Hawaii Biodiversity, WWI, Medieval History, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, August 4, 2017


University of Hawaii: Unseen Archival Footage from Eddie Kamae Films to Debut. “Historic and previously unseen footage shot by the late musician and filmmaker Eddie Kamae for his “Listen to the Forest” documentary will be available to the public online through the efforts of ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻuloha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi to preserve, digitize, and catalog archival footage from the making of 10 award-winning documentaries by Kamaʻe and his wife, producer Myrna Kamae.”

Library of Congress: Library Launches Free WWI Webinar Series. “The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100thanniversary of the United States’ entry into The Great War with a new free, online webinar series highlighting some of the Library’s most remarkable World War I resources, including documents, photographs, maps, and personal stories collected through the Veterans History Project.”

Stanford: Stanford team brings medieval texts to a contemporary audience. “Curated by Stanford faculty and students, the GMS is an online, interactive collection of medieval texts and their translations. It primarily features shorter texts – never before translated into English – and offers non-experts a gateway into the literature of the Middle Ages.”

Smithsonian: A First: New Website Reveals Origin Of Genetic Samples And Date Collected. “For the first time, a new public database will link genetic data with records of where and when the samples it was taken from were collected, making it easier for researchers to share and reuse genetic data for environmental and ecological analyses. The resource, called the Genomic Observatories Metadatabase (GeOMe), was developed by researchers at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in collaboration with researchers at California State University Monterey Bay5, UC Berkeley and six other museums and research institutions.”


TechCrunch: Facebook fights fake news with links to other angles. “Facebook will become the suggester of perspective to avoid being the ‘arbiter of truth’. It’s rolling out ‘Related Articles’ that appear below news links to stories lots of people are posting about on Facebook, or that are suspected to be false news and have been externally fact checked by Facebook’s partners. ”


Lifehacker: The Best Livestreams for Watching the 2017 Total Eclipse. “Numerous organizations, including NASA, will be livestreaming the eclipse online for those of us indoor people. Below is a list of some of the main websites and apps you can use to stream this once-in-a-century astronomical sight. Just be sure you have Bonnie Tyler queued up and ready to go.”

National Genealogical Society: That Time of Year Again – Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best FREE Website for Genealogy in 2017. “Every year Family Tree Magazine creates a list of 101 Best FREE websites for genealogy. The list is broken down into categories and these do change somewhat year to year.”

The Next Web: lets anyone create their own personal websites by importing their Facebook. “If you don’t have the time to create your own website, and feel is a bit too limited, you might want to check out Emaze, which allows you to create your own personalized homepage in seconds simply by importing data from your social media profiles.”


Xinhua: Indonesia to work with Google in fight against cyber terror attack. “Indonesia will cooperate with Google to counter spread of radicalism in cyber media following a spate of suicide attacks in the country which used internet as a facility, a minister said on Friday.”


The Next Web: Italians are so bad at passwords that Google is hosting workshops for them. “The Mountain View giant will collaborate with the Italian Data Protection Authority and the Communications Regulatory Authority to launch Digitali e Responsabili (trans: digital and responsible) – a portal dedicated to illuminating users of the importance of civic education in the digital age.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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