Lexington Herald-Leader: ‘We could lose history.’ Appalachian archives soaked in record Kentucky flooding.

Lexington Herald-Leader: ‘We could lose history.’ Appalachian archives soaked in record Kentucky flooding. . “A good bit of Appalachian history and arts got soaked in the record flooding in Eastern Kentucky. In Whitesburg, water may have breached the vault at Appalshop, where the arts and media collective stored more than 20,000 items, including decades worth of film, oral histories, videotapes of musical performances, photo collections and other records.”

Fractured History: Why Kosovo Has No Proper Wartime Archive (Balkan Transitional Justice)

Balkan Transitional Justice: Fractured History: Why Kosovo Has No Proper Wartime Archive. “The Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms is still the main repository for records produced by various individual human rights activists in Kosovo from 1989 to 1999. Over the last two decades, very little has been done to collect archive materials related to the war. Since the war ended, the Kosovo State Archives hasn’t managed to create any proper archival collection. The head of the State Archives, Bedri Zyberaj said that the materials it holds related to the war are photographs and some articles from foreign newspapers about the conflict.”

University of California Riverside: UCR practices for cyber threats against special archives

University of California Riverside: UCR practices for cyber threats against special archives. “It began with angry social media messages before ballooning into full threats and a takeover of UC Riverside computer systems controlling fire sprinklers at Tomas Rivera Library. That was the scenario of a cultural heritage preservation and cybersecurity drill held Wednesday, July 13 that included 25 participants from campus departments and off-campus partners who reacted in real-time to a fictional threat to the campus. It was first drill of its type on campus aimed at preserving irreplaceable heritage and special collections against cybersecurity threats, said Jason Espinoza, director of UCR’s Office of Emergency Management.”

University of Melbourne: Bringing A Living Archive To Life

University of Melbourne: Bringing A Living Archive To Life . “Working with Indigenous partners and students in Australia and the US, we are engaging in creative practices, including storytelling through possum-skin cloak-making, intercultural collaborations and supporting the research through teaching and learning. These steps aim to enliven archived collections by making and doing, finding new ways to support Indigenous knowledges and stories.”

CNN Style: A photographer cataloged all 12,795 items in her house. This is what she found

CNN Style: A photographer cataloged all 12,795 items in her house. This is what she found. “After going through a divorce and moving home for the 11th time, Barbara Iweins decided to take stock of her life — and everything in it. Going from room to room, she spent almost five years documenting every single object she owns, from loose Lego bricks and old keychains to remote controls, kitchen utensils and miscellaneous knick-knacks.”

New York Times: Lesley Gore’s Archive, Open to All, Arrives at the New York Public Library

New York Times: Lesley Gore’s Archive, Open to All, Arrives at the New York Public Library. “As a teenage singer in the 1960s who fit the all-American girl mold, Lesley Gore may have seemed like an unlikely figure to carve out a lasting legacy of feminist resilience and independence. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has now made the musician’s archive available for anyone interested in her artistic evolution, giving fans a chance to browse through notated music sheets and an unfinished memoir.” The collection is still going through digitizing.

Ford Authority: Ford Heritage Vault Proves Incredibly Popular As Traffic Overloads Site

Ford Authority: Ford Heritage Vault Proves Incredibly Popular As Traffic Overloads Site. “…the response to this new site was so overwhelming that many had difficult accessing it as the Ford Heritage Vault has garnered a large amount of traffic, to the point where it’s been down quite a bit over that same time span, as Ford archivist Ted Ryan explained to the Detroit Free Press.”

‘I became desperate’: the singer trying to recover her legacy from the ABC (Sydney Morning Herald)

Sydney Morning Herald: ‘I became desperate’: the singer trying to recover her legacy from the ABC. “Marilyn Richardson, one of Australia’s finest ever opera singers, fears a chaotic approach to archiving at the ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation]– capped by a recent announcement of archivist staff cuts – could mean some of her historic performances have been lost forever. On one occasion, a family connection helped her track down a forgotten pile of recordings that had been left on a shelf in a locked room in a former ABC building in Adelaide.”

African News Agency: Seychelles’ National Archives To Be Housed In A New Building Soon, SINCHA Says

African News Agency: Seychelles’ National Archives To Be Housed In A New Building Soon, SINCHA Says. “The Seychelles National Institute for Culture, Heritage and the Arts (SINCHA) is looking for an alternative place to house the country’s National Archives following the announcement recently that it will no longer be in the same building as the National Library.”

The Guardian: Researchers use whale photo archive to help protect important WA calving site

The Guardian: Researchers use whale photo archive to help protect important WA calving site. “Researchers are combing through thousands of whale photos to help protect a calving site off Western Australia’s coast that was severely impacted by the whaling industry. The researchers believe that Geographe Bay off south-west WA is an important calving ground in need of environmental protection, and are using a 30-year archive of images to determine how many southern right whales have visited the area over time.”

WKSU: The Cleveland Press folded 40 years ago. Can the history in its pages be preserved?

WKSU: The Cleveland Press folded 40 years ago. Can the history in its pages be preserved?. “The Plain Dealer is still printed a few days each week, and its archive is also online. But The Cleveland Press is mostly offline. That’s a problem, said Kristen Hare, who is part of the local news faculty at the Poynter Institute. ‘I don’t know how future generations will understand us if they’re just looking at our TikToks,’ she said. ‘That’s not going to be enough.’”

Johns Hopkins University: American Prison Writing Archive Moves To Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins University: American Prison Writing Archive Moves To Johns Hopkins. “With the move, principal investigator Vesla Weaver, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of political science and sociology at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Doran Larson, the archive’s founder and Edward North Professor of Literature at Hamilton College, plan for the new collective to aggregate 10,000 pieces of first-person witness, making it the largest digital archive of writings by incarcerated people in the world.”