Italy Cultural Heritage, January 6, Internet Archive, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, July 28, 2021


Google Blog: Italy’s capital of culture: Parma. “Beyond being the capital of iconic food such as Parmigiano and Prosciutto, Parma is a city of incredible cultural heritage that gained the prestigious title of ‘Italian Capital of Culture for the year 2020’ but had to put a year-long calendar of events on hold due to the pandemic. Eighteen months later, the city is ready to celebrate its cultural heritage with the world on Google Arts & Culture.”

ProPublica: Video Evidence Shown in the Capitol Insurrection Criminal Cases . “ProPublica and a coalition of 15 other news organizations including The Washington Post, The Associated Press, CBS and NBC have been suing for access to the video exhibits shown in the criminal cases against the accused Jan. 6 rioters. The coalition has been arguing for access before a series of federal judges in the District of Columbia, and the Department of Justice has been sending us new videos as we win our applications. Below we’ve organized these videos by case, and they are shown exactly as given to us by the DOJ. We’ll add more videos as we get them.”


Internet Archive Blog: Internet Archive Joins IDS Project for Interlibrary Loan. “The Internet Archive is pleased to announce it has joined the The Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project, a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative whose 120 members include public and private academic libraries from across the country. As a member of the IDS Project, the Internet Archive expands its ability to support libraries and library patrons by providing access to two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable interlibrary loan (ILL) fulfillment. ”

CNET: Twitter tests new banner to show when accounts are suspended or locked . “Before now, if your Twitter was suspended or locked you’d receive an email. But you might not check it before sending a tweet. Now, Twitter doesn’t leave any room for guessing what’s wrong with your account thanks to the new banner.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB5005392 and KB5005394 emergency patches for Windows printer and scanner problems. “There have been a spate of problems with printing in Windows recently, including issues introduced by updates from Microsoft. The most recent problems came for people who installed updates released this Patch Tuesday. Some found they were unable to print or scan after installing the updates, and now Microsoft has released a couple of out-of-band patches — KB5005394 for Windows 10 and KB5005392 for Windows 7.”


Daily Sabah: Turkey reviews Germany’s model for social media regulation. “Turkey is analyzing Germany’s model for its social media regulation that is expected to be submitted to Parliament by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in October, Hürriyet daily reported on Monday.”

PC Gamer: Tencent is now using facial recognition to stop children in China from gaming all night. “Late-night gaming sessions for Chinese children are going to be much harder now that Tencent, China’s largest tech company, is using facial recognition to stop kids from gaming after bedtime.”

TechCrunch: Citizen’s crime livestreams are no substitute for local journalism. “The neighborhood crime-watch app Citizen is covertly hiring journalists to livestream on the app at crime scenes for $25 per hour through third-party websites. I’m tired.”


Smashing Magazine: Making A Strong Case For Accessibility. “Accessibility is often overlooked or bolted on to the end of a project from the experiences in Todd’s career in web development and design. The case for accessibility is something we as people who create and build things for the web should be implementing and advocating for from the inception of a project to the release or handoff and beyond.”

The Conversation: Low- and middle-income countries lack access to big data analysis – here’s how to fill the gap . “We are two mathematicians at the University of Colorado Boulder and are part of a project called the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis that is working to develop statistical infrastructure across the world. The goal of the program is to help build data science infrastructure in developing nations. In 10 countries and counting, we have started ‘stat labs’ – academic centers that train young statisticians to collaborate on important local statistics projects.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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