News for the Week of January 2-6, 2017

06 Jan 2017 8:46 AM | Hannah Davis (Administrator)
Happy New Year! We're excited to be back and bringing the best archives and library news to you!


From the State

Miami, FL: The Wolfson Archives recently acquired an early-1980s RCA Selectavision videodisc player and made a video demonstration of how it works

Sorrento, FL: Librarians created a fake patron to prevent important but low-circulating books from being weeded from their library

From the Country

New York City, NY: New York's "Division of Ancient Records" is undergoing a massive overhaul. 

From the World

Vatican City, Italy: Pop Francis has chosen the first woman, Barbara Jatta, to head the Vatican Museums.

From the Blogosphere

Lots of folks had something to say about the depiction of archives in the latest Star Wars installment, Rogue One (beware! may contain spoilers and salty language!):

How Not to Build a Digital Archive: Lessons from the Dark Side of the Force

From Tape Drives to Memor Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck

The Internet Archive has launched an archive dedicated to documenting video of Donald Trump

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