May 1, 2015

Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the decision said Thursday, placing the permanent monument to his legacy in the city that launched his improbable ascent to the White House. Obama’s ...

A million rare documents damaged in Moscow fire

Feb 1, 2015

A million rare documents damaged in Moscow fire

A fire that ripped through one of Russia’s largest university libraries is believed to have damaged more than a million historic documents, with some describing the fire as a cultural “Chernobyl.” The blaze, which started on Friday and was still not completely out on ...

Vatican to digitize manuscripts with NTT, put them online

Mar 21, 2014

Vatican to digitize manuscripts with NTT, put them online

The Vatican library Thursday began a project to digitize thousands of historical manuscripts, dating from the origins of the church to the 20th century, and make them available online. Working with the technology group NTT Data, the library intends to scan and digitally archive ...

Mar 20, 2014

Abe to visit Anne Frank House after vandalism

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this weekend to express regret over the vandalism at Tokyo libraries of hundreds of books related to the young Holocaust victim, an official said Thursday. Abe will visit the museum Sunday, a ...

Mar 16, 2014

Diet library keeps digitizing away

The National Diet Library has started digitizing rare books and journals accessible at local libraries nationwide. So far, the country’s only national library has digitized 1.3 million print books, public journals and other hard to obtain publications, most of which were printed in the ...