Aberlour Child Care Trust, Idaho Public Meetings, NPR Podcasts, More: Sunday ResearchBuzz, August 28, 2022


University of Stirling: Historic children’s home archive opens with donation from former resident. “The archive is the result of a year-long project led by a team of University experts, who carefully restored, preserved and recorded hundreds of historic documents from Aberlour, including administrative records, case files, annual reports, photographs and issues of the charity’s magazine. Now fully searchable and open to those who have personal or family connections to Aberlour and to researchers, the archive provides a detailed record of the organisation’s work caring for children across Scotland since the establishment of its first orphanage in 1875.”

Idaho Capital Sun: New website allows Idahoans to sign up for public meeting notices for nearly 200 state agencies. “Idaho residents can now subscribe to receive notifications for public meetings for almost 200 state of Idaho agencies, boards and commissions… according to a Thursday press release from Gov. Brad Little and State Controller Brandon Woolf. Other enhancements to the new website include the ability to use a keyword search, copy meetings to your online calendar and use a text reader to find information in documents related to public meetings, according to the release.”


Engadget: NPR’s podcast catalog comes to YouTube. “Google is partnering with National Public Radio to bring the broadcaster’s podcasts to YouTube. On Thursday, the two announced that more than 20 NPR shows, including Up First and Throughline, are now available on the platform.”

Rolling Stone: Will This Be the First Country Bankrupted by Crypto?. “Today, despite efforts to mitigate financial disaster — including bitcoin-backed ‘volcano bonds,’ and a plan for a tax-free crypto mining hub called ‘Bitcoin City’ — the value of bitcoin has plummeted, and the country is on the brink of defaulting on its debt. The International Monetary Fund has repeatedly warned El Salvador to drop bitcoin if it wants to save its economy.”

Washington Post: Truth Social faces financial peril as worry about Trump’s future grows. “There are signs that the company’s financial base has begun to erode. The Trump company stopped paying RightForge, a conservative web-hosting service, in March and now owes it more than $1 million, according to Fox Business, which first reported the dispute.”


How-To Geek: How to Convert an Image to JPG Format. “Many websites have strict rules that limit the size and type of image format you’re allowed to upload. With JPG being the go-to file format of the internet, we’re going to take a look at how you can convert your images into JPG format.”


CNBC: Google employees frustrated after office Covid outbreaks, some call to modify vaccine policy. “Google employees are receiving regular notifications from management of Covid-19 infections, causing some to question the company’s return-to-office mandates. The employees, who spoke with CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said since they have been asked to return to offices, infections notifications pop up in their email inboxes regularly. Employees are reacting with frustration and memes.”

Hyperallergic: Why One Organization Is Rushing to Digitize Decades of Broadcast Media. “Today, [New Mexico Public Broadcasting Service] staff and volunteers are at the leading edge of digitizing decades’ worth of irreplaceable New Mexico-produced broadcast media via the New Mexico Public Media Digitization Project. The endeavor will preserve thousands of analog and digital media from the 1960s to the present and includes half-hour episodes, hour-long programs, and rolls of raw footage from five public television and radio stations across the state. The project, which will digitize more than 8,000 video and audiotapes, is expected to be completed later this year.”

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals: Housatonic Museum of Art receives grant for online collection database. “The museum, which located on the Housatonic Community College campus in Bridgeport, will use the grant funds in documenting, digitizing and archiving 600 objects into an online collections database, thus expanding visitor access beyond the limited number of collection items that are available for viewing during in-person visits.”


CNET: Who Andrew Tate Is and Why He’s Been Kicked Off Social Media. “TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have all banned Andrew Tate after a long-running series of inflammatory and grossly misogynistic comments.”

Ars Technica: The number of companies caught up in the Twilio hack keeps growing. “The fallout from this month’s breach of security provider Twilio keeps coming. Three new companies—authentication service Authy, password manager LastPass, and food delivery service DoorDash—said in recent days that the Twilio compromise led to them being hacked.”


The Scientist: AAAS Shutters Its Center for Public Engagement. “The American Association for the Advancement of Science has confirmed that it has closed its Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology as part of the final stages of an ongoing strategic planning process. For nearly two decades, the center offered the scientific community programs geared toward increasing the public’s awareness of and trust in science and the process of conducting research.” Good morning, Internet…

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