Happy Friday everyone! Do you ever notice how the short weeks seem like the longest? Hopefully you all had fast short weeks! Most of the website has been updated with the new board members, new Award and Beale Scholarship recipients and the presentations given at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Today, we also added in pictures from the Meeting so check out the slideshow on the home page! A big thanks to Burt Altman, Flo Turcotte, Gerrianne Schaad, Henry Cuddy, Sandra Varry and Tyeler McLean for their photography skills!
From the State
Escambia County to donate 2010 BP oil spill documents to University of West Florida archives.
Dean Julia Zimmerman of Florida State University retires after a 48 year career.
From the Country
Waco, TX: Baylor Libraries Wins Texas Digital Library Award for Black Gospel Music Restoration Project
Belmont, MA: The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research has received the archive collected by the late Fr. Krikor Guerguerian for research and study in NAASR’s Mardigian Library.
San Francisco, CA: A feature article on the Bay Area Lesbian Archives, a project founded by Lenn Keller, a photographer and filmmaker who moved to Oakland, CA in 1975.
From the World
Manila, Philippines: A fire struck one of the buildings of the National Archives of the Philippines; it's unclear what may have been lost.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Gay and lesbian archives donated to City of Vancouver
Dublin, Ireland: The messages people left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be digitally archived by the Dublin City Library and Archive.
Singapore: 18,000 historical documents donated by community to National Library and National Archives currently under renovation.
From the Blogosphere
Students help artificial intelligence unlock the Vatican Secret Archives
NARA's Innovation Hub celebrated its 300,000th page to the catalog
Alan Rickman's archive is up for auction but some details about his feelings playing Professor Snape for the Harry Potter movies expressed in letters are making waves this week.