Reclaiming the Border Narrative, Trucking Industry Jobs, Scotland Newspapers, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, August 3, 2023


University of Arizona: About Reclaiming the Border Narrative. “Funded by the Ford Foundation, the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry (CCI) and UA Libraries’ Special Collections (UALSC) are collaborating as the Archival Partner with dozens of U.S.-Mexico borderlands artists, advocates, journalists, and cultural practitioners to build and activate a digital archive of projects aimed at Reclaiming the Border Narrative, advancing migrant justice and addressing gaps in the archival record.”

Supply Chain Quarterly: ATA launches database for 30,000 workers who lost their jobs in Yellow Corp. collapse . “The freight fleet trade group American Trucking Associations (ATA) today launched an online database that is designed to find new jobs for some of the 30,000 truckers and logistics professionals who were suddenly out of work on Sunday after the collapse of financially troubled Yellow Corp.”


The Scotsman: Almost half a million pages of The Scotsman opened up for the public in archive update. “The British Newspaper Archive- an online archive created by Findmypast and the British Library to publish their vast newspaper collection has extended its online collection of back copies of The Scotsman to cover the years 1951 to 2002 in an development which signals a massive digital update. A total of 456,410 new online pages drawn from 16,142 issues have been added.”

American Film Institute: AFI Launches Official Letterboxd Account. “Iconic AFI film lists and AFI content now available to millions of film fans on Letterboxd! AFI, considered one of the most authoritative and unparalleled voices in movie list-making, announced today the launch of the official AFI HQ account on Letterboxd, a global social network for film fans to curate lists, add ratings and reviews, and discover and share films with friends.”

Reuters: X reorganises trust and safety team under Elon Musk, CEO Linda Yaccarino. “X owner Elon Musk and Chief Executive Linda Yaccarino will both oversee the trust and safety team at the company formerly known as Twitter, the social media concern said on Monday. X’s product and engineering team will report to Musk, while Yaccarino will oversee all other divisions, including human resources, legal, finance, sales and operations, X said.”


Plymouth Herald: Woman baffled after Google Maps copy and pastes Torpoint ferry on aerial view. “A Google Maps glitch means the Torpoint Ferry, of which there are three in total, has been ‘copy and pasted’. The image appears to show one of the ferries twice, as it has exactly the same amount of cars on, all in the same positions, and of the same models and colours.”

British Library Social Science Blog: Historical census publications of Africa, the West Indies, and Pacific Islands: ‘Unlocking our Hidden Collections’. “The British Library acquires material at a rapid rate, and this has resulted in areas where material cannot be catalogued promptly soon after its arrival. This prevents discovery and access by readers, effectively ‘hiding’ the material away. In response to this, the Unlocking our Hidden Collections initiative aims to clear cataloguing backlogs, process donated material, and upgrade already existing bibliographic records, making the material ‘visible’ once more.”

WTNH: Connecticut Wayback Burgers offering ‘X’ burgers amid Elon Musk’s new Twitter. “The hometown burger joint, which has franchises across the country, announced that the burger was created ‘with the vision to be the everything burger’ with a whopping 10 layers of beef patties alongside various toppings.”


Apple Insider: Embarrassingly, a FBI investigation discovered that the FBI was using blacklisted iPhone hack tools. “The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has admitted it has used software by iPhone hacking tool maker NSO Group, after an investigation discovered it was unwittingly doing so.”


MIT Technology Review: These new tools could help protect our pictures from AI. “Earlier this year, when I realized how ridiculously easy generative AI has made it to manipulate people’s images, I maxed out the privacy settings on my social media accounts and swapped my Facebook and Twitter profile pictures for illustrations of myself.”

Chalkbeat Colorado: Native students learn how to preserve threatened languages through Fort Lewis initiative. “Almost 30 years ago, the majority of Native American students at Fort Lewis College could speak their home language, Janine Fitzgerald recalled. In the years since, more and more students have arrived at the southwest Colorado college without the ability to speak their native language, the Fort Lewis sociology and human services professor said. Nonetheless, these students have wanted to better connect with their family, their culture, and their traditions.”

Washington Post: How scientists work to correct the record when there is an error in a paper. “A panel of scientific experts — convened as part of an inquiry sparked by reporting in the Stanford Daily — concluded that [Marc] Tessier-Lavigne did not falsify scientific data or engage in research misconduct and did not find any evidence that he knew of problems in the papers before they were published. Still, the case highlighted the role that journals play in the scientific record and in public understanding of science — and raised questions about the process for correcting that record when things go awry.” The link is to a gift article so you should be able to read it without a paywall. Good morning, Internet…

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