Villanova University: Content Roundup – Third Week – August 2018

Villanova University: Content Roundup – Third Week – August 2018. “Newly digitized this week are more issues from one hundred years ago (1918) from Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper covering the US war effort. The front covers of all periodicals was closely controlled and laden with propaganda as can be seen on the above ‘Hearts of the World’ illustration from the June 15 issue with the heart of Germany is pejoratively depicted. Other items this week include several story paper issues and the first digitized issue of the young adult ‘Lone Scout: a real Boys’ magazine’ – the house periodical of the Lone Scout movement – which later merges into the Boy Scouts; this issue – from January 1918 – depicts an adolescent boy knitting to support the war effort.”

A New Database of Star Trek Books

Via Reddit, I learned about a new database of Star Trek books. From the About page: “The purpose of this website is to provide a searchable database of Star Trek novels to make it easier for fans of written Star Trek fiction to find books to read. This unofficial database allows you to find books by keyword, author, series, captain, starship, TV show and year. I have attempted to sort all books in chronological order using the various sources listed below, but there were some contradictions and inconsistencies.”

Howard University: The Hilltop Digital Archive is now available on Digital Howard!

Howard University: The Hilltop Digital Archive is now available on Digital Howard! (this is the Web version of an e-mailed newsletter so I apologize if the formatting looks odd.) “Phase one of The Hilltop Digital Archive is now available online! The digital archive is a comprehensive searchable collection of The Hilltop, the student newspaper at Howard University. Founded in 1924 by famed author Zora Neale Hurston, the paper has documented the voice of the student population on campus. Issues covered in the newspaper range from campus concerns to national and international issues.”

Press & Dakotan: SD Historical Society Receives Grant To Put More Historical Newspapers Online

Press & Dakotan: SD Historical Society Receives Grant To Put More Historical Newspapers Online. “The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives in Pierre was awarded a third round of grant funding in the amount of $280,200 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers.”

Washington Secretary of State: Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers

Washington Secretary of State: Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers. “With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers. The grant, announced this morning, will enable the Washington State Library’s Washington Digital Newspaper Project to add 100,000 pages of culturally and historically significant newspapers from Asian-American, African-American, and World War II-era publications to its free public archives.”

Rutgers: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives Additional $219,609 Grant to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers

Rutgers: New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project Receives Additional $219,609 Grant to Digitize Historical NJ Newspapers. “The New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project (NJDNP) has received an additional round of funding in the amount of $219,609 to digitize historical New Jersey newspapers and make them available to the public via the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced today.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Offers Unprecedented Access to North Korean Serial Collection

This was announced in early July and yet I completely missed it until yesterday. Library of Congress: Library of Congress Offers Unprecedented Access to North Korean Serial Collection. “Home to one of the most prominent North Korean collections in the Western Hemisphere, the Asian Division at the Library of Congress has rolled out the North Korean Serials Database, an online indexing tool that offers researchers enhanced access to periodicals and articles published as far back as the 1940s.”