Happy Archives Day from IAART!
Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- The Open Society Archives at Central European University (along with the Hoover Institute and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) has just made 26,000 audio clips from the Russian Service Audio Archives of RFE/RL available online.
- “The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History” has an interesting post on doing research at the General Archive of Mexico. Additionally, the blog has several other posts related to archives around the Americas which are worth checking out.
- German archivists discover an 1844 recipe for “Love Sorbet.”
- The national archives of Iran and India have signed a cooperation memorandum.
- Canadian researchers are digitizing ancient monk chants.
- The New Yorker published a piece on a 19th century satirical Egyptian newspaper (and briefly mentions the state of Egyptian archives), which has been digitized by the University of Heidelberg.
- Canadian state archivists propose a more coordinated approach to acquiring public records.
- Nigeria hopes proper record-keeping will help fight graft.
Publications and Resources of Interest
- ICA has published their “Digital Preservation Training Modules”, which are available for free.