Digital Library of Georgia: Athens-Clarke County Library announces Image Magazine digitization project funded by Digital Library of Georgia grant

Digital Library of Georgia: Athens-Clarke County Library announces Image Magazine digitization project funded by Digital Library of Georgia grant. “Image Magazine, one of the area’s first African American lifestyle magazines, has been… digitized thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to The Athens-Clarke County by the Digital Library of Georgia. Image Magazine was published by Dr. Robert Harrison from 1977 through 1980, and it covered the social life of the local African American community. “

Alaska: Geologic photos of Alaska available through searchable online tool

State of Alaska: Geologic photos of Alaska available through searchable online tool. “The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys has published more than 6,500 free public-use photographs taken during geologic field projects in its new database application, the Geologic Photos of Alaska … The photos document scenery, landforms, rock outcrops, geologic observations, vegetation, wildlife, and fieldwork activities conducted throughout Alaska, usually in remote locations that are difficult or expensive to revisit.”

Alabama Launches New Site for Canoe Trails (PRESS RELEASE)

Just discovered South Carolina’s new Web site for its water trails and now learn that Alabama has a site for its canoe trails (PRESS RELEASE). “The Alabama State Lands Canoe Trails website showcases more than 170 miles of trail located along the Bartram Canoe Trail in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and the Perdido River Canoe Trail, allowing paddlers the opportunity to explore the state’s unique natural resources with more ease than ever. The Bartram Canoe Trail offers the option of camping on floating platforms and pile-supported camp shelters or primitive land-based sites with trail access starting from the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center or at one of many local landings; the Perdido River Canoe Trail offers land-based shelters and allows for primitive camping at several sandbars.”

Know Louisiana: LSM Prepares to Publish Colonial Documents Collection Online

Know Louisiana: LSM Prepares to Publish Colonial Documents Collection Online. “In a few months, the Louisiana State Museum (LSM) will complete the digitization and online publication of its Colonial Documents Collection, a massive project that will exponentially increase access to this rich archive for researchers of every stripe, from high school students to amateur genealogists to academic historians. The digitization marks the most recent phase of a series of efforts stretching back more than a hundred years to make it easier for researchers to navigate this enormous collection of criminal and civil court cases, commercial transactions, successions, wills, and other legal documents dating back to 1714. Global access to these 220,000 pages, handwritten in French and Spanish, will open up the archives as never before to those who study Louisiana and its inhabitants.”