The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Power Of Digital: New Initiative To Expand Museums’ Capacity To Share Their Collections With K-12 Educators. “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the launch of a new special initiative focused on building the museum field’s capacity to connect with teachers and students. Museums for Digital Learning is a two-year cooperative agreement that enables museums to broadly share their digitized collections and other resources with K-12 schools across the country.”

CBC: Digital archive of old B.C. textbooks highlights ‘constant dehumanizing of Indigenous people’

CBC: Digital archive of old B.C. textbooks highlights ‘constant dehumanizing of Indigenous people’. “Pia Russell does her work and research deep in the archives of the library at the University of Victoria — but is making sure that the legacy of prejudice she’s uncovering in old school textbooks is not forgotten. Russell, a subject librarian at UVic’s McPherson Library who is responsible for Indigenous studies, has started creating a digital collection of historical textbooks used in B.C. schools since 1866.”

Africa: New Database Puts African Education Research At the Heart of Policy and Practice (AllAfrica)

AllAfrica: Africa: New Database Puts African Education Research At the Heart of Policy and Practice. “To increase the visibility and impact of African education research, we partnered with the charity Education Sub-Saharan Africa to create the African Education Research Database. This is a curated collection of peer-reviewed studies undertaken by researchers in sub-Saharan Africa. Since work began on the project a year ago, around 2,500 studies have been catalogued in the online database. Studies can be browsed by country and topic.”

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to African American Education Digital Collection, part 1

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to African American Education Digital Collection, part 1. “As an ongoing project new items will be added to the African American Education Digital Collection on North Carolina Digital Collections site. These materials will be taken from the Division of Negro Education of the Department of Public Instruction record group. The selection of materials will include Speeches and Articles by Nathan Carter Newbold, the Director of the Division of Negro Education from 1920 to 1957; Division of Negro Education: Special Subject File from 1898 to 1961; and General Correspondence of the Director from 1907 to 1960.”

DigitalNC: Over 60 Years of Gaston College Catalogs Now Online at DigitalNC

DigitalNC: Over 60 Years of Gaston College Catalogs Now Online at DigitalNC. “Over 60 years and dozens of catalogs from Gaston College are now online at DigitalNC. The publications span over six decades, from 1955 to 2018. Founded in 1952, the institution was originally called Gaston Technical Institute. Run under the banner of the School of Engineering at North Carolina State College (which changed its name to NC State University in 1962), the school was later renamed to Gaston College in 1964. These catalogs cover admissions, student registration for classes, scheduling, financial aid information, and lists of programs and classes.”

Fox59: IPS digital collection will launch this week with access to photos and files dating back to 1800s

Fox59: IPS digital collection will launch this week with access to photos and files dating back to 1800s. ” Thousands of files and pictures depicting the history of Indianapolis Public Schools will be soon be available online. As part of The Indianapolis Public Library’s Digital Indy collection; researches, educators and alumni will be able to access archived items stretching back to the 1800’s. Downloadable items represent the 120 elementary and high schools that have comprised IPS and show the role they’ve played in shaping the city of Indianapolis.”

SciDevNet: Africa’s first online database on education research

SciDevNet: Africa’s first online database on education research. “A database on education research conducted by Africa-based researchers has been launched to raise the visibility and impact of such research. The database, which has about 2,000 education research including theses and working papers on 49 African countries, resulted from the collaboration between the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the UK-based University of Cambridge and the Education Sub-Saharan Africa , a charity with a mission to transform educational outcomes on the continent.”