News for the week of March 28-April 1, 2016

01 Apr 2016 8:28 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy April Fool's Day everyone - don't believe anything anyone tells you today and you'll be in good shape. That said, promise I have vetted the below stories for any tomfoolery ;-)

From the State

Florida Memory has a new collection, Early Auto Registrations, 1905-1917

From the Country

Cambridge, MA: The Harvard Library released its environmental scan of web archiving.

Flint, MI: The Flint Public Library, working with StoryCorps, is encouraging residents to use their recording studio to tell their experience of the water crisis.

San Francisco, CA: The GLBT Historical Society is moving to a new address due to growth in the collection and an upcoming rent hike.

Cambridge, MA: Behind the scenes at the Harvard Film Archive.

Washington, D.C.: The NSA announced its "Cyber Vault" which will acquire and publish documents on US government cyber activity.

From the World

Calgary, Alberta, Canada: A massive archival donation from EMI Music Canada gives the company's 63 year history in the music industry to the University of Calgary.

Canberra, Australia: The National Film and Sound Archive is opening up on how it deals with obsolete technology.

London, England, UK: 1960s Documents recently released by the National Archives show Nazi persecution of UK citizens.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: UBC Library acquired two medieval manuscripts for their collections.

From the Blogosphere

How do you preserve lighting? A challenge archivists are starting to tackle in preserving theatre lighting.

Newspapers are getting very good at mining their own archives for use on social media and beyond. Take a look at how the Washington Post has been using their archives to celebrate anniversaries and milestones.

Marking this under cool apps, the British Library just launched Poetic Places, an app that will let you know when you stumble across a place depicted in verse.

An interesting idea from the Australian art world: when you have too many paintings for the show room, have the show at the storage facility.

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