News for January 12-16, 2015

16 Jan 2015 8:39 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Check out our news feed this week for lots of information on SAA awards and scholarships. All have application and nomination deadlines of the end of February so get to work!

From the State:

Gainesville: The UF Libraries have received a $500,000 NEH grant to build access to collections around the Jewish experience in Florida.

Bradenton: South Florida Museum has announced a major expansion and fundraising project.

Tallahassee: Florida Memory looks at Raising Cane in the state.

West Palm Beach: A public fundraising project is launched to help the Norton Museum of Art to reach its need for an expansion project. They have already raised half of their money goal through private donations.

Gainesville: Sue has arrived! 

Tallahassee: A look at working with a museum studies class in creating an exhibit for Special Collections.

From the Country:

Ithaca, NY: arXiv, the scientific open access resource and archive, has reached 1 million submissions.

Oakland, CA: California Digital Library is now working with Internet Archive's Archive-It.

Washington, D.C.: A behind the scenes look at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.

Chapel Hill, NC: The Documenting the American South (DocSouth) project has just released DocSouth Data which makes the text of its materials downloadable via text files.

Niagara Falls, NY: A local photo archive of the city has been donated to the public library from the Niagara Falls Review.

Washington, D.C.: A punk archive comes to the DC Public Library complete with concert in the library.

From the World:

Ajmer, India: A film archive in Ajmer is threatened by lack of funds and a location that is hazardous to its collections

London, England, United Kingdom: The sound archive at the British Library needs funds in order to preserve and maintain access to its collections.

From the Blogosphere:

An interview with the Documents Man, the man whose job it is to travel with the Magna Carta.

In case you're in need of some Tumblr blogs to follow, someone has handily gathered together their favorite archives on Tumblr.

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