the project that has had the greatest impact on preservation in the state. The Italianate style house also received an award in the Excellence in Restoration...

2011-03-23 09:00:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and PRINCETON, N.J., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, today announced Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed ingest of 10 Gale Digital Collections--including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century Collections Online--and represents over 80 million...

2011-03-17 08:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CourseSmart, the world's largest provider of eTextbooks and digital course materials, today announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has adopted CourseSmart's Faculty Instant Access program in support of ASU's efforts to meet selection timeliness and transparency standards in course materials selection as stipulated in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Through this secure information portal integration, ASU's faculty now...

2011-01-15 00:00:43

Program to Assist Groups and Individuals with Historical Preservation Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2011 Archives.com, an Inflection brand, today announces its Grant Program, a major initiative to assist individuals and communities with family, communal, and cultural research and preservation projects. The Archives.com Grant will help people and organizations take on historically significant projects that positively impact their family or community. "Since inception, Archives.com has...

2010-10-28 10:08:00

Audit says sculptures, Civil War era-rifle among 1,800 missing pieces HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sculptures by a famous artist, an almost 800-year-old Turkish gold ring, and a Civil War-era rifle are among the more than 1,800 historic artifacts that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission cannot locate and are considered missing, Auditor General Jack Wagner said. Based on the physical inventories of 11 collections conducted by the commission between...

2010-08-12 07:40:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Photonix today announced that the Center for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), located at the Louvre Palace has purchased a T-Ray 4000®, as its instrument of choice for performing investigations into art conservation and restoration using terahertz technology. The system, which will be located in the most prestigious art restoration research center in France, will be available to...

2010-06-30 07:30:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Jewish History, dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Jewish history, culture and experience across countries and generations, has received an $860,092 grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. As one of the rare philanthropies to appreciate the significance of archival processing in preservation efforts, the Foundation has made a three-year commitment that will enable the Center to process thousands of linear feet of its partners'...