Library of Congress: New Website Makes the U.S. Constitution Searchable with Supreme Court Interpretations Throughout History

Library of Congress: New Website Makes the U.S. Constitution Searchable with Supreme Court Interpretations Throughout History. “With advanced search tools and a modern user-friendly interface, the new website makes the 3,000 pages of the Constitution Annotated fully searchable and accessible for the first time to online audiences – including Congress, legal scholars, law students and anyone interested in U.S. constitutional law.”

Muckrock: Help give a first read through the Mueller Report

Muckrock: Help give a first read through the Mueller Report. “The first public release of the Mueller Report is now live, and we want your help going through it to find the most interesting pages, references to other documents to request, and help us breakdown how much of it was redacted under various exemptions.”

The Conversation: What we can learn from reading Sylvia Plath’s copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’

The Conversation: What we can learn from reading Sylvia Plath’s copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’. “In recent years, marginalia left by ordinary readers has become a subject of large-scale data collection efforts. At the University of Virginia, English professor Andrew Stauffer leads a team that has made a book’s annotations, inscriptions and insertions discoverable as part of UVA’s online library catalog. Any user will be able to find such markings through a simple online search. At the University of California, Los Angeles, librarians are developing ways to discover marginalia digitally – and quickly – across large digital collections.”

Neowin: Google set to finally extinguish YouTube annotations once and for all

Neowin: Google set to finally extinguish YouTube annotations once and for all . “Google has announced that existing annotations on YouTube videos will be removed on 15 January 2019. The news comes as the adoption of end screens and cards has grown while annotation use has dropped by over 70%. Google stopped giving creators access to the annotations editor way back in May of 2017 but older videos with annotations have still lingered on the platform.”

The Simple Guide to Annotations: How to Annotate PDFs, Ebooks, Images, and Websites (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: The Simple Guide to Annotations: How to Annotate PDFs, Ebooks, Images, and Websites. “The right kinds of annotations in the right place can help you remember more and be more productive. On the web, annotations are also valuable when you’re collaborating on documents with a team. But how do annotations help you? And how can you start annotating what you read in a way that isn’t difficult or inconvenient? Here’s everything you need to know about annotations in the digital age.”

VentureBeat: Google Drive now lets you comment and collaborate on Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and images

VentureBeat: Google Drive now lets you comment and collaborate on Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and images. “Yesterday, Microsoft announced plans to attract new OneDrive customers through a special ‘free-switch’ offer aimed at rival cloud storage services from the likes of Google. Today, Google revealed it was turbo-charging Google Drive to include a bunch of new features designed to appease Microsoft Office users across the spectrum.”

MIT Has Created a Way to Annotate Livestreams

MIT has created a way to annotate livestreams. “DeepStream is like a cross between annotation sites like Genius and the Twitter sidebars embedded into some websites. Users log into the platform, now in beta, and have the option to search for livestreams or videos from a variety of platforms like YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch, and Meerkat (the latter you need a login for). Choosing a video will load it in the browser, then users can add news stories, original text, tweets, and Soundcloud files. When selected, the information is added into so-called “context cards,” which stack up just to the right of the video as it plays. If you are watching a video of a Black Lives Matter protest, for example, one context card might include a link to an article defining the movement and another a tweet from activist. Taken together, the cards should provide context to what is happening in the video.”