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Charles Ives, California Photography, Slack, More: Tuesday Evening Buzz, September 11, 2018

NEW RESOURCES

Yale University Library: Grammy Museum-funded digitization project brings rare Charles Ives performances to the world. “The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library has completed an eighteen-month project to digitize and stream online a collection of early, rarely heard performances of works composed by Charles Ives.”

UC Santa Cruz: Library digitizes over 6,000 photos from Pirkle Jones/Ruth-Marion Baruch collection . “Thousands of previously unseen photographs from The Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Collection at UC Santa Cruz are now available online to the general public, thanks to a collaboration between the campus library and the California Digital Library (CDL).”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

eWeek: Changes Coming to Slack Include Speedier Search, Help for Admins. “At its Frontiers conference here on Sept. 6, Slack detailed improvements coming to its core messaging platform and how it’s being used by a variety of companies to improve collaboration within internal groups as well as external partners.”

DigitalNC: The Laurinburg Exchange Now Digitized and Available Online at DigitalNC. “61 issues of The Laurinburg Exchange have been newly digitized and added to DigitalNC. These are the first issues from The Laurinburg Exchange to be added to our collection, covering dates and issues from August 1889 to December 1926. Published since 1882, The Laurinburg Exchange serves the readers of Laurinburg and Scotland County to this day. ”

TechCrunch: Facebook Lite adds additional crisis response tools. “Facebook Lite, the social network’s product for people in areas with low connectivity or limited internet, is making Community Help available to people in more than 100 countries. Facebook Lite uses less data, and installs and loads faster than the standard Facebook app. Facebook Lite also works on lower-end devices and slower internet networks.”

USEFUL STUFF

MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Bullet Journal Apps to Make Bullet Journaling Effortless. “You can turn any note-taking app into a Bullet Journal. But you have a lot less work to do if you start out with an app that comes with all the right ingredients for keeping a Bullet Journal. But where do you find such an app? Start with our list of five.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Donegal Now: National Museum of Ireland of Country Life explores devastating Spanish Flu outbreak from 100 years ago. “The public participation element of the programme will allow students, communities and individuals across the island of Ireland to share and archive their Spanish Flu stories… Stories submitted by the public will be linked to an online interactive map of Ireland, which will allow a global audience to view Irish experiences of the Spanish Flu.”

Gulf Digital News: Call to create database of highly qualified women
. “A CALL has gone out to create a database of highly qualified women in Bahrain as part of empowerment efforts. A need for such a database has risen from the importance of further expanding networks when looking for qualified women to take a seat on boards of directors.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Columbia Journalism Review: Press protections might safeguard Google’s algorithms, even from Trump. “Regulating algorithms might seem like entirely new legal territory, since Google and its cousins are only two decades old. But a newspaper case from 1974 has quite a bit to say about whether the government can control, under the First Amendment, companies’ algorithms and how they produce and organize information.”

The Quint: Aadhaar Database Compromised, Software Hacked . “A software patch that disables critical security features of the Aadhaar enrolment software has compromised the biometric and personal data of over a billion enrolled Indians, an investigation by HuffPost has revealed.” Good evening, Internet…

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4 replies »

  1. Pl see your report on India’s Aadhar card database. The Quaint is always publishing rubbish and one sided, unverified sensational news.Read denial from Aadhar authorities below:

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/uidai-dismisses-media-report-of-alleged-hacking-of-database/article24927333.ece

    Dr P Vyasamoorthy 040-27846631 / 09490804278

    I was unusually hyperactive on sss-global on 10th sep –> 8 messages from me; shouldn’t I reduce?

  2. Thank you so much for sharing the news about the Charles Ives initiative. My partner and I are singing the Ives 4th Symphony with the Houston Symphony Orchestra this week, and I know a couple hundred people who are likely to be interested in this effort. I have shared the article with our internal group.

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