KADN: LSU Libraries Digitize Jeanerette Museum’s History

KADN: LSU Libraries Digitize Jeanerette Museum’s History. “Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries has launched the Mobile Digitization Lab, a new initiative that shares digitization equipment and expertise with small, community-oriented libraries, archives, and museums across Louisiana. For the pilot project, completed this month, faculty and staff from LSU Libraries visited the Jeanerette Museum with scanners and cameras and spent one week digitizing the museum’s unique historical material.”

4WWL: Louisiana responding to ‘ransomware’ attack; some online services down for several days, governor says

4WWL: Louisiana responding to ‘ransomware’ attack; some online services down for several days, governor says. “The Louisiana government was hit with a ‘ransomware’ cyber attack Monday, which led to the state shutting down servers that affected the Office of Motor Vehicles and other state services, officials said.”

Kansas City Star: Louisiana treasurer launches online searchable debt database

Kansas City Star: Louisiana treasurer launches online searchable debt database . “How does Louisiana’s debt load stack up against other states? Where is the state spending its billions on construction projects? Which parishes are getting the most state-financed road and bridge work? How did the governor and lawmakers spend last year’s surplus? Those answers are available on a new website created by Treasurer John Schroder’s office that aims to add sunlight to the amount of money that Louisiana borrows, how it spends those dollars on construction and what other debts the state carries on its books.”

4WWL: New database makes veteran-owned businesses easy to find

4WWL: New database makes veteran-owned businesses easy to find. “The Louisiana Veterans First business initiative launched Thursday. The program promotes veteran-owned businesses through certification, in-business displays, and an online database. The goal is to encourage consumers to do business with Louisiana’s veteran-owned businesses.”

Ars Technica: Louisiana declares state of emergency in response to ransomware attack

Ars Technica: Louisiana declares state of emergency in response to ransomware attack. “Louisiana’s declaration of a state of emergency follows a model established by Colorado in the wake of a ransomware attack there in March 2018. In Colorado, the declaration of emergency only came after a week the Colorado Office of Information Technology’s overwhelmed and short-staffed IT department spent trying to disinfect more than 2,000 infected machines. Declaring a state of emergency allows the National Guard’s resources and personnel to be brought in.”

NOLA: After a Facebook fracas, online map, new support network for black New Orleans restaurants

NOLA: After a Facebook fracas, online map, new support network for black New Orleans restaurants. “In mid-July, with some unexpected time on his hands as Tropical Storm Barry effectively shut down the city, [Westley] Bayas decided to do something about it. He created an online map to help connect the dots, and connect more people with more of these restaurants, the Where Black NOLA Eat maps (see the map here and below). Today it shows 116 businesses, from full-service restaurants to bars and sno-ball stands.”

Kickstarter Project: Preserve & digitize 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers

Sounds like an awesome Kickstarter project: Preserve & digitize 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers . “Currently, the entire collection is housed safely at our New Orleans headquarters where it will stay in the original Mylar sleeves until we have the full capability to process and re-enter it into record with our proposed unprecedented image quality and data utility. Our next major undertaking is to scan and digitize the entire New Orleans DNA holdings–over 500,000 sides of newsprint & special supplements, mostly from The Daily Picayune and Times-Picayune from 1888-1929, a collection unrivaled in both continuity and condition.”