News for the week of April 18-22, 2016

22 Apr 2016 8:18 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! Exciting week for SFA - the registration is now live for our 2016 Joint meeting with the Society of Georgia Archivists in Savannah, GA, October 13-14. I'm also pleased to announce that Hannah Davis has agreed to serve as assistant web manager for SFA. She'll be taking over this post every other week starting next Friday. Welcome Hannah!

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: The Supreme Court sided with Google this week and rejected a challenge brought by authors against the Google Books Project.

New York, NY: New York Public Library released an online collection of Hebrew manuscripts from the Dorot Jewish Division of the library.

Boulder, CO: A look into the Glenn Miller Archives at the University of Colorado-Boulder and its long time curator, Alan Cass.

Indianapolis, IN: a former city mayor has joined the Institute of Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives at the University of Indianapolis.

New York, NY: Barnard College has acquired the archives of playwright Ntozake Shange.

From the World

Paris, France: the President of Georgia opened an exhibition of historical Georgian documents, part of a collection from former Georgia officials who fled to Paris in the wake of the Red Army.

London, England, UK: Who knew? There is a Type Archive and they are holding a workshop about letterpress soon...who's up for a field trip?

Jerusalem, Israel: The controversy around the National Archives' digitization project and access to the physical materials continues.

From the Blogosphere

The Librarian who saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures from al Qaeda (could you ask for a better headline?)

An in-depth look at the conservation of one diary manuscript at the Smithsonian.

Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare! See this very cool online exhibit from the Senate Library at the University of London.

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