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Anglo-Saxon Charters, US Department of Energy, Open Library, More: Monday Afternoon Buzz, July 16, 2018

NEW RESOURCES

British Library: Anglo-Saxon charters online. “In anticipation of the British Library’s major Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition, which opens on 19 October, we are delighted to have added the vast majority of our Anglo-Saxon single-sheet charters to our Digitised Manuscripts site. A full list of the 203 charters currently available can be downloaded here; we plan to add the remaining 8 charters in due course.” This article has a good overview of what Anglo-Saxon charters are if you aren’t familiar.

US Department of Energy: Online Access Point Provides Unprecedented Access to National Lab Researchers and Information. “Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially launched the Lab Partnering Service (LPS), an on-line, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national laboratories. This tool will provide industry with a more efficient way to harness technical expertise and intellectual property housed at DOE’s labs.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

The Open Library Blog: Search Full-Text within 4M+ Books. “When you search across 40M documents, it can be a challenge to find the one you’re looking for. One feature which Open Library has been missing is a way to limit Internet Archive’s full-text search to only include results from books on Open Library. So for the last two years, Open Library has patiently waited to take full advantage of full-text search for its users.”

Engadget: Twitter bans Russia-linked accounts following indictments. “The US’ indictment of Russian officers over the DNC hacks is having an effect… at least, on Twitter. The social network has banned accounts for both DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 in response to the indictment. In a statement explaining the suspensions, the company told Engadget that they were ‘connected to a network of accounts’ that had already been shut down for violating rules.”

Ars Technica: A look at Chrome’s new tab design . Not thrilled. “Chrome is getting a major redesign soon, and this week new changes have started to land in the Chrome’s nightly ‘Canary’ build. Google is launching a new version of Material Design across its products, called the ‘Google Material Theme,’ and after debuting in Android P and Gmail.com, it’s starting to roll out across other Google’s major products. On Chrome, this means major changes to the tab and address bar. Remember, this is just a nightly build, so things could change before the stable release. ”

USEFUL STUFF

CNET: 2018 British Open: How to watch, stream the golf event. “Golfers will be swinging to win the 147th Open championship in Scotland, which starts on July 19 and runs through July 22. Often referred to as the British Open, the event will see golfers take on the Carnoustie Golf Club in hopes of taking home part of the prize money, which Golf Digest reports to be a $10.8 million purse with the winner taking home $1.85 million.”

The Next Web: Quick guide to understand the hype around ‘deep learning’. “You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘deep learning’ bandied about in conversation, or maybe you’ve read about it in a post like this one. It seems like almost every tech conversation happening today somehow touches on the topic of AI, machine learning, or deep learning These technologies are coming into their own, and are poised to usher-in massive changes not only to the tech industry, but to every aspect of the global economy and society overall. But…what the heck does all of this mean?”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Hyperallergic: A Museum Is Already Planned at Thai Cave Where 12 Boys were Rescued. “Imagine having narrowly survived a two-week spelunking ordeal only to learn that your latest cave trauma will be the subject of your country’s most hotly-anticipated tourist attraction. Thai officials have announced plans to transform the cave complex in Thailand that 12 boys and their 25-year-old assistant coach were trapped in for more than two weeks into a museum. The initiative is being spearheaded by the leader of the rescue mission, Narongsak Osottanakorn, who is a former governor of the region.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Business Insider: Facebook is overflowing with groups offering pirated films — and it says it won’t do anything about it. This article may be paywalled. “Facebook Groups has a piracy problem — and the company says there’s nothing it can do about it. The social network is awash with numerous groups devoted to freely sharing pirated Hollywood movies with hundreds of thousands of users, Business Insider has found.”

Harvard Business Review: What You Need to Know About California’s New Data Privacy Law. “Late last month, California passed a sweeping consumer privacy law that might force significant changes on companies that deal in personal data — and especially those operating in the digital space. The law’s passage comes on the heels of a few days of intense negotiation among privacy advocates, technology startups, network providers, Silicon Valley internet companies, and others. Those discussions have resulted in what many are describing as a landmark policy constituting the most stringent data protection regime in the United States.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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