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Archive in Motion: 75 Years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center currently has on view a comprehensive and inspiring exhibit tracking the history of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. However, it also works as an in-depth depiction of the

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Libro de los Epítomes Rediscovered

Guy Lazure from the University of Windsor in Ontario made the connection to Colón. The Institute reached out to The Metropolitan Museum of Art who then contacted Wilson-Lee and his colleague José María Pérez Fernández to verify its authenticity. The

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Penn acquires artist Ashley Bryan’s vast archive

When I was very young, my elementary school English teacher helped to foster my interest in books by exposing me to works that she believed I would enjoy. One day, she gave me a book by Ashley Bryan entitled, “Turtle

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Digitizing the vast ‘dark data’ in museum fossil collections

The great museums of the world harbor a secret: They’re home to millions upon millions of natural history specimens that almost never see the light of day. They lie hidden from public view, typically housed behind or above the public exhibit halls,

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University of Iowa cataloging 4,000 tiny literary jewels

On NBC Nightly News Films on November 30, 2017, University of Iowa has 4000 special collections, which are miniature books. All of them are measuring three inches or smaller. In the video, the School of Library and Information Science student

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Yale Buys Judy Blume Archive

Judy Blume has been a hugely influential young-adult writer, prior to her works the genre barely existed. Vampire, werewolf and wizard’s can thank Judy Blume for their dominance in literature, as the young-adult genre’s popularity has exploded. She inspired children

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How One Audio Archivist Works To Preserve Yellowstone’s Iconic Sounds

The Society of American Archivists’ Facebook page shared this article a few weeks back, and while it’s not quite related to what we’re covering in class right now I think it’s really interesting and raises some unique knowledge organization problems.

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Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access

The rise of accessible digital collections coupled with the development of tools for processing and analyzing data has enabled researchers to create new models of scholarship and inquiry. The Library of Congress will stream “Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use

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