News from the Library of Congress reports that “The Library of Congress and Harvard Law School have initiated an unprecedented, multifaceted joint collaboration to identify, select and assess the copyright status of materials focusing on national legal gazettes.
The effort, initially set for three years, will coordinate access to, knowledge-sharing, and legal analysis of Library of Congress’ collections related to Islamic law, including national legal gazettes, manuscripts and other materials…”
Citing the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, infoDOCKET reports that “Using nearly 3.5 million documents from the National Archives and Records Administration, Ancestry.com has put together what it claims is the most comprehensive digital index of records from what’s known as the Freedmen’s Bureau, the federal agency charged with helping millions of Southern Black people adjust to lives of freedom after the Civil War …
“The service will be free, according to a company spokesperson…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- More Than 200,000 Digitized Pages of Historic Florida Newspapers Added to the Freely Available Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDN)
- FCC Announces Over $5 Billion in Funding Requests Received in Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program and Will Open Second 15-Day Window on September 28 for School and Library Purchases in the 2021-22 School Year