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The Barack Obama Presidential Library Goes Digital

“The First Digital Archive for the First Digital President” Beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939, 13 presidents have established presidential libraries to preserve and provide access to the historical records and materials of the Presidents. The libraries are

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Posted in Archives, Born Digital, Libraries, Open Access, Preservation

The Obama Center: Don’t call it a library

This recent article in the New York Times explains how the proposed plan for the Obama Presidential Center breaks with tradition and will not actually be a library. Starting with Franklin Delano Roosevelt (and retroactively including Herbert Hoover), each president

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Posted in Archives, Libraries, Library, Museums, Preservation, Uncategorized

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books (click photo for link to article)

In this January 16th article by MICHIKO KAKUTANI from the New York Times, President Obama talks about his vice (books) he uses to deal with the aggravation, confusion, hardship, and the enormous pressure of being the President of the United States of America.

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Posted in Books, Library

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