News for the Week of May 22-26, 2017

26 May 2017 8:28 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! Due to some scheduling issues and some illness, the news feed took an unplanned hiatus there for a few weeks but we're back!

From the Country

Indianapolis, IN: IUPUI University Library begins 3-D digitization of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum items.

Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which depict the structure and use of buildings in U.S. cities and towns.

Lowell, MA: Researchers at UMass Lowell’s Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) have received grant funding to create a Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA).

From the World

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Some of Canada's leading historians say the federal government is putting the country's historical record at risk by hoarding piles of documents inside secret archives

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom: UK stalwart pharmacy Boots of Nottingham opens up their archives online.

Gisozi, Kigali, Rwanda: The Genocide Archive of Rwanda has so far uploaded and digitized about 8,000 information items related to 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

From the Blogosphere

Who's ready to participate in International Archives Day on June 9? This year's theme is Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism.

Europeana Photography unlocks a vast archive of historical photography.

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