News for April 6-10, 2015

10 Apr 2015 8:10 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Lots of interesting news this week but first, a few reminders. Newsletter submissions are due on April 15 (next Wednesday) so make sure to get your material in! Pre-conference workshops are still available for registration at the upcoming annual meeting and, speaking of which, registration and accommodations are open for the 2015 annual meeting and the program has been released!

From the Country

Berkeley, CA: The Emma Goldman Papers Project is moving slowly ahead with donations from outside sources since the university pulled its funding.

Washington, D.C.: National Archives has digitized the Oscar-winning film about the Little Rock Nine

Boston, MA: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting launched a new website this week.

New York, NY: Magazines and newspapers are starting to understand and utilize the value in their own archives.

From the World

Tbilisi, Georgia: The first new archival facility since the country was part of the USSR opened this week in the Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia.

Paris, France: France declassified Rwanda genocide archive.

Cape Town, South Africa: A report came out this week that shows many of South Africa's archival repositories are in bad shape.

London and Sussex, England, United Kingdom: The BBC has released an election archive looking at its coverage of elections since 1922

Moscow, Russia: New documents found at the Russian Defense Ministry shed light on the Nazi invasion of the USSR during World War II.

From the Blogosphere

Google's online art museum added 3D objects this week that with a browser viewer, you can interact with in 3D

Archiving video games is not something the original publishers are OK with apparently...

Continuing the year of living dangerously, the SAA president has a new task: ask your representative to join the Congressional History Caucus

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