News for the Week of May 1-5, 2017

05 May 2017 7:51 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! This seemed like a very long week. In happy news, next week is the 2017 SFA Annual Meeting! Have you registered yet? I know everyone is looking forward to the many brilliant presentations and events planned. Safe travels everyone and enjoy next week!

From the State:

Libraries in the 21st Century was a recent topic of discussion on the Florida Matters Public Radio program. 

Orlando: Pulse will become a museum and memorial to those who were killed in the 2016 shooting.

From the Country:

Washington, D.C.: NARA announced a new preservation plan for presidential materials that will be used with the Obama Presidential Library. This is in tandem with the Obama Foundation's announcement that no new building would be built to house physical records from the administration.

Albany, NY: Massive SUNY Albany death penalty archive goes digital.

Flint, MI: General Motors opened the restored Durant-Dort Factory One, considered to be the company’s birthplace and epicenter of the global auto industry.

San Marcos, TX: Sandra Cisneros Archive opens at Texas State University.

Los Angeles, CA: The Getty Research Institute procured the early archives of the “world’s most famous living architect,” Frank Gehry.

New York, NY: A fun look into the Division of Old Records in NYC.

From the World:

Beirut, Lebanon: A multi-year and institution project with the Arab Image Foundation is reaching its end to digitize the foundation's vast image collection.

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: Wales moved closer to the establishment of a National Broadcast Archive for Wales with confirmation of £5m National Lottery support.

Canberra, Australia: A recent interview with a curator and tour of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

From the Blogosphere:

How NPR’s Research, Archives & Data Strategy team is saving sounds of the past for the future.


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