News for the week of March 14-18, 2016

18 Mar 2016 9:14 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

From the Country

New York, NY: As part of the ongoing Early American Manuscript Project, NYPL released images from several collections recently.

Philadelphia, PA and Vientiane, Laos: The University of Pennsylvania and the National Library of Laos launched the Digital Library of Northern Thai Manuscripts.

From the World

Paris, France: New secret service archives available give a glimpse at famous suspected "spies" during World War II.

New Delhi, India: New galaxies were "discovered" after researchers for information about them in a galaxy archive maintained by NASA and other organizations.

London, England, UK: Secret annotations have been uncovered in a copy of England's first printed Bible after x-rays were taken of its pages.

Moscow, Russia: Some interesting intrigue with the Russian State Archives is happening as the Chief of the Archives has removed from post after debunking a popular World War II legend.

Paris, France: One of the largest arts-market scams ever involved conning investors into purchasing rare manuscripts.

From the Blogosphere

Work on restoring the world's oldest library (founded by a woman in 859!) was featured on TEDIdeas.

After receiving a recent online facelift, funding for Trove, Australia's digital library, is in jeopardy.

Gale is expanding its digital archive program, Gale Primary Sources.

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