News for the week of August 22-26, 2016

26 Aug 2016 8:34 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

We made it to Friday! Hope everyone has a great weekend planned :-) Remember, the Join SFA/SGA Conference is just around the corner so be sure to register and book your hotel rooms!

From the Country

Washington D.C.: The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens next month; this interview with the Founding Director gives a look at the mission of the museum.

Corvallis, OR: A look at the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives three years on.

Milwaukee, WI: A library which helped to digitize the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is now being asked to pay for access to the digital archives.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard has released a large portion of painting, drawings and more from their Bauhaus Collection online. 

From the World

Rome, Italy: For the first time, someone is being tried in the International Criminal Court for destroying cultural artifacts effectively creating labeling such acts as war crimes.

From the Blogosphere

Librarians in New Zealand have a recommendation for a new sport for the 2020 Olympics: Synchronized Shelving.

Update on the work of the Web Archiving Metadata Working Group at OCLC. 

A look at how the epidemic archives of the National Library of Medicine have gone digital.

NASA launched a free online archive, PubSpace, for its funded journal articles.

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