News for the Week of September 21-25, 2015

25 Sep 2015 8:19 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Good morning all! Hope you first few days in official Fall have been going well. Slight apology, PayPal on the website has not been working for a few weeks now. The problem has been identified and I hope to have it resolved by the end of the day today. Apologies again for the inconvenience! On to the news!

From the State

Tallahassee: With Archives Month upon us, the State Archives has some upcoming events to celebrate.

Boynton Beach: Turns out, that door stop a Boynton Beach man found was actually a fossil and an important part of the area's history.

From the Country

New York, NY: How do you fit the world's biggest dinosaur into a museum? The American Museum of Natural History has been working on that very problem.

New Orleans, LA: A collection of Louis Prima artifacts has been donated to the Hogan Archive of Jazz at Tulane University.

Salt Lake City, UT: A new digital archive at the University of Utah is designed to compliment a new publication about the ethics of suicide.

Pierre, SD: A new set of photographs added to the South Dakota Historical Society-Archives Digital Library gives a glimpse into the history of railroads.

From the World

London, England, United Kingdom: The British Library declined to accept an archive of Taliban materials however other institutions are stepping up to take on the collection.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The biographer of one of Cambodia's kings, Norodom Sihanouk, has donated his personal archive to the Documentation Center of Cambodia.

Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom: Building 3 of the National Library of Wales is reopened after a two year rebuild following a fire. 

From the Blogosphere and WWW

Archives has a new Open Access Journal! Check out The Reading Room and see what you think!

Los Alamos had a (sort of) secret library.

Fair Use Week will be February 22-26, 2016.

In case you need to explain to someone (or are a newbie yourself), one of NARA's blogs answered this week the eternal question: what is metadata?

Sometimes, we need to ask ourselves: what can't historians live without? (as hoped, archives feature prominently)

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