A translated news release FROM NOVEMBER and I missed it — apologies to the National Library of Greece! National Library of Greece: Access to millions of electronic items from the National Library. “These sources consist of e-books and magazines as well as databases . They cover a wide range of fields, such as Archeology, Education, Science, Religion, History, Classical Philology, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Arts, Psychology, etc., with a particular emphasis on Greek and Humanities in general. Sources also include information material such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and biographies.”
Lifehacker: Take This Yale Course on the ‘Science of Well-Being’ For Free. “If one of your 2020 goals is to work on more productive habits and increase your own happiness in life, Yale might be able to help you get there. Yale is offering its course on ‘The Science of Well-Being’ online through Coursea for anyone to take, provided you have an internet connection.”
Noupe: HTML forms: Learn how to create them like a pro. “The comments companies receive from these contact pages can affect their road maps. Have you ever wondered how these forms work? Let’s take a look at them together, beginning with the basics and ending with more advanced topics.” They weren’t kiddin’. This is a deep dive.
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
CNN: Senior US officials say there is widespread opposition within the Trump administration to targeting cultural sites in Iran. “Two senior US officials on Sunday described widespread opposition within the administration to targeting cultural sites in Iran should the United States launch retaliatory strikes against Tehran, despite President Donald Trump saying a day before that such sites are among dozens the US has identified as potential targets.”
ARRL: Yahoo Groups Shutdown has Ham Radio Interest Groups Seeking to Save Content. “Web application developer Andy Majot, K5QO, of Sellersburg, Indiana, took the initiative to download archives of Yahoo Groups devoted to individual ham radio gear and uploaded them to his personal website. ‘I hope to have them hosted in perpetuity for future hams to use,’ Majot told ARRL. ‘It should be noted that I backed up groups regardless of whether they are living on in other platforms; I wanted to snapshot the groups as they were on Yahoo prior to their deletion.'”
Times of India: Historian of Mumbai seeks archive-museum for it. “Mumbai should have a museum of its own where an archive of the city comprising private papers, photographs and ephemera could be built, the noted historian of the metropolis Jim Masselos said on Thursday.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
Vox: Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews. “A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn’t expect much to change.”
TorrentFreak: All DMCA Notices Filed Against TorrentFreak in 2019 Were Bogus. “In previous years we’ve received erroneous complaints from the likes of Amazon, Electronic Arts, Disney, Entertainment One, Vertigo Films, Magnolia Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount, and even BBC Worldwide. This year we can add more. According to Google’s Transparency Report, in 2019 Google received a further 11 DMCA takedown notices targeting our domain, sent on behalf of Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, and sundry others. All of them were completely bogus.”
Wired: The Most Dangerous People on the Internet This Decade. “For years, WIRED has assembled a list of the most dangerous people on the internet. In some cases these figures represent dangers not so much to public safety, but to the status quo. We’ve also highlighted actual despots, terrorists, and saboteurs who pose a serious threat to lives around the world. As the decade comes to a close, here’s our list of the people we believe best characterize the dangers that emerged from the online world in the last 10 years—many of whom show no signs of becoming any less dangerous in the decade to come.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
University of Nottingham, as I continue to delve up things I missed in December: The MRI story safely preserved after huge archive project . “The MRI Collections Project was undertaken by Manuscripts and Special Collections (MSC) to catalogue, preserve and selectively digitise the papers of the Nobel Prize winning physicist Professor Sir Peter Mansfield and two other scientists involved in the development of MRI at Nottingham, Professor Raymond Andrew and Professor Brian Worthington. The project was funded by the Wellcome Trust.” It looks like the catalogues have been put online but the archives themselves have not, which is why this is here and not in New Resources. Good evening, Internet…
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