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.'”
WZZM: Website would list potholes dotting Michigan highways. “Want to avoid rim-busting potholes on your way into work? There may be an app for that. A house bill introduced this week calls for an online database that lists potholes on Michigan highways. While the Michigan Department of Transportation already takes pothole reports, a bill introduced by Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, would put that information online.”
WLNS: New website features fiscal data on Michigan public schools. “The fiscal health of each public school in Michigan now can be viewed on a new website. The Michigan Treasury department says the MI School Financials Dashboard is easy to use and provides visual financial data about local and intermediate school districts and public academies.”
News Republic: Lake States Railway Historical Association works to expand online archives, membership. “The collections at the Lake States Railway Historical Association contain countless stories of early railroads and the people who worked on them, and the organization’s leaders want to share them with the world. The 5,000-square-foot historical archive on Lynn Street in Baraboo is home to thousands of books, negatives, photographs, blueprints, drawings and other historical documents that detail early railroads, with a principal focus on the Western Great Lakes Region from 1880 to 1916. Volunteers are in the process of cataloging the collections in an online database so railroad enthusiasts around the globe can see what resources the organization has to offer.”
TV 6: New website informs about the quality of care at Michigan hospitals. “A new website…launched Tuesday by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association gives consumers and patients easy access to important information about the quality of healthcare provided at hospitals across the state. The website, created voluntarily by the MHA and its member hospitals, provides quality data on a range of infections, C-section rates, readmissions, mortality, retained surgical items, early elective deliveries and more. Visitors to the site can easily see how Michigan hospitals are performing on quality measures and can compare hospitals side-by-side. There are no charges or fees for using the website — all data on the site can be accessed for free.”
WMUK: Online Archive Shows Graphic Design Was Big In West Michigan. “Do you know who designed your chair? How about the utensils in your kitchen? Or the ads in your favorite magazine? We rarely think about the people behind the everyday things we use or view. So you might not know that – before computers became popular – West Michigan was something of a graphic design hub.”