Star Wars, Science, Twitter, More: Saturday Afternoon Buzz, November 15th, 2014

Why yes, there IS an online archive of Star Wars art. I love the steampunk AT-AT.

UNESCO has launched the World Library of Science. “The library will be accessible to internet users everywhere in the world, at no cost. The majority of the content is for university-level students, giving them resources to ‘complement their learning’.”

Now available: an online archive of 1950s health and medicine broadcasts. “The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and New York Public Radio (NYPR) have digitized and released a treasure trove of 1950s WNYC radio broadcasts that feature significant voices from the past and provide a unique view of the medical and health concerns of American in the 1950s. The broadcasts brought lectures from the groundbreaking NYAM series Lectures to the Laity and For Doctors Only out of the halls of the Academy to a broad public audience, offering a new form of access to timely discussions on medicine, health, and culture.”

FamilySearch has added more good stuff. “Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed recordsfrom the US, BillionGraves Index collection; and the 389,387 indexed records from the South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 collection.”

Twitter wants to get back together with Google. If this happens – and I’m not optimistic – Google will soak Twitter. Twitter needs Google a thousand times more than the other way around.

UCLA has created a new tool to let searchers get California health statistics by zip code, city, or legislative district. “AskCHIS NE covers a wide range of health topics, including rates of health insurance, chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes, and behaviors like smoking and physical activity; quality of children’s health; and access to health care and mental health care; and much more.”

Microsoft has joined Instagram.

From Razor Social, a roundup of The best podcast software and tools.

Buffer, which I use every day, has a free eBook of Twitter tips available. Good afternoon, Internet…

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  1. Just wanted you to know I passed on the info about the World Library of Science to my three Liberian FB friends. One is a dean at a community college outside of Liberia’s capital, and a RN. Currently the schools/colleges are still closed, he is working with MSF. Another is a health screener upcountry. The third is a deacon in Liberia’s second largest city. He is also a former student of mine (Peace Corps days back in 1980/81….who went on to get a PhD in theology here in DC, sponsored by the Methodist church).
    Am so very hopeful the worldwide community will continue to do more for all those affected by wars and epidemics and poverty. Every human life is of value!

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