University of Maryland: NSF Awards $1M to Develop Open Knowledge Database for Business. “The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a multi-institutional team that includes a UMD business professor to help develop an open knowledge database to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: Free Library’s $1M auto archives are moving to Philly’s world-famous car museum and to a Hershey attraction. “Let’s say you want to restore your 1973 AMC Gremlin to its original, um, glory, but you can’t find the right factory-installed Levi’s denim upholstery. Where do you go for reliable information on how to keep that car in mint condition? Well, thanks to an extensive and valuable auto archive — officially the Automobile Reference Collection — about to be liberated from the Free Library of Philadelphia, enthusiasts will soon have easier access to important provenance-proving material.”
BusinessWire: Suretypedia Converts to a #Crowdsourced Platform (PRESS RELEASE). “Suretypedia, the free encyclopedia for surety bonds, launches a major upgrade to https://www.suretypedia.com/, which provides a brand new interface and allows surety experts to contribute articles, update information and submit forms on its vast encyclopedia of surety bonds. The new home page provides users a dashboard to easily navigate the thousands of dedicated surety bond pages, browse featured articles, news, upcoming events and legislative updates affecting the surety industry.”
Search Engine Journal: Google Upgrades Its Built-In Mortgage Calculator With New Features. “Google has upgraded the built-in tool that shows up in search results for the query ‘mortgage calculator.’ Now, the tool has many of the key features that were missing from the previous version of Google’s mortgage calculator.”
Colombo Gazette: Online database on politically exposed persons launched. This is for Sri Lanka. “A politically exposed person (PEP) is defined by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent public function. Due to their position and influence, it is recognised that many PEPs are in positions that potentially can be abused for the purpose of committing corruption and money laundering offences.” There are currently over 2300 people in the database..
MakeUseOf: 6 Best Websites to Find New, Trending, and Weird Memes. “Memes have become a unique type of language on the internet, letting people express opinions in a short but funny image. And like any language, it’s constantly evolving. If you want to know the latest memes or find unique ones, you’ve come to the right place.”
Business News Wales: National Library of Wales to Lead on Welsh Wikipedia Project. “The 12-month pilot project is funded by the Welsh Government and will see the library’s National Wikimedian working with Menter Iaith Môn, WJEC and subject specialists. Together, they will identify the 100 most important events and themes studied for the subject of history in Welsh primary and secondary schools and develop techniques to structure relevant information regarding the topics to publish on the Welsh Wikipedia.”