Lemurs, GIFs, Tennessee, More: Afternoon Buzz, July 30th, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine: making animated GIFs from historical photos. “This summer, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), in partnership with Imgur, is rolling out the Summer of Archives, a collection of historical pictures and moving images repurposed for the digital world.”

The Wellcome Library is teaming up with 9 UK medical libraries to digitize and display their archives. “Approximately 15 million pages of printed books and pamphlets from all ten partners will be digitised over a period of two years and will be made freely available to researchers and the public under an open licence. By pooling their collections the partners will create a comprehensive online library. The content will be available on multiple platforms to broaden access, including the Internet Archive, the Wellcome Library and Jisc Historic Books.”

Fascinating paper, quick read, if you’re interested in what happens when institutions open their online archives, check this out. How the Rijksmuseum opened up its collection.

Yelp is now going to let users upload video.

The Library of Congress has made 1000 of Warren Harding’s love letters available online. Eww. “The letters were written between 1910 and 1920 during an affair that began in 1905 between then-Ohio Lt. Gov. Warren Harding and family friend Carrie Fulton Phillips. The vast majority of the letters were written by Harding, many while he served in the U.S. Senate (1915-1921).”

The Google Maps API has improved its mapping imagery.

How much video gamer “pay to play” is happening on YouTube? Not that much.

The state of Tennessee is getting more digitized newspapers. “The TNDP will digitize another 100,000 pages of Tennessee’s microfilmed newspapers dating from the late 19th century to 1922. Since the project began in 2010, the UT Libraries, working in partnership with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, has digitized 200,000 pages from Tennessee newspapers dating back to 1849.”

And now, to announce a new online database of lemur records: a lemur slideshow. Good afternoon, Internet…

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