Getty Library Blog: New Getty Research Portal Virtual Collection: Anatomy and Art. “Announcing the Getty Research Portal’s newest Virtual Collection, Anatomy and Art, to accompany the Getty Research Institute exhibition Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy (February 22 – July 10, 2022), organized by guest curator Monique Kornell. The Virtual Collection brings together 128 records of fully digitized art history texts from 10 Portal contributors.”
Delaware Historical Society: Delaware Historical Society Debuts Public Digital Collections. “Delaware Historical Society (DHS) announces the launch of their new digital collections platform. The nonprofit has begun digitizing collections to enhance access to DHS resources for local, regional, and national audiences. It offers access to primary source information to everyone from researchers, teachers and students, as well as to the general public.” The collections are in progress and more content will be added over time.
From the University Of São Paulo and Google-Translated from Portuguese: Platform brings together unprecedented bibliographic collection on urban transformations in Brazil. “A bibliographic database that gathers published information, under different editorial formats, about the various dimensions of the Brazilian urban area. This is the UrbanData-Brasil platform , an initiative that brings together references from more than 1,500 books, 7,900 articles, 1,000 papers, 6,000 monographs, theses and dissertations, launching on March 28, at 2 pm, and broadcasting live on CEM’s Youtube channel.”
TWEAKS AND UPDATES
Google Blog: Sign up today for Code Jam’s 2022 competitions. “Google’s longest-running coding competition, Code Jam, is back for its 19th season. Code Jam to I/O for Women is also returning for a ninth year, bringing together women programmers from around the world. In both competitions, developers tackle algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers — all while building their network, sharpening their coding skills and even winning some prizes.”
CNET: Twitch Launches Revamped Reporting Tool to Better Respond to ‘Hate Raids’. “Twitch is updating its reporting tool to make it easier for members to flag behavior that violates the platform’s standards. Launching next week, the feature’s ‘simpler, more intuitive design’ will allow users to cite the specific reason they are flagging content and include menus based on whether you’re reporting a VOD, clip or live content.”
PR Newswire: Lost Women of Science Launches Second Podcast Season (PRESS RELEASE). “The Lost Women of Science Podcast Series announced today the launch of its second season, A Grasshopper in Very Tall Grass. The season will focus on the life and work of Klára Dán von Neumann, who played a crucial role in the development of computer programming as we know it today. The mission of Lost Women of Science is to tell the stories of remarkable female scientists who were not recognized for their achievements during their lifetimes.”
MakeUseOf: 8 Chrome Extensions to Track Your Web Time and Activity. “Without so many distractions available online, it is really challenging to avoid wasting your time on social media or entertainment sites. Though visiting these sites can be relaxing and fun, it’s worrying if it is eating up your productive time. Luckily, there are Chrome extensions that can track your web time, showing how much time you spend on these distracting websites. Below, we mention the eight best Chrome extensions to track your web time.”
SECURITY & LEGAL
Ars Technica: How Big Tech lost the antitrust battle with Europe. “Like Proton, many companies across Europe are pinning their hopes on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the EU’s first overhaul of the rules that govern competition on the Internet in 20 years. It is one of two major pieces of technology legislation in the works in Brussels; the other is the Digital Services Act (DSA), which will cover areas such as privacy and data use.”
JD Supra: DOJ Issues Website Accessibility Guidance – Key Questions Remain Unanswered. “Almost twelve years after it first proposed to issue website accessibility regulations, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 18, 2022, published ‘Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA.’ The new nonregulatory guidance offers little assistance to the business community on the two undecided questions that have fueled the ever-rising volume of litigation: whether and under what circumstances commercial websites need to be made accessible and what it means to be accessible.”
RESEARCH & OPINION
TheMayor: Dublin to train AI to transcribe 19-century historic records. “Today, local authorities in Dublin announced the new ‘Transcription Week’ event, which will take place between 28 March and 1 April. During the event, hundreds of volunteers will transcribe 18- and 19-century municipal documents that will later be made available to the public…. Furthermore, the work from the volunteers will be used to train an Artificial Intelligence programme, that will be used to transcribe even more documents in the future.”
Tech Xplore: ‘Off label’ use of imaging databases could lead to bias in AI algorithms, study finds. “Significant advances in artificial intelligence (AI) over the past decade have relied upon extensive training of algorithms using massive, open-source databases. But when such datasets are used ‘off label’ and applied in unintended ways, the results are subject to machine learning bias that compromises the integrity of the AI algorithm, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin.” Good morning, Internet…
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