Photography, Scorecards, Vaccination Laws, Adidas, More: Mindbendingly Random Morning Buzz, February 28, 2013

Wow, Geekosystem spotted a Dragon Magazine collection over at the Internet Archive.

Photographer Lee Miller’s work will be made available in an online archive starting in April.

I must have been under a rock and missed the White House announcement of the college scorecard database. “The interactive College Scorecard gives students and families five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment.”

A new database of British citizens who owned slaves is now online. “Researchers at University College London spent three years compiling a searchable listing of thousands of people who received compensation for loss of their ‘possessions’ when slave ownership was outlawed by Britain in 1833.” The list has about 46,000 people.

Now available: a State Vaccination Requirements and Exemption Law Database from data gathered in 2011. “The primary objective of this project was to prepare a complete and comprehensive database of state laws pertaining to immunization requirements and exemptions. To that end, the LexisNexis Academic search engine was used to search statutory and administrative materials for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, using the search term “immunization” together with other relevant terms. That search retrieved 1,991 laws whose characteristics were coded in the database by project staff. This data collection comprises a data file with the coded information and a ZIP archive which contains 1,991 PDF files with the full text of the laws.”

The University of California, Irvine has a new digital archive.

I had no idea there was large-scale Italian immigration to Scotland starting in the late 19th century. Soon you’ll be able to visit an archive all about it.

Thanks Nice Kicks for the tip that adidas has launched an online archive. Also I am now going to have Run DMC in my head all day. Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

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

Posted on February 28, 2013, in morningbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That must be a VERY interesting British slaves archive! Worth two mentions! (grin)

    As always, your posts are superb, fascinating, please keep up the good work!

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