US News & World Report: WVU Center Lands Another Grant to Digitize Newspaper Archive

US News & World Report: WVU Center Lands Another Grant to Digitize Newspaper Archive. “The West Virginia University Libraries’ West Virginia & Regional History Center received a nearly $202,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to keep digitizing newspapers published in the state from 1790 to 1923.”

WVNews: Gov. Justice announces new Facebook fiber-optic network project

WVNews: Gov. Justice announces new Facebook fiber-optic network project. “Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that a Facebook subsidiary plans to build a fiber-optic network across the state, stretching from Virginia to Ohio. The project, which should begin sometime this year, will stretch about 275 miles across West Virginia. The project will take about a year and a half to two years to complete. It will be a part of a larger, 600-mile ‘long-haul’ project.”

DPLA: Digital Virginias is now a DPLA Hub

DPLA: Digital Virginias is now a DPLA Hub. “We are pleased to announce the launch of a new service hub, Digital Virginias, which offers more than 58,000 items for research and exploration. Digital Virginias, created by organizations from both Virginia and West Virginia, is the newest hub to join the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Originally a content hub, the University of Virginia has now joined with regional partners George Mason University, William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University to create a combined set of historical materials for the region.”

Herald-Mail Media: Jefferson Co. Museum collection on new website

Herald-Mail Media: Jefferson Co. Museum collection on new website. “The Jefferson County Museum’s county history collection now is available online. Internet users can view the museum’s collection of objects, images, documents and publications through a searchable online database… The online collection includes digital images of thousands of artifacts and photographs.” This is Jefferson County, West Virginia.

WSAZ: Website tracks how West Virginia spends taxpayer money

WSAZ: Website tracks how West Virginia spends taxpayer money. “You can track how state government is spending every dollar of your taxes, and the website is revealing spending habits of different state departments, including the highly scrutinized Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. The West Virginia State Auditor spoke to the Cabell Commission Thursday about a new website that tracks every dollar spent in real time.”