News for the week of February 15-19, 2016

19 Feb 2016 8:11 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Good morning everyone! Another week almost in the books. Just a quick reminder that the Jobs and Internships page is up and running on the SFA website. Be sure to check it out and send any postings you may want to include!

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: The CIA released thousands of declassified documents this week though only on paper, not online.

College Park, MD: A new grant-funded project coming out of MITH and other institutions looks to create tools and have a conversation about social media in the archives.

Boston, MA: The literary archive of The Godfather writer sold at auction for $625,000 yesterday.

Arlington, VA: In celebration of Black History Month, a  predominately African American neighborhood outside of DC is asking for donations for a new online photo archive.

Los Angeles, CA: Museums are pushing more and more to get their "dark" collections digitized and more easily findable.

From the World

Kampala, Buganda: The Kingdom of Buganda (located within Uganda) has opened a library and archives center.

Hong Kong, China:  Visual China expands photo archive, to invest $100 million in Getty Images.

Rome, Italy: The Italian government declassified a found archive of records detailing Nazi-Fascist war crimes committed during World War II.

From the Blogosphere

As one twitter user noted, US Copyright Law has managed to do what the Nazis could not. The Dutch-language version of the Diary of Anne Frank was removed from WikiMedia this week because of US Copyright concerns.

In case you haven't seen it yet, the National Archives Catalog got an upgrade.

The British Architectural Library released RIBApix this week, an online archive of over 85,000 images.

The first of its kind, The Digital Transgender Archive has launched.

Rethinking how to store digital data has led the University of Southampton to a tiny piece of glass.

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