Friday News and Links for July 18, 2014

18 Jul 2014 8:41 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday Everyone! Here this week's round up of news and links for your perusal! 

In the State:

Bradenton: A re-housing project at the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium is in the news.

Broward and Palm Beach: Little Free Libraries are popping up in South Florida!

Miami: The continued fight for Miami-Dade libraries got a win with an agreement for a slight property tax raise.

In the Country:

Washington, D.C.: The call has gone out for nominations for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Los Angeles, California: Check out a cool new archive about the LA River housed in a renovated barn.

Concord, New Hampshire: College students are learning about the Civil War while digitizing letters from the State Library.

Washington, D.C.: A UN archive of war crimes has been made publicly available at the US National Holocaust Memorial Museum

In the World:

Warsaw, Poland: The archive of renowned Polish jazz musician Zbigniew Seifert has been donated to Poland's National Library.

Brussels, Belgium: 2,000 rare architectural plans discovered in an archive in Brussels.

In the Blogosphere:

The Journal of Museum Studies at the University of Oklahoma has put its archives on-line

Bethany Nowviskie's keynote at dh2014 has been making waves online this week. Read Jennifer Schaffner's response to it from OCLC and then check out the keynote for yourself!

Intriguing article in the Harvard Business Review: Why Marketing Needs to Hire a Corporate Folklorist

Need a list of good tumblrs to check out that are archives-related? The SAA Women's Collections Roundtable has you covered with some of the major ones to explore.

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