A Century of North Carolina City Directories Now Online North Carolina city directories from the years 1860 through 1963 are now online via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC). The collection at http://www.digitalnc.org/ collections/north-carolina-city-directories consists of 939 volumes, covering 108 cities in 64 counties. A cross-directory search feature allows users of the collection to find all instances of a single name, business, or industry in the entire collection. The NCDHC is a statewide digital library based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library and sponsored by the State Library of North Carolina. Through cooperative projects with libraries, museums, historical societies, and cultural institutions, the center has, since its founding in 2010, digitized more than two million pages of North Carolina history. Stanford University Libraries Debuts New Digital Collection Stanford University Libraries is now providing digital access to large portions of the Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL), making available research papers from eminent acousticians of the twentieth century (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ ark:/13030/kt6h4nf6qc/). The MARL collection consists of nearly 60 linear feet of materials and is dedicated to the study of all aspects of musical acoustics. The collection includes correspondence, research papers, photographs, media, digital materials, wood samples, clarinet mouth pieces, and lab equipment. Upcoming Cornell Collection Publicly Archived The Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records vinyl archive will move to its permanent home at Cornell University’s Hip Hop collection in fall 2013, but this summer it took up residence at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, where it was publically archived by Johan Kugelberg/Boo-Hooray Gallery. Kugelberg and his team organized, catalogued, and documented Afrika Bambaataa’s peerless vinyl collection in front of viewers, allowing them to experience the process of documenting history. Originally from the South Bronx, Afrika Bambaataa is among the most influential American Djs and was instrumental in the rise of electro funk and break-beat deejaying beginning in the 1980s. For more on this project, visit http://gavinbrown.biz/home/ exhibitions/2013/afrika-bambaataa.html. Comma Special Issue on Standards for Records and Archives The latest issue of Comma, International Journal on Archives, edited by Margaret Proctor and published this summer by the International Council on Archives, is devoted to standards for records and archives. It includes ten engaging articles, including a piece by SAA Fellow and past president Trudy Huskamp Peterson on “Access Principles: Developing a Statement of Best Practice.” For more information, go to http://liverpool .metapress.com/content/122452/.
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