Maryland Indigenous History, U.S. Soccer, Internet Archive ILL, More: Saturday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, October 22, 2022


Capital Gazette: Maryland State Archives launches Native American history research tool on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “The Maryland State Archives launched a new website on Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday that allows students, residents and visitors to research Native American tribes and events in Maryland history…. It allows students, researchers and Maryland residents or visitors to search records featuring the history of words or places with native names using various search functions.”

US Soccer: Statement From U.S. Soccer Board Of Directors Yates Implementation Committee Chair Danielle Slaton. “As we advance our action plan for addressing the report’s recommendations, U.S. Soccer has now published soccer records from SafeSport’s Centralized Disciplinary Database to publicly identify individuals in our sport who are currently subject to discipline, suspended or banned.”


OCLC: Tips for requesting articles from Internet Archive on OCLC’s resource sharing network. “Join us for a webinar on November 9 to learn how Internet Archive is now quickly fulfilling Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for articles at no charge from libraries that use WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, and ILLiad. Staff at Internet Archive (OCLC symbol: IAILL) supply articles fast—with an average turnaround time of 37 minutes on OCLC’s resource sharing network.”


MakeUseOf: Microsoft Edge Is Getting a Better Webpage Search Tool . “Hitting CTRL + F to find something on a webpage is a quick and easy way to skip to where you want to go. However, sometimes a browser’s search tool doesn’t quite cut it. Microsoft aims to change that with a new search tool for Edge, which will make things easier to find.”


The Journal (Ireland): Online archive of messages left at Savita mural expected to be accessible by 2023. “DUBLIN CITY LIBRARY and Archive says it hopes the digital archive of messages left at the Savita Halappanavar mural will be completed by early 2023…. Ms Halappanavar died at 17 weeks pregnant in 2012 from sepsis – the young woman had requested an abortion, which was denied on legal grounds by University Hospital Galway. Her death sparked a wave of outcry over Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws.”

Getty: Getty Research Institute Acquires Evangeline J. Montgomery Archive. “As a curator, cultural worker, and arts administrator, Montgomery used her positions within and outside the government to advocate for representation of African American artists through national and international exhibitions and institutional programming.”


Reuters: Republican National Committee Sues Google Over Email Spam Filters. “The U.S. political committee accuses the tech giant of ‘discriminating’ against it by ‘throttling its email messages because of the RNC’s political affiliation and views,’ according to a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of California.”

The Daily Progress: UVa political panel said ‘Big Lie’ of stolen elections was part of disinformation campaign to damage U.S. democracy. “The Center for Politics at the University of Virginia hosted a panel to assess the damage that Donald Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ of a stolen election has done to the integrity of future elections in the United States. The hour-long conversation was led by UVa alumni and Center for Politics Scholar Christopher Krebs.”


New York Times: TikTok failed to stop most misleading political ads in a test run by researchers.. “TikTok failed to catch 90 percent of ads featuring false and misleading messages about elections, while YouTube and Facebook identified and blocked most of them, according to an experiment run by misinformation researchers, the results of which were released on Friday.”

The Mainichi: Robo-Kono: Researchers unveil robotic avatar of Japan’s digital minister . “Some politicians get criticized for being robotic, but this is taking things to extremes. A group of robotics researchers unveiled a mechanical ‘avatar’ of Minister for Digital Reform Taro Kono to the press on Oct. 21, apparently the first example in the world of a robot doppelganger of a serving government minister.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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