WWI UK History, WWII Canada History, Native American Poets, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, November 5, 2021


Salisbury Journal: The Ogilby Muster First World War online archive set to launch. “The Ogilby Muster (TOM) is being launched tomorrow (Wednesday November 3) following a four year project funded by a LIBOR grant from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Salisbury-based Army Museums Ogilby Trust. It is an online platform which provides access to archives held in regimental museums across the UK – preserving the experiences and memories of those who served in the First World War for future generations.”

Canada Newswire: Digitized Photos and Newsreels Offer Glimpse Into Lives of Canadians During WWII (PRESS RELEASE). “This Remembrance Day, Ancestry®, the global leader in family history, is encouraging Canadians to build deeper personal connections with their families’ lives during the world wars, by providing free access to two Canadian World War II record collections that are new to the site, including video newsreels and photographs featuring photographs of men and women who served in the Canadian Forces during the conflict.”

Library of Congress: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and New Resources from the Library of Congress. “‘Living Nations, Living Words’ is Harjo’s signature project as U.S. Poet Laureate. With an emphasis on poetry, and sharing and elevating the voices of living Native poets, the project consists of two main components: a story map and a poetry collection. Together, they present works by 47 Native poets that explore the themes of place and displacement, as well as the ‘touchpoints’ of persistence, resistance, acknowledgment and visibility.”


Smithsonian: National Museum of American History Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Acquisition of Julia Child’s Kitchen With Virtual Events. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will commemorate the 2001 acquisition of Julia Child’s Kitchen with a series of virtual food history offerings in November. Toni Tipton-Martin, editor-in-chief of Cook’s Country magazine and noted food author, will headline the events beginning Nov. 4 when The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts will present her with their annual award. On Nov. 12, Tipton-Martin will host a virtual salon. Both events will feature trailblazing women discussing the importance of recovering and sharing food histories that have been ignored and overlooked for too long.”


The Verge: Twitch’s new Animals livestream category may give you that fuzzy feeling. “Twitch is giving streamers who focus on furry friends a place to group their streams with its new Animals, Aquariums, and Zoos category, which may just end up being the greatest page on the internet. The company says that the category, launched as part of its Animal Week, is meant to bring together a bunch of streams from zoos, conservation projects, and animal owners that had been spread out over the site, making it easier for people to find them.”


University of Southern Mississippi: Stuart Edits Book on Economics Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums. “The book covers the five most important areas in the development and sustainability of collaborative LAM projects: the digital environment; collaborative models; education; funding issues; and alternate sources of funding. Responding directly to the issue of a lack of adequate funding for maintaining and providing access to cultural heritage resources globally, the book argues that cultural heritage institutions must seek creative methods for funding and collaboration at all levels to achieve shared goals.”

Breaking News Ireland: Irish start-up campaigns to build world’s largest database of accessibility information. “Irish start up Access Earth has launched a public investment campaign to build the world’s largest database of accessibility information. The database would include maps of towns and community spaces which would help people with disabilities access the areas more safely and with stronger confidence. It is estimated that 15 per cent of the world’s population is registered as having a disability, with Europe being home to 135 million people with disabilities.”


University of Arkansas: ‘Dot Coms to Pipe Bombs’: Terrorism Research Center Studying Offline and Online Extremism. “Researchers at the University of Arkansas’ Terrorism Research Center were recently awarded $893,721 from the National Institute of Justice to study online radicalization and domestic violent extremism in the United States. The three-year project is one of the most comprehensive investigations to date examining risk factors for violent, non-violent, and cyber extremism, spanning across multiple terrorist ideologies — extreme right-wing, extreme left-wing, and radical Islamic terrorism.”

TechRepublic: US government orders federal agencies to patch 100s of vulnerabilities. “In the latest effort to combat cybercrime and ransomware, federal agencies have been told to patch hundreds of known security vulnerabilities with due dates ranging from November 2021 to May 2022. In a directive issued on Wednesday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) ordered all federal and executive branch departments and agencies to patch a series of known exploited vulnerabilities as cataloged in a public website managed by CISA.”


Oklahoma State University: OSU English professor receives $250,000 grant for writing software. “Dr. Stephanie Link, an Oklahoma State University Department of English professor, created a software program that helps people learn how to write for scientific publication, earning her one of the largest grants ever received by an OSU English faculty member. The $250,000 Partnerships for Innovation grant from the National Science Foundation will fund Link’s research for two years while she works to improve the software, ‘Dissemity’ — for disseminating research with clarity. The intelligent tutoring system helps emerging scientific writers understand the conventions of published empirical studies, thus making it easier for them to write their own manuscripts.”

Brookings Institution: How to measure and regulate the attention costs of consumer technology. “Software does not get bored, tired, or overwhelmed, but we do—and when we do, software is often designed to prey on us. Without recognizing and potentially regulating for engagement maximization in technology, we may increasingly lose de facto ownership of our own attention through seemingly minute, but pervasive digital incursions.”

The Conversation: How children are being targeted with hidden ads on social media. “When presented with content marketing, it is nearly impossible for children to immediately recognise the posts’ persuasive intent. And while young adults might be able to recognise that the posts are advertising, they find it much harder than older people to resist being persuaded. So neither group is likely to make the mental counter arguments needed to resist being taken in by content marketing.” Good morning, Internet…

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