News for the week of February 6-10, 2017

10 Feb 2017 11:20 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Lots of fun news this week! Also, look for an announcement on the 2017 annual meeting soon!

From the State:

Homestead: What happens when a theme park company designs a library? The city of Homestead is about to find out.

From the Country:

Boston, MA: Boston College has a new digital collection of Irish Music available.

Ann Arbor, MI: A look at the University of Michigan’s Computer and Video Game Archive.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University launched an online archive for the American photographer Minor White.

Austin, TX: A new website exploring documents from The Prague Spring is now available through UT Austin.

From the World:

Warsaw, Poland: A London museum has donated a collection of films from the 1930s and 1940s to the National Film Archive of Poland.

Montreal, Quebec: A history class at Concordia University is digging into a collection that is exploring the Black community of Montreal.

Manchester, England, United Kingdom: A new grant will allow for the processing of the Delia Derbyshire collection at the University of Manchester (she of Doctor Who theme music fame).

From the Blogosphere:

NASA overhauled its daily space pics site and also updated its photograph archive.

The Met added images of all its public domain works to CC0.

Renown film preservationist David Shepard passed away this week.

The president’s tweeting from a private Twitter account is concerning some archivists who want to make sure the record is preserved.


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