International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – March 6, 2015

Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe

  • Cologne: About 150 people gathered for six minutes of silence to mark the 6th anniversary of the collapse of the Cologne City Archives on March 3, which resulted in two deaths. Initially, the construction of the new archives building was supposed to have been finished this year, but has been delayed until 2019. See also articles on the plans for the new archives building.
  • Vilnius/New York City: A recent AFP story on YIVOs Vilnius project to digitize and re-unite their pre-war archives, including the collections of manuscripts that was hidden in a Catholic church basement in Vilnius and saved by a Lithuanian librarian. Last year, the $5.25 million project was featured by the Jewish Week, the New York Times, and other publications.
  • Nigeria: Indispensability of the Archives for Development. Text of a lecture by Michael Omolewa, to mark the 60th anniversary of the National Archives of Nigeria held at the Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan on December 2, 2014.
  • Les Éditions du Net and the association for the history of the Dominican Order in Europe launch initiative to save Iraqi Manuscripts. 
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