UC Davis: Most Twitter Users Don’t Follow Political Elites, Researchers Suggest

UC Davis: Most Twitter Users Don’t Follow Political Elites, Researchers Suggest. “While social media platforms are the primary source of political information for a growing number of people, a majority of Twitter users do not follow either members of Congress, their president or news media, a new study suggests. They are much more likely to follow Tom Hanks or Katie Perry than an elected official.”

Cardiff: Reggae veteran hopes to create digital library (BBC)

BBC: Cardiff: Reggae veteran hopes to create digital library. “Veterans of a once vibrant reggae scene in Cardiff have called for its revival following decades of decline. It comes as one historian has made it his mission to archive the history of sound system culture online. Sound systems – huge banks of speakers with MCs and rappers – led to the emergence of hip-hop in the UK. Reggae historian Ashish Joshi has travelled the UK collecting old tapes and videos to create a digital library to keep the culture alive.”

The People’s Graphic Design Archive: Documenting materials that would otherwise disappear (Creative Boom)

Creative Boom: The People’s Graphic Design Archive: Documenting materials that would otherwise disappear. “It was in 2014 that designer Louise Sandhaus began an ambitious project to create a crowd-sourced virtual archive of graphic design history. This month, eight years later, she launched The People’s Graphic Design Archive (PGDA). We chat with Louise and her co-directors to discover more.”

University of Utah: Celebrating the launch of the France Davis Utah Black Archive

University of Utah: Celebrating the launch of the France Davis Utah Black Archive. “This man marched at Selma. He served as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church for 45 years. He witnessed crosses being burned on the lawn of his church. He survived a life-changing, devastating burn on 30 percent of his body. And for decades he taught at the University of Utah, the institution that donned him with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 1993. So it is only fitting that the J. Willard Marriott Library create a digital archive in the name of Reverend France Davis, retired pastor, father, husband, community leader, civil rights leader, educator.”

CBS News: Candidates recognize the power of TikTok, “for better or worse”

CBS News: Candidates recognize the power of TikTok, “for better or worse”. “Wade Herring didn’t know the teenage voter who approached him at a restaurant over the weekend. But she knew Herring, a Democrat running for Congress in Georgia, from his campaign videos on TikTok. To Herring, a 63-year-old Savannah attorney, it was proof of TikTok’s precision-guided ability to reach young voters — the very reason why he and candidates from both parties have eagerly embraced the platform ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.”

National Library of Medicine: Announcing the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit

National Library of Medicine: Announcing the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit. “The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 is pleased to announce the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit to help you build collections that support health literacy and expand access to diverse voices in libraries of all types.”

Pete Warden’s Blog: Try OpenAI’s Amazing Whisper Speech Recognition in a Free Web App

Pete Warden’s Blog: Try OpenAI’s Amazing Whisper Speech Recognition in a Free Web App. “You may have noticed that I’m obsessed with open source speech recognition, so I was very excited when OpenAI released a new voice model. I’m even more excited now I’ve had a chance to play with it, the accuracy is extremely impressive, especially as it’s multi-language. OpenAI have done a great job packaging it, you can install it straight from pip if you’re a Linux shell user, but I wanted to find a way to let anybody try it for themselves from a web browser, even if they’re not developers.”

Chemistry World: Access to chemical database Reaxys under threat in UK as fees spiral

Chemistry World: Access to chemical database Reaxys under threat in UK as fees spiral . “Multiple Jisc member universities – including University College London and the University of Cambridge – are understood to be holding off on renewing their access to Reaxys while Jisc is negotiating subscription fees. Four years ago, the annual cost of institutional access to the database in the UK was about £13,500, but Elsevier is now charging £38,000, according to an organic chemist at a major UK research university who is familiar with the negotiations and spoke to Chemistry World on condition of anonymity.”

USC Shoah Foundation: New IWalk Takes Users on Virtual Tour of 1941 Babyn Yar Massacre Site

USC Shoah Foundation: New IWalk Takes Users on Virtual Tour of 1941 Babyn Yar Massacre Site. “Eighty-one years ago today Nazi soldiers and their collaborators committed one of the largest single massacres of the Holocaust with the murder of close to 33,000 Jews in the Babyn Yar ravine in Ukraine. The site of the atrocity on the outskirts of the capital Kyiv is now a memorial that people anywhere can visit with a new Virtual IWalk released by USC Shoah Foundation earlier this year.”

LSU Alexandra: LSU Expanding Efforts to Digitize Louisiana’s Diverse Cultural Institutions

LSU Alexandra: LSU Expanding Efforts to Digitize Louisiana’s Diverse Cultural Institutions. “LSU is accelerating efforts to digitize vulnerable collections for diverse and underfunded cultural heritage institutions in Louisiana with a new grant from nonprofit open technology organization LYRASIS. The LSU Libraries was one of five to receive the 2022 Catalyst Fund from LYRASIS, which serves and supports 1,000 academic and public libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations in 28 countries.”