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Senate moves to prevent return of Jewish archive to Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Some lawmakers are trying to prevent the return to Baghdad of a cache of Iraqi Jewish community records, which were seized by the U.S. military during the Iraq war and occupation.<p>The Senate on Thursday unanimously backed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Sen. Patrick Toomey …

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Vatican and Bodleian libraries launch online archive of ancient religious texts

Some of the rarest and most fragile religious texts in the Vatican and Bodleian libraries, including ancient bibles and some of the oldest Hebrew manuscript and printed books, are being placed online in a joint project by the two great libraries, which will eventually create an online archive of …

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First world war diaries published online by National Archives – video

National Archives makes more than 1.2m pages of 300,000 digitised diaries available to a global audience for the first time<p>Published: 14 Jan 2014<p><b>Peter Thompson:</b> Back in the Weimar period, Germany was ridden with Gove-like myth-making about patriots being stabbed in the back<p>Published: 13 Jan …

Best practices for Archival Processing of Research Objects (a librarian view)

This slideset describes a set of best practices for archival processing or Research Objects. It is part of the Research Object Knowledge Hub (, which has been created in the context of the Wf4Ever project (