News for the week of September 15-19, 2014

19 Sep 2014 8:17 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Big news week from all over the state, country and world!

In the State:

Miami: The Haitian Diaspora Oral History Digital Collection at the University of Miami was launched! The collection includes videos and outlines of oral history interviews conducted with individuals of Haitian ancestry that are well renowned in the world of culture and the arts, education, community activism, civic leadership, and many professional organizations

Cocoa: The Florida Historical Society is taking over the operation of the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science.

Tallahassee: Florida Memory shares Ochopee, home of the nation's smallest Post Office this week

St. Petersburg: A new exhibit on Florida's first "tourists" has opened at the St. Petersburg Museum of History

Tallahassee: FSU's Special Collections & Archives is re-vamping its blog. This week, posts on the work of the Claude Pepper Library and the Cataloging & Description department went live

In the Country:

Washington, D.C.: IMLS announced its museum grant recipients for the 2014 cycle yesterday.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: The majority of the Maurice Sendak collection at the Rosenbach Museum and Library is leaving as it was never officially gifted by the author to the museum

Chicago, IL: The MacArthur Fellows were announced this week and one new Fellow is using the archives to challenge how we view nation, family and ethnicity.

St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis has created a free online archive to document the events in Ferguson.

Baltimore, Maryland: The newly retired Maryland State Archivist puts out an interesting idea: a Wayback Machine for everything.

Washington, D.C.: The National Museum of the American Indian marks its 10th Anniversary.

In the World:

Glasgow, Scotland, UK: By now, we know the Scots have decided to remain part of the United Kingdom. Earlier this week, they looked back on the 1979 vote.

Exeter, England, UK: The papers of William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies which celebrated its 60th anniversary this week, have been given on long term loan to the University of Exeter.

Dublin, Ireland: New collections have been added to Ireland's only archival web portal, the Irish Archives Resource (IAR).

In the Blogosphere:

This was posted awhile back but was making the rounds this week, For God's Sake, Stop Digitizing Paper.

Repurposing the archives in digital humanities projects has become the norm for many however here is a unique one for you to explore: The Victorian Meme Machine

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