News for Week of March 6-10, 2017

10 Mar 2017 8:45 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

Good morning everyone! Just a reminder that the call for proposals for the 2017 Annual Meeting is out - be sure to get your presentation ideas to the committee!

From the Country: 

Augusta, ME: The Maine State Archives and Library launched a digital transcription project online.

Cambridge, MA: The Scalia family has given the late Supreme Court Justice's papers to the Harvard Law School Library.

Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian launched a new crowdsourcing project to transcribe all the jokes they have by Phyllis Diller

Lawrence, KS: Former Senator Elizabeth Dole has donated her career papers to the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas.

Austin, TX: The Harry Ransom Center has acquired the papers of actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson.

From the World:

Kallithea, Greece: The National Library of Greece is getting some re-branding just in time for its new home at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Stornoway, Scotland, United Kingdom: The official opening for the UK's first Gaelic Museum and Archive, Museum nan Eilean, was held this week in the Outer Hebrides. 

London, England, United Kingdom: Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha (of Bend It Like Beckham fame) has given her working archives to the British Film Institute.

From the Blogosphere:

The Library of Congress has a new blog out of the Copyright Office.

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