News for the week of May 16-20, 2016

20 May 2016 8:11 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: Congress has gotten involved in a change the Library of Congress wanted to make with subject headings.

Chicago, IL: The Chicago Public Library has teamed up with theater productions in the city to maintain an archive of recorded performances.

Ithaca, NY: A joint digital humanities project out of Cornell University takes a closer look at fugitive slave ads. The project itself may be viewed here.

Hattiesburg, MS: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries’ Special Collections completed work on the Evelyn Gandy Archive.

Tucson, AZ: An internship program at NASA makes archived scientific data more available to researchers.

From the World

Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine: a new museum here will open...without exhibits.

Milton Keynes, England, UK: An archive documenting one of the first major hacks and the legal case surrounding it in the UK is now at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

Łódź, Poland: A film based on the Ringelblum Archives, documenting Jewish life in Poland before World War II, has started production.

Seoul, Korea: The city of Seoul Archives will be moving into brand new digs in 2018.

Norfolk, England, UK: A collection of materials documenting US Airmen in England during World War II is now available online.

Oświęcim, Poland: Hidden jewelry was found in the base of a mug at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum during preservation work.

From the Blogosphere

The BBC was hit hard by public outrage when they announced they were going to close a popular recipe archive website.

Librarians and Archivists Beware! Back in the day, abuse of tea could get you placed in a mental institution according to new records in Scotland.

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