BBC: Web sleuths spot British Museum gaffe online

BBC: Web sleuths spot British Museum gaffe online. “The British Museum is updating its online collection after mistaking a copyright notice for the name of a Turkish postcard-printing company. The museum described ‘Her Hakki Mahfuzdur’ as ‘Turkey’s largest producer of postcards’. But a Turkish diplomat on Twitter pointed out the phrase means ‘all rights reserved’ – and is not the name of a stationery company.”

Sierra Sun Times: National Park Service Awards More than $3.1 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites

Sierra Sun Times: National Park Service Awards More than $3.1 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites. “The National Park Service is pleased to announce more than $3.1 million in Japanese American Confinement Sites grants that will fund preservation, restoration and education projects throughout the country. The 22 projects funded will help tell the stories of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the nation of Japan in 1941.”

Dayton Daily News: UD project to digitally preserve Paul Laurence Dunbar’s legacy

Dayton Daily News: UD project to digitally preserve Paul Laurence Dunbar’s legacy. “The legacy of Dayton native Paul Laurence Dunbar will be forever preserved in a digital archive thanks to a nearly $100,000 grant awarded to the University of Dayton. On April 7, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded UD a three-year $99,992 implementation grant to develop interdisciplinary courses and create a digital archive to help preserve the legacy of Dunbar, one of the first influential black poets in American literature.”

Ireland should consider forcing Google, Facebook to pay media for content: PM (Reuters)

Reuters: Ireland should consider forcing Google, Facebook to pay media for content: PM. “The Irish government should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said [in April].”

DCist: National Building Museum Lays Off Two-Thirds Of Its Staff

DCist: National Building Museum Lays Off Two-Thirds Of Its Staff. “Less than a month after it put much of its staff on furlough, the National Building Museum is permanently cutting two-thirds of its staff, citing loss of revenue due to the pandemic. More than 40 administrative and hourly visitor services positions will be eliminated, effective June 1, a museum spokesperson confirmed to DCist on Wednesday. That will leave just 18 core staff who are on partial furlough and two staff members working on grant-based projects.”

Hong Kong Free Press: Why did Google abandon plans to open in Hong Kong? After seven years, a clue

Hong Kong Free Press: Why did Google abandon plans to open in Hong Kong? After seven years, a clue. “Google scrapped their plans to open a data centre on the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate site in 2013, which signalled its withdrawal from investing in Hong Kong. The company has never properly explained the withdrawal. But we may now — after seven years of speculation — be able to draw some conclusions from the clues given by the court judgment in a judicial review case between Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (operators of the Tseung Kwan O estate) and a locally owned data centre company.”

Billings Gazette: Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons database nearing completion

Billings Gazette: Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons database nearing completion. “Despite the pandemic hampering efforts for the Missing Persons Indigenous Task Force to meet with tribal communities in Montana, work on a missing persons database is well underway.”