Japan Times: Database of Japanese buried in Australia during WWII completed. “The Cowra Japanese War Cemetery Database project will be open to the public from early May, and includes the names, causes of death and in many cases intimate details, such as personal effects, of almost all of the 524 people buried at the cemetery in the small town of Cowra in the state of New South Wales.”
The Body: Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism. “Several projects are attempting to archive the history of AIDS activism — there’s the ACT UP Oral History Project, Visual AIDS’ Archive Project, and a number of LGBT archives, including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s LGBT archive. And yet much of what has emerged as public memorials of the AIDS epidemic and its heroes has focused on a handful of mostly white activists and organizations. The long history and impact of black AIDS activists, particularly during the early years of the epidemic, are less known. Dan Royles, a writer and assistant professor of history at Florida International University, wants to make sure we know about those stories.”
TIME: The Tiananmen Massacre Is One of China’s Most Censored Topics. Here’s a Look at What Gets Banned. “More than 1,000 posts related to the Tiananmen Square Massacre that were removed from the Internet by Chinese censors were made public on Monday. The database contains images of 1,256 posts that were deleted from Sina Weibo, a popular micro-blogging site with more than 400 million users, between 2012 and 2018. Researchers at the University of Hong Kong collected the posts as part of a project called Weiboscope, which tracks censorship on several Chinese social media networks.”
Google Blog: On World Heritage Day, explore historic sites in 3D. “In addition to bringing new heritage locations and their stories to Google Arts & Culture, this year Historic Environment Scotland and the University of South Florida—organizations with a shared commitment to opening their 3D datasets to the world—have also joined the Open Heritage project. Together, we’re launching Open Heritage 3D, a dedicated portal for sharing 3D cultural heritage data and its results with everyone.”
Film New Europe: LUMIERE VOD: launch of the first directory of European films to increase transparency concerning the VOD markets. “Launched by the European Commission with the European Audiovisual Observatory who is managing the project, this new directory of European films will help professionals, the public authorities and citizens to find information about European films and their availability on-line in video-on-demand (VOD) services throughout the European Union.”
NHPR: N.H. Launches Online Database for More Than 16,000 Historical Records. “State officials launched an online database Tuesday that gives users access to more than 16,000 historical documents. It’s called the Enhanced Mapping and Management Information tool — or EMMIT for short. Envisioned about 20 years ago, the system provides instant access to records.” Apparently this resource will have a cost but it’s not clear from the article how much that cost will be.
Windpower Engineering and Development: Interactive map pinpoints energy storage installations worldwide. “A digital map detailing more than 120 lead battery-powered energy storage projects has been unveiled by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI). The map, published online for the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona this week includes diverse case studies demonstrating successful lead battery energy storage installations from the United States, to Asia and Europe.”