News for December 3-7, 2018

07 Dec 2018 8:38 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

We're on the home stretch for 2018 folks! Which means the SFA 2019 Annual Meeting will be here before you know it. The Call for Proposals is now live as well as general information (hotel rooms are now available as well). Hope to see everyone in Miami next year!

From the Country

Corona, NY: The Louis Armstrong House Museum Collections, the world’s largest archives for a single jazz musician, have been digitized and are now available to anyone from anywhere in the world.

Austin, TX: The University of Texas and former White House photographer David Valdez have worked together to display artwork from his photographic archive of President George H.W. Bush. The exhibit is now on display at the Briscoe Center for American History.

Champaign, IL: Thousands of letters written by Marcel Proust will be available on a website created by University of Illinois researchers and their partners in France to digitize Proust’s correspondence.

Little Rock, AR: More than 350,000 digital files related to the history of segregation and integration of Arkansas schools are now available at no cost to researchers and to others around the world.

Washington, D.C.: The American Institute of Physics announced that it has received a three-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make a unique collection of rare books in the physical sciences universally accessible.

Worcester, MA: Taner Akçam, Professor in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, recently collaborated with Turkish experts and graduate students on a digital repository that makes Guerguerian’s vast collection of incriminating documents available to scholars worldwide.

Provo, UT:  Additional criminal charges were filed against an Orem collector of Latter-day Saint artifacts accusing him of stealing rare photos from university libraries.

From the World

London, England, UK: A two-year project, drawing on the collections of the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, has made 800 manuscripts from the period 700 – 1200 available online.

New South Wales, Australia: When adventurer Andrea Corsali saw the Southern Cross after he passed the Cape of Good Hope in 1516, he swooned. Now a rare letter containing Corsali's illustration and description of the Southern Cross has been acquired by the State Library of NSW.

From the Blogosphere

Creative Commons is planning a party for public domain in 2019.

The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) will sunset.

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