RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Florida Magazines, 18th-Century Recipes, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, May 25, 2019


House Beautiful: Chelsea Flower Show 2019: RHS and Google launch new online exhibition. “You may not have managed to get your hands on a ticket to the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, but Google’s digital exhibition gives everyone the chance to learn about its history. Showcasing a unique collection of paintings, illustrations, images and original posters, the exhibit delves deep into the changing face of the world’s greatest flower show, starting at the very beginning.”

From the State Library of Florida’s Facebook Page: “Our State Publications section has just completed scanning and uploading the full run of the magazines Florida Heritage (published 1993-1999) and Florida History & the Arts (published 2000-2007).”

Dalhousie University: Cooking Soup And Catching Rats, 18th‑Century Style. “How to cure the bite of a mad dog. How to dye silk. How to make ginger beer. A remedy for a cough. These are just some of the recipes you can discover in Early Modern Maritime Recipes, an online database that’s about way more than baking a cake. The Early Modern Maritime Recipe database was created by Lyn Bennett, associate professor of English at Dalhousie, Edith Snook, English professor at the University of New Brunswick, and a team of student researchers and scholarly technologists. The fully searchable database contains 497 recipes from the Maritimes, almost all of which were written before 1800.” The Maritimes is a coastal section of eastern Canada; Rough Guides has an overview.


Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter: New Transcription Workflow: African American Civil War Soldiers. “African American Civil War Soldiers recently launched a new workflow to complete the transcription of the military records of all Black men who fought for the Union army, beginning with the famous 54th and 55th Massachusetts regiments.”


Poynter: 3 steps to determine whether a medical study is newsworthy. “Recently, Journalist’s Resource attended Health Journalism 2019, the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), in Baltimore, Maryland. One of the sessions we attended, titled ‘Begin Mastering Medical Studies,’ offered pointers for deciding which research is worth covering. This tip sheet summarizes key points made by during the session by Tara Haelle, an independent health journalist and AHCJ topic leader for medical studies.”


Business News Wales: £1 Million for Museums, Archives and Libraries in Wales. “In addressing the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Wales Annual Conference last week, the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord-Elis-Thomas, announced that museums, archives and libraries in Wales will benefit from nearly £1 million Welsh Government capital funding to develop and enhance their facilities and services.”

Vietnam+: Vietnam to manage coffee quality through new database. “The database will assess how Vietnamese coffee farmers understand and adopt good practices for sustainable coffee production following a pilot programme held in Di Linh district in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong with the participation of more than 8,500 coffee households.”


Phys .org: One year on, EU has 145,000 data law complaints. “One year after the entry into force of landmark EU rules to better protect personal data, nearly 145,000 complaints have been registered, an initial assessment revealed on Wednesday.”

BBC: Wikipedia petitions ECHR over Turkey ban. “Wikipedia is taking Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over a two-year ban imposed on the site in the country. The Wikimedia Foundation says it filed the petition on the grounds that a ban on its online encyclopaedia violated the right to freedom of expression.”


PLOS: PLOS Journals Now OPEN for Published Peer Review. “Starting today, ALL PLOS journals will offer authors the option to publish their peer review history alongside their accepted manuscript! We’ve been excited to make this announcement, and make major strides towards a more open publication process, since last fall when we signed ASAPbio’s open letter committing to transparent peer review options.”

Newswise: New study shows crowdsourced traffic data could save lives. “A new UCI-led pilot study finds, on average, Waze ‘crash alerts’ occur two minutes and 41 seconds prior to their corresponding California Highway Patrol (CHP)-reported crash. These minutes could mean the difference between life and death.”

CBR: University of Bradford Uses HPC System to Build 3D Models of Lost Heritage Sites. “Archaeology researchers at the University of Bradford are using a combination of crowd sourcing and its first high performance computing (HPC) system to create 3D models of historical landmarks which have been severely damaged or completely destroyed.” Good morning, Internet…

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