Hello everyone! Exciting news this week. SFA has announced our dates for the 2019 Annual Meeting AND the hotel block is already open for you to start booking your rooms. For all the details, see the Save the Date page.
In other news, my assistant web communications manager has stepped down from her duties so I'm flying solo at the moment. I'll collect news over a two week period and then share everything out to try and be consistent with that at least as we make our way into the new year.
All of us here at SFA wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!
From the Country
Laramie, WY: Stan Lee's archive is housed at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center. Have a look as we mourn the great man's passing. Excelsior!
Albuquerque, NM: The University of New Mexico is now home to The Zuni Language Materials Collection to help preserve and teach the Zuni language.
New York, NY: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
Las Vegas, NV: University of Nevada at Las Vegas shared research on 14,000,000 tweets posted following the 1 October Mass Shooting
Boston, MA: Dave Liebman donates archive to Berklee College of Music.
Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library launched a new platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable database containing more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.
New York, NY: The New York Times announced that it is leveraging the power of Google Cloud technology to digitize an extensive collection of photographs dating back to as early as the late 19th century.
From the World
Cambridge, England, UK: A Margaret Thatcher puppet and the unbroadcast script and video tape for the pilot episode of Spitting Image have taken their place in the program archive at Cambridge University (November 13). [Note: there is a creepy puppet in this article]
Toronto, ON, Canada: a peek inside CBC's legendary music vault.
Istanbul, Turkey: 11 volumes of Reşad Ekrem Koçu's unfinished Istanbul Encyclopedia and thousands of documents about the content of its unpublished volumes are being digitized as part of a three-year project started as a collaboration between SALT and Kadir Has University.
Tokyo, Japan: Writer Haruki Murakami plans archive at his alma mater, Waseda University.
From the Blogosphere
DPLA had a shake-up last week and there is lots of news [Please note: this does NOT effect the work of the Sunshine State Digital Network and those participating continue to share their digital items with DPLA]
Announcing the Digital Processing Framework