Google, Fonts, New York City, More: Saturday Morning Buzz, March 22, 2014

The London borough of Merton is getting a digital photo archive. “Up to 15,000 images covering over a century of local history as part of the Merton Memories project will be launched at Morden library on Saturday, March 22.”

Pinterest is now available in Hindi (it wasn’t before?)

The Vatican Library will digitize its archives and put them online. “Working with the Japanese technology group NTT Data, the library intends to scan and digitally archive about 1.5 million pages from the library’s collection of manuscripts, which comprises some 82,000 items and 41 million pages. The initial project will take four years and may be extended.”

If you do too much of this, it’s dithering. But sometimes it really is necessary: Type Connection helps you find matching typefaces. “Start by choosing a typeface to pair. Like a conventional dating website, Type Connection presents you with potential ‘dates’ for each main character–without the misleading profile photos and commitment-phobes. The game features well-known, workhorse typefaces and portrays each as a character searching for love.”

Amit Agarwal continues his reign of grooviness by howing how to schedule Gmail messages with a Google Sheet.

More Google: Google has worked with the NYPD to put together the New York City Crime Map.

More More Google: Google can now solve geometry problems.

Genealogy search engine Mocavo has added some new features.

This sounds cool: Reddit is planning to offer embeds for breaking news discussions.

Did you know there was a “Pinterest for education”? Learnist is getting a refresh. 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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