News for January 5-9, 2015

09 Jan 2015 10:00 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy New Year! We here at SFA hope that your holiday season was wonderful! Lots of news to start out the new year! Also, reminder that to deadline to submit to the next SFA newsletter is January 15th.

From the State:

Tallahassee: A new exhibit at the Museum of Florida History highlights Civil Rights activism in the Sunshine State.

Tallahassee: The Florida Handbook has been digitized by FSU and made publicly available through the FSU Digital Library.

From the Country:

Scranton, PA: A county library system is creating a digital archive of cookbooks to capture the area's cuisine. 

New Haven, CT: Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Archive Library acquired the Archive of Acclaimed Playwright Paula Vogel.

Boston, MA: DPLA has released its new Strategic Plan.

Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress's Prints & Photographs division has acquired the Archive of Photographer Camilo José Vergara.

Athens, GA: UGA Media Archives has improved access to rare Nixon footage in its collections.

From the World:

Ankara, Turkey: By 2017, the Turkish Film Archive and Cinema Museum will open.

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom: HMS Beagle sketchbooks are now available online.

Dublin, Ireland: The National Library of Ireland is looking for funds to update its vault.

Jerusalem, Israel: An in-depth look at the recent preservation digitization of Israel's Declaration of Independence.

From the Blogosphere:

The SAA president is asking, why are you an archivist?

In case you need a way to waste a lot of time today, Internet Archive has made over 2400 MS-DOS games available to play online.

OK, not exactly archives related but happy Friday! Here is the adorable panda cub at the National Zoo playing in her first snowfall.

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