News for the Week of November 2-6, 2015

06 Nov 2015 7:52 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Lots to share this week! Also, be aware, there will not be a news post next week as I am back on the road!

From the Country

Atlanta, GA: "Archiving" the inside of one of Atlanta's landmark bars before it closes for renovation.

Ann Arbor, MI: Retired US Senator Carl Levin has donated his papers to the University of Michigan.

Washington, D.C.: NARA is partnering with the National Collection of Aerial Photography to digitize World War II era aerial photographs.

Ithaca, NY: Velvet Underground archive finds a home at Cornell University.

Cambridge, MA: The Colonial North American Project has launched at Harvard University and provides access to over 150,000 images of 17th and 18th century materials.

From the World

London, England, United Kingdom: A lost Disney short starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit has been found at the British Film Institute.

Hong Kong, China: The rise of the Asian Art Archive.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation officially launched this week

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: A new online archive highlights the most important speeches from Parliament.

Dublin, Ireland: Collections are in danger as the National Library continues to experience funding cuts.

Manila, Philippines: Legislators are hoping to push a funding bill to modernize the National Library

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A plan to "digitize" archeological sites and then recreate them using 3-D printing has been hatched in the UAE. 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom: Almost 80 years after it was requested, Cambridge University formally acquires the archives of Arthur Schnitzler.

London, England, United Kingdom: New ethics adopted but the UK's Museum Association requires museums and galleries to think more ethically on who sponsors exhibits.

From the Blogosphere

What happens when a website dies? Internet Archive kicks into gear.

A new report claims a national gaming archive in Britain would inspire and influence future games.

The Death and Life of Digital Archives (warning: some explicit language)

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