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The French State Online 1680-1793, Hamburg Open Science, Executive Education, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, October 13, 2020

NEW RESOURCES

EurekAlert: Interactive publication explores French theater during the Enlightenment and Revolution. “The MIT Press announced today the publication of Databases, Revenues and Repertory: The French Stage Online, 1680-1793 an innovative collection of original essays that explore an important initiative in the digital humanities, the Comédie-Française Registers Project (CFRP).” Free, not paywalled.

Hamburg News: Hamburg Open Science launches new platform. “The inter-university programme ‘Hamburg Open Science’ (HOS) has launched a new website in October that bundles the publications of 17 research institutions in Hamburg including those of the University Hospital Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). The results of publicly-funded research in Hamburg are easily found with free text searches. The Carl von Ossietzky State and University Library (SUB) is co-ordinating the platform in a bid to shape cultural change in academia and to promote transparency and interaction.”

Find MBA: Executive Courses, a New Directory of Executive Education Programs Worldwide, is Launched. “Executive Courses, a directory of executive education programs offered by top business schools around the world, has just launched. This new website includes extensive listings of thousands of open-enrollment courses, which can be sorted by topic or location. Users can also read articles about executive education and find information about individual business schools.”

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

Bleeping Computer: Microsoft Edge is getting a new ‘Web Capture’ annotation feature. “In Microsoft Edge preview builds, Microsoft has introduced a new tool called ‘Web Capture’ that will allow you to capture screenshots of the webpages and create web notes. With Web Capture feature, you can take screenshots to copy or share. You can also take full-page screenshots by scrolling to the bottom of the webpage.”

Engadget: Google is turning off the option to switch to classic Groups. “Google gave Groups a Material Design makeover back in March and made it the default experience a few months later in September. Back then, the tech giant still gave users the option to switch back to classic Groups in case they’re not very fond of the new version’s more modern looks. But now Google is removing that option completely, making the new Groups the only interface users can access.”

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Jewish Press: 180 Years of Australian Jewish Newspaper History Going Online. “A new initiative will digitize and open free digital access to 180 years of Australian Jewish newspapers, including over 200,000 pages from Jewish communities across the continent. The project is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia (NLA), the National Library of Israel (NLI), and the Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS).”

New York Times: Chinatown Museum Gets $3 Million After Fire Threatens Its Archives. “In January, a fire ripped through the upper floors of the Chinatown building that held the museum’s archives, endangering roughly 85,000 artifacts. Then the coronavirus pandemic, which had prompted a surge in anti-Asian harassment, also shut the museum down for months. But in late September, Nancy Yao Maasbach, the museum’s president, got a call with some good news.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Fast Company: DuckDuckGo, EFF, and others just launched privacy settings for the whole internet. “A group of tech companies, publishers, and activist groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, and DuckDuckGo are backing a new standard to let internet users set their privacy settings for the entire web.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

India Today: Google turns farmer with project Mineral, its robots are growing soybeans and strawberries. “The current venture Mineral focuses on sustainable food production and farming at large scales, with a focus on ‘developing and testing a range of software and hardware prototypes based on breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, simulation, sensors, robotics and more,’ according to project lead Elliott Grant.”

Indulge Express: Samsung’s annual AI forum goes online, will be streamed on YouTube. “Samsung Electronics will hold an artificial intelligence (AI) forum online next month. At this event, Samsung plans to share experts’ insights on future technologies related to human-like algorithms amid the pandemic.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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