News for the Week of September 18-22, 2017

22 Sep 2017 9:09 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

We here at SFA hope everyone and their institutions came through Irma with minor or no damage and that you and your families are also all safe. Working to get back into the swing of things across the state this week!

From the State

Gainesville: University of Florida's Architecture & Fine Arts Library was expanded this summer.

From the Country

Little Rock, AR: One of many states, Arkansas praised open access to public records...and then put a lot of exceptions on the laws to keep them public.

San Marcos, TX: Country singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker has donated his music archives to The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.

Chicago, IL: The Newberry opens collection of 30,000 French Revolution pamphlets to digital scholarship.

From the World

Paris, France: France's top constitutional authority says presidential archives on Rwanda should remain secret, thwarting a genocide researcher.

Monrovia, Liberia: The National Archives of Liberia have been working to revitalize their agency.

Canberra, Australia: A look at how a small team is unearthing the indigenous peoples' history at the National Library of Australia.

Harrow, England, United Kingdom: Westminster University's Harrow campus in the United Kingdom has claimed to have created the world's first dedicated archive of men's fashion open to public.

From the Blogosphere

For those librarians recovering from Harvey and Irma, some advice from those who recovered from Hurricane Katrina

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