News for January 26-30, 2015

30 Jan 2015 7:51 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Lots of SFA news this week: We're looking for nominations to fill open executive board seats [we even added one this week - Secretary is also an open position!] and we released the Winter 2015 newsletter! Also, don't forget, registration is open online for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Miami. Now, onto the news!

Around the Country

Eugene, OR: A controversy over the release of documents to a professor from the UOregon Archives was resolved this week.

Chicago, IL: Called the African American Getty by its current owner, the photo archives of Ebony magazine is up for sale.

Atlanta, GA: Emory University has acquired the photographic archives of Ron Sherman, who covered three decades of Atlanta and Southern history with his camera. 

Denton, TX: The University of North Texas will preserve 30 years worth of station news footage on the Portal to Texas History.

Boston, MA and Belfast, Northern Ireland: More developments in the Boston College Belfast Oral History project and how it may be used in Northern Ireland for court cases against former IRA members.

Around the World

Kolkata, India: The Zoological Survey of India is putting its collections online, some dating back to the 19th century with specimens over 200 years old.

Boston Spa, England, United Kingdom: The new home of the British Library's Newspaper Archive is officially open. This video will let you ride the robots running behind the scenes.

Istanbul, Turkey: The archive of Taha Toros, "Archive Man", will be digitized and preserved by Istanbul Şehir University.

Warsaw, Poland: Avant-garde artists and advocates Stefan and Franciszka Themerson archive has been donated to the National Library of Poland.

Around the Blogosphere

An interesting discussion over on ArchivesNext about what it means to not be a maker especially in today's digital humanities climate.

The Electronic Records Section of SAA now has a blog: bloggERS

Some helpful tips on maintaining and archiving personal digital presence online from the Smithsonian.

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