Google, Colorado, Philadelphia, Parking Tickets, More: Morning Buzz, October 16, 2012

Seven pilot sites have been chosen for a national digital archive project. “The Digital Public Library of America—a groundbreaking project that will make content in our nation’s archives and special collections digital, searchable and freely available—will launch pilot projects in seven states with $1 million in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.”

Google is expanding its Google box search test so that from one box you can find mail, docs, etc. I don’t know. This just feels icky to me. It’s also rare for me to search for things on Google itself that might have relevant results in my e-mail.

The state of Colorado now has a new online water quality database.

New open access journal eLife has published its first set of articles.

A new database on tribal governance is now available. “The Indigenous Governance Database, recently launched by the UA’s Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy, pulls together in one central location articles, case studies, videos and other resources focused on governance, sovereignty, leadership, and sustainable economic and community development.”

There is a new archive available documenting 500 years of German-speaking Jewish history.

Alistair Cooke’s Letters From America is getting an online archive (over 900 episodes!)

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, has started a new digital archive for the civil rights area of Birmingham in 1963.

Does the city of Los Angeles owe you a refund for a parking ticket? A new database will let you find out.

The city of Philadelphia has a new tool to compare the more than 400 K-12 schools in the city.

Another case of tapping Twitter to take the nation’s pulse — a Election Mood Meter. Right now my mood is pointing due Get It Over With. Good morning, Internet…

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