International Archives and Archivists Weekly News Roundup – March 13, 2015

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

    • Desmantelando Fronteras / Breaking Down Borders Webinar Recording:
      The first installment of the webinar series titled, “Desmantelando Fronteras / Breaking Down Borders,” in collaboration with ACURIL (Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries) and dLOC (Digital Library of the Caribbean), is now online! Featuring speakers Margo Groenewoud from the University of Curaçao and Vidyaratha Kissoon Caribbean Information Resource Network, the webinar has been posted for your viewing pleasure. Please make sure to check out what wonderful and great work our peers are accomplishing, and stay tuned for more webinar series announcements!
    • South African boost for Gandhian digital archive project: An agreement has been signed between India and South Africa for digital images of the copies of ‘Indian Opinion’, a newspaper established by Mahatma Gandhi, to provide an authentic open source archive on the iconic leader’s life and times.
    • Citizen Archivists Portal launched by the National Archives of Singapore: NAS is asking citizen archivists to help transcribe and caption 3000 handwritten manuscripts and 3000 photographs.

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