IOP Publishing: ResearchGate and IOP Publishing partner to increase the visibility of academic content. IOP Publishing is the publishing arm of the Institute of Physics. “ResearchGate and IOP Publishing (IOPP) today announce a new collaboration agreement to explore ways to support the scientific community through syndication of IOPP peer reviewed scholarly content on ResearchGate’s platform…. The agreement – which marks the first time a physics society publisher has made its content available on the platform – will initially run for 12 months. Over 36,000 full text articles will be uploaded from open-access (OA) journals Environmental Research Letters, Materials Research Express and New Journal of Physics and hybrid journals Biomedical Materials, Classical Quantum Gravity, Physica Scripta and J Phys B.”
Campaign Brief Asia: Tribal Worldwide Singapore And National Library Board Launch Curiocity To Inspire Greater Appreciation For Singapore’s Identity & Heritage. “Tribal Worldwide Singapore has collaborated with the National Library Board (NLB) to launch Curiocity, an initiative designed to inspire greater appreciation for Singapore’s identity and heritage by eliciting a sense of curiosity and wonder in the hidden stories and facets of Singapore’s past. Everyone is invited to discover and engage with Singapore’s history through a series of creative installations, treasure hunts and talks for all ages, complemented by a digital storytelling website.”
India Today: Will innovative database on ‘Indian Land Laws’ make a tangible mark among citizens? Dr. Jagdish Chandra Rout explains. “Since India is an agrarian economy with over 60% of its populace dependent on cultivable land for livelihood and sustenance, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has reportedly pioneered the launch of a database… on Indian Land Laws (claimed to be the first of its kind). It keeps in view the pivotal role played by land as a prime economic resource.” I poked around the site for a few minutes. You have to have an account to see legislation details but it’s easy to sign up. I was VERY impressed with the design and UI of this site. Great job.
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
Ars Technica: Google wants to make it easier for you to send yourself files. “Google recently released a feature that allows users to quickly send data, like photos or documents, to a nearby person with a Chromebook or Android device. Now, it appears developers are working on updating that feature so users can easily send data across their own devices.”
9to5 Google: Google changes the white noise sound on Nest Hub, Assistant speakers & people are upset. “People like using their Google Assistant Smart Displays and speakers to play white noise before sleeping. Google earlier this week changed the white noise ambient sound and there has been an onslaught of complaints from Home/Nest users.”
MakeUseOf: The Best Photogrammetry Software (Free and Paid). “There are tons of photogrammetry software, each with its own unique set of features. Whether you’re planning to create a map or a 3D model of some real-world object, there’s a program out there that will fit your needs. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best photogrammetry software available, both free and paid. We’ll also highlight some of their benefits and drawbacks to help you make an informed decision.”
AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD
Heidelberg University: Catalogue Of Sources And Works By The Composer: Franz Liszt Digital. “A long-term project under the leadership of Prof. Dr Christiane Wiesenfeldt from Heidelberg University’s Department of Musicology aims to compile a digital catalogue of all sources and works by composer Franz Liszt (1811 to 1886) and make them freely available online.”
Search Engine Journal: Can Google’s Help Documents Be Trusted?. “Google admits its help documents aren’t always up to date and says it’s worthwhile doing your own research on recommended best practices. This topic is discussed during the latest episode of Google’s SEO & Devs web series on YouTube, which is all about whether official help documents can be trusted.” The content comes from a video but it’s got a thorough article accompanying it.
New Yorker: How Tumblr Became Popular for Being Obsolete. “Tumblr is something like an Atlantis of social networks. Once prominent, innovative, and shining, on equal footing with any other social-media company, it sank under the waves as it underwent several ownership transfers in the twenty-tens. But it might be rising once more. Tumblr’s very status as a relic of the Internet—easily forgotten, unobtrusively designed, more or less unchanged from a decade ago—is making it appealing to prodigal users as well as new ones.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
TASS: Russia’s turnover-based fines for Google, Meta amount to 5% of income. “A peace court in Moscow imposed a minimal turnover-based fine equaling 5% of annual income on US companies Meta and Google, according to recently published rulings. According to the document, published late on Monday, the judge ‘sees no grounds to impose a penalty below the statutory minimum.'”
RESEARCH & OPINION
Analytics India: Google AI’s plan for 2022 and beyond. “Despite AI’s evolution during the past few years, the technology is still believed to be in its beginning stages, undergoing heavy research to uncover more efficient and accessible implementations with less computational power and training involved.”
OTHER THINGS I THINK ARE COOL
KPIX: San Francisco Library Receives $2M To Expand Services For Incarcerated. “The San Francisco Public Library received a $2 million grant to expand services for people incarcerated locally and nationally from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation last week. The grant will support a collaboration between the library and the American Library Association, according to a news release shared Thursday by the office of San Francisco Mayor London Breed.” Good morning, Internet…
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