News for the week of April 8-12, 2019

12 Apr 2019 9:30 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Happy Friday everyone! Remember, you only have until Monday to snag the early bird price to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting so be sure to get your spot!

From the Country

Roanoke, VA: Hollins University restores online yearbooks after images of blackface prompted removal.

Los Angeles, CA: The Getty Research Institute has acquired the archives of artist Claes Oldenburg and his late wife, Coosje van Bruggen

Austin, TX: The papers of acclaimed author Rachel Cusk have been acquired by the Ransom Center.

Providence, RI: Brown University launched a Women Collections portal to facilitate public access to archival pieces highlighting women. 

New York, NY: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts announced that the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center has donated its archives to the Library. 

Stockton, CA: The University of the Pacific will celebrate receiving official ownership of the largest collection of letters, journals and other materials written or owned by famed naturalist, author and environmental philosopher John Muir this weekend. 

From the World

Copenhagen, Denmark: A 500-year-old library catalog revealing books lost to time found in a collection at the University of Copenhagen.

Bonn, Germany: The University and Regional Library of Bonn recovered 600 books missing since the Second World War.

Brussels, Belgium: EU Member States sign up to cooperate on digitizing cultural heritage materials.

Singapore: The National Archives of Singapore reopens after 18-month revamp.

From the Blogosphere

The Internet Archive is having a rough week.

The BBC does a deep dive into what so little of the early internet is preserved.

The Librarian of Congress is feeling ambitious.

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