Hope everyone's week went well - here is the news for the week!
From the Country
Pittsburgh, PA: $8 million dollars worth of rare books and manuscripts from the central library at Pittsburgh was stolen by the collection's archivist over decades.
Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University's J.R.R. Tolkien collection acquired the original score for The Lord of the Rings written by the Dutch composer Johan de Meij.
Houston, TX: A new digital archive at Rice University aims to prevent the loss of valuable Hurricane Harvey-related social media memories by preserving them within the university’s digital collections.
New York, NY: The debate over the Iraqi Jewish archive continues as a bipartisan Senate resolution urges the State Department to revisit an agreement to return the materials to the Iraqi government.
From the World
Cologne, Germany: Archeologists are sure they have found what looks like the foundations of the oldest verifiable library in Germany. It was built by the Romans about 1,800 years ago.
Bristol, England, United Kingdom: World's first IVF baby's family archive unveiled as part of exhibit to celebrate the woman's 40th birthday.
From the Blogosphere
In case you're in need of some cute animals to get through Friday, The National Zoo released over 700 digitized slide images from the Zoo in the 1970s.
Ode to the Microfilm Reader (and why we still need them).
NASA and the University of Texas Dallas released the audio archive for Apollo 11 as the 50th anniversary looms of the historic mission.