News for the Week of January 23-27, 2017

27 Jan 2017 7:59 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! We made it! Lots of news for this week (some slightly political in nature but strove to stay as neutral as possible) so let's get to it! 

From the State:

Orlando: The Orange County History Center is using social media calls to collect materials from the Central Florida Women's Rally in Orlando.

From the Country:

Los Angeles, CA: A look at Art Division, an art library that works with underserved young adults in the MacArthur Park neighborhood.

Washington, D.C.: One of the Founding Fathers, George Washington, gets a fancy new digital platform for his papers at the Library of Congress.

Berkeley, CA: An unfinished Mark Twain manuscript held by the Bancroft Library will be published as a children's book this fall.

Dayton, VA: Dayton is slated to become the home for the national Veterans Affairs National Archives.

Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress launched the second, and largest, phase of the Lomax Family Papers online this week.

From the World:

Lae, Morobe, Papua New Guinea: The national archive branch in Morobe is calling for help to save its building and collections which the archivist says has been "forgotten."

Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom: A new archive nicknamed Nucleus is opening near a former nuclear plant site. It aims to collect materials regarding the early days of UK nuclear power exploration and use. 

European Union, Europe: 18 countries took part in "Operation Pandora" which recovered over 3500 stolen artworks and cultural heritage objects.

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: A "copyright black hole" is keeping a project to make public online, per the poet's wishes, a collection of materials from the late Edwin Morgan from moving forward.

From the Blogosphere:

A breakdown on all the archives and museums collecting materials from the historic Women's Marches over the weekend.

The EU has launched the E-Space Portal, a step towards a global cultural heritage search engine. It currently searches major repositories such as Europeana, DPLA, and YouTube along with its own collections.

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting launched a new resource this week, Speaking and Protesting in America.

The Internet Archive is exploring how AI will better help them keep up with keeping track of the new US president.

RIP Vine but no worries, Twitter saved its archives.

Along the same lines, concerned activists are scrambling to create an "online bunker" archive for environmental and climate data.

Because after this week, we all just need to look at something pretty: a tumblr that is all medieval illuminated manuscripts all the time.

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