LGBTQ Central Pennsylvania, Vermont Music Album Art, Tennessee Black History, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, August 13, 2022


Dickinson University: LGBT History Project Housed at Dickinson College Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Unveiling Digital Exhibit. “The LGBT Center of Central PA History Project is marking its 10th anniversary in August with the unveiling of an extensive digital archive for the public that opens a window on LGBTQ+ history in central Pennsylvania. The Project, which can be explored online, is a collaboration between Dickinson College’s Archives and Special Collections and the LGBT Center of Central PA.”

Vermont Biz: National Digital Archive project absorbs Vermont music album art. “Vermont Business Magazine The ‘Green Mountain Digital Archive’ (VT-GMDA) is a collaborative statewide initiative to bring Vermont’s digital cultural content to a highly visible national platform, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Big Heavy World, with the generous expert support of staff at Middlebury College, recently channeled digital images of approximately 5,000 Vermont-made musical recordings into this national digital collection.”

Middle Tennessee State University: Places and Perspectives: MTSU library collaborates on African American communities digital history project. “Long-lost history does not have to stay lost, as long as people are willing to work together to pinpoint the past. ‘Places, Perspectives: African American Community-building in Tennessee, 1860–1920’ is an ongoing project that combines the resources and expertise of James E. Walker Library with help from the Department of Geosciences, MTSU’s Center for Historic Preservation (CHP), and a dedicated group of community historians.”


MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Discover the Best YouTube Channels and Creators Recommended for You. “You’ve probably subscribed to a few channels already. Then YouTube has recommended a few others you might like based on that. But let’s face it, these are often quite bad. So if you’re sick of irrelevant YouTube recommendations for channels, you need to go away from its algorithm and find other ways to discover creators.”


Asbarez: Project SAVE Photograph Archives Announces Artist and Research Residencies. “As part of its ongoing new initiatives, Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives is launching residencies for artists and researchers. The residencies will take place twice a year and are by invitation only, for the time being. The first residency is planned for this fall.”

Engadget: Your favorite podcast might be making thousands for inviting guests. “Bloomberg has learned that podcast guests are routinely paying big money to appear on popular podcasts. Guestio, a marketplace for these deals, has seen huge transactions in the past six months. Four podcasters made $20,000 from charging for appearances, while one made $50,000. The most profitable show, Entrepreneurs on Fire, regularly charges $3,500 for guest spots and has sometimes taken a cut of product sales.”


Ars Technica: FTC aims to counter the “massive scale” of online data collection. “The Federal Trade Commission has kicked off the rulemaking process for privacy regulations that could restrict online surveillance and punish bad data-security practices. It’s a move that some privacy advocates say is long overdue, as similar Congressional efforts face endless uncertainty.”

NSW Government (Australia): National defamation reform for search engines and social media opens for comment. “Australians are invited to have their say on new proposals released today to modernise national defamation law for search engines and social media sites. NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman said the reforms, led by NSW, focus on the extent to which internet intermediaries should be liable for reputation-damaging material published by third party users online.”

BBC: Tiktok: Suspected gangs tout English Channel migrant crossings on platform. “Suspected people smugglers are using TikTok to advertise illegal entry into the UK via the English Channel. The BBC has found a number of people claiming they can guarantee safe passage and calm waters for £5,000. The Home Office said posts which ‘promote lethal crossings’ were unacceptable, but there are calls for more to be done to stop people-smuggling being advertised online.”


VentureBeat: University of Michigan data platform eases collecting, storing and securing information. “Imagine a data platform that can help improve community resilience to natural disasters, avoid potential supply chain disruptions and accurately predict infectious disease outbreaks. Those are among the goals of a new data platform being developed by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR), which was awarded a $38 million investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) earlier this year.”

Newswise: UCLA researchers use artificial intelligence tools to speed critical information on drug overdose deaths. “An automated process based on computer algorithms that can read text from medical examiners’ death certificates can substantially speed up data collection of overdose deaths – which in turn can ensure a more rapid public health response time than the system currently used, new UCLA research finds.”


Los Alamos National Laboratory: Math error: A new study overturns 100-year-old understanding of color perception. “A paradigm shift away from the 3D mathematical description developed by Schrödinger and others to describe how we see color could yield more vibrant computer displays, TVs, printed materials, textiles and more.” Good morning, Internet…

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