WHO, Bones, State Constitutions, More: Short Monday Buzz, December 16, 2013

The WHO has launched a new database with mental health information from WHO member states: “The database, established with support from a broad range of partners, allows visitors to tap into the health information of WHO Member States and other partners. Users can review policies, laws and strategies and search for best practices and success stories in the field of mental health.”

The Royal Irish Academy has published online a collection of scholarly resources going back to 1600. “Corpas na Gaeilge 1882-1926 and the Online Archive of Religious Texts 1600-1882 have been published as part of the academy’s Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge project.”

In Norway, all library books must be digitized … by law … ?

Wow: a digital library of the diseased bones of medieval Britons. “The Digitised Diseases website, to be launched on Monday at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, brings together 1,600 specimens, many from people with excruciating conditions including leprosy and rickets, from stores scattered across various university and medical collections. The original crumbling bones of some specimens now available in 3D scans are too fragile to be handled. The database is intended for professionals, but is also available free to members of the public who may be fascinated by the macabre specimens.”

Now available: a new online resource for learning about US state constitutions. ” You can search each state’s constitution, see their constitution in plain text, and download an mp3 of the constitution to listen to (it’s in lady robot-voice). There are also some features that make this site more useful than just googling “state constitution.” There’s a glossary of legal terms, a list on how the state constitutions are different from the US Constitution, and my favorite part, the personality types of each state based on its constitution.”

Gathering and Kickstarting: a new digital archive of hip-hop and bounce music in New Orleans.

How did I miss this? You can now create your own Street View? Now I need an Android camera. Good morning, Internet…

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