News for the week of November 27-December 1, 2017

01 Dec 2017 10:39 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy December! If you're anything like me, you're wondering where the fall went. The hurricane season through a wrench into a lot of plans this fall. Hopefully, you're all able to catch up before the holiday season begins in earnest!

From the State

Florida is officially in the Digital Public Library of America! 

The LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of the University of Florida Press and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, announced the Florida and the Caribbean Open Books Series.

From the Country

Chapel Hill, NC: Former basketball Coach Dean Smith's papers have been acquired by UNC Libraries.

Stony Brook, NY: A "book breaker's" collection is now available online from Stony Brook University.

Charlottesville, VA:  Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) launched one of the nation’s first digital repositories created by a humanities council to preserve its own content.

From the World

Perth, Australia: The State Archives of Western Australia is opening up about the challenges of digital preservation it faces.

Cork, Ireland: A new photograph collection is available online from former Lord Mayor Anthony Barry, capturing the city in the 1960s and 1970s.

London, England, United Kingdom: Britain's first Muslim archives opened in East London this past week.

From the Blogosphere

Playbill has a look at the women who fought to record and preserve Broadway shows.

The inaugural International Digital Preservation Day was held November 30, 2017.

The British Museum explains how a new partnership with Google enables them to share and study an extraordinary collection of 19th-century photographs and casts of ancient Maya sites and monuments.

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