British Library: Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms online

British Library: Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms online. “Ahead of the Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition, we are delighted to announce that over 200 manuscripts made or owned in England before 1100 can now be viewed in full online on our Digitised Manuscripts website, along with the surviving single-sheet documents produced before the Norman Conquest.”

Motoring Research: Google to create Street View map of London air pollution

Motoring Research: Google to create Street View map of London air pollution. “Using two Street View cars, Google will provide detailed data on the state of the city’s air. Their sensors will take readings every 30 metres as the cars trundle around the city. Areas known as pollution blackspots will get static sensors fitted to buildings and lampposts in order to closely monitor fluctuations in air quality (or lack thereof).”

Thames Water: New 150-year digital archive captures growth of London

Thames Water: New 150-year digital archive captures growth of London. “Thousands of never-before-seen images documenting Thames Water’s past and the growth of London are now available to the public after a mammoth archiving project. The historic photographs of iconic and critical sites, including Walthamstow reservoirs, Abbey Mills pumping station and Beckton sewage works, from across the capital span almost a century, from 1886 to 1976, and can be downloaded for free.”

The Guardian: Corbyn proposes ‘public Facebook’ as part of media overhaul

The Guardian: Corbyn proposes ‘public Facebook’ as part of media overhaul. “Jeremy Corbyn has proposed establishing a British digital corporation that would commission online TV, offer easy access to archive material held by public sector institutions and operate a social networking arm that could play a role in direct democracy.”