Deseret News: Marriott Library creates digital access to historic Hill Air Force Base newspapers. “More than 61,000 pages of the Hill Air Force Base newspapers, covering the period 1943 to 2006, have been digitized and are now available to the public. The first issue of the official base newspaper was published on Jan. 1, 1943.”
UGA Today: UGA Libraries to preserve local public broadcasts. “Some 4,000 hours of programming produced by public radio and television stations between 1941 and 1999 will be digitized and made available to the public, thanks to a federal grant for the Brown Media Archives at the University of Georgia Libraries.”
New to me, from Baylor: Baylor Libraries Wins Texas Digital Library Award for Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. “The only national project documenting the ‘Golden Age’ of black gospel music (1945-1975), the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP) has digitized and provided access to more than 3,000 unique digital items in multiple formats, including recordings, posters and photographs. Its rich collection, developed over 11 years, is used in research about musical styles, lyrical analysis and performance practice, as well as for outreach opportunities, such as concerts, art exhibits and symposia.”
Remezcla: One of the World’s Largest Private Collections of Latin American Music Just Hit the Web. “Over the last 30 years, Alejandra Fierro Eleta — also known as Gladys Palmera — has amassed the world’s largest private collection of rare Latin American recordings. The archive includes more than 50,000 albums, photographs, and other ephemera, focusing largely on Afro-Cuban music from the 1950s….But today, the collection cracks open wider than ever before: Colección Gladys Palmera comes to international audiences through a new website and online database that features artwork, curated playlists, podcasts, and a series of articles written by music specialists, letting fans go deep into Palmera’s stunning treasure trove.”
University of Chicago: Decades of South Side Home Movies to be Released in Digital Archive. “Over 200 home movies, spanning more than half a century of South Side visual history, will be available to view online beginning May 1, 2018. The new South Side Home Movie Project Digital Archive is a globally accessible online portal to home movies shot by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods from 1929-1982. This contemporary platform provides access to the entire collection of digitized home movies archived by the South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP).”
Ordnance Survey: Tens of thousands of unseen post-war images of Manchester unveiled online for first time. “New historical photo mapping web app Timepix… was launched in Manchester this week, giving the public the chance to explore how their streets looked in yesteryear.” The project is limited to Manchester for now will extend to other UK cities in the future.
Pratt Institute: School Of Information Students To Partner With New York Times For Digital Archive Project. “For Spring 2018, students from the School of Information are teaming up with the New York Times for a Pratt photography digitization and curation course titled Projects in Digital Archives, taught by School of Information Interim Dean Anthony Cocciolo. Students will digitize the analog photographs taken by George Tames, the ‘Photographer of Presidents,’ working with original camera negatives from the 1940s and 1950s, including images of President Harry S. Truman and his White House.”