News for the Week of June 12-16, 2017

16 Jun 2017 8:26 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)
Happy Friday everyone! Lot sof news from DC and London this week so enjoy!

From the Country

Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress announced two new born-digital collections – the Webcomics Web Archive and the Web Cultures Web Archive.

Springfield, IL: The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum confirmed that the search for Lincoln documents is being suspended in Washington, D.C.

Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University archivist makes Japanese Internment Camp Collection digitally accessible.

Washington D.C.: An Illinois Representative introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement (COVFEFE) Act which aims to amend the Presidential Records Act to make sure that social media posts, including deleted tweets, are archived and classified as "documentary material."

Pittsburgh, PA: Taking care of the Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Washington, D.C.:  The National Holocaust Museum seeks funds to preserve war diaries via Kickstarter. 

From the World

London, England, United Kingdom: A volunteer reflects on her experience in the archives of The Guardian.

London, England, United Kingdom: British Film Institute launches major archive of films showing Britain at the seaside.

London, England, United Kingdom: Michael Palin donates Monty Python's archive to British Library.

From the Blogosphere

The National Archives (NARA) shared its digital personas to help improve their digital presence for its researchers.

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