Wild Horse Management, North Carolina Newspapers, Political Cartoons, More: Friday ResearchBuzz, December 10, 2021


Nevada Today: Wild Horses and Burros Documents Available Online. “The University Libraries recently completed work on a yearlong project to preserve documents collected and scanned by Catherine Barcomb, former administrator of the Nevada Wild Horse Commission. Donated to the Libraries in December 2019 and covering over sixty years of history, these +3,000 documents capture the complex issues that surround wild horses and burros in the American West.”

DigitalNC: This week: 25 Titles including over 5,000 issues of The Wilmington Morning Star. “In following with our collaboration with, we have another large batch of newspapers this week!… While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.”

Daily Cartoonist: Comic Chronicles: According To Doyle. “Penn State University Libraries’ Eberly Family Special Collections is hosting a new digital exhibition titled ‘The World According to Doyle: Editorial Cartoons from The Jerry Doyle Papers at Penn State.'”

University of California Riverside: Wildfire dataset could help firefighters save lives and property. “The dataset can be used to simulate the spread of wildfires to help firefighters plan emergency response and conduct evacuation. It can also help simulate how fires might spread in the near future under the effects of deforestation and climate change, and aid risk assessment and planning of new infrastructure development. The open-source dataset, named WildfireDB, contains over 17 million data points that capture how fires have spread in the contiguous United States over the last decade. The dataset can be used to train machine learning models to predict the spread of wildfires.”


The Verge: Twitter acquires, shuts down Slack rival Quill. “Twitter has acquired Quill, a Slack rival in the business-focused messaging space, the companies said on Tuesday. The specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.”

Twitter Blog: 2021 #OnlyOnTwitter. “You really had to be there, but fortunately we made sure to capture the magic that lived #OnlyOnTwitter in 2021. Read on as we revisit some of the top global moments of the year. Note: We only feature one Tweet per account and we don’t consider Tweets that offer reward in exchange for followers or engagement.”


New York Times: In London, the Goldsmiths’ Company Gets Ready to Mark 700 Years. “The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, generally known as the Goldsmiths’ Company, is unusual among its 11 peers for still being directly linked to Britain’s goldsmithing industry… it is creating a digital archive of its 12,000-piece, centuries-old collection of silverware and jewelry as well as its extensive accumulation of design drawings and management and apprenticeship records.”

ABC News (Australia): National Film and Sound Archive announces 2021 Sounds of Australia inductees. “‘For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.’ These words from Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples were heard across the country when they were first uttered in 2008, as part of a formal apology on behalf of the Australian Parliament to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Now, they have been added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s (NFSA) Sounds of Australia for 2021.”

CNN: ‘TikTok changed my life.’ Real estate estate agents find huge success on the app. “During the height of the pandemic, real estate agents across the country discovered that social media platform TikTok was an ideal way to safely show prospective buyers homes. Now, some are saying the video app has revolutionized the way they sell real estate — and it is here to stay.”


The Verge: YouTube reveals millions of incorrect copyright claims in six months. “Over 2.2 million copyright claims hit YouTube videos before later being overturned between January and June of this year, according to a new report published by the company today…. The 2.2 million incorrect claims represent less than 1 percent of the more than 729 million total copyright claims issued in the first half of this year, 99 percent of which originated from Content ID, YouTube’s automated enforcement tool.”

Ars Technica: Verizon overrides users’ opt-out preferences in push to collect browsing history. “Verizon is automatically enrolling customers in a new version of a program that scans mobile users’ browser histories—even when those same users previously opted out of the program when it had a different name.”

Axios: Scoop: Over 200 papers quietly sue Big Tech. “Newspapers all over the country have been quietly filing antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook for the past year, alleging the two firms monopolized the digital ad market for revenue that would otherwise go to local news.” Good morning, Internet…

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