News for the week of December 7-11, 2015

11 Dec 2015 8:05 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

I hope those of us in academic libraries survived finals week! The dates of the SFA-SGA Joint Meeting in 2016 were announced in our newsletter last month but in case you missed it, it will be held October 13-14 in Savannah, GA. Look for more details soon!

From the Country

Bloomington, IN: A look at how Indiana University is preserving history in the digital age.

Hyde Park, NY: The FDR Presidential Library released a lot of new audio of FDR's speeches online for the first time this week.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University's Mudd Library is actively collecting student activism with a new initiative

West Chester, PA: Retired Congressman Curt Weldon donated his congressional archive to West Chester University.

Rochester, NY: Enjoy an hour long video tour of the Kodak Technology Vault at the George Eastman House.

Madison, WI: A look at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research at UW-Madison.

Cedar Rapids, IA: Newspaper Archive Inc. ordered to pay up for tricking users into donations and other dodgy business practices

From the World

Jerusalem, Israel: An archive long closed, the Khalidi library has reopened its doors.

London, England, UK: The British Film Institute wants to make sure if you're a football fan, you can watch a lot of old games (that's soccer to us Americans).

Vienna, Austria: In partnership with the US Holocaust Museum, ephemeral films from the Nazi era are being digitized

Rushden, England, UK: Behind the scenes look into the archives of Random House in Northamptonshire.

Canada: You can find some weird stuff in politicians' papers archivists at Library and Archives Canada have found.

From the Blogosphere

The Force Awakens is almost here! In the meantime, check out how audio archivists are saving the audio archives of Star Wars by...baking.

Finding Christmas in the collections at Drexel University.

The push to collect stories over Thanksgiving was a success for StoryCorps.

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