Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces $3.75 Million “Texans Need Strong Libraries” Initiative

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces $3.75 Million “Texans Need Strong Libraries” Initiative. “The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce the Texans Need Strong Libraries initiative. This $3,750,000 appropriation from the 87th Regular Texas Legislature was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott. These funds will be used to support the development of quality library services across Texas, with special attention to job seeker initiatives, digital inclusion, affordable e-resources and increased digital access to primary historical sources.”

Texas Film Commission: Texas Film Commission, Texas Archive of the Moving Image Launch Online Exhibit ‘Parks Under the Lone Star’

Texas Film Commission: Texas Film Commission, Texas Archive of the Moving Image Launch Online Exhibit ‘Parks Under the Lone Star’. “The Texas Film Commission and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) today announced the launch of Parks Under the Lone Star, the newest online exhibit from TAMI. Parks Under the Lone Star features more than 60 videos collected as a part of the Texas Film Round-Up and takes users on a visual journey through the state and national parks of Texas.”

San Antonio Express-News: Black history preserved in collection donated to San Antonio African American Community Archive

San Antonio Express-News: Black history preserved in collection donated to San Antonio African American Community Archive. “The largest known San Antonio African American history collection now resides with the San Antonio African American Community Archive Museum. Laura Thompson, CEO and creator of The African American Network, has donated her collection of biographies to the museum, located in La Villita. The collection, called 300 Voices in 300 Days, was part of the city’s tricentennial celebration.”

Culture Map Houston: Smokin’ new website makes it easy to explore Houston’s barbecue scene

Culture Map Houston: Smokin’ new website makes it easy to explore Houston’s barbecue scene . “A new website wants to help Houstonians eat better barbecue. Created by the founders of the Houston BBQ Festival, the Houston BBQ Guide offers readers the ability to search for restaurants based on a wide range of criteria, including location, parking, and whether a restaurant is likely to sell out of food.”

New Online: Recent Updates to Finding Aids and Digital Images Available Online (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: New Online: Recent Updates to Finding Aids and Digital Images Available Online. “As our archives staff work on an ongoing basis to arrange, preserve, describe, and make available to the public the materials under our care, we spotlight new additions to the website in a regular feature from Out of the Stacks. The quarterly column lists new and revised finding aids recently made available online. We close out the piece highlighting fresh uploads to the Texas Digital Archive, our repository of electronic items.”

Plano Magazine: Girl Scout Gives New Life to Plano African American Museum

Plano Magazine: Girl Scout Gives New Life to Plano African American Museum. “Zara Jones, a senior at Plano West Senior High, has been a Girl Scout since she was a Daisy Scout in Kindergarten. She is now working toward earning her Gold Award with a project that spotlights the history and contributions of African Americans in Plano and around the United States. The Gold Award is Girl Scouts’ highest honor, earned by less than six percent of Girl Scouts. On Feb. 20 Zara launched the digital Plano African American Museum.”

San Antonio Magazine: San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum Opens this Month at La Villita

San Antonio Magazine: San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum Opens this Month at La Villita. “After sharing a building with Hope House Ministries for nearly three years, SAAACAM decided to relocate the museum’s educational galleries to a more centralized location. The archives, which include collected photographs and oral histories, also are being processed so they can be available for public access at Texas A&M University San Antonio.”

Longview News-Journal: East Texas Oil Museum announces launch of digital photograph archives

Longview News-Journal: East Texas Oil Museum announces launch of digital photograph archives. “The East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore has been preserving city, local and regional history for more than 40 years. And now, the museum has announced a new, more modern step in its mission to collect and share items, photographs and more from the East Texas Oil Boom. In addition to viewing historical photos inside the museum, visitors can now view digital copies — carefully cataloged and researched — online.”

State of Texas: Texas Film Commission, Texas Archive of the Moving Image Launch Texas Film Round-Up Online Exhibit

State of Texas: Texas Film Commission, Texas Archive of the Moving Image Launch Texas Film Round-Up Online Exhibit. “The Texas Film Commission and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) today announced the launch of Wave to the Camera, the newest online exhibit from TAMI. Wave to the Camera features edited compilations of more than 100 home movies digitized via the Texas Film Round-Up, an award-winning program that discovers, preserves, and shares the stories of Texans by digitizing and providing access to their obsolete media. Wave to the Camera is TAMI’s first exhibit for Google Arts & Culture, an immersive educational platform, and can be accessed online.”

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas Library and Archives Foundation Launches New Website and Online Book Store

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Texas Library and Archives Foundation Launches New Website and Online Book Store. “The new website includes a selection of Texas Treasures from the State Archives, such as the 1836, Texas Declaration of Independence, one of the first designs for the Lone Star Flag, William Barrett Travis’s famous letter from the Alamo, and a selection of historic photographs, newspapers, publications, maps, and documents. A variety of free research opportunities can be found at TSLAC, including not only library and archival collections, but also more than 75,000 photographs, vital statistic indexes, county tax rolls and records, city directories, historic newspapers, free access to online genealogy research sites such as Ancestry.com for Texas residents, and much more.”

Texas State Library and Archives: Texas Digital Archive is 5 years old

Texas State Library and Archives: Texas Digital Archive is 5 years old. “The Texas Digital Archive was born with a special appropriation by the Texas Legislature in the 2015 session. Aside from an acute need (TSLAC staff had requested the project the two previous sessions), the impetus to act was the transfer to the Archives of the Governor Perry records. That records transfer in January 2015 included more than seven terabytes of data in electronic format. The project also launched with about 18 terabytes of digital audio files of recordings from Senate meetings. From that initial 25 terabytes of data, the Texas Digital Archive has grown to include 69 terabytes, representing over 5.4 million unique files.”

New Online: Recent Updates to Finding Aids and Digital Images Available Online (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: New Online: Recent Updates to Finding Aids and Digital Images Available Online. “As our archives staff work on an ongoing basis to arrange, preserve, describe, and make available to the public the materials under our care, we spotlight new additions to the website in a regular feature from Out of the Stacks. The column lists new and revised finding aids recently made available online.”

KTRE: Texas Film Commission announces statewide Texas Film Round-Up

KTRE: Texas Film Commission announces statewide Texas Film Round-Up. “The Texas Film Commission (TFC) today announced that the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is offering a statewide Texas Film Round-Up mail-in event for the entire month of October. Individuals, businesses, and institutions are invited to submit their Texas-related films and videotapes to TAMI for free digitization in exchange for contributing a digital copy of their materials for possible inclusion in TAMI’s online archive.”