Hard to believe the end of January is already in sight! Hope it has been treating everyone well.
From the Country
Boston, MA: Boston University now hosts the online portal for the papers of Florence Nightingale.
New York, NY and Washington, D.C.: In the who knew they had that? category, the Library of Congress will launch Tap Dance in America, an online database of archival materials in February.
Austin, TX: The Texas State Library and Archives Commission announced the launch of the Texas Digital Archive.
From the World
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ah, the classic look what we found in the basement of the library story...always fun to see what they find. This time? A lost violin concerto.
Southend, England, United Kingdom: A new department of the UK's National Jazz Archive has recently opened.
Moscow, Russia: A call to open the archives of the Secret Soviet Police early has been rejected; the archive will remain classified until 2044.
From the Blogosphere
Looking to volunteer in the profession? SAA has its annual call out for volunteers to serve on committees and roundtables.
The Internet Archive is turning 20 this year; take a look behind the scenes.
Very cool film from the National Library of Medicine gives glimpse into the Library in the early 1960s.
Europeana is getting a new look; the beta for the new website is now live.
Speaking of Internet Archive, the Political TV Ad Archive went live this morning.