Concert Archives, Tom Kromer, Clermont Lee, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, April 26, 2022


New-to-me, from The Crimson: Concert Archives is the ‘Goodreads’ Concert-Lovers Never Knew They Needed. “Similar to the way Goodreads creates an interactive and archivable reading experience, Concert Archives is a hybrid platform that allows users to catalog every concert they have attended on the app or website. In an interview with us, founder Justin Thiele describes it as the ‘home for concerts to live beyond just the time that you’re at a concert.’ Part crowd-sourced database and part social media, Concert Archives provides music lovers an innovative and unique way to find community while displaying their love of live music.”

Huntington Herald-Dispatch: Decades after his death, Marshall students archive forgotten Huntington writer’s work . “”Students at Marshall University got a chance this semester to embrace Appalachian literature, while also making sure a Huntington writer will not be forgotten again. Michael Martin and Krys Smith, sophomores at Marshall, said they signed up for professor Stefan Schoberlein’s Appalachian literature class this spring expecting to read books and take quizzes, but the professor had other plans in mind after he heard of writer Tom Kromer on NPR.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Savannah’s pioneer female landscape architect Clermont Lee transformed our public spaces. Now you can see her drawings online. “Drawings by Georgia’s first female landscape architect Clermont Lee are now publicly available online thanks to a collaboration between the Georgia Historical Society and the Digital Library of Georgia. From 1940 through the mid-1980s, she made landscape designs for clients in Savannah, Georgia, and throughout the Southeast.”

Motherboard: Every Teen in the US Can Now Get Free Access to Banned Books. “Books UnBanned is a teen-led initiative from [Brooklyn Public Library] that aims to push back against recent attempts to remove reading materials from schools and libraries in the U.S. By giving people ages 13 to 21 a library card, the program is providing access to BPL’s digital catalogs regardless of location, with the hope of reaching marginalized teens who frequently find themselves targets of bigoted and racist attacks.”


How-To Geek: What’s New in Chrome 101, Arriving Today. “Chrome hit the big 100 in March 2022, but the celebration is over now. We’re back already with another release in April. Chrome 101 includes more improvements to the new download UI, saving Tab Groups, and the password manager. Let’s take a look.”


Library of Congress: Library of Congress Acquires Papers of Award-Winning Playwright Neil Simon. “The Library of Congress has acquired the manuscripts and papers of playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, the most commercially successful American playwright of the 20th century.”

CNN: Here’s what Elon Musk has tweeted over the years … about Twitter. “Following a whirlwind few weeks marked by a very public back-and-forth between Musk and Twitter, the company said Monday that it had agreed to sell itself to the world’s richest man in a roughly $44 billion deal that will take it private. The deal, which is expected to close this year, puts a new spotlight on the billionaire’s ever evolving and sometimes erratic views towards Twitter over the years, many of which he has shared on Twitter itself.”


CNET: Musk, Twitter Must Comply With EU Rules, Official Says. “While some people wonder what changes might come to Twitter after Elon Musk on Monday struck a deal to purchase the social media platform for $44 billion, the European Commission is warning that Musk ‘must comply’ with its rules, specifically the Digital Services Act.”


MIT News: Estimating the informativeness of data. “Not all data are created equal. But how much information is any piece of data likely to contain? This question is central to medical testing, designing scientific experiments, and even to everyday human learning and thinking. MIT researchers have developed a new way to solve this problem, opening up new applications in medicine, scientific discovery, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence.”

Consumer Reports: How to Delete 100,000 Emails From Your Gmail Account in Two Days. “All told, I had a bit more than 20GB of email in my inbox, well past the 15GB limit for free account storage. If I wanted to avoid paying Google another $30 this year to maintain more than a decade’s worth of junk, I had to act fast. So about a week ago, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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