Philippines Cultural Heritage, FemBase Kenya, North Carolina Breastfeeding Support, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, August 7, 2023


PhilStar: NHCP kicks off History Month with free online archive launch. “Want to read Jose Rizal’s ‘El Filibusterismo’ in Tagalog and Ilokano or learn the rich history of Bohol and Cavite? The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) got historians and history buffs covered through the National Memory Project (NMP). The website, featuring digitized records and publications about Philippine and local history, went live on Tuesday, August 1, to kick off this year’s History Month.”

Music in Africa: Goethe-Institut Kenya launches database for female creatives. “Goethe-Institut Kenya has launched a database for female creatives called FemBase. FemBase aims to connect individuals or organisations looking to engage the services of female creatives in Kenya.”

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: New Comprehensive Resource Available to Support Breastfeeding. “The information provided on is reliable, up-to-date and designed to enhance knowledge and confidence in breastfeeding and pumping. Partners can also learn about techniques to support mothers during breastfeeding and how to foster a supportive environment. For those who struggle with breastfeeding, resources include links to support groups, lactation consultants, lactation education resources and WIC. For those who do not or cannot breastfeed for whatever reason, consulting with their child’s health care provider on what formula to use can help ensure their child receives the right nutrition.”


Lifehacker: Shortwave Is the Spiritual Successor to Google’s Inbox. “Enter: Shortwave, a relatively new email app from ex-Google designers. As reviewed by The Verge, Shortwave instantly evokes the experience of using Inbox, down to the UI. The biggest similarity, and the one feature former Inbox users are likely to be excited by, is its use of bundles to group similar emails together.”


Washington University in St. Louis: New Grant to Preserve Unseen Interviews with Civil Rights Activists. “The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) awarded the Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive a grant of $36,275.85 under its Recordings at Risk program to preserve over 100 interviews with civil rights activists.”

South Sound Magazine: Tacoma Public Library Secures Funding for Large-Scale Digitalization Project . “The Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room’s local history and archives center is launching a $200,000 digitization project to digitalize a photo archive of The News Tribune. Once completely digitized, it is estimated that more than 10,000 photographs will have been added to the Northwest Room’s online database.”


Court News Ohio: State-Created Property Insurance Provider Must Make Records Available to the Public. “A state-created association that assures property insurance is available in hard-to-serve urban areas is a ‘public office’ and must make most of its records available to the public, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today.”

BBC: TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari guilty of murdering men in crash. “A social media influencer and her mother have been found guilty of murdering two men who died when their car was rammed off the road. Saqib Hussain and Hashim Ijazuddin, both 21, died when the car ‘split in two’ near Leicester in February 2022. It happened after Mr Hussain threatened to reveal an affair he and Ansreen Bukhari had been having, jurors heard.”


Government of Western Australia: Secure linked data to improve wellbeing of Western Australians. “Up to 75 million unique records containing current and archival data have been linked for the first time as part of a new data linkage platform. Launched today, PeopleWA will revolutionise the way researchers access data, helping to address the State’s most complex social, health, environmental and economic issues.”

Bellingcat: Solving World War II Photo Mysteries With Open Source Techniques. “…the ‘Finding the location WW1 & WW2’ Facebook group seeks to employ geolocation techniques to identify where unknown and undated images from the first and second World Wars were taken. Recently, Bellingcat was able to uncover new information about a series of photos from the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) archives that were posted to this Facebook group. The techniques used to locate the photos are easily transferable to other scenarios.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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