Advance Local: Grant to help former inmates find employment

Advance Local: Grant to help former inmates find employment. “Gov. Kay Ivey today announced a $99,546 grant to create a database of employers open to hiring inmates who have been released from prison. The database will be facilitated through J.F. Ingram State Technical College and will show inmates who have successfully completed vocational training there.”

Library of Congress: What can you find in 1.7 million phone book images?

Library of Congress: What can you find in 1.7 million phone book images?. “The Digital Content Management Section (DCM) is excited to announce the release of over 1.7 million images scanned from the Library of Congress U.S. Telephone Directory Collection…. The original microfilm collection consists of more than 8,000 reels for 14 states, the city of Chicago, and the District of Columbia (you can read about the history of the collection here). We have made available approximately half of the entire collection, which includes 1220 reels for California, 486 for Pennsylvania, 369 for Alabama, and a thousand more.”

Gulf Coast News Today: Sweet Grown Alabama promotes state produced crops

Gulf Coast News Today: Sweet Grown Alabama promotes state produced crops. “Consumers looking for locally grown products will soon have a way to identify Alabama produce under a new state program. Sweet Grown Alabama will connect consumers looking for local items and farmers looking for new markets. The program was announced Oct. 21 at three locations statewide, including Sirmon Farms in Belforest.”

Business Insider: California and Alabama are the only two states that aren’t participating in the giant antitrust investigation of Google, and neither is really saying why

Business Insider: California and Alabama are the only two states that aren’t participating in the giant antitrust investigation of Google, and neither is really saying why. “Xavier Becerra and Steve Marshall, the attorneys general of California and Alabama, respectively, are the only two holdouts in the joint state investigation of the two tech companies. It’s unclear why neither is taking part in the investigation, and neither offered much of an explanation.”

AL .com: Hey, Alabama, public data are public documents, too

AL .com: Hey, Alabama, public data are public documents, too. “David Simpson is curious, which is a good thing for a researcher to be. Simpson is a PhD student studying political science at Columbia University. Also, he’s an Alabama native. So when it came time to direct his study to a particular interest, he naturally turned his attention to his home state.”

University of Alabama: Grant Allows UA, Invisible Histories to Archive Southern LGBTQ Life

University of Alabama: Grant Allows UA, Invisible Histories to Archive Southern LGBTQ Life. “The University of Alabama was awarded a $300,000 grant from one of the largest foundations in the country to archive LGBTQ history in the South. The grant, given by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will allow the University and its partner, the Invisible Histories Project, to curate collections across the South, starting in Alabama and moving to Mississippi and Georgia.”

Bham Now: Alabama Butterfly Atlas adds new “search by color” feature. Site includes eggs, caterpillars and more

New-to-me: a site devoted to Alabama butterflies. From the article: “Launched in April 2017, the Alabama Butterfly Atlas (ABA) collects, interprets, and shares information about Alabama’s butterfly populations for the purpose of education and conservation. It puts science-based information into the hands of those who need it—students and teachers, gardeners, conservationists, and green space planners across the state.”