Black History Atlantic City, Federal Library Directory, Twitch, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, March 1, 2023


The Press of Atlantic City: Black History Month at Atlantic City Library strengthened by digitized collection. “The Atlantic City Library marked Black History Month by touting its newly digitized repository ‘The City of Dreams: The Atlantic City Experience.’ The repository, the digitization of which was facilitated by a federal grant, features about 14,000 items from 25 collections that tell the story of the Black community in Atlantic City and the impacts it has made both locally in South Jersey and across the country.”


Library of Congress: Updated Federal Library Directory Increases Accessibility to US Agency Libraries. “The ‘Federal Library Directory,’ now in an updated second edition, profiles federal libraries and information centers in the United States and abroad. Presented with an interactive map, the directory displays geographic and collections data from nearly 1,400 federal libraries.”

Tubefilter: What’s new on Twitch? A rundown of ongoing experiments keeps streamers in the know. “The page includes details about Twitch’s operations, classifications for its various test types, and examples of existing features that were once subject to this experimental process. The post identifies Pinned Chat and Chat Highlights as two developments that were refined through rigorous testing.”


9to5 Google: This YouTube video can cause Pixel 7 to instantly crash and reboot. “A weird bug is affecting selected Pixel devices including the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro that sees some devices crash and soft reboot when a specific YouTube video is opened.”

Mother Jones: The Awe-Inspiring Ukrainian Evacuation Effort That Started With a Group Chat. “A native of Melitopol, a city of around 150,000 on the flat farm fields of southern Ukraine, Alexander Lyubishko looks like the long-haul truck driver he once was—bearded, constantly in a baseball cap, and stocky. He founded the group chat on messaging app Viber that helps refugees leave Russian occupation in Melitopol, and his story reveals just how much Ukrainians have achieved over one year of this unexpected war — and how some of them have been changed in the process.”


ProPublica: Barricaded Siblings Turn to TikTok While Defying Court Order to Return to Father They Say Abused Them. “Two siblings in Utah have barricaded themselves in a bedroom at their mother’s home in defiance of a judge’s order to return to the custody of their father, despite state child welfare investigators determining that he had sexually abused the children.” This is a disturbing story with descriptions of sexual abuse.

Associated Press: White House: No more TikTok on gov’t devices within 30 days. “The White House is giving all federal agencies 30 days to wipe TikTok off all government devices, as the Chinese-owned social media app comes under increasing scrutiny in Washington over security concerns.”

Ars Technica: LastPass says employee’s home computer was hacked and corporate vault taken. “Already smarting from a breach that put partially encrypted login data into a threat actor’s hands, LastPass on Monday said that the same attacker hacked an employee’s home computer and obtained a decrypted vault available to only a handful of company developers.”


Michigan Daily: My love for physical media will never die. “I have a DVD collection that I’ve been building since my preteen years. Whenever a book I want to read comes out, I have to buy my own copy (and I wouldn’t be caught dead with a Kindle — no offense to my Mom, or anyone else who owns one). I still get CDs at Christmas, and I’m slowly getting into vinyl. Do I technically still have a bunch of Disney movies on VHS? That, I will neither confirm nor deny.”


Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee): UT libraries creates ‘Jargon Blaster’ game to aid students in understanding common library jargon. “UT libraries have vast collections of resources and services available, but they can be difficult to navigate and hard to understand. Library terms can be confusing. Playing the game will help users clarify their knowledge. Users can click through definitions each round to refresh their memory before diving into the questions.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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