News for the week of August 8-12, 2016

12 Aug 2016 8:30 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope those of you who were at SAA last week have recovered and gotten caught up this week. Our summer newsletter is now available online and the preliminary schedule for the 2016 joint meeting with SGA is also now available on the website. Now, onto the news! (there is a lot this week!)

From the State

Miami: A graduate from Florida International University has completed a Haitian digital archive hosted on the Digital Library of the Caribbean.

From the Country

New Haven, CT: Yale University’s Beinecke Library is scheduled to reopen September 6th after a long renovation.

Washington, D.C.: The CIA is declassifying and releasing Nixon and Ford daily briefings.

New Orleans, LA: the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University released a new online guide to the Steamboat Image Collection.

Knoxville, TN: Preserving the media assets of the University of Tennessee has been a long and ongoing process for the archives.

Cambridge, MA: Acquired by Harvard University, a new Pentecostal collection will allow researchers a behind the scenes look at the world of evangelical religious broadcasting.

From the World

London, England, UK: The British Library is putting on a new exhibit in honor of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Jerusalem, Israel: The Supreme Court has ruled the National Library of Israel is the rightful owner of Franz Kafka’s manuscripts, ending a long legal battle.

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK: De-classified documents have been released by the Public Records Office to the Northern Ireland Conflict Archive. 

Victoria, Australia: Archiving the digital is a challenge but what about a digital time capsule? Will it even work when they plug it in? The State Library of Victoria is hedging its bets and keeping a copy of the time capsule in its collections.

From the Blogosphere

Happy 170th to the Smithsonian! Here’s an ode on the blog to some of the most interesting moments and objects.

In this week’s installment of Internet Archive helping us procrastinate at work, they added 10,000 Amiga games and applications to the archives this week.

New partners are announced in the National Digital Newspaper Program.

In case you’re looking for a novel way to get people through the doors, follow this tip from a Finnish library and put in a karaoke booth (spin some tunes from your sheet music collections?)


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