Bangor Daily News (Maine): WPA Cemetery Plans Online!

Bangor Daily News (Maine): WPA Cemetery Plans Online!. “Many Maine cemeteries have plans originally created courtesy of the Works Progress Administration, which reside at the Maine State Archives. Thanks to that staff and the folks who work on Digital Maine, all 543 of those images may be seen at the touch of a button or two!”

New York: NY State of Health Launches Online Tool Giving Consumers Access to Valuable Health Plan Information

New York: NY State of Health Launches Online Tool Giving Consumers Access to Valuable Health Plan Information. “The New York State Department of Health, in collaboration with NY State of Health, the state’s official health plan Marketplace, today announced the launch of the NYS Provider & Health Plan Look-Up, an online tool that consumers can use to research provider networks and health plans. With this tool, consumers shopping for health insurance can search for their preferred health care providers, including doctors and hospitals, to see which health plans have those providers in their network. … The NYS Provider & Health Plan Look-Up will initially include information on the health care providers that participate with plans offered on the NY State of Health Marketplace, including Qualified Health Plans, the Essential Plan, Child Health Plus and Medicaid Managed Care.”

The Conversation: New public database reveals striking differences in how guns are regulated from state to state

The Conversation: New public database reveals striking differences in how guns are regulated from state to state. “We have just released a new public database that tracks a wide range of firearm laws across all 50 states for the past 27 years. For the first time, long-term trends in the enactment of gun safety laws can be compared between states. We found striking disparities between states in both the number of firearm laws and the rate of adoption of these laws over time.”

Pennsylvania State Archives Digitizes World War I Poster Collection

New-to-Me: The Pennsylvania State Archives have digitized a collection of World War I posters. From the announcement: “The World War I poster collection is available online and consists of 462 illustrated posters. … An additional 386 digital images from our general poster collection have also been created which include items from 1854 to the present.”

State of South Dakota Launches New Jobs Site

The state of South Dakota has launched a new jobs site. “The new software searches the internet to ‘scrape’ job listings from other South Dakota employer sites. We are no longer limited to data listed only by employers who use our system. The system also details both job titles and needed skills, allowing any user easily to identify skill supply and demand information in real-time. We can now view, at any given time, everything from the most in-demand skills for job listings to the education level of current job seekers to occupational wage data.”

Arkansas State Archives: Arkansas State Archives participates in newspaper digitization project

Arkansas State Archives: Arkansas State Archives participates in newspaper digitization project. “The Arkansas State Archives, in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), has digitized 24 Arkansas newspapers through a joint newspaper digitization project with Newspapers.com in order to provide more access to these resources, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today. The State Archives contributed 208 rolls from 17 different Arkansas newspapers, with a total of 209,000 pages scanned, digitized, and indexed by Newspapers.com. In addition, the digitized newspapers will be made available online for free to patrons in the State Archives research room and at the Central Arkansas Library System.”

Press of Atlantic City: New state law requires safeguards against hacking for baby monitors

Press of Atlantic City: New state law requires safeguards against hacking for baby monitors. “Internet-connected baby monitors sold in New Jersey will be required to include security features to guard against hacking, according to a law that Gov. Chris Christie signed Thursday. The law will take effect in December 2018.”