News for July 20-24, 2015

24 Jul 2015 8:22 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Hello all! Lots of news this week to make up for the lack of last week. I must also announce another hiatus (summer conferences!) I may not be able to get to the news again until August 21st due to work travel but I will try my best to post up something (or maybe I'll find someone to take over!) In the meantime, stay cool as we head into August!

From the Country

New York, NY: The Tamiment Library acquired the archives of The Nation.

New Orleans, LA: An agreement between the Amistad Research Center and Adam Matthew will see a major civil rights collection online.

Santa Cruz, CA: Students at UC Santa Cruz are working on new tools to catalog and archive video games.

New York, NY: New York University has acquired the archives of a born digital arts and literary journal Triple Canopy.

From the World

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom: The one of the oldest copies of the Qur'an known has been confirmed at the University of Birmingham. The text was dated from between AD 568 and 645.

Lausanne, Switzerland: Success in saving the audiovisual archive at the International Olympic Committee's Archives.

London, England, United Kingdom: The British Library shares the video of a CT scan of Europe's oldest intact book.

From the Blogosphere

The Associated Press and British Movietone have made 1 million minutes of archival film footage available on YouTube.

Want to help preserve Neil Armstrong's space suit? The Smithsonian has a Kickstarter for that.

Any aspiring writers out there? SAA is holding its first ever short fiction contest!

A new blog is focusing on publishing in the archives.

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