Garrett County Republican (West Virginia): Online collection of Republican newspaper now available

Garrett County Republican (West Virginia): Online collection of Republican newspaper now available. “Through a collaborative effort from the Garrett County Historical Society, the Sincell family and the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County, a new free searchable collection of back issues of The Republican newspaper covering the years 1877 to 2016 is now available on the Internet Archive.” The archive is incomplete but more content will be added over time.

UCLA: CSRC Launches Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project

UCLA: CSRC Launches Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project. “On August 29, fifty years after the National Chicano Moratorium took place in Los Angeles, the [Chicano Studies Research Center] publicly launched the Chicano Moratorium 50th Anniversary Project website. With images, exhibitions, an interactive map of the moratorium route, and personal narratives, the site is a free archive-based resource dedicated to the event and how it changed the course of the civil rights movement across the United States for the Chicano-Latino community.” I had never heard of the Chicano Moratorium. UC Davis has an overview.

Cavalier Daily: Law School launches new website exploring its connections to slavery

Cavalier Daily: Law School launches new website exploring its connections to slavery. “The University’s Law school launched Slavery and the U.Va. School of Law — a new website and digital archive that explores the law school’s historical connections to slavery — on Feb 1. At the core of this project are digitized versions of law students’ notebooks from the antebellum time period, when slavery was taught as a social good.”

Gothamist: Newly Digitized Photos Take You Back To Central Park In The 1980s

Gothamist: Newly Digitized Photos Take You Back To Central Park In The 1980s. “When the Central Park Conservancy formed and began transforming the park in 1980, the group also started documenting everything that was happening inside of its perimeter walls. These early years were all captured with black & white film, and more recently they’ve been digitizing the old shots, which number in the tens of thousands.”

WATCH: Inside Google South Africa and SA Tourism’s new initiative to entice travel (Independent Online)

Independent Online: WATCH: Inside Google South Africa and SA Tourism’s new initiative to entice travel. “Google Arts & Culture and South African Tourism launched South Africa: An Explorer’s Paradise, an online exhibition that showcases the best of the famed destination. The initiative, which boasts a collection of 500 images and videos, 55 Street Views and 20 digital stories, is set to entice domestic and international travellers to plan their SA getaway.”

Missouri Department of Economic Development: Missouri Community Service Commission launches new website to promote volunteerism statewide

Missouri Department of Economic Development: Missouri Community Service Commission launches new website to promote volunteerism statewide. “Today, the Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) launched its new website. In addition to a fresh design, the website features information on community service opportunities, volunteer spotlights, and background information about MCSC’s programs.”

Plano Magazine: Girl Scout Gives New Life to Plano African American Museum

Plano Magazine: Girl Scout Gives New Life to Plano African American Museum. “Zara Jones, a senior at Plano West Senior High, has been a Girl Scout since she was a Daisy Scout in Kindergarten. She is now working toward earning her Gold Award with a project that spotlights the history and contributions of African Americans in Plano and around the United States. The Gold Award is Girl Scouts’ highest honor, earned by less than six percent of Girl Scouts. On Feb. 20 Zara launched the digital Plano African American Museum.”

NYS Music: The National Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Online Museum Access Through Google Arts And Culture

NYS Music: The National Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Online Museum Access Through Google Arts And Culture. “Beginning on February 18, 2021, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem is available for anybody in the world to visit virtually on the Google Arts and Culture platform. The free, virtual tour allows viewers to experience videos and high-resolution pictures of jazz artifacts from the Museum’s collections as a part of the Google Arts & Culture Black History Month project.”

DigiPhiLit: A digital project for Philippine literature (Manila Times)

New-to-me, from Manila Times: DigiPhiLit: A digital project for Philippine literature. “TWO weeks ago, I wrote an article where I highlighted the importance of preserving sources, documents, books and old imprints. The existence of these should not be taken for granted, as in a nation such as the Philippines, which is prone to floods, typhoons, earthquakes and fires, these are exposed to irremediable loss. … Largely unnoticed is a praiseworthy initiative named DigiPhiLit.”

Lost and found: the photo project reuniting Moldovan villagers with their younger selves (The Calvert Journal)

The Calvert Journal: Lost and found: the photo project reuniting Moldovan villagers with their younger selves. “In 2016, film school student Victor Galușca found the negatives for thousands of photographs in an abandoned home in the northern Moldovan village of Roșietici….The incredible archive was made into a photo book, showcased at exhibitions in Chișinău and Bucharest, and is now available to view online. But the publicity also meant that people who recognised themselves in [Zaharia] Cușnir’s photographs got in touch with Galușca. The young photographer decided to embark on a new project: taking pictures of Cușnir’s former subjects with the black-and-white portraits of their younger selves.”

USA Today: Flood-prone homeowners could see major rate hikes in FEMA flood insurance changes, new study finds

USA Today: Flood-prone homeowners could see major rate hikes in FEMA flood insurance changes, new study finds. “The First Street Foundation calculated ZIP code-level averages of the financial toll of flood damage by collecting home values and structural information for every single-family and small multi-unit dwelling in the nation and applying it to its previously published flood model with damage formulas. First Street calculated its figures for about 26,000 ZIP codes in the lower 48 states and D.C. ZIP codes without data are not included.”

Council of Europe: New website / web-platform on addressing radicalisation and violent extremism in prisons, launched

Council of Europe: New website / web-platform on addressing radicalisation and violent extremism in prisons, launched. “The website is open to all visitors and offers a wide array of useful information including an overview of the main tools and documents on radicalisation in prisons and disengagement from violence, produced by the action, as well as reference to relevant legal instruments, CoE publications and links to other institutions and organisations.”

National Gallery of Art: National Gallery of Art Announces Launch of Kress Collection Digital Archive

National Gallery of Art: National Gallery of Art Announces Launch of Kress Collection Digital Archive. “The National Gallery of Art today announces the launch of the Kress Collection Digital Archive, an online resource documenting the history and development of an important collection of nearly 3,500 works of art. The Kress Collection was divided and donated years ago to almost 100 institutions throughout the United States, including the National Gallery of Art.”

VentureBeat: Candor crowdsources a database of tech job salaries

New to me, from VentureBeat: Candor crowdsources a database of tech job salaries. “Candor has already compiled the largest free public tech salary database for individuals. It now has 5.3 million data points for 1,708 companies across 120 individual job roles, such as engineering and operations. And it has added tools that show a cost-of-living differential since people are accepting offers in new cities, but companies don’t always provide the most reliable information on cost of living in their locations.”

Taunton Daily Gazette: Silver City Galleria fan says thanks for the memories with online mall archive

Taunton Daily Gazette: Silver City Galleria fan says thanks for the memories with online mall archive. “If you’re a fan of the soon-to-be-demolished Silver City Galleria mall, you’re far from the only one. In fact, 29-year-old Bridgewater resident James Walsh felt so nostalgic about his time spent there that he’s created an online archive for the mall for Galleria-lovers like himself to enjoy.”