News for March 30-April 3, 2015

03 Apr 2015 8:27 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Hope you all survived April Fool's Day unscathed this year! In exciting SFA news, we released the Program for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Miami this week! Also, be sure to sign up for any pre-conference workshops you're interested in!

From the State

Miami: The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami has received a grant to digitize oversize holdings of one of its newspapers.

Cocoa: Controversy broke out over a display in a Brevard county public library about the Confederate side of the Civil War which includes a Confederate flag.

Melbourne: A Space Age relic is finding a new home and purpose at the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum.

From the Country

New Haven, CT: The Beinecke Library at Yale University announced a fantastic new acquisition of 19th century photographs.

Altadena, CA: With the closing of the local digital newspaper, the Altadena Historical Society makes its archives available online for researchers.

New Orleans, LA: Get to know the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University via podcast.

Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress also acquired a unique photograph collection this week pertaining to the Civil War era

New Orleans, LA: More good Jazz Archives news, this time from The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Archive, complete with video tour.

From the World

Bamako, Mali and Collegeville, MN: In a unique partnership with Saint John's University, manuscripts from a library in Timbuktu are being digitized and preserved.

Windsor, England, United Kingdom: The Queen attended the launch of a digitized archive of King George III's private papers

From the Blogosphere

DPLA and Internet Archive have announced a partnership to better share data and collections between the two portals.

The debate over public versus private documents and government employees sparks by the Hillary Clinton email revelation continues with a look at how government has always struggles with new technologies.

We're always trying to figure out how to better give our patrons access to our collections - the National Archives of the UK are sharing their website redesign process which is user driven. Very neat stuff!

How is everyone's brackets doing for this year's NCAA tournament? In case you've already lost the pot this year, here are some very cool shots of past tournaments to cheer you up.

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