DigitalNC: Over 400 more issues of the Charlotte Post Now Available on DigitalNC. “More issues of the Charlotte Post, from January 1980 to December 1987, are now online at DigitalNC, courtesy of Johnson C. Smith University. This new batch of over 420 issues joins an additional 400 issues of the Charlotte Post that stretches from 1971 into 1996. Founded in 1878 as a weekly publication, it is still published today and services the residents of Charlotte as ‘The Voice of the Black Community.'”
MIT Technology Review: “Hundreds” of crimes will soon be solved using DNA databases, genealogist predicts. “Suspects in hundreds of unsolved murders and rapes will be identified using public DNA databases in the near future, a prominent genealogist predicted during MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference today.”
Winnipeg FreePress: Defunct Winnipeg Tribune enters digital age. “The dearly departed Winnipeg Tribune is getting a new lease on life online. The Tribune — a metropolitan daily newspaper which shut down the presses and closed its doors on Aug. 27, 1980, after 90 years of publishing — has been fully digitized by the University of Manitoba’s archives and special collections.”
Greeneville Sun: Black In Appalachia Website Now Online. “Items on the site are sourced from a mix of local institutions and community members who lent digital copies of resources. Free and downloadable content on local black history is now available on the database compiled by East Tennessee PBS, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences, the Greeneville-Greene County History Museum and the George Clem Multicultural Alliance.”
Digital Library of Georgia: Monthly teacher reports from African American rural and city schools operating during the 1930s in Laurens County, Georgia now available online. “The Teacher’s Monthly Reports collection includes monthly teacher reports from African American rural and city schools operating from 1930 to 1939 in Laurens County, Georgia. These monthly reports were created by individual teachers to be submitted to the Laurens County Superintendent. The reports list student names, age, grade and attendance for the month. Many of these records also show teacher salaries, addresses, and other information. The DLG has digitized 126 folders with reports for 58 schools.”
Digital Library of Georgia: Georgia Historic Newspapers Update Summer 2018. “Over the summer, the Digital Library of Georgia released several new grant-funded newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers website.”
JournalStar: Nick in the AM: Minonk library’s local newspaper collection enters digital age. “The library recently completed an effort to digitize its microfilmed collection of Minonk newspapers. The collection ranges from 1873 to 2014 and includes most but not all of the editions of the Minonk News-Dispatch, the Minonk Register and the Woodford County Journal, among other titles.” Minonk is in Illinois.