Research & Collections News
When perusing the bookshelves at a library, it is not uncommon to chance upon a serendipitous find completely unrelated to the original book that was sought. It just occurred to me that the same thing can happen when searching through the Hagley Digital Archives.
All of us are governed by time - mostly by the lack of it. Keeping track of time through the use of clocks and watches has evolved over thousands of years. Here in the United States, during the nineteenth century, many inventors received patents for their “novel” improvements in both clocks and w
In last month's news, we reported on our progress in digitizing and preserving video tape here at the Hagley Library. This month we have news about another motion picture format that makes up a significant portion of our Audiovisual Collections.
In 2016, Hagley’s Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department made significant infrastructure improvements for the digitization and preservation of videotape. Hagley holds an estimated 20,000 videotapes related to the history of business and technology.
Coffee is usually my first thought in the morning, but I kept forgetting my morning java the week I was at Hagley for my research on the repeal of Prohibition, supported by a grant from the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society.