December 14, 2017

Fast Facts: Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 312.8 Million on New Year’s Day

From the U.S. Census Bureau: As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the Jan. 1, 2012, total United States population will be 312,780,968. This would represent an increase of 2,250,129, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2011, and an increase of 4,035,430, or 1.3 percent, […]

Tulsa: George Kaiser Family Foundation Purchases Woody Guthrie Archives

From KRJH: The George Kaiser Family Foundation has recently purchased legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie’s comprehensive archives. The archives will be housed in the Mathews warehouse near Brady and Boston Avenue and include original musical recordings, books by and about Guthrie and personal journals. [Clip] The Woody Guthrie Center is slated to open in late […]

Nielsen: Tops of 2011 Lists (Digital Platforms, TV, Books, DVDs, Advertising)

Nielsen’s Tops of 2011: Digital …top online destinations and mobile platforms of 2011 Nielsen’s Tops of 2011: Television …the most-watched TV programs during 2011 Nielsen’s Tops of 2011: Entertainment …the top DVD and book titles of 2011 Nielsen’s Tops of 2011: Advertising …most effective TV advertisements of 2011

NARA Launches "Citizen Archivist Dashboard"

Direct to Citizen Archivist Dashboard From a Blog Post by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States: Did you know that many grade school children aren’t taught cursive handwriting anymore and can’t read cursive?  Help us transcribe records and guarantee that school children can make use of our documents.  I have transcribed one myself! Recognize […]

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts Begin Offering Online Chat Services

From The Third Branch: The Arizona Bankruptcy Court was the first bankruptcy court in the nation to offer information seekers the option of an on-line chat. “The court started live chat several years ago, as a result of a strategic plan initiative to better inform and educate the public,” said Arizona Bankruptcy Clerk of Court […]

Maine: Digitized Images: "Picturing Portland in the Digital Age"

From The Portland Press Herald Stored in the city tax assessor’s office for nearly 90 years, a remarkable collection of historic photographs of more than 10,000 Portland buildings is now being digitized so they can be readily accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. The three-year project, involving thousands of hours of work, is expected […]

Library of Congress Adds 25 Films to National Film Registry

From the Official LC Announcement: Spanning the period 1912-1994, the films named to the registry include Hollywood classics, documentaries, animation, home movies, avant-garde shorts and experimental motion pictures. Representing the rich creative and cultural diversity of the American cinematic experience, the selections range from Walt Disney’s timeless classic “Bambi” and Billy Wilder’s “The Lost Weekend,” […]

USDA Launches New Online Nutrition SuperTracker

From the USDA News Release: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today released USDA’s new nutrition SuperTracker. The SuperTracker is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource available at ChooseMyPlate.gov designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life to reduce their risk of chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight. [Clip] Consumers can access this free, on-line […]

Digitization: More Pennsylvania Newspapers Coming to Chronicling America

From the Lebanon Daily News: The Pennsylvania project has been awarded two grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities so far. In the first grant cycle, a selection of newspapers from Pennsylvania’s top population centers of the time period (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Lancaster) was digitized. It has been in the second cycle that […]