Library of Congress: Integrating Wikidata at the Library of Congress. “While we have added many external links to id.loc.gov in the past the addition of Wikidata is very different. Previously these types of mappings have been fairly static and provided by the contributing institution. With Wikidata the contributing institution is an active open community of editors. This means anyone can contribute to the process. When a Library of Congress identifier is added to a Wikidata page it will appear on id.loc.gov once the data is refreshed. Anyone can help us build connections between these two knowledge systems by adding Library of Congress identifiers to Wikidata.”
Bitcoin News: Decryptionary Helps New Investors Understand Crypto Terms. “Decryptionary provides concise definitions of many terms that are widely used in the crypto industry. You have the option to look up a specific word or phrase relating to cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers using the site’s search bar. Alternatively, you can access the full contents of the online dictionary where entries are listed by first letter or number.”
A blog post at Kottke pointed me toward Dimensions.Guide. From its front page: “Dimensions.Guide is a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world. Created as a universal resource to better communicate the basic properties, systems, and logics of our built environment, Dimensions.Guide is a free platform for increasing public and professional knowledge of life and design.” The front page when I looked at it had a bunch of furniture measurements, then I went browsing and found animals and cornhole fields and plants and TV show characters….
Deeper Blue: New Freediving Records Website Launched. “A new website has launched which aims to be the go-to source for all information about AIDA records. The … website is the brainchild of AIDA Master Instructor David Watson and will host information about all the ten freediving disciplines recognized by AIDA.” AIDA stands for Association Internationale pour le Développement de l’Apnée; the assembly member USA Freediving has a Web site at http://www.usafreediving.com/ .
Lifehacker: Learn New Teen Slang Through This Gen Z Glossary. “Oh, hello, there. I am just brushing up on my Gen Z vocabulary, thanks to this glossary shared on Twitter by a high school teacher named James Callahan. Apparently, he had been keeping a running spreadsheet of the new slang terms he would learn from his students. This week, a kid from his class tweeted screenshots of it, and then that tweet went viral, and then Callahan gave the world a gift by making the whole document public.”
Yahoo Sports: FIA calls on Motorsport Network to build database for results history. “The new FIA results website in its initial release will cover 17 FIA championships, including a comprehensive history of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 1950 onwards and a full record of all other FIA World Championships backed up with results from defunct or superseded series in sportscars, touring cars and rally. The scope of results will be progressively enhanced over the term of the agreement.”
TechCrunch: Golden unveils a Wikipedia alternative focused on emerging tech and startups. “Jude Gomila, who previously sold his mobile advertising company Heyzap to RNTS Media, is taking on a new challenge — building a “knowledge base” that can fill in Wikipedia’s blind spots, particularly when it comes to emerging technologies and startups. While Gomila is officially launching Golden today, it’s already full of content about things like the latest batch of Y Combinator startups and morphogenetic engineering. “