Michigan Tech: Keweenaw Time Traveler Expands Immersive Experience. “The acclaimed Keweenaw Time Traveler (KeTT) is getting a major upgrade. On June 1, the online interactive historical atlas will add 600,000 records across 14 million data variables, an exponential increase from its current 25,000. In addition, KeTT will significantly improve user experience. A newly designed user interface makes it easier to search for information about past people, places and stories.”
Upper Michigan Source: NMU archives launches UP Link. “In October, the Central UP and Northern Michigan University archives sought donated photos and documents to upload on their digital archive, UP Link. While it will take some time until those donated documents are available, UP Link is officially live.”
The North Wind: UPLINK makes history for the Upper Peninsula. “The [Northern Michigan University] archives recently launched the development of The Upper Peninsula Digital Network or, UPLINK, which will enable heritage organizations around the UP to digitize their collections of historical media. This is thanks to a $100,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.”
City of Royal Oak, Michigan: Announcing ROPL Daily Tribune Digital Archive. “The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to announce the completion of a digitization project that offers thousands of pages of newspapers available to search, view, print and clip with a click of a mouse. Past issues of The Royal Oak Daily Tribune are now available through the Royal Oak Public Library Digital Archive! The digital archive spans over 138 years from 1877 to 2015 and can be accessed here at The Royal Oak Daily Tribune.” Appears to be completely free – I did not find a paywall when I started exploring. issues are PDF files and can take a moment to load.
State of Michigan: New interactive map highlights Great Lakes shipwrecks and their lore. “The Syracuse and the Cedarville are among 1,500 shipwrecks submerged in Michigan waters, making up one-quarter of the estimated 6,000 wrecks found throughout the Great Lakes. Now, thanks to the recently launched Michigan Shipwrecks StoryMap, it’s easy to learn about the mystery and tragedy surrounding these ships.”
Michigan Live: Grand Rapids to post hundreds of historic jail mugshots on Instagram. “Looking to trace the roots of your family history? If your early 20th century relatives spent some time in the Grand Rapids jail, you might be in luck. The Grand Rapids Archives is moving thousands of the city’s historical jail photos ranging from 1928-1939 into an online database, and will next month begin posting the photos on Instagram.”
University of Michigan: New Digital Archive At U-M Highlights History Of Detroit’s Jewish Community. “The University of Michigan just unveiled a rich new resource that documents the history of Southeast Michigan’s Jewish community over the last century. On Monday, Nov. 5, the U-M Bentley Historical Library launched a new platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable database containing more than 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.” Did I miss the URL in the article? Here it is: https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/djnews .
Michigan Newswire: Tribal and state partners collaborate to digitally preserve petroglyphs in Michigan’s Thumb. “Tribal and state partners are working closer than ever to care for and preserve more than 100 petroglyphs carved into a large sandstone outcrop on the Cass River floodplain using laser technology. ‘We created digital models of the Sanilac Petroglyphs with harmless pulses of light that detect and measure the 3D world,’ said Stacy Tchorzynski, an archaeologist at the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and project manager for the Sanilac Petroglyphs. ‘This is an ambitious collaboration between SHPO and MDOT, in partnership with the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the Michigan History Center, DNR.'”