Flickr: Welcome the Médiathèques Valence Romans Agglo to the Flickr Commons!

Flickr: Welcome the Médiathèques Valence Romans Agglo to the Flickr Commons!. “Médiathèques Valence Romans Agglo, or Network of Media Libraries of Valence Romans Agglo, Valence, Rhone-Alpes, consists of 14 public libraries located in the Southeastern region of France. … The Library’s Flickr collection consists of old postcards and photographs of the French cities of Valence, Romans, and their surrounding areas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.”

Centenary College: Centenary Archives partners to digitize Louisiana United Methodist Women publications (1884-2014)

Centenary College: Centenary Archives partners to digitize Louisiana United Methodist Women publications (1884-2014). “The Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections has completed a collaborative project to digitize its collection of publications by the Louisiana United Methodist Women and their predecessor organizations. The digitized material includes annual reports (1884-2014) and newsletters (1963-2006) – 12,000 pages in total.”

Hyperallergic: The New York Public Library Has a “Digital Time-Travel Service” for Its Historical Maps

Hyperallergic: The New York Public Library Has a “Digital Time-Travel Service” for Its Historical Maps. “The New York Public Library’s new NYC Space/Time Directory is imagined as a “digital time-travel service,” a two-year project engaging the library’s collections of maps and geospatial data through interactive tools. The first such tool, Maps by Decade, was launched this month, plotting 5,000 digitized New York City street maps across the five boroughs, organized by decade from 1850 to 1950.”

The Future Outlook: Documenting African American Communities in Greensboro from WWII-1970’s (DigitalNC)

Digital NC: The Future Outlook: Documenting African American Communities in Greensboro from WWII-1970’s. “The Future Outlook, a community newspaper from Greensboro, NC, is now available on DigitalNC. Thanks to our partner, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, nearly 25 years of the paper are now online and full-text searchable. The nearly 450 editions range from 1941-1947, 1949, 1952, and 1958-1972. The Future Outlook served an African American community in Greensboro and documents major events from their perspective.”

Daily Wildcat: UA professor to update old native films by ‘tribesourcing’

From The Daily Wildcat (University of Arizona): UA professor to update old native films by ‘tribesourcing’. “When the UA received the American Indian Film Gallery, an original collection of over 450 non-fiction films from the mid-1900s exploring the cultures of Native Americans, Jennifer Jenkins was convinced that the university should do more than simply host a display of the coveted film collection. From this inspiration, Jenkins, an associate professor in the Department of English, has created a unique project that is rousing recognition and excitement. She and a research team will spend the next three years traveling to native communities in Arizona and New Mexico to conduct interviews and record narratives from modern-day native cultural groups. Then, they will add these perspectives to the decades-old films, creating a more accurate account of Native American culture.”

The Vindicator: Clyde and Thelma See Glass Plate negatives collection are now digitalized

The Vindicator: Clyde and Thelma See Glass Plate negatives collection are now digitalized. “The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has digitized the Clyde and Thelma See Glass Plate Negatives Collection and the L.J. Whitmeyer Glass Plate Negatives Collection as part of TSLAC’s Texas Digital Archive (TDA). TDA is a searchable online repository designed to preserve and provide access to the state’s historical records collections. The See and Whitmeyer collections include portraits, street scenes, and other images from Hardin County, particularly the communities of Batson and Saratoga. About 160 original images can now be seen online…”

National Archives Releases New “Remembering World War I” App

Archives.gov has released a new “Remembering World War I” app. “The app invites people nationwide to contribute their own stories and play a part in the centennial commemoration of the First World War. Building on an amazing moving image and photographic archive being digitized and preserved as part of a larger Wartime Films Project, the app features thousands of rarely seen public domain images and films to encourage discovery and creative reuse. Intended in part for classroom instruction, Remembering WWI provides educators with the digital sources and narrative-building tools to help students foster an understanding of World War I.”