Category Archives: Ephemera News

Stop at the Central Station for Grand Ephemera Tour

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As you may know, Grand Central Station is celebrating its Centennial this year. A fabulous time to plan a trip.
For Ephemera enthusiasts a special event not to miss is happening in April…. A special tour inside the Station’s archives.

INSIDE THE ARCHIVES: PRINTED EPHEMERA
APRIL 2, 2013, 12:30 PM; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
NYTM, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS (CORNER OF BOERUM PLACE & SCHERMERHORN STREET)

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Tickets, postcards, timetables, transfers! The Transit Museum’s archives hold thousands of examples of “ephemera,” and Museum Archivist Carey Stumm will show you treasures focused on Grand Central Terminal and the New York Central Railroad. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.

For more info go to their site www.grandcentralterminal.com

Digital Ephemera Stewardship

Digitial Preservation

Kristopher F. Nelson from the Library of Congress’s Office of Strategic Initiatives sent out an email this morning about a new program. We should always happy to help out the good folks at the Library of Congress–keepers of our nation’s best ephemera. And, if you want to spread the word across your social networks by linking to this post, I’m sure Kristopher would appreciate it.

The Library of Congress and The Institute of Museum and Library Services are pleased to announce that the call for applications for the inaugural National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) class will begin next week.

The NDSR program will allow ten recent graduates of Master’s degree programs in relevant fields to complete a nine-month residency at various institutions in the Washington, D.C. area. The entire list of projects can currently be found on the NDSR Web site .

Institutions that will be hosting residents include:

Association of Research Librarians

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Folger Shakespeare Library

The Library of Congress

Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities / University of Maryland Libraries

National Library of Medicine

The National Security Archive

Public Broadcasting Service

Smithsonian Institution Archives

The World Bank

Beginning in September 2013, accepted residents will attend an intensive two-week digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress. Thereafter, residents will begin their experience at a host institution to work on significant digital stewardship projects. Their projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

Additional information about NDSR can be found at www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

NSDR has great resources for individuals as well on preserving and maintiaining your digital collections.

Application instructions will be available next week.

Reblogged from from ephemera by martyweil

EPHEMERA RESCUE

Coconut Grove Theatre
Irreplaceable Playbills, Costumes And Ephemera Rescued From Coconut Grove | Florida Theater On Stage

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Read how the Playbills and other Ephemera, costumes and props were saved from rotting in storage. Can’t wait to see the results of the restoration process.

Irreplaceable Playbills, Costumes And Ephemera Rescued From Coconut Grove

via Irreplaceable Playbills, Costumes And Ephemera Rescued From Coconut Grove | Florida Theater On Stage.