University of Maryland Newspapers, Armenia Periodical Collection, International Space Station, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, February 1, 2022


University of Maryland Archives: Enhancements To The UMD Student Newspapers Database. “The University of Maryland Archives is pleased to announce the addition of eight new titles, Ha-Koach, Expression, Hanoori, Public Asian, and its three predecessor papers (14%, 15%, and Asian Voice), and La Voz Latina, to the Student Newspapers Database as well as expanded access to The Diamondback.”

Armenian Mirror-Spectator: Press Collection of the Vienna Mekhitarist Library Is Now Online. “The Vienna Mekhitarist Congregation’s journal collection and its portal website are now live, featuring digitized Armenian press published between 1794 and 1920, in a free and accessible format. To date, the online library of the Mekhitarist press and its corresponding databases have been endowed with more than 400,000 pages of digitized Armenian newspapers and periodicals from the rich collection of the Mekhitarist Monastery of Vienna.”

Globe Newswire: New ISS National Laboratory Tool Expands Visibility of ISS-Related Educational Resources (PRESS RELEASE). “The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory, today announced the release of a new online tool for educators called Expedition Space Lab. This tool is designed to provide educators with easy access to ISS-related lessons, activities, and other resources to integrate into their curriculum.”

University of California: New publication helps youth evaluate post-high school ‘pathways’. “The ‘Pathways to Your Future’ curriculum invites high school-aged youth – and their families – to map their unique situations and passions before embarking on their own road. Whereas similar guides might convey advice on a one-way street, this free download outlines a “hands-on” experience – in school settings or out-of-school programs – to help young people steer toward their best post-high-school education, training and career options.”


BBC: Google slammed over ad-cookie replacement flip-flop. “Google’s ‘indecision’ over what system it wants to replace cookies has been criticised by some in the ad industry. It comes as the technology giant said an interest-based user-tracking system, Topics, would now replace its earlier proposal, Floc.”


PC Magazine Australia: How to Free Up Space in Google Drive. “Have you gotten a warning that your Google Drive storage is almost full? If so, it’s time to identify files that take up a lot of room, decide which ones you can delete to free up space, and maybe block people from sharing files with you in the future.”


CNN: Wordle-spoiling bot taken down by Twitter. “Twitter has suspended an annoying bot that automatically responded with the next day’s solution when people posted their Wordle scores on the platform.”

New York Times: The Meaning and History of Memes. “Memes didn’t start with the internet. Some linguists argue that humans have used memes to communicate for centuries. Memes are widely known as conduits for cultural conversations and an opportunity to participate in internet trends (trust us, the Times is on it). Even if you’re not extremely online, you’ve probably participated in a meme trend, knowingly or not.”


Publishers Weekly: With AAP Reply, Legal Battle Over Maryland Library E-book Law Intensifies. “In a January 28 court filing, lawyers for the Association of American publishers doubled down on their claim that Maryland’s library e-book law is clearly preempted by the federal Copyright Act, and said supporters of the law are seeking to ‘unravel decades of federal legislation and jurisprudence that delineate the contours of copyright law.'”

The Register: Attack on Titan: Four Japanese Manga publishers sue Cloudflare. “Four major Manga publishers are set to sue internet-grooming firm Cloudflare, on grounds its content delivery network facilitates piracy of their wares. The four companies – Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa – together dominate the market for Japanese comics and own many iconic properties.”


Food Navigator: ‘Beyond the usual suspects’: Report scrapes social media to identify emerging trends. “Founded by former Google executive, Alon Chen, and former tech leader at SimilarWeb, Eyan Gaon, the solution predicts changing consumer needs based on over 78,000 restaurants and delivery menus, 20 billion social interactions, and 115,000 home recipes online.”

Nature: How to fix your scientific coding errors. “When it comes to software, bugs are inevitable — especially in academia, where code tends to be written by graduate students and postdocs who were never trained in software development. But simple strategies can minimize the likelihood of a bug, and ease the process of recovering from them.” Good morning, Internet…

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