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About bancroftlibrary

The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. It is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States.

The Bancroft Library Digital Collections Unit Blog has Moved

Dear Bancroft Library DCU Blog Readers, This blog has now been integrated with an unified blog of the UC Berkeley Libraries and is now located at: http://news.lib.berkeley.edu. The link will provide access to our blog as well as other Bancroft Library blogs– Center … Continue reading

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Bancroft Library Celebrates Bastille Day

by Randal Brandt (Head of Cataloging) Acquired via a recent transfer from the Main Library stacks is a complete set of the “Collection des mémoires rélatifs à la Révolution française.” Compiled and edited by St.-Albin Berville and François Berrière and published … Continue reading

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How to Read an e-book…From 1991

by Kate Tasker (Digital Archivist, Bancroft Library) and Jay Boncodin (Library Computer Infrastructure Services) In July 2015, the Bancroft Library’s Digital Collections Unit received an intriguing message from UC Berkeley Assistant Professor Alex Saum-Pascual, who teaches in the Spanish and Portuguese … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Born-Digital Archival Internship

The Bancroft Library University of California Berkeley SPRING ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP 2016 Come use your digital curation and metadata skills to help the Bancroft process born-digital archival collections! Who is Eligible to Apply Graduate students currently attending an ALA accredited library and information science … Continue reading

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It’s Electronic Records Day! Do You Know How to Save Your Stuff?

October 10, 2015 is Electronic Records Day – a perfect opportunity to remind ourselves of both the value and the vulnerability of electronic records. If you can’t remember the last time you backed up your digital files, read on for some … Continue reading

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Processing Notes: Digital Files From the Bruce Conner Papers

The following post includes processing notes from our summer 2015 intern Nissa Nack, a graduate student in the Master of Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University’s iSchool. Nissa successfully processed over 4.5 GB of data from the … Continue reading

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Case Study of the Digital Files from the Reginald H. Barrett Papers

The following is a guest post from our summer 2015 intern Beaudry Allen, a graduate student in the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) program at San Jose State University’s iSchool. Case Study of the Digital Files from the … Continue reading

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