Creative Commons, Google, Atlanta, More: Wednesday Morning Buzz, November 20, 2013

Creative Commons has noted the launch of the Open Access Button. It’s described this way: “a browser bookmark tool that allows users to report when they hit paywalled access to academic articles and discover open access versions of that research.” Nice.

Oo! Map wonks, genealogy wonks: Four free sites to find old maps.

Didn’t see this one coming: has teamed up with the Associated Press to bring AP archives online. “Available at, the voluminous card catalog of names and subjects links to more than two million records and more than one million AP stories spanning 1937 to 1985, a resource which took several years to prepare and digitize.”

Interesting: a Linux distro designed to look Mactastic.

Nice roundup from Noupe: free music for your videos and Web sites.

Danny Sullivan has a great article at Marketing Land, “Google’s Broken Promises & Who’s Running The Search Engine?” It is too easy – way too easy – to look at what’s happening at Google and compare it to what happened to Yahoo and AltaVista in 1999-2000-2001. Google is not invulnerable. No way.

More Google, ugh: Google Maps caught a murder investigation, and to Google’s credit they replaced the images very quickly.

Yahoo is shutting down its url shortener. Today.

More Yahoo: it is going to across the board encryption. “…we recently announced that we will make Yahoo Mail even more secure by introducing https (SSL – Secure Sockets Layer) encryption with a 2048-bit key across our network by January 8, 2014.”

Today we are announcing that we will extend that effort across all Yahoo products.
Georgia State University Library is digitizing Research Atlanta reports.

Meanwhile, over in my skull, my brain is having a little trouble with book titles. Good morning, Internet…

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