LOC, Civil War, South Georgia, More: Short Thursday Morning Buzz, December 19, 2013

Has ReCAPTCHA gone from digitizing books to identifying street addresses? Personally I still get words occasionally, which is good because some of those numbers are hard to read.

Dick Eastman has an article about a database of Civil War soldiers.

Nice! The Internet Archive now has a playlist maker!

The South Georgia Historical Newspaper Archive has added The Vienna News, with issues 1902-1918.

Joyce Valenza takes a look at phone scanners.

Google Glass has gotten a pretty extensive update. “Glassware’s also getting a major boost with the addition of Hangouts, for those of you that want to send SMS, chats or even video calls from your head, and YouTube for simple Glass video uploads. Apart from that significant feature boost, the Glassware for Google Play Music now offers explorers the ability to navigate by playlists or, if they’re All Access subscribers, radio stations.”

The Library of Congress has announced the latest additions to the National Film Registry. If you’ve never seen it, Midnight is a lovely movie and I highly recommend it. (It continually amazes me how many terrific movies were released in 1939.) Good morning, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

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

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