controlaccess: Relevant Subjects in Archives and Related Fields for 2016-1-24

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 Program Committee met January 14-16 in Chicago. Session chairs will be notified the week of January 25 about the status of their proposal.

This year MP3 downloads of all recorded conference sessions will be included in registration fees for the first time.


From the Scholarly Kitchen, “The NYPL Shows Academic Libraries What ‘Public Domain’ Means

Conference Participation

The International Council on Archives is accepting proposals for the 2016 Congress in Seoul through February 1.

Graduate student paper and poster proposals for the CoSA/SAA joint annual meeting are due by February 3.

A/V Preservation

Download the poster guide: Know Your Digital Storage Media

Odds and Ends

Archivists at Amherst College discovered a lost recording of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.

The Internet Archive is launching a Political TV Ad Archive, a digital library including federal-level ads from primary states along with information about how the ad was funded and how the facts check out.




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