News for the week of February 29-March 4, 2016

04 Mar 2016 8:55 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

My apologies for the lack of a news post last week. My schedule got a little too crazy there in the end. Hopefully things will be smooth sailing from here!

From the State

Tallahassee: FSU Libraries launched DigiNole this week, a unified platform for FSU-created and maintained digital resources.

From the Country

Tulsa, OK: In a move that seems to have shocked all of my news feeds, Bob Dylan's "secret" archive has found a new home at the University of Tulsa.

Washington, D.C.: The Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress is now available online.

Philadelphia, PA: A quarter of Senator Arlen Specter's papers are now available to the public.

From the World

London, England, United Kingdom: The British Library has released details on three new endangered archives digitization projects.

Berlin, Germany: Training refugees as native language museum guides, Germany is using museum tours as a way to introduce refugees to not only their own history but the history of their new home. 

Helsinki, Finland: The National Library recently reopened after a restoration project however it still faces an uncertain future.

Leeds, England, United Kingdom: Hold up on that move of photographic archives and the National Media Museum to London; a veto to the move is being called for.

From the Blogosphere

Trove, the National Library of Australia's online discovery service, got a major facelift in looks and functionality this week.


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