Chronicle of Higher Education: If History Is Any Guide, End of Federal Shutdown Won’t Bring Quick Relief for College Researchers

Chronicle of Higher Education: If History Is Any Guide, End of Federal Shutdown Won’t Bring Quick Relief for College Researchers. “Neal F. Lane didn’t mince words when he spoke at the 1996 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, in Baltimore. On the heels of a 21-day government shutdown, then the longest in U.S. history, the National Science Foundation’s director was reeling. Funds for many continuing grants had run out. He expected funding gaps for renewals and delays in funding new awards. New programs could be pushed back significantly — perhaps six months to a year — or canceled. The shutdown, he said, had ‘demoralized our work force and destroyed any efficient timetable for our already pressured work.'”

Yahoo News: Russian regulator demands Google filters search results

Yahoo News: Russian regulator demands Google filters search results. “Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor has sent repeated requests to Google requiring it to route its citizens’ web searches through a government filtering system, according to reports. A law passed in Russia last year requires search engines to be connected to the federal state information system (FGIS) allowing the Kremlin to censor the websites which its citizens can access.”

GeekWire: Beating Wikipedia by 2 years, Seattle’s HistoryLink remains an innovative online encyclopedia

GeekWire: Beating Wikipedia by 2 years, Seattle’s HistoryLink remains an innovative online encyclopedia. “Wikipedia was a groundbreaking initiative when it went live on Jan. 15, 2001. But a Seattle-based project called HistoryLink actually launched its online encyclopedia — filled with historical facts and stories about Washington state — exactly two years before Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger hit the scene with Wikipedia.”

PubChem Blog: More than a million chemical-article links from Thieme Chemistry added into PubChem

PubChem Blog: More than a million chemical-article links from Thieme Chemistry added into PubChem. “The Thieme Chemistry information in PubChem covers nearly 700,000 chemical substance records, nearly 700,000 scientific article descriptions, and over 1.2 million links between chemicals and articles. The document descriptions include information such as a digital object identifier (DOI), publication title, name of the journal or book, publication type, language, and publication year.”

Toronto Star: Google wants court to decide whether search curbs would infringe charter rights

Toronto Star: Google wants court to decide whether search curbs would infringe charter rights. “Google wants the Federal Court to decide whether limiting search-engine results in the name of privacy would infringe Canadians’ constitutional guarantee of free expression. The leading internet search engine advocates broadening an upcoming court hearing to squarely address the question.”