Kodak has sold assets of its microfilm products and equipment business to Eastman Park Micrographics. Kodak will continue supplying current microfilms, as well as to provide service and support for microfilm equipment and Eastman Park Micrographics will take over Kodaks data conversion services business, which converts data between analog and digital formats. Read more on Kodak.com.
The Cincinnati Railroad Club is digitizing its 70,000-item collection, a project estimated to take three years to complete. Most non-copyrighted materials will be available online, including geomapping of the librarys thousands of original photographs. Read more on BizJournals.com.
Newport Beach Library is considering a revamp that would maintain the most of the library’s current services, but ditch the books. The proposal is a reflection of the economy and patron habits. Read more on the LATimes.com.
The city of Chicago is relocating about 1,200 graves from the 161-year-old Bensenville cemetery to expand O’Hare International Airport, but not without controversy. The city hired a genealogist to track down the closest living relative for those currently occupying the graves, but isn’t contacting every descendant, leaving some family members in the dark about their ancestor’s final resting place. Read more on the ChicagoTribune.com.
Season one of “Who Do You Think You Are?” is now available on DVD. Re-watch all your favorite celebrities discover their roots on NBC’s family history hit. Read more on BroadwayWorld.com.
If you missed any of the simulcast RootsTech conference sessions, you can now watch them on-demand at RootsTech.org. Bonus video interviews with conference speakers are now on the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel.