Author Archives: Caterina Sbrana

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The Library of Congress, the largest library in the World

text by Caterina Sbrana. The Library of Congress (LoC) is the national library of the United States of America. It holds more than 158 million documents and is therefore the largest library in the World. Library of Congress was instituted … Continue reading


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History of the Indian Tribes of North America, an extraordinary historical heritage

text by Caterina Sbrana. img. Public Domain via Wikipedia “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” is a three-volume collection of Native American biographies and portraits originally published in the United States from 1838 to 1844, by Thomas McKenney … Continue reading


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MORI BUILDING digital art museum

Text by Caterina Sbrana. The International Council of Museums defines the Museum as  A permanent, non-profit institution serving society and its development. It is open to the public and carries out researches concerning the material and immaterial testimonies of humanity and … Continue reading


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Discovering the Met’s website and online resources

Text by Caterina Sbrana. Dear readers, I once again speak about New York and in particular about the Met, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which digitized a large number of historical documents in the last two years and made them … Continue reading


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Civita di Bagnoregio, a pearl in the middle of Lazio region (Italy)

Text by Caterina Sbrana, photos by Fabrizio Sbrana. Dear readers, this time I’ll take you to a village that I consider an authentic open-air museum, where alleys, palaces, small squares and the bell tower tell us of a distant past … Continue reading


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Voyages, a digital resource about slave history

Text by Caterina Sbrana. There are various projects that look into the story of slavery and offer digital resources to historians, students and researchers. One that we already explored is the Zamani project to  create a Slave Trade Database, collecting … Continue reading


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www.audubon.org: A Vibrant Digital Library

Text by Caterina Sbrana. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was not the first person who painted and described all the birds of America, but he was one of the youngest “country’s dominant wildlife artist(s)”. We are talking about his seminal Birds of … Continue reading


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Designing the Archive: 2019 Conference ASA-ICA-ARANZ-PARBICA

Text by Caterina Sbrana. The Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives and Records Association of New Zealand Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ), the International Council on Archives (ICA) and the Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) organize an international … Continue reading


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Agreement between Stanford University and Bibliothèque nationale de France

by Caterina Sbrana. The cultural partnership between Standford University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), begun a few years ago, led to the creation of a digital archive that brings together both the resources of the archive known as … Continue reading


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New-York Historical Society: 8000 sheets digitised

by Caterina Sbrana. In my latest article I have been talking about the digital collection of the New-York Historical Society. During my research I was really captivated by a collection containing over 8,000 sheets, collected since 1816, that you can … Continue reading