University of Arkansas: New Digital Collection Celebrates History of Campus Buildings. “The Libraries Special Collections Division and Digital Services Department have teamed up to create the digital collection Campus Life and the Life of the Campus: 150 Years on ‘The Hill’ in celebration of the U of A’s sesquicentennial. The collection contains 114 digitized objects documenting the transformation of the U of A’s buildings and spaces over the last 150 years.”
PPA: Numéro Netherlands launches new digital edition with Exact Editions. “The Dutch magazine Numéro Netherlands, the counterpart of the French Magazine Numéro, focuses on features pieces on fashion, art, culture, and lifestyle. The magazine has created a digital edition in partnership with London based digital publishing company, Exact Editions.”
CNET: 13 suicide and crisis intervention hotlines to call or text when you need help. “This guide outlines many different organizations in the US (some service other countries as well) that can provide support, resources and counseling, whether you are in a crisis situation or not. This list is not exhaustive, and it’s worth Googling to find any local services available where you live as well.” Of course if you or someone are in immediate crisis, call 911, do not wait. And also: don’t feel bad if you need to call or text one of these services. These are unprecedented times and most of us need a boost. NO SHAME.
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
Business Mirror: Online forum crosses intersection between art and activism. “Artist groups pushing for social justice converged to examine how art and activism cross paths to rally and protest against oppressive regimes. In the recent online forum, titled ‘Intersections of Art, Activism and Social Justice in the Philippines,’ several art movements discussed their roles in critical discourse and protest movements from the Marcos dictatorship to the Duterte administration.”
Oil City News: Consultant Finds Western History Center Staffing ‘Unsustainable,’ Collection In ‘Disarray’ . “The report highlighted several issues with the WHC’s organization and collection, such as improper storage of archival materials, being limited to on-site visits to ‘research, discover and access collection materials,’ and the lack of resources — ‘human, financial, physical and intellectual’ — to best operate and preserve the archive.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
Hartford Courant: Judge orders blogger who frequently criticizes Hartford Police Department to turn over laptop as part of civil suit . “A Connecticut judge has ordered blogger Kevin Brookman — a frequent critic of the Hartford Police Department — to turn over his laptop and cellphone as part of a police lieutenant’s quest to identify and sue anonymous commenters who disparaged him on Brookman’s site.”
BBC: WhatsApp issued second-largest GDPR fine of €225m. “WhatsApp has been fined €225m (£193m) by Ireland’s data watchdog for breaching privacy regulations. It is the largest fine ever from the Irish Data Protection Commission, and the second-highest under EU GDPR rules. Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, has its EU headquarters is in Ireland, and the Irish regulator is the lead authority for the tech giant in Europe.” €225m is about $266.5 million USD.
RESEARCH & OPINION
EurekAlert: New archaeological discoveries highlight lack of protections for submerged Indigenous sites. “New archaeological research highlights major blind spots in Australia’s environmental management policies, placing submerged Indigenous heritage at risk. The Deep History of Sea Country (DHSC) project team have uncovered a new intertidal stone quarry and stone tool manufacturing site, as well as coastal rock art and engravings, during a land-and-sea archaeological survey off the Pilbara coastline in Western Australia.”
Future of Privacy Forum: FPF And Mobility Data Collaborative Release Resources To Help Organizations Assess The Privacy Risks Of Sharing Of Mobility Data. “The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and SAE’s Mobility Data Collaborative (MDC) have created a transportation-tailored privacy assessment that provides practical and operational guidance to organizations that share mobility data, such as data from the use of ride-hailing services, e-scooters, or bike-sharing programs. The Mobility Data Sharing Assessment (MDSA) will help organizations assess and reduce privacy risks in their data-sharing processes.”
OTHER STUFF I THINK IS COOL
BBC: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2021 finalists revealed. “A seal that appears to be giggling, a baboon that looks like it’s singing and a very angry starling – this year’s finalists show animals in comedy moments snapped by photographers from around the world. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards were founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam, both professional photographers and passionate conservationists.” Good evening, Internet…
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