Texas Oral History Locator Database, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Digital Forensics, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, May 11, 2022


Baylor University: Texas Oral History Association, Baylor University Libraries Launch Initiative to Locate, Make Accessible State’s Collections of Oral Memoirs. “A new statewide initiative of the Texas Oral History Association (TOHA) and the Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH) seeks to create a publicly-accessible listing of all known oral history collections in Texas thanks to a new project called the Texas Oral History Locator Database, or TOLD.”

e-flux Announcements: New website and digital archive. “The MIT List Visual Arts Center is thrilled to unveil a refreshed brand identity and a new website housing a robust digital archive with materials dating back to our opening in 1985 and designed with the best practices in web accessibility for the visual arts. This priority is best exemplified by the addition of our Exhibiting Artist Index where you can browse over 800 artists the List Center has presented since its founding in 1985.”

NIST: NIST Publishes Review of Digital Forensic Methods. “The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review. This draft report, which will be open for public comment for 60 days, reviews the methods that digital forensic experts use to analyze evidence from computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.”

Scoop NZ: New Zealand’s First Database On Youth Leadership Opportunities Launches During Youth Week 2022. “Whether it’s becoming a youth MP, joining a youth advisory panel, or partaking in youth leadership conferences locally or abroad, the Rangatahi Leadership Opportunities Database seeks to level the playing field by making access to information on youth leadership more transparent, fair, and equitable for all young people.”


Deadline: Channel 4 Strikes YouTube Deal; Sky Arts Series; Post-Production Launch; WBD Spain Series; Indielab — Global Briefs. “British broadcaster Channel 4 has signed a deal with YouTube to put 1,000 hours of programming on the Google-owned streaming platform…. Shows will begin rolling out this month and include 8 Out Of 10 Cats; Location, Location, Location; Nikki Grahame: Who Is She?, SAS: Who Dares Wins and The Dog House.”

MakeUseOf: Firefox Has Turned 100: See What’s New. “It’s been over a month since (March 2022) Google released Chrome 100, and now Mozilla has followed suit. Firefox 100 is finally here with some interesting new features and enhancements. The latest version of Firefox has been rolled out across Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS platforms.”


Florida International University: FIU awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant to highlight contributions of Miami’s Black residents. “The grant will help provide enhanced access to the papers of Dana A. Dorsey, a successful businessman known as Miami’s first Black millionaire. At the project’s conclusion, implemented data collection methodologies and access strategies will be analyzed and shared through a white paper to help establish best practices in the field. The paper will include plans for potential partnerships and will identify additional resources, collections, organizations, and individuals to help expand the work.”


Utrecht University: Marc Bierkens, UYA member Niko Wanders, and National Geographic Society to map global freshwater reserves . “Utrecht water and drought experts Marc Bierkens and Utrecht Young Academy member Niko Wanders announced the launch of the World Water Map project, in cooperation with the National Geographic Society external link. Over the next five years they will be mapping the global water supplies and demands, and identifying ‘hotspot’ areas where water scarcity is most prevalent.”

Monash University: TronicBoards: Making STEM accessible for people with intellectual disabilities. “TronicBoards, created by researchers from the Faculty of Information Technology (IT), are a range of customised colour-coded printed circuit boards with large controls and recognisable symbols adapted to facilitate easy circuit making for diverse intellectual abilities.”

University of Exeter: Efforts to take fake news and misinformation in Africa must take account of the continent’s unique “pavement media”, study shows. “The spread of fake news through ‘pavement media’ in Africa means the continent needs unique techniques to tackle the spread of misinformation, a new study says. Discussions about current affairs in marketplaces, places of worship, bars, and other social spaces, and through songs, sermons, and graffiti form a key part of the media ecosystem in Africa.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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