Random News and Snark That’s Been Sitting in My Text Editor for a Week: Evening Buzz, June 15, 2012

Wow. One person, eight years of effort: “It took about eight years for Dr. Karma Phuntsho to digitalise Buddhist literatures, histories, biographies and other religious texts. Dr Karma Phuntsho, a research associates with Cambridge University, has archived over three million pages of literatures using a cannon camera, in over 9,000 Gigabytes.”

For some reason Twitter has released a new logo. It appears to be a sparrow making a belly flop.

The Detroit Historical Society is going to launch an online database. “The online collection will feature over 6,000 pieces from the society’s 250,000-object collection, which ranges from 18th Century Native American artifacts to pieces of Detroit’s automotive history.”

Google has ended its legal dispute with French authors. “The Syndicat National de l’Edition, which represents more than 600 publishers, and the SGDL Society of Authors agreed with Google to end litigation over Google’s scanning of copyright- protected books without permission, according to two statements today. This means Google no longer faces French legal action over book scanning…”

Now available: an online museum of nursing in Australia.

Costa Rica has started a new digital library.

Oooh! Origami archive! Good evening, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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