“Indian archives – places capable of turning even the healthiest person into an asthmatic”. Orhan Pamuk on Dayanita Singh’s photos of India’s disintegrating archives



Every name counts

Ukraine: Russia damaged or destroyed almost 60 libraries

Italy: Confiscation of properties and business enterprises of art trader Gianfranco Becchina

Bureaucratic monster

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Can you please explain why


isn’t Open Access?”

Patching Science – amending the literature through version control


“Science is held to lofty ideals. Chief among them is its supposed capacity for self-correction. However, we, and
many other academics, argue that the current model of scientific publication hinders this capacity (Barbour
et al. 2017; Teixeira da Silva and Al-Khatib 2021; Allison et al. 2016). People make mistakes and the peer
review system can’t catch them all (Molckovsky, Vickers, and Tang 2011; Kendall et al. 2019). Yet the
number of steps involved in correcting or supplementing previously published research acts to discourage what
should be a straightforward process that is in the hands of the original authors (Barbour et al. 2017; Teixeira
da Silva and Al-Khatib 2021). After all, it is the authors who are best placed to correct their own work.”

Network for the Protection of Cultural Property in Ukraine

ACM opens up backfile

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) “has opened the articles published during the first 50 years of its publishing program. These articles, published between 1951 and the end of 2000, are now open and freely available to view and download via the ACM Digital Library.

ACM’s first 50 years backfile contains more than 117,500 articles on a wide range of computing topics.”


History for Ukraine

BL “We received over 60 nominations for manuscripts that have some connection with the lives of women in Britain and Europe between 1100 and 1600”


One manuscript nominated for Medieval and Renaissance Women is this copy of the Rule of the Minorite Order of Sisters of St Clare, illuminated by Sibylla von Bondorff (Swabia, c. 1480): Add MS 15686, f. 32r

It was suggested by me: https://archivalia.hypotheses.org/140168

Remote access to the E-resources of the New York Society Library

“The New York Society Library offers E-memberships for those interested in remote access to our collection of 20+ electronic resources including scholarly databases such as JSTOR and Project Muse, TLS, New York Review of Books, and London Review of Books back issues, various Oxford University Press databases, plus ebooks & audiobooks, and more.

The E-membership costs $100 /year.

The New York Society Library was founded in 1754 and membership is by subscription.

E-memberships do not include circulating privileges for the print collection or access to individual study rooms but do include 10 building visits per year.

More information here https:// https://www.nysoclib.org/members/e-memberships

See also https://archivalia.hypotheses.org/?s=remote+access

https://archivalia.hypotheses.org/122580 (2020)

https://www.reddit.com/r/Libraries/comments/alk440/libraries_that_allow_nonresident_out_of_country/ (2019)

A scoping study on open access to digital cultural heritage collections in the UK


“The findings indicate there is no consensus in the UK GLAM sector on what open access means, or should mean. There is also a fundamental misunderstanding of what the public domain is, includes and should include.”