Author Archives: Caterina Sbrana

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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


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The New-York Historical Society. Ongoing challenges and record.

Text by Caterina Sbrana. This is my third report from New York, specifically from Central Park where the New-York Historical Society is based. In New York I visited other museums, such as 9/11 Memorial & Museum and MOMA and after … Continue reading


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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY: 180,000 digital items in the public domain

Text and photos by Caterina Sbrana. Dear readers, this is the second report I realized on my trip to New York following the one on 9/11 Museum& Memorial, and it regards the system created by the New York Public Library … Continue reading


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New York, 9/11 MEMORIAL: when digital technology saves our memory

Text and photos by Caterina Sbrana. Dear readers, I recently started my work at DigitalMeetsCulture, because I am very interested in art and cultural heritage, and also in the relationship between art and digital technologies. I was in New York … Continue reading