New Venture in Scholarly Publishing: International Journal of Communication
The Research Libraries Group has recently launched an amazing database of historical archives called Archivegrid. Arhivegrid provides search access to thousands of archives and special collections worldwide as more and more institutions contribute their holdings. Participants include the International Institute of Social History (IISH), American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, BBC Written Archives Centre, CBS News, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Library of Congress, as well as hundreds of historical societies, college and university archives, and museum archives (ranging from the Fogg Art Museum to the National Museum of Roller Skating).
MIT World is a free, open streaming media web site of the most significant public events at The Massachusetts institute of Technology. A project of the Professional Education Programs at MIT's School of Engineering, it features recent speakers and guests from across its campus and around the world. Sure there are a lot of lectures of the mission control/robotics stripe but you'll also browse into guests like Robert Pinksy who visited this past February. Speakers lecture on a wide variety of topics in diverse fields of Architecture, Biotechnology, History, National Security, and Media, to name a few. For instance, this past Spring (March 8) Henry Jenkins, MIT Professor of Humanities and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program, moderated TV's New Economics with panelists David Poltrack and Jorge Schement.
The Library of Congress has launched a website to explain its program to capture and archive select, historically important websites for future historians. LOC's MINERVA Web Archiving Project already has archives of digital primary source materials for Elections 2000 and 2002, September 11, the 107th Congress, and Hurricane Katrina. The project will expand to include the crisis in Darfur, the Supreme Court, the Papal transition, US Congressional sites, Election 2004, Iraq 2003, the 2002 Winter Olympic games, and September 11 remembrance. The meaning of the acronym for MINERVA is: Mapping the INternet Electronic Resources Virtual Archive.