Digitization of the League of the Nations Archives – More than 7.5 million pages have been digitized so far in only 2 years. The project is only halfway and will last 2 more years. In order to celebrate this milestone and the success of this project (in which Arkhênum collaborates), the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva is offering you in video a behind the scenes tour of it. Click here
And still available more than 200 000 pages of these archives which can be consulted on the following digital library brought to you by Arkhênum: Cliquez ici
Digital libraries are not only about ancient Heritage collections. It’s a continuous process. A good example is ITU’s Digital Library whose aim is to communicate the ITU’s journals from 1869 on. The Digital Collections start from 1869 up to these days.
So even if 2019 issues are quite recent, ITU is consolidating its Heritage collections now. One of the issue is unfortunately quite actual: « Monitoring our changing planet ». Click here to access to it
UNOG renews its partnership with Arkhênum for the promotion of its Lontad project through the Limb Gallery Digital Library. The Lontad project aims at sharing the League of the Nations Archives with all public: Click here
Thanks to UNOG for this renewal. Great news greatly appreciated in the COVID-19 context!
2020 saw the opening of new permanent offices in Switzerland and Germany.
With these new openings, Arkhênum aims at providing to new markets and institutions its expertise in heritage preservation and promotion. Arkhênum already serves worldwide more than 900 public, non-governmental and private institutions.
Permanent office in Switzerland:
Chemin Grenet 25, Rez-de-Chaussée
1214 Vernier, Suisse
Contacts : https://www.arkhenum.ch/
Permanent office in Germany:
Maerkische Allee 45
14979 Grossbeeren, Germany
Contact : Ariane Blachier
Mob: + 49 (0) 17 26 89 72 65
The OpenCulture website puts forward a 1692 document digitized and offered online for free consulting by Arkhênum for the Aix en Provence Public Library.
Click here to read the article
This 900 pages book is the work of a Dutch artist A. Boogert in 1692 and is named Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau
Nice baby! 7 kg, 34cm high, 25 cm thickness… One of the new « babies » Arkhênum has to digitize for one of its clients in the Archive field.
More pictures to be found here
The Grand Auch Cœur de Gascogne digital library is now live! You can explore maps, postcards, printed and manuscripts documents and even ancient press all in one place. Enjoy!
Thanks to the program “Libraries of Orient” carried by the BnF in partnership with the ICP, the French Institute of Byzantine Studies gives free access to 174 maps dating from the 16th-20th centuries from its heritage fund. Discover the map “Plan von Constantinopel, mit der umliegenden Gegend and Canals vom Schwarzen Meer “= Plan of the city of Constantinople, the neighboring squares, and the canal of Euxine Bridge. Brought to you by a digital library signed Arkhênum
Click here to access to the map
Tatiana Valovaya, the new General Director for the United Nations in Geneva, was recently appointed. On the 29th of October 2019, a global presentation of the Lontad project – dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the League of the Nations archives – was offered to the new General Director. The visit followed the entire path of the documents from the preparation phase before the scanning in the digitization center operated by Arkhênum up to the post digitization phase.
At the end of the visit, the General Director expressed her feeling about the importance of such a project. You can find it on her twitter account on the 1st of November. Click here
200 000 images of the project are already available online through their digital library implemented by Arkhênum. Lontad digital library
Arkhênum just acquired a new type of scanner for A1 format documents which will deliver higher productivity and optimum quality. Our operators will use this scanner especially for over-sized old press registers, atlas…