News for August 24-28, 2015

28 Aug 2015 8:22 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Hello again! I apologize for the long hiatus without an explanation. It seems I have not really been in Tallahassee on a Friday in a very long time! I however, will be gone again next Friday but after that, I promise to stick to our usual Friday schedule for the fall. Speaking of which, does anyone else have that divine slight cooling this week that we've been enjoying? Fall really is coming!

From the State

Tallahassee: Florida State University announced the founding of the Emmett Till Archive this week on the 60th anniversary of his murder.

Tampa: The state's second African-American research library has opened

From the Country

Austin, TX: The Ransom Center at UT Austin has acquired the archive of novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

Fayetteville, Arkansas: The University of Arkansas launches the Ozark Folksong Collection today.

Minneapolis, MN: A new digital archive gives a glimpse into the history of Minneapolis.

Provo, UT: Ancestry.com has entered into a partnership with Gannett Co. to digitize more than 80 U.S. newspapers.

From the World

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada: The Canadian National Farmers Union is less than pleased with the recent closing of an agricultural archive.

New Delhi, India: First-of-its-kind Museum and Archives Learning Resource centre inaugurated in Delhi University's IP College to showcase the history of the women's movement in India.

London, England, United Kingdom: The British Library is set to loan the world's oldest Bible to the British Museum for a groundbreaking exhibit on Egypt after the pharaohs. 

From the Blogosphere

The Internet is failing the website preservation test

If you are on twitter and sadly had to miss SAA this year, search for the hashtag #saa15 - it gives you a nice rundown of the sessions via tweet!

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