Yale News: Digital project supports ‘bibliographic turn’ in Black literary studies

Yale News: Digital project supports ‘bibliographic turn’ in Black literary studies. “Yale’s Jacqueline Goldsby and Meredith McGill of Rutgers University recently received a $1.7 million grant from The Mellon Foundation to support the development of The Black Bibliography Project (BBP), an initiative that aims to revive and transform descriptive bibliography for African American and Black Diaspora literary studies.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Sites to Identify the Owner of a Phone Number

MakeUseOf: 7 Sites to Identify the Owner of a Phone Number. “Phone numbers are a little like fingerprints; they can reveal a lot about a person, for example, their name or where they live. If you received a call from a number you don’t recognize, the following resources can help you identify the caller before you ring them back. One option even calls the number for you.”

University of Kentucky: Markey Cancer Data Portal Provides Digital Footprint of Cancer in Kentucky

University of Kentucky: Markey Cancer Data Portal Provides Digital Footprint of Cancer in Kentucky. “The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Community Impact Office recently launched Cancer InFocus: Kentucky – a new, online data mapping application that allows users to explore cancer incidence and mortality data alongside population demographics, social determinants of health and behavioral risk factors at various geographic levels across the Commonwealth.”

Now also online: The BfR World Food Safety Almanac (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment)

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment: Now also online: The BfR World Food Safety Almanac. “‘Safer food, better health’ – this is the motto of the fourth World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2022. Fittingly, the World Food Safety Almanac of the Germany Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) goes online. The online BfR World Almanac provides an overview of the administrative structures of various countries in food and feed safety.”

Every: The Internet Encyclopedia of Memes

Every: The Internet Encyclopedia of Memes. “For the past 15 years, Know Your Meme has documented internet culture from across the web—from 4chan and Reddit to Twitter and TikTok. For nearly 12 of those years—or what he describes as ‘an eternity in internet years’—Don Caldwell has been at the forefront at Know Your Meme, most recently as the Editor-in-Chief. He’s made nearly 100,000 contributions to the site, slowed only by moving into a managerial role at the company.”

PR Newswire: Employers’ Forum of Indiana Introduces Sage Transparency, Built Using New RAND Hospital Price Study (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Employers’ Forum of Indiana Introduces Sage Transparency, Built Using New RAND Hospital Price Study (PRESS RELEASE). “Using data from the upcoming RAND 4.0 Hospital Price Transparency Study, Employers’ Forum of Indiana today launched Sage Transparency, a publicly accessible and customizable dashboard to demonstrate hospital value…. Sage Transparency is a free-to-use, customizable dashboard which allows the user to compare metrics of hospital price and quality across states, health systems, and facilities.” The fact that Employers’ Forum of Indiana did it makes you think it might be Indiana-only, but I was able to look up hospital information all over America.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: FAO unveils new public tool based on agricultural census data

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: FAO unveils new public tool based on agricultural census data. “The new domain allows rapid access to knowing how many farms exist in a given country, what their sizes are, the tenure typology determining its ownership, the farmer’s gender, and how many people live and work on them, all sourced to national Agricultural Censuses.”

Dublin City University: Updated Placenames of Ireland website launched by Minister Jack Chambers

Dublin City University: Updated Placenames of Ireland website launched by Minister Jack Chambers . “The updated… website provides a searchable database of the official Irish-language versions of approximately 100,000 places throughout the country. The new Placenames Database of Ireland site features interactive maps, aerial photography and better ease of navigation for those looking to find out the origins of place names from Arklow to Zion Road.”

Eurostat: Discover Europe’s young generation with our new tool

Eurostat: Discover Europe’s young generation with our new tool . “On the occasion of the European Year of Youth 2022, Eurostat releases an interactive tool which presents statistics on young Europeans in quiz-like and fun way. If you are aged between 16 and 29 years, our new tool offers you the possibility to compare yourself with other young people in your country. But this tool is also for everyone else, younger or older, who is curious to find out more about the young generation in Europe.”

Lanfrica: A database for African languages developed by a student of Jacobs University (EurekAlert)

EurekAlert: Lanfrica: A database for African languages developed by a student of Jacobs University. “‘We want to improve the visibility and representation of African languages on the Internet,’ explained Bonaventure [Dossou]. Discoverability is limited not only because English dominates machine learning technologies, and language assistants from Google or Apple barely support African languages. But also because many African languages are not written languages. Often, only a few texts and sources exist as a data basis for NLP technologies (Natural Language Processing) such as machine translation. Lanfrica is intended to remedy this situation. It sees itself as a catalog, a research tool that provides easy and clear access to existing research, data packages or archives. And it aims to bring together existing initiatives dealing with the machine readability of African languages.”

Smithsonian Magazine: A 19th-Century Encyclopedia Gets a Modern Makeover

Smithsonian Magazine: A 19th-Century Encyclopedia Gets a Modern Makeover . “‘Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art’ was translated and updated by Spencer Baird, a man who would become the Smithsonian’s second Secretary. Much like our very own Institution, it covered topics from art to zoology. Today, a new digital edition helps brings its knowledge to 21st-century viewers.”

New York Times: India’s Art History United in a Single Source

This is from last month but the resource is launching this week. New York Times: India’s Art History United in a Single Source. “The history of art in India, going back 10,000 years to the Bhimbetka cave drawings, has long been told through a Western lens or written by Indian scholars in a dense, academic style that felt inaccessible to many. But that will soon change, when the MAP Academy Encyclopedia of Indian Art arrives online on April 21. With over 2,000 initial entries, peer-reviewed by some of the world’s leading art historians and experts on South Asia, it is a project whose scope has not been tried before.”

GCN: NC rolls out criminal justice data portal

GCN: NC rolls out criminal justice data portal. “North Carolina’s Criminal Justice Analysis Center (CJAC) announced a new centralized, interactive portal for criminal justice data collected by agencies across the state. The Justice Data Portal aims to provide broad access to criminal justice data and is launching with data from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the FBI’s crime database.”