News for the week of January 4-8, 2016

08 Jan 2016 8:51 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy 2016 everyone! I hope the holidays were wonderful for whatever you were celebrating (or just enjoying some time off for no reason!)

SFA is very much looking forward to all the excitement coming this year with the weeklong DAS courses being held in May to our joint meeting with the Society of Georgia Archivists in October. First up is a facelift for our website! This work will be beginning today into next week so if you find some wonky pages or links (or weird formatting in general over the next few days, that is why! I will send out an announcement when all the work is officially done.

Onto the first news round-up of the year!

From the State:

Miami: The Miami International Map Fair will be held next month.

Miami Beach: A current exhibit at The Jewish Museum of Florida at Florida International University is the center of a discussion about what will happen to its artifacts once its tour of the US is complete.

Tallahassee: Continuing to learn about accessioning a rare books collection at FSU's Special Collections & Archives

From the Country:

New York, NY: NYPL released over 180,000 high resolution images of public domain materials this week and encourages to do with them what you will.

Austin, TX: The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas Austin will use a recent CLIR grant to digitize over 24,000 pages from the Gabriel García Márquez archive.

New Haven, CT: A discovery in the Yale Law Library archives might shed some light on Bluebook, the citation guidelines for law students and lawyers alike.

Lubbock, TX: The Archive of Modern American Warfare at Texas Tech University is putting out a call for donations to its collection.

From the World:

Buenos Aires, Argentina: A possible change in the leadership at the National Archive of Memory has human rights activists very concerned. 

Canberra, Australia: The closure of the Australian Academy of Science's Basser Library and Fenner Archives has many scientists upset and worried about the future of the collections.

From the Blogosphere:

NPR is wondering if we're in the Digital Dark Ages (there is also a Part 2 to the discussion)

We've passed another Public Domain Day (January 1st) and the US remains...behind.

Twitter and Politwoops are friends again and the public can once again access their archive of deleted politicians' tweets.

If you really want to lose hours of your life, you can now tour the entire British Museum via Google Cultural Institute.

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