WWI, Google, Yahoo, THOMAS, More: Wednesday Morning Buzz, November 13, 2013

Amazon is giving free access to some huge NASA data sets.

More WWI records for New Zealanders and Australians are going online. “The Discovering Anzacs website, developed by the National Archives of Australia, goes live today and Archives New Zealand will make their World War 1 records available on the site from April next year.”

Larry Ferlazzo has a fairly extensive list of the best resources for learning about Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Google has reopened the wait list for Google Glass.

More Google: it has announced that you can now save attachments directly to Google Drive. I like this in theory, but I don’t want my Drive to get a messy as my e-mail box.

More More Google: it is now offering Tour Builder for Google Maps. “Creating a tour is easy: give it a name, add an introduction photo and a quick description. Then search the map for where your story begins and drop a placemark. Describe each place and embed photos & videos as you guide people through your story. You can dive into Street View or pick the perfect 3D view to show off your adventure.”

Twitter is rolling out the ability to make custom timelines on Tweetdeck. And an API. Because, you know, its current API support is so good.

Yahoo is testing images on the right side of search results.

The Next Web has an article on seven services for taking back control of your inbox. I think mine is pretty much doomed.

Government info wonks: THOMAS.gov will start redirecting to Congress.gov next week.
“To help ease the transition for users from THOMAS.gov to the new site, the Library has offered a variety of trainings and demonstrations – both online and in person – for various federal agencies, congressional staff, educational groups and the public. The Law Library of Congress and the Library’s Education Outreach division have conducted sessions for law libraries and high school social studies teachers. Congress.gov online trainings are ongoing, with trainings currently scheduled for Nov. 14, Jan. 16, March 11 and May 15. To register, go to beta.congress.gov/help. For more information about the transition, please visit congress.gov/about.”

Meanwhile, over in my skull, my brain has finally figured out that one Karen Carpenter song. Good morning, Internet…

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Posted on November 13, 2013, in morningbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Many digitised NZ WWI records are already available via Archives New Zealand’s catalogue Archway http://archway.archives.govt.nz .
    The WW100 website http://ww100.govt.nz & Auckland Museum’s Cenotaph database http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/locations.aspx? are also well worth a look.

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