To broaden partner participation in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), DLG is soliciting proposals for historic digitization projects costing up to $7500 from non-profit Georgia cultural heritage institutions. Applicant organizations must be open to the public, and their collections must be available for public research either by appointment or through regular hours. Project metadata will be included in the DLG portal and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Projects may include the reformatting of textual materials (not including newspapers), graphic materials, or audio-visual materials. Applicants should have materials prepared for a project start date of January 1, 2019.
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of three new historical map collections from the City of Savannah Municipal Archives:- Record Series 3121-007, Engineering Department – General Maps, 1798-1961, no date,https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/gsg_edgm, which contains maps from 1798 to 1961 that illustrate Savannah property holdings, as well as land subdivision for City and private development. The maps also record property lines, right-of-ways, water and sewer lines, and street openings. Many maps include the names of property owners.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
(News 12 First at 5)
ATHENS, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Over the past 64 years, many of you or your family have appeared on News 12, as well as countless stories and events. All those memories are now being preserved for future generations.
The WRDW archives show everything from old anchor signoffs, to James Brown interviews, to Masters coverage decades back. Now, we’ve donated those tapes to the University of Georgia in hopes of preserving all our history.
Margaret Compton is a media archivist at UGA. Her job is to keep these cherished records safe for years to come.
“As stations have been saving their tape, that really compares to a family's home movies. The home movies of Augusta are at the TV station,” Compton explained the value, both educational and sentimental, of these ¾” tapes.
The Main and Science Libraries will be open with reduced hours from August 1 thru August 12. The break hours for the Main and Science Libraries are:
Wednesday, August 1 thru Friday, August 3 - 8am to 6pm
Saturday, August 4 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, August 5 - The Libraries are closed
Monday, August 6 thru Friday August 10 - 8am to 6pm
Saturday, August 11 - 10am to 6pm
Sunday, August 12 - 1pm to 9pm
The Main and Science Libraries will begin regular Fall Semester hours on Monday, August 13.
CML Break Hours
Open 8:00—5:00--Tuesday, July 31st—August 3rd & Monday, August 6th –Friday, August 10th
CLOSED SUNDAYS--August 5th & August 12th
As Always—Closed on Saturdays
The Zell B. Miller Learning Center will be open limited hours between August 1 and 12. The building will also be closed August 4 & 5.
|Wed. - Fri., Aug. 1-3||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Sat. & Sun., Aug. 4-5||CLOSED|
|Mon. - Fri, Aug. 6-10||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Sat. Aug. 11||10 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Sun., Aug. 12||1 p.m. - 10 p.m.|
Enhanced description of Georgia town films and home movies digitized by the Brown Media Archives now available
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of Georgia town films and home movies digitized by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection (BMA). The Georgia Town Films Collection is available at https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/ugabma_bmatf and the Georgia Home and Amateur Movies collection is available at https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/ugabma_bmahm.
DLG staff provided enhanced description of these moving image resources that enables users to locate segments of the moving image footage without having to view the footage in its entirety.
Berry College, Georgia State University, and the Oconee Regional Library are among three Competitive Digitization grants awarded through an ongoing subgranting program with the Digital Library of Georgia.
These institutions are recipients of the second set of grants awarded in a program intended to broaden partner participation in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG). The DLG solicited proposals for historic digitization projects in a statewide call, and applicants submitted proposals for projects with a cost of up to $5,000. The projects will be administered by DLG staff who will perform digitization and descriptive services on textual (not including newspapers), graphic, and audio-visual materials.
Some 4,000 hours of programming produced by public radio and television stations between 1941 and 1999 will be digitized and made available to the public, thanks to a federal grant for the Brown Media Archives at the University of Georgia Libraries. The programming was originally submitted for consideration for Peabody Awards.
World War I (1914-1918) was different than any previous war. It was a total war that required all members of the nation to be involved in the war effort. All of the resources of the state were mobilized for war. Ultimately, 65,000,000 soldiers from 30 countries fought in World War I and tens of millions citizens across the world would be involved in the conflict one way or another.