controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-1-3

This is the weekly roundup of headlines in and around archives, including some library, museum, digital humanities, and information science things as well. If you see something we’ve missed, please email us!


The two most popular Archival Outlook articles of 2015 were: “Catching up with Sylvan M. Dubow” by Teresa M. Brinati and “Archiving Yellowstone: Taking Part in the Archives Blitz” by Justine Rothbart.

Applications are due by January 20 to serve on SAA-appointed groups.

The Issue Brief: Archivists and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement has been updated after the release of the TPP Trade Agreement text.

The next SNAP Roundtable Twitter Chat will be held Tuesday, January 5 at 8 PM EST. We will be discussing accomplishments from 2015 and goals for 2016.


At midnight on December 31, 2015, Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf entered the public domain. The book will now be republished in Germany where it has been banned since Hitler’s death.

The Center for the Study of the Public Domain released an article about other works that entered the public domain on January 1.

Odds and Ends

The Folger Shakespeare Library announced the 2016 release of “Shakespeare Documented,” the   “largest and most authoritative resource for learning about primary sources that document the life and career of William Shakespeare.”

Films discovered in a Manchester basement during building renovations containing messages recorded by British soldiers for their families during World War II will be aired on British television in a program entitled “Calling Blighty.”

France opens access to documents relating to Vichy regime collaboration with Nazi occupiers during the second World War.


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