The latest news, articles and press releases from AM.
Amnesty International Archives published by AM, charting the history of the global human rights movement in the twentieth century
Amnesty International Archives: A Global Movement for Human Rights, the newly-published primary source database from AM, invites students and researchers to explore the history of the leading human rights NGO, and how their activities intersected with other key events in the development of the idea of universal human rights.
Leveraging Innovative Collaboration to Empower Digital Special Collections
The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) adopted AM Quartex in 2019. Neel Agrawal, Digital Projects Librarian, William H. Hannon Library, explores how innovative partnerships and collaborations have contributed to the development of the library's digital collections.
Archival Collaboration, Shakespeare’s First Folio and an Open Access Resource
AM’s open access project, First Folios Compared, unlocks exciting new research opportunities for scholars, students and Shakespeare enthusiasts. James Gatheral, PhD, explores this resource’s unique features and potential uses, as well as discussing the importance of AM’s archival partnerships in developing the project.
AM partners with the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute on new collection
AM is delighted to announce a partnership with the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) to digitise several archival collections, to be featured in the forthcoming collection, Latin American Communities in the United States.
Amplifying Hidden Voices in Primary Source Databases
Lindsay Gulliver, Publishing Manager at AM and Erin Pearson-Willbery, Senior Editor at AM discuss the importance of creating accessible, sustainable and inclusive content through digitisation of primary sources, and using exciting new technologies such as Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR).
“No Name Intelligible to Civilised Men:” Hidden Voices in Mount Everest’s Nomenclature
Sam Ellis, PhD, explores Himalayan Mountain nomenclature, revealing the plurality in names that were, and still are, prevalent amongst local voices when referring to the namesake of the former Surveyor-General, George Everest.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's legacy showcased in new digital archive launched by The Archbishop Tutu IP Trust, Africa Media Online and AM Quartex
The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Archive, a new digital archival collection, commissioned by The Archbishop Tutu IP Trust and created by AM Quartex, launched on 7 October 2023, on what would have been the Archbishop’s 92nd birthday.
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Introducing an integrated model for the digital library
Déirdre Joyce, Head of Digital Stewardship and the Digital Library, Syracuse University, documents the establishment of the Libraries' Department of Digital Stewardship, and how a new digital library model, which includes AM Quartex at its heart, was developed to provide patrons with improved digital access to the university's special collections.
AM launches British Newsreels, 1911-1930, comprising thousands of films from one of the major newsreels of the silent era
AM’s latest publication, British Newsreels, 1911-1930, is an exciting new video resource based on over 6,000 early twentieth century Topical Budget newsreels drawn from the British Film Institute and the Imperial War Museums.
AM and Microform partner to provide libraries and archives with a holistic digitisation and online presentation solution
AM has announced a new partnership with the digitisation solution provider Microform, which will see the digital collections platform AM Quartex made available as an enhancement to Microform’s digitisation service offering to libraries and archives.
Archiving Queer Lives: The Stories of Michael B
The stories of LGBTQ+ people throughout history are notoriously difficult to uncover. It is, then, to the rare, personal queer archive that we must turn to find insights into lives and complex experiences that may subvert our expectations of straightforward stories. The personal archive of Michael B sheds light on one such story.
Final module of Colonial Caribbean publishes to mark completion of major resource
Drawn from the vast records of the British Colonial Office held at The National Archives, UK, this unique collection documents the governance of 25 territories in the Caribbean, spotlighting a wide range of themes and narratives.