Wolfram Blog: Change Your Perspective on the History of Mathematics with These Eight Learning Journeys

Wolfram Blog: Change Your Perspective on the History of Mathematics with These Eight Learning Journeys. “Amid COVID’s first wave, I had the privilege to join forces with Eric Weisstein and his team at Wolfram Research to create the History of Mathematics Project, a virtual interactive gallery highlighting physical artifacts that are important to the history of mathematics, for the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York City. Most of my mandatory confinement at home was spent navigating through online collections from world-class museums, locating outstanding mathematical artifacts and creating interactive and computational explanations for them.”

12 News: Arizona offers tool to help residents find treatment for opioid addictions

12 News: Arizona offers tool to help residents find treatment for opioid addictions. “The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System has a new online map that can help residents find providers for treating addictions to opioids. Users can enter their zip code into the AHCCCS website and find a list of nearby recovery centers that offer in-patient treatment programs or doses of Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication.”

Toronto Star: Is there really a Canadian music? With its digital platform Picanto the Canadian Music Centre provides an answer

Toronto Star: Is there really a Canadian music? With its digital platform Picanto the Canadian Music Centre provides an answer. “Look up the Canadian Music Centre in that indispensable sourcebook, the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, and you will find four columns of type describing ‘a non-profit, non-governmental library and information centre for the dissemination and promotion of Canadian concert, operatic, educational and church music.’ The encyclopedia was published in 1992 (second print edition) and, judging from the latest project of the CMC, as the institution is popularly known, the definition now needs some updating.”

Digital Library of Georgia: The Georgia Open History Library launches today!

Digital Library of Georgia: The Georgia Open History Library launches today!. “The Georgia Open History Library is an open-access selection of single-authored scholarly titles and two multivolume series and primary documents going back to the founding of Georgia as a colony up to statehood and beyond. It is important to note that new forewords written by contemporary historians were commissioned by UGA Press for each volume in this collection, adding important current scholarly context to these materials.”

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: New UNCSA Archives Digital Collections portal now available

University of North Carolina School of the Arts: New UNCSA Archives Digital Collections portal now available. “The UNCSA Archives staff is excited to introduce the new UNCSA Archives Digital Collections, your portal to digitized material from the Archives. Here you can search or browse over 13,000 digitized photographs and posters from the Archives collections.”

Jerusalem Post: German Talmud translation from 1935 goes online

Jerusalem Post: German Talmud translation from 1935 goes online. “Scholars of Judaism in Germany have sought to make Jewish texts available in German for decades, but the Talmud translation project gained steam after [Igor] Itkin and his colleagues, German and Austrian scholars, took on the project after he realized that [Lazarus] Goldschmidt’s work would enter the public domain at the beginning of this year.”

BusinessWire: MyHeritage Publishes Huge Collection of 463 Million Historical Records from France (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: MyHeritage Publishes Huge Collection of 463 Million Historical Records from France (PRESS RELEASE). “MyHeritage, the leading global service for discovering your past and empowering your future, announced today the publication of 463 million historical records from France. The collections published by MyHeritage provide the most comprehensive coverage available for vital records from France in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Until now they have been available exclusively through Filae, a leading French genealogy company recently acquired by MyHeritage. By the end of the year, MyHeritage will publish hundreds of millions of additional records from Filae, further solidifying its position as the market leader for European genealogy.”

The Verge: Block Party is out of beta and ready to block anyone who likes bad tweets

The Verge: Block Party is out of beta and ready to block anyone who likes bad tweets. “Block Party, the anti-harassment service that specializes in making Twitter more tolerable to use, is out of beta and available now. Block Party automates the time-consuming process of moderating your Twitter feed, filtering out content from people you don’t want to see for later review and, starting today, blocking accounts that retweet or like a bad tweet of your choice with blocklists.”

BetaNews: Defence Imagery is a new public image archive from the UK’s Ministry of Defence

BetaNews: Defence Imagery is a new public image archive from the UK’s Ministry of Defence . “If you’re looking for military images and videos, there’s a new resource which offers over 5,000 videos and 10,000 images from the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Created in conjunction with Norwegian software provider FotoWare, the new Defence Imagery site complies with the strict requirements laid out by the UK Government and makes it clear what you can and can’t do with any content you download.”

Penn State News: Search engine could help researchers scour internet for privacy documents

Penn State News: Search engine could help researchers scour internet for privacy documents. “In a study, the researchers said that the search engine, which they dubbed PrivaSeer, uses a type of AI called natural language processing — NLP — to identify online privacy documents, such as privacy policies, terms of service agreements, cookie policies, privacy bills and laws, regulatory guidelines and other related texts on the web.”

Nevada Today: Key parts of the James Edward Church Papers Digitized

Nevada Today: Key parts of the James Edward Church Papers Digitized. “Dr. Church was integral to the development of modern snow science through his development of the Mt. Rose snow sampler. At the University Libraries we hold Dr. Church’s papers, including the records he generated during his groundbreaking snow studies. Up until now, these materials have been available for viewing onsite. This project expands the reach of his work, exposes the longitudinal data sources held in the archives, and presents his records and journals for renewed study and worldwide access.”

Google Blog: Explore impossible exhibitions in 3D

Google Blog: Explore impossible exhibitions in 3D. “Since we launched our first Pocket Gallery in 2018, the culturally curious from all across the globe have used augmented reality to step inside our ever-growing collection of virtual galleries created with the help of our partners from around the world. From the original Pocket Gallery that united all of Vermeer’s artworks for the first time in history, to the virtual construction of lost Bauhaus buildings, Pocket Gallery has brought numerous previously-impossible exhibitions to your AR-enabled smartphone. Today, we are making the entire series of Pocket Galleries available to anyone on the web, meaning they can now be explored on desktop and on mobiles with or without AR capabilities.”