The Sociable: Pentagon plans to digitize the largest repository of disease-related medical data in the world

The Sociable: Pentagon plans to digitize the largest repository of disease-related medical data in the world. “The ultimate goal of the Pentagon’s Joint Pathology Center (JPC), part of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), is to create a fully digitized and accessible repository of the ‘approximately 55 million glass slides, 31 million paraffin embedded tissue blocks, and over 500,000 wet tissue samples that have been collected over the last 100+ years,’ according to the JPC recommendations report released on Thursday.”

UC Davis: Renowned Viticulturist’s Papers to Be Digitized

UC Davis: Renowned Viticulturist’s Papers to Be Digitized. “With a recent gift of $200,000 from Cameron ‘Cam’ Baker and Kate Solari Baker, owners of Larkmead Vineyards, the library will further preserve and share the Harold Paul Olmo Papers — by digitizing them, thus allowing broader access to his work in grape breeding and the suitability of grape varieties to different climates and terrains around the world.”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: South Milwaukee wants to digitize its newspapers to preserve the city’s history. But it needs $15,000 to do it.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: South Milwaukee wants to digitize its newspapers to preserve the city’s history. But it needs $15,000 to do it.. “More than 100 rolls of 35mm microfilm containing South Milwaukee newspapers from 1892 to 2006 are currently not readable. The reader and printer at the South Milwaukee Public Library, 1907 10th Ave., failed and the South Milwaukee Historical Society is working with the library and a local business owner to save the city’s history.”

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: KMUW and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Historic Public Television and Radio Programs from Across Kansas

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: KMUW and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting to Preserve Historic Public Television and Radio Programs from Across Kansas. “KMUW 89.1 – FM and The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) announced today a collaborative effort to preserve and make accessible historic television and radio programs produced by Kansas public media stations. The resulting online collection, to be digitized from deteriorating and obsolete formats, will showcase statewide coverage of social issues, commentary, public reporting and history from more than 60 years of Kansas public media archival collections.”

Rutgers Today: Rutgers, Google Partnership Will Provide Online Access to Nearly 190,000 Books

Rutgers Today: Rutgers, Google Partnership Will Provide Online Access to Nearly 190,000 Books. “Candidates for digitization include publications by federal, state and city organizations ranging from the U.S. Geological Survey to the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Documents capturing Rutgers’ rich history are also represented, such as Rutgers College alumni publications and songbooks from the New Jersey College for Women, the predecessor to Douglass College. Literary classics from Jane Austen, Jorge Luis Borges, George Eliot, John Milton, Walt Whitman and several others populate the list as well.”

AVL Today: The Asheville Art Museum takes Black Mountain College online

AVL Today: The Asheville Art Museum takes Black Mountain College online. “The Asheville Art Museum (2 S. Pack Square) just received a major grant of $163,694 to create the Digital BMC Collection and Interconnective Timeline, which will allow them to digitize their collection of Black Mountain College materials to make it public + accessible.”