Kindle, Twitter, Livers, New Orleans, More: Big Morning Buzz, October 13, 2012

The Kindle Owner’s Lending Library is coming to the UK, Germany, and France, Amazon has announced. “Authors will earn money every time their book is borrowed from any of the lending libraries – in September, authors earned $2.29 per borrow, which is more than many KDP books earn per sale.” Wow. I no longer feel bad about borrowing!

Twitter lists: 101 Twitter accounts for Canadian journalism students.

Google announces 42 new online historical exhibitions. “The stories have been put together by 17 partners including museums and cultural foundations who have drawn on their archives of letters, manuscripts, first-hand video testimonials and much more.”

More Colorado photography: a new online collection for Golden, Colorado.

New York State’s oldest gay newspaper is now available in an online archive. 438 issues, January 1971 to April 2011.

Winston Churchill archive has been archived, but it’s too rich for my blood…

The John F. Kennedy Library has released 7 more boxes of records.

WordPress 3.5 Beta 2 is now available.

The National Institutes of Health has launched a free database of drugs associated with liver injury. “LiverTox has a searchable database of about 700 medications available in the United States by prescription or over the counter. Over the next few years, another 300 drugs will be added.”

New Orleans has a new Web app to show the status of blighted properties in the city. It’s in beta at

Did you get kicked by Kickstarter? Roll your own crowdfunding with Selfstarter. “Selfstarter is an open source starting point for building your own ad-hoc crowdfunding site. It was put together by Lockitron after they were turned down from Kickstarter.”

Carnegie Hall has begun digitizing its archives. And on that note (hyuk) I say, good morning, Internet…

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