News for February 23-27, 2015

27 Feb 2015 8:55 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! 

From the State:

Boynton Beach: A recently acquired 1909 postcard documents one of the area's most famous shipwrecks (and the video features our own Janet DeVries!).

Bradenton: The Florida Maritime Museum is about to get more financial help to improve and expand the museum.

From the Country:

Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin released the amount it paid to acquire the archive of Garcia Marquez this week after the state attorney general ordered it to do so.

Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Archaeologists and Librarians have combined catalogs and knowledge to allow for online searching of a vast archaeological image database.

Rochester, NY: A rare collection of Susan B. Anthony Letters at the University of Rochester are now available online.

From the World:

Mosul, Iraq: Isis burned over 100,000 books and manuscripts at the Mosul Central Library this week, destroying much of what the residents had been able to save from the prior conflicts in the area. Reports are conflicting so it's still uncertain just what has been destroyed.

Doncaster, England, United Kingdom: A re-discovery of a fossil in a museum archive lead to a new species being named

Canberra, Australia: The National Archives have released plans for a new facility for paper records.

From the Blogosphere:

So, turns out digital natives still prefer print when reading.

A handy Fair Use infographic for you as we celebrate Fair Use Week.

There has been a conversation amongst communications professors and professionals about the value of archives to newspapers and television - worth a look at what they are saying.


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