News for the week of July 22-26, 2019

26 Jul 2019 9:06 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Hello everyone and welcome to the home stretch of summer (?) It was a little cooler outside in Tallahassee this morning at any rate. A girl can dream...Enjoy this week's news!

From the State

Gainesville: Florida Museum of Natural History hosted a pop-up NASA exhibit for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. 

Gainesville: This week, University of Florida hosted a workshop, Digital Collaborations on Black History in Florida. Parts of the event were recorded and will be made available in the future. 

From the Country

Chicago, IL: In a last minute coalition of foundations, led by the J. Paul Getty Trust, a set of nonprofit foundations pooled their money to purchase the Ebony and Jet archives. The group intend to make the photos available to the public by sharing them with various libraries and cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and the Getty Research Institute, which operates a museum in Los Angeles. 

Washington, D.C.: For the first time, the Library of Congress has digitized and made available online the papers of President James Garfield

New York, NY: Columbia University announced the launch of the Stonewall 50 Commemoration Web Archive, comprised of web content captured in June and July 2019 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. 

From the World

Tokyo, Japan: A look at the efforts of the Ome Kimono Museum to capture Japanese history though the kimono. 

From the Blogosphere

Magnetic Tape Alert Project is live! 

A new digital exhibition from Europeana explores Heritage at Risk

The Smithsonian provides a deep dive into what it’s like to be a transcription review volunteer.

OCLC’s Hanging Together blog looked at assessing needs of AV in Special Collections.

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