Diversity on Route 66, TuneIn Explorer, Openverse, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, February 14, 2023


Northern Arizona University: NAU students illuminate diversity of Route 66 in online exhibit . “Cline Library Special Collections and Archives recently released Shades of Route 66: Celebrating Diversity along Historic Route 66 in the State of Arizona, an online exhibit that provides a glimpse into the under-documented history and stories of diversity along Route 66 in Arizona.”

BusinessWire: TuneIn Celebrates World Radio Day; Launches TuneIn Explorer, an Immersive Map Experience that Makes the Discovery and Exploration of Live Radio Stations from Around the Globe Easy and Fun (PRESS RELEASE). “From popular national and global radio stations to hometown favorites, listeners can navigate available radio programming by scrolling and panning in or out of the interactive world map to find a specific region — then select a station to start listening immediately. Filters allow listeners to customize their experience and focus on their favorite categories and genres, including news, talk, sports and music, or see stations broadcasting in top languages.”


Creative Commons: Revisiting the Openverse: Finding Open Images and Audio. “Finding and using free and open works has never been easier: Just visit Openverse, enter some keywords, and pick your favorite from the results. You can also filter by content type, sources, aspect ratio, size, open license and public domain statuses, and more.”

TorrentFreak: Z-Library Returns on the Clearnet in Full Hydra-Mode. “The U.S. Government’s crackdown against Z-Library late last year aimed to wipe out the pirate library for good. The criminal prosecution caused disruption but didn’t bring the site completely to its knees. Z-Library continued to operate on the dark web and this weekend, reappeared on the clearnet, offering a ‘unique’ domain name to all users.”


Philly Voice: Museum of the American Revolution to digitize document archive of Black and Native American soldiers. “The Museum of the American Revolution is working to digitize a collection of nearly 200 rare documents detailing the names of Black and Native American soldiers who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Through a partnership with Ancestry, the popular genealogy website, the Patriots of Color archive will be fully digitized and made available online at no cost to the public, museum officials announced on Friday.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Digitization Strategy: 2023-2027. “Over the next five years, the Library will expand, optimize, and centralize its collections digitization program to significantly expand access to users across the country to rare, distinctive, and unique collection materials which can be made openly available online and use digitization as a core method for preservation reformatting of rights restricted collection materials. Below are the five guiding strategic objectives for this work.”

California Genealogical Society: USCIS (again) proposes enormous fee hikes: Public comment deadline is March 6. “The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has once again proposed substantial increases to the fees required to access historical records held by the USCIS Genealogy Program. This would raise the cost for access to millions of historic immigration records by hundreds of dollars, providing further barriers to researchers.”


WIRED: Pig Butchering Scams Are Evolving Fast . “Researchers found that to stay relevant and ensnare more victims in recent months, so-called pig butchering attacks are developing both more compelling narratives to draw targets in and more sophisticated tech to convince victims that there’s big money to be made.”

WTOL: Toledo Fire & Rescue says its Twitter account has been hacked . “The Toledo Fire & Rescue Department Twitter account has been hacked, the department said in a Facebook post Sunday. According to TFRD, the organization currently does not have any control over its Twitter account and posts. They said they reported the issue to Twitter and are awaiting a response.”

Ars Technica: ~11,000 sites have been infected with malware that’s good at avoiding detection. “Nearly 11,000 websites in recent months have been infected with a backdoor that redirects visitors to sites that rack up fraudulent views of ads provided by Google Adsense, researchers said.”


NewsWise: Cinema has helped ‘entrench’ gender inequality in AI. “Cinematic depictions of the scientists behind artificial intelligence over the last century are so heavily skewed towards men that a dangerous ‘cultural stereotype’ has been established – one that may contribute to the shortage of women now working in AI development.”

Bloomberg: Memes, tweets, snark are the FDA’s new public health weapons. “Since [Dr. Robert] Califf took over a year ago, the FDA has set its sights on social-media disinformation as a public-health scourge. The agency’s efforts started with some savvy responses to pandemic misinformation cropping up on Twitter. Now a crew of agency employees creates memes and other content and feeds them into the internet to defend science.” Good morning, Internet…

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