Why, yes. I am playing blog-post catch up today, why do you ask?
This entry featuring special guest star: Stefanie’s Google Reader! Sponsored by the letter L, the number 200, and the letter A.
1) FAQ in regards to the Library of Congresses recent acquisition of every Tweet published. Talk about Web2.0 archiving!
First and foremost, the Library is interested in preserving access to the archive for the long term.
2) Along the same veins of Panopticon’s recent music library field trip, have some music archives news! But Mozart has written anything new in 200 years!
3) Also from the Library of Congress, a new series will showcase the history of the U.S. of A. Entitled America: The Story of Us, the series will retell the extraordinary tale of how America was invented, including the tale of Lady Liberty herself. Featuring the LOC’s archives.
4) Because we hopefully remember what previous entries I’ve posted on here about e-publishing, an interesting article on whether or not devices such as the Kindle and Ipad can save book publishing.
5) And finally, Marilyn Monroe‘s complete writings to be turned into a book! Here’s to famous archives? Will include her infamous singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ to President JFK.
6) Special Bonus:
The ArLis group for students and young professionals! Check out their site, read their blog, discuss what is important to you.
Still still to come: that ArLiS conference write-up, thank yous, and good-byes.
Good luck with your last week of classes!