Radio Prague International: Recordings from trial with “chief symbol” of Nazi occupation K. H. Frank being restored

Radio Prague International: Recordings from trial with “chief symbol” of Nazi occupation K. H. Frank being restored. “Archivists at Czech Radio have discovered 1,300 discs of recordings from the 1946 trial with Karl Hermann Frank, who was in charge of the Nazi security forces during the wartime occupation of Bohemia and Moravia. The discs are currently in the process of digitisation, making it possible to play the sounds for the first time in more than 70 years.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: New initiative will make Cather’s manuscripts available online

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: New initiative will make Cather’s manuscripts available online. “Every novel and short story written by Willa Cather went through many iterations — from early penciled drafts by Cather herself to typed drafts edited by her partner, Edith Lewis, to printed proofs before publication — and soon, the Willa Cather Archive at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will make all of these documents available in scanned and digitized form.”

William & Mary News: W&M Libraries partners with local Black churches to preserve important church records

William & Mary News: W&M Libraries partners with local Black churches to preserve important church records. “More than a decade ago, William & Mary began the work of reconciling the institution and community with its history regarding the exploitation of African Americans through the eras of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation. Its reconciliation efforts include The Lemon Project, Center for Racial and Social Justice Speaker Series and Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved, to name a few. Understanding the importance of the effort, the staff at W&M Libraries looked for ways to contribute.”

The Mainichi: Google to digitally archive Mainichi Shimbun’s prewar, WWII-era papers

The Mainichi: Google to digitally archive Mainichi Shimbun’s prewar, WWII-era papers . “In total, about 230,000 pages of the Mainichi Shimbun’s morning and evening editions from 1872 to 1945 will be digitally archived. The content of these pages will be analyzed and their text will become searchable. The partnership comes 150 years after the Mainichi Shimbun was first published. Google aims to complete the project by the fall of 2023.”

Mercer University: Collaborative project identifies nearly 1,000 slave transactions in Macon from 1823-65

Mercer University: Collaborative project identifies nearly 1,000 slave transactions in Macon from 1823-65. “For years, Bibb County deed books from the 1800s sat unopened, collecting dust inside the courthouse. But since 2018, a team of researchers has been studying and cataloging their contents, which include the sale and lease of enslaved people alongside transactions of land, horses and other property. Now, those records have been digitized and a searchable database is in the works, which will allow the untold stories of these African Americans to be shared and the public to learn more about the history of their ancestors as well as Macon.”

Kotaku: Every U.S. PlayStation 2 Game Manual Is Now Scanned In 4K

Kotaku: Every U.S. PlayStation 2 Game Manual Is Now Scanned In 4K. “Physical game manuals are hard to come by these days, especially as the industry begins to heavily lean into cloud streaming and digital-first infrastructures. But if you remember those good ole times when game boxes came with chunky pamphlets for you to peruse before jumping into your recent purchase, a games preservationist called Kirkland seeks to preserve that nostalgia for posterity by creating high-quality scans of the manuals of yore. In fact, he’s just finished uploading his complete set of U.S. PlayStation 2 manual scans.”

Craig Press: Museum of Northwest Colorado project preserves local newspapers for public access

Craig Press: Museum of Northwest Colorado project preserves local newspapers for public access . “The Museum of Northwest Colorado is working toward digitizing an archive of newspapers from 1945 to 1982 in an effort to better preserve that period of local history and make the records more available for research. The museum is home to more than a century’s worth of original newspapers, containing local records of happenings and history that are often requested by different kinds of researchers.”

Brown University Library News: Brown Library’s First Born-Digital Publication Awarded Prize by the American Historical Association

Brown University Library News: Brown Library’s First Born-Digital Publication Awarded Prize by the American Historical Association. “Furnace and Fugue brings to life in digital form an enigmatic seventeenth-century text, Michael Maier’s musical alchemical emblem book Atalanta fugiens. This intriguing and complex text from 1618 reinterprets Ovid’s legend of Atalanta as an alchemical allegory in a series of fifty emblems, each of which contains text, image, and a musical score for three voices.” The prize will be used to build a companion Web site for the digitized work.

Mercury News: Arhoolie Records’ revered Mexican music collection is now online

Mercury News: Arhoolie Records’ revered Mexican music collection is now online. “[Chris] Strachwitz ended up compiling the Frontera Collection, the world’s largest private archive of Mexican and Mexican-American music. Last February, after two decades of work, Juan Antonio Cuellar digitized the collection’s final track, for a total of 162,860 songs. A former chef and member of a punk rock en español band, he started working on the project with no idea it would turn into his new calling.”

The Journal (Ireland): Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023

The Journal (Ireland): Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023. “DUBLIN CITY LIBRARY and Archive says it hopes the digital archive of messages left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be completed by early 2023…. Ms Halappanavar died at 17 weeks pregnant in 2012 from sepsis – the young woman had requested an abortion, which was denied on legal grounds by University Hospital Galway. Her death sparked a wave of outcry over Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws.”

‘A fuller picture of our history’: Spanish, cross-border Arizona newspapers to be online (AZ Central)

AZ Central: ‘A fuller picture of our history’: Spanish, cross-border Arizona newspapers to be online. “Spanish-language newspapers from the state’s border communities and newspapers published by and for Tucson’s Black community from the 1890s to the 1960s will be memorialized and accessible to residents across the state. Newspapers from the state’s mining and agricultural communities, including Bisbee’s Brewery Gulch Gazette, will also be included in the project.”

Tipperary News: Tipperary museum digitises its collection and launches its new website

Tipperary News: Tipperary museum digitises its collection and launches its new website. “The Thomas MacDonagh Museum in Cloughjordan will host a special event this Friday at 7.30pm to launch its Digital Memories Collection… The collection marks the conclusion of a significant six-month project undertaken by the museum directors to digitise 140 objects from the museum’s vast collection, and create a new website.”

De Montfort University: Researcher working with environmental TV network to make archive available digitally

De Montfort University: Researcher working with environmental TV network to make archive available digitally. “A researcher from De Montfort University, Leicester (DMU) is set to digitise decades of environmental journalism and films to bring them to a wider audience. Dr Hiu Man Chan, Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries at DMU, is working with charity Television for the Environment (tve) to help make its archive available as a teaching and learning resource for a new generation of sustainable activists.”

WLOS: You can now view the works inside Asheville Art Museum from anywhere online

WLOS: You can now view the works inside Asheville Art Museum from anywhere online. “Asheville Art Museum announced during the first week of October that it is well into the process of getting the museum’s collection onto a digital platform, so that anyone in the world from anywhere in the world can view the museum’s art online. To date, the curatorial team has digitized about 20% of the museum’s collection and uploaded it to the online database, which includes a diverse array of 20th and 21st-century American art.”