News for June 8-12, 2015

12 Jun 2015 10:29 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)
It has been a week, hasn't it? Let's get right to the news!

From the State

Tallahassee: The Florida Memory Team have been awarded the 2015 Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists. Congrats!

Miami: FIU students help to share Miami's history online through a digitization project.

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: James Billington, Librarian of Congress, announced his retirement.

Augusta, ME: The Maine State Archives celebrated its 50th anniversary this week.

Oklahoma City, OK: Slightly creepy drawings and other lessons were found preserved on 100 year old chalkboards during a school renovation.

Little Rock, AK: Rogers Photo Archives is in serious legal trouble as 20 newspapers sue for their archives to be returned.

Washington, D.C.: National Institutes of Health approved a new report laying out the long term vision for the National Library of Medicine.

From the World

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: UNB finds a copy of the original Star Wars script while digitizing its science fiction collection.

Basel, Switzerland: Ancient papyrus texts have been found at the University of Basel.

From the Blogosphere

DPLA receives $96,000 grant from the Whiting Foundation to expand its impact in education.

SAA President Roe delivers her next challenge, a play on the "elevator speech."

Time for another Caption these Bits with SAA's ERS blog.

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