Civil Rights Activism, Ohio Digital Network, Virginia Woolf, More: Sunday Buzz, March 4, 2018


I found out about this collection from a lady on Twitter, whose mother is in it. From Florida Memory: Stephens Sisters Jail-In Papers, 1960 . “This selection of correspondence from the Patricia Stephens Due Papers (N2015-1) documents the historic 49-day ‘jail-in’ at the Leon County Jail in the spring of 1960 by eight students: sisters Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, Henry Steele, Angela Nance, William Larkins, Clement Carney and siblings Barbara and John Broxton. In addition to these letters, photographs from the Patricia Stephens Due Papers are also available online.”

State Library of Ohio: Ohio Digital Network Collections Debuts in DPLA. “The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the launch of the Ohio Digital Network. Today, over 90,000 new materials from Ohio Digital Network are now discoverable in Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Led by the State Library of Ohio and in partnership with Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), and Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Digital Network builds on strong digital collection efforts across the state including Ohio Memory and the Ohio Digitization Hubs project. The State Library is one of the eleven Ohio libraries and cultural institutions members with collections in the initial launch of the Ohio Digital Network.”

ArtNet: Virginia Woolf Was an Avid Photographer—and Now You Can See Her Work Online. “The photographs capture Woolf’s life at Monk’s House, the 17th-century cottage in East Sussex, England, where she lived with husband Leonard Woolf from 1919 until committing suicide in 1941. The albums start in 1890 and end in 1947. They include photographs taken by Leonard after Woolf’s death. They do not appear to be arranged in any particular order, with numerous blank pages interspersed amid the over 1,000 photographs.”

Sydney Morning Herald: Australian National University researchers discover lost literary treasure trove. “A literary treasure trove of 21,000 novels, novellas and short stories has been discovered in an archive of Australian historical newspapers. Associate Professor Katherine Bode at the Australian National University is calling for the public’s help to read and edit the forgotten titles collected on a new online database in the hope of finding the next Miles Franklin or Marcus Clarke.”


Baltimore Sun: Police officers’ names disappear from Maryland court case search database. “The names of arresting officers and other law enforcement authorities involved in cases have been removed from the state’s searchable public court database. Officers names vanished sometime Thursday from cases the officers were involved with. There was no announcement from the Maryland Judiciary, which did not immediately return messages seeking comment.”

Ars Technica: Code reveals Instagram may be close to launching voice, video chat features. “Instagram may soon add a new feature that keeps users in the app longer (if that’s even possible). According to a TechCrunch report, icons for ‘call’ and ‘video call’ lie buried in the Instagram and Instagram Direct APKs. This may signal that Instagram is close to debuting voice and video chatting options in its apps, features that have been rumored for the past couple of months. Instagram would not comment on the unearthed icons or its future plans.”


Eurasianet: Azerbaijani Government Taps Social Media to Woo Youth. “Last August, a new, Azeri-language media brand appeared on Facebook and immediately became a favorite among young Azerbaijanis. Bele Bele Ishler – roughly translated as ‘Stuff Like This’ – offers informative, lively social media videos on history and culture. In just six months, Bele Bele Ishler garnered 190,000 Facebook followers, a remarkable success by Azerbaijani standards.”

Poynter: FakEU: a roundup of the most interesting articles on misinformation from or about the EU. “Much of the global conversation around ‘fake news’ has centered around the United States. Yet increasingly it seems that actions in the European Union may have a more lasting effect on the misinformation ecosystem. For that reason, every fortnight starting today, we will be summarizing press coverage on the topic from or about the EU. To give Poynter readers perspectives they may not have encountered yet, we’ll be prioritizing articles written in languages other than English.”

California Hospital Association: CHA and HQI Form Partnership to Enhance Patient Safety Data Transparency. “CHA, the Hospital Quality Institute and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that they have formed a partnership to accelerate the reduction of medical errors and eliminate preventable deaths in California hospitals. The central focus of the partnership will be an innovative, publicly available digital dashboard of hospital patient safety data. Unlike other patient safety tracking systems, which typically rely on data up to two years old, the data available on the digital dashboard will be updated regularly and made available to patients and consumers via participating hospitals’ websites.”


The Citizen (South Africa): When social media lets criminals get off scot-free. “Gauteng police recently appealed to the public to think twice before sharing pictures and CCTV footage of crime scenes or suspected criminals on social media. Social media was potentially a helpful tool in curbing crime, but often it winds up influencing and compromising identity parades, said Lyttelton police spokesman Captain Dave Miller. ‘Any subsequent identification parade can be invalid because it is then considered biased,’ said Miller.”

BetaNews: Have I Been Pwned is now used by governments to check for data breaches. “Over the last few years, the website Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) has given people the chance to check whether their personal data was compromised in any data breaches. Now the site reveals that the UK and Australian governments are using its services to monitor official domains.” wow.

Kansas Public Radio: Kansas Commission Wants to Trim the State’s Criminal Registry. “States created registries in the 1990s to track the whereabouts of violent offenders released from prison. But some are now saying that the online database in Kansas has grown too big. Kansas News Service (link is external) editor Jim McLean recently caught up with reporter Celia Llopis-Jepsen to get the latest on efforts to scale it back.” Unfortunately this article is audio-only with no transcription. Good morning, Internet…

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