The Society of Florida Archivists would like to extend its condolences and thoughts to the victims of the Florida State University shootings at Strozier Library on November 20, 2014. We are happy that the tragedy was not worse and that the library has resumed normal operating hours as of this morning.
For this week's news:
From the Country:
Washington, D.C.: The CIA wants to delete its email archive and now it's up to the National Archives to decide if it can or not.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Library recently held a strategic conversation about the value of Special Collections in the Library.
Beverly Hills, CA: Parts of an extensive "lost" archive of Marilyn Monroe is coming to the auction block.
From the World:
Fontainebleau, France: An auction of Napoleon materials drew a lot more money and interest than expected proving "Old Boney" continues to fascinate.
Dublin, Ireland: A new digital archive of the Irish Examiner from 1841-1949 is now available online.
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: A new collection has been available holding materials from Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor by the National Library of Scotland.
From the Blogosphere:
SAA's current president does a quarterly update on her Year of Living Dangerous for Archives.