Ask a Curator, Maine (and Minnesota), Google, Gardening, More: Morning Buzz, September 19, 2012

In addition to being Talk Like a Pirate Day (arr matey), it’s Ask a Curator Day, a day you can ask questions of museum and gallery curators on Twitter. Visit the Web site for details on how to participate.

Now available: the Piedmont Virginia Native Plant Database. Tons of search options.

The state of Maine has created some new mobile-friendly tools for voters. There’s a new tool for Minnesota voters, as well.

Google has updated its Analytics API.

More Google: TechCrunch has a roundup post about changes to Google+ Hangouts .

Proof that there really are search engines for everything — here’s a search engine for dress codes in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

Congratulations to New Zealand’s Picture Wairarapa, which now has 10,000 images in its online database.

Penn Museum has a new online exhibit on Iraq’s ancient past. “The website features material from the exhibition, opening October 25, and tells the story of the discovery and excavation of the Royal Cemetery at Ur in modern-day Iraq.”

Vanderbilt has joined the Coursera initiative. I like the sound of “Innovation Strategy: Managing Innovation and Creativity in Individuals, Groups, and Organizations” … that’s one of Vanderbilt’s first round of courses.

Hey, this is nice. Got extra seeds and planting materials? Want to pass them on to someone who can use them? There’s a new resource for you. Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

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

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