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Oggetto: SEPIA-LST Digest 23 April 2004
Da: Ecpa <Ecpa@BUREAU.KNAW.NL>
Data: Ven, Aprile 23, 2004 8:57 am

This posting contains two messages, both forwarded from DIGLIB-L,
discussion list for digital libraries researchers and librarians:

1. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division: NewOnline

2. PictureAustralia reaches major milestone with one millionth image

posted by the ECPA Secretariat, with apologies for cross-posting.

1. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division: NewOnline

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From: "Laura Gottesman" lgot@loc.gov
Date: 04/22/04 04:40pm
Subject: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division: NewOnline

The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division is pleased to
announce that between January and March 2004, it added thousands of
catalog records and images to the Library's Prints and Photographs
Online Catalog (PPOC) http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html, bringing
the number of images in the catalog to nearly 1 million.

New materials that will be of interest to a wide variety of researchers

National Child Labor Committee Collection (NCLC):
PPOC now offers expanded and enhanced access to approximately 5,100 NCLC
photographs [ca.1908-1924] which were primarily taken by the
photographer Lewis Hine.  These photographs are useful for their
examination of labor, reform movements, working class families,
education, public health, urban and rural housing conditions, industrial
and agricultural sites, and other aspects of urban and rural life in
America in the early twentieth century.  The collection's catalog
records include a wealth of information, including the locations and
names of individuals and businesses featured in the photographs,
transcribed from the collection's original caption cards.

To view or search the collection, go to the Prints and Photographs
Online Catalog http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html, select the blue
button labeled: "Search the Catalog," and then scroll down the
alphabetical list of collections to "National Child Labor Committee
Collection."  Further information about the collection may be found at

U.S. News and World Report Magazine Photograph Collection
Selected photographs from this extensive collection are now available in
the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog. In preparation for the
magazine's 70th anniversary, U.S. News staff selected more than 100
photos taken between 1952 and 1983 of newsworthy subjects, including the
struggle for African American civil rights, presidential campaigns, and
the visits to the United States of foreign dignitaries, as well as life
in Vietnam, the Middle East and Russia. Many of the photos were taken by
staff photographers and have no known publication restrictions.  For
more information on the collection and a link to retrieve the images
available in the catalog, please see the collection profile:

The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich
cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs
Division and other units of the Library of Congress.

   * The catalog provides access through group or item records to about
60 percent of the division's holdings.

   * About 90 percent of the records are accompanied by one or more
digital images. In some collections, only thumbnail images display to
those searching from outside the Library of Congress, because of rights

 For information on new collections and upcoming programs in the Prints
and Photographs Division, see the division's "What's New" page

For questions about PPOC or the holdings and services of the Prints and
Photographs Division, consult the division's Ask a Librarian service:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-print.html .
*****End of forwarded message*****

2. PictureAustralia reaches major milestone with one millionth image

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From: Roxanne Missingham rmissingham@nla.gov.au
Date: 04/23/04 04:11am
Subject: PictureAustralia reaches major milestone with one millionth

Heroic nurse one millionth PictureAustralia image

If every picture tells a story, then PictureAustralia, the nation's
premier image bank, now tells a million as it reaches a major milestone.

The millionth PictureAustralia image, which comes from the Australian
War Memorial's collection, is that of heroic Australian army nurse
Vivian Bullwinkel, the sole survivor of the Banka (Sumatra) massacre of
World War II.

PictureAustralia, a collaborative Internet-based service hosted by the
National Library, allows users to search the online pictorial
collections of many cultural agencies from the one website. The service
commenced in 1998 with five participating organisations and 470,000
images; it has grown to 34 organisations and one million images.

In a national celebration of ANZAC day and Vivian Bullwinkel's
achievements during wartime and as a civilian, a picture trail is being
developed drawn from the collections of PictureAustralia contributors
showing women at war.

Jan Fullerton, Director-General, National Library of Australia commented
on PictureAustralia's significant benefits.

"Within a relatively short period of time PictureAustralia has become
not only Australia's, but also one of the world's premier image
services, and a model that has been copied by libraries in Canada and
New Zealand.

"Its strength lies in the partnership with the other cultural
organisations whose collections bring such a variety of images and
information about Australia. Once added to PictureAustralia they become
easily available through a single search process.

"We are delighted that the millionth image is that of inspirational
Vivian Bullwinkel. Her story of great courage while a prisoner of war
and throughout her life is fitting for this critical milestone," she

Steve Gower AO, Director, Australian War Memorial said, "Vivian
Bullwinkel's courage exemplifies the bravery of Australians in war. This
photograph, as well as her uniform and personal papers, are an important
part of our collection.

"PictureAustralia is a great initiative for all Australians. It gives
access to images relating to ANZAC Day and so many other important
events, people and places. Naturally we are very pleased that Vivian
Bullwinkel's image has been added at such a significant time in
PictureAustralia's development.

Visit www.pictureaustralia.org <www.pictureaustralia.org>  for the one
millionth image and accompanying picture trail.

Roxanne Missingham
Assistant Director-General
Resource Sharing
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Parkes  ACT  2600

Phone +61 2 6262 1143  Fax  +61 2 6273 1180
Email: rmissingham@nla.gov.au <mailto:rmissingham@nla.gov.au>
*****End of forwarded message*****

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