Medieval Music, Censored Japanese Books, French Revolution, More: Tuesday Buzz, July 11, 2017


From Medieval Musicology and translated from French: New Database: +6900 music manuscripts online – MMMOd. “Here is the first version of the database expected and promised for several years: Medieval music manuscripts online database! The purpose of this database is to bring together all western medieval musical manuscripts, the reproductions of which are published online.”

Asahi Shimbun: Archive of books censored before end of war can now be viewed. “More than a thousand books that demonstrate the Japanese government’s strict censorship of materials in the first half of the 20th century are now available for public viewing as digital archives at the National Diet Library (NDL) in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district.” About 200 of them are out of copyright and available for viewing online.

Age of Revolutions: Digitization Is The Order Of The Day At The Newberry Library. “Published between 1780 and 1810, the 30,000+ pamphlets of Voices of the Revolution represent an unparalleled corpus of material charting the political, social, and religious history of the French Revolution. For the project, two Newberry collections, the French Revolution Collection and the Louis XVI Trial and Execution Collection, have been digitized in their entirety. The pamphlets are of particular interest to scholars of the French Revolution, but their value is not limited to specialists of French or European history.”

Financial Tribune (Iran): Online Record of Sites With Disability Access. “An online database of historical and cultural places that have disability access will be launched in two weeks, according to the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.”


Memphis Daily News: Memphis Researchers Planning Big Upgrades to Online Genetics Database. “A pair of scientists in Memphis is using almost $2 million in grant money to make improvements to an online database and open-source software system called GeneNetwork, used by researchers to study genetic differences and evaluate disease risk.”


Social Media Examiner: How to Do a Facebook Live Split-Screen Interview. “Want to interview guests on your Facebook Live show? Looking for a tool that lets you bring a remote guest into your Facebook Live video? In this article, you’ll discover how to broadcast a Facebook Live interview with a split screen.”

USA Today: 15 awesome ‘Google Home’ tricks . “After saying the wake words ‘OK, Google’ (or ‘Hey Google’), ask a question or give a command, and you’ll hear a human-like female voice respond from its clear speaker — whether you want to hear a specific song, set a timer for the oven, or control your smart devices in your home (such as a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat). But you already know all this, you say? The following is a handful of lesser-known Google Home features, including a few tips and tricks, and hidden Easter Eggs.” Decent roundup.


The Indian Express: NCRB plans to create database on lynchings. “The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country every year, is planning to now collect detailed data on lynchings as well. If this is approved by the Union Home Ministry, the NCRB will collect country-wide data on lynching incidents annually, and record causes and analyse reasons for the same.”

Advertising Age: Hack: Publishers Game Facebook By Posting Pictures As ‘Videos’. “If you can’t beat the system, game the system. Facebook has made it clear that it will prioritize and reward publishers who post video on the platform. But publishers lacking in video content need not worry: One new tactic involves posting static images in video formats — like MP4 — in order to rake in the eyeballs.”


Telegraph: Jayden K Smith: Why you should ignore this Facebook hacker hoax. “Well-meaning users are sharing the message widely, but as with most viral Facebook posts, the message is a hoax. There is no evidence of any account with the name Jayden K Smith going on sprees of adding users, and even if there were, they would not be able to hack into an account just by becoming a friend.”

ABC News: Smart home device alerts New Mexico authorities to alleged assault. “A smart home device alerted authorities to an alleged assault at a residence in New Mexico earlier this week. Eduardo Barros was house-sitting with his girlfriend and her daughter Sunday night at a residence in Tijeras, some 15 miles east of Albuquerque. The couple got into an argument and the altercation became physical, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff Department’s spokesperson, Deputy Felicia Romero.”


Dat Project: Locking Science Open with Decentralized Scientific Archives . “Last year, we spoke at Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit and demonstrated Dat as a way to lock open scientific articles, data, and code together in one decentralized archive. The Internet Archive has been publicly calling for decentralized and distributed technology as a way to improve the health of the overall Internet, by locking data open. But what do we mean by ‘locking data open’ in the context of scientific archives?” Good morning, Internet…

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