Pennsylvania Pressroom: The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards More Than $2 Million In Grants To Museums, Historical Organizations, Local Governments And Academic Institutions

Pennsylvania Pressroom: The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards More Than $2 Million In Grants To Museums, Historical Organizations, Local Governments And Academic Institutions. “The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded almost $2 million in Cultural and Historical Support Grants to 154 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 56 Pennsylvania counties. In addition, PHMC awarded more than $175,000 in Historical and Archival Records Care (HARC) Grants to 34 organizations in 24 Pennsylvania counties.”

Penn State University: Libraries launches Library Guide for Indigenous Peoples in Pennsylvania History

Penn State University: Libraries launches Library Guide for Indigenous Peoples in Pennsylvania History. “Penn State University Libraries recently completed development of a new Library Guide to Indigenous Peoples in Pennsylvania History. Finalized in November, in time for the observance of Native American Heritage Month, the Library Guide is a collection of resources related to the history of Native Americans in Pennsylvania, including maps, treaties and land appropriations.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Franklin Regional bans COVID-19 vaccine clinics at school buildings

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Franklin Regional bans COVID-19 vaccine clinics at school buildings. “The Franklin Regional school board this week prohibited the district from using any of its buildings to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students or the community. The board voted 7-2 on Monday to ban the clinics, which dozens of other school districts in the area have held since vaccines first became available in the spring.”

The Morning Call: For the first time, Pa. Senate gives public online access to spending records

The Morning Call: For the first time, Pa. Senate gives public online access to spending records. “The Pennsylvania Senate for the first time is giving the public online access to the way the chamber and its elected members spend millions in taxpayer money on themselves. Reports that show all 50 senators’ spending for the month of July were posted to the Senate’s website Wednesday morning, alongside spending information for the chief clerk and secretary. That information will be updated monthly going forward.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: National Archives grant will fund Pittsburgh records digitization, ‘a real boon’ for genealogy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: National Archives grant will fund Pittsburgh records digitization, ‘a real boon’ for genealogy. “Just under $134,000 from the National Archives and Records Administration will fund the processing of 751 cubic feet of historical government records that contains seven collections from City Council, City Planning, the Planning Commission, the Department of Public Works, the Historic Review Commission and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.”

Pennsylvania Press Room: The State Library Of Pennsylvania Announces New Resource For Pennsylvanians With Disabilities

Pennsylvania Press Room: The State Library Of Pennsylvania Announces New Resource For Pennsylvanians With Disabilities. “Harrisburg, PA – In collaboration with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) today announced the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has changed its name to the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians (LAMP) and launched a new, centralized website available to all Pennsylvanians.”

AP: Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states

Associated Press: Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states. “New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey together reported 44% of the nation’s new COVID-19 infections, or nearly 197,500 new cases, in the latest available seven-day period, according to state health agency data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Total U.S. infections during the same week numbered more than 452,000.”

State of Pennsylvania: First Lady Frances Wolf Reveals Full Virtual Exhibition and Shares Reaction in Gallery Opening Event

State of Pennsylvania: First Lady Frances Wolf Reveals Full Virtual Exhibition and Shares Reaction in Gallery Opening Event. “First Lady Frances Wolf revealed One Lens: Sharing Our Common Views, a statewide virtual exhibition documenting Pennsylvanians’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. One Lens received nearly 1,300 submissions from Pennsylvanians in 58 counties across the state. The full exhibit is available at http://www.pa.gov/one-lens and will remain accessible throughout the remainder of the Wolf Administration.”

WPXI: Pitt students launch website to help people find COVID-19 vaccinations

WPXI: Pitt students launch website to help people find COVID-19 vaccinations. ” Trying to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination in Pennsylvania right now is frustrating, but a group of University of Pittsburgh students is trying to help by launching a new website… It shows where vaccines are available, if you have to get an appointment or if you can just walk in. It also lists hospitals systems that say they have the vaccine but currently unavailable.”

JD Supra: New Law Gives Pennsylvania Executors Power Over Decedents’ Social Media And Other Digital Content

JD Supra: New Law Gives Pennsylvania Executors Power Over Decedents’ Social Media And Other Digital Content. “Pennsylvania recently became one of the last states to enact a law treating digital assets and electronic records as tangible property, which allows executors, trustees, guardians, and agents to access and manage the digital assets of decedents. Now beneficiaries have access to and may take possession of their loved ones’ photos, music, videos, email messages, and other digital content that are hosted on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram and stored by tech giants like Apple and Google.”