News for April 18, 2014

Lots of news to share this week! Hope you all got your registrations for SFA 2014 Annual Meeting in this week!

Around the State:

Miami: The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and the Bass Museum of Art received W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants this week.

Lakeland: When Florida Polytechnic University opens its doors, its library will be almost completely online.

Around the Country:

Boston, Massachusetts: The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) celebrated its first birthday this week.

San Diego, California: UC San Diego has acquired a digital archive of the UFW Farmworkers’ Movement.

Bloomington, Indiana:Black film advocate Mary Perry Smith donates large collection to IU’s Black Film Center/Archive.

Boston, Massachusetts: As Bostonians marked the one year anniversary this week of the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, Our Marathon, a digital archive helps them remember.

Around the World:

Nairobi, Kenya: An organization has used photo archives re-discovered last year from the 1994 Rwandan genocides to track down orphans 20 years later.

Tbilisi, Georgia: The archives for Turkey and Georgia have signed a cooperative agreement.

Around the Blogosphere:

AOTUS (Archivist of the United States) has been showcasing the National Archives’ strategic goals on his blog and making a lot of good points about we can all do in our own archives. Make Access Happen and Connect with Customers are posts up this week.

Reddit hosted Janel Kinlaw, a librarian at NPR, and Trevor Muñoz, an associate director at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and let people ask them everything and anything about digital preservation.

For Fun:

In case you missed this posted on the SFA Facebook page this week, take a quiz and find out which archivist you are!

One Response to “News for April 18, 2014”
  1. Amanda LeVasser says:

    Fascinating story about Kenya

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