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News for May 24-31 2019
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Boynton Beach City Library photographs included as a FIU's Digital Collection Partner Site
"The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper," by Dan Cohen. The Atlantic, May 26, 2019. University libraries around the world are seeing precipitous declines in the use of the books on their shelves.
"End of year steering share: Thoughts on the archival job market," Steering Shares: Issues and Advocacy, 24 May 2019. The issues & advocacy section of the society of american archivists is committed to outreach and advocacy efforts to support archivists and archives.
Chronicling America: 15 Million and Counting! Library of Congress Blog, by Neely Tucker, a digital projects specialist in the Serial and Government Publications Division, May 21, 2019. This week we celebrate an exciting milestone. Chronicling America, the online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, now includes more than 15 million pages!
The 2019 SAA Program Committee invites your vote(s) on which session(s) you would most like to see presented at the conference. Please vote for up to six proposals. The six proposals with the most votes will be presented as sessions in Austin. Deadline for casting your vote(s): Tuesday, June 11.
"The First D-Day Documentary," by Audrey Amidon. The Unwritten Record, National Archives blog, September 9, 2014. Despite being cataloged, described, and housed at the National Archives for decades, the films created by the U.S. Military during World War II still hold unexpected surprises.
"Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry," by Dani Deahl. The Verge, 29 May 2019.
"Download 91,000 Historic Maps from the Massive David Rumsey Map Collection." Open Culture: the best free cultural & educational media on the web. May 28th, 2019.
Documentary Heritage News: A weekly review of the documentary heritage and archives news. Vol. 12, no. 37.
"History mystery: social media campaign to find Queen's album," by Tim Barlass. The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 May 2019.
"Household names: Archivists take on task of identifying women who captured Newfoundland folklore," by Jessica Leeder. The Globe and Mail. 23 May 2019.
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