Europeana continues to break new ground. Their latest announcement concerns the launch of a new component of the heritage organisation, namely, the European Film Gateway. This brand new online resource "offers free access to currently about 400,000 digital videos, photos, film posters and text materials. By September, the number of digital items will increase to 600,000 from 16 film archives." Check out this link, where you can follow the trail through to the press release.
Spotted on the Archives & Records Association blog is this short report on the most recent activities of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Archives & History. Nothing much to write home about, but thought I'd give it a mention. This slightly older post gives you an idea as to what the group is all about.
Another low-profile news item concerns The National Archives involvement in the archiving of local authority records - or 'web archiving' as they're calling it. See the announcement here.
Whilst we're with TNA, a reminder that the 'early-bird' discount window for their forthcoming 'Celebrating the Census' conference is ending soon (31st) - see here.
If you're a Twitter fan, you may be interested in joining in with Ancestry's special 'Family History Live Chat'. It's for the American market, judging by the write-up, here, but I suppose anyone, anywhere can join in - providing you can work out the broadcast times! Good luck.
A couple of nice videos for you: This Week in History and the first cross-channel flight.
ON THIS DAY
1694: Bank of England founded;
1921: Insulin isolated by Canadian team, thus enabling the treatment of diabetes.